Monday, December 29, 2008

Capitalization Plan

Once we get the logo, the capitalization committee will put together a package for the potential founding sponsors. We will have to work with a printer and I'm not sure what the costs will be but we will have to pony up for the initial printing. When I get prices I'll post them so everyone is aware. So far I have only spoken to Hill Top Graphics in Leonardtown. If there is another local printer I should look at, please let me know. Since we are initially offering to members/families, SMCty and Leonardtown I would like to get a sense of how many members/family are interested in the equity certificates and at what level? Please let me know. That way we may be able to get some cash before the actual printing. Does anyone know where we can get a seal for the COOP? I would prefer the embossing type over the ink type.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Facility and finance

I have asked Laschelle to set up a meeting with Chris to discuss the timeline for the winery. Hope to find out from him if it is feasible to plan to open in the fall or not. If not then we will need to discuss alternatives. If so then we continue on and notify all members that we will anticipate needing and using their grapes.
On another angle, I extracted some of the information in the business plan and consolidated it into a short version for use in the prospectus. If anyone wants to see it and to edit it for me please give me an email and I will send it along.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

This is not so hard after all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hello Coop!

Welcome to our blog!

There are many things happening with our group and with the winery these days. This blog is here to help us all better communicate around important issues and events. This blog will also be a record of things we're doing and thinking about as we move along in establishing our winery, grow our grapes, and promote our area.

I'd like to say to everyone: Way to be there!