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May 23, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Congratulations to the 2018 inductees: Paul Bradley, Marilyn Scholl, Rosemary Mahoney and Rudy Hanley. Thank you for your leadership, courage, and commitment to cooperatives.

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Topics: Networking Tags: Hall of Fame, cooperatives, cooperative heroes
Apr 25, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Thanks to everyone who helped make Up & Coming 2018 a huge success - attendees, speakers, partners, Outpost Natural Foods and our sponsors.

In the Co-op Lab, some 278 aspiring co-op scientists explored proven theories and boldly experiemented with new ideas. Over two and a half days, we tested those new ideas, collected tons of data, made some new friends... Read more >

Apr 25, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The most recent annual employment figures show that metropolitan America is adding jobs at a faster rate than rural America. Nonmetropolitan America still doesn't have as many jobs as it did before the recession, annual figures show.

New annual job numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirm that the effects of the Great Recession went deeper and have lasted longer in rural... Read more >

Topics: Technical Assistance Tags: rural jobs, rural, rural America, urban, jobs
Jan 22, 2018
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Up & Coming Scholarship Fund is now open.  Applications are due, via email only, Monday, Feb. 5.  Notification will be sent via email on Feb. 12. Read more >

Dec 22, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The future of jobs, work, and workplaces is facing rampant transformation. One of the most visible changes has been the rising number of contract workers, who, according to the Freelancers’ Union, number 57.3 million people in the US. That’s 36 percent of all workers! If current... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: Gig economy, cooperatives, platform economy
Nov 1, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

What could you do with $1.7 billion in a city of around 200,000, where 33 percent of households live below the federal poverty line?

The city of Rochester, with Mayor Lovely Warren at the helm and supported... Read more >

Topics: Technical Assistance Tags: Rochester, cooperatives, Northern Crescent, disadvantaged, poverty
Oct 27, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug O’Brien as NCBA CLUSA’s next president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018, replacing Judy Ziewacz who will retire on December 31, 2017. Read full story... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: NCBA, NCBA CLUSA, Doug O'Brien, Judy Ziewacz, National Cooperative Business Association
Oct 24, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

On September 19, 2017 the Rhode Island General Assembly passed Senator Donna Nesslebush’s Senate Bill 0676 Sub A and Representative Shelby Maldonado’s House Bill H6155, “Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships.”... Read more >

Topics: Success Story Tags: co-ops, cooiperatives, worker co-ops, Rhode Island
Oct 19, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) has validated that number. The new report, coupled with anticipated federal data from the 2017 Economic Census, will put the U.S. at the forefront in... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: co-op, cooperative, economy, US economy
Oct 18, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

A little bit of kindness goes a long way toward.....Building a Better World. Cooperatives around the U.S. demonstrate Principle 7, Concern for Community, as they commit to kindness. Count your kind acts towards the one million! ... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, co-ops, pledge, kindness, prinicple 7, p7

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