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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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May 2018

2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame – Honoring ROC USA’s Paul Bradley & Remembering Roger Willcox

May 2 @ 6:00 pm
The National Press Club Washington, D.C., DC United States + Google Map

ROC USA’s founding President, Paul Bradley, has been voted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame! He will be inducted during a ceremony at the Hall of Fame dinner May 2, 2018, in Washington, D.C. View all the event information here. As CDI celebrates our partner Paul Bradley, we also remember our former board member and Co-op Hall of Famer, Roger Willcox. Roger Willcox (1920-2017) was involved with housing cooperatives and communities for over six decades. In his later years he…

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Your Business in the Future: Workshop at the PenBay Chamber

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1 Park Street
Rockland, ME United States
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All that work has built the business, but where does it go from here? Converting your business to employee ownership might be the right next step for you and what you’ve worked to create. A free workshop at the PenBay Chamber will help you learn whether employee-owned cooperative might be right for you and your business, either soon or sometime in the future. Ownership by employees is a good solution to the problem of retaining critical staff, restructuring for growth…

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Belfast Screening of “We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream”

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crosby Center, 96 Church St
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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We the Owners movie poster with hands holding up a factory

Cooperative Maine Business Alliance presents: We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream The compelling story of 3 small businesses’ path to worker ownership, told by the workers themselves. Lives and workplaces are transformed when becoming a cooperative introduces the possibility of a future previously unimaginable. “Visually beautiful and emotionally compelling, shows what employee ownership means to real companies and to real people. Employee shareholders tell us in their own words about surmounting the challenges of working in a company…

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June 2018

CommonBound 2018

June 22 - June 24
St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis, MO United States + Google Map

CDI is a proud member of the New Economy Coalition. Join us and the NEC's 200 member organizations for the 2018 CommonBound conference in St. Louis! On June 22-24, 2018, over 700 people across the new economy movement will come together in St. Louis, MO for CommonBound 2018 to connect with one another, share our resources, and demonstrate our power in creating systems that truly meet the needs of our communities. In past years, CommonBound has answered the questions of…

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September 2018

Save the Date: 2018 Worker Cooperative National Conference

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
La Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

Worker cooperators, unions, developers, allies, funders, investors, and visionaries — join us and the US Federation of Worker Cooperative this September! This moment in U.S. history is pivotal — the USFWC is taking this opportunity to catalyze workers across the country, joining with the larger cooperative and economic justice movements to create and maintain stable, empowering jobs through employee ownership. This three day conference in Los Angeles, California will make space for connection, education, skill-building, and sharing, for worker-owners and…

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October 2018

Save the Date: 2018 Co-op IMPACT Conference

October 3 - October 5
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S Orme St
Arlington, VA 22204 United States
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Save the date for the 2018 Co-op Impact Conference: October 3 – 5, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. This pivotal cooperative event brings together a broad spectrum of cooperative sectors to build on and amplify the economic impact co-ops have in the U.S. and internationally. CDI is a member of NCBA CLUSA, the oldest not-for-profit cooperative development and trade association in the United States.

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