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Illinois Chapter 

Welcome to the Illinois Chapter, made up of approximately 100 member companies! We are manufacturers, construction companies, engineers, distributors, and service providers. We are owners and advisors. We are people who embody employee-ownership every day. You’ll find us throughout Illinois, from Chicago to downstate.

Wherever you are in your ownership journey, our network of members can offer the passion and experience to help you reach your employee ownership destination. 

Our mission is to help ESOP companies excel by providing our members with educational and information-sharing opportunities.

Chapter Advocacy

Helping our elected officials understand and appreciate the value of ESOPs is an important part of what we do.  As a Chapter we encourage our members to to reach out to their elected officials. 

See Our Advocacy Efforts

Chapter Awards

Each year we recognize the people and companies who excel in our local ESOP community. Learn more by checking out our current and past award winners.

Chapter Officers

Want more information on our chapter? Want to get more involved? Then contact our officers!

Photo Album

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Help spread the word on your company and its products and services—all while supporting your local ESOP Association chapter! Available only to members of The ESOP Association.

National Resources

Becoming a member of The ESOP Association gives you access to a host of valuable benefits and resources. Get discounted rates to conferences. Get access to online networking resources. Get tools and information to educate everyone in your ESOP—employee owners, executives, trustees, and members of your Board of Directors. And help preserve and advance ESOP benefits for everyone.