The contribution of the middle market to the health of the U.S. economy was lauded by a diverse slate of speakers at the Voice of the Middle Market event held in Denver in September.
ACG Global, ACG Denver and the National Center for the Middle Market brought together academics and business leaders to discuss issues facing the middle market at the University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship.
Kicking off the discussion was Denver-area U.S. Representative Jared Polis, D-Colo., co-chair of the new House Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth. Polis’ background includes public and private sector experience and the successful launch of several companies, including Blue Mountain Arts and ProFlowers.com.
Other speakers included Gary A. LaBranche, president & CEO of ACG Global, Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market, Jim Kaufman, managing member of Mogul Advisors and Ward Cerny, president of ACG Denver and vice president of Bernstein Global Wealth Management.