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Time is Running Out to Congratulate 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductees


The 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees are known for the grit and tenacity needed to drive change that improves lives and communities. On October 7, Clark Arrington, Senior Fellow, Seed Commons; Vern Dosch, retired President & CEO, National Information Solutions Cooperative; Andrew Reicher, Executive Director, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board; and Karen Zimbelman, Senior Director of Membership & Cooperative Relations, National Co+op Grocers will be inducted at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Express your appreciation for the inductees by:

Ads and "Friend of" listings are due on September 1 and will be included in the printed program and heroes.coop. Only a limited number of tickets remain for the Hall of Fame Reception, Dinner and Ceremony.


If you are planning on attending the event in person, the following safety procedures are in place.

Prior to arriving to the National Press Club

All full-time employees of the National Press Club have been fully vaccinated. All event planners, participants, guests and attendees are expected to be fully vaccinated before coming to the Club for any reason. Visitors may be asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the last 72 hours.

Once you arrive at the National Press Club

Complete the screening process and have your temperature scanned. No one with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit should enter the club. Entry may be denied based on results of screening.


Per DC Mayor Bowser's order, effective July 31, 2021 the District of Columbia requires all persons over the age of two (regardless of vaccination status) to wear a mask in all indoor spaces, except when actively consuming food or drink.


Practice proper hygiene and sanitization including hand washing and the use of touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the Club in accordance with CDC recommendations.


Contact a member of our staff immediately if you observe any individual exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms while on site, or if you become aware of any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of being at the Press Club.

The Cooperative Hall of Fame is the primary fundraising event of the Cooperative Development Foundation. Because of your generosity, CDF can make grants, loans and investments that support cooperative development and its infrastructure, strengthen Main Street cooperative businesses and enhance the lives of members and communities.

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