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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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Non-profits, religious organizations and county boards of education served by RESA 8 in West Virginia now have the opportunity to use two new cooperatives to save money. RESA 8 is now a participating member of two cooperatives, WV AEPA, (Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies), and Tips, (... Learn more
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Electric cooperative staffers, local athletes, police and firefighters combined bald heads with green bucks to boost pediatric cancer research, treatment and prevention, as hundreds shaved their heads to honor kids battling devastating diseases. “This is the seventh year we’ve supported the St... Learn more
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By now it may be easier to trick your dog into giving up his favorite toy than finding a free checking account at a bank. Although the banks may “giveth” and then “taketh” away, the good news is that credit unions haven’t given up on offering a free account. Currently, approximately 72% of the... Learn more
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Farmers grouped under cooperative Tuzamurane in Muhanga District have seen their crop yields increase due to modern farming training they underwent. The cooperative, operating in Cyeza Sector comprises 899 members, 504 of whom are women. The cooperative head said Rwarri trains farmers in modern... Learn more
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