Here are a few highlights of the October 5, 2013 event!
Summit would like to thank the 4,011 visitors to the 3rd Annual Co-op Connection, the 20+ cooperatives who participated in bringing the cooperative story to our community and our vital sponsors of the event, listed below! Visitors interacted with co-op representatives, enjoyed family activities, live entertainment by Pat McCurdy, The Disclosures and David Landau, prize drawings, free product samples and a message from Madison's Mayor Paul Soglin about the big part cooperatives play in the local economy and quality of life. Cooperatives provide so many services to our community and enrich the local economy. It's worth celebrating!
Click any picture to enlarge. 1) Welcome to the Co-op Connection 2) Mayor Soglin visits a technology booth 3) One of three grocery booths 4) Enjoying a cupcake 5) Pat McCurdy live 6) Thousands visit more than 20 co-ops 7) Cooperatives and cupcakes – great combo 8) Mayor Soglin speaks about the value of cooperatives 9) Visitors take Summit's Money quiz 10) Talking about credit unions.
Summit Credit Union celebrates cooperatives and all that they contribute to our communities.
Cooperatives are governed by seven principles:
Cooperatives can be found in nearly every sector of the economy, including financial, health care, utilities, telecommunications, insurance, agriculture and consumer goods and services. Cooperatives allow consumers to be directly involved and to support local businesses that strengthen their communities.