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 […]

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 […]

Ward Lumber – Jay, NY

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This ownership transition is in process Industry: Lumber Location: Jay, New York Number of employees: 50 Became employee owned: In transition Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) From the company wardlumber.com Learn more Adirondack Daily Enterprise – North Country development council unveils 11 priority projects (2019) CDI – CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions Visits […]

Mexcon – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 40 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more Facebook – Mexcon Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) PACA – Unstoppable How cooperative businesses are transforming communities (video) (2017) PACA – City Council Hearing Testimonial (2016) Philadelphia Citizen – Reading Between The Co-ops […]

Orca Books – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Books Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: in process Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more Orca Books – Orca Books Co-op Information Orca Books – Orca Books To Convert To Cooperative, Launches Membership Drive (2019) The Olympian  – Orca Books is writing its next chapter. Here’s how you can help (2019) […]

A Child’s Place – Queens, NY

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A Child’s Place is a 50 worker daycare center in Queens, New York. The founders have pursued employee ownership to preserve the mission and legacy of their business while also fighting the rapid gentrification of their neighborhood. The business has several long-term employees who have watched a generation of students grow up,and are now taking […]