ICDC Blog

For the ninth consecutive year, Canadians ranked credit unions first in overall Customer Service Excellence among all financial institutions in the 2013 Ipsos® Best Banking Awards

Here's a really innovative project developed by Canadian credit unions to educate consumers about credit unions.  Two young Canadians are travelling across Canada in a minivan equipped with an ATM

In a creative partnership, Michigan electric cooperatives are teaming with food pantries to help needy members save money on electric bills.  Michigan co-op members visiting food pantries will be a

The local foods movement has taken root nationwide. Where other trends have come and gone, the local foods movement is stronger than ever.

The new Elm Heights location is open for business, so please walk, bike, or drive into this lovely neighborhood to experience the latest addition to your co-op.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas are performing a mission from their history books by bringing electricity to rural residents, but this time the residents live in Guatemala.

The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) has launched a new website.  It's easy to navigate, colorful and loaded with great information.  Take a few minutes to visit the website and lea

The general contractor and Bloomingfoods staff are busy putting the finishing touches on the Elm Heights store in preparation for opening day.

On Tuesday, August 13, Hoosier Energy broke ground on their new corporate headquarters in Bloomington, IN.  The 83,000 square foot facility will improve workforce efficiency and allow more than 115

Abigail and Lauren Moseley of Emporia have been awarded honors in Cooperative Living magazine’s 2013 Youth Art Contest.

The Federaion of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund will honor a civil rights activist with a lifetime achievement award this week.  C.T.

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the national association, led by the chief executives, of Australia’s leading co-operative and mutual businesses.

On Aug. 8, a Fort Smith family was given a surprise as the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas announced that Kyle and Alisha Quenga had won a $50,000 energy efficiency home makeover.

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has proclaimed Aug. 4-10 as National Farmers Market Week.

Here's another awesome resource from the National Cooperative Grocers Association.  NCGA is pleased to launch a new culinary video resource, Co+op Kitchen. Availab

The 55 percent of the food consumed in Ecuador at the city level is produced by people who participate in cooperatives, a sector that represents 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

The Kootenay Co-op started out as a rural hippie bulk-organic-food-buying co-op in the 1970s.