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A Boss Worth Celebrating

Today is Boss’s Day. At some offices, recognizing those in leadership can be a grim ritual. Not so at VistaComm. We are fortunate to be led by a fast-moving, outgoing, transparent and hard-working accountant turned CEO Maria Walz. Every morning, we’re happy to hear the machine-gun tapping of heels on our floor. Maria has arrived […]

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October is National Cooperative Month! 

This year’s theme for National Co-op Month, “Co-ops See the Future,” embodies what co-ops envision and work to achieve every day—a more sustainable and inclusive tomorrow. Celebrated by cooperatives nationwide during the month of October, Co-op Month is an opportunity to celebrate the many ways cooperatives are using innovation to create shared prosperity for their […]

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Is Big Always Bad?

Recently, a VistaComm client decided to challenge the idea that cooperatives are becoming too big to care about and serve their customers-members. In a magazine article titled “The Big Bad Wolf,” this local cooperative pointed out that members can become obsessed with size and see growth as a reason to fear and quit doing business […]

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Opening Doors with Baseball

Throughout America’s heartland, two institutions have stood the test of time—farming and baseball. That’s not to diminish the popularity of the games that gave rise to classic stories like “Friday Night Lights” or “Hoosiers.” But those pursuits generally end for small-town residents once players head off to college or start careers. Baseball players, however, play […]

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