Cooperative Communicators Association plans for annual institute in Des Moines, Iowa

March 7, 2024 – Early-bird registrations for the nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, are due May 2, 2024. The early-June event moves to different locations every year and is a popular tool for providing communicators in the cooperative-business model education and networking opportunities. The agenda and registration information can be… Read More

Geans takes over as Cooperative Communicators Association board president

Aug. 21, 2023 – Michelle Geans, Baldwin EMC, Summerdale, Ala., was elected as board president with the nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA). Election results were finalized during their annual institute in Portland, Maine, June 4-6, 2023, and board members started their new roles this summer. “I’m excited to spend the next year working with the… Read More

Wisconsin’s Anne Moore honored with prestigious Michael Graznak Award

Rantala of nationwide Blue Hawk Cooperative wins CEO Outstanding Communicator and communications-contest winners announced June 12, 2023 – The nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) held their annual institute in Portland, Maine, last week. Anne Moore of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Green Bay, Wis. was honored with CCA’s Michael Graznak Award. The long-running award is named… Read More

Cooperative Communicators Association annual institute registration due May 12

April 27, 2023 – Registrations for the nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Institute in Portland, Maine, are due May 12. The event is geared toward providing communicators in the cooperative-business model educational and networking opportunities. Agenda and registration information can be found at www.communicators.coop. “Set along the beautiful shores of Casco Bay, Portland, Maine, the… Read More

Cooperative Communicators Association accepting nominations for Graznak and Klinefelter awards

March 29, 2023 – The nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is accepting nominations for both the Michael Graznak and H.E. Klinefelter awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 14, 2023. Information and applications can be found at www.communicators.coop. The Michael Graznak Award honors members, age 35 or younger, who’ve made superior contributions to… Read More

Cooperative Communicators Association
accepting CEO Communicator Award nominations

Feb. 16, 2023 – The nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is accepting nominations for their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communicator Award. Recent past winners include Karen Moore, Baldwin EMC, Summerdale, Ala., and Donn Develder and Sheryl Meshke, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI), New Ulm, Minn. CCA initiated this award in 1992 to recognize the commitment… Read More

Cooperative Communicators Association accepting annual-contest submissions

Jan. 16, 2023 – The nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is accepting writing, photography, video, projects, and publication submissions for their annual cooperative-communication contest, featuring more than 50 categories.“The contest provides an opportunity for cooperative communicators to demonstrate knowledge, expertise, and skills among a very talented and respected group of cooperative peers,” said contest chairperson,… Read More

Join or renew membership with the Cooperative Communicators Association

Dec. 13, 2022 – The nationwide Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is accepting new members and membership renewals for 2023. “Many types of cooperatives have one or more members on a communication team to organize customer and employee communication efforts,” says Candace Croft, CCA Board of Directors president. “CCA specializes in offering professional development for this… Read More

U.S. co-op communicators plan 2023 institute in Maine

Nov. 16, 2022 – The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is a professional-development organization for cooperative communicators throughout the United States. Plans are in the works to put a spotlight on communication and host CCA’s annual institute at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine, June 4-6, 2023. “The three-day event will appeal to… Read More

Communication powers up during National Co-op Month

Communication departments in cooperatives throughout the United States are powering up efforts, this month, to educate consumers on the economic impact of the cooperative business model. “October is National Co-op Month,” says Candace Croft, president of the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Board of Directors. “Members of the CCA organization are busy with writing, photography, video… Read More

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