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 […]

Roots4Change – Madison, WI

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Location: Madison, Wisconsin Industry: Health Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2019 From the company https://www.facebook.com/roots4change6/ Roots4Change Cooperative – Our Introduction to YOU (2019) Learn more Madison Commons – Community health collective Roots4Change launches ‘Farms to Families’ initiative for immigrant families (2020) REAP – Roots4change, Reap Food Group Announce Health, Food Equity Project (2019) […]

New Jersey

NPQ – Nonprofits Shift Baby Boomer Businesses to Worker Ownership in Bid for Community Sustainability

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Read full article at Nonprofit Quarterly: At NPQ, we have written about the growing prominence of employee ownership, but mostly from the perspective of the value of preserving businesses and jobs in the community. Still, these community benefits will only be realized if business owners agree to sell to their employees. So, what would drive a business […]

Northwind Solar – Stevens Point, WI

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North Wind Solar is a solar power system design and installation company organized in 2007 in Stevens Point, WI. Its mission is to educate people on the numerous benefits of solar power and to deliver clean solar electricity to the utility grid in order to help people take concrete steps to combat climate change, resource […]

News

Stevens Point City Times – North Wind Renewable Energy Transitions to Employee-Owned Cooperative

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From the Stevens Point City Times:North Wind Renewable Energy has announced the company is now an employee-owned cooperative.  The transition for the 10-year-old company took place April 1.In 2016, North Wind installed over 660 kilowatts of solar power at more than 40 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, helping customers save money on utility bills and transitioning to clean energy […]

California

GEO – How Urban Governments Are Promoting Worker Co-ops

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From Grassroots Economic Organizing: City governments are shaping up as key actors accelerating worker co-op development. It started in 2009 when the City of Cleveland accessed a federal guaranteed loan to help finance the Evergreen Cooperatives. Since then, nine more city governments have moved to promote worker cooperatives through municipal projects, initiatives, or policies because […]

Derute Consulting Cooperative – Milwaukee, WI

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Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Industry: Consulting Number of employees: 9 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives From the company http://www.deruteconsulting.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Derute/ Employee Owned Small Businesses in Wisconsin

California

Webinar Recap – Poverty Alleviation and Systems Change with Worker Cooperatives

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From Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy: A time-tested approach to community economic development internationally, worker cooperative businesses are making inroads in the United States with regional initiatives in New York City, Madison, the Bay Area, and rural areas in the South. In this webinar, we aim to introduce worker-cooperative development as an innovative approach to poverty […]

Big Water Coffee Roasters – Bayfield, WI

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This business closed in 2018. Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2015 Assistance: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Learn more Bayfield Country Journal – Big Water Coffee Roasters now an employee owned business Bayfield Chamber of Commerce – Big Water Coffee Roasters becomes a cooperative FOX21 […]