CCWBE Educating the Ecosystem Financing and Funding Webinar.

When:  Apr 22, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (CT)

Worker Cooperative Webinar Series: #2 Finance and Funding-

All three of the webinars will provide an audience-tailored look at worker-cooperative development and ownership through case study storytelling and sharing details such as Intake/referral sources, Advising and professional services provided, Tools and resources used, and sources of financing used.  Professional attendees will be positioned to integrate worker-ownership development into their services, while General audience attendees will be positioned to begin or advance their journey for worker-cooperative development or conversion.




Thursday April 11, 2024 • 

2-3 PM CST / 3-4 PM EST

Worker Cooperative Webinar Series

#1: Advising, Coaching, and Planning

Chicago Worker Cooperative Ecosystem Webinar #1

> Andrew Delmonte, Executive Director Cooperation Buffalo, and former SBDC Advisor at University of Buffalo

> Elena Vasconez, Associate Director | Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

> Jim Longino, Greater Southwest Development Corporation, Chicago Local Industrial Retention Initiative

Monday April 22, 2024 • 

12-1 PM CST / 1-2 PM EST

Worker Cooperative Webinar Series

#2: Finance and Funding

Chicago Worker Cooperative Ecosystem Webinar #2

> David Feinberg, Chicago Community Loan Fund

> Jason Tompkins | Project Steward, Illinois Worker Cooperative Alliance, Seed Commons

> Mark Fick, Senior Loan Officer, Shared Capital Cooperative

Wednesday May 22, 2024 • 

11-12 AM CST / 12-1 PM EST

Worker Cooperative Webinar Series

#3: Professional Services | Legal and Accounting

Chicago Worker Cooperative Ecosystem Webinar #3

> Nancy McClelland, CPA - The Dancing Accountant

> Sarah Kaplan, Managing Partner - PathLight Law  

> Alex Fischer - ABC: A Bookkeeping Cooperative

Attendees Will Also Receive:

  • Access to a digital resources toolbox curated by the panel experts, 

  • An invitation to participate in the service referral infrastructure for worker ownership in the City of Chicago, 

  • Directions on how to join and participate in industry associated, and grassroots, communities of practice, both in Chicago and nationally, and,

  • An invitation to two upcoming in-person matchmaker events.

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Frank Cetera
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