Jeremy DeChario

Position title: General Manager/CEO

Website: Syracuse Cooperative Market

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Jeremy DeChario graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in 2010. He moved to Syracuse to be with his long-time partner, and, having no idea what to do with a Liberal Arts degree, he got a part time job at the Co-op. After filling multiple roles, he was hired as the Co-op’s General Manager in 2014. In his time as General Manager he has nearly doubled the sales at the original Kensington location, investing in improved infrastructure and expanding fresh departments. He opened the Co-op’s second location in the Salt City Market in 2021 after seven years of searching for a location in Syracuse’s Downtown neighborhood.

He currently serves on the Board of the Syracuse Onondaga Food Systems Alliance and is a Co-Director of Salt City DISHES, a community-based food-centric public arts microgrant dinner. He has served on the Board of the Friends of the Central Library, the Onondaga County Democratic Party. He is passionate about small-scale neighborhood grocery; supporting the local, organic food system; and growing the cooperative economy.