A recent article in Midcoast Maine’s The Free Press featured our work with Rock City Coffee, the beloved Rockland cafe that recently became a worker-owned cooperative:
“I thought, ‘Who better to run it than the people who built it? It’s the employees,’” said Ward. “They have all been with me for a long time, so it just made sense to me.”
After meetings with business development specialist Rob Brown of the Cooperative Development Institute four years ago, Ward decided to pitch the idea to the employees.