Category Archives: Co-op News

RCA Community Meeting #1 – Sunday 5pm-7pm

Remember when we started the bar? When you became a member before the doors were even open? Before we even had a space! We proclaimed “we’re going to start this bar so it can help operate an umbrella organization to … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review

And so we say goodbye to another year of drinking, working, celebrating, owning, and cooperating at the co-op bar. Another year of member mugs as mailboxes, broken pint glasses, slammed shots. Another year of watching straight dudes try to figure … Continue reading

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Two More Common Ground Healthcare Co-op Info Sessions

Monday, Nov 11 at 6pm Thursday, Dec 12 at 6pm We had a good turnout for the first info session, held on October 27th. Johnnie Williams gave us a nonpartisan overview of how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would impact … Continue reading

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Common Ground Health Care Cooperative Info Session

Want to know more about the Affordable Care Act? Obamacare? Southeastern Wisconsin’s Cooperative insurance company? We’re hosting an info session on October 27th at 4pm. You can also catch them at Co-op Fest. “Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is a non-profit, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Co-op Month October 12th in Riverwest

Where: Garden Park (Bremen & Locust) What: A celebration of our neighborhood and its cooperative businesses and organizations! Saturday Oct. 12 – Family-friendly fun activities in Garden Park next to the Riverwest Public House – Introduction to co-ops & tours … Continue reading

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Bring us your Beer Memorabilia!

Sunday, July 28th we’re having a silent auction of Beer Memorabilia. This includes neon signs, posters, non-glowing signs, weird kitschy landscapes with beer bottles as architecture, etc. We need your help! Do you have some of this stuff in your … Continue reading

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The Public House is looking for Board Candidates

The Riverwest Public House isn’t just a bar. You know this when you get that feeling. The one that comes when you bump into friends and neighbors over a pint. The feeling after an incredible show, or a Night School, or the … Continue reading

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Know Your Cooperative Principles: #6

As you may know, cooperatives abide by 7 principles handed down by the Rochdale cooperative pioneers and the International Cooperative Alliance. The seven principles are Voluntary & Open Membership, Democratic Member Control, Member Economic Participation, Autonomy & Independence, Education, Training … Continue reading

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Co-operatives: Succession That Roots Jobs and Wealth in Communities

By the VCBA Steering Committee Those who have a stake in their business work harder and smarter. It’s a basic concept exemplified by the co-operative model. Transferring your business to a co-op of any type – consumer, producer or worker … Continue reading

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