ACG Global in January announced the winners of its Chapter of the Year award, which recognizes excellence among the association’s local chapters.
ACG Detroit, ACG Minnesota and ACG Raleigh Durham were each named winners in their respective categories, determined by membership size. Meanwhile, ACG Minnesota’s chapter executive, Nicki Vincent, was honored with the ACG President’s Award for Excellence and Achievement by a Chapter Executive.
“An ACG Chapter of the Year exemplifies not only keen business acumen, but also an eye for innovation and unwavering support of ACG’s ongoing public policy efforts and mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth,” said Richard Jaffe, ACG Global chairman of the board and partner at Duane Morris LLP.
A press release announcing the winners noted several of the achievements of each chapter.
ACG Minnesota, awarded in the large-chapter category, experienced a 17 percent increase in membership in its 2015 fiscal year alone; in 2014, the chapter was honored with an innovation award for the creation of its Bold Awards program.
ACG Detroit, the winner in the midsize segment, has steadily grown membership each year since its founding in 1984 and has demonstrated strong retention. The chapter actively participates in ACG’s public policy efforts and contributes to the Middle-Market Voice initiative.
ACG Raleigh Durham—a Chapter of the Year honoree in 2011—was recognized in the small membership category. It has won two ACG innovation awards, in 2013 and 2015, and has the third-highest retention rate of all ACG chapters.
The Chapter of the Year award is given to chapters based on scoring in three areas: self-assessment, benchmark performance metrics and engagement with the wider ACG community.
ACG Minnesota’s Nicki Vincent received the 2016 President’s Award in honor of her dedication to the organization and her service as a mentor and adviser to other chapter executives. Vincent has been with the chapter for more than 20 years.