Winter 2011

Washington Affects Employee Ownership

In this year of seemingly frozen political process, it is unlikely that anything will pass. There are nevertheless, several measures that could greatly enhance the accessibility of employee ownership (through ESOPs, especially) and which are enjoying some very rare bi-partisan support...continue


Client Profile: CMC Rescue, Inc.

CMC Rescue, based in Santa Barbara, Calif. has been producing state-of-the-art equipment and training for its customers for more than 30 years. The company was founded in 1978 by James Frank who at the time, sought to create a manufacturing division when they were unable to locate specialized pieces of equipment that he felt should have been available to rescuers. Frank is a search and rescue pioneer and often involved in search and rescue teams...continue


The Foundation for Enterprise Development Publishes Proceedings of the 2011 Beyster Fellowship Symposium

On July 26, 2011, university scholars from around the U.S. and Canada came together for a three-day symposium in La Jolla, Calif. to share their latest research into the nature and effects of employee ownership. Now, the proceedings of that event have been published and posted by the Foundation for Enterprise Development...continue


Employee Ownership and International Diplomacy: Meeting with a Representative of a Thai Worker Cooperative

On November 3 of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting with a visiting Thai delegate. Jittra Cotshadet is coordinator of the Tri Arm Worker Cooperative and was meeting with professionals through the U.S. Dept. of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. The purpose of our meeting was to exchange ideas and best practices...continue


2012 Annual Employee Ownership Conference

The Beyster Institute and the National Center for Employee Ownership welcome attendees to be a part of the upcoming annual employee ownership conference to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., April 25-27, 2012, with a pre-conference on April 24. The conference offers strategic and valuable insight throughout the four days...continue