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074 January - February - 1998 January 9, 2004

By Scott Beers and Margaret Lund

One of the absolutely vital committees of any co-op board is the finance committee.

075 March - April - 1998 January 9, 2004

The ability to raise capital -- to collect a little bit from a lot of people and build something greater than anybody's bit could have built alone -- is one of the great strengths o

076 May - June - 1998 January 9, 2004

Whether you are a manager, staff, or a director, you will be happier and less frustrated when your co-op's board is operating smoothly.

074 January - February - 1998 January 9, 2004

We think every day about what it costs to do different things -- 89 cents to buy a pound of organic bananas, seven dollars to see "Lethal Weapon 4," etc.

079 November - December - 1998 January 9, 2004

We see several positive trends of cooperation between stores and their distributors.

075 March - April - 1998 January 9, 2004

Disaster: a "bad star." That's the derivation of this ancient Greek word. If a comet is hurling toward the earth, or our sun goes super-nova, there is nothing to be done.

079 November - December - 1998 January 9, 2004

I wish I could say it is a rare occurrence, but unfortunately I get these disturbing calls all too often.

075 March - April - 1998 January 9, 2004
Does every deli need a fully staffed work station?
075 March - April - 1998 January 9, 2004

 

Over three hundred co-op directors, managers, staff and consultants gathered in Cleveland June 10-13 at the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference.

077 July - August - 1998 January 9, 2004

They don't call me "Binhead" for nothing -- I believe in Bulk!

079 November - December - 1998 January 9, 2004

Buyers that I meet at trade shows and conferences most often describe brokers to me in less than glowing terms.

076 May - June - 1998 January 9, 2004

Webster's Dictionary defines the word extinct as follows:

069 March - April - 1997 January 9, 2004

Good systems show themselves by not showing themselves at all. In a well run store, product, people, and purchases flow in and out in a seemingly effortless ebb and flow.

069 March - April - 1997 January 9, 2004

Rather than "salaried or hourly," the question actually should be, "Exempt or non-exempt?

070 May - June - 1997 January 9, 2004

Like the 2,000 pound gorilla at a small party, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, risk is always present, just standing there at the pretzel bowl

068 January - February - 1997 January 9, 2004

Are any of these scenarios familiar to you?

070 May - June - 1997 January 9, 2004

Two years ago, I attended my first Consumer Cooperative Management Association in Sacramento. The event was educational and eye-opening.

071 July - August - 1997 January 9, 2004

Readers have responded positively to recent editorials on social capital. In this column I will review our co-op mission, the treatment of capital, and other co-op practices.

070 May - June - 1997 January 9, 2004

My previous column discussed our need to recognize a cooperative as something larger and more enduring than our individual stake in it, greater also than the sum of present members'

069 March - April - 1997 January 9, 2004