Employee Ownership Month 2021 Events


Webinar: Introduction to Broad-Based Employee Ownership: Co-ops, ESOPs, and more


When: Oct 15, 2021 12pm-1pm

Where: Virtual


What: In this brief talk, VEOC Executive Director Matthew Cropp will cover the basics of broad-based employee ownership from Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) to Worker Cooperatives and more. If you or someone you know is curious about the world of employee ownership, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more.

This virtual event will feature an introduction and overview of employee ownership, and will include an opportunity to ask questions and engage in a brief discussion.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-broad-based-employee-owners...


Employee Ownership Month Celebration at Switchback Brewery


When: Oct 18, 2021 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Switchback Brewery


What: Come raise a glass to Employee Ownership Month at employee-owned Switchback Brewing Company on October 18th from 5:30-7:30pm!

Open to employee owners and supporters of the model, the event will feature Switchback beer and light appetizers.

The evening will include a short program, starting around 6:30pm. The program will feature an update from the VEOC, as well as an opportunity for representatives of attending companies sharing a bit about how they are building a culture of ownership and celebrating EO Month.

Attendees who donate at the door to the Employee Ownership Month foodbank fundraiser will receive a free drink ticket.

This event will be held outdoors under a covered tent, so dress with the weather in mind! Switchback is requiring masks while indoors.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlington-employee-ownership-month-celebra...


Vermont Co-op Month Celebrations


Chittenden County

When: Oct 19, 2021 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Intervale Community Farm Pole Barn

What: Join cooperators from around Chittenden County--and beyond!--to celebrate co-op month in Burlington at the Intervale Community Farm Pole Barn! Board members, staff, and co-op supporters are encouraged to attend.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vermont-co-op-month-celebration-chittenden-...


Central Vermont

When: Oct 19, 2021 6pm-8pm

Where: TimberHomes Vermont

What: Join cooperators from around Central Vermont to celebrate co-op month at TimberHomes in Montpelier. Board members, staff, and co-op supporters are encouraged to attend.


Southern Vermont

When: Oct. 20, 5:30pm-7pm

Where: The Waypoint Center (17 Depot St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101)

What: Join fellow co-operators from around southern Vermont to celebrate Co-op Month in Bellows Falls, VT!  The gathering will start at 5:30 with snacks from our local food co-ops. It will include an open mic style discussion around 6:00pm for attendees to share news and progress from their co-ops.



Vermont Co-op Month Virtual Summit


When: Oct 28, 2021 11:30am-1pm

Where: Virtual


What: In lieu of our usual annual in-person Vermont Co-op Month Celebration, join cooperators from across Vermont for a 2021 virtual gathering!

This 90-minute event will include updates from representatives of different co-op sectors in Vermont. Time permitting, the gathering will also include a facilitated conversation around building a list of state-level policy priorities that might help build a stronger community of cooperatives in Vermont.

The event is free, but contributions to the Cooperative Vermont Grant Fund are welcomed. We're not promoting the event to the general public, but feel free to forward the invitation to others you know who are involved in Vermont's co-op movement in any capacity (staff, board, volunteer, founder, funder, etc.).

This cross-sector co-op event is organized by the Association of Vermont Credit Unions, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cooperative Fund of New England, Neighboring Food Co-op Association and Vermont Employee Ownership Center.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vermont-co-op-month-virtual-summit-tickets-...