Atlanta Business Journal – Choate Construction moves towards 100% employee-ownership

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From the Atlanta Business Journal:  One of Atlanta’s top private companies ranked by companywide revenue will soon be 100 percent employee owned. Atlanta-based Choate Construction Co. reported it is transferring beneficial ownership via the newly created Choate Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust. Company founder Millard Choate said the firm was “solicited continuously over the years by […]

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Fifty by Fifty – SBDC Working Group Pilots Employee Ownership Training

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From Fifty by Fifty: The Main Street Employee Ownership Act, passed in August 2018, relies heavily on the nation’s network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to educate and support business owners in transitioning their companies to employee ownership. But for the most part, SBDC business advisors aren’t familiar with employee ownership. To begin to fill […]

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Cision – Capital Impact Partners and The Workers Lab Support Immigrant Communities through Fifth Annual Co-op Innovation Award

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From Cision: ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW YORK, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Co-ops have real power to transform structurally disinvested communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. Through Capital Impact Partners’ Co-op Innovation Award, three cooperative organizations have the chance to create systemic change in their communities. For the fifth annual Co-op Innovation Award, Capital Impact Partners and The Workers Lab partnered to award […]

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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 […]