Member Benefits

Western Michigan Member Benefits

Monthly Breakfast Programs: A primary benefit of membership, chapter meetings provide outstanding educational breakfast programs and the opportunity to network with local executives who face similar operational and strategic challenges in growing businesses.

Discounted Registration for the ACG Great Lakes Capital Connection:  Join hundreds of Mergers & Acquisition professionals at the Annual Great Lakes ACG Capital Connection. Seven ACG Chapters will come together to showcase the Great Lakes Region, its business opportunities and its highly regarded professional services. 

Young Professionals Group: The ACG Young Professionals group is a forum for professionals 35 or younger to network and to learn best practices related to corporate growth and mergers and acquisitions.  The group hosts a 3-session Non-Profit Board Training for young professionals, fun mixers, networking, events, and other great programs. 

Women in Finance Group: The ACG Women in Finance Group was created in 2015 to support Western Michigan's women in the finance industry. The group's mission is "Creating a Community for the Advancement of Women in Finance." Their three foundational pillars are: Mentoring, Education and Work-Life Integration. 

Regular event programming for Young Professionals and Women in Finance events is now included in your membership, in addition to the monthly breakfast programs which are already included as a member benefit

In addition to the above you will also have the following benefits!

  • Become part of a growing network of leading dealmakers in West Michigan and join ACG Western Michigan!
  • ACG is considered the voice of the middle-market and our missions is "Driving Middle Market Growth"
  • Attend monthly chapter meetings to hear from corporate leaders and discuss current issues and hot topics of interest to the corporate growth community. ACG WM meets the third Wednesday of each month between 7:30 - 9:00 am from January to June and September to December.

  • Access to attendee lists prior to each event.

  • Have access to educational and networking programs designed exclusively for financial and corporate buyers and M&A dealmakers, to name a few.

  • Learn how other West Michigan enterprises are growing and thriving, even in a challenging economy.

  • Attend ACGWM’s highly anticipated Outstanding Growth Awards Event at reduced rates.

  • Access to the member directory of nearly 16,000 ACG Global members.  This database facilitates the exchange of professional information, while enabling you to easily locate other members' areas of industry expertise.

  • Receive a free subscription to Mergers & Acquisitions Journal, ACG’s official monthly newsletter; Achieving Corporate Growth, ACG’s monthly e-newsletter; and Merger Mogul, a free opt-in e-newsletter.

  • Connect with our next generation of leaders through ACGWM’s ACG Cup competition for MBA and Undergraduate Finance students from the area’s leading institutions.

  • Network with Corporate Development Officers, Private Equity Investors, Banks & Finance Companies, Transactional Law Attorneys, CPAs, Investment Bankers, Marketing & Communications, Real Estate and other professional service firms focused on building value in growth companies.