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Oct 16, 2017, 14:45 ET ESOP Association Welcomes Nomination of Preston Rutledge to Head EBSA

The ESOP Association is encouraged to learn that Preston Rutledge has been nominated as the Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor's...


Jul 20, 2017, 10:42 ET ESOP Association Salutes Senators Cardin (D-MD) and Roberts (R-KS) For Introducing Pro-ESOP Bill

Again bi-partisan support for more employees' owning our free enterprise economy is evidenced by introduction of S. 1588 by a Republican and a...


Oct 01, 2014, 11:18 ET ESOP Companies in Minnesota and The Dakotas Celebrate Employee Ownership Month and 25th Anniversary of Chapter

 Throughout the month of October, ESOP Association members in the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter will celebrate several milestones. In addition to...


Oct 01, 2014, 09:30 ET Employee Ownership Month --- the Story of ESOPs Month-long Celebration Begins October 1st

The ESOP Association and its members will celebrate Employee Ownership Month, a tribute to the tremendous spirit of employee ownership, throughout...


Jun 25, 2014, 15:25 ET Supreme Court ESOP Decision a Disappointing Mish-Mash

 "Today's Supreme Court decision that says Congress's near 40 year history of promoting employee ownership does not protect fiduciaries of...


Jun 04, 2014, 11:17 ET Senator Sanders and Colleagues Propose Innovative Ideas to Encourage Employee Ownership

The ESOP Association praised legislation introduced on June 2, 2104, by Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT), and co-sponsored by two Senate...


May 08, 2014, 08:20 ET Brian Bornino Receives 2014 Membership Recruitment Award from The ESOP Association

 Brian D. Bornino of GBQ Consulting LLC, located in Columbus, Ohio, was presented with The ESOP Association's 2014 Membership Recruitment Award...


May 08, 2014, 08:18 ET Kathryn Daly Named Outstanding Board of Governors Member by The ESOP Association

 Kathryn A. Daly, Managing Director of Chartwell Capital Solutions, located in Portland, Oregon, was named the 2014 Outstanding Board of...


May 08, 2014, 08:16 ET Dakota Supply Group Named 2014 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association

Dakota Supply Group, an employee-owned company headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, was named the 2014 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP...


May 08, 2014, 08:14 ET Entertainment Partners Wins 2014 Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest

 Entertainment Partners, an employee-owned company located in Burbank, California, has been selected by The ESOP Association as its 2014...


May 08, 2014, 08:12 ET Steve Earle of Mid South Building Supply, Inc. Named 2014 Employee Owner of the Year by The ESOP Association

Steve Earle of Mid South Building Supply, Inc., located in Springfield, Virginia, has been named the 2014 Employee Owner of the Year by The ESOP...


May 08, 2014, 08:10 ET Tracy Woolsey Named Chapter Officer of the Year by The ESOP Association

Tracy E. Woolsey of Horizon Bancorp, located in Michigan City, Indiana, was named the 2014 Chapter Officer of the Year by The ESOP Association. The...


May 08, 2014, 08:08 ET Indiana Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Membership Development by The ESOP Association

The Indiana Chapter of The ESOP Association was recognized for its commitment to membership development at the Association's 37th Annual Conference...


May 08, 2014, 08:06 ET Heart of America Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Membership Development by The ESOP Association

The Heart of America Chapter of The ESOP Association was recognized for its commitment to membership development at the Association's 37th Annual...


May 08, 2014, 08:04 ET Southwest Chapter Wins Big at ESOP Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC

 The Southwest Chapter of The ESOP Association was named the 2014 ESOP Chapter of the Year for the second consecutive year by the Association....


May 08, 2014, 08:02 ET The ESOP Association Honors Members for Excellence in Employee Ownership Communications

The ESOP Association is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE). The AACE Awards are...


Nov 14, 2013, 16:23 ET Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Reverse Circuit Courts' Pro-ESOP Position

In a disappointing turn of events, the Obama Administration has once again taken a negative position in regard to employee stock ownership plans...


Oct 01, 2013, 10:00 ET Employee Ownership Month Begins October 1st

Employee Ownership Community Begins Month-long Celebration The ESOP Association and its members will celebrate Employee Ownership Month...


Jul 17, 2013, 14:00 ET ESOP Association President to Participate in Senate Small Business Committee Tax Roundtable

Today, ESOP Association President J. Michael Keeling, will participate in the Senate Small Business Committee Tax Roundtable which will review key...


Jun 17, 2013, 14:31 ET Senator Kelly Ayotte Speaks to New England ESOP Association Members

 Speaking to a gathering of ESOP Association members, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) once more renewed her promise to protect ESOPs (employee...


May 17, 2013, 15:59 ET Pro-ESOP Bill Introduced in the House; Bill Aims to Protect ESOPs

 Congressmen Brett S. Guthrie (R-KY), David Loebsack (D-IA), and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 2041, a bill to modify the...


May 09, 2013, 08:31 ET Frieda S. Takaki Receives Life Service Award from The ESOP Association

For her impressive contributions to the employee ownership community and her commitment to The ESOP Association, Frieda S. Takaki, President and...


May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET Northwest Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Membership Development by The ESOP Association

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


May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET Southwest Chapter Named 2013 ESOP Chapter of the Year by The ESOP Association

The Southwest Chapter of The ESOP Association was named the 2013 ESOP Chapter of the Year by The ESOP Association. The award was presented at the...


May 09, 2013, 08:00 ET Carl Warren & Company Named 2013 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association

 Carl Warren & Company, an employee-owned company headquartered in Placentia, California, was named the 2013 ESOP Company of the Year by...