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Still time to register for the CEO/CFO Dinner on May 21!

Call the OEOC today to book your spot for our…

CEO / CFO Networking Dinner

Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, May 21

by calling the OEOC at 330-672-3028
or emailing the name, title, company, and email address of anyone in your company who will be attending to oeoc@kent.edu.

More information on the Networking Dinner and the host for the event Star Leasing. 


2013 Ohio Employee Ownership Conference Highlights

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to our 2013 Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on April 19.

The pictures are in and the full gallery is available Facebook. Here are a few highlights from the conference:


Michael Keeling, ESOP Association
Addresses the audience during his morning keynote speech.

Congratulations to our Award Winners (left to right) Carbo Forge, Inc, 25 Years of Employee Ownership Equity Engineering, Getting Your ESOP Off to a Good Start Kramig Insulation, 25 Years of Employee Ownership

Congratulations to our Award Winners
(left to right)
Carbo Forge, Inc, 25 Years of Employee Ownership
Equity Engineering, Getting Your ESOP Off to a Good Start
Kramig Insulation, 25 Years of Employee Ownership


Corey Rosen, NCEO
Skyping in his Lunch Keynote after his flight was cancelled due to weather.
Rosen was also this year’s recipient of the John Logue Employee Ownership Excellence Award.


Bill McIntyre, Former Director of the OEOC, receives a surprise in honor of his retirement.


Thanks again to our sponsors!

There are more photos to check out on our Facebook Page!

Time to Reserve a Spot for the May 21 CEO/CFO Networking Dinner

Our Popular CEO / CFO Networking Dinner

Will be in Columbus!

Tuesday, May 21

by calling the OEOC at 330-672-3028
or emailing the name, title, company, and email address of anyone in your company who will be attending to oeoc@kent.edu.

“Visit Star Leasing, have dinner, and network”

Star Leasing Company, headquartered in Columbus, has been providing a quality one-source solution to its customers’ semi-trailer needs since 1974. Star Leasing’s overall objective is to be the “One Solution” (Rent, Lease, Sell, Maintain) for semi-trailer needs for all of their customers. The company provides tailored lease and rental programs for semi-trailers including complete maintenance service with full service locations in Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama. Star also provides trailer maintenance for customer owned equipment. Their typical customers are private & contract transportation fleets and motor carriage companies. Star became 100% employee owned in 1987 and has nearly 200 active employees.

To learn more about Star Leasing, visit its website at www.starleasing.com

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This event, always popular with ESOP company executives, will be hosted by Jeff Rosen CFO at Star Leasing. Join your fellow ESOP managers to observe this very unique company and share ESOP ideas. There is no charge for this event. We welcome top management from ESOP companies to attend, not necessarily only those with CEO and CFO titles.

The session will include a company tour, dinner, networking and Q & A.

Tentative agenda:
4:30pm – Arrive, refreshments/networking and Star Leasing tour
6:30pm – Dinner, and Question & Answer Session
8:30pm – Ajourn

For reservations please call the OEOC: 330-672-3028

Upcoming ‘Lunch and Learn’ Event in Akron aimed at increasing efficiency in manufacturing.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Greater Akron Chamber, PolymerOhio and Moldex3D will be presenting Growing Your Business through Computational Modeling: Moldex3D Injection Molding Simulation Tools. 

The ‘Lunch and Learn’ event will introduce participants to Moldex3D, the first 3D mold flow analysis software. The software is now available through Polymer Portal and can be used to reduce cost and time to design and fabricate injection molds. 

For more information and to register for this event, visit the Polymer Portal Website.

PolymerOhio is an Ohio Edison Technology Center and developed the “Polymer Portal” in conjunction with the Ohio Supercomputer Center to provide affordable access to productivity-enhancing software and training.

Questions regarding this event may be directed to Lynda Wright.

2012 Employee Owner Retreat

The ESOP Association’s annual Employee Owner Retreat will be held in Downers Grove near Chicago, Illinois August 9-11, 2012.

The Retreat is a three-day, off-site training seminar, staffed by the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, where non-managerial employee owners learn from and interact with their peers from other ESOP companies. The program, geared toward hourly and salaried non-managerial employees, will help participants develop team problem solving skills, become more knowledgeable about ESOPs and company financial statements, and gain a new perspective on employee ownership at their companies through structured exercises and informal discussions.

For more information, click here.

Highlights From the 26th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

We’ve posted highlights from our Annual Conference on our website. The highlights include presentations from speakers; photos of all the happenings; and video clips from the morning and afternoon General Sessions, including the Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Awards and the keynote speech from Joseph Blasi.

Check it out!

CEO/CFO Forum for Employee-Owned Companies

Ohio’s Employee-Owned Network (a program of the OEOC) is sponsoring a CEO/CFO Forum & Dinner for leaders in employee-owned companies on Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. in Ashtabula. The Forum and Dinner is being hosted by Ric Selip, CEO, and Donny Chaplin, Vice President of Grand River Rubber and Plastics. The Dinner portion of the program is being held at the facilities of the Spire Institute in nearby Geneva, OH.

In addition to the Forum and Dinner, there is a  4:30 P.M. tour of the Grand River facility.

For questions, email Jay Simecek or call the OEOC at 330-672-3028.

Live now! The 26th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

Our 26th annual conference is live!

Log onto www.oeockent.org to watch.

The OEOC Will Be Live Streaming Our Annual Conference…!

The OEOC will be taking another technological leap this week by streaming two portions of our upcoming conference on Friday April 20th:

1) the Morning General Session – 9 am 10 am (EST) – Events during this session will include, a welcome from Kathleen Clyde, Ohio State Representative for Kent State’s district; Opening Remarks from Bill McIntyre, OEOC Director; two welcome videos from Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown; and presentations for the Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Awards.

2) Keynote Address – 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm (EST) – This year’s Keynote speaker is Dr. Joseph Blasi, the Robert Beyster Professor of Employee Ownership at Rutgers University. Dr. Beyster will be talking about his latest research into the trends and best practices of employee ownership.

To watch the live stream, you can 1) go to our home page for the embedded viewer, or 2) go to our Facebook page and click on the Ustream tab.

Join us live on Friday April 20th!