Cooperative Development Services

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https://cdsus.coop/ Cooperative Development Services is a 35 year old nonprofit with substantial experience in startup and growth of consumer and producer owned cooperatives. Since 2018, we have nurtured an eco-system of co-op finance, education and technical assistance partners to support conversion of small businesses to employee ownership via worker-owned cooperatives. We particularly seek to work […]

Taharka Brothers- Baltimore, MD

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Baltimore,  Maryland Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2020 From the company http://www.taharkabrothers.com/ Taharka Brothers – Change of Ownership Ceremony (video) (2020) Learn more The Working World – Taharka Brothers BRED – Taharka Brothers Baltimore Sun – Baltimore’s Taharka Brothers latest business to convert to worker-owned cooperative (2020) Inside […]

More Trees Arborist Collective – Troy, NY

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Location: Troy, New York Industry: Landscaping Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2020 Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) From the company More Trees  – About our Cooperative Learn more Albany Law School – Clinic Helps Deep-Rooted Arborist Business Grow into Co-Op (2020)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in New York Employee Owned Small […]

Flyin’ Miata – Palisade, CO

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Location: Palisade, Colorado Industry: Automotive Number of employees: 14 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance: Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center From the company https://www.flyinmiata.com/ Flyin’ Miata – Employee ownership at Flyin’ Miata Flyin’ Miata is now an employee owned co-op! (video) (2020) Learn more RMEOC – How Employee Ownership Helped Flyin’ Miata Preserve Its Culture and Legacy […]

Phoenix Coffee – Cleveland, OH

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Cleveland, Ohio Number of employees: 37 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance from: Fund for Employee Ownership From the company https://phoenixcoffee.com/ Learn more Cleveland Scene – How Employee Ownership Helped Phoenix Coffee Survive Covid-19 (2020) Impact Alpha – Evergreen fund helps Ohio coffee chain transition to worker ownership (2020) Cleveland Scene – With […]

ChiFresh Kitchen – Chicago, IL

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Chicago, Illinois Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance: Upside Down Consulting From the company https://www.chifreshkitchen.com/ GoFundMe –  ChiFresh Kitchen Co-op — feeding our community Upside Down Consulting – ChiFresh Kitchen Overview Learn more Block Club – Co-Op Owned By Formerly Incarcerated Black Women Wins Grant To Bring More Healthy […]

Snow River Cooperative – Crandon, WI

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Crandon, Wisconsin Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance: Cooperative Development Services, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative, Local Enterprise Assistance Fund From the Company https://www.snowrivercustom.com/ https://www.snowrivercustom.com/inthenews.html Learn more UWCC – Snow River Cooperative Overview (2020)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Manufacturing Employee Owned Small […]

Soaring Independent Cooperative – Madison, WI

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Location: Madison, Wisconsin Industry: Home Care Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives From the company https://www.soaringindependent.com/ https://www.facebook.com/soaringindependentcooperative/ Learn more MCDC – Co-op Spotlight: Soaring Independent Cooperative (2019) Sistahbiz – Spotlight on Soaring Independent Cooperative (2019) Next City – Launching Minority-Owned Co-ops Takes More Than Good […]

Berry Insulation – Cleveland, OH

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Industry: Weatherization Location: Cleveland, Ohio Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance from: Fund for Employee Ownership From the company http://www.berryinsulation.com/ Learn more Fifty by Fifty – Evergreen’s Fund for Employee Ownership Acquires Berry Insulation (2020) Cleveland.com – Cleveland nonprofit helps local insulation company become employee-owned (2020) The Democracy Collaborative – Evergreen’s Fund for Employee […]

Louisville Association of Community Economics

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https://loufoodcoop.com/louisville-association-community-economics/ We formed the Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) to foster the growth of community-owned initiatives in Louisville. We believe cooperative economics can transform our community, and the Louisville Community Grocery is our first project. Members of LACE are individuals from all backgrounds of life and areas of Louisville who believe the community should […]