Association for Corporate Growth Leverages Social Networking with Web 2.0 Resources

PARK RIDGE, IL — May 8, 2009 —, a leading Website design, development, and hosting company based in Park Ridge, IL and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the global community for M&A and corporate growth professionals, are proud to announce a redesign of ACG's 53 chapter sites and the launch of a powerful new Web 2.0 social networking portal.

The new social networking portal was developed utilizing digital tools similar to those found on such popular sites as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and will help engage 12,000 ACG members in online professional networking. Upon login, ACG members can create a profile and take advantage of the portal's many features, including: a drag and drop interface, photo upload, video sharing, message sharing, live chat, member news feeds/status updates, group creation, and much more.

The custom features work to connect members from around the globe and strengthen communication on a 24/7 basis online. "Face-to-face networking has been essential to ACG members for the past 54 years." said Gary A. LaBranche, CAE, President and CEO of ACG." The new ACG digital platform provides powerful 21st century tools that now enable ACG members to build relationships and make valuable connections online, whether in China, Germany or Chicago.- The combination of face-to-face and online networking provides ACG members with exclusive advantages that are essential in doing business in today's environment."

To view video tutorials of the new ACG member social networking tool, visit

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the global community for M&A and corporate growth professionals, helping connect capital with opportunity. ACG provides its members with the research, tools and networking opportunities to grow their businesses and themselves professionally. Founded in 1954, ACG has grown to more than 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit

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