The ESOP Association

ESOP Association Resources

Chapter News
Jan. 26
For the first time since the 1990’s, The ESOP Association Board of Directors has voted to add new Chapters, including an all-new Rocky Mountain Chapter and a re-instated Florida Chapter.
Employee Owned
Dec. 02
Thank you to the more than 2,000 employee owners and ESOP professionals who attended Employee Owned 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas!
Nov. 16
The AACE Awards honor and celebrate the year’s greatest achievements in ESOP and employee ownership communications.  Communicating and engaging with our employee owners is essential to a company's success.  The AACE program has highlighted the most innovative, and best, practices nationwide.
The ESOP Association recognizes the ESOPs leading the way in communicating with employee owners, our communities, our elected officials, and other major stakeholders. This year’s winners displayed amazing creativity. 
Advocacy
Oct. 31
Election Day is November 8th, 2022, and it’s important that employee owners take the time to ensure their voice is heard when selecting our representatives in Washington, D.C. and in state houses and legislatures nationwide.  And while we often think or talk about election “day”, the reality is that your opportunity to vote extends well before election day.  In 2020, more than 91 million ballots had been cast by Halloween.  In the end, more than 154 million votes were cast in 2020, out of more than 257 million potential voters.
Jul. 21
Yesterday the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8294, a package of six fiscal year 2023 federal appropriations bills. The six-bill package includes the FY 2023 Financial Services and General Government funding bill, whose related agencies like the Small Business Administration have regulatory oversight of some ESOP-related issues, and which includes provisions that will directly impact ESOPs and employee ownership in America.
Jun. 24
Senator Van Hollen is a strong supporter of ESOPs and it was our pleasure to host him at the International Employee Ownership Center for an event. Employee owners in Maryland should be proud of his advocacy on their behalf.
Apr. 27
Today, during a Small Business Administration Budget Hearing, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-3) engaged Administrator Isabel Guzman of the Small Business Administration on the issue of employee ownership.  Rep. Phillips is a member of the House Small Business Committee who is a former businessman with a family history of employee ownership. 
Apr. 19
Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent Senator from Vermont and ESOP supporter will be addressing the National Conference on May 5, 2022. 
Senator Sanders, the longest standing Independent member of Congress, has represented Vermont in the US Senate since 2007. In his 3rd term in the Senate, he is currently the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and a high-ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, among other Senate committee assignments.  
Apr. 18
Roundtables at #TEANational2022
 
Don’t miss our great lineup of roundtables, only at TEA National 2022.
CEO Roundtable: Inflation & Its Impact Your Business                                            
Moderator: Derrick Vick Thursday, May 5 at 10:00 AM
Apr. 17
TEA is excited to announce that Senator Mike Crapo, a lifelong Idahoan and the 13th most senior Senator in the current Congress, will be addressing the in-person and virtual attendees of TEA’s National Conference 2022.  Senator Crapo is important to our community and has supported employee ownership through his numerous committees that directly impact ESOPs.