Did You #AmplifyACCE This Year?

Nashville Skyline

This year’s Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) Annual Conference was, quite possibly, the best ACCE conference we’ve ever attended! From line dancing at the Wild Horse Saloon (what a hoot!) to ACCE President Mick Fleming’s moving goodbye toast, it was definitely an experience to remember. Best of all was enjoying the amazing educational […]

University Economic Development Association Annual Summit Recap

UEDA Annual Summit 2016 - Roanoke, VA

There were plenty of great sessions at this year’s annual summit, and we’re honored that Principal Andy Coe was included as one of the presenters. His session, “The Power of Community Partnerships in Funding Workforce Development Initiatives,” had an excellent turnout, and attendees really engaged with the content, sharing their key takeaways from the presentation […]

Andy Coe Named to Southern Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors

We’re excited to share the following press release, written and distributed by the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC)! Convergent has enjoyed attending and exhibiting at SEDC events for several years now, and we’re honored to have that involvement and dedication to SEDC’s success recognized and rewarded with Andy’s appointment to the board. It’s sure to be […]

Highlights from the ACCE 2015 Annual Conference

We had a great time in Montreal and we hope you did as well! As always, the ACCE Annual Conference provided a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, clients, and colleagues, and make new acquaintances, too. Throughout the conference, we consistently heard attendees commenting on the strength of the sessions, many saying that they […]

Hospitals & Economic Development: A Fundraising Dream Team

At first glance, hospitals and economic development may not seem to go hand-in-hand, but they are actually an incredibly powerful pairing. Economic development organizations (EDOs) want to ensure the availability of convenient, quality healthcare within their community because it is attractive to employers. In fact, it’s routinely one of the top three relocation requirements that […]

Bob Johnson, Founding Principal, Retires from Convergent

It is with mixed emotions we inform you that Bob Johnson, one of our founding Principals, has retired from Convergent. Bob brought over 30 years of experience in the economic development industry to our team, and he has personally raised more than $75,000,000 for chambers of commerce and other economic and community benefit organizations across […]