new 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
  • Commercial lenders

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 2019-2020

ACD hosts and runs five 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, October 2 @ 5:30 pm

Fratello’s, 155 Dow Street, Manchester, NH
Guest Speaker: Lisa Tanza, President, Life Is Good

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NEXT EVENT

Lisa will share how the company has built a brand and a business based upon Optimism. Optimism builds brand value, employee engagement and boosts profitability. Lisa will explain why that is and how you can bring more optimism to your organization.

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

About Membership

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 Strategic 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


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A new business network focused on driving your success.

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

Wednesday, October 2
@ 5:30 pm

Fratello’s
Guest Speaker: Lisa Tanza, President, Life Is Good

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

October
Fratello's
Guest Speaker: E
ric Goodwin, serial entrepreneur and owner of  The Friendly Toast, Nobl Coffee

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PAST EVENTS:

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

December
Fratello's
 NH 
Guest Speaker: Robert Craven, CEO of MegaFood

February
Fratello's
Guest Speaker: Jim Feinson, CEO, Gardener's Supply

April
Fratello's
Guest Speaker: Tom Raffio, CEO, Delta Dental

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June
Fratello's
Guest Speaker: Steve Lishansky

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Wednesday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm

Fratello’s
Guest Speaker: Angela Martin, Devine Millimet

Special Event with the FMANH.org. Anatomy of a Deal panel. 

Angela Martin of Devine Millimet will lead a panel discussion to share the story of how a recent company sale was executed from the perspective of the various stakeholders. Hear from the M&A Attorney, the Seller, CPA, Intermediary and other stakeholders. Learn why it takes a team to get a sale done.

Wednesday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm

Fratello’s
Guest Speaker: Howard Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners

Howard Brodsky is Co-Founder, Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States; and the second largest private company in the state of New Hampshire. Brodsky, along with the founding team, is responsible for creating a cooperative retail powerhouse in the marketplace. CCA is comprised of 13 affiliated companies with aggregated sales of over 10 billion. Howard will share he developed a new business model and also helped thousands of independent retailers do the same. In times of rapid change and disruption, business model development is becoming a competitive advantage. This is a great opportunity to learn how it is done.