Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Vermont Employee Ownership Center
Burlington, VT

Statewide non-profit promoting and fostering employee ownership to broaden ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families and stabilize communities.

In the News

A year of change for employee-owned Gardener’s Supply

Read the full story at Vermont Business Magazine  “2018 was a transformative year for us,” says Cindy Turcot, one of the original employees and now President of Burlington-based Gardener’s Supply Company. A national retailer, Gardener’s Supply is one of Vermont’s best-known companies, a leader in the socially-responsible business community, and 100 percent employee-owned through an […]

Gov. Phil Scott signs proclamation designation October as Employee Ownership Month

From Proctor, Vt. – At a signing ceremony Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott proclaimed October as Employee Ownership Month in Vermont. The proclamation recognizes the value of employee ownership to Vermont’s economy and in creating opportunities for Vermont workers. “Employee-owned companies play an important role in our economy, bringing stability, increasing productivity and supporting local […]

Employees Purchase The New School Of Montpelier From Founder As A Worker Cooperative

From VT Digger: The employees of The New School of Montpelier (NSM) in Vermont have purchased the school from its founder and will be operating it as the state’s largest worker cooperative. Founded in 2005 by Susan Kimmerly, the NSM serves students ages 6 – 22 with intensive disabilities; primarily children and young adults with autism, cognitive disabilities, and […]

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