Big Duck — Brooklyn, NY

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Location: Brooklyn, NY                                                                Industry: Marketing                                                                             Number of employees: 15  Became employee-owned: 2021 Company Website: https://bigduck.com/services/

Boot Boyz Biz – New York City

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Location: New York City, NY                                                                 Industry: Retail Number of employees: 5 Became employee-owned: 2021 From the Company: https://boot-boyz.biz/pages/info

Ward Lumber – Jay, NY

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Location: Jay, NY Industry: Building Materials                                          Number of employees: 50 Became employee-owned: 2021 From the Company: https://www.wardlumber.com/history  Learn More:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMBdO1ynPK8&feature=youtu.be Ward Lumber Worker Cooperative transition video (6 min) please use this link NY NPR story Employee ownership can prevent job losses and closures when business owners retire https://suncommunitynews.com/news/90150/sen-gillibrand-applauds-ward-lumber-for-passing-ownership-torch-to-employees/ https://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/ward-lumber-now-in-employees-hands/article_804e307c-57bb-53f2-8da1-f0760e1d5561.html

Amy’s Place – Buffalo, NY

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Location: Buffalo, New York Industry: Food and Beverage Number of employees: Became employee owned: In Process From the company https://www.amysplacebuffalo.com/ Learn more Buffalo News – Amy’s Place to return with new ownership structure, beer and wine (2020) Buffalo Business First – Two reopenings bring back comfort food and Latin-inspired sandwiches (2020)   Employee Owned Small […]

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 Media Sanctuary – More Trees in the Capital Region (audio) (2021) Albany Law School – Clinic Helps Deep-Rooted Arborist Business Grow into Co-Op (2020) […]

Partner and Partners – New York City, NY

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Industry: Tech, Design Location: New York City, New York Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: ICA Group From the company https://partnerandpartners.com/ Learn more WCBDI – Partner & Partners (2020) Eye on Design – Getting an Equal Share (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned Small Businesses in New York […]

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 […]