Representatives from the ACG Western Michigan chapter and ACG stand for a photo together. Courtesy ACG
The local chapter of a global business association has been named the mid-size Chapter of the Year.
The Association for Corporate Growth, or ACG, Western Michigan was recognized with the honor for the third consecutive year by the Chicago-based organization.
The West Michigan chapter is the only chapter to win the award three times.
Mid-size chapters have 151 to 399 to members.
The Chapter of the Year awards are based on scoring in three areas: self-assessment, benchmark data and ACG engagement.
In 2018, the West Michigan chapter had the second highest membership retention rate of all chapters and the sixth highest membership growth rate, according to ACG. More than half of ACG Western Michigan’s members actively participate in chapter committees.
Recognized for its “commitment to innovation,” the local chapter created a young professional program and launched a diversity and inclusion committee.
“Our third consecutive Chapter of the Year award is a terrific example of how focused Western Michigan is on driving middle-market growth,” said Jonathan Siebers, chapter board chair and an M&A attorney at Rhoades McKee.
“This is the reason why middle-market companies and their advisors have come to rely on our organization for networking and growth opportunities, as well as access to emerging best practices and thought leadership.”
ACG Western Michigan was established in 1999.
Association for Corporate Growth is a global community for “middle-market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth.”