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cooperative businesses across Montana
MCDC NEWS
MCDC CELEBRATES NATIONAL CO-OP MONTH
Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) hosted its annual National
Co-op Month Celebration in Great Falls on October 17. MCDC board members and staff celebrated with local partners, friends, and state officials for a lively discussion on the success and future of cooperatives. Featured guest USDA-Rural Development State Director Charles Robison...

MCOC NEWS
COUNCIL MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

THIS HOUSE OF BOOKS
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 a dramatic increase in membership from book enthusiasts. Many of those members-owners include renowned authors from across Montana and other states. 





THE CO-OP NEWS ROUND-UP
MONTANA'S CREDIT UNIONS
By Horizon Credit Union

"In late September, a 244-person “Go-Giver” crew of Horizon Credit Union employees volunteered at 13 local food banks and community centers across three states, working a total of 1,000 hours. In Montana, Horizon has branches in Missoula and Butte and the credit union’s “Go-Givers” helped out at the Montana Food Bank Network (Missoula) and Action, Inc. (Butte)."



MONTANA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES' ASSOCIATION
By Guy Gregory & Ryan Hall l MCDC & Rural Montana Magazine

"Co-op professionals, government officials, and leaders of business and Native American organizations from Montana and North Dakota met in Billings in late August to discuss the policy and practical challenges of developing co-ops in largely rural - or frontier - states." 
MONTANA CO-OPS 101 EDUCATIONAL SERIES
UPCOMING EVENTS
TRADE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETINGS

Montana Council of Cooperatives
60th Annual Meeting

January 15 - 16, 2020
Great Falls


OTHER EVENTS

Broadband Data & Mapping: Federal Action & Developments Webinar (Online)
November 15, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm ( CLICK HERE TO REGISTER )


Looking Ahead to 2020: Everything Employers Need to Know in the New Year
(Online)
November 19, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm ( CLICK HERE TO REGISTER )
If you would like us to post your upcoming co-op events in the Cooperative Update send event information to: guy@mcdc.coop .