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
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!