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For over 20 years, The ESOP Association and its member companies have been celebrating Employee Ownership Month every October. It is a celebration of the incredible spirit of employee ownership and an opportunity to educate employee owners about the tremendous benefits of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

It is also an opportunity to educate the public, elected officials, and the media as to why employee ownership through ESOPs is good public policy.

Companies celebrate with picnics to honor their employee owners, hold roundtable discussions with local public officials and organizations to spread the word about employee ownership, and some hold awards ceremonies to honor outstanding employees.

Download the 2014 Employee Ownership Month Press & Event Planning Kit!

To order additional copies of the winning "We Own Our Future" Employee Ownership Month Poster for 2014, order online or use the 2014 order form

If you would like additional information about Employee Ownership Month and what your company can do to mark this important month, please send an email to media@esopassociation.org

ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling kicks off Employee Ownership Month 2014! Click below to watch.

















2014 Employee Ownership Month Proclamations
Following are 2014 Employee Ownership Month Proclamations that members have shared with the Association. Additional proclamations will be added in the following weeks.

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin issued a proclamation declaring October 2014 Employee Ownership Month in the state of Wisconsin.


Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee
issued a proclamation declaring October 2014 Employee Ownership Month in the state of Tennessee. Governor Haslam with members of the New South Chapter showing off the proclamation.

Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota
issued a proclamation declaring October 2014 Employee Ownership Month in the state of Minnesota.

Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota issued a proclamation declaring October 2014 Employee Ownership Month in the state of North Dakota.

Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota issued a proclamation declaring October 2014 Employee Ownership Month in the state of South Dakota.

Employee Ownership Month Poster Entries

Photos of additional poster entries are available on the Association’s website. Compilations go back to 2007 for members to view. To view the poster entry photos, login to the website (the members login button is at the top of the page), go to About the Association. On the left side menu under Leadership, click Advisory Committees, then Ownership Culture. The links are listed on the Ownership Culture Committee pages.

2014 Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest Winner

 

ESOP Association Member, Entertainment Partners, Burbank, California.