Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cracking open the ‘Serve’ Nut

By |2019-09-09T17:58:51-04:00February 24th, 2014|

We all have an idea of what it means to Serve our Co-ops. In this smart and informative video, Leslie Watson "cracks open the 'Serve' nut" for us and shows us that Service can actually be a much braoder concept encompassing far more than the few of us that agree to serve on a board.  

Marilyn’s Hierarchy of Participation

By |2019-09-09T17:58:05-04:00February 2nd, 2014|

Marilyn Scholl Recorded at The Cooperative Cafe Our cooperatives have made a difference in people’s lives. The food co-ops have made a difference in terms of creating a cooperative economy, and have changed the way Americans think about food. We’ve built a local agricultural system where farmers and local producers have a place to market their products. In these ways, cooperation is rooted in [...]

Featured Video: Co-ops as a Hub for Community Development

By |2019-09-10T15:50:47-04:00February 2nd, 2014|

Terry Bowling, general manager, La Montañita Co-op, Albuquerque, N.M. La Montañita Co-op is a thriving retail and wholesale operation with six retail locations and a warehouse. Terry Bowling, the co-op’s general manager sees potential for the co-op to do even more by being a hub of community development. When the co-op decided to get into the distribution business, it has done a lot to [...]

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