The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America’s engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nations’s economy, and enhance and safeguard America’s quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council’s mission is to contribute to America’s prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms. www.acec.org (202) 347-7474.
SN Acuity Business Solutions
Acuity Business Solutions helps project-based businesses such as Architecture, Engineering and Environmental firms, Government Contractors and Professional Services firms find opportunities, win business, deliver projects, and manage their organization.
SNBS, an affiliate of Stambaugh Ness CPAs, serves clients in over 40 states and is a leading Deltek Vision Premier Partner and Microsoft Partner offering technology solutions that encompass Network Support and Outsourced IT, and many cloud-based solutions. www.AcuityBusiness.com (855) 522-8489.
Based out of Washington D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. The American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter is a non-profit professional association representing more than 1,000 Northern Virginia architects, interns and allied professionals. The Chapter offers professional development, networking and outreach opportunities as well as tours and lectures to advance the knowledge of architecture and practice among professionals and promote awareness and appreciation of architecture among the public. www.aia.org (800) AIA-3837
The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 386,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Charted Global Management Accountant designation to elevate management accounting globally. www.aicpa.org (888) 777-7077
Design and Construction Network (DCN)
The Design and Construction Network (DCN) is a group of over 40,000 industry leaders that are serious about building real business relationships. Want to be apart of a group that is changing the way we do business?
We connect with others in the local industry, we discuss through posted questions, we share information, we help each other succeed, and we host networking events. (Ok, so the Networking Events might be what most people know us for). The important thing in all of this is that we are building relationships that build success, both personally and professionally. www.mydcn.com.
PSMJ Resources, Inc. is the world’s leading authority, publisher, and consultant on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms. With offices in the United States as well as the United Kingdom and Australia, PSMJ offers over 150 titles in book, audio, and video format. In addition, the company publishes several monthly periodicals and delivers dozens of seminars, roundtables, conferences, webinars, and in-house training sessions every year for A/E/C professionals around the world. PSMJ’s sought-after consulting expertise covers a range of critical business areas such as strategic planning, project management, valuation, succession planning, and mergers & acquisitions. www.psmj.com (617) 965-0055
Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners, LLC
Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners (ROG) is lead by principals Ian Rusk, Michael O’Brien, Steve Gido and Russ Ryan. Drawing on the teams combined experience advising hundreds of architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms around the world, Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners provides its clients with unparalleled technical expertise, uncommon insight and unique perspective. www.rog-partners.com (800) 543-5259
Society For Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers. www.smps.org (800) 292-7677
Stambaugh Ness, CPAs and Business & Technology Advisors
Stambaugh Ness, CPAs and Business & Technology Advisors, is strategically focused on the architecture and engineering, construction, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and professional services industries, serving clients nationally. The Stambaugh Ness, PC affiliate, SN Business Solutions LLP, helps project-based businesses such as Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental firms, and Professional Services firms find opportunities, win business, deliver projects, and manage their organizations. The firm’s resources are complemented through active industry association involvement and as an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. www.StambaughNess.com (800) 745-8233
At The Zweig Group, we exist in order to help leaders in the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries achieve their business and personal goals. Since 1988, when the firm was founded by Mark Zweig (and later joined by Fred White), we have offered an ever-increasing and improving array of publications, services, and events designed to provide firm leaders with the tools they need to succeed. What began with a simple newsletter has grown over the last two decades to become a comprehensive suite of products and services, including newsletters, market research reports, seminars and executive education offerings, business conferences, and management consulting services covering virtually every aspect of business management.
Our dedicated team of writers and researchers are constantly interviewing business leaders across the U.S. and abroad to keep you informed on the latest news, trends, and economic outlook. Our survey staff are continually polling the industry to provide you with valuable benchmarking data on everything from financial performance to compensation levels. Our consulting staff has the advantage of working directly with hundreds of firms each year helping them to solve their most pressing business challenges. And every year we gather together business leaders and experts from around the world to our various industry conferences and educational events to learn and network.
Whether you purchase a publication, attend a seminar or conference, or engage us as consultants, you will be tapping into an unmatched reservoir of information and experience. Let us help YOU achieve YOUR goals. www.zweiggroup.com (800) 466-6275