The Isuken Co-op Food Truck is ready for a successful launch with the support of CDI and Kickstarter backers! The Isuken Co-op successfully raised funds to bring their unique farm to table food to the streets of Lewiston and events
Help grow the cooperative economy in Maine! The Cooperative Maine Business Alliance and the Cooperative Development Institute are hiring a part-time Network Coordinator to help grow our alliance. We are looking for someone to help grow membership, organize events and
Maine residents are stepping up to talk about programs, services, and justice platforms—especially how to organize cooperatives to meet their needs.
The state’s many cooperative and employee owned businesses demonstrate how we can create a foundation for prosperity with equity in Maine’s next economy.
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
Rock City Roasters owner Susanne Ward of Rockland, Maine, never intended to spend her career as a business owner. Instead she describes Rock City’s success as a happy accident that owes a lot to the passion and commitment of her
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
Four New American farmer-owners are launching New Roots Cooperative Farm, a 30-acre farm on College St. in Lewiston that will be the first New American cooperative farm in Maine. The four farmer-owners of New Roots–Mohamed Abukar, Batula Ismail, Seynab Ali,