CO-OPatopia to Celebrate Fourth Year This Saturday in Olympia

The credit union ecosystem is stitched together with stories of credit unions working to serve their members directly through financial services, to be sure. However, the larger cooperative model also gives those very members the true value proposition of their participation. They are in charge. And for the fourth straight year, CO-OPatopia celebrates cooperative businesses and what they contribute to their local economies.

Begun and managed by Twin Star Credit Union, this year’s CO-OPatopia is being held this Saturday, April 23 from 2-7 pm, at 5th and Adams in Olympia, Washington, as part of the Spring Arts Walk.

According to Twin Star Chief Administrative Officer Mary Beth Spuck, CO-OPatopia seeks to show the benefit of being a co-op while also encouraging greater “cooperation among cooperatives.”  

The specific purpose behind CO-OPatopia includes:

  • Celebrating the community of co-ops;
  • Helping current co-op members identify other co-ops in the area; and
  • Educating non-co-op users about the benefits of co-ops and how they can get involved.

Credit unions interested in getting a booth or otherwise getting involved in CO-OPatopia can contact Devin Boyd at TwinStar, 360.923.4587;

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222,

Posted in Economy, NWCUA.