An acclaimed documentary that focuses on the struggles and successes of three employee-owned businesses will be shown free today at Johnson County Community College.
“We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream” is a one-hour film that features New Belgium Brewing, Namaste Solar and DPR Construction.
The documentary will be shown from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the college’s Polsky Theatre, 12345 Collge Blvd.
A panel discussion with three experts on employee ownership will follow. The panelists:
• Greg Klein, vice president and chief financial officer of Inland Truck Parts Co. He is also a board member of the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America.
• Victor Aspengren, vice president of Prairie Capital Advisors, an investment firm that specializes in employee stock ownership plans.
• Steve Baker, vice president of the Great Game of Business, a division of employee-owned SRC Holdings Corp. He is on the board of the National Center for Employee Ownership.
Seating is still available. For more information, go to www.wetheowners.com.
The film is scheduled to be offcially screened at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in California from March 6 to 10.