There will be an Alternative Models for Businesses “Teach-In” 7 PM, June 19 at Burlington City Arts, 2nd Floor. Featuring Roberta MacDonald, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and Kenneth Merritt, who led the drafting of the Vermont Benefit Corporation (“B Corp”) legislation. This event is sponsored by City Council President, Jane Knodell.
Why? Because Burlington Telecom is about to be sold. The question is, to whom — A typical corporation or someone else? The purpose of this event is to inform City councilors, BTAB (Burlington Telecom Advisory Board), and the general public about the benefits and costs of alternatives to the typical corporate model.
Refreshments will be served.
Please come to this event to learn more about these alternatives and to show your support for cooperative ownership of BT.
Burlington Cohousing (East Village Drive off East Avenue) is hosting a House Party to educate ourselves about the current status of the bids for Burlington Telecom and the decision process involved. We invited our two City Councilors Sharon Bushor and Richard Deane to attend but they cannot due to the confidentiality of the process. Board Members from Keep BT Local Cooperative will be there to present the details about their bid and the financing for it. We hope other bidders will also come and present details of their proposals. The Police have given us permission for folks coming to this event to park on East Avenue. There will be refreshments. Hope to see you there. It promises to be a very lively discussion.