City of
Madison

The City of Madison, in partnership with the UW Center for Cooperatives, is hosting the Madison Cooperative Business Conference on June 6-7, 2012 at The Pyle Center. The conference includes an exploration of Madison's existing cooperative business community, cooperative best practices, and a discussion of what can be done to advance business cooperatives in Madison.

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Discussion on: What Can Cities Do?

Episode first aired on 6/17/2012

This session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features a discussion on the role of municipal governments in promoting and supporting cooperatives. This session is co-facilitated by Anne Monks, Liaison for Planning & Development; City of Madison, and Matthew B. Mikolajewski, Office of Business Resources Manager; City of Madison, and features a Skype presentation on "Cooperatives & Economic Development in Quebec" by Michel Clément, Development Coordinator; Cooperative Development Management, Department of Economic Development & Innovation, and a Skype presentation on "The Richmond California Cooperative Initiative" by Terry Baird, Assistant to the Mayor of Richmond.
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Cooperatives in Health Care

Episode first aired on 6/17/2012

This session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features a discussion on cooperatives in the health care system. Chris Noffke, Group Health Cooperative, provides an overview and moderates the session, which includes panelists Kevin Schmidt, Member; Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative and Tracey Dudzinski, Member; Cooperative Care.
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Cooperatives in the Food System

Episode first aired on 6/17/2012

This session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features a discussion on cooperative grocery stores, restaurants, and other elements of the food system. Courtney Berner, Outreach Manager; UW Center for Cooperatives, provides an overview and moderates the session, which includes panelists Yolanda Cotterall, Mercado Central, and Anya Firszt, General Manager; Willy Street Cooperative.
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Financing a Worker Cooperative

Episode first aired on 6/17/2012

This session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features Margaret Lund (Overview and Moderator), John Kessler, Founding Member; Isthmus Engineering, and Dave Seigfried, Member; Union Cab speaking on the steps involved in financing a worker cooperative.
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Discussion on: What Can Madison Do?

Episode first aired on 6/15/2012

This final session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features a discussion on the role of Madison City government and other entities on promoting and supporting cooperatives. It is facilitated by Kristin Forde, President; Union Cab Cooperative and Member; MadWorC.
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Cooperatives 101/Co-op Start-Ups

Episode first aired on 6/15/2012

This session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features remarks on "The A-B-Cs of Cooperatives" by Margaret Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture (also moderator of the session) and on "Adventures and Challenges When Starting a New Co-Op" with Steve Herrick, Member; Interpreters Cooperative and
Dennis McKernan, Member; Union Tech Cooperative.
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Madison’s Cooperative Economy

Episode first aired on 6/15/2012

This session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features remarks by Rebecca Kemble, Owner/Member Union Cab Cooperative; President US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) & President CICOPA North America.
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Welcome and Keynote

Episode first aired on 6/15/2012

This opening session of the Madison Cooperative Business Conference features introductions by Anne Reynolds, Assistant Director; University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives; a welcome by Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; and the Conference Keynote Address by Roy Messing, Program Coordinator; Ohio Employee Ownership Center.