ESOP Summer School 12: Benefits of EO & The US House Small Business Committee



Welcome to our third annual EO/ESOP Podcast Summer School series. We've selected some of our favorite episodes over the past year to bring you all summer long. We're going to spend the summer catching our breath and recharging our batteries. We're also going to be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.


In this episode, we looked at an exemplar of how to present the benefits of EO. Four passionate advocates for EO testified in February 2020, before a US House Small Business Committee hearing on the "Challenges and Benefits of Employee-owned Small Businesses."

We shared some of the testimony from the advocates, including Daniel Goldstein, President and CEO of employee-owned Folience; R. L. Condra, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Programs, National Cooperative Bank; John Abrams, CEO and Co-owner of worker-owned cooperative South Mountain Company; and Mark Gillming, Senior Vice President, Messer Construction Company, an employee owned company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, as well as comments from the committee chair and several members.


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You can hear the original March 10, 2020 release of this episode in Episode 104 of the ESOP Podcast.


The audio clips in this episode were quoted from the US House Committee on Small Business “Challenges and Benefits of Employee-owned Small Businesses" hearing held at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and are used per 17 U.S.C. § 107: Fair Use. The full original of the source we quoted can be viewed on the House Small Business Committee channel in the public domain here.

Summer School 12 Notes

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