TEA, EOF to Open New International Center for Employee Ownership: This new, state-of-the-art facility will open in December and dramatically expand advocacy, education, and conferencing capacity in service of the employee ownership mission.

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Happy #EOM2020

Happy Employee Ownership Month! Visit our Employee Ownership Month Resources Page for everything you'll need to celebrate your ESOP. Make sure to check out this year's winning EOM Poster! 

Wallace, Rutledge ESOP 2020

ESOP 2020: Resilience and Renewal

Join us for ESOP 2020: Resilience and Renewal. Nicole Wallace and Preston Rutledge will join other globally recognized experts keynoting this conference. Top-notch technical content is offered in three exciting tracks.

ESOP Road Ahead: Shorman Addresses Members

The Road Ahead

As we look toward next year we continue to explore new ways to improve the content, products, and services we offer our members, and to search for new ways to boost our abilities to expand employee ownership in this nation and beyond. Board Chairman, Gary Shorman discussed the future of TEA and the EOF in his recent address to our members. 

The Hub by The ESOP Association

Come to The Hub

TEA’s new online networks offer unparalleled opportunities to meet and interact with ESOP companies and employee owners across the nation. Share insights and resources, make connections, and engage in this unique resource, available exclusively to ESOP Association members.

Join The ESOP Association - The ESOP Association Membership Benefits

Why Join The ESOP Association?

TEA offers benefits you can’t find anywhere else—like a unique nationwide network of 18 chapters, advocacy tools and support for any ESOP company regardless of size or corporate structure, world-class conferences, and the largest membership with the best networking available.

COVID-19 Economic Response & Action Center

The ESOP Association COVID-19 Response & Economic Action Center

Come here to get the help you need. The ESOP Association has created this clearinghouse of resources to help your ESOP weather the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborate and learn strategies under use across the ESOP Community, and guide you to the resources your business will need to survive and thrive.

What is an ESOP?

What is

In the simplest terms, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan. But, in reality, it is much more than that: ESOPs motivate employees, increase productivity, improve worker retention, keep jobs local, contribute to business longevity, and so much more.

We are the largest Employee Ownership advocacy organization in the world

We are the largest Employee Ownership advocacy organization in the world

For over 43 years, The ESOP Association has successfully represented the interests of millions of Employee Owners and their companies in Washington, DC and state capitols across the nation.  The ability to form and operate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan is fundamentally rooted in the laws that were passed to allow their existence.  The ESOP Association’s Advocacy on public policy remains one of the most important services provided by the Association to our members.

During the last four decades, The ESOP Association has been called upon to promote new ideas that would make Employee Ownership more accessible and to protect the tax laws that make employee ownership financially and structurally feasible.  You can learn more about this important history of success, and become part of that movement yourself, in our Advocacy section.

Find Your Chapter of The ESOP Association

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UPCOMING ESOP ASSOCIATION EVENTS

Nov 11 - 13, 2020 10:00 am EDT
ESOP 2020: Resilience and Renewal

Nov 11 - 13, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
Employee Owned 2020

Dec 06 - Mar 25, 2021 8:00 am EDT
2020 CEO Leadership Program

Insights for every employee owner

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TEA, EOF to Open New International Center for Employee Ownership in December

State of the art facility will dramatically expand advocacy, education, and conferencing capacity in service of employee ownership mission.

COVID-19 Affects Employees’ Mental Health Too

The emotional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Americans is becoming increasingly and alarmingly clear. New information suggests that ESOP companies may want to train an especially keen eye on the well-being of their employee owners.

SOMETHING FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE OWNER

ESOP Association Offers over 150 local events and 6 national events a year

National Meetings

Gather with fellow employee owners, ESOP company executives, and professional service providers from across the country at one of our national meetings.

The ESOP Association Members have access to all of our membership benefits

Chapter Membership

Join TEA and you are automatically enrolled in your state or regional chapter. Network with your peers and get great educational content at local chapter meetings.

The ESOP Association Digital Workgroups will launch in early 2020!

Digital Networking

Our online communities are your one-stop-shop for connecting with your peers and quickly getting answers to your most pressing questions.

The ESOP Association is the only organization that advocates on behalf of all employee owners.

ESOP Advocacy

Receive materials, training, and tools to help you connect with your legislators and make a powerful impression.

The ESOP Association has many free and members-only resources available to assist current and prospective employee owners.

Resources

Read our newsletter, the ESOP Report, or check out the ESOP Blog. See or latest survey data or get invaluable introductions to key ESOP concepts in our ESOP Briefs.

The ESOP Association has many award categories for outstanding employee owners and employee owned companies.

Awards

Learn from the outstanding companies, owners, and industry professionals through TEA’s array of awards programs.  

Executive Liability INSURANCE

ESOP Association Executive Liability Insurance through Murray Insurance

Now in it’s 30th year and serving more than 300 ESOP companies across the country, the Executive Liability Insurance Program, provided through a partnership with Great American Insurance Group, offers insurance protection to ESOP Association members in a wide variety of areas, including: 

  • Cyber liability. 

  • Fiduciary liability. 

  • D&O. 

  • Crime. 

  • Employment practices liability.  

Don’t miss out on comprehensive and affordable insurance protection for your ESOP company and executives.