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A co-op week in review - May 4
It has been a big week for US co-operatives. Co-operators from across the US descended on the White House for a variety of events dedicated to the co-operative movement organised by the National Cooperative Business Association.
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On Thursday 3 May a Co-operative Issues forum was held with guest speaker Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance.
NCB Annual Meeting will have guest speaker Dame Pauline Green. Great way to celebrate IYC2012! #coops2012.National Coop Bank
Attending Co-op Issues forum, ICA Prez Dame Pauline Green says co-ops are value-based businesses employing 100 mill ppl globally
"The International Years of #coops is the start, not an end. It starts here." Dame Pauline Green, pres of the International Co-op Alliance.NFCA
The annual Co-operative Hall of Fame was held in the evening. Four members were inducted into the Hall of Fame including Dr. Michael Cook, William Gessner, William Davisson and Charles Snyder.
Bill Gessner just received his Hall of Fame Plaque for his awesome work to build a more Cooperative world. Way to go Bill!Adam Schwartz
Bill Davisson of
is inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame for his outstanding leadership in the industry http://pic.twitter.com/hpShBh5kNCFC
i have a crush on the co-op hall of fame, mike cook's son.... his dad is a cooperative economist.Matthew Steele
On Friday 150 co-operative leaders went to the White House to meet with senior members of the Obama Administration.
Co-op leaders heading to the White House this morning to talk #coops http://pic.twitter.com/JqbsumEBNFCA
Great to see Gov Leaders taking interest in the advantages of the Co-op Model, especially in a tight economy. #coops #coops2012 #whitehouseCabot Cheese
Waiting to go through security at #Whitehouse for meeting on jobs and #coopsacumpsto
In other co-op news, a survey revealed that over two thirds of Americans find co-operative organisations to be "helpful to consumers".
Survey reveals American support for co-operatives (Coop News) http://dld.bz/by9ZySummitCoop2012
This is not "new" news but it bears repeating, even shouting from the rooftops: co-ops are trusted more than... http://fb.me/1m03qY8qVCDI
Survey: 72% of Americans think co-ops like #creditunions are helpful. People helping people!