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NCB, The National Co-op Bank, recently announced the 2017 NCB Co-op 100 and there were five Indiana Cooperatives on the list: Do-It-Best, Countrymark, Wabash Valley Power Assoc., Co-Alliance and Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Co-op. Congratulations ! To learn more about the Co-op 100 click here . Learn more
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As many of us watch or participate in the movement to improve the lives of service workers through raising the minimum wage, another, more radical story is being told on the margins: the story of worker-owned cooperatives, which have the potential to change the way we work. Read more about how... Learn more
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As many of us watch or participate in the movement to improve the lives of service workers through raising the minimum wage, another, more radical story is being told on the margins: the story of worker-owned cooperatives, which have the potential to change the way we work. Read more about how... Learn more
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Join us on Nov. 9 for the Indiana Cooperative Summit. Take this opportunity to meet and network with other cooperatives. Help us celebrate the Cooperative Hero of the Year - Bruce Ingraham (recently retired from Beacon Credit Union) and the 32 rural electric cooperative employees being honored with... Learn more
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The Co-cyclists have returned to Amherst, MA, completing their 4,000 mile journey. Co-cycler Riko Fluchel made some reflections along the way. Below is a short excerpt: We have seen so many examples of how co-ops (particularly worker co-ops) have empowered individuals, and in extension, entire... Learn more
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Indiana had two representatives - Debbie Trocha, Executive Director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center and Rod Kelsay, Executive Dirctor of the Mid America Cooperative Council - among the 150 cooperative leaders from all sectors of the economy and corners of the nation who met with top... Learn more
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USDA-Rural Development recently named the largest 100 ag co-ops (by sales) for 2010. These co-ops reported near record revenue of $118 billion in 2010, a 4 percent increase over 2009. Net income also increased from $2.16 billion in 2009 to $2.39 billion in 2010. Leading the revenue increases were... Learn more
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The community of Lawrence, KS has long been a supporter of cooperatives. From nursery schools, to food, to finance, to housing, Lawrence has a co-op to fit these needs. Learn more about these Kansas co-ops at http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/apr/02/community-embraces-co-ops/ . Learn more
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According to experts,health care costs in this country are spiraling out of control. One big-picture indicator is that the United States annually spends nearly $8,000 per capita on health care, about double the amount in most developed nations. Health insurance premiums rose 138 percent from 1999... Learn more
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Ever wonder if your business idea would make a good cooperative? Take a stroll on your favorite search engine and you'll find a number of amazing cooperative businesses. Think - beer ( www.blackstar.coop ), cabs ( www.unioncab.coop ), home health care (Circle of Care Cooperatives in Wisconsin), on-... Learn more
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