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ACG Chicago Receives Outstanding Chapter Programming Award

05-15-2007 04:20 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Association for Corporate Growth Chicago (ACG Chicago)

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ACG Chicago Receives Outstanding Chapter Programming Award

CHICAGO, May 14, 2007 — The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the leading authority on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions, awarded ACG Chicago with its Outstanding Chapter Programming Award for the 2006-2007 program year at the ACG InterGrowth conference in Phoenix last week.
ACG Chicago’s successes may be attributed to dedicated volunteer committee members and officers who represent well-known local, national and international organizations in the corporate growth arena who understand the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s corporate growth professionals. ACG Chicago currently has three separate programming committees, each focusing upon a distinct content area: corporate growth, professional development and international expansion.

Highlights of ACG Chicago’s 2006-2007 program year include:

* Midwest ACG Capital Connection - a full-day conference featuring former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle as keynote speaker
* “Is the World Really Flat? Middle Market Companies Competing in the Global Economy” – a one-day conference featuring luncheon keynote speaker Dr. Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International
* “Powering Growth: ACG Chicago’s Premier Energy Conference” – a half-day energy symposium
* “Annual Market Trends Program” – a popular annual panel which included an economist, mezzanine lender, private equity investor and turnaround advisor
* “Hedge Funds in a World of Private Equity” – a sold-out panel forum on the hedge fund industry
* Outstanding Corporate Growth Award presented to R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
* Emerging Growth Award presented to RC2 Corporation
* Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Doris Christopher, founder and chairman of The Pampered Chef, a Berkshire Hathaway company

"We have had resounding success in achieving our goal of providing fresh, relevant programming that meets the interests and needs of a growing and diverse membership," said Michael Sklar, ACG Chicago president and partner at DLA Piper US LLP. "Good programming attracts good crowds, and that means better networking and enhanced business opportunities for our members as well as their clients and customers. ACG Chicago is proud of its recent achievements and remains committed to producing the high-caliber programming for which it has become known.”

About ACG Chicago
With more than 900 members, ACG Chicago is the Midwest’s access to the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network of more than 11,000 professionals. Its membership comprises a diverse and knowledgeable group of private equity investors, investment bankers, commercial lenders, corporate managers, attorneys, accountants and consultants. All share a strong commitment to leadership in the field of strategic corporate growth. ACG Chicago, recipient of the 2006-2007 Outstanding Chapter Programming Award, provides its members with professional and business opportunities as well as the most current information on deal-making through its ongoing luncheon series, breakfast seminars, regional conferences and social events. Visit www.acg.org/chicago for more information or call 630-455-1740.

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312.755.3533
jason.abrahams@kemperlesnik.com

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