SOURCE: Association for Corporate Growth

March 18, 2008 10:02 ET

ACG Announces Chapter Awards

ACG Chicago and ACG Connecticut Awarded Chapters of the Year; Boston, Detroit, Atlanta and Cleveland Chapters Also Receive Awards

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the premier professional organization focused on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions, today named ACG Chicago winner of "Chapter of the Year, Large Market" award and ACG Connecticut "Chapter of the Year, Mid-Market" award. ACG is pleased to present all chapter awards at the ACG InterGrowth® conference, April 9-11, in Orlando, FL, the world's largest conference for merger and acquisition professionals and corporate dealmakers.

In addition, ACG Boston won the "Outstanding Chapter Programming, Large Market" award and ACG Detroit won the "Outstanding Chapter Programming, Mid-Market" award. Further, ACG Atlanta was named winner of the "Outstanding PR/Marketing, Large Market" award and ACG Cleveland named winner of the "Outstanding PR/Marketing, Mid-Market" award.

"Today ACG stands stronger than ever thanks to the dedication and creativity of our Chapter leaders," said Bradley Hughes, Acting ACG President and CEO. "The caliber of the initiatives and programming in all of the chapters considered can be applied as best practices across the ACG Chapter network and is a testament to the overall quality of our organization."

"Each of the winning chapters exhibit exemplary innovation and leadership in practices central to our organization," said Harris Smith, ACG Chairman, and West Region Managing Partner, Grant Thornton, LLC. "Through a combination of first-class programming and events, innovative marketing strategies and an unwavering focus on providing the best value to members, our winning chapters continue to raise the bar in encouraging networking, sharing best practices and helping to increase dealflow for ACG members."

"This is an honor and credit to the hundreds of volunteers who have built ACG Chicago over the last 40 years to embrace the whole corporate growth community via our four networks in the M&A/Private Equity, International, Corporate and Venture markets. Almost 100 Board and committee volunteers currently drive the high quality of programming, members, branding, and networking," noted outgoing ACG Chicago President Mike Sklar. Jim McNair, 2008 ACG Chicago President, added, "Understanding these four sectors allows us to maintain intimacy even with almost 1,000 members. The ACG Chicago leaders span the corporate growth spectrum and are deeply involved in the forefront of the Chicago business market."

"I would like to thank the entire ACG Connecticut membership for their continued passion and dedication, especially the board and committee leaders, whose energy, leadership and commitment made it possible to win this prestigious award," said Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Director of Carter Morse & Mathias and current President of ACG Connecticut. "We are proud of the progress we have made since our founding seven years ago and are excited to continue our impressive growth, innovative programs, and cooperation with our neighboring ACG chapters and other professional organizations."

About ACG

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the leading global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at nearly 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information about ACG or the ACG InterGrowth conference, please visit: www.acg.org.

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