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
Residents of Rustic Pines Estates, an age-restricted over-55 manufactured home community located off of Plain Street in North Attleboro, have taken a giant leap forward in securing their own destiny by purchasing their park to own and run it themselves.
Many thanks to Stephen Betts of the Bangor Daily News for his article today on the recent purchase by residents of two mobile home parks in and near Rockland, Maine. The Cooperative Development Institute is proud to have brought the total
See “Cooperative Living for Seniors (and others)” on The Little Old Lady Stays Put (or doesn’t), by Jacqueline Herships.
For Immediate Release May 2, 2013 Wheel Estates Tenants Association Inc. Homeowners purchase 200-site North Adams park; join Mass. trend of resident-owned manufactured home communities Contacts: Andy Danforth, Housing Program Director, CDI (401) 439-9795 Michael Sloss, Managing Director, ROC USA®
This article ran this week in the Coastal Journal, distributed from Freeport to Camden and inserted in the Portland Press Herald. http://www.coastaljournal.com/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3935:brunswick-mobile-home-park-purchased-by-residents&catid=58:regional-news&Itemid=100070 Nice work, NEROC!
CDI Executive Director Noemi Giszpenc contributed an article to the Autumn 2012 issue of Jewish Currents, entitled “Cooperatives: The (Jewish) World’s Best-Kept Secret“. It has interviews with CFNE’s Micha Josephy and Rebecca Dunn of Cooperative Fund of New England, Richard
Our own Rob Brown has written a great Op-Ed for the Bangor Daily News for Co-op Month, highlighting the benefits that Resident Ownership through cooperatives could bring to people living in manufactured home parks in Maine.Check it out:http://bangordailynews.com/2012/10/11/opinion/how-trailer-park-cooperatives-could-benefit-maine/
The NH public radio story that aired last week has now hit the national airwaves on NPR’s All Things Considered: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/02/151863518/home-sweet-mobile-home-co-ops-deliver-ownership. We’d like to point out that we are working day and night to help the community referred to in the
In the current (Sept/Oct) issue of USDA’s Rural Cooperatives magazine, a salute to noteworthy co-ops in celebration of National (and International!) Cooperative Month includes an article by Noemi Giszpenc on converting existing businesses to co-op ownership in rural communities. The