New Interview Series: "EO Convos"

There are lots of folks doing great things in the employee ownership world, and one of my goals this summer was to get into a pattern of recording conversations with such folks on a regular basis. Thus far, we've been fortunate to have Camille Kerr on to discuss her work on Employee Ownership Trusts, Nathan Schneider to discuss his recent research into Louis Kelso and the origins of the ESOP, and Oliver Goodenough to chat about his work at the intersection of blockchain, law, and ownership design.

VEOC Partners with Burlington Community Economic Development Office to Educate on Employee Ownership Options

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) and the Burlington Community Economic Development Office (CEDO) are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of a free “lunch and learn” seminar on employee ownership as an ownership succession option for Burlington business owners. This event is a follow-up to two trainings that the VEOC has provided CEDO staff to help familiarize them with how employee-ownership exits work, as well as how to identify companies that might be good candidates for that path.

The 17th Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference!

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Location: UVM Davis Center, 590 Main Street, Burlington, VT

REGISTER HERE

Michele Kupersmith Joins VEOC Team as Program & Outreach Coordinator

Collaborative of Vermont Employee-Owned Companies Raise $17,800, Collect 3,000 Pounds of Food to Benefit Vermont Food Bank.

Contacts:
Keith Flaherty, CEO
Hallam-ICS
kflaherty@hallam-ics.com

Matt Cropp, Co-Executive Director
Vermont Employee Ownership Center
Matt@VEOC.org

Collaborative of Vermont Employee-Owned Companies Raise $17,800, Collect 3,000 Pounds of Food to Benefit Vermont Food Bank.

Vermont Computing Co-op Pays It Forward with the Vermont Employee Ownership Loan Fund

Celebrating 2018 Employee Ownership Month!

It's October in Vermont, which means changing leaves, cider donuts, and Employee Ownership Month!

This year, we are again collaborating with a number of local companies to organize two Employee Ownership Month celebrations, at which employee-owners and supporters of the model can meet each other and learn about how employee ownership impacts the culture and work-life of different companies. Follow the links below to learn more about the events and to register:

The Main Street Employee Ownership Act Becomes Law!

News Story: 

After following its progress through Congress over the past year, the Main Street Employee Ownership Act was signed into law on August 12th!

Among other elements, the Act makes the conversion of a business to employee ownership via a worker co-op or Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans. Such loans, which the SBA guarantees up to 85% up to $5 million, will be a significant new tool in the box for business owners considering selling to their employees.

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