Save the Date for Up and Coming, Up and Running 2013
Hosted by the Indiana Cooperative Development Center
March 1 & 2, with Optional In-Depth Workshops on February 28
Starting a new food co-op, or in your first years of operation Up and Coming, Up and Running 2013, held in Bloomington, Indiana, offers the resources and connections needed to move new co-ops from dream to reality, ensuring their success.
Learn from expert advisors, industry leaders, co-op resource developers, and your peers. Tour the three Bloomingfoods stores, its Commissary Kitchen, and learn about project management in relation to the newest Bloomingfoods project—a neighborhood store scheduled to open in Summer 2013.
The Up and Coming, Up and Running Food Co-op Startup Conference, now in its 4th year, brings people together who are shaping the future for new co-ops in communities all across the United States. Plan ahead to ensure the participation of steering committee, board, and staff members of your co-op project.
For more information, visit www.icdc.coop and contact Debbie Trocha of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center: 317-692-7707. A limited number of scholarships are available from the Indiana Cooperative Development Center through a grant from the Howard Bowers Fund.
Food Co-op Initiative is also offering a limited number of registration and travel scholarships to early registrants. Contact Rosie at: firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Applications are due by Dec. 26.
Scholarships may be available through the Ralph K. Morris Foundation Cooperative Leadership Fund. Please visit their website at www.ralphkmorrisfoundation.org for more information.