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 2019-2020

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, December 4 @ 5:30 pm

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Fratello’s, 155 Dow Street, Manchester NH

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 how he developed a new business model and also helped thousands of independent retailers do the same to compete with the box stores. Learn how better business models can level the playing field between retail Davids and Goliaths.

Guest Speaker: Howard Brodsky

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 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


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, December 4 @ 5:30 pm • Fratello's

Guest Speaker: Howard Brodsky
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 how he developed a new business model and also helped thousands of independent retailers do the same to compete with the box stores. Learn how better business models can level the playing field between retail Davids and Goliaths.

2019

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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