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The Ohio Employee Ownership Center

Category Archives: Owners at Work

New Issue of Owners @ Work Now Available

Cover imageCovered in this issue:

  • We the Owners: Telling the Employee Ownership Story With Images–An Interview with Mary Ann Beyster
  • George Cheney Returns to Mondragon
  • The Myth of the ESOP as a Gift
  • OEOC Answers Questions About Crowdfunding
  • The Cooperative Development Center at Kent State University: Celebrating the “International Year of the Cooperative”
  • Ohio ESOP Update: Ohio’s ESOP Companies Regain Ground Lost to the Great Recession, While Paying Almost $16 billion to Retirees and Beneficiaries

Available in 3 web-optimized formats:

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Summer 2012 Issue of Owners @ Work Now Online

The Summer 2012 issue of our newsletter, Owners At Work is now online. Three web-enhanced versions are available for your viewing pleasure, including a flash-based magizine-view version, as well as a version for your Kindle.

Covered in this issue:

  • You’ve Got an ESOP, Can You Keep It? 
  • Employee Ownership and the 99%: Key to a Sustainable Society? 
  • “Why Do We Keep Finding That Worker-Owned Firms Are More Productive?” 
  • OEOC Implements Leadership Transition

Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

Spring 2012 Issue of Owners @ Work Now Online

The Spring 2012 issue of our newsletter, Owners At Work is now online. New for this issue are some web-enhanced versions for your viewing pleasure, including a flash-based magizine-view version, as well as a version for your Kindle.

Covered in this issue:

  • Vistula Management Corporation Becomes Employee Owned
  • What Makes an Ideal ESOP?
  • Misconceptions about 401(k)’s and ESOPs
  • The Value of Employee Ownership
  • News from around the world of employee ownership and from Ohio’s Employee Owned Network, and more

Check it out now, and let us know what you think!

Ohio’s ESOP Top 50

The OEOC’s new issue of Owners At Work has an article on Ohio’s ESOP top 50, a look at Ohio’s richest and largest ESOPs (the article starts on page 18 of the pdf):

http://www.oeockent.org/index.php/library/doc/468/raw

Some key findings of the survey:

  1. Since from 2002 to 2007*, the overall value of the plans reporting in those years have increased from $30 billion to $36 billion.
  2. The overall value of plans in this survey topped $5 billion, more than triple the rate of inflation from 1994 to 2007.
  3. Median plan value was over $3 million.
  4. Median value per participant was nearly $75,000.

The article is very much worth a read, check it out.

*Survey data always lags behind roughly 2 years due to reporting issues.