Sales Management Association Launches Chicago Chapter

Local forum offers face-to-face, collaborative discussions, debates and networking for sales professionals from across industries

Mar 15, 2011, 17:30 ET from Evergreen Growth Advisors

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales professionals throughout the Chicago area now have a unique, local forum for training, career development and professional networking opportunities with the launch of the Chicago Chapter of the Sales Management Association (SMA).  Chicago-based Evergreen Growth Advisors, along with the TAS Group, is sponsoring the formation of the Chicago Chapter.

The Chicago Chapter of the SMA is a local forum for face-to-face, collaborative discussions and debates among sales professionals on topics that are most relevant to their day-to-day responsibilities.  Chapter meetings will take place quarterly and will be anchored by high-value delivered content, followed by peer-to-peer discussion and networking.  Meeting agendas and content will be set by the six member Advisory Board, which is comprised of senior sales executives from a variety of industries, with guidance from the SMA.

"While web and social media become increasingly imperative in our clients' markets, we see time and again the proven value of face-to-face interaction," explained Thomas Knight, a partner with Evergreen Growth Advisors.  "Evergreen is proud to help the SMA create this important venue for top sales leaders throughout the Chicago area to interact with their peers and to exchange their expertise and insights in a collegial and diverse environment."

The inaugural SMA Chicago Chapter meeting will be held on Monday, March 21, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Prairie Fire (215 North Clinton) in Chicago.  Chapter meetings are open to sales management and sales operations professionals with supervisory/line management responsibilities for sales teams and revenue generation.  For more information, join the SMA Chicago "subgroup" on LinkedIn or email

About the Sales Management Association

The Sales Management Association (SMA),, is a global, cross-industry association serving sales leadership and sales force support professionals.  The SMA provides on-line resources, tools, training, career development, and professional networking opportunities for its membership.  The SMA's membership is comprised of:  senior sales leaders, sales managers, and sales operations leaders.

About Evergreen Growth Advisors

Based in Chicago, Evergreen Growth Advisors is a leading sales strategy consultancy that helps its clients achieve more predictable and sustainable revenue growth, working with executive teams to identify new market opportunities, define market penetration strategies, and maximize the effectiveness of direct sales forces and indirect distribution channels.  For more information, visit

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