About Cooperatives





Twin PinesThe NEMEON cooperative helps members solve their problems by working together. That's what cooperatives are all about. A cooperative business belongs to the people who use it... people who have organized to provide themselves with the goods and services they need. All across America, 120 million people are solving problems and enjoying a better life because of their co-ops. People have formed 47,000 cooperatives for farming, banking, housing, child care, health care, electric and telephone service, food retailing and other goods and services. They trust their co-ops to help them find solutions.

In order to achieve success in this jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise, there is a basic set of principles that cooperatives practice. These are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. Click here to read more about cooperative principles.