Business Services

NCBA CLUSA’s Associate Member program is designed to provide key business services and educational resources exclusively to NCBA CLUSA members. Associate Members are non-cooperative service providers that serve and do business with co-ops. NCBA CLUSA actively seeks out organizations with past experience working with cooperatives and whose services are relevant across the diverse cooperative sectors we serve.


Below is a list of current Associate Members and the business services they offer.


To learn more about our Associate Member page, click here.

Who We Are

Founded in 1997, AKRON, Inc. is a leading provider of custom-built software services.  Armed with a team of talented developers, we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that will energize your business and enhance communication with your clients. 

Leadership: Angelo Kostopoulos | CEO

Email: akostopoulos@akroninc.net | Phone: (202) 745-0272

Website: www.akroninc.net

Headquarters: 1100 13th Street NW, Suite 850 Washington DC 20005

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What We Do

Our core services include web-based solutions for statistical data collection and analysis, online survey collection and implementation, and business website design and implementation. We cultivate an environment of constant learning and improvement as an organization so that we can provide the business and technical solutions that best meet your needs.

Who We Are

We’re an eLearning solutions company for channel­-oriented organizations that value training.

We're focused on outcomes: increased sales, enhanced employee productivity and deepening brand affinity. We are thinkers, designers, trainers, programmers and, perhaps most importantly, listeners. Let's turn learning into a strategic asset for your company.

Leadership: Douglas Gastich | CEO and General Manager

Email: douglas.gastich@bluevolt.com | Phone: (503) 223-2583 x226 | Fax: 503-296-5326

Website: www.bluevolt.com

Headquarters: 2828 SW Corbett Ave., Suite 208, Portland, OR, 97201

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What We Do

We live to build our clients' businesses.

While we serve a range of industries, our stake in skilled trades puts our clients at the center of our network of over 500 manufacturers, distributors, and trade associations. Our learning solutions are designed to turn your employees, members and channel partners into advocates. We do that with an LMS customized for channel-oriented organizations, custom courseware, a pre-­built course sharing network, strategic support from day one and a turnkey incentive program.

We put the EARN in learning.

Co-ops Our Organization Works With

Name

  • AD
  • ASA
  • IMARK Group
  • Equity Plumbing
  • Embassy Group
  • IBC
  • IDC

Organization

  • BLUE HAWK Distribution Cooperative
  • CCA Global Partners
  • Evergreen Marketing Group
  • NEMEON, Inc.
  • Primera Turf, Inc.
  • Sphere 1, Inc.
  • Starnet Commercial Flooring, Inc.

Leadership: Gary Pittsford, CFP ® | Chief Executive Officer

Business Development Contact: Amy Hayes | Communications Manager

Email: my@castle3.com | Phone: 317-849-9559 | Website: www.castle3.com

Headquarters: 9820 Westpoint Drive, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46256-3363

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Who We Are

Corcentric provides cloud-based financial process automation solutions including accounts payable and accounts receivable, e-invoicing, credit and collections management, working capital management, and reporting analytics. 

What We Do

  • Develop succession or transition plans for family business owners
  • Valuations for family business owners for reasons including gifting stock to family members, selling the company to non-family members, divorce, probate and retirement planning
  • Develop retirement income strategies that are important for the owners and family
  • Review and design estate documents to minimize estate taxes and protect closely-held family business assets
  • Develop long-term strategies to help protect and manage family wealth over many generations

Who We Are

Castle Wealth Advisors is a fee-only financial advisory firm that designs and implements financial strategies for closely-held business owners to achieve their goals and protect their business and family assets.

Leadership: Dave Lindeen, Senior Vice President of Sales

Business Development Contact: Suzanne Rahman | National Account Manager

Email: srahman@corcentric.com | Phone: (630) 925-7688 | Website: www.corcentric.com

Headquarters: 7927 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 3200, McClean, 22102

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What We Do

Corcentric offers two solutions: CorConnect, our accounts receivable platform; and COR360, our accounts payable platform. 

CorConnect tackles complex multi-enterprise commerce by removing the cost, friction, and risk from doing business in a complex B2B ecosystem. We digitize transactions across the network and enable companies to streamline, automate, and manage their transaction processes.

Our COR360 accounts payable workflow software is a configurable, SaaS solution that enables companies to automate their AP processes.

Who We Are

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. With offices coast to coast and 3,000 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world.

Leadership: Greg Stump | Partner

Email: greg.stump@crowehorwath.com | Phone: (502) 420-4478 | Website: www.crowehorwath.com

Headquarters: 3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN, 46240-7767

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What We Do

With more than four decades of F&C industry experience, Crowe Horwath LLP is dedicated to providing services specifically designed for organizations focused on F&C production; processing; wholesale, distribution, and logistics; and retail sales and service. Crowe brings value to F&C organizations through audit, tax, advisory, risk, and performance services.

Leadership: Dave Swanson | Cooperative Law Practice Group Chair

Business Development Contact: Jayne E. Wilgus | Senior Marketing Events/Practice Group Coordinator

Email: wilgus.jayne@dorsey.com | Phone: (612) 343-8272 | Website: www.dorsey.com

Headquarters: 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN, 55402-149

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Who We Are

Dorsey’s Cooperative Law practice group is committed to the philosophy of working as a team with clients in order to meet the overall strategic objectives of the client’s organization. We believe it is imperative for our team to understand the client’s industry, long-term strategic objectives, and implementation strategies. With the team’s understanding of industries that affect cooperatives, and the depth of resources and expertise in the legal aspects of transactions, markets and regulation, our cooperative group is uniquely positioned to effectively handle the legal needs of cooperative organizations, whether large or small.

What We Do

The Cooperative Law practice group consists of lawyers experienced in solving both simple and complex problems for cooperatives. Our lawyers counsel start-up organizations as well as large, regional and national cooperatives in such diverse industries as agriculture, energy and utilities, housing, professional services and healthcare.  We also represent other agriculture-related organizations such as commodity promotion groups, cooperative banks and cooperative trade associations.  The Cooperative Law practice group is a recognized national leader in the field of agribusiness and cooperative law, with more than 35 years of experience.

Our lawyers have widespread experience from such areas as project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, labor, employment and employee benefits, environmental, land use and permits, securities, international and trade regulations, construction contracts, intellectual property and licensing, FERC and other regulatory matters, plus areas unique to cooperatives, including formation and organization, voting rights and governance issues, anti-trust/Capper Volstead Act and tax issues.  The group brings together lawyers from the firm’s nationwide network of offices, each of which offers a unique set of capabilities delivered in a coordinated fashion. 

Who We Are

ECR Software Corp provides food co-ops with end-to-end store technology.  Solutions are developed, deployed, and serviced through our Boone, NC headquarters with regional representatives placed throughout the United States for optimal, fast service levels. We provide hardware, software, and services including: implementation, project management, consulting, training, and award-winning support.

Business Development Contact: Otis Flieth | VP of Sales

Email: oflieth@ecrs.com | Phone: (800) 211-1172 | Website: www.ecrs.com

Headquarters: 277 Howard St Boone NC, 28607

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What We Do

ECRS’ suite of offerings include point-of-sale (traditional, mobile, accelerated checkout, and self-service), reporting and analytics, inventory control and forecasting, electronic supplier integration, general ledger integration, membership management, eCoupon, eReceipt, PA-DSS certified payment processing, WIC, EBT processing, video-enabled customer display, item attribute labeling, remote kitchen printing, and fresh foods scale management.

Who We Are

Based in London, Ontario, LBMX is a leading provider of technology solutions exclusively for co-operatives, purchasing groups and their independent members.  The LBMX team of industry experts is proud to deliver an environment of growth and prosperity for customers throughout Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. 

Business Development Contact: Robert Ward | Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Email: rward@lbmx.com | Phone: 519-850-5269 X105 | Fax: 519-850-2028 | Website: www.lbmx.com

Headquarters: 400 -148 Fullarton Street London Ontario N6A 5P3

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What We Do

We help groups deliver on their value proposition with a suite of applications that utilize real-time data.  LBMX can help add value to your members while reducing costs through automated invoice processing, real-time rebate tracking, focused buying programs, business intelligence tools, and integrated ordering systems.

Who We Are

Mission

We provide software solutions that significantly and measurably increases the total value of a Buying/Marketing Group, Purchasing Co-operative/Association

Vision

We want to become the best IT partner that a Buying/Marketing Group, Purchasing Co-operative/Association can find in the entire world.

Business Development Contact: Roni Banerjee | Partner & Business Development

Email: roni@medullus.com | Phone: 845-559-3357 | Website: www.medullus.com , www.buyinggroupsoftware.com

Headquarters:  26 Gellatly Drive Wappingers Falls NY, 12590

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What We Do

We architect strategic and specialize software solutions for buying groups/marketing groups/purchasing associations/co-operatives that increases member participation and penetration, increases rebates and incentives, better manages vendor relationships and contracts so that your organization can leverage the buying power of independent dealers that join your group. Our best-practice solutions significantly lower your operational costs by providing efficiencies and processes that work best in organizations like yours. We have lived and worked very successfully in buying groups and intimately understand its challenges, triumphs and value proposition.

 

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Who We Are

NSAC is comprised of professionals actively involved with the financial management of cooperatives. NSAC strives to provide accounting, tax and business education uniquely tailored to cooperatives while supporting cooperatives in business interests, and offering networking and professional development opportunities.

Leadership: Kimberly A. Fantaci | Executive Director

Business Development Contact: Jeff Roberts | Association Executive

Email: info@nsacoop.org | Phone: (937) 222-6707 | Website: www.nsac.coop

Headquarters: 136 South Keowee St., Dayton, OH, 45402

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What We Do

NSAC provides a variety of training sessions, publications, networking and research tools to enhance the professional competence of its members and improve the level of service they can offer cooperatives.

Who We Are

Simply Voting is a comprehensive and secure online voting service. We manage elections for municipalities, political parties, unions, associations, student organizations and co-operatives in over 40 countries around the world. One voter one vote is guaranteed, full redundancy across the entire system, auditable and transparent, easy to use for both the voter and election managers, accessible - with an “A” grade from the Bureau of Internet Accessibility.

Leadership: Brian Lack | Founder & President

Business Development Contact: Steven Lattey | Business Development Director

Email: slattey@simplyvoting.com | Phone: 800-585-9694 x803 | Website: www.simplyvoting.com

Headquarters: 5253 Decarie Boulevard, Suite 250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3W 3C3

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What We Do

We customize elections to meet your requirements, to engage your membership and to ensure that no member is disenfranchised.

Who We Are

At Wegner CPAs we understand that cooperatives are a unique type of organization that requires specialized professional services. Accountants without these distinctive skills lack the understanding to provide high-quality services to cooperative businesses. The Wegner CPAs cooperative group has over 65 years of combined knowledge and experience working in the cooperative sector. Our services are led by nationally recognized experts in the cooperative field. We currently work with over 60 cooperative groups all across the country including food, purchasing, housing, pharmacy, and worker co-ops.

Leadership: Glenn Miller | Partner

Business Development Contact #1: Bruce Mayer, CPA, MBA | Partner

Email: bruce.mayer@wegnercpas.com | Phone: (608) 442-1939

Business Development Contact #2: Pete Oettinger, CPA | Partner

Email: pete.oettinger@wegnercpas.com | Phone: (608) 355-7721

Website: www.wegnercpas.com

Headquarters: 2110 Luann Lane, Madison, WI 53713

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What We Do

  • Assurance on the financial statements to the board of directors from outside professionals with knowledge of the industry.
  • Assurance to the co-op members that the organization’s finances are being handled properly.
  • Assurance on the financial statements to external creditors or investors.
  • Recommendations on improvements in internal controls.
  • Tax returns prepared by accountants familiar with the nuances of cooperative income tax rules

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