Who We Are
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.
Read this blog post from the Great Place to Work Institute.
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.
“Economic success stories are rare in recession
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 2012 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference was held Friday, June 8th, 2012 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT
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.
Click here to watch the video.
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.
- Pwnie Express and FreshTracks Capital win Vermont Tech Jam awards (vtdigger.org)
- Employee Ownership Association (sourcewatch.org)
- ESOP or employee-owned (iowabiz.com)