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Nov 1, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

What could you do with $1.7 billion in a city of around 200,000, where 33 percent of households live below the federal poverty line?

The city of Rochester, with Mayor Lovely Warren at the helm and supported... Read more >

Topics: Technical Assistance Tags: Rochester, cooperatives, Northern Crescent, disadvantaged, poverty
Oct 27, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug O’Brien as NCBA CLUSA’s next president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018, replacing Judy Ziewacz who will retire on December 31, 2017. Read full story... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: NCBA, NCBA CLUSA, Doug O'Brien, Judy Ziewacz, National Cooperative Business Association
Oct 24, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

On September 19, 2017 the Rhode Island General Assembly passed Senator Donna Nesslebush’s Senate Bill 0676 Sub A and Representative Shelby Maldonado’s House Bill H6155, “Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships.”... Read more >

Topics: Success Story Tags: co-ops, cooiperatives, worker co-ops, Rhode Island
Oct 19, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) has validated that number. The new report, coupled with anticipated federal data from the 2017 Economic Census, will put the U.S. at the forefront in... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: co-op, cooperative, economy, US economy
Oct 18, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

A little bit of kindness goes a long way toward.....Building a Better World. Cooperatives around the U.S. demonstrate Principle 7, Concern for Community, as they commit to kindness. Count your kind acts towards the one million! ... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, co-ops, pledge, kindness, prinicple 7, p7
Oct 13, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Indiana Cooperative Development Center and the Mid America Cooperative Council celebrate Co-op Week in Indiana

The Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC) and the Mid America Cooperative Council (MACC) are celebrating Cooperative Week, October 15-21, along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide. “Cooperatives... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: co-op, cooperatives, Indiana, ICDC, MACC
Oct 11, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

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... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: cooperatives, coops, co-op, NCB, National Coop Bank, Coop 100
Sep 20, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have earned international acclaim for their success in using innovative technology to bring jobs and investment to Kentucky. To better gain attention for communities located primarily in rural Kentucky, the co-ops have developed ground-breaking tools to showcase Kentucky’s resources to industries looking to expand or relocate. Since the beginning of... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: Kentucky, rural, economic development, rural electric
Sep 7, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) is a community run food cooperative started in July 2016. They purchase food directly from local farmers and bring it home to neighbors, family, friends, and anyone who wants good fresh food! They also host a monthly cooking demonstration and community potluck.

WHEN: Every Second Saturday of the month 3-5pm LOCATION: Kheprw Institute -... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: food, co-op, cooperative, Kheprw
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

"Before the storm ever hit, we had co-ops in inside the state and in other states volunteering and wanting to know how they could help to put systems back together so members could have power. It is part of the cooperative spirit,” said NRECA Texas Director Kerry Kelton.  That co-op spirit is embodied in the 6th co-op prinicple - Cooperation Among Cooperatives.  This principle is reflected in... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: power, energy, co-ops, cooperatives, Texas, hurricane

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