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On Thursday, June 26th the New York City Council will vote to approve the city's annual budget, which contains a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. This investment – the largest to date by a city government – represents an endorsement of worker cooperatives as a... Learn more
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Leaders from food cooperatives around the country will gather in Madison, WI, next week to share best practices in improving operations, governance, consumer education and marketing strategies. The CCMA conference is jointly sponsored by NCBA CLUSA and the University of Wisconsin Urban Cooperative... Learn more
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Spain’s agrifood cooperatives have weathered one of the most challenging economic periods in the country’s history, posting an 8 per cent increase in turnover in 2013. The sector saw turnover rise and created more jobs last year in spite of economic downturn Read more about the resiliency of Spain'... Learn more
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In the $400 billion business of retail electricity, where Internet giants are angling for customers, cooperatives must be more than just safe, affordable and reliable. They must flaunt the co-op difference. “Anybody can be safe, affordable and reliable—IOUs do it all day,” said Mike Williams, CEO... Learn more
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Through her extensive research, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles how African Americans used cooperative economic practices to help each other survive and how those practices related to the Black civil rights and economic equality movements. The book could have a dramatic effect on our view of... Learn more
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April Is National Volunteer Month. Volunteering is one of the best ways to help those in need and it's close to our farm families' hearts. Many of Cabot's farmer-owners are volunteers. Volunteers can make a huge difference in the lives of others and just might have a positive impact on their own... Learn more
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Credit Unions for Kids, in partnership with CUNA and the World Council of Credit Unions, announced this week that a one-day fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be held Oct. 16 to celebrate International Credit Union Day. Learn more about how Credit Unions are showing... Learn more
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During the past decade, the credit union industry has embraced the importance of corporate social responsibility and launched a myriad of initiatives to enhance sustainability. From small credit unions to the NCUA, the efforts to reduce environmental impact extend far beyond Earth Day, which has... Learn more
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The Scranton Equity Exchange is an amazing example of how cooperatives care for their communities. In this tiny community of less than 300, the "Equity" operates a number of businesses all in an effort to keep Scranton from becoming another North Dakota ghost town. Go to http://www... Learn more
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Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young’s film “SHIFT CHANGE” will premiere at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6 on KCTS 9. The documentary explores employee-owned businesses succeeding in today’s economy. Dworkin and Young filmed six worker cooperatives in the U.S. and in the Basque Country of Spain. The pair has... Learn more
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