Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed October Employee Ownership Month. We're proud to celebrate all of our employee-owned businesses across the state.
October is also a special month to the Colorado Employee Ownership Office as they celebrate their one year anniversary. Formally established in October 2020, the Employee Ownership Office has made significant strides to further employee ownership for businesses across Colorado.
Throughout this past year, the Employee Ownership Office has celebrated 20 employee ownership conversions and counting, launched a successful grant program, further engaged the employee ownership commission, launched a newsletter series and interviewed employee-owned businesses about their personal experience.
This week, the office announced four successful conversions from round two of their Employee Ownership Trial Grant. Round three is currently open for applications and will be open until October 29.
In the past year, the office has told numerous employee ownership stories to show businesses across the state what employee ownership can do for them.
- Planting Ownership Among Employees: The Success of Employee Ownership at Applewood Seed Company
- Sexy Pizza Celebrates Increasing Employee Retention Rates with Employee Ownership
- Truce Media uses trial grant to ensure a successful employee ownership conversion
- The Community Language Cooperative Utilizes Employee Ownership to Achieve Their Business Mission
- Employee ownership strengthens Fort Collins flower business through pandemic
- Employee Ownership Proves Transformational to StoneAge Employee Engagement
- Hercules Industries finds strength in their employee-owned structure
Governor Polis joins in the celebration to share a few words about employee ownership and services offered by the Employee Ownership Office.
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