Gamehenge Tapers Co-op is a not-for-profit organization that was created to serve the Portland tapers community. The tapers community is a hobby based community that trades live recordings for personal use, never for commercial gain. The Co-op will provide this community with the equipment needed to further the taping of shows which in effect supports the trading community as well (people who trade these live shows for personal consumption only). The Co-op sells the recording equipment at wholesale prices + a low overhead percentage. By offering the members heavily discounted rates, it encourages them to become more active tapers. Because the organization is a not-for-profit co-op, members are willing to volunteer their time to help the organization allowing it to become successful. The organization exists to support the trading community.
Membership dues and a small charge for overhead will allow the organization to cover costs associated with doing business and allow it to slowly grow. Gamehenge Tapers Co-op will be increasing their membership roster by at least 20% per year.
The objectives for the first three years of operation include:
- To create a co-op whose #1 goal is to serve its members.
- To increase the membership base by 20% each year.
- To provide the Portland traders community with cost + overhead deals on CD-R media, microphones, CD-RWs and DAT recorders.
- To develop a sustainable co-op.
Gamehenge Tapers Co-op' s mission is to serve the Portland tapers community. We exist to attract and maintain customers. When we adhere to this maxim, everything else will fall in to place. Our services will exceed the expectations of our customers.