Category Archives: Cooperative Business

Open Source – A model for Social Enterprise

I first became acquainted with open source software in the mid-1990s. My brother James asked me if I had heard of Linux. I had not heard of it up until that time. A few weeks later I bought Red Hat … Continue reading

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Fully Human

Earlier today I was reading Joan Chittister’s book, “Becoming Fully Human.” It’s a great read and filled with bite sized quotes from Sr. Joan and others. One of those morsels resonated with me. The purpose of life is to let … Continue reading

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Economic Development for the Southern Tier

I’m meeting on Wednesday with an attorney in Buffalo to help me setup a 501c3 entity whose purpose is to wed social enterprise with economic development and community empowerment in New York State’s southern tier. That’s my backyard and this … Continue reading

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Allegany County Fair

It is near 100 degrees and high humidity but I’m happy to be sitting in the grandstand at the Allegany County fair in Angelica, New York. It’s my first visit here and I’m impressed with the quality of this small … Continue reading

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Sharing technology

Here’s a great initiative that just came to me in an email. Take time to follow the link to Civic Commons. Visit Civic Commons!

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Allegany Harvest Market

I’m helping some friends and fellow cooperative market share holders do something good for the future of the Allegany Harvest Market which is a new cooperative market venture being started in Houghton, New York. I’m excited and I hope that … Continue reading

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