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July 31 2014

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July 31 2014

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July 09 2014

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July 09 2014

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July 03 2014

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June 20 2014

The Original Mixer June 19, 2014


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June 20 2014

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June 12 2014

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June 11 2014

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June 03 2014

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A night of Summer Networking on Sunset.

June 03 2014

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May 21 2014

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April 22 2014


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March 04 2014

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2014 is a perfect year to host a Member of Congress at your ESOP company Since it is an election year, Members of Congress will be eager to visit your ESOP companies.

January 21 2014


2014 is a perfect year to host a Member of Congress at your ESOP company

 Since it is an election year, Members of Congress will be eager to visit your ESOP companies. These company tours help our Representative understand that there is something different about working in

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December 20 2013

Congratulations to our Administration team for winning the 2013 Best of Charlottesville Award for Compensation and Benefits Planning

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December 18 2013


Six-month free NCEO membership offer

As the chair of the National Center for Employee Ownership, I have a great holiday gift idea for your clients who are not NCEO members. Even at its regular membership prices of $100 to $465, it is an

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On Thursday November 7, 2013 Pete Shuler, the current Chair of the Administration Advisory Committee announced that Barbara Clough, QPA, QKA, Director for Blue Ridge ESOP Associates would be the incoming Chair of the Committee.

November 13 2013

On Thursday November 7, 2013 Pete Shuler, the current Chair of the Administration Advisory Committee announced that Barbara Clough, QPA, QKA, Director for Blue Ridge ESOP Associates would be the incoming Chair of the Committee. Ms. Clough assumes full responsibility in May 2014. During her two year tenure she will be responsible for the management of the Administration Advisory Committee which consists of the leading professionals in the ESOP Industry specializing in areas relative to ESOP Administration, including compliance, allocation, legal and advisory roles. In conjunction with her appointment to Chair, Barbara will become a member of the Board of Governors, the group who works directly with the Board of Directors for The ESOP Association providing guidance and support relative to the leadership and functions of the organization. The ESOP Association has six Advisory Committees: Administration, Legal and Regulatory, Valuation, Finance, Communications and the Inter-Disciplinary Panel who focus on fiduciary issues. One of the main roles of the Administration Chair is to work with the Communications Chair developing the Annual Las Vegas Technical Conference Program. In addition, Barbara will be active in the Annual Professional's Forum in New Orleans where the top ESOP professionals meet and discuss current hot topics. Barbara has been with Blue Ridge ESOP Associates since October 2006; she manages and trains staff, consults with other ESOP professionals on high level technical issues, and works with Plan Sponsors on the administration, compliance and audit related issues relative to their ESOPs. She is an officer of the New England Chapter of the ESOP Association, frequent speaker and author as well as a member of NCEO, ASPPA as well as the ESOP Association.

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November 11 2013

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October 31 2013


New Plan Limits for 2014 and Planning Tips from the Blue Ridge 401(k) Experts

  On October 31, 2013, the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting qualified retirement plans – just in time for Halloween.  Selected Limits                                         

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