Companies and Organizations Commited to the Middle Market

Providing Assistance in Exploring Middle Market Companies

The National Center for the Middle Market is proud to work with organizations that share our passion for the middle market and our commitment to furthering this key segment of the economy. Our partners include organizations that collaborate with the Center on various initiatives as well as companies that provide funding for our work, projects, and events.

  • ACG® Global -- Association for Corporate Growth

    ACG® Global -- Association for Corporate Growth

    With 56 chapters around the world, ACG is one of the most trusted and respected resources for bringing together middle market dealmakers and business leaders to help them achieve business goals.

  • Greater Cleveland Partnership

    Greater Cleveland Partnership
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    The Greater Cleveland Partnership is a membership association of Northeast Ohio companies and organizations dedicated to creating jobs, growing investment, and improving economic prosperity. The association hosts the Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum, a half-day event designed to connect CEOs with middle market leaders as well as meaningful data on the middle market.

  • Resource Options International, Inc.

    Resource Options International, Inc.
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    Resource Options International, Inc. or ROI is a boutique, retained executive search, coaching and organizational development firm that enables Middle Market companies to recognize, recruit and retain key executive talent at the CXO, VP and Director levels.

  • CFO Alliance

    CFO Alliance

    The CFO Alliance is a global community of senior financial leaders and decision makers who come together to share their experience, knowledge and wisdom. Through in-person events, virtual interaction and a rich knowledge base, The CFO Alliance helps financial leaders network, share knowledge and receive guidance to act effectively and decisively, driving their continued success as a financial leader. Relationships that executives develop through the CFO Alliance make them more effective today and throughout their career.
  • Small Business Investors Alliance (SBIA)

    Small Business Investors Alliance ("SBIA")

    The Small Business Investor Alliance ("SBIA”) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. Our members provide vital capital to small and medium sized businesses nationwide, resulting in economic growth and job creation. The SBIA's mission is to provide member funds and LPs real advocacy power with federal regulators and on Capitol Hill, access to exceptional networking opportunities and continuing educational programs with an emphasis on best practices for the industry.
  • Axial


    Axial ( is the largest network for professionals who run, advise, finance, and acquire private companies. CEOs and transaction professionals join Axial to access advice and capital, build relationships and exchange opportunities that help them and their organizations succeed.
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce

    Ohio Chamber of Commerce
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    As Ohio’s largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy group, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has been a consistent voice for business since 1893. They are dedicated to presenting Ohio lawmakers with the business perspective on issues. And they continue that tradition, advancing legislation that will support successful Ohio businesses.

  • Society for Human Resources Management

    Society for Human Resources Management
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    Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management.

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce

    Columbus Chamber of Commerce
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    The Columbus Chamber of Commerce provides connections, resources and solutions to help businesses thrive. They're a business accelerator. Using a customized, consultative approach to support members that range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, they engage with more than 1,000 businesses each year.

  • The Novo Group

    The Novo Group
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    The Novo Group is a unique talent acquisition and recruitment consulting leader, helping organizations nationwide attain quality talent through customized solutions for a fraction of traditional costs.
  • National Association of Manufacturers

    National Association of Manufacturers
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    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.

  • Brookings Institution

    Brookings Institution
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    The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and policy solutions. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public.
  • Milken Institute

    Milken Institute
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    The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health.
  • Cherry Bekaert LLP

    Cherry Bekaert LLP
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    As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP provides guidance and support that helps its clients move forward to reach their organizational goals.

  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

    Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
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    The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce combines the power of people, with our legacy of leadership and business advocacy, to drive a dynamic economy. They focus on delivering value for its members, making Chicagoland a world-class place to live and work.
  • Illinois CPA Society

    Illinois CPA Society
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    The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is a statewide membership organization, with over 23,000 professionals, dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession. Founded in 1903, ICPAS is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation.

  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce

    Illinois Chamber of Commerce
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    The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is the largest broad-based business association in Illinois, serving businesses of all sizes and industry sectors. Headquartered in Springfield with a regional office in Chicago, the Illinois Chamber serves as a frontline advocate for business in the state capitol by influencing the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of state government.

  • Illinois Technology Association

    Illinois Technology Association
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    ITA is a business services organization dedicated to growth-stage technology companies in Illinois and Greater Chicago. ITA defines the growth-stage as companies with 10-1,000 employees and $2MM-$500MM in revenue.

  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association

    Illinois Retail Merchants Association
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    The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is one of the largest state retail organizations in the United States. IRMA is a statewide professional organization. No matter what your size or kind of store, IRMA can help protect your interests in state government, save you money, and keep you informed.

  • Illinois Food Retailers Association

    Illinois Food Retailers Association
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    The Illinois Food Retailers Association (IFRA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated tot he profitability and growth of the locally owned and owner-operated retail food stores and the suppliers that serve them.
  • Magento

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    Recognized as the leading eCommerce platform to the 2015 Internet Retailer Top 1000, B2B 300 and Hot 100 lists, Magento Commerce works hand in hand with retailers, brands and branded manufacturers across B2C and B2B industries to successfully integrate digital and physical shopping experiences.
  • Upstate Venture Association of New York

    Upstate Venture Association of New York

    The Upstate Venture Association of New York is a statewide organization formed to advance venture capital and private equity investments throughout upstate New York.
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce

    Florida Chamber of Commerce
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    For nearly a century, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has fought for free enterprise and worked to secure Florida’s future. Through research, advocacy and leadership, the Florida Chamber Foundation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber Political Operations work together to help make our vision of Florida’s future a reality.
  • Middle Market Executive

    Middle Market Executive

    Middle Market Thought Leader is a lively, groundbreaking on demand podcast for today’s middle market C-suite. Our mission is to bring you personal firsthand accounts of serial reinvention and business growth. 
    Middle Market Thought Leader podcast is part of the Middle Market Executive Digital Network – the audio on demand leader for the middle market C-suite. Named a Top 50 Influencer in New Business Podcasts, 2015. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.
  • Vistage

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    Vistage Worldwide assembles and facilitates peer advisory groups for CEOs and Key Executives. An exclusive community of more than 21,000 business leaders across a broad array of industries in 16 countries, Vistage helps business leaders refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. In fact, CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of average U.S. companies. Vistage groups are facilitated by successful leaders, who help guide CEOs and Key Executives to work together to improve themselves, their companies, and their communities.


Upcoming Events

  • 2017 Global Summit: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

    October 27, 2017

    The Blackwell Inn and Converence Center

    The National Center for The Middle Market and The Ohio State University Center for International Business Education are hosting the 2nd Annual Global Summit. This year's focus is workforce development from a global perspective.

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