About Us

We don’t just build businesses.
We build business relationships.

Since it was founded in 1995, CEA has done more than just help build businesses, we’ve helped build lasting business relationships.  Our members stay members.  For years.  They don’t go from one networking group to another because they see the return on membership in CEA.

What makes CEA different from the rest?
Here are some thoughts from some of our members, both new and longstanding:

“I tried more business networking groups than I could keep track of.  With CEA, I finally found a group of business people who are committed to doing business with each other over the long haul.”

Tom Foreman, Foreman & Resnick Advertising,
CEA member since 2011

“Being a member of CEA has been a valuable asset to my business for 16 years both professionally and personally.  Working directly with the decision makers has allowed us to increase our business and make contacts which would otherwise be much more difficult.”

Buddy Sample, Suddath Relocation,
CEA member since 1996

When you become a member of CEA, you are the only business in your classification within CEA.  This way, you can maximize the leads you get from the group.  For this advantage, your business is expected to send a key leader to our weekly breakfast meetings.  CEA itself is a not-for-profit organization, but we are here to help you profit.

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