North Carolina Co-ops in the News!

We have two different stories this month from the burgeoning cooperative movement in North Carolina.

First, our good friends at the Electric Violin Shop were recently featured on UNC-TV in a lovely video, which gives a history of EVS’ conversion to a worker co-op and a great look into the incredible “amplified strings” they sell. The video has already amassed over 5000 views on Facebook. Check out the screen-cap above that includes a mention of LEAF and Shared Capital Cooperative, our lending partner.


Elsewhere in North Carolina, our borrowers from the Durham Co-op Market hosted a special guest in August: President Bill Clinton! He was in Durham as a planned stop as part of the Hillary Clinton campaign trail. Before his speech, he took the time to shop at the co-op: watch the video here!

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LEAF helped finance the Durham Co-op Market when it was first opening in 2013: we’re so proud of how successful they’ve been!

Christopher Hunter