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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.
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?
Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership