|In This Issue
- Food Co-op Impacts
- Healthy Food Financing
- Co-op Job Openings
- Training Opportunities
Cooperative Development Institute is growing!
Have you met with your Congressperson?
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.
Millions of Dollars Available in Healthy Food Financing & More
The Cooperative Fund of New England announced that the US Treasury’s CDFI Fund has awarded it $1.7 million as part of its Financial Assistance program, one of the largest awards made this year. Of this award, $1 million will support its healthy food finance
program with the balance supporting their general lending program.
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.