Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts proclaims October to be Employee Stock Ownership Plan Month

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts officially proclaims October to be Employee Stock Ownership Plan Month in the State of Nebraska during a ceremony held in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 14, 2105.  The Communications Team from Travel and Transport, Inc. met with the Governor to accept the Proclamation.

ESOP Proclamation Proclamation

Senator Ron Johnson visits Sentry Equipment Corporation

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) visited Sentry Equipment Corporation, Oconomowoc, WI, on October 12, 2015.  During his visit Senator Johnson met with the Sentry Equipment Corporation management team, had a quick shop tour, and then addressed well over 100 employee owners.

Pictured left to right:  Brian Baker, President & CEO, Sentry Equipment Corporation and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.
Pictured left to right: Brian Baker, President & CEO of Sentry Equipment Corporation and United States Senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Representative Kerry Benninghoff issues a resolution declaring October employee ownership month in the state of Pennsylvania

Penn Rep Kerry Benninghoff - Restek IIPenn 2015 Proclamation

On October 1, 2015, Pennsylvania State Representative Kerry Benninghoff presents the employee owners of RESTEK Corporation, Bellefonte, PA., with a Resolution declaring October employee ownership month in the state of Pennsylvania.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad proclaims October to be Employee Ownership Month

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad officially proclaims October to be Employee Ownership Month in the State of Iowa during an official signing ceremony held at the Governor’s office on September 29, 2015. The signing was witnessed by several Iowa/Nebraska Chapter members.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad officially proclaims October to be Employee Ownership Month in the State of Iowa
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad officially proclaims October to be Employee Ownership Month in the State of Iowa.

2015 Iowa October ESOP Month Proclamtion

A proclamation is an easy way to alert your elected officials to ESOPs in their community, district, or state. A proclamation is issued by a legislative body designating an official observance of Employee Ownership Month. You can ask your mayor, state representative, or governor to issue a proclamation.

Brainstorming at the Barnstormers

ESOP Association member Jeff Gelburd at Murray Securus in Lancaster, Pennsylvania recently shared the following news with the Association:

“Leaving off from a similar meeting at Restek Corporation last March, Murray Securus hosted a roundtable discussion in July 2015 at Clipper Stadium, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers, an International League Baseball Club.

“Below is a photo taken after our meeting. Attending were, from left to right, Chris Fitterling of Bollman Hat Co., Judy Stoner of Murray Securus, Walter Van Nuys of LB Water Co., Lori Townsley of Murray Securus, Brian Bledsoe of HB McClure Co., Leah Scarsella of Murray Securus Matt Pfeiffenberger, of Murray Securus, Mike Shuey and Pete Rose of Restek Corp., and Jeff Gelburd of Murray Securus.

“Our discussion centered on the balls and strikes of communicating the ESOP within our respective companies and developing a more robust employee ownership culture.

“After the two and a half hour meeting, we then took in a game to see the Lancaster Barnstormers take on the Rockport Blue Fish.

It was a fun night for us all.”

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September 2015 ESOP Calendar of Events

Following is a list of ESOP events taking place this September. For more information, check the full calendar of events.

 

SOLD OUT – Midwest Regional ESOP Conference 2015 (Minneapolis, MN) – SOLD OUT

September 10-11, 2015
Midwest Regional ESOP Conference Program – 2015
Radisson Blu, Mall of America
2100 Killbrew Drive
Minneapolis, MN  55425
www.radissonblumoa.com
Radisson Blu Hotel Room Reservation Information
Special Conference Room Rate: $159 (double)
Phone: 1-800-333-3333
Group CODE: ESOPAS
Book online at: Radisson Blu 2015 Midwest Conference

CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT! 

Contact Donna Walseth at dwalseth@esopexec.org or 763.785.4122 to be added to the waiting list

NEW – Sponsorship online payment!

Click the following link to visit the sponsorship online store – [2015 Midwest Regional Conference Sponsorship Store]
2015 Midwest Regional Conference Sponsorship Form 
For more information contact Donna Walseth at dwalseth@esopexec.org or 763.785.4122

 

 

NY/NJ & PA/DE Chapters – 2015 Multi-State Conference (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

September 16th & 17th, 2015
NY/NJ & PA/DE Chapters
2015 Multi-State Conference Agenda
The Mohegan Sun
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA
The Chapter room block is sold out! You may still book at the Mohegan Sun at regular rates or view partner hotels in the area.
Click to register
2015 Multi-State Printable Registration Form -Wilkes-Barre
2015 Multi State Sponsorship Form
For more information contact Sue Crockett at scrockett@esopexec.org – 612.872.4375 or Shelly Dennis at sdennis@esopexec.org – 603.667.3837

California/Western States Chapter – 2015 Annual Conference (Denver, CO)

September 23-25, 2015
CAWS Chapter
2015 CAWS Annual Conference Program
Westin in Downtown Denver
1672 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202
Click to register
For more information contact Jenifer McDonald at jenifer@caws-esop.org or 916.333.3280

August 2015 Link List

2015 Employee Ownership Month Poster Available

2015 Employee Ownership Month Kit Available!

ESOP Association President Visits Omni Cable

ESOP Company News Part 7: Congressman Reid Ribble Visits Hatco Corporation

Moving to the Offense. Touchdown for ESOPs on the Horizon?

ESOP Company News Part 6: ComSonics Meets with Congressman Goodlatte

August 2015  ESOP Report Published

ESOP Company News Part 5: Restek Meets with Congressman Glenn Thompson

August 2015 Outside Board Registry Available

ESOP Company News Part 4: PPI Meets with Senator Joni Ernst

ESOP Company news Part 3: Travel and Transport Meets with Congressman Ashford

ESOP Company News Part 2: Representative Grothman Visits Priority Sign

ESOP Company News: Omni Cable Celebrates Vesting Day

ABCs of ESOPs — Are You an ESOP Guru? Be One!

 

August 2015 ESOP Calendar of Events

Looking for an ESOP educational event this month? We’ve got you covered.

Michigan Chapter – 5th Annual CEO / CFO Roundtable Event (Grand Rapids, MI)

August 5, 2015
Michigan Chapter
2015 Michigan CEO-CFO Rountable Brochure/Registration – Grand Rapids
This is an Affiliate and Corporate Members only event hosted by:
Pleune Service Company
750 Himes Street, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI  49548
For more information contact:  Karrie Imbrogno at karrie@esopchapters.com or 440.989.1552

 

Wisconsin Chapter – ESOPs On-Site (Lake Mills, WI)

August 6, 2015
Wisconsin Chapter
2015 ESOPs On-Site Agenda (Lake Mills)
Hosted by Aztalan Engineering, Inc.
100 South Industrial Drive
Lake Mills, WI 53551
Click to register

For more information contact Donna Walseth at dwalseth@esopexec.org or 763.785.4122

 

Minnesota/Dakota Chapter – 2015 Eggs and ESOP (Oakdale, MN)

August 6, 2015
Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter
2015 Eggs and ESOP
Hosted by Engineering America
647 Hale Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128
For more information contact Sue Crockett at scrockett@esopexec.org or via phone at 612.872.4375

 

Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter – 2015 Fall Chapter Meeting (Sioux Falls, SD)

August 6, 2015
Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter
2015 Fall Chapter Meeting (Sioux Falls, SD)
Sioux Falls, SD
2015 Minn-Dak Printable Registration Form (Sioux Falls)
For more information contact Sue Crockett at scrockett@esopexec.org or via phone at 612.872.4375

 

New England Chapter – ESOP HR Conference (Proctor, VT)

August 6th &7th, 2015
New England Chapter
2015 ESOP HR Conference Agenda (Proctor, VT)
Hosted by Carris Reels
49 Main Street
Proctor, VT 05765
Click to register
Seating is limited so register early!
For more information contact Shelly Dennis at sdennis@esopexec.org – 603.756.3441

 

2015 Employee Owner Retreat

2015 Employee Owner Retreat

August 13-15, 2015
Double Tree Suites-Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL  60515
Questions Contact Maya Van Buren 202-293-2971, meetings@esopassociation.org or Chris Cooper at the Ohio Employee Ownership Center 330-672-0338, ccooper1@kent.edu
About the Employee Owner Retreat
The Employee Owner Retreat is a course in capitalism for average pay employees that enhances each participant’s understanding of, and contribution to, her or his ESOP company. Faculty is from the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, which is affiliated with Kent State University. The Employee Owner Retreat is an educational program sponsored by the Employee Ownership Foundation.

 

Carolinas Chapter – 8th Annual ESOP U Summer Conference (Charlotte, NC)

August 13th-14th, 2015
Carolinas Chapter
2015 Carolinas Chapter 8th Annual ESOP U Summer Conference
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28202
704-654-4400
www.nascarhall.com
Click to register
Click here to Register for the CEO/CFO Roundtable Forum held on the afternoon of August 13th.
Hotel information –  Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
Click to download the printable registration form: 2015 Carolinas Chapter 8th Annual ESOP U Summer Conference Registration Form
For more information contact Donna Walseth at dwalseth@esopexec.org or 763.785.4122

 

Illinois Chapter – 2015 Champaign Event (Champaign, IL)

August 13, 2015
Illinois Chapter
2015 ESOP Downstate Meeting Brochure
Champaign Country Club
1211 South Prospect Avenue
Champaign, IL
For more information contact Donna Walseth at dwalseth@esopexec.org or 763.785.4122

 

Southwest Chapter – 2015 Oklahoma Event (El Reno, OK)

August 19, 2015
Southwest Chapter
2015 Oklahoma Event
Hosted by Gemini Industries, Inc.
421 SE 27th Street
El Reno, OK 73036
For planning purposes, please RSVP by emailing Rick McGee at rickm@gemini-coatings.com.  Please indicate if you will be staying for lunch and the plant tour. For questions call Rick at 405-345-2017
For out of town guests, a block of rooms has been set aside at the Hampton Inn in Yukon
(15 minutes east of El Reno). To reserve a room please call 405-345-6400

 

Heart of America Chapter – 16th Annual Fall ESOP Conference – (Overland Park, KS)

August 25, 2015
Heart of America Chapter
2015 Heart of America Fall Conference Brochure & Registration Form
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
10100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS   66210
Click to register

For more information contact Karrie Imbrogno at karrie@esopchapters.com or 440.989.1552

 

New South Chapter – ESOP Florida Workshop: Fiduciary Responsibilities and Employee Engagement (Altamonte Springs, FL)

August 27, 2015
New South Chapter
2015 ESOP Florida Workshop:  Fiduciary Responsibilities and Employee Engagement
Forum Architecture & Interior Design
745 Orienta Ave., Suite 1121
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Click to register
For more information contact Donna Walseth at dwalseth@esopexec.org or 763.785.4122

ESOP Chapters

Did you know…all members of The ESOP Association are automatically members of their local Chapter and every member is covered by a Chapter. Chapters provide a unique opportunity to network and learn from local area ESOP companies and ESOP service providers. The Chapters hold various ESOP related meetings throughout the year and if you’re interested in learning more about Chapter events, click here for a calendar listings.

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