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Jan 24, 2012
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

IDC-USA has partnered with fellow cooperative Independent Stationers to provide IDC Owner-Disributors with a comprehensive IDC Member Advantage Program for office supplies.  Members of both cooperatives are independently owned and operated organizations bringing local expertise to the market that can't be found at the "big box" stores. 

During the International Year of the Cooperative,... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperation, cooperatives, coop, partnership
Jan 24, 2012
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

We're pleased to announce the 3rd annual Up & Coming Up & Running conference which will take place on Fri-Sat, March 9-10 in Bloomington, Indiana. This year we’ve expanded our workshops and added more topics around operational issues and governance. Learn about Model Start-up Governance Policies, Building a Food Service Program in your... Read more >

Topics: Networking, Technical Assistance Tags: food, co-op, start up, food co-op, planning, new
Jan 12, 2012
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

According to the Social Business Australia, Hugh Jackman is a supporter of cooperatives. "I know from first hand experience making the Seeds of Hope documentary for World Vision that co-operatives give people the practical means to change their lives for the better." Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops, Networking Tags: coop, co-op, international, cooperative
Jan 12, 2012
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. With the theme of "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World", the Year seeks to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives all over the world.   The United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/64/136 encourages everyone to take advantage of the IYC to promote cooperatives and... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: cooperatives, 2012, international
Oct 5, 2011
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Indiana Cooperative Summit is a great platform for interaction with peers and professionals from across the state and beyond… that invaluable, important personal networking. Register today at www.indianasummit.coop! Read more >

Topics: Networking, Technical Assistance Tags: Summit
Sep 22, 2011
Annie Watts, Marketing Communications Consultant, Annie Watts Food Marketing Communications LLC

It’s exciting that 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative. And I’m looking forward to the 2011 Indiana Cooperative Summit… Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: Hall of Fame, Summit
Sep 15, 2011
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The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative, but you don’t have to travel the world to see how successful the cooperative business model can be. In Indianapolis on October 28, leaders from a variety of cooperatives will gather for the fifth annual Indiana Cooperative Summit. Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops, Networking Tags: IYC, United Nations
Sep 8, 2011
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The International Year of Cooperatives (2012) is a fantastic opportunity for cooperatives around the world to raise consumer awareness of their individual co-ops, the cooperative business model, and the important role that co-ops play in serving local and global communities. Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: IYC
Sep 6, 2011
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Shopping at farmers markets is one of the best ways to support farms, farmers and local economies. Read more >

Topics: Networking, Technical Assistance Tags: Farmers Markets
Sep 2, 2011
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Want to recognize your favorite cooperator for their efforts in your cooperative and/or community? Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops, Networking Tags: Summit

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