ESS Recognized at Heart of America ESOP Conference As an Employee Owned Company, part of our culture revolves around us emphasizing how each and every employee owner makes a difference. This piece of our culture is essential to our succESS! During the month of September, we were pleased to learn that one of our fellow employee owners, Carl Morgan, of the ESS Kansas City Branch, was named Employee Owner of the Year by the Heart of America Chapter (Missouri & Kansas) for the 2017 year. In addition to the recognition Mr. Morgan received, ESS as a company was also recognized as the runner up for 2017 ESOP Company of the Year. This came after being named ESOP Company of the Year for 2016 at last year’s conference. We stand proudly with many outstanding ESOP Companies who have won these honors and look forward to expanding on those relationships in the future.