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Oct 2, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

When it comes to “buying local,” co-ops wrote the book. That’s because cooperatives are homegrown by everyday people who join together to solve a problem or meet a need. Did you know the co-ops in your community are owned and democratically controlled by people just like you? Cooperatives are part of America’s do-it-yourself tradition. With a proven track record, cooperatives are everywhere, in every industry, including credit unions, farmer co-ops, energy co-ops, food co-ops, and more!

October is Co-op Month, a celebration of the many ways co-ops are building better communities through the power of cooperation. 

Read more at http://racinecountyeye.com/take-ownership-during-co-op-month-october-2015/.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, democratically controlled Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 29, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Here's another example of Cooperatives putting Principle 7 into action:  Concern for Community......

It was a day of memories accompanied by deep sighs, awed expressions, some laughs and a few tears as 68 Kentucky veterans viewed war and military memorials erected in their honor. The record contingent of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans traveled to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26 as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives partnered with the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter to make the trip possible.

To read more go to http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/veterans-take-part-in-honor-flight/article_20a77894-e4d5-5967-8107-b6048a4bad98.html.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, principle 7, touchstone energy, Kentucky Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 29, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Here's another example of Cooperatives putting Principle 7 into action:  Concern for Community......

It was a day of memories accompanied by deep sighs, awed expressions, some laughs and a few tears as 68 Kentucky veterans viewed war and military memorials erected in their honor. The record contingent of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans traveled to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26 as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives partnered with the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter to make the trip possible.

To read more go to http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/veterans-take-part-in-honor-flight/article_20a77894-e4d5-5967-8107-b6048a4bad98.html.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, principle 7, touchstone energy, Kentucky Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 28, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

To mark the 90 years of Singapore's cooperative movement, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) has put together a commemorative book and a travelling exhibition. The story of cooperatives started in 1925, way back before Independence. Back then, credit co-ops were formed to offer safe banking services and loans with affordable re-payment rates to workers.

Read more of the history of cooperatives in Singapore at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/exhibition-book/2152826.html.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, Singapore, SNCF Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 28, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

To mark the 90 years of Singapore's cooperative movement, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) has put together a commemorative book and a travelling exhibition. The story of cooperatives started in 1925, way back before Independence. Back then, credit co-ops were formed to offer safe banking services and loans with affordable re-payment rates to workers.

Read more of the history of cooperatives in Singapore at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/exhibition-book/2152826.html.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, Singapore, SNCF Comments: [comment_count]

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