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

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, February 6 @ 5:30 pm

"Sustainable Competitive Advantage in Changing Markets"
Fratello’s, 155 Dow Street, Manchester, NH
Guest Speaker: Jim Feinson, CEO, Gardener's Supply
 


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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

Wednesday, February 6
@ 5:30 pm

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

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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

Susan Woods, Chartworth, LLC

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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, April 3
@ 5:30 pm

Fratello’s
Guest Speaker: Tom Raffio, CEO, Delta Dental

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

October 18
Fratello's
Guest Speaker: E
ric Goodwin, serial entrepreneur and owner of The Friendly Toast, Nobl Coffee

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PAST EVENTS:

November 13
Special Event Joint Meeting with FMANH.org
Fratello's, 
Guest Speaker: Stuart I. Mathews, president, Metapoint Partners

Wednesday, June 5 @ 5:30 pm

Fratello's
Guest Speaker: Steve Lishansky, CEO, Optimize International

December 5
Fratello's
 NH 
Guest Speaker: Robert Craven, CEO of MegaFood

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