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October 2016 She’s the event tender Before she began planning fundraising events for the Washington, D.C.-based Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF), Cassandra Durand — Cassie to her friends — was already highly experienced in the art of “tending” to things. As goaltender for the University of Maryland women’s ice hockey team, Cassie kept a sharp eye […]

National Co-op Month theme is “Cooperatives Build”

2016 Co-op Month

This year’s theme for national Co-op Month in October is “Cooperatives Build,” highlighting the many ways cooperative businesses demonstrate their shared values and principles. The theme can be used on its own or extended with sub-themes, such as Cooperatives Build Trust; Cooperatives Build Communities; Cooperatives Build Jobs; and Cooperatives Build a Better World. A Co-op […]

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In 1959, CCA instituted an award as a memorial to H.E. Klinefelter, a charter member of the organization. It is given to cooperative communicator members whose work is considered by their peers to be outstanding. Berry earns Klinefelter award By Nancy Jorgensen, Nancy Jorgensen Marketing Communications Heather Berry, associate editor of Rural Missouri magazine, earned […]