The Co-op Connection:
Celebrating Co-op Month
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October is Co-op Month. How is your co-op celebrating?
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Hubers Announced Council Couple of the Year
Travis and Tracie Hubers of Plymouth, NC, have been selected as the Cooperative Council of North Carolina’s Outstanding Couple of the Year for 2014 - 2015. They were selected at the annual Cooperative Leadership Conference in August at The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee, Georgia.
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Co-op Dynamics 2014
The Council's 2014 Co-op Dynamics Workshop will be held December 3, 2014 in Raleigh. Registration is now open for
co-ops to send staff, members and directors to learn everything they need to know about the co-op business model.
Win a Co-op Prize Pack during Co-op Month
Be sure to check our FaceBook Page every Tuesday in October for a chance to answer the Trivia Tuesday question to win a Co-op Month prize pack. Congratulations to Rachel Haubert, winner of this week's prize.
Agricultural Co-ops Impact Economic Growth
Co-ops across the country are celebrating October's Co-op Month, and celebrate they should. This business model, which has existed in the U.S. since Benjamin Franklin started the first co-op in 1752, has proven to be successful, impacting economic growth with more than 48,000 co-ops today..
2014 Co-op Month:
The Co-op Connection
Throughout October, millions of co-ops members across the U.S. will observe Co-op Month festivals, contests, open houses and other events. This year's theme, The Co-op Connection, celebrates the ways co-ops connect with each other, their communities and their world.
Setting the Co-op Standard: The Seven Cooperative Principles
The cooperative is a unique business model because it is governed by its members, the people that own it, giving them all a voice in the co-op. However, what truly makes co-ops special are the seven cooperative principles on which co-ops operate, setting a standard for how these businesses should be conducted. A co-op is so much more than a "business" and these seven values are the core of their uniqueness and success.
Osborne Receives Council Scholarship
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