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3rd Annual Principle SIX Conference Registration NOW Open ONLINE

You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Principle Six Conference Viles Arboretum Conference Center, 153 Hospital St, Augusta, Maine Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30 am – 5 pm Hosted by: Cooperative Maine | Cooperative Development Institute & Democracy at Work Institute Principle Six brings us together as cooperatives to explore ways that we can support one another, meet our …

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Cooperative Maine’s 9th Anniversary is March 25, 2016

On March 25, 2016, Cooperative Maine turned 9 years old! A blast from the past! Here’s what happened at our first meeting: On Sunday, March 25, 2007 more than two dozen people from around Maine, representing nearly every sector of cooperative enterprise met in Augusta to discuss the potential for strengthening their local economies and …

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SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 30 - 3rd Annual PRINCIPLE SIX Conference

3rd Annual Principle Six Conference | 2016 Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME  04330  ~ Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm  ~ Principle Six registration will be online, check back here -OR- on home page for the info & link. SAVE THE DATE The third annual Principle Six conference of Maine cooperatives is …

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for 2015 Principle Six Conference

2nd Annual Principle Six Conference | 2015 Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME  04330  ~ Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 am to 3 pm  ~ Conference Poster  |  PDF  ~ This event is sponsored, in part, by CDI and CFNE – Thank you! OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (here … NOW!…) IT’s HERE!  |  PDF Early bird …

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Deer Ridge Mobile Home Cooperative Secures Funding

Deer Ridge Mobile Home Cooperative becomes the 4th Resident Owned Community in Maine AUGUSTA, February 10, 2015 - - The residents of Deer Ridge Mobile Home Park in Augusta recently secured funding support from the Genesis Community Loan Fund ( in Damariscotta, Maine, to become the 4th Resident Owned Community in Maine. Aided in their …

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2nd Annual Principle Six Conference

2nd Annual Principle Six Conference the cooperative future of Maine’s economy Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME  04330 Saturday, April 25, 2015 SURVEY (3 questions | very brief ) to gather suggestions from potential attendees about topics & presenters at: 1. What workshop topics would you find useful? We’ll have three tracks: food …

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About the Film SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been …

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Rising Tide in Boothbay Register

Serving Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport & Edgecomb since 1876 Local market celebrates National Co-op Month, Non-GMO Month By Elya Markert | Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 1:00pm Each October, cooperatives all across the country celebrate the role, accomplishments and contributions of our nation’s cooperatives. Damariscotta’s own natural foods cooperative, Rising Tide Community Market, is a …

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October is CO-OP MONTH!

For information on CO-OP MONTH in Maine, check our MEDIA RELEASE. For a great toolkit thanks to the National Cooperative Business Association and the Cooperative League USA. Graphics, posters, model press releases, and MORE!  …FREE downloads!  <<CLICK HERE>> OCTOBER is #CoopMonth | TOOLKIT: | graphics, posters, press releases thanks to @NCBACLUSA ! — …

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Wired West: a Model for Rural Maine?

Bill Nemitz: Don’t suffer with slow Internet, rural Maine BY BILL NEMITZ COLUMNIST [ @PressHerald | September 26, 2014 ] [email protected] | @BillNemitz | 207-791-6323 Small towns elsewhere are building their own high-speed networks to avoid sliding into the digital dark ages. Listen up, rural Mainers. The next time your local selectman or legislator knocks on …

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