Deborah Tompkins 
New England Chapter of The ESOP Association 
978 779 0199 


Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM 
Friday October 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM 

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Killington Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center 
Killington, VT 


New England Chapter of the ESOP Association

proudly presents

"Catch a Lift to the ESOP Summit" 

Our Annual Fall Conference


  • Golf Outing to benefit the Employee Ownership Foundation
  • Invigorating trail hike
  • Networking reception at the Umbrella Bar
  • First Ever Sales and Marketing Roundtable - This is a separate ticketed event
  • Plant Visit - The King Arthur Flour Company-Sold out! Sorry.
  • Dinner, Awards Banquet & Entertainment at 6:30pm
  • Music and games following the banquet
  • Three tracks of programming - 4 sessions each on Friday
  • Friday Lunch special guest speaker, Michael Keeling, President of The ESOP Association
  • Invited guests, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch

Second Annual Golf Tournament

You are invited to the 2nd Annual New England Chapter Employee Ownership Foundation Golf Tournament. We are offering you the opportunity to highlight your company by becoming a sponsor for our tournament and help us raise money for the Employee Ownership Foundation. The Foundation funds programs designed to expand employee ownership by increasing public awareness of the benefits of broad-based employee ownership through employee stock ownership plans.

This is an 18-hole event. The format of play is a best shot/scramble. Each member of the team tees off and the team selects the best of these four shots. Everyone hits their second shot from that location. This continues for each shot of the round. At the conclusion of your round, please turn in your scorecard to the scorer's table. If you are the last team we also ask that you bring back the longest drive and closest to the hole markers. There are also contests and prizes on select holes. After golf, there is a reception. The prizes will be awarded during the social hour. 

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.           Join Hiker and Guide Dave Fitz-Gerald on a Hike to the Summit, Elevation 4241 Feet 

Our journey will begin a short 3 minute drive from the Killington Grand. We will combine two trails, the Warbler and Summit trails. Combined, the round trip distance is 4.4 miles and the vertical ascent is 1640 feet. This trail is rated “moderate” which means that the climb is fairly continuously uphill with occasional “rest” sections and steep pitches are common. This trail features grand views. We will meet at the Hotel’s front door at 11:00am and carpool to the trail head. Your trail guide will carry overpriced luxury snack items, FBO the EOF of course!

For those interested in more of a “stroll” there is a .7 mile loop around the pond and a 1.3 mile hike up Snowshed Mountain, elevation 2725 feet with a vertical ascent of 580 feet. These hikes originate at the Killington Grand. These are presented as “hike on your own” options. More information about these hikes is available at the Hotel’s front desk.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception at Killington’s Umbrella Bar 

This reception is open to all. Whether you have just completed a round of golf, hiked one of the many trails, or would like to take an early opportunity to meet your fellow conference goers, join us for hors d'ouvres and beverage at the Umbrella Bar.

Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. The Killington Grand is pleased to offer the following rates:

The Killington Grand Hotel is located in Killington Vermont.

Please visit the Killington Grand Hotel’s website for additional information about the resort and area attractions.

The Killington Grand Hotel is pleased to offer the following rates:

*Studio                                                $109

*Standard Hotel Room                       $109

*One Bedroom Suite                          $145

*Two Bedroom Suite                          $245

*Three Bedroom Suite                       $305

 *plus applicable taxes and service charges.

To Make Your Hotel Reservation:

Call 800-282-9955 and mention “The Employee Stock Ownership Plan” to qualify for the special group rate. You will be automatically billed the first night’s rate and taxes.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up to four days before arrival will be refunded the deposit.

The group rate will be available until September 19, 2011. After that, the rate will be based on space and room availability so make your arrangements early!

Conference pricing:

Dinner Only-Members and guests                                                                                               $75

Dinner Only-Non-Members and guests                                                                                        $95

Day 2 Only-Member                                                                                                                     $160

Day 2 Only-Non-Member                                                                                                             $200

Both Days, All Events-Member*                                                                                                   $225

Both Days, All Events-Non-Member *                                                                                          $260

Sales and Marketing Roundtable**                                                                                              $50

*The “Both Days” conference fee includes Wednesday evening Networking Event at Killington Umbrella Bar, Conference Sessions, Party at the Peak Banquet on Thursday, all meals and Conference Sessions on Friday. Travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the individual attendee(s).

**Separate Ticketed Event

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be honored until September 19, after that you may send a substitute.