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December 2017

Workshop at the 2017 RootSkills Conference

December 2, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH United States

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present at this year's RootSkills Conference. CDI's Lynda Brushett will lead a workshop called Business Structure Matters: Cooperatives Root the New Economy in Democratic Values on Saturday, December 2nd. The workshop is part of the conference's Fundraising track. What will you learn? How cooperatively structured businesses and organizations provide needed products and services, pay their bills and live their principles and values to change the economy and build community How to determine if a…

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Workshop at the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference

December 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Boston Park Plaza Hotel Boston, MA United States + Google Map

CDI's Jonah Fertig is leading a workshop at the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference in Boston. The conference will bring together leaders in, and advocates of, food security, sustainable agriculture and social justice movements to discuss their range of perspectives, how these areas overlap, and how to support one another’s work. More information on the workshop: New American Farmers & Co-op Farm Innovators New Americans are working together in the Northeast to access land, markets, equipment and infrastructure. These cooperatives are helping…

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January 2018

“Innovations in Housing” at the Great Falls Forum

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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Jeanee Wright, a Cooperative Development Specialist in CDI's NEROC program, will speak on an "Innovations in Housing" panel at the January edition of the Great Falls Forum in Lewiston, Maine. Please join us! The event will take place on Thursday, January 25th from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Lewiston Public Library's Callahan Hall. The program is free and no advance registration is required. The Forum is a bring-your-own lunch event.  Coffee, tea and bottled water are available at the program.…

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New Economy Summit: Building A Resilient Social Venture Ecosystem

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Worcester State University Student Center, 486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602 United States
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Free - $100
Banner image for the New Economy Summit, reading: "Building A Resilient Social Venture Ecosystem"

CDI partner Worcester Roots and the Social Venture Collaborative are organizing the 2nd annual New Economy Summit. The event will convene social entrepreneurs, social change practitioners, educational institutions, students, the business community, and others who share the goal of creating a just, equitable, and sustainable world. This day-long event will serve as a powerful forum for making and strengthening connections, as well as building ongoing collaboration. Participants will engage in various interactive activities designed to strengthen a regional ecosystem and…

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March 2018

Presentation for Union of Maine Visual Artists

March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Kimball Studios, 191 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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You are invited to join the Union of Maine Visual Artists in Lewiston for a presentation by Jonah Fertig-Burd. In addition to the work Jonah does with CDI—helping people create cooperatives in the food system—he has a background in performance and installation art, music, art show curation, puppetry, and drawing, and is excited to share opportunities for artists to cooperate to meet their shared needs. Jonah’s presentation will be interactive and will explore opportunities for more arts cooperatives.  

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Farmers Market Managers Professional Development Seminar

March 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
College of the Holy Cross Hogan Student Center, 1 College St
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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Join CDI for this year's Farmers Market Managers Professional Development Seminar. CDI is the proud financial sponsor of the seminar and Lynda Brushett, a Senior Partner with CDI, served on the workshop's planning committee and will facilitate sections of the day. Here's what farmers' market managers have to look forward to on March 22: 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions 9:00 am – 10:00 am: General Session: Staying Relevant in a Changing Retail Food Landscape On-line food shopping…

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April 2018

Learning Through Cooperative Connections: Annual Principle Six Conference

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street
Rockland, ME United States
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Once a year, co-op supporters from across Maine get together to meet, network, share experiences, and learn how we can work together to grow Maine's cooperative economy. This includes: worker co-ops, Resident Owned Communities (ROCs), housing co-ops, consumer co-ops, credit unions, lobster co-ops, farmer co-ops, other co-ops, and anyone else who is interested in cooperatives. Whether you are a seasoned co-op member, or are new to the idea and interested in learning more, we would love for you to join…

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April 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Eben Holden Conference Center, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617 United States
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We at CDI are very excited to attend the upcoming 16th annual North Country Symposium, hosted by St. Lawrence University. This year’s Symposium will include the following: Mr. Doug O’Brien, president and CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association and formerly Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs to the White House Domestic Policy Council, will discuss the history and role of joint ownership businesses in rural economies, share case studies, and what is possible in the North Country in a keynote…

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Spring Regional ROC Leadership Gathering

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Town & Country Community, 43 Mountain Ash Dr 
Kingston, MA 02364 United States
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Please accept our invitation to join us for CDI's Spring Regional ROC Leadership Gathering! Everyone is welcome to attend. The gathering is free for members of ROCs in the ROC USA network and $25 for non-ROC network attendees. RSVPs are recommended, but not mandatory. Please RSVP by sending an email to Maureen Carroll Dennis at mcarrolldennis@cdi.coop. CDI Regional Gathering at Town & Country Community Agenda 9 - 9:30 am Light breakfast/coffee 9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote and Panel:  Cooperation Among Co-ops…

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Co-op 101 Forum with Presentation by Jeanee Wright

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crosby Center, 96 Church St
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Join Jeanee Wright, Cooperative Development Specialist in CDI’s NEROC Program, for a Co-op 101 Forum at the Crosby Center in Belfast, Maine on April 25. The event is organized by Belfast Co-op Public Events.

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