San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2012
Founded in May, 2002, BACN has been providing programs to improve practice and business development success for independent consultants in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. In addition to its regular program, the group will be having a party to commemorate the occasion of its 100th meeting on April 27th, 2012.
In the aftermath of the attacks in 2001, Sausalito resident Harry Chapman thought it was time to create a new community of consulting professionals. He enlisted the partners in his firm, The Bay Area Consulting Group, along with fellow professionals Gary White of Pacific Crest Marketing, Inc. and Karen Colligan of PeopleThink. The first meeting of the Bay Area Consultants Network (BACN) was held at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon on Friday, May 24th, 2002, and had 62 attendees.
BACN is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer board of independent consultants. Two of the original board members, Harry Chapman and Gary White, are still serving. Each meeting combines networking, tips on tools for consultants, an open forum for questions and recommendations, and a main program presented by a speaker or panel.
Presenters at BACN have included well-known consultants and speakers like Jeffrey Fox, Jill Konrath, Robert Middleton, Mark Coker, Joanne Black, Rick Kirschner, Louis Patler, Patrick Schwerdtfeger, and Jim Horan, as well as speakers drawn from within BACN’s membership.
The BACN Board will mark the occasion of BACN’s 100th meeting on April 27th with a celebration before the main program. Members of the general public are invited to join past and present BACN members at the McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant for the festivities. The April 2012 program is a panel on “How to Build Your Consulting Practice through Speaking.”