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Leadership: Greg Dinsdale | CEO

Business Development ContactRobert Ward | Director of Sales

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (519) 850-5269, ext. 105 | Fax: (519) 850-2028 | Websitewww.lbmx.com  

Headquarters: 148 Fullarton St., Suite 1702, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5P3

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Who We Are

LBMX believes in the value of purchasing cooperatives - so much so that we work exclusively with purchasing coops, their members, and their trading partners. Our mission is to provide groups around the world with the same technology advantages their corporate competitors have.

What We Do 

LBMX delivers technology solutions and unrivaled industry expertise to purchasing cooperatives and their members around the world.  LBMX lets you 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.



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Leadership: Doug Clark | CEO

Business Development Contact: Suzanne Rahman | National Account Manager

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Fax: (630) 925-7777 | Website: www.corcentric.com

Headquarters:7927 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 3200, McLean, VA 22102

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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. 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 digitalize transactions across the network and enable companies to streamline, automate and manage their transaction process. Our COR360 accounts payable workflow software is a configurable, SaaS solution that enables companies to automate their AP processes. 

What We Do

•    Price File Validation
•    Contract Compliance
•    E-invoicing
•    Approval Workflow
•    Order Management
•    Dispute Management and Return
•    Credit & Collection Managment
•    Channel Finance
•    Supplier Onboarding
•    Supplier Portal
•    Reporting Analytics

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Leadership: Andrew Seaborg, MS | Partner

Business Development Contact: Andrew Thompson

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Phone: (608) 268-5100 | Website: www.tcg-lfg.com

Headquarters: 406 Science Dr., Suite 310, Madison, WI 53711

Who We Are

We are financial professionals who work with cooperatives and national trade organizations to design and implement unique benefits programs that drive value and help create long-lasting relationships between national sponsors and their members. 

What We Do

Utilizing the unique aspects of cooperatives, we help design retirement and group insurance programs sponsored by each co-op. By focusing on the organization's access to their members' buying power, we are able to significantly reduce the cost of implementing top rated retirement and group insurance plans. After implementation, we provide a high level of ongoing support for members and sponsors. Please visit our website for a list of states in which we offer retirement and insurance solutions.

Registered associates of The Capital Group are registered representatives of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker-dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor offering insurance through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. The Capital Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. CRN-1145145-031015. 

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Leadership: Michael Maledon | President & CEO

Business Development ContactMichelle Jackson | Senior Director of InilexGPS

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (855) 605-4262 | Website: www.inilex.com

4908 E McDowell Rd., Suite #103, Phoenix, AZ 85008 

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Who We Are

Inilex, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions, combining the power of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with the flexibility of a best-in-class wireless messaging system. Inilex’s GPS products and applications allow clients to remotely monitor, control and track important assets such as vehicles via cell phones or the Internet. With the company’s specialized expertise and flexible development platform, Inilex’s applications are affordable, accurate and reliable.

What We Do

Inilex offers three core vehicle tracking solutions. 

SkyLINK™ is currently offered as a core F&I product in hundreds of prominent dealerships. SkyLINK™ is the industry leader in providing broad, nationwide stolen vehicle recovery coupled with the ability to work with all law enforcement agencies.

InilexGPS™ is specifically designed for BHPH dealers, finance companies, and credit unions servicing credit-challenged customers. It is the most accurate and reliable system on the market today. InilexGPS offers an enterprise solution that encompasses inventory management, API set for easy integration, easy to use portal to manage vehicles, superior customer support and a recovery portal. 

InilexGPS Fleet™ is designed for fleet management and vehicle tracking. It is the most intuitive and cost effective solution on the market today. InilexGPS Fleet offers customers the ability to monitor, manage and maintain their fleet inventory. 


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Leadership: Brian Lack | Founder & President

Business Development Contact: Steven Lattey | Business Development Director 

: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (800) 585-9694, ext. 803 | Website: www.simplyvoting.com

Headquarters: 6228 Saint-Jacques St. W, Suite 200, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4B 1T6

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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 cooperatives in more than 40 countries worldwide. One voter, one vote is guaranteed, full redundancy across the entire system. Election results are auditable and transparent, easy to use for both the voter and election managers and accessible. Simply Voting received an “A” grade from the Bureau of Internet Accessibility.

What We Do

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

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Leadership: Gary Pittsford, CFP ® | Chief Executive Officer

Business Development Contact: Amy Hayes | Communications Manager 

EmailaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 317-849-9559 | Website: www.castle3.com

Headquarters9820 Westpoint Drive, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46256-3363

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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.

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 

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LeadershipStacy Augustine | CEO & Managing Partner

Business Development ContactStacy Augustine | CEO & Managing Partner 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (253) 200-0418 | Website: www.creditunionstrategicplanning.com

Headquarters: 535 Dock Street, Suite 208, Tacoma, WA 98421

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Who We Are

CU Strategic Planning works with credit unions that embrace their cooperative roots. We like to think of ourselves as a full-service strategy lab, helping credit unions realize their full potential. Our services often start with strategic planning, can include research, development, and grant writing and run the gambit through the implementation of projects designed to expand services to members.

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Leadership: Kenneth L. Cutler | Managing Partner

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (612) 343-8272 | Website: www.dorsey.com

Headquarters50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN, 55402-149

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Dorsey is a business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients' needs. We make it our first priority to know the context in which you do business - your market, your competitors, your industry.With offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey offers access to native legal experience virtually anywhere in the world.

What We Do

Dorsey is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States and offers services in more than 60 different areas of legal practice.  Our Cooperatives and Electric Associations group is a recognized national leader in the field of agribusiness and cooperative law, with more than 25 years of experience working with regional agricultural cooperatives, agribusinesses, rural electric cooperatives, purchasing cooperatives and start-up organizations across the nation. Dorsey’s attorneys work with agribusinesses and cooperatives in industries such as agriculture, energy and utilities, purchasing, housing, professional services and healthcare. We also represent other agriculture-related organizations such as commodity promotion groups, cooperative banks and cooperative trade associations. 

Our attorneys have wide-spread 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, antitrust/Capper Volstead Act and tax issues.

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Leadership: Kimberly A. Fantaci | Executive Director 

Business Development Contact:
Jeff Roberts | Association Executive 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Phone: : (937) 222-6707 | Websitewww.nsac.coop

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

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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.

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

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Leadership:John E. Pinto | President & CEO

Business Development Contact: Michael Natyshak | National Program Director 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Phone(419) 270-8775 Website: www.pentegra.com 

Headquarters2 Enterprise Drive, Suite 408, Shelton, CT 06484

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Blog: pentegra.com/expertise/current-thinking/index.html

Who We Are

Founded as a not-for-profit cooperative to provide an unbiased, fiduciary-centric solution for the benefit of our partners, today Pentegra is the retirement services provider of choice to organizations nationwide, managing more than 4,000 retirement plans and nearly $8 billion in retirement plan assets. As a retirement plan fiduciary for more than 70 years, Pentegra offers the advantage of insights and experience gained in this unique role, and the benefit of industry best practices for fiduciary standards. 

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Leadership: Glenn Miller | Partner

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (608) 442-1939

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

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: www.wegnercpas.com 

Headquarters: 2110 Luann Lane, Madison, WI 53713

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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.

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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