“Through Kettering Health Network’s employee membership matching program, we are creating an opportunity to support individuals that want to get involved with the community, as well as provide support to Gem City Market,” said Roy Chew, president of Kettering Health Network, in a statement.
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Kettering Health set a goal of having 1,000 employees buy discounted shares. About 550 have already taken advantage of the offer.
The health care system quietly launched its promotion in June.
Gem City Market says it needs to sell 2,000 memberships before the grocery store opens.
Kettering Health is helping the market reach the finish line. As of today, the market had sold about 1,630 shares and topped the $2 million mark in its capital campaign.
Kettering Health also helped the market with its $4.2 million capital campaign goal by donating $100,000 in December.
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During a presentation today, Kettering Health gave the market a check for $27,500, which was payment for its subsidy of its workers’ memberships.