The ACG Edmonton Network, founded in 2012 as an affiliate of ACG Calgary, in August transitioned to an independent chapter, bolstering support for the energy-rich province of
Alberta, a fast-growing economy within Canada.
ACG’s 57th chapter will represent the Edmonton region, home to the core of Alberta’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Growth in Edmonton, the so-called “gateway to the North,” is closely tied to the development of Alberta’s oil sands.
ACG Edmonton’s move to become a stand-alone chapter followed a vote by the separate boards of Calgary and Edmonton. ACG Global voted in favor of the change in September.
Ron Dersch, Edmonton Network co-founder and president, will continue to run ACG Edmonton. The chapter will use an approval membership model. It has more than 90 members, up from 70 at the end its 2013 fiscal year ended in May.
ACG Calgary will continue to represent middle-market industry in the southern region of Alberta, which besides the city of Calgary includes Banff, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.