Vernon launches National Coop Month by interviewing David Thompson, President of Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation.
29 months ago by Vernon_Oakes
Vernon and David discussed the emergence of food co-ops, his new book, and the role of cooperatives in the Economy. This month marks the 2nd anniversary of Everything Co-op, and the celebration of National Co-op Month. Cooperative Network's 2015 Co-op Month theme, Take Ownership, celebrates how the cooperative model gives consumers a real stake in their economic destinies, because co-ops are owned and controlled by the people who use their services. Therefore, it is quite fitting to celebrate this milestone by bringing David Thompson to the mic again, to announce his new book being released this month, that focuses on food co-ops. Thompson, has worked for national cooperative organizations of the United States, Britain and Japan as well as the United Nations. He served as Vice President of the National Cooperative Business Association and Regional Director of the National Cooperative Bank's Western Office. He specializes in funding the capital needs of the cooperative development sector and nonprofit and cooperative housing. He was also inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in Washington D.C. in May 2010.