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The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership is a category of business structures that provide a path for full-time employees to become co-owners. ESOPs and Worker Cooperatives are the primary forms of Employee Ownership in the US, but each type offers unique benefits and challenges.

One thing, however, remains constant: Everyone thrives when businesses are employee-owned:

  • Company Founders
  • Employees
  • Business Performance
  • Local Communities
  • Vermont's Economy

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Kalchē Wine Co., a recently incorporated worker cooperative winery in Fletcher, VT, invites the public to come celebrate “spring, wine, merriment,” and its newest wine release, Touch of Noir, at Brick at Hotel Vermont on Sunday, April 24 from 1pm-4pm EDT. The Festival of Dionysus, as the event is called, will include wine, snacks, and flower crowns, and will also feature the participation of local businesses Wilder Wines, Poppy Café, Salt & Bubbles, and Hotel Vermont.;