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Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

July 8, 20140 Comments

[from http://community-wealth.org] Beloved for its charming landscapes and fresh lobster, the rural community of Deer Isle, Maine is now gaining attention in the cooperative world. When Verne and Sandra Seile, proprietors of Burnt Cove Market, V&S Variety and Pharmacy, and The Galley, decided to retire last year, they sold their businesses to their employees. With 62 new [...]

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U.S. Worker Coops and Employee Ownership Information By Region

U.S. Worker Coops and Employee Ownership Information By Region

May 2, 20141 Comment

While the US economy remains sluggish, companies owned and managed by employees are faring better. They are more innovative, efficient, and profitable than the norm and are gaining attention. Encouraging worker-owned businesses can help the economy be more equitable, without new taxes and government regulations. The worker coops and employee owned businesses listed in the [...]

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Occupy by Analogy: Christopher Mackin in Conversation with The Straddler

Occupy by Analogy: Christopher Mackin in Conversation with The Straddler

June 11, 20120 Comments

[Originally published in The Straddler] This is an excellent interview with Christopher Mackin, of Ownership Associates, in which he reflects on the development of current mainstream business structures and also the roots and possibilities for more widespread employee ownership. ————————————————————– On April 17, 2012, The Straddler met Christopher Mackin in the lobby of the New [...]

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