NCEOC’s Employee Ownership Month Celebration is in the books!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Celebrate & Learn: Employee Ownership in NC! And thank you to our sponsors, The ICA Group and The Industrial Commons, for making this event possible.

It was great to bring together partners, friends, and supporters of employee ownership from across North Carolina to celebrate this state’s newest employee-owned companies – Sow True SeedShopBot Tools, Inc.Caktus Group, and KONTEK Systems, Inc.

We started the evening networking and enjoying a chicken and cauliflower taco bar!

Our program was kicked off by Winston-Salem Foundation President LaTida Smith sharing why they support NCEOC’s work in Forsyth County and the role it plays in their efforts to create a more inclusive economy.

“NCEOC’s mission to preserve and protect the job and community impacts of small and medium businesses by helping to transition many to employee ownership resonated deeply with our dual focus on family-sustaining careers and the racial wealth gap.” -La Tida Smith, Winston-Salem Foundation President

Next, we celebrated North Carolina’s newest employee-owned companies!

Enjoy a few additional photos from a great Employee Ownership Month celebration!

Thank you again to everyone who attended, The ICA Group and The Industrial Commons for being sponsors, and to everyone invested in expanding employee ownership in North Carolina and across the country!