2022 ACE DISCOVERY EVENT

November 8 - 11, 2022

The Westin Napa
Napa Valley, CA

Discover if our ACE Peer Group Program is right for you at this special event for prospective members. You’ll experience firsthand what a typical ACE Peer Group meeting entails, get to know some of our ACE members and alumni, and learn from our executive coaches and leading owners how to take your company to the next level.

If you decide to join the ACE Program, we will either create a new ACE group with your fellow attendees or if we believe one of our other ACE groups is a better fit for your particular needs and goals, we will recommend you be placed there. We’re currently running six ACE peer groups, and you will receive detailed information about each of them during the event so you can make an informed decision.

And if you decide our ACE Program is not right for you, you’re under no obligation to join.

This event and our ACE Peer Group Program are designed exclusively for owners. Register now at the link below and one of our executive coaches will be in touch to gather more information about you and your company.


2022 ACE DISCOVERY + ACE SUMMIT

SAMPLE AGENDA (From 2021) - 2022 Update Coming Soon!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

3:00 pm DISCOVERY - 3 Minute Updates

6:30 pm DISCOVERY - Dinner with Discovery Group

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

8:00 am DISCOVERY - Financial Case Study and Issue Processing

11:30 am DISCOVERY - Lunch with Discovery Group

 

SUMMIT AGENDA

3:00 pm Registration Opens

4:00 pm
Main Room: All Attendees - Working on the Business – Planning for 2022
Marty Grunder, President and CEO of The Grow Group and Grunder Landscaping Co.
Chris Psencik, Partner & Vice President, McFarlin Stanford

5:00 pm
Main Room: All Attendees - Location Overview and Intro to Speakers & Our Sponsors
Jim Cali and Jason New, Founding Principals, McFarlin Stanford

5:20 pm – 6:00 pm
Main Room: All Attendees - State of the ACEs: Past, Present, and Future
Power of Group in the Room – and Prospective ACE’s
Vince Torchia, Vice President, The Grow Group

6:30 pm Welcome Reception and Dinner

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

7 am Breakfast at your leisure

8 am
Main Room: All Attendees - Leveraging your Strengths to Lead
Tracy Wallingford, Executive Leadership Coach, McFarlin Stanford
Megan Parker, Director of Coaching - Career & Leadership for MBA & Alumni, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Raleigh

9:15 am
Main Room: For Owners and CEOs only: Baiting a BIG Hook: Tools for Hiring & Retention
Jennifer Murray, Vice President, McFarlin Stanford

Breakout Room: For All Attendees: Business Law 101 – Setting up contracts and team member agreements for success
Vince Torchia, Vice President, The Grow Group

9:15 am – 11:45 am Spouse/Significant Other Activity

10:45 am Break

11:00 am
Main Room: All Attendees - HR Compliance Audit– a case study
David Garza, Executive Coach, McFarlin Stanford

Breakout Room: All Attendees - Managing a Team Through Your P & L – a case study
Elizabeth Helton, Vice President Financial Services, McFarlin Stanford
Tommy Cole, Vice President, McFarlin Stanford

NOON Group Photo - Spouses included

12:15 pm Enjoy Napa on your own

6:30 pm Dinner - Spouses included

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

7 am  Breakfast at your leisure

8 am
Main Room: For Owners and CEOs only - I’m Not Dead Yet: Estate Planning Tools For Your Business - Jennifer Murray, Vice President, McFarlin Stanford

Breakout Room: For All Attendees - Resolving Conflict so You Can Grow! - David Garza, Executive Coach, McFarlin Stanford

9:00 am Break

9:15 am  Main Room: All Attendees - The Hotel Team - Presentation of how they work on the business with their team and Group Activity

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Main Room: All Attendees - Best Practices Panel: From our 2021 Award Winners, ACE Team Initiatives That Delivered Results - Jim Cali and Jason New, Founding Principals, McFarlin Stanford

11:45 am  The Wrap-Up - Main Room: All Attendees - Marty Grunder - with Vince Torchia, Jim Cali & Jason New.

NOON Departure


EVENT DETAILS

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Prospective ACE Member: $1,595

Your ACE Discovery Registration includes dinner on November 8. 9, & 10; breakfast on the 9th, 10th, and 11th, and lunch on the 9th.


Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included.

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS
Westin Napa
We will reserve your room for you when we receive your registration.
You will receive a room confirmation once the accommodation list is finalized.
$299/night Standard Room

QUESTIONS?

We’re always happy to answer them. E-mail vince@growgroupinc.com, or call us at 513.620.5200