On Friday, September 19, CDI staff Matt Meyer and Noémi Giszpenc joined experienced and new co-op developers at the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board for a tour of buildings in the Housing Development Fund Corporation program. UHAB provides consultation to boards
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
The Sol Chariots Pedicab worker co-op in Providence, RI is hiring. Sounds like a fun way to stay in shape, learn some skills, see the city, and earn money. See http://solchariotspedicab.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/sol-chariots-pedicab-co-op-is-hiring/.
The Portland Food Co-op plans to open its doors this September. They currently have 1147 member-owners and need to reach 1400 to open, so are well on their way. They’ve had 100 new member-owners join in the past 10 days!
Check out this SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative, if you’re interested in accessing training and mentoring to build your co-op. They suggest applicants have revenue of at least $400K and 3 years of operations. http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3162/resources/790641
Tell your friends,Tell your neighbors,and definitely tell your co-workers! Workshop: Introduction to Cooperative BusinessThursday, Feb. 20, 20146-8 pmat the offices of Red Sun Press,94 Green Street (2nd floor), Jamaica Plain MA. Info and Registration here:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-introduction-to-cooperative-business-registration-10555450637 WORC’N members – if you’d
We’re excited to see the launch of the Worcester Printing Cooperative Project, an offshoot of EthiX merchandising. This is a prime example of existing businesses being the seeds for new enterprises. EthiX has a solid client list with a steady
Join us for the inaugural film in the Projections series, Word Up’s winter series of film screenings with local filmmakers and neighborhood collaborators! Ecomundo Cleaning & Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria present SHIFT CHANGE DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2014 TIME: 6 PM LOCATION: 2113
Economic Democracy and Economic Justice: The Tale of a New City The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives will hold its first annual conference of presentations and discussions about economic democracy and the road to economic justice. The
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, headquartered in Boston, is offering the opportunity to serve as the executive director of this progressive organization of working class, multi-racial and multi-ethnic people working together to build political and economic power and improve the quality of