I am often asked what are the best networking groups. This is a tough thing to pin down, as there are different answers depending on the individual. I go to many events and have come to appreciate a variety of organizations. In Austin, Texas The Central Texas Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is continuing to prove itself as one of the best business networking organizations in town.
I have been active with this group for many years, and regularly attend their monthly lunch meetings. The quality of the speakers and the attendees continues to reach new levels. Their speakers are usually executives from successful local middle-market companies who do not just tell the audience about their company, but also impart useful information can be put into action.
I was impressed by today's presentation by Rob Solomon. Rob is the CEO of Bulldog Solutions, a company that empowers growing companies to leverage every ounce of lead generation initiative and effort with strategic planning, management and reporting. I am still brimming with ideas of how to implement some of his message about lead generation into my own work.
As a sales AND marketing guy, I love it when both disciplines work together (they often do not). I have always found that success comes to companies that find ways to make differing functions accept and support each other.
Check out the ACG chapter in your city. You will find it to be a superb organization. Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG has 53 chapters in North America and Europe with member from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations. These professionals recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide.
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