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Here's another example of how credit unions show "concern for their communities"......1st Financial Federal Credit Union accepts invitation to become the financial partner with the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office and S.L.A.T.E. for the latter’s Summer Youth Employment and Financial Capability... Learn more
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The establishment of cooperatives prevent social exclusion and directly and indirectly economically empower one-billion people worldwide, South Africa's Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said. The top 300 cooperative enterprises, operating in some of the most competitive industries,... Learn more
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Within the past decade, three forms of worker-owned and/or managed types of organizing work places are now functioning. Out of 5.7 million firms in the United States, the Census Bureau considers that fewer than 300 are worker-owned cooperatives, but they are growing. Read more about this great... Learn more
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On Thursday, June 26th the New York City Council will vote to approve the city's annual budget, which contains a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. This investment – the largest to date by a city government – represents an endorsement of worker cooperatives as a... Learn more
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Leaders from food cooperatives around the country will gather in Madison, WI, next week to share best practices in improving operations, governance, consumer education and marketing strategies. The CCMA conference is jointly sponsored by NCBA CLUSA and the University of Wisconsin Urban Cooperative... Learn more
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Spain’s agrifood cooperatives have weathered one of the most challenging economic periods in the country’s history, posting an 8 per cent increase in turnover in 2013. The sector saw turnover rise and created more jobs last year in spite of economic downturn Read more about the resiliency of Spain'... Learn more
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In the $400 billion business of retail electricity, where Internet giants are angling for customers, cooperatives must be more than just safe, affordable and reliable. They must flaunt the co-op difference. “Anybody can be safe, affordable and reliable—IOUs do it all day,” said Mike Williams, CEO... Learn more
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Through her extensive research, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles how African Americans used cooperative economic practices to help each other survive and how those practices related to the Black civil rights and economic equality movements. The book could have a dramatic effect on our view of... Learn more
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April Is National Volunteer Month. Volunteering is one of the best ways to help those in need and it's close to our farm families' hearts. Many of Cabot's farmer-owners are volunteers. Volunteers can make a huge difference in the lives of others and just might have a positive impact on their own... Learn more
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Credit Unions for Kids, in partnership with CUNA and the World Council of Credit Unions, announced this week that a one-day fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be held Oct. 16 to celebrate International Credit Union Day. Learn more about how Credit Unions are showing... Learn more
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