Summer recess is a good time to meet with your Congressperson. They are looking to connect with constituents, so let your Representative know how much you love your co-op and what a difference it is making to you and your community. Get your Rep. to become a co-sponsor of HR 3677, the National Cooperative Development Act, by reminding them Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World.
Now is the time to start planning for Co-op Month!
October is right around the corner. Hurry over to the Co-op Month website to get loads of resources and ideas on how to celebrate and educate about cooperatives.
And here you thought August was a time to relax... On the plus side: local watermelons at your food co-op! (Photo via River Valley Market Co-op)
Cooperative Development Institute:
The Northeast's Center for Cooperative Business
What's to love about co-ops? So much!
Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities
The National Cooperative Grocers Association has just released a report, a result of a collaboration with the ICA Group, that details the many ways that consumer owned food co-ops out-perform their conventional counterparts in bringing healthy, local, organic foods to their shoppers, while recycling more, paying employees better, and contributing more to their local communities.
The Old Creamery Co-op has an immediate opening for a General Manager. They're looking for someone with senior management experience in a retail food business and strong skills in financial management, marketing, problem solving, communication, and community building. They seek an inspired leader who embraces challenge and who has vision, compassion, and a sense of humor. More information about the job posting is here, as well as a link to a detailed job description.