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A newly converted worker co-op landscaping service in Waltham, MA. Loan proceeds for conversion to worker co-op.

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“CFNE’s loan was the single most significant factor in our co-op’s ability to purchase our company from the retiring owner, preserving our jobs and company culture.”
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A worker cooperative located in Greenfield, MA. . Loan for merger and working capital of two businesses: Green River Ambrosia and Katalyst Kombucha

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The Boston TechCollective is a worker-owned cooperative providing a full range of technology support and consulting services. Loan for working capital.

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A new worker-owned health cooperative; loan to convert to worker ownership.

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 A worker owned solar system sales and installation company operating in Vermont and New Hampshire; loan for working capital.

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The cooperative - CERO which stands for Cooperative Energy Recycling and Organics - helps local restaurants and other area businesses save money and improve the environment by helping them sort a substantial amount of their waste, and then partnering with CERO to collect and sell it. CERO is zero in Spanish - meaning zero waste. Loan for start-up funding.

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Collective Copies

A worker owned copy store. Loans for renovations, expansion in new location and working capital.

"When interest rates were falling, CFNE showed itself very responsive to our needs."

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Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative (COM) is a worker co-op that has grown rapidly in the last five years to meet the growing demand for locally produced and organic foods. Its main purpose is to transport, deliver, market, and develop Maine food products as well as support producers by creating innovative far-reaching food systems solutions. Loan proceeds for working capital and for delivery vehicle purchase.

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Earth Designs Cooperative's work focuses on the sustainable and artistic management of formal gardens and natural landscapes. They design, install and maintain ornamental, edible & medicinal gardens, native meadows, no-mow lawns, natural screening, and custom stone work. Earth Designs transitioned into an employee-owned cooperative in 2016.

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Start-up limited liability corporation owned by nonprofits, a consumer co-op and its workers that provides energy efficiency services and job training; loan for working capital and start-up operations.

 

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