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Finance and MBA students attend Kansas City corporate growth event

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ― Finance and MBA students attended an Oct. 14 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) breakfast meeting featuring New York Times journalist and author Andrew Ross Sorkin celebrating the 10-year anniversary of ACG Kansas City.

The event was co-sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Business and the University of Missouri – Kansas City Henry W. Bloch School of Management. KU students attended the presentation alongside business faculty including Kevin Chauvin, Chris Anderson, Charlotte Tritch and Roger Woody.

More than 400 ACG members, students and faculty attended Sorkin's presentation "Too Big to Fail: Capitalism on the Brink." He spoke on the events of the 2008 financial crisis, hypothetical economic scenarios had the government provided no bailout and systemic issues still plaguing our financial industries.

Business faculty and students in attendance participated in a private, interactive session with Sorkin after his breakfast presentation.

Founded in 2001, ACG Kansas City's 200-plus members are middle-market business executives, private equity professionals, lenders and advisors from law, accounting and mergers and acquisition-related fields. Its core mission is to help professionals in the Kansas City region grow their companies.

ACG Kansas City focuses on two primary membership benefits: targeted programming around successful corporate growth practices and networking with other leaders involved in corporate growth and mergers and acquisitions.

Past speakers include Federal Reserve Bank president Tom Hoenig, Bernstein-Rein Advertising president Bob Bernstein and Cerner Corporation vice chairman and co-founder Cliff Illig.

For more information about ACG Kansas City, visit acg.org/kc.

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