News Release: Special week recognizes impact of cooperative businesses

 
Monday, October 18, 2010
Cooperative News Release from:
Indiana Cooperative Development Center, Inc.
Bloomingfoods
Independent Distributors Cooperative – USA
Indiana Credit Union League
Lost River Market and Deli
Mayfield Green Cooperative
Indiana Statewide Assn. of Rural Electric Cooperatives
 
INDIANAPOLIS--Governor Mitch Daniels has declared Oct. 17- 23 Cooperative Week in Indiana with support of several cooperative organizations. This week, Hoosiers whose lives are improved by the presence of cooperative organizations—which includes just about everyone in Indiana—should take note. In his proclamation, Gov. Daniels said that “the cooperatives in Indiana generate significant income, employment and revenue and function as engines of economic growth for local communities and the economy of Indiana.”
 
Support for the proclamation came from:
Indiana Cooperative Development Center, Inc.
Bloomingfoods
Independent Distributors Cooperative - USA
Indiana Credit Union League
Lost River Market and Deli
Mayfield Green Cooperative
Indiana Statewide Assn. of Rural Electric Cooperatives
 
A cooperative is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. In Indiana there are hundreds of cooperative organizations including credit unions, insurance agencies, energy providers, housing, daycare, farm supply, education, and grocery co-ops.
 
The Governor’s proclamation will be on display throughout the week in the Indiana Farm Bureau Building (225 South East Street, Indianapolis) which is home to several cooperative organizations that provide financial services, insurance products, energy exploration, and other services. The timing of Cooperative Week is especially good for credit unions, as International Credit Union Day falls on Thursday, Oct. 21.
 
The celebration and support of co-operative businesses will continue after the conclusion of Cooperative Week when the Indiana Cooperative Summit takes place November 5. The theme of the summit is “Cooperatives…Connections…Communications.” For details or to register, visit www.indianasummit.coop.