Senator Sanders Introduces Bills to Support Employee Ownership

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has introduced two pieces of legislation that could give an enormous boost to employee ownership in this country.

Basque co-operative Mondragon defies Spain slump

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"Economic success stories are rare in recession hit Spain these days but one can be found in the small northern Basque town of Arrasate, nestling in rolling green hills."

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Chelsea Green Publishing Becomes Employee-Owned

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT — Independent book publisher Chelsea Green announced that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees.

The transaction, completed on June 29, allows a minority portion of the company’s privately held stock to be held by Ian and Margo Baldwin, who founded Chelsea Green in 1984 on the south green in Chelsea, Vermont. Margo Baldwin is currently the company’s president and publisher and will retain that role for the foreseeable future.

Abrams to present workshop on small business April 21-22

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John Abrams, a frequent speaker at VEOC conferences and author of "COMPANIES WE KEEP: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place", will be giving a 2-day workshop on business management at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont on April 21-22.  The Art of Small Business/Re-Inventing Small Business will include how businesses can become more engaged in their communities, succession planning, business plans, and business structure alternatives, including cooperative, employee ownership, and B corporations.

2013 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Held

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Tenth Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Wrap-Up

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The 2012 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference was held Friday, June 8th, 2012 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT

WCAX News interviews the VEOC's Jon Crystal and Cindy Turcot of Gardener's Supply

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Jon Crystal of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and Cindy Turcot of Gardener's Supply Company, appeared on WCAX's "The :30" to discuss how employee ownership can help businesses grow and thrive.

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Physical therapists form new employee-owned cooperative

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A group of 10 seasoned physical therapists, along with two support staff, have formed PT360, a new employee-owned physical therapy firm based in Williston, Vermont. Under the leadership of Mary Steiger, the members of the group decided to form a new business and were interested in sharing ownership. The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) provided initial information on starting up as a worker cooperative and assisted the group with their bylaws.


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