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Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership activities are intended to promote the stability and growth of the Pennsylvania economy by increasing awareness of the benefits of employee ownership for the businesses, business owners, employees, and communities of Pennsylvania.

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How to Tell an ESOP Story

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH KEN BAKER, CEO AND FORMER OWNER OF PENNSYLVANIA’S NEWAGE INDUSTRIES. KEN RECENTLY SOLD HIS REMAINING 51% STAKE TO THE COMPANY’S ESOP, MAKING NEWAGE A 100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANY. IN THIS BRIEF INTERVIEW, KEN SHARES HIS INSIGHTS ON TELLING ESOP STORIES.

The Intangible Benefits of an ESOP

ESOPs PROVIDE MANY INTANGIBLE BENEFITS THAT MAY NOT BE VISIBLE OR MEASURABLE, INCLUDING OWNER’S ONGOING ROLE IN THE BUSINESS, TRANSFORMATIVE CULTURE, BETTER PERFORMANCE, IMPROVED RECRUITING AND RETENTION, AND MORE.

Owner Sells Family Business to Employees to Keep it Family Run

PLUMBING WHOLESALER, NICKLAS SUPPLY, CREATES ESOP AND ENSURES ITS LEGACY IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

Pittsburgh Hosts Nation’s First Citywide Task Force on Employee Ownership

THE TASK FORCE IS CO-CHAIRED BY PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL AND THE PENNSYLVANIA CENTER FOR EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP AND HOSTED BY CHATHAM UNIVERSITY.

60 Seconds with an ESOP Company COO

SPEND 60 SECONDS READING ABOUT THE IMPACT TRANSITIONING TO EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP HAD ON VOODOO BREWERY.

60 Seconds with an ESOP Company CEO

SPEND 60 SECONDS HEARING FROM TECH MET, INC. PRESIDENT, MIKE VIDRA. TECH MET TRANSITIONED TO AN ESOP IN 2015, AND THEY HAVE HAD TREMENDOUS SUCCESS.

Pittsburgh City Council Partners with PaCEO

PITTSBURGH’S CITY COUNCIL HELD A PUBLIC HEARING ON JAN. 29 AT CITY HALL TO LISTEN TO TESTIMONY ABOUT EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP.

Who Should Own Your Business After You?

WHY ARE THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS OWNERS SELLING TO THEIR EMPLOYEES?  READ FIRST HAND ANSWERS FROM FOUNDERS AND CEOS OF EMPLOYEE OWNED COMPANIES.

Governor Wolf Meets with PaCEO Volunteers

THE GOVERNOR VISITS NEWAGE INDUSTRIES, INC. TO TALK ABOUT ESOPS.

Philadelphia City Council Employee Ownership Hearing

THE PACEO TESTIFIED IN FRONT OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP.

Why We’re An ESOP Company

FIRST HAND RESPONSE FROM ANN PHY, EMPLOYEE OWNER AT  NEWAGE INDUSTRIES, INC.

Where in the world is the PaCEO?

PaCEO Annual Meeting

March 9 - 10, 2020

ESOP Association Spring Conference

March 25 – 26, 2020

NCEO Conference

April 21 - 23, 2020

Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership

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