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PACA is launching a program to help train co-op leaders

Aug. 26, 2015 11:43 am

PACA is launching a program to help train co-op leaders

  Currently, no program really exists to train people with the skills that can make them a good leader across different types of co-ops, so PACA (Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance) is launching the Cooperative Leadership Institute (CLI), a rigorous training program for individual leaders working within cooperatives. While programs exist to train leaders in food co-ops […]
The best GM for Weavers Way Food Co-op was right here in Philly people

Aug. 10, 2015 3:12 pm

The best GM for Weavers Way Food Co-op was right here in Philly

The Board of Directors of Weavers Way, the cooperative grocery with locations in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, has appointed Jon Roesser as General Manager. Roesser had previously served as Weavers Way’s Human Resources Director, a position he held since October 2008. He had served as interim general manager since the departure of former general […]
Mayoral Candidates weigh in on #GoodEconomyPhilly method

Apr. 27, 2015 11:30 am

Mayoral Candidates weigh in on #GoodEconomyPhilly

[metaslider id=36808] Sustainable Business Network members and other sustainable-minded citizens gathered at Temple University’s Fox School of Business to hear what five of the mayoral candidates had to say about the Good Economy Challenge, which focuses on: Improving the small business climate in Philadelphia. Prioritizing local and sustainable business procurement by City government, universities, and […]
Co-op Currents: Workplace democracy at unions, co-ops, ESOPs, and staff collectives in Philadelphia people

Apr. 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Co-op Currents: Workplace democracy at unions, co-ops, ESOPs, and staff collectives in Philadelphia

As Philadelphia’s labor history shows, worker co-ops can be used as tools for transformation and liberation. Worker co-ops are businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by their workers on a one worker, one vote basis. Right now, we only have four worker co-ops in the city of Philadelphia, but our city’s history is full […]