Date and Time:
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST, Noon-1:00pm PST
Welcome to Co-op Hour, the USFWC’s bi-monthly online, interactive gathering dedicated to exploring a specific topic within the worker cooperative movement, featuring worker-owners and experts in the field. This month, we’re focusing on CONVERSIONS.
What’s it like to convert your business to a worker-owned business? What do you workers need to know in order to successfully transition? You’ll hear from three businesses about their experiences, and followed by Q&A and a discussion. We’ll talk about specific needs for converted worker-owned businesses, challenges, successes, and the future of this rapidly growing piece of the worker co-op movement. Featuring:
- Carolyn Edsell-Vetter, worker-owner at A Yard and a Half Landscaping Cooperative in Massachusetts
- Matthias Scheiblehner, worker-owner at Metis Construction in Seattle, WA
- Nicole Koch, worker-owner at Technicians for Sustainability in Tucson, AZ
[This webinar will be presented in English / Desafortunadamente, este webinar será presentado solamente en inglés.]
Co-op Hour is an opportunity for members to connect, to learn from each other, and to delve more deeply into important topics to our community. This time will be helpful for experienced worker-owners, co-op developers, or and newbies to the worker co-op movement alike. Be prepared for a lively discussion and learning opportunity!