Started by Ellen Quinn, Funds Manager, on Thu 16 Jan 2014
Do you know someone who deserves an award? Nominations are being accepted for the awards for cooperative excellence in the food co-op sector: cooperative service, innovation and achievement, "retailer of the year," and board service. The award process is managed by the Howard Bowers Fund of the Cooperative Development Foundation and nominations are being accepted through April 18. For more information and a nomination form, see www.cdf.coop/howard-bowers-awards or e-mail [email protected].
Started by Steve Cooke, General Manager, Friendly City Food Co-op, Harrisonburg, VA, on Sat 11 Jan 2014 - Last comment 7 weeks 5 days ago
I just wanted to give y'all a shout out for the new discussion groups, and shining example of cooperation in the 21st century of technology!
The magazine, website, and discussion groups are all exceeding my expectations in the best possible ways, and it's really awesome to see the actualization of ideas we had years ago, sitting around in a CGIN board meeting just prior to CCMA dreaming the future. Well the future is now! and I'm really happy that CGN is leading the way!
Started by Melissa Elkins, Administrative Assistant/Sustainability Program Coordinator, on Fri 10 Jan 2014 - Last comment 1 week 6 days ago
Does anyone have a multipurpose copier/fax/scan/etc. that you have had good luck with? We are looking to replace one of our Ricoh Aficio MP C4500's with a new copier, and we've had a lot of issues with this brand/model so I am hesistant to replace them with another of the same brand. Granted the one we are replacing is from 2007-ish, so it's pretty old in the copier world...
Started by Sharon Hoyer, General Manager, on Thu 9 Jan 2014 - Last comment 4 weeks 3 days ago
We've just publised our first Annual Report (hooray!) and want it to get in the hands of all our owners. How are folks out there doing it? We're sending a digital copy to our owners via email and making it available on the website, but as for print I'm not sure of the best course of action. Mass mailing? Copies in store? Both? Collective wisdom welcome.
Started by Thomas Magee, IT Coordinator, on Tue 7 Jan 2014 - Last comment 8 weeks 4 days ago
I was wondering how different co-ops handle traveler's checks. Specifically:
Do you accept them?
And if so, how do you tender them? As checks? As cash? Do you offer change?
Do you take any steps to ensure that a traveler's check is valid? This wikipedia entry suggests calling the issuer to verify the check before accepting receipt. That seems like a pain, but it also seems wise. Read more »
Started by Elizabeth Archerd, Director of Community Relations, Wedge Co-op, Minneapolis, MN, on Thu 2 Jan 2014 - Last comment 9 weeks 4 days ago
My last day at the Wedge Co-op approaches, and today is NY Eve - those two facts colliding have my wee brain spinning.
This group has been a vital source of support, humor, wisdom, ideas and plain old fun since someone had the sense to start the MandM list, years ago. For over thirty years I've had the unimaginable privilege of working with people who prove, every day, that "good business" in not an oxymoron and that trade based on mutual respect and a service ethic can revive communities. Read more »
Started by Ellen Quinn, Funds Manager, on Mon 30 Dec 2013
Grants available for training for new and about-to-open food co-ops!
The Hoardowers Fund of the Cooperative Development Foundation is pleased to announce that grants will be available for education and training for board, staff, and management of food co-ops that are new (opened in 2013) or close to opening (will open in 2014). The deadline for applications is January 24, 2014 and grants will be announced in late February.
Grants available: To be determined - probably several for a maximum of $1,000 Read more »
Started by Misty Amarena, Misty Amarena Education & Owner Services Coordinator Moscow Food Co-op 121 E. Fifth St. Moscow, ID 83843 208-882-8537 (p) 208-882-8082 (f), on Fri 13 Dec 2013 - Last comment 11 weeks 3 days ago
Hi all! I recently came on board at the Moscow Food Co-op and we are in the process of revamping our demo program. I was hoping you could share success stories and words of wisdom that may help guide me as we start the new year! Read more »