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The most recent meeting of Women in Corporate Growth was Wednesday, November 12th.

Our speakers were
Trixy Weiss, President and CEO of Genesis Auctions; Leslie King, CEO of King Nutronics Corporation; and Alison Bauerlein, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and CFO of Inogen Inc.

Moderating the discussion was Valarie Wright, President of Val Wright Consulting and author of the forthcoming book, "Thoughtfully Ruthless -- The Key to Exponential Growth."

Women in Corporate Growth
is a small, invitation-only group of professional women along the 101 corridor who are focused on companies in the middle- to upper-middle market.
WCG meets quarterly to discuss topics related to corporate finance and transactions, share best practices, build relationships, and recognize local female business executives.

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Association for Corporate Growth — 101 Corridor Chapter
Deans of Innovation - January 7th

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
7:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village CA

Deans of Innovation:
Sources of Future Growth


What does innovation mean to you and your company? How quickly are you able to take a new idea from conception, to product, to market? How can the centers for invention and innovation at our local universities help you to succeed?

California needs a continuous stream of innovation to keep our current crop of companies growing. Innovations and innovative leaders will write the next success stories on the 101 Corridor. Imagine if the next Google or Apple or Amgen was founded not in California but in China – or Nevada!

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 ACG 101 will gather a panel of Deans from local universities for a "Deans of Innovation" forecast on where innovation will come from between now and 2020, and how their universities will play a part.

Our speakers will be:

Dave Adornetto, Entrepreneurship Program Director, Technology Management Program, University of California Santa Barbara.


Gerhard Apfelthaler, Ph.D., Dean, California Lutheran University School of Management.


William P. Cordeiro, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of MBA Program, California State University Channel Islands Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics.


Kenneth Lord, Ph.D., Dean, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, California State University Northridge.


John Mooney, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Technology Management, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University.

Our Moderator will be Blaise R. Simqu, President and CEO of SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, one of the world's leading academic and educational publishers.


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About ACG 101

ACG 101 is one of the fastest-growing chapters of The Association for Corporate Growth, the premier international organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 101 serves corporate executives and professionals in the West Valley-Ventura County-Santa Barbara areas. 

Members of ACG are CEOs, CFOs and COOs of middle market or growing corporations, as well as members of the professional services companies that serve these corporations, such as private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys and accountants. ACG has nearly 12,000 members representing 5,000 companies in 53 chapters throughout North America, Europe and in Mexico.

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ACG 101 Corridor
3835-R E Thousand Oaks Blvd, #219
Westlake Village, CA  91362

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Jim Chevalier

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Mark Your Calendar
Save The Date for these ACG 101 events:

Jan. 7 – Business School Deans on Innovation
Westlake Village Inn
Feb. 4 – Consumer Products
Westlake Village Inn
Mar. 4 – Food and Agriculture
Spanish Hills Country Club
April 1 – Mergers & Acquisitions
Westlake Village Inn
May 6 – The Aerospace Industry
Location to be announced
June 3 – Source of Capital for Growing Companies.
Westlake Village Inn
Aug. 6 – Wine Social (evening)
Westlake Village Inn
Sept. 2 – The Automotive Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Oct. 7 – The Apparel Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Oct. 15 – Stars of the 101 Banquet: M&A Awards
Westlake Village Inn
Nov. 4 – The Restaurant Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Nov. – Women in Corporate Growth Annual Luncheon
Location and date to be announced
Dec. – ACG 101 Holiday Party
Location and date to be announced

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