By Jeanee Wright I was saddened to hear recently of the loss of a great man, Dale Whitmore, President of Wardtown Cooperative in Freeport, Maine. Dale passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, from complications from recent illnesses. When
It’s true that we at CDI often do our work in the background. We’re proud of the success our clients achieve, but we affirm that they did it themselves. Still, it’s nice to be recognized for the role we play
Do you want to help workers build wealth through ownership and gain a sense of hope and control over their future? Do you want to help farmers, fishermen and other food producers build a sustainable, resilient, locally controlled food system?
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