Carolinas Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Membership Development by The ESOP Association

May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET from The ESOP Association

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Carolinas Chapter of The ESOP Association was recognized for its commitment to membership development at the Association's 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Carolinas Chapter demonstrated a focused commitment to membership development in the last year, and as a result, directly increased membership in the Chapter. The Chapter saw a 13.9% increase in membership in 2012. The Chapter, which includes members in North Carolina and South Carolina, was selected from among 18 Association Chapters across the United States for this honor.

"The Carolinas Chapter set a goal of increasing membership by 8% in 2012 and have met that goal and gone above," said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling. "I'm pleased to present an Outstanding Membership Development Award to the Carolinas Chapter for their commitment to increasing membership in The ESOP Association."

The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy. More information: website - and blog –

SOURCE The ESOP Association