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 advance cooperative philosophy and ideals. Cramer, Harrington, and Ziewacz will be recognized at a Nov. 14 evening banquet during the Cooperative Network annual meeting, Nov. 14–16, at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
The theme of the meeting is Cooperatives Build, celebrating the partnerships, innovation, and commitment that set cooperatives apart. Sessions will address key economic trends, communications-centered initiatives for growth, cooperatives in higher education, and an election recap.
A full schedule, speaker bios, lodging, election, and registration information are online at www.cooperativesbuild2016.com.