- The Kootenay Co-op Opens New Store
The Kootenay Co-op has opened their new Nelson store. When they ran out of space in their old store the Kootenay Co-op made a bold move. They acquired an entire city block in downtown Nelson. The co-op not only tripled their store space, they also build 54 condo units, and 8 storefronts. The new complex is named “The Nelson Commons”.
The Nelson Daily: Goodbye to old store, hello new era — Kootenay Co-op
Castanet – Kelowna: New era for Nelson co-op
- Credit Unions Ranked Best by Small Businesses
Small business owners rank Credit Unions the best. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business surveyed over 11,000 small business owners. The results were released in their “Battle of the Banks” report. Credit Unions ranked number 1.
Meridian Booster: Credit unions continue to have member’s best interest at heart: survey
CFIB: Credit unions rated best by small business
- Open 2017: Platform Cooperatives conference
February 16 -17, 2017
Open 2017 is a two day conference on Platform Cooperatives being organised in conjunction with Goldsmiths, University of London
- Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference
July 12 – 14, 2017
The conference brings together people to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods. It’s being held at Cape Breton University Campus in Nova Scotia.