New Hampshire business network focused on driving your success.

The Association for Corporate Development (ACD) is a member-based nonprofit organization. ACD is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors with diverse experience in C-Level business challenges, including business financing, legal matters, transition strategies, human resources, and marketing.

WHO WE ARE

  • Business owners/leaders
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Business consultants
  • Intermediaries
  • Wealth managers

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

For questions about ACD including event attendance, membership, or sponsorship, please contact John Ela at john@elamanagementgroup.com or call (978) 494-6299.

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BECOME A MEMBER FOR 2020

ACD hosts and runs six regular dinner meetings per year. The dinners feature carefully chosen speakers that can present topics or case studies that reflect the challenges and opportunities business owners and leaders face running growing businesses and planning for the future.

PROGRAMMING

Five dinners per year, networking, education and guest speakers

Wednesday, February 5 @ 5:30 pm

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Fratello’s, 155 Dow Street, Manchester NH

Chief Executive Officer of Mainstay Technologies

Ryan started Mainstay Technologies in 2004 with the intention of being a one-man tech support organization. Then, he hired his first employee in 2007, and Mainstay Technologies has grown to more than 60 smart and passionate team members. Mainstay has become the largest independently owned IT firm in New Hampshire and has developed multiple additional, highly successful business units, including information security services and software development divisions.

Barton will speak on the importance of conscious capitalism and his experience building a highly intentional company that scales by leveraging technology.

Guest Speaker: Ryan Barton

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Annual membership is $300 and includes:

  • Cost to attend all five events is included at reduced member rate
  • Network with your peers and business leaders
  • Learn from experts who are building business value
  • Member rate for your guests to each of the dinners
  • Access to complete member list
  • Receive notifications of regular meetings and special events

OUR MISSION

To help business leaders and their professional advisors expand their networks and develop greater capabilities to drive business growth, build value, and to eventually capture value while managing smooth succession plans.

WHO CAN JOIN?

About our organization

Bud Abbott, Fiduciary Trust

Rob Busch, The MFA Companies

Matt Cookson, Cookson Communications

Tony Delyani, McLane Middleton

Jim Grace, Silver Pine Capital 

John Ela, Ela Management Group, LLC, chair

Julie Morse, Orr & Reno, secretary

Matt Nadeau, Nathan Wechsler & Co., treasurer

Ken Schaefer, Business Transition Strategies

Kelley Small, Standish Executive Search


Join us at our networking dinners featuring networking, dinner and speakers that talk about what those in the c-suite want to hear. 

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  • Commercial lenders
  • Business services
  • Business coaches
  • Tax professionals
  • Others involved in generating, protecting, and capturing business value

Wednesday, February 5 @ 5:30 pm • Fratello's

Guest Speaker: Ryan Barton
Chief Executive Officer of Main Stay Technologies

Ryan started Mainstay Technologies in 2004 with the intention of being a one-man tech support organization. Then, he hired his first employee in 2007, and Mainstay Technologies has grown to more than 60 smart and passionate team members. Mainstay has become the largest independently owned IT firm in New Hampshire and has developed multiple additional, highly successful business units, including information security services and software development divisions.

Barton will speak on the importance of conscious capitalism and his experience building a highly intentional company that scales by leveraging technology.

2019

December: Howard Brodsky, CCA Global Partners

November: Panelists: Angela Martin of Devine Millimet, Rob Freese a former shareholder, Harper Marshall of Peloton Advisory

October: Lisa Tanzer, President, Life Is Good

June: Steve Lishansky

April: Tom Raffio, CEO, Delta Dental

February:  Jim Feinson, CEO, Gardener's Supply


2018

October: Eric Goodwin, serial entrepreneur and owner of The Friendly Toast, Nobl Coffee

November: Special Event Joint Meeting with FMANH.org, Guest Speaker: Stuart I. Mathews, president, Metapoint Partners

December: Robert Craven, CEO of MegaFood

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