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Creating an Economy That Works for All Celebration! (CUCI Annual Dinner)

  • Letter Carriers Hall 4100 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45223 United States (map)

Join us as we celebrate the continued success and journey of Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative and Union Cooperatives!

For full event detail and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-an-economy-that-works-for-all-celebration-tickets-28537806347

Since 2012, CUCI has launched four cooperative initiatives, investigated three others, created 20 jobs and leveraged over $3 million in grants and loans.  Some highlights from 2016:

  • Our Harvest employed 15 people, served as a practicum site for 20 students, held a memorable event and wrote an inspiring book to celebrate the Bahr Farm’s centennial anniversary
  • Sustainergy saved over 100 homeowners, on an average, $600 to $700 per household in utility savings
  • Apple Street Market completed a 10-year financial projection that demonstrates its viability and is well on its way to closing the funding gap
  • Renting Partnerships, organized as a land trust, supports efforts around the country to share its innovative approach to wealth building for low-income renters
  • CUCI launched its manufacturing initiative, which aims to bring Mondragon-style cooperative ownership to the manufacturing sector in Southwest Ohio as a succession strategy for retiring business owners

 This year we recognize individuals working with us to build the foundation of an economy that works for all. This year’s honorees are:

  • Phil Amadon and Casey Whitten Amadon for incredible personal solidarity to the co-op movement
  • Michael Coffey of Greater Cincinnati Foundation as a key funding partner in launching the Union Co-op Training Institute
  • Mary Jo Minerich and Renee Martin of GBBN Architects for their outstanding volunteer commitment and support in designing Apple Street Market and making it a reality
  • James Clark, International President of the IUE-CWA, a visionary leader who is helping to advance union co-op work in manufacturing 

Special Showcase: CUCI is excited to introduce the Union Co-op Training Institute, which will systematize the development of worker owners and the union co-op culture. Equally important, the Institute will better position us to meet the increasing demand for future co-ops. Currently 14 groups have approached us about creating co-ops. Isabel Uribe, one of Mondragon’s most experienced cooperative development specialists who has helped deploy the model in a number of countries, will be moving to Cincinnati to advance this project.

Evening will Feature: Tasty tapas featuring produce from Our Harvest Cooperative, meet & greet with union cooperative members, music, split the pot, inspiration and tons of fun!

Please call (513) 549-3381 if you have any questions or need further information. Thank you for your support!