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O2O. Ep. 63 The VEOC 22nd Annual Conference

Host Jesse Tyler is joined by Matt Cropp of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center for a brief overview of the VEOC's 22nd Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference to held May 31, 2024 at the UVM Davis Center in Burlington, VT.

Matt discusses the planning process for the conference, the goals for attendees, the increase in learning tracks to six this year, and excitement for keynote speaker Melissa Hoover from the Democracy at Work Institute

Attendees will gain invaluable knowledge from industry experts, thought leaders, and pioneers in the field of employee ownership. They will learn about the latest trends, best practices, and innovative strategies shaping the landscape of shared ownership, and create relationships with experts, advocates, and employee-owners at Vermont-based EO Companies.

The Owner to Owner Podcast is produced by Bret Keisling for the EO Podcast Network.

Click here for more info on the 22nd Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference

About Matt Cropp

Matt has been with the organization since 2014, where he has developed deep expertise in employee ownership models. In addition to his leadership role, he is responsible for managing social media, event planning and promotion, coordinating with a national network of employee ownership practitioners and a variety of other activities advancing the VEOC's mission. Matt received his MA in History from UVM in 2011, where he studied economic history and the origins of cooperative finance, and he's involved on a volunteer basis with a number of co-op projects both locally and nationally. He lives in the New North End of Burlington with his partner and a pair of very friendly rabbits.

About VEOC

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.

We are funded through government and foundation grants, and contributions from individuals and businesses. The VEOC is a tax-exempt non-profit educational organization. We are always grateful for contributions and in-kind donations.

Donate to VEOC here.

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This podcast is produced by Bret Keisling for the EO Podcast Network.


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