Employee Ownership Office

Palmer Flowers | Employee Owned Case Studies

Palmer Flowers, a business staple in Fort Collins and beyond, was founded in 1976 by Spiro Palmer. In its more than four decade history, the company has grown to be a leader in the state not only in floral design and decor, but also in employee ownership. 

At the heart of the business were the employees and Palmer believed in taking care of these good people. He had the idea, when it came time to consider succession planning, to bring those same loyal employees into the ownership of the company. 

The Colorado Employee Ownership Office Welcomes New Commissioner Appointees and Announces Chair and Vice Chair

DENVER- The Colorado Employee Ownership Office (EOO) at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announces the new chair and vice chair of the Employee Ownership Commission, and welcomes Governor appointees Yessica Xytlalli Holguin, Whitney Johnson and Chuong M. Le as commission members.

OEDIT celebrates Employee Ownership Month with launch of new incentives and newly formed Employee Ownership Office

DENVER – The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced yesterday, in celebration of Employee Ownership Month, the establishment of a permanent Employee Ownership Office (EOO) and the launch of several new initiatives.