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Getting Closer to Members

Mick Fleming on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

As some of you may know, ACCE’s lease is set to expire soon. The team has been very happy in Alexandria; it is a beautiful place and has been ACCE’s home for almost a century. But we’re a long way from a lot of our members.  We’ve always thought, wouldn’t it be great to be closer to more of you all, geographically speaking.

Therefore, after much deliberation, ACCE has decided to relocate the headquarters office to beautiful Lebanon, Kansas – the geographic dead center of the contiguous 48 states.

Lebanon (pop. 218) is smack dab in between Salina, Kansas and Grand Island, Nebraska and less than 200 miles from Wichita and Omaha. Denver International Airport, one of the top 5 busiest in the country, is a mere 354 miles down Highway 36. Lebanon is, quite literally, the center of it all.

We considered cities with major air hubs like Atlanta, Detroit, and Los Angeles. But in any of those places we’d still be closer to one corner of the country.  In Lebanon, ACCE staff will be equally close to Boston and San Francisco. Our international members will have great access too, Winnipeg and Monterrey are virtually equidistant. Everyone wins!

Since announcing the decision earlier this week, excitement around the office has been palpable. As you can imagine, staff are really excited about the move and the new vacation options it will open. Our sun lovers will be able to hit Pacific coast beaches just as quickly as those on the Atlantic.  Office anglers can wet a line in either Lake Superior or the Gulf of Mexico, they are comparably close.

We hope you all will find time to stop by our new home base when we move this fall.  You’ll pass us any time you go from coast to coast, so there is no excuse for not dropping in.  When you arrive we’ll greet with a warm, “April Fools."

Have a great April Fools weekend everyone!

 

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Posted by: Teresa Schanzenbach on April 2, 2012 at 5:47:54 pm

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