Spring 2015

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J. Robert Beyster's Spirit Lives On

Sadly, just a few days before Christmas on Dec. 22, 2014, we learned that SAIC founder and former chairman and CEO Dr. J. Robert Beyster passed away at the age of 90. He was at home and surrounded by his beloved family. The stature and legacy of Dr. Beyster in the San Diego community and throughout the nation is of historic proportions…continue

Harrell Remodeling ESOP Company Profile

Harrell Remodeling, Inc. (HRI) is the result of a young woman's belief in the ideas that good fortune comes from hard work; that anything is possible with enough commitment; that listening to and serving the needs of others is the only correct business model and that thoughtful, methodical planning is a good thing – not a handicap. Today, it is one of the most respected design-build remodeling companies in the Bay Area…continue


Dependency, Poverty and Employee Ownership

It has been over half a decade since the beginning of the Great Recession. During the first few years, the U.S. economy lost an estimated eight million jobs. Although the economy has been slowly and steadily improving, there are many who are still in great financial stress. As the unemployment rate has trended down, so has the number of people choosing to leave the workforce gone up…continue


Employee Ownership Conference in Denver – April 2015

Want to meet up with others from across the nation who are involved in exploring the same business questions that concern you? Then head to Denver and attend the 2015 Employee Ownership Conference, April 20-23, 2015 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver…continue

Section 1042: A Guide to Qualified Replacement Property

The shareholder of a C corporation can defer or eliminate capital gains taxes when he or she sells stock to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). To accomplish this, the selling shareholder must elect Section 1042 of the IRS Code…continue

Corporate Directos

Beyster Institute's Corporate Directors' Exchange

Coming this July 12-24, 2015, the Beyster Institute will conduct its third annual – "Corporate Directors' Exchange" program. As part of the Governance Curriculum on Employee Ownership at the Rady School of Management, the Directors' Exchange is a unique opportunity for people serving in or considering serving as directors of ESOP companies...continue