MCOC Member Spotlight: This House of Books

Shelves full of books by local and regional authors are on sale at This House of Books cooperative in Downtown Billings (Photo courtesy of This House of Books).

By Guy GregoryMCDC Communications Specialist Who They Are The cooperative business model seems to be the perfect fit for This House of Books, a business that has become a literary as well as a cultural hub for Billings and the region.  Since the bookstore cooperative first opened its doors for business in 2016, they’ve seen […]


(To watch a video about the new Fresh Start Cooperative, click on the play button above) By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The small Montana town of Geraldine once again has a grocery store operating in the center of town.  Prominently located at the corner of Main and Collins streets, the “Fresh Start” cooperative celebrated […]

Montana Grocery Co-op in National Spotlight

In October, Turner’s Shannon Van Voast was in our nation’s capital to tell the story of the little grocery cooperative that she, along with the help of her community, established in their tiny Montana farming town. Big Flat Grocery is the only food store in Turner, which is located in the northern part of the […]

New Co-ops Opening for Business in Montana

Whether you are more familiar with the Yellowstone Valley or the Bitterroot, it is time to welcome two new co-ops that soon will open their doors for business in Montana. This House of Books, the new Billings bookstore cooperative, is in the process of filling its shelves with a collection of works by Montana and […]

Nemont Telephone Cooperative

Nemont Telephone Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Mike Kilgore explains the history of Nemont, how the cooperative has adapted to dramatic changes in technology throughout its 66-year history, what vital telecommunications services the co-op provides to its customers and why Nemont donates its time and money in supporting many community and educational programs. Click on the […]