ChiFresh Kitchen – Chicago, IL

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Chicago, Illinois Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2020 Assistance: Upside Down Consulting From the company https://www.chifreshkitchen.com/ GoFundMe –  ChiFresh Kitchen Co-op — feeding our community Upside Down Consulting – ChiFresh Kitchen Overview Learn more Block Club – Co-Op Owned By Formerly Incarcerated Black Women Wins Grant To Bring More Healthy […]

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 […]

Burial Grounds Collective – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more burialgroundscoffee.com Barista Magazine – Burial Grounds’ Journey to Collectivizing (2020) Parallel University – Conversation with Colin Bartlett (Audio) (2019)  The Workers Paradise – Burial Grounds: Rising Up (2019) Go Fund Me – Burial Grounds […]

Marine Surveys and Assessments – Port Townsend, WA

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Industry: Environmental Services Location: Port Townsend, Washington Number of employees: 9 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more marinesurveysandassessments.com Marine Surveys – Statement of Qualifications (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington Employee Owned Small Businesses in Assisted by the Northwest Cooperative Development Center

W.J. Wheeler Insurance – South Paris, ME

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Industry: Insurance Location: South Paris, Maine Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) From the Company wjwheeler.com Learn more Daily Yonder – Radically Rural: Keeping Rural Businesses Open Across Generations (2020) Press Herald – Make it easier for Maine workers to build wealth through ownership […]

Worker Cooperative Policy Supports

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SELC – Worker Cooperative City Policies Sutton -Cooperative Cities: Municipal Support for Worker Cooperatives in the United States (2019) C2BE – Public Policies Supporting Worker Ownership at City, State, and Federal Levels (2017) Camou – Cities Developing Worker Cooperatives: Efforts in 10 Cities (2016) DAWI –  Local Government Support for Coops (2015) Tanner – Worker […]

Resources for the SBA and Main Street Employee Ownership Act

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Government Congress.gov – H.R.5236 – Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018 Gillibrand – After Meeting With Businesses Throughout New York That Support Workers Through Employee Ownership And Pushing For Legislation To Help Companies Transition To ESOPs or Co-Ops, Gillibrand Announces Her Bipartisan Employee Ownership Bill Included In National Defense Bill (2018) Worker Cooperative Field […]

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Plastics News – NewAge becomes fully employee owned

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From Plastics News: The seeds for NewAge’s future as an ESOP were initially planted back in the ’80s, when Baker received a piece of literature about employee ownership. The concept immediately resonated with him. While the company already was sharing profits through a gain sharing program, he wanted to take it further to develop committed, […]