CREATING AN EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP SUCCESSION PLAN WORKSHOP

Dear Local Business Owners, Interested Employees, and Community Members,
You are invited to attend an informational forum,  CREATING AN EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP SUCCESSION PLAN, organized by Co-op SC, a local group dedicated to educating the community about the effectiveness and potential of worker owned businesses. Co-sponsors include Think Local FirstEconomic Justice Alliance, and Santa Cruz Community Ventures, with support from Community Printers and Democracy at Work Institute.
Retire well and keep your business local!
CREATING AN EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP SUCCESSION PLAN
March 8, 7 P.M. MAH (Museum of Art & History) Community Meeting Room
•Assure a lasting legacy
•Build our local economy
•Lower employee turnover
•Increase productivity and growth
Guest speaker Zen Trenholm from the Bay area Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) will speak about the benefits and process of converting small businesses to employee ownership. Zen works nationwide to build capacity, spawn partnerships, and provide resources in support of employee ownership.
Ross Newport, worker-owner at Community Printers of Santa Cruz, will describe their experiences as a 40-year, 30 person worker-owned cooperative.
Maria Cadenas, Executive Director of Santa Cruz Community Ventures (SCCV) will bring a community capital perspective to the discussion. SCCV has worked to promote economic justice through financial education and asset building for 25 years.
The panel’s presentation will be followed by a period of Q and A.
Admission is free/donation requested. RSVP is recommended at: eventbrite  or tinyurl.com/y8wc8999  For more information: info.coopsantacruz@gmail.com.

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