What Does the Sale of New Belgium Brewing Mean for Employee Ownership?

Employees are expected to vote soon to approve the sale of New Belgium Brewing (maker of Fat Tire beer and other brands), the fourth-largest craft brewery in the U.S. and the largest ESOP-owned craft brewery, to Lion Little World Beverages, a subsidiary of the Japanese beverage giant Kirin.

New Belgium Sold to Beer Conglomerate

The iconic employee-owned company New Belgium Brewing announced today that it would be acquired by subsidiary of Japanese company Kirin Holdings Company Limited.

Nominations Open for the NCEO's Board of Directors

Annual elections for the board of directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) will take place in January, and members in good standing are invited to nominate themselves or other members during the nomination window, from now until December 13.

How to Tell People They Own the Company

When Kris Maynard, the CEO and cofounder of Essential Ingredients, gathered employees for a celebration of the company's 15th anniversary, he had a surprise in store.

Michigan Bills Would Encourage Employee Ownership

The Michigan Democratic Caucus announced a bill (H.B. 5202) that would provide tax incentives for employee ownership, and a second bill (H.B. 5201) would direct the state to develop a program to assist in developing employee-owned businesses.

New NCEO Publication Analyzes DOL ESOP Investigations

On October 15, the NCEO released a new publication, A Guide to DOL ESOP Investigations, that provides the first comprehensive and quantitative analysis of the Department of Labor’s ESOP investigations.