Karen Zimbelman

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Organization
National Co+op Grocers
Phone Number
7076168775

Karen Zimbelman is the Senior Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations at National Co+op Grocers.

Author's Articles

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104 January - February - 2003 January 7, 2004

100 May - June - 2002 January 7, 2004

098 January - February - 2002 January 7, 2004

The Cooperative Grocers Information Network -- CGIN -- held its fifth annual meeting at the June CCMA conference this year. For those of you who were unable to join us, highlights included:

102 September - October - 2002 January 7, 2004
Cooperative Grocers' Information Network logo

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004

CGIN was pleased to unveil a new service to members in June: a photo gallery.

096 September - October - 2001 January 8, 2004

Members are the lifeblood of a co-op: a truism of cooperatives. Without members, a co-ops wouldn't be a co-op; it would be just another local grocery store.

080 January - February - 1999 January 8, 2004

Does the idea of planning sessions with your co-op board of directors fill you with dread? Do you spend more time talking about planning than actually doing any planning?

086 January - February - 2000 January 8, 2004
092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 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

Are any of these scenarios familiar to you?

070 May - June - 1997 January 9, 2004

In 1995, an international consortium of co-op academics and practitioners collaborated on a book called Making Membership Meaningful: Participatory Democracy in Co-operatives.

072 September - October - 1997 January 9, 2004

Do your board meetings have any of these features?

068 January - February - 1997 January 9, 2004

How do co-op employees feel about the co-op as an employer? How satisfied are they with their compensation, their working conditions, their supervision, and their co-workers?

063 March - April - 1996 January 9, 2004

Without a doubt, a co-op's board of directors plays a key role in the co-op's success.

060 September - October - 1995 January 9, 2004

"A grievance has been filed against the co-op." These words almost invariably cause an immediate emotional reaction in everyone connected to the co-op.

055 November - December - 1994 January 9, 2004

"You clearly have a lot of very dedicated people working in co-ops in the States -- because there's only a limited co-op system here to support them."

050 January - February - 1994 January 9, 2004

Without a doubt, an effective board of directors requires smooth and well-planned internal systems.

052 May - June - 1994 January 9, 2004

Mary manages the co-op's produce department by day.

044 January - February - 1993 January 9, 2004

One morning Tim found a note in his mail box at the co-op when he arrived for work. It read, "We'll be here to do your evaluation at 4:30 today.

048 September - October - 1993 January 9, 2004