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2014-2015 Meeting Schedule
Keynote Speaker:
Futurist Thornton May

Thursday April 30, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 AM

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Craft Beer in NC

Thursday May 21, 2015
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Annual CEO/CFO Panel
What's Ahead for 2015

Thursday June 11, 2015
7:30 -9:00 AM
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Debra Michie
Executive Director
ACG Raleigh Durham
919 453 2997

Welcome to ACG Raleigh Durham

Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. ACG Chapters bring business leaders and dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. Over 75% of ACG members report that they have done business with fellow members. This ROI has made ACG the most trusted and respected resource for business leaders and middle-market dealmakers who invest in growth.

The Association for Corporate Growth, Raleigh Durham, serves as a catalyst for business growth by providing businesses with relevant knowledge, sources of capital, and other resources.

Our vision is to create a business climate where regional companies thrive, contribute to the prosperity and vitality of the community, and serve as models of sound, ethical leadership and sustainable growth.

The Association for Corporate Growth is a global organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, development, and mergers and acquisitions. Worldwide there are 56 chapters and over 14,000 members in North America, Europe, Asia, and coming soon, in India and Brazil.

April 30 Breakfast Meeting - Futurist - Thornton May

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
7:30 -9:30 AM


The New Know

We are living on a hinge of history, on the cusp of entering a new age — the age of The New Know, an age when just showing up is not enough. Both a time period and a social reality, The New Know is all about moving your organization beyond just having the data, to knowing what you need to know when you need to know it.

Thornton’s book, The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, analyzes what organizations know, how they come to know and how they act upon what they know/don’t know.


Thornton May is a futurist, educator and author. His extensive experience researching and consulting on the role and behaviors of "C" level executives in creating value with information technology has won him an unquestioned place on the short list of serious thinkers on this topic. Thornton combines a scholar’s patience for empirical research, a stand-up comic’s capacity for pattern recognition and a second-to-none gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives. The editors at eWeek honored Thornton, including him on their list of Top 100 Most Influential People in IT. The editors at Fast Company labeled him ‘one of the top 50 brains in business.’ Thornton has established a reputation for innovation in time-compressed, collaborative problem solving. Thornton designs the curriculum that enables the mental models that allow organizations to outperform competitors, delight customers and extract maximum value from tools and suppliers. He specializes in creating action-based learning spaces for high performance organizations. He ran the multi-client research program at the Nolan Norton Institute, led the Management Lab at Cambridge Technology Partners, co-founded the Olin Innovation Lab, and founded the CIO Institutes at UCLA and UC-Berkeley. He co-manages the CIO Solutions Gallery at THE Ohio State University, co-directs the CIO Practicum program at the University of Kentucky and was the Executive Director and Dean of the IT Leadership Academy at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Thornton serves as Futurist – External Technology Advisory Board at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and is on the Advisory Board of Mobiquity, Inc.

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Deal Forum provides opportunities to connect with a target audience in the lower middle market with cash flow of $3M - $15M, sales of $10M - $125M and value under $150M. CEOs, company executives and business professionals will benefit from:

CONNECTIONS A three and a half-hour Deal Source for regional and national investment banking firms and private equity groups to discuss deal opportunities.

NETWORKING A baseball showdown between the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners in the iconic Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with cocktails and dinner served in corporate suites, overlooking the ballpark.

DIALOGUE Panel presentations focused on the lower middle market.

G A three-hour Private Equity Marketplace matching up deal makers in a collegial networking environment, in the tradition of ACG’s highly successful formula for generating M&A activity.

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