I was looking to expand my network with professionals who focused on middle market growth and M&A. I wanted to not only get to know the local, Indianapolis dealmakers and business leaders but equally important, I wanted to build similar relationships on a global level. I polled a few of my peers and quickly discovered a common theme: Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) was the consensus choice as the best networking organization to build value in my career and drive growth for our organization.
With my year as ACG President coming to an end, I’d like to think we refuted a maxim from my third cousin, twice removed, one Kurt Vonnegut, who wrote “another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” I think our members spent time engaged in building and maintenance this year, and ACG is the better for having done both.
If we are not growing, we are falling behind. We should know this. We are, after all, the Association for Corporate Growth. Let’s go make “growth” happen in 2017: for our chapter, for our firms and for ourselves. Science tells us it is not going to happen on its own!