NCBA CLUSA is excited to spend 2016 highlighting the scope and impact of the cooperative economy in the U.S., and we hope you’ll come out and support your co-op community at our key launch event in Washington, D.C. next week as we celebrate 100 years of cooperatives building a better world.
Register now for free and join NCBA CLUSA, lawmakers and top co-op executives at the National Press Club on Wednesday, January 13, from 8:30 – 10 a.m., for a press conference announcing milestones and upcoming events.
During this event, NCBA CLUSA will formally launch the newly-formed bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus. Caucus co-chairs Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) will each speak on how the cooperative business model can shape the future of American jobs, industry and the economy for the better.
Representatives from some of the nation’s leading cooperative business will be on hand to illustrate the importance and impact of cooperative businesses nationwide. Additionally, NCBA CLUSA will publicly release the results of a 2015 national survey measuring public opinion toward co-ops. NCBA CLUSA Interim CEO and President Judy Ziewacz will highlight the past, present and future of the cooperative business model and its vital contributions to job creation and sustainable development on both the national and global level.
We’ll also serve a special 100th anniversary roast of organic, co-op grown coffee roasted by NCBA CLUSA member Pachamama Coffee Cooperative. Pachamama’s Director of Outreach Mollie Moisan will be on hand to talk about ethically sourced co-op coffee and distribute samples of the NCBA CLUSA 100th anniversary roast.
Attendance is free, but we’d like to know who’s coming to our kickoff event. Please take a moment now to fill out this registration form.