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"The Search for a Good Exit" - 2015 Ownership Succession Seminar Series

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In light of the success of last year's ownership succession seminars, the Vermont Employee Ownership Center is pleased to announce that we are organizing another series around the state this spring!

January 20th: VEOC Annual Meeting & Reception in the State House!

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We're doing something new for our annual meeting this year: gathering in the State House in Monpelier!

Vermont Computing Converts to a Worker Co-op with Help of VEOC's Loan Fund!

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Exciting news: this afternoon, our Board President Dunbar Oehmig of Red House Building signed the check for the very first loan made by our Vermont Employee Ownership Loan Fund!

11/9: Worker Co-op Conversation in Burlington with Equal Exchange Co-Founder Rink Dickinson

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Join the VEOC and Burlington-area worker co-op members for an evening of discussion and pizza with Equal Exchange co-founder Rink Dickinson! Doors are at 6:30 pm, and Rink will give a short talk followed by Q&A around 7:00. The event will take place at 156 North Winooski Ave in Burlington.

10/15: Free Screening of "We The Owners" Employee Ownership Documentary in Burlington

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The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is pleased to join Hallam ICS, PC Construction, PT-360, Gardners' Supply Company, Pension Works, and Carris Reels in presenting a free screening of the award-winning documentary We The Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream. The event will take place at the Main Street Landing Film House, with hors d'ouevres beginning at 7pm, and the movie will start at 8pm.

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The VEOC is Hiring!

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The VEOC is seeking a Program and Outreach Coordinator.

This multi-talented person will be responsible for overall communication and marketing duties. She/he will be involved in...

The Search for a Good Exit: An Introduction to Ownership Succession Planning

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The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce (LCRCC) and the VEOC will present a free introduction to business ownership succession planning on Tuesday, February 19 from noon to 3:00 PM in the LCRCC offices at 60 Main Street in Burlington. 

The event will feature close looks at four different ways of selling a business: to an outsider, to family members, to managers and to the larger group of employees.  While some technical details will be explored, the focus will be on stories about each path, told by owners who have successfully sold their businesses. 

Workshop on Business Succession and Employee Ownership Coming to Gardener’s Supply in Burlington, Vermont on Dec. 5

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VEOC is offering a free workshop entitled “Selling to the Employees: Employee Ownership as a Path for Business Succession” on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 2 to 5 PM in Gardener's Supply Company's administrative offices, 128 Intervale Road in Burlington, Vermont.  Founded in 1983, Gardener’s Supply Company serves millions of gardeners nationwide, and is 100% employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 

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