Business Conversions Guide Training

One Parkway Building
Feb 25, 2019 9:30am - 1:00pm

PACA (Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance)  and the Commerce Department of the City of Philadelphia are working together to equip city leaders, technical assistance providers, funders, and others involved in cooperative development with tools, resources, and expertise to build equitable economies using democratic business ownership.  We invite you to participate in a Business Conversions Guide training taking place on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm. The training will take place at:

One Parkway Building

1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Conference Room #18-020  (The Glass Room is located across the double doors to your left)

Explore and learn about:

  1. Identifying business owners who may be candidates for transitioning their traditional business to employee ownership
  2. Introducing the topic to business owners and helping them to explore how it could meet their needs
  3. Supporting a business owner to get the resources they need for the business conversion opportunity

The training is free of cost to you and is being provided by the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI), a  national organization dedicated to building the field of worker cooperative development through research, education and relationship-building.  To learn more about DAWI’s work in this area, visit You can also watch a brief video to see an example of a business conversion.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 15th by emailing You can also reach Jamila Medley at (723)328-8970.