Thriving

Ambitious Community Outreach Yields Big Results

Common Ground Food Co-op Urbana, IL Year founded:  1974 Number of members:  5,800 Member equity:  $60 Number of employees:  95 Retail square feet:  8,000 Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana, Ill. has been one of the fastest-growing food co-ops in the country.  When they moved to Lincoln Square Mall, their [...]

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Roundups – Philadelphia, PA – 2015

The Co-op Cafe provides a day of highly interactive and engaging strategic conversations designed to build shared understanding and alignment at your co-op and among co-ops. Cafe conversations focus on participation, and building community and meaningful relationships in our co-ops as essential elements of growing our co-ops. The Co-op Cafes [...]

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Roundups – Albuquerque, NM – 2015

The Co-op Cafe provides a day of highly interactive and engaging strategic conversations designed to build shared understanding and alignment at your co-op and among co-ops. Cafe conversations focus on participation, and building community and meaningful relationships in our co-ops as essential elements of growing our co-ops. The Co-op Cafes [...]

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Roundups – Ann Arbor, MI – 2015

The Co-op Cafe provides a day of highly interactive and engaging strategic conversations designed to build shared understanding and alignment at your co-op and among co-ops. Cafe conversations focus on participation, and building community and meaningful relationships in our co-ops as essential elements of growing our co-ops. The Co-op Cafes [...]

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Roundups – Hood River, OR – 2015

The Co-op Cafe provides a day of highly interactive and engaging strategic conversations designed to build shared understanding and alignment at your co-op and among co-ops. Cafe conversations focus on participation, and building community and meaningful relationships in our co-ops as essential elements of growing our co-ops. The Co-op Cafes [...]

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Competitive Landscape Montage pt. II: THRIVE

Hear from 5 different GMs as they answer the question" What will it take for your co-op to thrive into the future?  What should we take with us?  What should we leave behind on the journey?" Rita York Hennecke, Community Mercantile, Lawrence, KS Dan Gillotte, Wheatsville Co-op, Austin, TX Steve [...]

Why Equity is Part of the Co-op Difference

Seward Co-op's GM, Sean Doyle, has a passion for finances, and he's here to share his passion with you! Sean discusses some unique lending avenues available to many co-ops and why equity may just be the key to the cooperative difference.

Community-Owned, That’s the Difference!

Sharon Murphy brings the motto of Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth, "Community Owned, that's the difference".  Learn how WFC has been able to sustain growth and expansion in service to their community of owners.  Store Manager Sarah Hannigan brings to bear her own background as a community organizer to her [...]