2016 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Recap

This year’s Vermont Employee Ownership Conference was the most well attended to date, with approximately 180 people gathered to learn, teach, network, and reconnect! Representatives from a wide range of businesses attended, along with experts, organizers and consultants from across the Northeast.

Cindy Turcot Keynote

Throwback Thursday: Bernie Sanders on Employee Ownership from 1985!

Thanks to a tip from Bruce Seifer, Matt went spelunking in the VEOC archives and emerged bearing a video tape from a 1985 forum on employee ownership at City Hall in Burlington! We'll be posting the rest of the forum to our Youtube channel soon, but, in the meantime, check out then-Mayor Bernie Sanders' introduction to the event:

 

2016 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference to be held June 2nd at Champlain College

Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Time:
 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 7:30 AM)
Location: Champlain College, CCM Building, 375 Maple St, Burlington, VT 05401

2015: A Successful Year for Employee Ownership in Vermont!

On January 19th, the VEOC's board of directors staff gathered for the second edition of our Annual Meeting and Report to the Community at the State House in Montpelier. After duly electing our new set of officers and conducting other necessary affairs during our business meeting, we retired to a reception in Cedar Creek Room, where we highlighted the progress since we last gathered there in January of 2015.

Welcoming Vermont's Newest ESOP: Heritage Aviation

"A Technical Introduction to Employee Ownership": Seminars for Business Advisors

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is pleased to announce two free seminars intended for business advisors (attorneys, accountants, bankers, etc.) interested in learning more about the benefits and mechanics of ownership succession via sale to employees via Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Worker Cooperatives. Lead presenters for this event will be Tabitha Croscut, a nationally-known ESOP attorney who is Managing Shareholder at Steiker, Greenapple & Croscut, P.C., and 

"Selling to the Employees Through an ESOP" - Free Seminars 1/28 & 1/29!

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is pleased to announce two free seminars for business owners and key managers interested in learning more about the benefits and mechanics of selling their company to the employees via an Employee Stock Ownership plan!

Welcoming Vermont's Newest, and Largest, Worker Co-op: The New School of Montpelier!

News Story: 

After more than a year of conversations with staff, meetings with experts, and negotiations with financial institutions, we're excited to announce the completion of the conversion of the New School of Montpelier into a worker co-op! Financed via a combination of employee investments, the Vermont Economic Development Authority, the Cooperative Fund of New England, and our own revolving loan fund, the New School of Montpelier is now the largest worker cooperative in Vermont.

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