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ACG OC ‘A-POD’ Networking

A-POD stands for ACG Professionals Opening Doors.  PODS were developed as a way to help ACG OC members better leverage their membership.  A POD is a smaller networking group created with the sole purpose of helping members develop relationships and refer business.  How PODs work is simple: One or two members sponsor the POD, 8 to 10 other members join, and these members meet on a regular basis to build relationships, trade industry intelligence, and share new business leads.  As participants find value and build relationships, they split off into their own PODS to continue the flow of business and leverage an ever increasing number of potential referral partners.  Other A-PODS stay with the same group for several years in order to build greater depth & breadth with each member.

The most successful PODS meet frequently and regularly with the specific intent and purpose of transacting business, sharing leads and leveraging each other’s contacts and business expertise.

The role of ACG OC is to provide the introductions, structure and tools for members that wish to create or join a POD.

For more information about PODS, please contact 

Andrea Casaw
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
T: (949) 717-5407
E: andrea.m.casaw@mssb.com

If you're interested in finding out more about joining or forming a POD, please login to download your ACG OC POD Guide.