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ACG News And Announcements
Lastest ACG News and Updates:

All New GrowthEconomy.Org
GrowthEconomy.org is a dynamic research database that matches data from two independent sources to track a key driver of the U.S. economy—how private equity-backed middle-market companies compare to other U.S. businesses on jobs and sales growth.Visit GrowthEconomy.org today to find out the difference middle-market private equity is making in your area.

New Timing For Chapter of the Year Awards
The Chapter of the Year award timing has changed.  Award winners will be announced at the 2016 Leadership Week. Chapters winners are determined based on their membership growth, member retention and financial health. The chapter self- assessment data is also a reviewed. 

ACG Global Support Services Overview
The Chapter and Membership team at ACG Global is excited to announce its newest service: Back Office and Admin Support. ACG would provide your chapter with administrative support on a monthly or project basis. For more information, click here or contact Kerry Lennon at klennon@acg.org. 

All New Middle Market Growth Website Launched
ACG is proud to annouce the launch of a completely revamped www.middlemarketgrowth.org.  This new highly interactive site is more news forward and includes all of the content from the digital publication, plus multimedia features, additional advertising opportunities and introduces original content focused squarely on the issues that face the middle market as they occur.  Readers can still rely on MMG as their go-to for in-depth analysis of industry trends and growth stories, but now they can also check for real-time content and commentary on important issues.  Take a moment to check out the new www.middlemarketgrowth.org today and promote this great complimentary benefit to your membership.  It's just another way ACG is further establishing itself as "The Voice of the Middle Market."  VISIT MMG's NEW SITE >

Chapter Innovation Fund (CIF)
The goal of the Chapter Innovation Fund is to spur innovation, spark creativity and strengthen capacity to benefit all members of ACG. One-time grants of up to $10,000 per chapter will be awarded annually to seed or support new chapter-based initiatives. Grant applications will be reviewed twice a year: January and June.  

Chapter Collateral Store
Via this store, all chapter executives will have the opportunity to purchase and print personalized versions of the following: ACG membership brochure, ACG membership brochure envelopes, ACG business cards, ACG letterhead, ACG envelopes (#10), Thank You Cards and envelopes. To access the ACG Chapter Store, click here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! Contact Kerry Lennon: klennon@acg.org.

Professional Development Matching Grant

ACG recognizes the importance of professional development. ACG will offer matching funds of up to $750 per year, per applicant to support professional development for chapter executives and staff. Development funds are limited to CAE prep, association management education and membership in ASAE or association management allied society. Total funding for this effort is $10,000 for this fiscal year and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis until the fund is used. A great way to utilize the Professional Development Fund is by sitting for the CAE exam. A link to the exam content can be found here.

Consulting Services
A consulting service gives chapters the opportunity to utilize the experience and expertise of the staff on a complimentary basis. Services include board training, membership recruitment planning, strategic planning and financial systems review. 
Public Policy News
Public Policy Grassroots Program
The objective of this program is to create a state focused grassroots program that shows the impact of middle-market investment on jobs and growth and influences the national debate. If you are interested in this program for your chapter contact Amber Landis at alandis@acg.org. 

Members of Congress Create Bi-Partisan Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, commends Members of Congress for forming the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth. Under the leadership of Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), Jared Polis (D-CO-2), Tom Rice (R-SC-7) and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) the recently formed Caucus will educate policy makers and leaders on economic impact of the middle market and how it serves as a powerful engine for job and economic growth. According to the National Center for the Middle Market, a collaboration between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and GE Capital, the middle market includes companies with $10 million to $1 billion in annual revenues. The Caucus will address issues relevant to this critical segment, which employs more than 44 million people in the United States.

ACG Western Michigan Meets with Local Rep
On November 6, 2013 ACG Western Michigan board members met with local Rep. Bill Huizenga to showcase the importance of middle-market companies in his district. Thanks to ADAC Automotive for hosting the meeting. Check out the MLive article
here!



ACG Releases First Ever "Middle-Market Growth Policy Agenda"
ACG has released its first ever "Middle-Market Growth Policy Agenda," a statement of the organization’s official position on relevant policy topics directly affecting its members. ACG members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. To download a full copy of the agenda, click here.
 
Driving Growth: The Impact of Private Capital on the U.S. Economy
At ACG’s Middle-Market Growth Public Policy Summit, held in Washington, D.C., ACG unveiled Driving Growth: The Impact of Private Capital on the U.S. Economy, a book that graphically depicts data from GrowthEconomy.org for each congressional district. The data included in Driving Growth are available for all chapters to use at their events, in their communications to members and in external media outreach. For creative files or personalized local data, please reach out to the ACG marketing team at marketing@acg.org. Proper attribution must be included for all usage.  To download a copy of the PDF, click hereTo download a copy of the press release, click here.  For a localized copy of the press release, email marketing@acg.org.
  
Leadership Call Replay Info
Latest Call:
The leadership call that took place on Wednesday, May 27th on the topic of the Chapter Innovation Fund was recorded. If you missed the call or wish to listen again you may do so by dialing 888-203-1112 or (719) 457-0820. The replay passcode is 221554970.

To view the slides for ACG Los Angeles' CIF recap - click HERE

To view the videos created by ACG Los Angeles - click HERE

To view the slides on ACG Minnesota's BOLD Awards - click HERE

The Chapter Executives who spoke during the call can be reached as follows:

Melanie Brandt, Atlanta (mbrandt@acg.org)
Nicki Vincent, Minnesota (acgminnesota@acgmn.org)
Katie Newton, Los Angeles (katie@acgla.org)


Older Calls
The leadership call that took place on Tuesday, May 12th was recorded. If you missed the call or wish to listen again you may do so by dialing 888-203-1112 OR (719) 457-0820. The replay passcode is 292553127.

To view the video on PERT please click here.

Slides for this leadership call can be downloaded here.

You can also encourage your Congressman to join the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth by clicking here.

Amber Landis, Senior Director of Public Policy, can be reached by email at alandis@acg.org with any questions.


The leadership call that took place on Wednesday, April 22nd on the topic of Vertical/Industry Programs was recorded. If you missed the call or wish to listen again you may do so by dialing 888-203-1112 OR (719) 457-0820. The replay passcode is 255581326.

Slides for the leadership call that took place on Tuesday, March 10th on the topic of Membership can be viewed HERE.

To view the ACG Chapter Board Orientation Webinar from February 2015 click here.
To view only the slides from the webinar click here.
Upcoming Leadership Events

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6/25/2015 - 2015 Chapter Executive Conference

1/25/2016  - 1/27/2016 - ACG Leadership Week, Washington DC

5/2/2016 - 5/4/2016 - ACG Intergrowth - New Orleans

4/24/17 - 4/26/17 - ACG Intergrowth - Las Vegas

Upcoming Leadership Calls

All Calls Take Place at 10am Central

May 12, 2015- Public Policy
May 27, 2015- Chapter Innovation Fund
June 9, 2015- Young ACG
June 24, 2015- ACG Capital Connections
 

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*All Calls Are Recorded*

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Upcoming Webinars
5/6/15- Middle Market Update: National Center for the Middle Market's Q1 Findings Click here to register

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