Welcome to Minnesota/Dakotas ESOP

The Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association includes over 100 member companies; firms of all sizes and many different industries ranging from firms with well-established ESOPs to businesses just starting to consider whether or not an ESOP is the right fit. The membership also includes ESOP professionals, experts in ESOP law, banking, valuation, accounting, lobbying and legislation. Our chapter is linked with 18 other chapters throughout the United States through the national ESOP Association.


The ESOP Association presents its Silver ESOP Award to corporate members that have operated their ESOP for 25 years or more. In 2018, 41 companies earned the award. Since 2008, the first year of the award, 459 companies have earned Silver ESOP status. All told, this amounts to 11,475 years of ESOP management. 

Please congratulate our MN/Dakotas Silver ESOP Award recipients:

AbleNet, Inc.

Engineering America, Inc.

Innovance, Inc.

Morrissey Incorporated

Quality Boneless Beef

Ramsey Financial Corporation

Scheels All Sports, Inc.



Women in ESOPs - November 2, 2017
Gathering at Urban Growler, a woman-owned brewery
2017 ESOP National Company of the Year
SJE Rhombus, Detroit Lakes, MN
Natasha Nodsle, Director of Human Resources; Dave Thomas, CEO;
Taunia Suckert CFO; Misty Larsen, Controller


The 2017 Silver ESOP MN/Dakotas Award Recipients

Anchor Paper Company 

Boyer Ford Trucks

Bremer Trust


Russ Davis Wholesale, Inc.


2017 MN/Dakotas Chapter Company of the Year
SJE Rhombus
Welcome New Member
Inside Edge Commerical Interior Services LLC, St. Paul, MN 

Jason Booke and Kevin Riley awarded new member plaque by Alex VandeHai, Membership Chair

Attached link is for an article on ESOPs in the security industry featuring Pro-Tec


 Presidents - 25 Years

25 Past Presidents 

Back Row, L-R:  John Harlander, Dean Bodem, Steve Storkan, Ann Biggar, Neal Smith

Second Row, L-R: Steve McClintick, Sue Crockett, Sheryl Neuman, John Purves

Third Row, L-R: Steve Sheppard, Missy McManigle, Sarah Genenbach

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