WASHINGTON — Eagle Communications Inc. has been selected by the National ESOP Association as the winner of the 2019 Total Communications, More Than 250 Employees, Annual Award for Communications Excellence. The Total Communications award recognizes overall excellence in efforts to educate the public and employee owners about a company’s ESOP and ownership culture.
Eagle was also selected as the runner-up winner for two other awards: Videos and the Employee Ownership Marketing category.
The Videos award distinguishes excellence in the use of original, printed materials to explain or promote the company’s ESOP to employee owners, customers, or the community. Eagle’s final nomination, in Employee Ownership Marketing, recognizes excellence in advertising and marketing the benefits of employee ownership to customers, the community, and the public.
Individually, Andrea Clinkscales was recognized as a finalist for National “Employee Owner of the Year.” She was recipient of the Heart of America “Employee Owner of the Year” Award in 2018.
“The great educational curriculum for employee owners includes ESOP 101 content, information discussed on weekly bulletin videos, a weekly revenue call, an ESOP Facebook group, eight educational videos, and a pre-retirement seminar. A leadership program is a great development opportunity for employee owners looking to take a greater role. The company also engages in local Chamber of Commerce events to share about the company and employee ownership,” commented the AACE judges.
The AACE awards are sponsored each year by the Association to recognize the outstanding communications and educational programs of its members. The awards are presented each May at the Association’s National Conference in Washington, DC to companies who have excelled in communicating the ESOP and its meaning to the company’s employees.
AACE Award winners are chosen by a panel of five judges made up of both management and non-management employee owners, each of whom has demonstrated active experience and interest in the field of ESOP’s and employee ownership communications.
Gary Shorman, CEO of Eagle Communications, is Chairman of the National ESOP Association.
“The National Conference brings together some of the best employee owned companies in the country,” he said. “For us to be represented as award winners shows the passion of our Eagle team for providing great customer service and “no excuses” employee ownership in the communities we serve”
*Eagle Communications is the parent company of North Platte Post