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E&I Announces New Vision & Strategy

Cooperative focuses on delivering solutions to help higher ed institutions accelerate economic recovery November 23, 2020 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) – the only member-owned, non-profit cooperative focused exclusively on education – has announced a bold new vision to rapidly increase the value delivered to educational institutions. The Cooperative’s strategy includes an aggressive hiring initiative. “Pandemic-related budget cuts, tuition decreases, and declining enrollments are placing significant economic strain on our member institutions,” said Eric Frank,...

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Feeling Lucky?

What's Your Approach to COVID-19 On Your Campus? by Ray Jensen, C.P.M Old movie buffs will easily remember Clint Eastwood’s iconic line from Magnum Force.  “You have to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?” Good question. It’s also a good question to pose to many college and university administrators as they implement programs to try to protect students, faculty and staff from the single greatest health and safety challenge of our time. Many...

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E&I Distributes $2.3 Million to Members in the Form of Patronage Refunds

Higher Education and K-12 institutions benefit from extra dollars in a time of budget constraints September 9, 2020 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is returning more than $2.3 million to members in the form of patronage refunds. As a member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative, E&I distributes a percentage of its net income at the end of each year to its member institutions. Each member’s annual purchasing activity is used to calculate the amount of their patronage...

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