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: 13 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) Learn more wjwheeler.com CDI – Leaving A Cooperative Legacy: After Five Generations, the W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency Transitions to Worker Ownership (2020) NCEO – Maine Legislator Introduces Pro-Employee Ownership Bill (2019)   […]

Ward Lumber – Jay, NY

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Industry: Lumber Location: Jay, New York Number of employees: 50 Became employee owned: In transition Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Learn more wardlumber.com Adirondack Daily Enterprise – North Country development council unveils 11 priority projects (2019) CDI – CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions Visits the Adirondack North Country (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in New York Employee Owned Small […]

Le Voyeur – 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 voyeurolympia.com The Worker’s Paradise –  Le Voyeur The Next Generation (2019) Works in Progress – Olympia’s co-op businesses create economic justice and opportunity (2019) Le Voyeur – Cooperative Grand Re-opening (2019)   […]

California Solar – Grass Valley, CA

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Industry: Solar Location: California Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Learn more californiasolarco.com Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – California Solar: Lars’ Story Briar Patch – Cal Solar Employees Explore Becoming Worker-Owned Co-op   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Solar Employee Owned Small Businesses […]

Working Systems – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Tech Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more www. workingsystems.com WIP – A business that serves workers will become a business owned by workers (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned […]

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) […]

Alliance Mechanical – Essex Junction, VT

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Industry: Construction Location:Essex Junction, Vermont Number of employees: 125 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more Burlington Free Press – Employee Owned Companies Gain Traction (2019) Vermont Biz – VT Brothers sell company to their employees (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Vermont Employee […]

Mainer News – Woolwich, ME

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Industry: News Location: Woolwich, Maine Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Learn more mainernews.com The Bollard – Mainer is Born! (2019) The Bollard – The Mainer (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Maine Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by CDI