ESOP Company News – December 2014

ASU Group Celebrates Employee Ownership Month

The ASU Group in Okemos, Michigan joined the ESOP community in celebrating Employee Ownership Month this year. From ASU employee owner, Theresa Cooper: “The ASU Group held weekly events to celebrate ESOP month and honor employee owners this past October. Events included a photo caption contest (winning caption below) and an ESOP themed crossword puzzle on our intranet. Also, every employee owner received a large Hershey’s chocolate bar with a special ESOP candy-wrapper.”

Thanks to Theresa Cooper for sharing information on ASU’s Employee Ownership Month celebration.

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C.S. Davidson Holds an ESOP Appreciation Lunch and Meets with Congressman Scott Perry

C.S. Davidson of York, Pennsylvania held an ESOP Appreciation Lunch. From employee owner, Greg Myers: “Attached is a photo from our ESOP Appreciation Lunch held at C.S. Davidson on 10/31/14. In the photo from left to right are: Greg Myers, Congressman Scott Perry, and John A. Klinedinst, CEO of CSD. Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) delivered a letter of congratulations and spoke to our employee group after joining us for lunch. Mike Shuey from Restek also did a presentation about his company and their ESOP culture.”

Thanks for Greg Myers for sharing the photo with the Association.

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Pennsylvania ESOP Companies Gather to Discuss Employee Ownership

Since the official start of Employee Ownership Month is just a few days away, we thought we’d highlight a company event that can be used during October to celebrate employee ownership at your company. Why not reach out to your ESOP company neighbors and share some ideas in October!

On August 15th, three Pennsylvania ESOP companies met to share information about the ESOP structure and ideas for building an employee ownership culture. Participating companies and ESOP Association members:

C.S. Davidson, York, PA (C.S. Davidson hosted the event)

Flinchbaugh Engineering, York, PA

Restek Corporation, Bellefonte, PA

According to Mike Shuey, an employee owner of Restek Corporation, “It was an excellent session and proved to be very valuable for all attendees.”

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C.S. Davidson, Inc. Honored with Well Workplace Award through the Lancaster County Business Group on Health

ESOP Association Member News

Well Workplace Winners CS Davidson[5]
Casey Deller, P.E., Project Manager and Chairperson of the C.S. Davidson, Inc. Wellness Committee accepts the Gold Award on behalf of the Lancaster County Business Group on Health.
ESOP Association member, C.S. Davidson, Inc., located in York, PA, recently received a Gold Award for Well Workplace through the Lancaster County Business Group on Health; an award created in 2010 to recognize successful workplace wellness initiatives, while honoring the leadership and dedication of local organizations who have worked to improve the health and well-being of their employees.

“This award is further confirmation that our efforts to enhance the health and well-being of our employee owners are paying off,” said Casey Deller, P.E., Project Manager and Chairperson of the C.S. Davidson, Inc. Wellness Committee. “Through the development of a culture promoting healthy lifestyle choices and empowering our staff to take the initiative to improve their own health, we have in turn improved C.S. Davidson.”

The gold award for Wellness in the Workplace reflects organizations that are developing comprehensive programs that are producing results. These programs are a strategic and integral part of the business. For more information on C.S. Davidson, visit their website.

Congratulations to the employee owners of C.S. Davidson on the honor.