Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth, Inc. (www.acg.org) is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at 11,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the United States. The AICPA develops standards for audit and other services provided by CPAs, provides educational guidance materials to its members, creates and grades the Uniform CPA Exam, and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s audit, technical and ethical standards.
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common belief and a common passion. We believe associations have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people – our members. In short, we connect great ideas and great people.
The American Small Business Coalition, LLC (The ASBC) operates a for-profit business association focused on assisting small companies in doing business in the government sector. The ASBC is committed to supporting the efforts of government organizations as they acquire the information, products, services and solutions they need from trustworthy industry partners. A strong emphasis is placed on professional integrity, a prerequisite for entry and continued participation in our membership programs which are available to select small, medium and large companies. Our goal is to help small companies develop market intelligence specific to the government contracting arena while learning industry best practices as they identify and pursue needs and relationships for both direct and subcontract business opportunities.
DINGMAN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to facilitating, supporting, and encouraging new enterprise growth. One of the oldest original entrepreneur centers in the country, the Dingman Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has established itself as a national catalyst for entrepreneurship at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic global network of more than 6,600 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 108 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 39 years old with annual revenues of US$15.5 million.
Financial Executives International is the preeminent association for CFOs and other senior finance executives. FEI provides networking, advocacy and timely updates and CPE on financial management and reporting; Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance; regulatory updates from the SEC, FASB, PCAOB and IASB; as well as career management and executive-level and other finance & accounting jobs.
The Greater Washington Board of Trade is the largest regional network of business and nonprofit leaders and the only regional organization representing all industry sectors. Founded in 1889, the Board of Trade enjoys a long history of creating and maintaining a business climate that is healthy, inviting and profitable for the regional business community and the community at large.
With a membership of nearly 10,000, the Maryland Association of CPAs is the largest professional organization serving the exclusive needs of Maryland CPAs. It is a statewide, professional membership organization representing the majority of Maryland CPAs in practice, industry, government and education. Seven chapters and numerous committees made up of hundreds of CPA volunteers develop programs and address issues to help all members be successful professionals.
The mission of the Maryland/Israel Development Center is to help create jobs in both economies by promoting trade, joint ventures and investment between businesses and research institutions. Staffed by professionals in both Maryland and Israel, the MIDC identifies market and technology opportunities, and introduces Maryland and Israeli executives, entrepreneurs and investors to each other, to negotiate mutually beneficial business agreements.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. NVTC has about 1100 member companies representing more than 200,000 employees. Our membership includes companies from all sectors of the technology industry and the service providers that support these companies, as well as universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. NVTC provides its members with: over 150 networking and educational events per year; comprehensive member benefit services, public policy advocacy on a broad range of technology issues at the state and regional levels, with involvement in federal issues as they relate to workforce and education concerns; community service opportunities through active involvement in community projects and philanthropy through the Equal Footing Foundation.
TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is Maryland’s largest technology trade association which brings its 500 plus members access to technology industry leaders in Maryland, DC and Virginia. TCM has two divisions which provide valuable resources and benefits to help businesses succeed. The Tech Alliance serves the advanced technology community and MdBio serves the Maryland biotechnology community. TCM helps the region’s technology organizations grow through its membership and activities such as networking events, cost saving programs, and advocacy initiatives. TCM is the preeminent technology professional association for you! Our mission is to promote the technology industry and to create an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed.