Creston Co-op Gets Provincial Funding.
The Creston & District Community Investment Co-op is now getting financial support from the provincial government.
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, , was in Creston on Thursday to hand over $100,000 to help CICs with expenses as they expand throughout the Kootenay-Columbia region.
Mungall said that she is glad to be a part of a government that understands the need fr people to invest in their own communities.
Mungall also said the enthusiasm with which investment co-ops have been received is a very Kootenay idea.
Credit Union returns $500,000
Nine months after the official amalgamation of Vanguard and Catalyst Credit Unions, Fusion Credit Union is returning $500,000 in patronage allocation to it’s members.
CEO Ron Hedley said in a news release Friday
“From the beginning, we had strong support and buy-in from the staff, who created new teams that came together well and quickly, which in turn has delivered results that have exceeded our expectations.”
Fusion reported asset growth at 4.66 per cent, with a net income in nine months of more than $4 million and preferred dividend rate of 4.25 per cent.
As well, it has contributed almost $180,000 to projects and community organizations through donations, sponsorships and scholarships.
New Look for Southern Plains Co-op.
Just in time for summer, The Southern Plains Co-op’s grocery store in Estevan and its convenience store in Oxbow will soon have a different look.
The co-op has announced that liquor stores will be added to the two locations. Brian Enns, the general manager for the Southern Plains Co-op, said he is hopeful they can be open in early June.
Chris Nichols. Changemaker.
Good friend to Each for All, Chris Nichols has been featured in the Fairware Change Maker Series.
Read to to learn more about how Wood Shop creates custom furniture, millwork & metalwork using reclaimed and upcycled materials, while running a co-operative that provides meaningful employment in the Vancouver community.
The first of many reminders you will hear.
Date: May 27-31, 2019
Location: University of Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
Conference Theme: “Co-operative entrepreneurship: Theory and Best Practices”. Early bird registration ends March 15, 2019. Registration is now open