The Howard Bowers Fund/CCMA awards for Cooperative Excellence are given for excellence in the food co-op community. They are an opportunity for you to recognize outstanding food co-ops, your colleagues, your board members, and outstanding programs and systems developed by consumer cooperatives. Formerly known as the CCMA awards, the program is now under the sponsorship of the Cooperative Development Foundation through its Howard Bowers Fund for Consumer Cooperatives.
The deadline for nominations is April 20, 2012, and the awards will be presented during the banquet at CCMA. You are invited to submit nominations in the following categories:
–Cooperative Excellence – In recognition of a food co-op that has made significant progress in meeting the needs of members through growth in net sales and earnings, initiation of new and innovative programs, and expansion of member services.
–Cooperative Service – In recognition of dedicated leadership and exemplary service by an individual to a food co-op or co-op.
–Cooperative innovation/Achievement – In recognition of the innovative application of the co-op business structure to a co-op, an innovative program or service, or outstanding achievement by a food co-op.
–Cooperative Board Service – In recognition of outstanding dedication and leadership.
Awardees are selected by an awards committee made up of leaders in the food co-op community.