Monthly Fiber Artist Meetings

Twisted Strait Fibers Co-op Hosts Monthly Gathering Twisted Strait Fibers is now hosting monthly Zoom meetings to help fiber artists to connect during the Covid Era.  These meetings are very informal and all-inclusive.  Everyone is invited no matter what your fiber craft.  Our next meeting is the day after Christmas (Saturday, December 26).  The theme […]

For workers and businesses affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The following is from the Employment Security Department of the State of Washington State of Washington Resources for Workers and Employers “If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. We adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. This easy-to-read comparison […]

Re-imagining the Rural West

The Western Governor’s Association met in Post Falls, Idaho for the Re-imaging the Rural West initiative. The panel on cooperatives included a number of our friends: Lori Capouch, Rural Development Director, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives; Tim Freeburg, Board Member, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative; Kate LaTour, Government Relations Manager, National Cooperative Business Association; Tim O’Connell, West […]

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020! We are looking forward to another great year for co-op development in the Pacific Northwest! Help us spread the word by sharing our posts, signing up for our newsletter, and following us on Facebook, Twitter , and YouTube! We have also kicked off our 2020 Co-op Development Fund Drive. Please consider making a […]

Join Our Cooperative Community for a Policy Roundtable Discussion

Cooperatives comprise a powerful part of the U.S. economy, boasting almost 65,000 establishments and a total membership of over 115 million people. By connecting member needs to services provided, cooperatives are stable, responsive, locally-based institutions that nurture and develop authentic local leaders and informed and empowered members. Cooperatives contribute to the creation of healthy, sustainable […]

Quality Jobs, Quality Care

Workshops on Creating a Cooperative Caregiver Agency Are you a caregiver interested in employee ownership? Is quality care giving important to you? Do you want more decision making power in your workplace? Skagit County Information Sessions Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Sunday April 29,  2:00 p.m. Oak Harbor Library, Sunday, May 6 2:00 p.m. Visit our […]