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Highlights from the Las Vegas Conference

Before we all take a break to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we wanted to share some photos from this year’s 2014 Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show. Enjoy, and if you joined us at the Conference, we’d love to see your photos too!

Take a look at our 2014 Las Vegas Conference Flickr album.

 

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November 2014 ESOP Report is Available

The November 2014 ESOP Report is now available for members. To access this month’s issue, you’ll need to sign into The ESOP Association’s website. The Member Sign In button is located at the top of the page. To get to the ESOP Report, click Meet & Learn. A link to the ESOP Report is located on the left side menu.

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Employee Ownership Foundation Lunch Video

We wanted to share with our readers a video that debuted at The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show last week. The following video aired at the Employee Ownership Foundation Luncheon held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 and highlights a few of the Foundation’s projects in 2014 as well as media coverage of the book, The Citizen’s Share by Dr. Joseph Blasi, Dr. Richard Freeman, and Dr. Douglas Kruse.

 

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ESOP Association Lunch

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Today’s ESOP Association Lunch will feature a government affairs update by ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling: 2014 Congressional Elections.

Lunch details:

Friday, November 14

12:15 pm – 1:45pm

Palace Ballroom

Join us and find out how ESOP advocates fared in the recent election.

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Foundation Lunch

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Today’s Employee Ownership Foundation Lunch will feature three speakers who will share how they came to research the topic of employee and shared ownership. All three speakers are recipients of Rutgers Research Fellowships, Louis O. Kelso Fellowships, and the first American Coalition of Stock Plan Administrators Fellowship.

  • Daphne Berry: Daphne Berry, a Rutgers Research Fellow, is a PhD candidate (management and organization studies) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. She is studying employee stock ownership in a worker-owned home health care company in the Bronx, New York.
  • Anne-Laure Winkler: Anne-Laure Winkler, the first American Coalition of Stock Plan Administrators Fellow, is a doctoral candidate whose research interests lie at the intersection of human resource management, ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  • Karla Walter: Karla Walter, a Louis O. Kelso Fellow, is Associate Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress. She earned a Master of Urban Planning and Policy, Economic Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Lunch details:

Thursday, November 13

11:40am – 1:10pm

Palace Ballroom

Join us and learn how the Employee Ownership Foundation is helping to shape the employee ownership conversation in America.

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The 2014 Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show — The Details!

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The largest ESOP conference and trade show in the world will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 13 & 14, 2014. If you’re joining us, a few things to note!

Early registration begins Wednesday, November 12th at 5:00 pm – 8:00pm at Registration 5, Palace Ballroom Foyer.

The Trade Show will open at 5:00pm on Wednesday November 12th.

Visit the Association’s Membership Booth, #105, for information about upcoming events, new member information, and a chance to win great prizes! This year we’re giving away an iPad Mini. Stop by booth #105 to enter!

Don’t forget to complete your Trade Show Passport for a chance to win $500!

Stop by the Employee Ownership Foundation booth located in the Palace Ballroom area for Foundation news and information.

Foundation Fundraising! This year, the Employee Ownership Foundation will be reaching for a goal of $125,000 to support Foundation programming. Please stop by and help the Foundation reach its goal!

For more information.

 

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Don’t forget to stop by the Membership Services Booth and say hello!

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If you’re joining us at the 2014 Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show, November 13 – 14 at Caesars Palace, stop by booth #105 and say hello to the ESOP staff.

The Trade Show preview will be open from 5:00pm – 8:00pm the evening on November 12th and will officially open 6:30 AM on Thursday, November 13th.

  • We’ll have the latest ESOP publications, products, advocacy work, and press releases from The ESOP Association available.
  • Order your copy of the NEW edition of the ESOP Administration Handbook.
  • Learn more about gaining access to the “ABCs of ESOPs” interactive learning module for ESOP participants and get a tutorial on resources available to members through the Association’s website.
  • Don’t forget to drop off your business card for a chance to win an iPad mini and pick-up some great ESOP give-a-ways!
  • Make sure you’re receiving you monthly subscription to the ESOP Report.
  • Learn more about ordering ESOP technical publications published by the Association such as the ESOP Fiduciary Handbook, Valuing ESOP Shares, ESOP Accounting Standards, and much more.
  • Find out more about your local ESOP Chapter.

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The 2014 Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show App is Available!

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You’ve asked and we’re answering. Yes, the 2014 Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show app is available.

To download this app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, search the Apple Store for “ESOP 2014” and download the mobile app as you would any other.

To download this app for all other phones and devices, visit the Google Play Store and search “ESOP 2014.”

For blackberry users, go to http://m.core-apps.com/esopts2014 to download the app.

 

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Foundation Activities at the 2014 Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show

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Are you joining The ESOP Association at the 2014 Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show at Caesars Palace this November 13th and 14th? Don’t forget to stop by the Employee Ownership Foundation booth located in the Palace Ballroom area for Foundation news and information.

Foundation Fundraising!

This year, the Employee Ownership Foundation will be reaching for a goal of $125,000 to support Foundation programming. Please stop by and help the Foundation reach its goal!

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ESOP Experts 2014

Do you need an ESOP service provider?

Do you have an ESOP dilemma?

Are you an ESOP Expert?

The answers are in the ESOP Experts Online Directory! The ESOP Experts Online Directory is an easy-to-use, category-by-category listing of specialized ESOP services offered by Professional Members of The ESOP Association.

Are you an ESOP expert? If you’re joining us in Las Vegas on November 13 & 14 for the 2014 Conference & Trade Show, stop by The ESOP Association’s Membership Booth, #105 in the Trade Show area, and sign up for the 2015 listings.

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