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 […]

Happy Ladybug – Aurora, CO

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Location: Aurora, Colorado Industry: Childcare Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center Learn more https://happyladybug.com/ Pew – Seeking a More Worker-Friendly Economy, Some States Push Employee Ownership (2020) RMEOC – Happy Ladybug’s Story (Video) (2018) Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Colorado Employee Owned Small Businesses in […]

Adirondack North Country Association

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https://www.adirondack.org/businesses-in-transition ANCA is an independent, nonprofit corporation with a transformational approach to building prosperity across northern New York. ANCA’s community-informed, results-driven strategies for local food producers, small business owners, would-be entrepreneurs, and municipal innovators offer targeted interventions that are designed to keep wealth and value in local communities. ANCA’s model is distinguished by its community-based […]

Washington Area Community Investment Fund

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https://wacif.org/ The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif), in partnership with Citi Community Development, launched the DC Employee Ownership Initiative to preserve legacy businesses and create new pathways to entrepreneurship. To strengthen the local employee ownership ecosystem, Wacif will provide advisory services, access to capital, and convene stakeholders with the goal of helping businesses pursue […]

Upside Down Consulting

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https://www.upside-down.co/ At Upside Down Consulting, we help organizations unlock the power of worker ownership. We partner with companies to become worker-owned, with a specialty in innovative ownership structures and democratic workplaces. We also partner with community organizations and unions to build businesses that are owned, controlled, and determined by their constituents, and do economic democracy […]

Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership

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https://ownershippennsylvania.org/ The Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) promotes better understanding of the values of employee ownership among business leaders, public officials, employees, members of the media, students, teachers, nonprofit leaders, consumers, and other persons and organizations in Pennsylvania. The PaCEO has a single focus – to assist businesses in the State of Pennsylvania in […]

North Carolina Employee Ownership Center

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http://www.nceoc.org/ The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) serves as the central hub for employee-owned businesses in North Carolina. Its primary mission is to educate business owners and their advisors (lawyers, bankers, accountants, wealth advisors) on the benefits of employee ownership via Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). Exiting […]

Nexus Community Partners

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https://www.nexuscp.org/ Nexus Community Partners, based in St. Paul, MN, works to advance equitable and just communities in which all residents are engaged, recognized as leaders and have multiple pathways to opportunity. By supporting business conversions to worker-ownership, Nexus aims to ensure communities of color have mechanisms to own the wealth their labor has helped to […]