Maine residents are stepping up to talk about programs, services, and justice platforms—especially how to organize cooperatives to meet their needs.
On April 29th, over 30 cooperators from around the state of Maine gathered in Gardiner to connect and learn together and to expand organizing for the Cooperative Maine Business Alliance. Cooperative Maine has organized for 10 years, and a focus
Jeanee Wright, our Housing Program Specialist in CDI’s NEROC Program, shares how empowering affordable housing residents enables them to meet their needs—and what more we can do to support them.
“We all agreed that we ate like kings and queens, learned some valuable skills, and came home with a lot of great information,” says participant Bill Hodgkins, a board member who lives at Wardtown Cooperative.
October is International Co-op Month, and people are invited to attend a celebration that recognizes the latest achievements of two cooperatives in Lewiston-Auburn. The event will begin Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 3pm with a ribbon cutting for 145 Pierce
Family-owned businesses don’t often stay family-owned for long. Not many businesses have a strong succession plan, and family-owned businesses are no exception. Most are unlikely to remain family-owned as a 2014 study found. 56 percent of family business owners are
Our Executive Director Noemi Giszpenc was invited by the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap), a post-graduate institute for research and experimentation in art, to present to their New York City program about cooperatives for artists. The session
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
On Tuesday February 25th, 2014 Mayor Chokwe Lumumba unexpectedly passed away. The Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference (May 2-4, 2014 at Jackson State University) was intended to be one of the primary initiatives and vehicles of the Lumumba administration to build a
Check out this SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative, if you’re interested in accessing training and mentoring to build your co-op. They suggest applicants have revenue of at least $400K and 3 years of operations. http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3162/resources/790641