Cooperative Network's service and retail sector encompasses a wide variety of businesses including associations, education, grocery, publishing, transportation, and more. Cooperative Network offers these businesses a range of education and resource tools and the backing of the broader co-op community on issues that may threaten their cooperative existence. Members are encouraged to participate in the association's Resolutions Committee, which drives Cooperative Network's policy agenda.
A few fun facts about these cooperatives:
- Food cooperatives have a higher per capita concentration in Minnesota than in any other state.
- Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, based in Frederic, Wisconsin, is the first and only cooperatively owned newspaper and publishing company in the U.S.
- Union Cab of Madison, Wisconsin, is the only cab service in the city to offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles in addition to traditional cabs.
Below is Cooperative Network's AB 353 and SB 281 Fact Sheet that was recently distributed to members of the Wisconsin Legislature: To: Members, Wisconsin Legislature From: Tom Liebe, President & CEO RE: AB 353 and SB 281 Numerous legislative offices have alerted us to a Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU)-produced document...
Cooperative Network’s Resolutions Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 20 in Eau Claire, Wis. to discuss proposed new resolutions or changes to existing resolutions. If you have any suggestions, they can be submitted to Patrick Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Manske at email@example.com. Final action on the resolutions will take...
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