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Nov 7, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Congratulations to Indianapolis’ Mayfield Green Cooperative, the 2018 recipient of the Cooperative Star Award.  Presented recently at the National Assoc of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) annual conference, the award recognizes a co-op that displays sound leadership, management, and creates a particular value for its members. The co-op should have systems in place to assure prudent preservation of... Read more >

Topics: Success Story
Oct 29, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Indiana Cooperative Development Center was just awarded a grant from the Howard Bowers Fund in support of the 2019 Up & Coming Conference.  Thank you to the Howard Bowers Fund and all the food co-ops whose contributions to and support of the Howard Bowers Fund made this grant possible. The Howard Bowers Fund strengthens the food co-op community through training and... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: CDF, Cooperative Development Foundation, Howard Bowers, scholarships
Oct 17, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Global Food Security Act last week, codifying through 2023 funding for the critical food security initiative, Feed the Future. NCBA CLUSA was the first Feed the Future implementer in Senegal with the Yaajeende program and continues to work with Feed the Future in Senegal and Indonesia.

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Oct 16, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

National Cooperative Bank, known for providing banking solutions tailored to meet the needs of cooperatives and their members nationwide, just released its annual NCB Co-op 100®,... Read more >

Oct 9, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Mayor Hogsett and Governor Holcomb have both proclaimed October at Employee Ownership Month in Indianapolis and Indiana respectively.  Research has shown that Employee-Ownership is good for our citizens, our state, and our economy.  Join us in... Read more >

Tags: ESOPs, employee ownership
Oct 9, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed Oct. 14-20 as Co-op Week in Indiana!  Help us celebrate by visiting a co-op, shopping at a co-op, buying a co-op made/branded product.  
Studies show that consumers want to do business with companies that share their values, making today’s... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: co-ops, cooperatives, P6, p7, Indiana
Sep 26, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Senator Todd Young was the first recipient of NCBA CLUSA’s Cooperative IMPACT Champion Award, presented at a Policy Breakfast on Capitol Hill, Oct. 4, during the Co-op IMPACT Conference.... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: Senator Todd Young, Todd Young, IMPACT conference, cooperatives, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, NCBA CLUSA, NCBA
Aug 8, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

This year's International Youth Day, observed on August 12, focuses on creating safe spaces for young people—places where they can come together, engage in activities that address their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision-making and freely express themselves. Click... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: youth, international, cooperatives, co-ops
Aug 1, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The cooperative movement is at a crossroads. With American economic growth largely concentrated in a small number of highly populated urban areas, swaths of the country continue to feel disconnected from their economy and unsure about the future. Cooperators know that ownership is the path to an inclusive economy that works for everyone. At IMPACT 2018, we’ll embrace this cooperative moment... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops, Networking Tags: co-ops, cooperatives, impact, conference, registration
Jul 12, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Credit unions once again beat banks in ... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: credit unions, Forbes, banks

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This Saturday, August 12, people worldwide will celebrate International Youth Day. Observed annually on August 12 since 2000, this United...Read more
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