Co-op Weekly – We’re throwing a co-op party on the National Mall, and you’re invited!

“Ethical Markets supports cooperative enterprises, which  employ more people worldwide than all for-profit corporations combined, (see the United Nations Year of the Cooperative, celebrated in 2012 ).

~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

We’re throwing a co-op party on the National Mall, and you’re invited!

It’s time to start making plans to join your fellow co-ops September 30 – October 1, 2017 on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Co-op Festival, a celebration of the success, diversity and impact of the co-op business model!

Designed to kick off Co-op Month, this two-day event will feature live music and entertainment, high-profile speakers, co-op food samples, games, giveaways and interactive booths to engage the tens of thousands of people who visit the nation’s backyard.

“We’re excited to showcase co-ops on this national stage and feature co-op brands and products that people use daily,” said Judy Ziewacz, President and CEO of NCBA CLUSA. “We hope that visitors will gain a greater understanding of the impact co-ops have in their communities and the equity and ownership they bring to the nation’s economy.”

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