The Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE) competition identifies companies that excel at communicating with employee owners and the larger community about ESOPs.
- Printed Materials
- Employee Ownership Marketing
- One Special Event
- Series of Special Events
- Total Communications
Winners are at an awards banquet in May at The ESOP Association's National Conference in Washington, DC.
The ESOP Company of the Year and Employee Owner of the Year are selected annually from winners at our 18 chapters and exemplify the spirit and practice of employee ownership.
The ESOP Company of the Year excels at engaging its employee owners and educating them about the ESOP and company culture. This company also excels at engaging its elected officials, to ensure continued support for ESOPs, and is active in its local chapter.
The Employee Owner of the Year demonstrates a passion and commitment to sharing information and insights about ESOPs with fellow employee owners, colleagues in other ESOP companies, fellow chapter members, and the public.
Honoring a member of the ESOP Community dedicated to Employee Ownership
Rewarding dedicated members of the TEA Board or Governors
Recognizing corporate members of TEA that have celebrated 25 years of ESOP operation.
Given annually to the chapter that recruits and converts the most ESOPs.
Honoring a member of chapter leadership who does the most to advance ESOPs.
Awarded annually to a professional member of TEA for outstanding member recruitment.