The Ohio Employee Ownership Center

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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:


The 25th Employee Ownership Conference Is Just About Here…

I haven’t been posting a lot lately, as we have spent the last two weeks or more preparing for our 25th Annual Employee Ownership Conference on April 29th in Akron Ohio. As is the case every year, this year’s conference features a full schedule of sessions, speakers, and fun on everything employee ownership. The featured speakers are:

1) Jeff Evans, President and CEO of the Will-Burt Co., and

2) Michael Peck, U.S. Representative of the Mondragon Cooperatives of Spain

In addition to the focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), this year’s conference also features a bevy of information on cooperatives, employee-owned and otherwise. For more information, or to register (yes, there is still time!), you can check out the conference page on our website or drop me a line at ccooper1@kent.edu.