Winter 2015

Stay current on employee ownership issues and activities with EO Insights, our quarterly online publication.

Looking for Mr. GoodTrustee

There are numerous (mostly differing) opinions on the real impact of the process agreement included in the GreatBanc/DOL legal settlement, but one thing is clear: it is getting fiduciaries across the country thinking a lot more about process and the liability ESOP trustees assume when they take control of an ESOP trust…continue


Does an ESOP Make Sense? Craft Beer’s Growth and Consolidation

The craft beer industry has witnessed explosive growth over the past several years, eschewing its former microbrew moniker. Although craft beer is no longer a niche product—accounting for more than 11 percent of the U.S. beer market according to the Brewer’s Association, and with growth not expected to plateau for several years—it has had its share of growing pains...continue


Trust, Information, Belief in People – the Keys to Best Cultures

There never seems to be a scarcity of ideas on how to create the most productive workplaces and the best cultures. Often leaders, whose organizations have experienced quick growth and financial success, attribute these triumphs to some unique efficient process that they themselves implemented, rather than giving credit to the efforts of the whole workforce…continue

"It's Your Money and Your Life!"

KFMB 760 AM podcast of Richard Muscio and Joe Vecchio's interview with Martin Staubus, executive director of the Beyster Institute. (Program aired 10/24/15). listen to Podcast


Grocery Industry's Secret Weapon: Solution to Hiring and Retention Troubles

A favorite question of mine for any CEO: What's the toughest thing about your business? I guarantee you any executive in the supermarket industry will rank among his or her top headaches the hiring and retention of good people…continue


The Certificate Program for Non-Professional ESOP Fiduciaries 2016

The Beyster Institute will present its annual Certificate Program for Non-Professional ESOP Fiduciaries, Feb. 21-24, 2016 at the Rady School of Management. The program is an essential part of the training for anyone who is not a professional fiduciary yet who is acting as, considering acting as, an ESOP trustee or fiduciary committee member…continue