National Co-op Month is October
Cooperative Maine Business Alliance is inviting you to celebrate National Co-op Month in October by holding events around this year’s theme: Cooperatives See the Future! Co-op Month is an opportunity for cooperatives around the state and the nation to connect with their community, to share the work they are doing to build cooperatives and to celebrate the impact they are having on the economy and their community.
We are inviting your cooperative or a collaboration with other cooperatives and organizations to hold an event so that people around Maine can see how cooperatives are benefiting our communities, our economy and growing the future of Maine. We encourage you to develop collaborations for these events to help bring organizations and cooperatives together to see and build our connections.
You can organize an:
- Educational event including film showing, workshops, or speakers
- Open house or Special Event at your co-op
- Exhibit about co-ops including art and words at your library, school or a local gallery
- Civic project such as community garden day, community meal, community cleanup, voter registration, blood drive, etc.
- Offer a special promotion during co-op month
Become a member of the Cooperative Maine Business Alliance during Co-op Month!
During Co-op Month this year, we are offering a special membership in the Cooperative Maine Business Alliance for all co-ops, and individuals, businesses and organizations that support co-ops. Stay tuned for more information about this.
Spread the Word about Co-op Month
Cooperative Maine Business Alliance will help to coordinate statewide media for Co-op Month with a press release that goes to media around the state, with our website and social media postings and through collaborative organizations. On the Cooperative Maine Business Alliance website’s there will be comprehensive calendar that will list all the events. We also plan to make a poster to celebrate Co-op Month and it can be displayed at co-ops around the state. We want to help you increase the impact of your event in your local community, with other cooperatives and throughout the state.
You can help to support these efforts by sharing your event info, writing articles about your cooperative and the impact you're having on your community, writing op-eds for local media, and speaking to local media about Co-op Month.
Please let us know about your event for Co-op Month by filling out our online form below.
We will collect information there about events around the state and prepare a press release that we will send out on September 25th. We ask that you submit events by September 20th to be included in this press release.