Upcoming Webinars

Date: 9/27/22

Employee Ownership Benefits Workers, Businesses and Local Communities

Join us for a roundtable discussion and learn more about different types of employee ownership, how it works, and how it benefits employees, business owners, and the communities where they operate.

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Our Latest Webinars

Date: 6/8/22
Quality Jobs: why they are good for business and can positively transform the lives of employees and their families

Job quality is a key indicator of both employee well-being and business resiliency. As living wage awareness gains more traction, how do we define and measure Quality Jobs and living wages?

Among the questions we answer are:

  • What is a Quality Job?
  • How are living wages calculated and what are the different methodologies?
  • How can employers that pay a living wage communicate it to consumers and other supporters?
  • How can employers build a business case for paying a living wage and creating Quality Jobs?
  • How can employers measure and track their progress towards achieving Quality Jobs?

Date: 3/29/22

A roundtable discussion to discover/reveal innovative on-the-ground approaches/solutions to solving these daunting challenges.

Moderated by Skip Wyer, CIO of RuralWorks Partners LLC, we’ll hear from entrepreneur Jeff Weaber, founder of AquaViTea, about the challenges he faced as he grew his business in rural Vermont. Matt Dunne, founder of CORI, will share their research as well as their learnings about what it takes to succeed in rural areas. And lastly, as a national cooperative bank and one of the largest private providers of credit to the rural economy, CoBank’s Dave Dornbirer will share his perspective on the lack of equity capital in rural areas and available solutions.