Northwest 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 Northwest Chapter of The ESOP Association was recognized for its commitment to membership development at the Association's 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Northwest 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 an 11.3% increase in membership in 2012. The Chapter was selected from among 18 Association Chapters across the United States for this honor. The Northwest Chapter includes members in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

"I'm pleased to present the Northwest Chapter with an Outstanding Membership Development Award for their commitment to increasing membership in The ESOP Association," said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling. "The Northwest Chapter is a growing Chapter and we are very happy to see new opportunities for members in this region."

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