News & Events

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center posts news about employee ownership on a regular basis.  If you have related news to share, contact us at   Click here for archived news stories.

We also offer free workshops on employee ownership throughout Vermont.

Since 2003, the VEOC has presented annual full-day conferences on employee ownership, which attract between 150 and 200 attendees per year. These are aimed at employee-owners in established employee-owned companies, business owners considering employee ownership, and people interested in the potential of employee ownership to preserve jobs and stabilize communities.

What’s New at VEOC

New Staff Member: Matthew Cropp

The VEOC is pleased to announce that Matthew Cropp has joined the staff as Program & Outreach Coordinator. Matt brings to the organization a wealth of experience with organizing, outreach, and media work, including the production of the Cooperative Vermont interview show, participation in the formation of a cross-sector Vermont co-op network, and initiating the project to create a co-op brewpub in Burlington. He also has a strong research background, having received his M.A. in History from UVM with a focus on co-ops and economic history, and continues to undertake occasional work on the history of credit unions.

Matt will be responsible for diverse aspects of the VEOC's operations, including managing social media, event promotion, and public education on the benefits of employee ownership.