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.
See how Cooperative Network helps cooperatives build Unity, Partnerships, Value, Community, Leadership and ultimately, a Better World.
Cooperative Network has selected Sara Schoenborn to serve as their director of communications. In this role, Schoenborn will manage the organization’s strategic communications planning and activities including branding, public and media relations and event marketing. Schoenborn’s duties will include communications efforts for member, public, media and government relations, developing and...
David Cramer, United Cooperative president and CEO; Tim Harrington, Premier Cooperative chairman; and Judy Ziewacz, National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) president and CEO, will receive Cooperative Network's 2016 Cooperative Builder Award. The annual distinction honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, and/or national level to...
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