Welcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for business continuity leaders throughout a network of local Chapters.

The Central Arizona Chapter serves the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at pre-announced locations. We invite you to attend our next meeting.
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Hello Members,

I can hardly believe we’re in December already. Where did the year go? As 2016 comes to an end so does my time as the Central AZ President of ACP. I want to personally thank the Board of Directors and all of our members for a great year.

Below are just some of the many accomplishments this past year (not in chronological order):

  • We increased our membership. Thank you to members who brought guests to meetings.
  • Each month we had solid topics presented by expert speakers resulting in favorable survey comments.
  • We held a BC Summit in May sponsored by MHA Consulting.
  • The chapter changed communication format to multi-media by purchasing and implementing Constant Contact for newsletters, meeting announcements and surveys.
  • Newsletter format was changed and also included new member names and membership count.
  • Revised survey.
  • Launched the chapter LinkedIn group “Arizona ACP”.
  • Purchased new banners and a table tent to be used at meetings and events to raise professional visibility.
  • Our Website was reorganized early 2016 and migrated to a new site www.az-acp.international.com late 2016.Configured new email addresses for the BoDs @az-acp.international.com.
  • Developed new sponsor levels to attract sponsors and offer flexible options. Created flyer for new sponsors.
  • We gained SMCI as a new sponsor.
  • Created a “How to Guide” for safe listing Constant Contact developed and published to members.
  • Updated all forums with the new ACP name and Logo (Web, Newsletter, LinkedIn, Slides).
  • Revised our chapter Articles of Association.
  • Continued to support UMOM catering, a local 501c charity.
  • Attended several conferences to advertise ACP to raise awareness and gain new members.
  • Thank you!! Without all of you AZ ACP would not be as strong and successful chapter as we are.

Cheers to a healthy and prosperous 2017. Happy Holidays to each of you.

With appreciation,

Laura Phillips

Read the December 2016 Continuity Counts newsletter: Continuity Counts - December 2016

Chapter Meeting Reviews

Read the reviews from the November 3rd 2016 chapter meeting surveys: ACP Surveys - November 2016

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