October 25, 2023 – Ownership Matters: 2023 Celebration of Employee Ownership!

August 28, 2023

Details: Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 2023 4:00pm – 6:00pm Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, 634 W 4th St STE 120, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Cost: FREE (optional donation) Step into the spotlight with us and immerse yourself in the festivities of Employee Ownership Month! 🎉 As October unfolds, we’re excited to honor the latest wave of employee-owned companies…

September 20, 2023 | Small Business Center Network (SBCN) Webinar: Exploring Employee Ownership & Succession Strategies for Small Businesses

July 13, 2023

As a business owner, what will your legacy be? Join the North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) to explore succession planning and dive into how selling to your employees via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), worker cooperative, or Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) can be utilized to increase employee recruitment & retention, protect jobs, increase…

NC Employee Ownership Ambassador Program

January 23, 2023

Interested in learning about employee ownership? Join us 11:30 am-12:30 pm on September 7, 14, 21, and 28! The North Carolina Employee Ownership Ambassador Program is for people that work with businesses–in economic development, as business service providers, legal professionals, financial advisors, etc.–and would like to learn about employee ownership from people with experience working…


December 8, 2021 – Employee Ownership: A strategy for business succession and resiliency

December 8, 2021 Date and time Wed, December 8, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT Location Cabarrus Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 57 Union Street South Concord, NC 28025 About this event The Cabarrus Industrial Council aims to identify industry concerns and share information, resources, and ideas that are beneficial to local companies. We welcome the opportunity to…

November 12, 2021-Cooperative Planning: Exploring Co-Ops as a Startup/Succession Strategy

October 22, 2021

We talk to and learn from Raafe Purnsley, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Durham Coop Market, a member and worker owned cooperative. At the Durham Coop, Raafe engages with owners, community groups, and customers. He coordinates donations, guiding tours, hosting events, and talking about all the ways the coop is working to make the Co-op…

Succession Planning 101

June 9, 2021

Interested in learning more about succession planning and employee ownership. Join The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce, Infinity Bridges, Blaise Kielar retired from Electric Violin Shop and North Carolina Emplyee Ownership Center. Click the link below to view the recording:

Employee Ownership, The Best Kept Secret in Economic Development

May 20, 2021

As an entire generation of Baby Boomer business owners look towards retirement, a group of partners has launched a valuable new resource: the North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC). The NCEOC provides education around Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) as strong exit options that also preserve jobs and community impacts.…

October Employee Ownership and Resilience Event

September 3, 2020

Employee Ownership and Resilience NCEOC hosted an event in October in celebration of employee ownership month. The goal was to raise awareness about NCEOC and spotlight employee-owned companies that showed resilience in the face of COVID.  We are building a movement around employee ownership as an opportunity to create quality jobs, protect businesses, and provide benefits…