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Spokane Workers Cooperative introduces young business model

Spokane Workers Cooperative LCA is the brainchild of Joel Williamson and Luke Baumgarten, who have founded five businesses in Spokane combined, including Williamson’s food cooperative Local Inland Northwest Cooperative Foods and Baumgarten’s coworking office company Fellow Coworking LLC.

Spokane Workers Cooperative currently has five companies under its umbrella: Golden Handle Brewing Co., Great Harvest Bread Co., Range Media, Spokane-focused podcast company Spokast!, and  Treatment LLC advertising agency. Baumgarten founded Range Media, Spokast!, and Treatment.

Spokane Workers Cooperative was incorporated in April 2021. The cooperative acquired its first company, Range Media, in December. The most recent additions to the cooperative are Treatment and Great Harvest, which were acquired on July 1.

Read the rest at The Spokane Journal


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