Co-op Weekly – Less than two weeks left to lock in our exclusive IMPACT 2019 rate at the Sheraton Pentagon City

Less than two weeks left to lock in our exclusive IMPACT 2019 rate at the Sheraton Pentagon City

The conference rate applies to all stays between September 24 and October 7.

Planning to attend this year’s Co-op IMPACT Conference, but haven’t made reservations for your stay at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia yet?

 

Our exclusive IMPACT 2019 room rate of $169 per night is available until midnight on Sunday, September 8.

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In its report, SBA sidestepped a clear directive to “study and recommend practical alternatives” to its personal guarantee requirement.

Sign-on opportunity: Help us build support for a Congressional hearing on SBA’s disappointing reportFollowing news that the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s report to Congress on alternatives to the personal guarantee requirement does not satisfy the requirements of the bipartisan Main Street Employee Ownership Act, NCBA CLUSA and its partners are preparing to send a coalition letter to the House and Senate Committees on Small Business.

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One of Sen. Gillibrand’s proposals to “put rural Americans back in the driver’s seat” is a White House Council on a Cooperative Economy.Co-ops have been central to our country’s progress, and are powerful tools in shaping its futureAt various times in our nation’s history, cooperative enterprise has been at the center of innovative federal policies designed to empower communities to meet their own needs in a way that other business models could not or would not.

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One of Organic Valley’s new renewable energy sites.Organic Valley becomes world leader on renewable energyOrganic food brand and farmer cooperative Organic Valley has completed work on three community solar projects, making it now 100 percent powered by renewables. The news makes it the largest food company in the world to source all its energy from renewables.

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One of the grant recipients, Evergreen Cooperative, has launched a network of worker-owned businesses in Cleveland. [photo: Evergreen Cooperative]Kendeda Fund invests $24 million in helping nonprofits transition small businesses to employee ownershipThe Kendeda Fund this week announced it will mark more than $24 million in new grants to “significantly expand democratic employee ownership” across the U.S., including the eventual creation of worker cooperatives.

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