Throughout the recession, one business model has proven to be resilient. Cooperative businesses are focused on long-term stability, not just for their worker-owners, but also for the communities they reside in. The documentary film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is based on “true stories of dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.” It showcases the co-op… (keep reading)
Join SMCU on September 29 at the Run Around 5K. Not a runner? No problem. The race is non-competitive, and plenty of participants will be walking rather than running. Proceeds will be donated to the Associated Recreation Council who supports youth scholarships at Rainier and Van Asselt Community Centers for at-risk youth and low-income families.… (keep reading)
Join SMCU on Saturday, June 2, 2012 to celebrate the opening of our brand new branch in Downtown Kirkland at 365 Kirkland Avenue. From 10am to 2pm SMCU will be serving free coffee and pastries from our new neighbors at St. James Espresso.
Saturday, May 12, 2012, marks the return of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. In 2012 the nation’s largest one-day food drive is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year they are looking for more help than ever to feed people in communities across the United States, many of whom have… (keep reading)
Have you ever wondered about starting a co-op? Are you interested in learning more about how to successfully manage a cooperative organization or in discussing the issues that co-ops face? On Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, our friends at Central Co-op are presenting the 3rd Annual SLICE Conference (Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere).… (keep reading)