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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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Common Ground Country Fair - Cooperative Maine Booth

Less than one month away!  Visit the Cooperative Maine Booth!  Meet folks from various cooperatives from around Maine!  Volunteer for a shift at the booth!  Attend one of our cooperative workshop sessions!  Contact: Paul Sheridan, Cooperative Maine, [email protected], 207-338-0350   MESSAGE FROM PAUL SHERIDAN: Friends:   Please pencil in these dates, and discuss with your board/managers… It …

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Cooperative Cargo Aboard

Maine Sail Freight is an exciting new project carrying produce from Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative and many other partners & shippers from around Maine! There are lots of fun events coming up this Summer - all listed HERE!  Experience Maine’s maritime heritage coming back to life and sail into a fun & sustainable food …

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Central Maine NEWS article on 2nd Annual PRINCIPLE SIX Conference

Augusta conference tracks conversion of business to worker-owned cooperative The story of the formation of Island Employee Cooperative Inc., was the topic of one of several sessions on cooperation among co-ops, held at Augusta’s Viles Arboretum. BY BETTY ADAMS STAFF WRITER  [ SAT, April 25, 2015 ] [email protected] | 207-621-5631 Marada Cook, of Crown O’Maine, listens …

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Earth Day Co-op Mixer at Gardiner Food Co-op

Want to have a sneak peak at the Co-op space?  Want to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Co-op Members?  Have you been meaning to become a Member-Owner? Mixers are a great chance to do so- someone has already agreed to offer you a beer if you do! Already a Member-Owner? Come mingle and enjoy …

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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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