Monthly Archives: February 2013

We Need Everyone to Send a Quick Location Request

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Easier than sitting in a bustle

It takes less than a minute to submit a location request to Trader Joe’s, but will make a huge impact! Trader Joe’s has people read each and every request, and if we send hundreds right now – just as they are receiving our materials – it will speak volumes. Our plan is to inundate them with location requests so they’ll be hearing our message from every possible source.

The form is very simple. You can add a comment telling them why you want Trader Joe’s here or leave that part blank. The important thing is to send Trader Joe’s as many Champaign-Urbana/Central Illinois requests as we can this week! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and send a quick request right now.

(Thank you to everyone for sticking with this campaign until the end. Like mentioned in the last post, this isn’t going to be successful without your involvement and help. So thank you for taking a few minutes to help make a Central Illinois Trader Joe’s a reality!)

 

Update: If you are viewing this post from a mobile device, the location requests page won’t come up through the above link. You need to pull up the full web page through the link at the bottom of the page, then click on “About Us,”  then click on the “Location Request” on the lower right. It’s complicated, but well worth it! Keep those location requests coming…

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Trader Joe’s 4 C-U Package Details

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As promised, here are more details about the package of materials that was just sent to Trader Joe’s corporate. Our professionally designed portfolio included the following:

→ Trader Joe’s 4 C-U: Who We Are

A letter of introduction outlining how our movement started, what we’re about, and summarizing all that we have accomplished

→ Spreadin’ the Word: Articles and Links

Links and printouts of this blog, our Facebook page, and Twitter feed. Also in the section is copy of the printable flyer, and both links and hard copies of the articles from Chambanmoms.com, The News-Gazette, and WCIA-3, plus the mentions in the News-Gazette and Daily Illini letters to the editor

→ Big Joes for TJ’s: Letters of Support

Support letters from four prominent city officials

→ Thousands of Average Joes: The Petition

A printed out copy of the entire petition, with the original petition letter and the name and city of each signer

→ Our Fabulous City: Champaign-Urbana

Two articles from local magazines about the local economy and why our area is a great place to invest, information on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a full map of Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas

→ Homes for Joe: Developer Bids

Full proposals from four developers, The Atkins Group, Olsen and Associates Architects, Fox Development, and Thompson Land Company

At the back of the package we enclosed a visitor’s guide to Champaign-Urbana which gives additional highlights about our area and showcases the many great aspects of the Central Illinois community.

The next step: inundate Trader Joe’s with location requests! A separate post about the importance of this is forthcoming, but it is vital that we politely besiege Trader Joe’s with requests right now as they are getting our materials. Thank you for joining in this campaign – it wouldn’t be possible without every single person’s involvement!

Sneak Peek

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Almost ready to ship

Almost ready to ship

We’re finishing up the package to send to Trader Joe’s corporate office. It will be mailed later on today. We are only 30 signatures away from the 4,000 mark! It would be much more powerful if we could hit 4,000 before we mail this off so that we can include the 4,000 number in our materials. If we each try and get a few more signatures, just a few more people on board, we can do it. Email the link to the petition, share on Facebook, and/or retweet on Twitter… there are so many easy ways to let people know about this movement. Just 30 more signatures – let’s get it done!