On April 7-10th, Dave Backus, CFO, and I had the opportunity of attending the 2014 Employee Ownership Conference. It was sold out with over 1,200 attendees. This conference is sponsored by The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). With hundreds of top employee ownership experts and almost 90 breakout sessions, we were allowed the opportunity to get questions answered, learn new ideas, explore a variety of critical issues and discuss emerging trends in employee ownership. From practical case studies and management tips to technical, financial, and legal topics, to communicating and nurturing a culture of employee owners. It was a beneficial trip and we are anxious to share the information we learned with our employee owners at Stellar.