(Satellite Location: Edinboro) There's a Co-op for That!: Exploring the Cooperative Business Model and its Applications in NWPA

April 17th,2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Autumn  Vogel, B.A.

There's a Co-op for That!: Exploring the Cooperative Business Model and its Applications in NWPA


Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by those who benefit from them. Cooperative organizations have been organized throughout history to meet many different needs, often in response to economic and social stress. Around the world, communities are turning to cooperative solutions to meet the social, economic, and environmental crises of our time. Autumn Vogel is a Cooperative Business Developer with Keystone Development Center (KDC), a nonprofit with a mission to sustain local economies through cooperative business development across the Mid-Atlantic by providing technical and research assistance to emerging and existing cooperatives. In this public talk, Vogel will share about the cooperative business model and the ways in which people in our region are cooperating to solve shared problems and build community wealth. 


Location: Alexander Recital Hall (Edinboro University) – 110 Kiltie Rd. Edinboro, PA 16444.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE 

Parking: Academy Hall parking lot adjacent to the William P. Alexander Music Center "WA" on the campus map.


Autumn  Vogel, B.A.
Keystone Development Center

Hon. Autumn Vogel is a native of Pittsburgh and has lived in Meadville, PA since graduating from Allegheny College in 2015. She is an active community organizer with a background in community and business development. Autumn got her start in the wonderful world of cooperatives with the establishment of the Northwest Pennsylvania Investment Cooperative, a grassroots real estate cooperative that provides affordable, quality commercial space to entrepreneurs in the Meadville, PA area and beyond. Autumn is committed to small "d" democracy and to building community wealth in her town of Meadville, PA and beyond. She sits on Meadville City Council.