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Cooperatives are a way for independent business owners to compete against growing corporate consolidation. Ideas for cooperatives often start with a conversation among friends around the kitchen table or while out for dinner. The Veterinary Cooperative (TVC) was the brain child of a dinner... Learn more
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Some parts of Co-op Nation require a passport to visit—such as Costa Rica, where NRECA International helped get two electric cooperatives started half a century ago. In 1965, the co-ops barely had 600 members combined. Today that number is well past 144,000. Read more at http://www.ect.coop/editors... Learn more
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You've always known you were a wizard in the kitchen. Or . . . maybe not. Maybe you're a kitchen klutz, and you couldn't boil your way out of a box of pasta. Fear not! Cabot Creamery Cooperative has just the tool to turn you into a kitchen contender. With Cabot's personalized Recipe Box, you can... Learn more
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Like a team of super heroes, the members of the Lluke coop respond to the needs of communities and cooperatives throughout Chile. Each member of the consulting group offers their own individual expertise and creative problem solving skills. Their work focuses on energy saving and community... Learn more
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Starting a new food co-op or in your first years of operation? Up and Coming, Up and Running 2013 , held in Bloomington, Indiana, March 1 & 2, with optional in-depth workshops on February 28, offers the resources and connections needed to move your co-op from dream to reality, ensuring your... Learn more
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As more and more baby boomers retire, many are looking to simplify their lives. Housing issues are one area that often come up in conversation. Many boomers are tired of housing maintenance, yard maintenance, shoveling snow, and the list goes on. Cooperatives could offer an alternative housing... Learn more
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CHS, a farmer-owned cooperative, has pledged to match all monetary donations to the Montana Food Bank Network from March 1-16 through their Harvest Fund and Food Drive. This is an opportunity for Montana residents to double their contributions to the Montana Food Bank Network and to help out those... Learn more
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To celebrate the International Year of the Co-op, The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA), the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives are sponsoring "My Co-op Rocks" a photo and video... Learn more
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Are you planning a new food co-op in your community or have you recently opened a food co-op? If so, the 3rd Annual Food Co-op Start-up Conference is for you. A cooperative effort between the Indiana Cooperative Development Center, Bloomingfoods and the Food Co-op Initiative, The conference is a... Learn more
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