WEST CHESTER, PA — Omni Cable, headquartered in West Chester, PA, has been selected by The ESOP Association as the runner-up in the 2018 Annual Award for Communication Excellence (AACE) Employee Ownership Marketing category for companies with over 250 employee-owners. 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 Annual Conference in Washington, DC to companies that have excelled in communicating the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and its meaning to the company’s employees.
Omni Cable, an ESOP company, is a master distributor of specialty wire and cable sold exclusively through electrical distribution. Since its founding in 1977, Omni Cable has grown to 12 locations nationwide.
“Omni Cable is proud to be an ESOP company, and we try to promote our ESOP, internally and externally, as much as we can,” said Nikki Schuhl, Omni Cable ESOP Committee Chair. “Our marketing materials are an excellent way to feature our company culture and let other companies know that when they work with us, they’ll be working with an employee-owner.”
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 ESOPs and employee-ownership communications. Awards are based on the following:
- Overall quality and quantity of employee-owner education
- Contributions of employee-owners
- Integration of the ESOP into company culture
- Frequency of ownership communications
- Involvement and/or response of employee-owners
- Encouragement of ownership attitudes
- Clear explanations, creative ideas, graphic design, and technical quality