articles from August 2012


August 29th, 2012

Food Co-op eBook

In celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives, Co-operative News is releasing a series of free eBooks that show how cooperatives make a difference worldwide in a number of industries. The first eBook in the series, Co-operative Enterprises Build A Better World Through Food, highlights food cooperatives and their mission to establish food security, which… (keep reading)


August 21st, 2012

Seattle Tilth’s Annual Harvest Fair

Seattle Tilth, one of our Feel Good Checking partners, is hosting its 25th Annual Harvest Fair on September 8th. This free event includes workshops, demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages that educate the community on creating a healthy local food system. Supporting local farms is a great way to fuel our local economy and… (keep reading)

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August 9th, 2012

Washington Business Week 2012

This year’s SMCU-sponsored professional, Jan Wanot, attended Washington Business Week at Western Washington University as a “Company Advisor.” In this role, Jan guided a student team through an interactive, real-world business simulation, helping them to develop leadership skills. Below is a photo of Jan with his team of ten students:

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August 7th, 2012

Cooperative Business Development Training with CooperationWorks!

SMCU is passionate about supporting and growing the cooperative movement. We believe that the cooperative business model provides an important alternative for consumers, especially those who may be underserved by traditional businesses. In order to create a cooperative economy to benefit our community, we need more cooperative developers. CooperationWorks! provides excellent, intensive, professional training in… (keep reading)