Thursday, February 22, 2024
4:30 to 7:00 PM


8001 Rockside Road
Valley View, OH 44125


$45.00 per person

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Marcia Ciryak

Every business owner will face the twin challenges of growing their business and ownership succession but responding to those challenges strategically can be difficult. Luckily there is a thriving ecosystem of organizations that are here to support you!

Join us at LockKeepers in the valley for food, drinks, and a discussion about how to ensure your company's growth and legacy through succession planning, leadership development, and employee ownership.

  • Learn how employee ownership can help you grow your business and be a succession option when it's time to exit your business.
  • Network with business owners and leaders who have successfully transitioned.
  • Meet with local organizations that can provide the resources and assistance you need.


All are welcome, but this session is designed for businesses with 10 or more employees with owners looking to transition out of the company in the next 5 to 10 years.

This event is a joint venture of Manufacturing Works and . . .



Established in 1987, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC), is an outreach center based at the main campus of Kent State University. They provide succession planning support and assistance to business owners with a specialty in sales to employees. Since their founding they have helped over 700 companies develop succession plans, 100 in which employee ownership was fully or partially implemented


Promise Partners is an Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Accelerator that helps entrepreneurial people primarily in Northeast Ohio achieve their dream of business ownership using ETA strategies. To date, Promise has helped 65 people become owners in over 90 companies.


Weatherhead School of Management (WSOM) at Case Western Reserve University is a pioneer in Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) education, going back to the late 1970s when the late Richard L. Osborne started exposing students to ETA as a career path and founding Promise Partner's ETA Accelerator in 1992. Today, WSOM has one of the most mature ETA programs in the world.

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