Co-op Hall Of Fame

Marilyn Scholl Recognized for Co-op Leadership

By Dave Gutknecht Her name will be familiar to readers of this magazine—Marilyn Scholl has been a major contributor here for years, as well as the author of valuable food co-op resources such as the Patronage Dividend Primer and the Ownership Toolbox. Her professional leadership and many thoughtful contributions to cooperatives are receiving a deserved and lasting tribute. Marilyn Scholl is to be inducted May 2 into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, a national resource administered by the Cooperative Development [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Cooperative Grocer|Tags: , |

Ann Hoyt Inducted into 2015 Cooperative Hall of Fame

We are thrilled that Ann Hoyt will be inducted into the 2015 Cooperative Hall of Fame at a ceremony held May 6 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Many of us know Ann as a tireless advocate for food co-ops and the cooperative business model, and the inspirational [...]

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: EXPORT, Solutions|Tags: |

Congratulations to Rebecca Dunn for Co-op Hall of Fame Induction

Rebecca Dunn, a former bank examiner and commercial loan officer, has served as Executive Director of the Cooperative Fund of New England since 1986. During her 27 year tenure the Fund has grown from $160,000 to $16 million, expanded from lending mostly to food co-ops to all types of co-ops, [...]

By |May 1st, 2013|Categories: Solutions|Tags: |

What Cooperators Have to Say About Bill Gessner

Alysen Land, general manager, Ozark Natural Foods: “Bill has helped our cooperative grow and continually improve. Bill has helped me weather difficult times in my career, and has proven to me again and again that he is a good friend and fellow cooperator.” Jeanie Wells, operations, expansions, and startup consultant, [...]

By |January 31st, 2012|Categories: Solutions|Tags: |

2012 Cooperative Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Bill Gessner is one of four outstanding cooperative leaders who will receive the cooperative community‘s highest honor on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, when they are inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees include: cooperative educator Dr. Michael Cook; cooperative agri-business leader, William Davisson; consumer cooperative developer, William [...]

By |January 31st, 2012|Categories: Solutions|Tags: |

Bill Gessner to Be Inducted into Co-op Hall of Fame

Bill Gessner likes working with people, and most of the time, you’ll find him wherever groups are creating plans for the future. Throughout his career, Bill has worked with hundreds of food co-ops and many development organizations. It is not an exaggeration to say that his ability to work with [...]

By |January 31st, 2011|Categories: EXPORT, Solutions|Tags: |

Case Study: Wheatsville — Where It All Started for Walden

Wheatsville Food Co-op Austin, Texas Founded: 1976 Number of members: 9,000 Equity investment:$55 per household Number of staff: 80 Retail square feet:5,100 One of Walden Swanson’s first co-op endeavors was to manage the Wheatsville Food Co-op. As a native Texan who went to business school at the University of Texas [...]

By |November 30th, 2007|Categories: Case Studies, EXPORT, Solutions|Tags: , |

Cooperative Hall of Fame

Join Your Colleagues to Honor 2008 Inductees: Kate Sumberg & Walden Swanson Wednesday, April 30, 2008 National Press Club Washington, DC Plan now to be there on April 30! The Cooperative Hall of Fame reservation form (available identifies all your options for participation, including banquet and reception sponsorship. Contributions [...]

By |November 30th, 2007|Categories: EXPORT, Solutions|Tags: |

Walden and Kate to Be Inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame

Last month the food cooperative sector was unanimously thrilled to learn that CDS consultants Walden Swanson and Kate Sumberg are to be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame at a ceremony in April 2008. Recommendation letters poured into the hands of the selection committee at the Cooperative Development Foundation from [...]

By |November 30th, 2007|Categories: EXPORT, Solutions|Tags: |