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Summit Spice
 
3030 Denali Street #2
Anchorage, Alaska, US

 
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Summit Spice is hereby invited...to join Visionary Society

Claim your place! As the representative of Summit Spice you can:
– Share anything you like about how Summit Spice is making Anchorage a better place.
– Ask for help, support, schedule a meeting, raise funds, etc.
– Review each Request and add Information about your position.
– Reflect on Visionary Society review standards for How, What and Why: What does it do? How does it work? Why does it exist?
 
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This Certifies that Summit Spice
agrees to reflect on the service it provides, the way it operates,
and its impact on the community.
 
Sell nutritious, safe, and healthy food (Category: food)
 
We will engage with all stakeholders (public, staff and management):
– Always take the human element into account.
– Serve the well-being of the public and the common good.
– Be fair, just, honest, and helpful.
– Seek to understand the direct and indirect effects of what we do.
 
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Benefits of becoming a Visionary Society member
– Show your customers and staff that you care about improving the community. Display the Visionary Society certificate.
– Display Visionary News for [Salem] to engage your customers in building a better community.
– Invite customers to join your Visionary Place page, attracting and keeping loyal customers. 
– Participate in your Visionary Place page as much as you wish (showing how you're helping the community, responding to Requests, improving your business, and creating opportunities for customers.).
– Explore the Topic to decide how to make this place truly meaningful. If you like, offer it at your business for staff and customers.
(Purchase a display ad in Visionary News. Tier 2 members receive a free display ad.)
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What is a meaningful cafe?
Category: {title2}
Sell nutritious, safe, and healthy food
Conditions under which food is produced should be ethical, including treatment of animals, workers, and the earth.
Support local producers and suppliers.
Encourage thought, discussion, and community.
Prices, staff salaries, and use of profits should be fair.
Be open about the nature of food (GMOs, pesticides, ingredients, etc.).
Serve the well-being of your customers.

These principles are the culmination of a Topic and are suggestions for how to think about a cafe. Explore the Topic to explore and reach your own Vision!
 
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What are Visionary Society Places?

Explore Places to understand the true value of the places you use or interest you

Use Visionary Society Places the way you might use businesses on Yelp or Tripadvisor, but instead of thinking of the quality of the product or service only, look at the big picture. How do they treat their staff and their suppliers? Are they fair and honest with their customers? Do they claim to be ethical while taking advantage of foreign labor, or damaging the environment? Are they open about how the business is run? What makes Visionary Society Places different?

Think of the cafes you use, the cinemas you go to, or any place you use or are interested in. Are your local news stations providing balanced coverage? Are the big malls driving out small businesses? Now, you can hold them accountable for their actions.

Rate and review Places according to how they are improving the community, and track their progress. Become an active participant – not just a passive consumer – in the places you use or follow.


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► Easily add any Place to your Profile by clicking "Add to My Places"

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Most review sites look at how satisfying a place is. We provide a way to rate and review Places in a deeper way, using the categories What, Why and How.

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9/19/2016
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"Any tea house is going to get five stars…
specially one that takes tea seriously and offers seating where you can relax and study. The one thing that interferes with this significantly at Summit Spice and Tea is the music. It's loud enough to interfere with thought and it is often popular, commercial music. They do have great tea and I'll take the simple Hong Kong Milk Tea every time.
 
 
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– The item should primarly serve others, rather than a personal or business interest. Do you expect your company to benefit financially from this offering, more than the cost of the offering?
– It should be beneficial to others, by providing a practical or lasting benefit.

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Request: food
 
 
Spaces for community, reflection, discussion, peace and quiet
 
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Spaces for community, reflection, discussion, peace and quiet
 
 
Create a quiet area where those who wish can be free of the impact of hypnotic music. Create music free spaces or spaces where music is low enough so that one's own private thoughts can be heard.
Any place that pipes in music ought to think about the impact on the lives of their guests. Combat mass culture. Encourage thought, reflection and discussion. We have the right to reflect!
 
 

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Request: Food
 
 
Real livable wage for coffee workers
 
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Real livable wage for coffee workers
 
 
Those who grow, pick and prepare the coffee beans we buy should earn a living wage. More than 'fair trade,' these workers should be able to afford decent housing, healthy food, and more.
Cafes should work together to purchase supplies from cooperatives that can guarantee that the workers are paid fairly.
 
 

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Encourage staff and customers to think about your place
 
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Introduce staff and customers to your Visionary Society page and encourage them to take part in exploring and supporting ways to make your business better. Offer the Visionary Society class
to staff and customers on your premises or at a convenient location (a single meeting lasting 1 - 2 hours). Support your staff in taking the Visionary Society Pledge (to decide on the meaning of thoughtful, ethical work in this kind of place).

We are all in this together. Everyone involved in a business should think about it and help make it better.
 
 

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Share the story of your business and the people who work there
 
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Share the story of your business and the people who work there
 
 
A business is more than a way to make money or sell a product or service. It is a part of the community. Help your customers understand who you are and what brings you here. What is the purpose of this place? What are your personal interests in it? What are your hopes and dreams for its future?
 
 

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Requests are a new way to interact with the businesses and organizations you use, asking them to be more thoughtful and to change for the better. Learn more

► Requests should be fair and reasonable
They should recognize the valid interests of the management and offer a practical choice for them to take action and produce results.

► Requests should be presented in a positive, helpful way
We see ourselves as working together to make a better place - collaboratively, not confrontationally.

► Present it in a way that could apply to all places of that type
For example, 'Supermarkets should sell meat from animals that have not been tortured,' not 'Safeway should stop selling eggs from caged chickens.'

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► Keep it short
Visionary Society entries should be about a paragraph. Feel free to add as many entries on different subjects as you like.
► Information must have a Source
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► Select a Request that the Information is related to
Requests are validated, so this ensures that Information is relevant and not frivolous. Information shows how a Place succeeds or fails in meeting the terms of a Request
► Keep it short
Visionary Society entries should be about a paragraph. Feel free to add as many entries on different subjects as you like.
► Information must have a Source
We use basic journalism standards. Select one of three Source types: a web link to a published document, a publication name and date, or upload a document or image yourself.
 
 
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