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Do You Know About VISTAGE Michigan?

Since 1957, Vistage has been bringing together successful CEOs, executives and business owners into private advisory groups. Each group is purpose-built to help members help each other improve the performance and outcomes of their businesses. In each group, about a dozen executives (like you) meet nine times a year to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues. Put twelve or so high performing business executives in a room and the potential is enormous. Over 20,000 members around the world represent a range of industries and a variety of backgrounds.

Each group is run by a Vistage Chairperson; typically the Chairperson is an accomplished business leader (many are former CEOs). They are part facilitator, part coach and totally committed to the success of group members. They help stimulate thinking, frame issues, guide discussions, limit tangents and ensure accountability in the group. Most Chairs take on the role with the express purpose of helping others build great (or greater) businesses.

When you own or run a business, even the simplest decisions can have profound implications. In a Vistage group, no topic is off limits. If you are willing to talk candidly about the tough decisions you face, fellow members will listen, ask tough questions and bring to bear every resource they have to help you solve problems and seize opportunities. Whether the question is operational, financial, legal, structural or even personal, your Vistage group is a confidential forum of experienced executives who rely on each other for wisdom, advice and counsel.

With the wealth and diversity of experience Vistage members bring to their groups, chances are someone has grappled with the situations you are facing right now. And because members thrive on exchange, discussions get very interesting, very quickly. As you work together, you and your group start to develop a range of options and solutions that can only come from a team of business professionals working toward one another’s success. This is not your standard issue industry group.

For more information, contact your local VISTAGE Michigan Chair, Erik Larson,, 231.439.6882

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