I’m out of town but good chance I can make it back on time for the meeting. I 
encourage someone to facilitate, that is keep us focused
Elan


> On May 17, 2018, at 10:59 AM, Theresa Alt <t...@igc.org> wrote:
> 
> The meeting is as always on the third Friday of the month, May 18th, at the 
> regularly scheduled place, the Workers’ Center above Autumn Leaves 
> overlooking the Commons. As usual, we do a little good deed by passing the 
> hat and collecting at least $10 for the Workers’ Center. 
> 
> And of course CLEAN has a rally and court date to report on and lots of fizz 
> around housing and development. There! Three things on the agenda already. 
> 
> Theresa
> 
>> On May 17, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Krys Cail <krys.c...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Can you remind us when and where the meeting is scheduled?
>> 
>> If this will be on the agenda, we should also discuss whether or not we want 
>> to read up on and support Kirsten Gillibrands effort to legislate support 
>> for technical assistance for these efforts to create coops and employee 
>> owned enterprises to take over small businesses as their owners age. Can 
>> read recent press release on her webpage.
>> 
>> Krys
>> 
>>> On Thu, May 17, 2018, 9:10 AM Theresa Alt <t...@igc.org> wrote:
>>> and let’s put this on the agenda for Friday’s CSED meeting! I’ll have a bit 
>>> more to add.
>>> Theresa
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On May 16, 2018, at 11:50 PM, Elan Shapiro <elanshapiro...@gmail.com> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> These 3 short, informative and  encouraging  videos get to the nuts and 
>>>> bolts of generating employee-owned businesses in which employees 
>>>> successfully buy the company from a retiring owner. I believe this trend 
>>>> toward shared ownership  is a key building block of a  possible  positive 
>>>> future, so please share this empowering message.
>>>> Elan
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> My organization, the Democracy at Work Institute, has created three short 
>>>> videos about small businesses in which employees successfully buy the 
>>>> company from a retiring owner. We're hoping to give them a signal boost 
>>>> this month. Please take a look and if you like them, please share widely. 
>>>> Thank you! 
>>>> A Child’s Place is keeping open the doors of a neighborhood daycare center 
>>>> in Queens, NY by selling it to employees.
>>>> A Yard and a Half Landscaping employees bought the business from a 
>>>> retiring founder. It’s thriving in Boston!
>>>> Metis Construction of Seattle is making its employees owners as it grows, 
>>>> building ownership-quality construction jobs.
>>>> One in three small business owners will retire in the next fifteen years. 
>>>> These three stories illustrate how employee buyouts can save local small 
>>>> businesses and help employees build assets. This strategy is particularly 
>>>> meaningful in communities of color and low-and moderate-income communities 
>>>> where asset ownership levels are well below average and legacy businesses 
>>>> may be more fragile than they appear.   
>>>> 
>>>> Joe
>>>> -- 
>>>> Joe Marraffino
>>>> Co-director, Worker Cooperative Conversions Program
>>>> Democracy at Work Institute 
>>>> Office: 415.379.9201 x6  |  Cell: 607.280.9557 
>>>> Email: jmarraff...@institute.coop 
>>>> www.institute.coop | Facebook | Twitter
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -- 
>>>> 
>>>> Elan Shapiro
>>>> Frog's Way B&B
>>>> www.frogsway-bnb.com
>>>> 607-592-8402
>>>> elanshapiro...@gmail.com
>>>> Building Bridges Coalition
>>>> Showing Up for Racial justice 
>>>> 211 Rachel Carson Way
>>>> Ithaca, NY 14850
>>>> 
>>>> Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must each 
>>>> hold each other tight and continue to pull back the veil. 
>>>> 
>>>> adrienne maree brown
>>>> 
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