Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Follow us on:

Follow us on:

MCDC Awarded Grant to Host Second Year of Cooperative Impact Weeks

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The CHS Foundation has awarded the Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) a second $25,000 Cooperative Education Grant, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc.  The grant will help fund another year of the Montana Cooperative Impact Project, a program administered by MCDC and supported…

Three Credit Unions Join the Council as New Members

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist We are pleased to announce that Ravalli County Federal Credit Union (Hamilton), Park Side Credit Union (Whitefish), and Missoula Federal Credit Union have joined the Montana Council of Cooperatives.  The addition of these well-established Montana credit unions brings to 85 the number of member…

Rural Grocery Co-ops Get Down to Business

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist Interest in forming rural grocery cooperatives is spreading across Montana! Here is an update on the progress of three co-op stores that are making a real difference in their rural communities. The Neihart Store Cooperative became the official owner of the “Inconvenience Store” on…

What Impact Do Montana’s Co-ops Have on the State’s Economy?

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) and the Montana Council of Cooperatives want to find out what impact cooperatives continue to have on Montana’s economy.  In an effort to find out, they are jointly sponsoring the fourth biennial Economic Impact Survey of Montana’s cooperatives. …

Council Members Meet for 58th Annual Meeting

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The Montana Council of Cooperatives 58th Annual Meeting convened in downtown Great Falls January 11-12, 2018. .  The two-day event brought together 31  representatives of16 member cooperatives at the historic Hotel Arvon. The Council’s annual gathering was sponsored by: CHS Inc., CHS BIG SKY,…

New Members Join The Council in 2018

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist Membership continues to grow in the Montana Council of Cooperatives. Three new cooperatives have joined the council since the beginning of 2018.  New members are Crucible (Belgrade), Equity Co-op Association (Malta), and Farmers Union Oil Company (Circle). Crucible is the newest worker-owned cooperative in…

MCOC 58th Annual Meeting Photo Gallery

MCOC’s 58th Annual Meeting took place at the Historic Hotel Arvon in Downtown Great Falls on January 11-12, 2018. MCOC President Clarence “Fritz” Keller welcomed Council members to their 58th Annual Meeting. MCDC Executive Director Janice Brown updated MCOC members about the first Montana Cooperative Impact Week.  Co-op leaders reached…

Co-op leaders reach out to youth in Eastern Montana

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist In celebration of National Co-op Month, the Montana Cooperative Development Center brought to Eastern Montana four days of activities, dialogue and presentations focused on the cooperative business model.  Co-op leaders from Dawson, Richland and McCone counties spoke to high school and college students about…

Malesich re-elected to the CHS Board

MCOC Board Member Ed Malesich was re-elected to the CHS Board at their annual meeting in Minneapolis. He was elected by all Region 2 delegates from Montana and Wyoming. Malesich is one of 17 directors representing CHS member-owners, who include CHS Big Sky and Mountain View Co-op.