cooperatives

Stop, Drop and Roll

Some coping advice from one ROC leader to another The pandemic arrived early in 2020, lingered over the summer, and now we’re back in the thick of it. I don’t know about you, but I thought we would … More »

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Truly inspiring leadership from our friend Howard Brodsky

Howard Brodsky, the recent recipient of Business New Hampshire’s Business Person of the Decade Award, said, “It should be about we and not me.” I could not be happier that this outstanding cooperative leader is considered the best in … More »

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A remarkably historic 2019

We founded ROC USA® to make resident ownership a viable option for homeowners, and when communities choose ownership, to work together to make it successful. The choice homeowners are making is clear: In 2019, ROC USA® Network helped … More »

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Co-ops Making Real Impact

We released our annual market rent study last week, and the impact is real and meaningful. The objective is pretty simple:  How do co-op site-fees compare to other communities in each market? To answer that question, we hire … More »

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The time of my life …

This past year has been a real gift. I stepped back in time with all of the current knowledge and experience I now possess having run ROC USA® for 8½ years. I was able to return to what … More »

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Sad and happy follow-up to homeowners’ speeches in Oregon

I blogged about Diane Pense’s and Sam Morris’ speeches in February.  Today, I got some really disturbing follow-up on Diane’s situation. Apparently, her 10-home community isn’t closing down but they didn’t learn that until after they all sold … More »

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Sad to learn of a big loss in a great ROC

Anthony “Tony” Weisbecker An avid fisherman and lover of dogs, Tony visited the shelter once a week to give the pups some simple loving. Tony was also a remarkable cooperative leader at the Clackamas River Community Cooperative in … More »