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CoTech is a network of 30 UK tech businesses that have embraced the co-op model, working on principles of autonomy, equality and democratic control. The 30 tech businesses united under the CoTech banner, range from filmmakers to programmers; they collectively employ more than 250 staff and have... Learn more
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In 2009, three Ohio-based farm cooperatives planted the seed of a concept: work “cooperatively” to raise $50,000 for breast cancer research. Two additional cooperatives and a fleet of pink propane tankers later, “ Fueling the Cure ” has surpassed the $1 million mark. And it has no plans of stopping... Learn more
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The future of jobs, work, and workplaces is facing rampant transformation. One of the most visible changes has been the rising number of contract workers, who, according to the Freelancers’ Union, number 57.3 million people in the US. That’s 36 percent of all workers! If current trends continue, by... Learn more
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The Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug O’Brien as NCBA CLUSA’s next president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018, replacing Judy Ziewacz who will retire on December... Learn more
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In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) has validated that number. The new report , coupled with anticipated federal data from the 2017... Learn more
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A little bit of kindness goes a long way toward.....Building a Better World. Cooperatives around the U.S. demonstrate Principle 7, Concern for Community, as they commit to kindness. Count your kind acts towards the one million! Learn more and pledge today. #Coops4kindness Learn more
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The Indiana Cooperative Development Center and the Mid America Cooperative Council celebrate Co-op Week in Indiana The Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC) and the Mid America Cooperative Council (MACC) are celebrating Cooperative Week, October 15-21, along with 40,000 other cooperative... Learn more
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NCB, The National Co-op Bank, recently announced the 2017 NCB Co-op 100 and there were five Indiana Cooperatives on the list: Do-It-Best, Countrymark, Wabash Valley Power Assoc., Co-Alliance and Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Co-op. Congratulations ! To learn more about the Co-op 100 click here . Learn more
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"Before the storm ever hit, we had co-ops in inside the state and in other states volunteering and wanting to know how they could help to put systems back together so members could have power. It is part of the cooperative spirit,” said NRECA Texas Director Kerry Kelton. That co-op spirit is... Learn more
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Access to broadband is critical to the stability and growth of rural America. Courthouses, farms and businesses need high-speed internet. Broadband plays a critical for rural medicine and education and it is important to support our students and local schools. They are the lifeblood keeping rural... Learn more
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