As a founding member of the Austin Cooperative Business Association (ACBA), Black Star Co-op is participating in a Financial Services Survey and Credit Union Membership Drive. The survey will be done online and in the stores during September and October. The survey will gather information about Black Star Co-op customers’ financial services providers and encourage respondents to join a credit union.
As financial cooperatives, Credit Unions are an important part of the cooperative economy in Austin. ACBA wants to know how many co-op shoppers are already members of credit unions and encourage those that are not to join one.
ACBA is a trade association advocating for cooperative businesses in Central Texas. Its mission is to increase membership and profitability of cooperatives and raise the profile of the cooperative business model. Cooperatives have been an important part of our economic vitality in Central Texas for more than 75 years.
Please keep an eye out for the ACBA survey table when at Black Star Co-op this Fall or take the survey online. There will be a drawing for prizes among respondents who are willing to share their contact information.