Celebrating Women’s History Month

The entrepreneurial spirit of women is strong throughout North Carolina! In celebration of Women’s History Month, NCEOC selected a few women-led and employee owned business to lift up. Learn more about these and other women-led business to support during March and all year long. Co-op network grows community-based businesses Everyday Details   Sow True Seeds Good…

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Celebrate! October is Employee Ownership Month

We are celebrating North Carolina’s 160 plus employee owned companies. Here we highlight the companies that have supported NCEOC’s work over the last year. Click on each image to learn more about each company’s employee ownership story. NCEOC’s mission is to spread the word about employee owned businesses to help retain jobs and build resiliency…

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NCEOC Celebrates Two Years

During the month of May, we are celebrating two years of existence and reflecting on our past work. Below is a report outlining our accomplishments and looking to the future. Scroll down to learn about our accomplishments over the past two years. Excited about the movement? Consider donating to NCEOC. All donations receive a 50%…

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What is it like to be an employee-owned company?

Check out this story from Salem Fabricating Technologies Group on the importance of employee ownership in solidifying their legacy and improving company culture. Interested in learning more about employee ownership? Check out our Employee Ownership 101 page.

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Celebrating Black History Month

North Carolina has a rich history of Black-owned businesses. In celebration of Black History Month, NCEOC selected a few stories that tell the history of prominent Black business districts in four of the North Carolina’s major cities. NCEOC’s mission is to spread the word about employee ownership as an economic development tool to help retain…

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North Carolina Employee Ownership Center Hires First Executive Director

Guenevere Abernathy to Serve as First Executive Director of NCEOC Durham, NC – December 14, 2020 – The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center is delighted to announce that we have hired our first executive director, NC native Guenevere Abernathy, who will lead NCEOC in achieving our mission of protecting jobs, bolstering communities, and strengthening businesses…

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Under New Ownership EVS Converts to a Worker Owned Cooperative

May 16th, 2016 looked like any normal busy Monday at Electric Violin Shop. Our small staff worked in concert to address email inquiries and ship e-commerce orders taken over the weekend in between answering the usual barrage of customer phone calls. This group of employees has the day-to-day of running our small company, which does a global business,…

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History of NCEOC

The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center officially incorporated in May 2019. Its founding board is comprised of leaders who have spent the past several years promoting employee ownership in North Carolina. As far back as 2014, The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) began promoting the development of state employee ownership centers throughout the country.…

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