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Owners at Work, Summer 2013–Now Available!

coverInside this issue:

  • How Risky Are Acquisition Loans for new ESOPs?
  • The 27th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference: Employee Ownership: Building Jobs, Wealth & Communities
    • “Your Story Makes the Difference.” J. Michael Keeling, ESOP Association, Morning Keynote Speech
    • “Is Employee Ownership Really Worth It?” Corey Rosen, National Center for Employee Ownership, Lunch Keynote Speech
  • Ohio’s Top 50
  • Book Review: Gar Alperovitz, What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution

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Highlights From the 26th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

We’ve posted highlights from our Annual Conference on our website. The highlights include presentations from speakers; photos of all the happenings; and video clips from the morning and afternoon General Sessions, including the Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Awards and the keynote speech from Joseph Blasi.

Check it out!

The OEOC Will Be Live Streaming Our Annual Conference…!

The OEOC will be taking another technological leap this week by streaming two portions of our upcoming conference on Friday April 20th:

1) the Morning General Session – 9 am 10 am (EST) – Events during this session will include, a welcome from Kathleen Clyde, Ohio State Representative for Kent State’s district; Opening Remarks from Bill McIntyre, OEOC Director; two welcome videos from Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown; and presentations for the Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Awards.

2) Keynote Address – 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm (EST) – This year’s Keynote speaker is Dr. Joseph Blasi, the Robert Beyster Professor of Employee Ownership at Rutgers University. Dr. Beyster will be talking about his latest research into the trends and best practices of employee ownership.

To watch the live stream, you can 1) go to our home page for the embedded viewer, or 2) go to our Facebook page and click on the Ustream tab.

Join us live on Friday April 20th!

Employee Ownership: A Better Way of Doing Business

If you’re interested in learning “a better way of doing business,” we invite you to attend the 26th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference. The conference, titled Employee Ownership: A Better Way of Doing Business, will take place April 20 in Akron, Ohio, and will feature keynote speaker Joseph Blasi.

Joseph Blasi is a professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University where he was named to the post of Robert J. Beyster Professorship of Employee Ownership.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of employee ownership, and meet with other network members. If you’re interested in attending you can register and find more information on the OEOC Website.

We hope to see you this April in Akron!

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.

25th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference – April 29th

The OEOC’s 25th Annual Conference (yes, the 25th!) is coming up on April 29th. Along with the interesting concurrent panels on all things employee ownership, this features 2 interesting keynote speakers:

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

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

Find out more here.