PenFinancial Credit Union: Growing Business in Niagara

Free Seminars to Address How Social Enterprise is a Viable Business Model

PenFinancial Credit Union is proud to partner with the Ontario Co-operative Association and the Niagara Co-op Network to bring The Shared Ownership Workshop Series to Niagara. This unique series of three workshops is designed to engage students, educators, community builders and entrepreneurs alike. Participants will learn not just about co-operative business values, but about how worker co-ops can be used to build successful social enterprises and also how co-ops can be used as a succession planning tool for retiring boomer businesses.

“For the first time ever in Niagara, the conversation is turning to social enterprise. How can we better our communities in the quest for entrepreneurship? How can we apply democratic principles using the triple P bottom line – people, planet and profits? Co-operatives can help entrepreneurs make this all possible, and this free workshop series is designed to explore this business option.” explains Pam Isaak, Niagara Regional Manager, Ontario Co-operative Association.