On October 18, employees at the AIEC observed Co-op Day in celebration of Cooperative Month. Cooperative Month is observed every October. Employees posed for their annual group photo, had lunch as a group and enjoyed an early dismissal. General Counsel Craig Sondgeroth was presented with his one year anniversary certificate. CEO Duane Noland presented Vice President of Communications/Illinois Country Living Editor Valerie Cheatham the 2019 AIEC Effort Award.