Fancy Tiger Crafts—Denver, CO

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Location: Denver, CO                                                                    Industry: Arts & Crafts Number of employees: 12 (4 worker-owners) Became employee-owned: 2021 Assistance: Shared Capital Company Website: https://fancytigercrafts.com  Learn More:  https://www.rmeoc.org/impact-stories/fancy-tiger-worker-coop Employee Owned Small Businesses in Colorado Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by Shared Capital

Truce Media — Denver, CO

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Location: Denver, CO Industry: Media/ Film Number of employees: 5 Became employee-owned: 2021 Assistance: Shared Capital From the Company: https://truce.media Learn More: https://www.rmeoc.org/impact-stories/truce-media-cooperative/ https://oedit.colorado.gov/case-study/truce-media-uses-trial-grant-to-ensure-a-successful-employee-ownership-conversion Employee Owned Small Businesses in Colorado Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by Shared Capital

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 […]

Happy Earth Cleaning – Minneapolis, MN

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Industry: Cleaning Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Number of employees: 19 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity, Nexus Community Partners Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more happyearthcleaning.com Project Equity – Happy Earth Just Got Happier (2020) Minnesota Public Radio – Supporters see worker co-ops as way to spread the wealth (2020) Star Tribune – Nexus Community Partners plans to […]

Oxbow Design Build – Easthampton, MA

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Industry: Construction, Architecture and Design Location: Easthampton, Massachusetts Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2019 Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more oxbowdesignbuild.com VAWC – Oxbow Design Build Cooperative (2019) Hasler – Worker, Consumer, Producer….Owner (2018)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Architecture and Design Employee Owned Small Businesses in Massachusetts Employee Owned […]

Working Systems – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Tech Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative From the company   Learn more www. workingsystems.com WIP – A business that serves workers will become a business owned by workers (2019) Workers’ Paradise – All Systems Go! Working Systems Co-op (2019)   Employee […]

Adams and Chittenden – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Berkeley, California Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more http://www.adamschittenden.com/ Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – For the Love of Glass Project Equity – Mo’s Story Fifty by Fifty: Berkeley, CA: Early Investor in Employee Ownership […]

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Forbes – When Banks Say No, Where Do You Go? Ask Boston’s Democracy Brewing.

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From Forbes: Razsa has a bachelor’s degree in community studies and economic justice from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Razsa was the director of campaigns for 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future, a community organization dedicated to fighting climate change. But Razsa also had five years of experience as a […]