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Trump coming for Concord company’s training event

CONCORD ó Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is slated to speak during events this week for Concord-based ACN Inc., according to a news release posted on the company’s Web site.
Telecommunications company ACN will hold a grand opening today at its headquarters in the former CTC building, which it bought last year. Friday through Sunday, the company will host 25,000 independent representatives from the U.S. and other countries for a training conference in Charlotte.
The company’s Web site shows Trump as a speaker at its Charlotte training conference. The news release does not make clear whether Trump will speak at the Concord grand-opening event.
Trump has endorsed ACN and the company played a part in his television show, The Celebrity Apprentice 2, in March.
ACN has consolidated all its U.S. operations to the Concord facility built by CTC before its sale to Windstream. The headquarters serves “as the central support system for all world operations,” the company says, and spans over 17 acres with over 140,000 square feet of office space with room for additional expansion. The company employs 486 people in Concord, with 335 of those jobs added since May 2008.
Representatives from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific will attend the training conference in Charlotte, the company says.
During its training conferences, ACN collects contributions from representatives and employees for Ronald McDonald House Charities, then matches the donations dollar for dollar, according to the news release on the company’s Web site.
“This was the perfect charity for ACN because of its global reach and outstanding commitment to children and their families,” said Greg Provenzano, ACN president and co-founder. “Plus, with our world headquarters now located in Concord … supporting the RMH of Charlotte was an easy decision because it’s right in our backyard.”
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is scheduled to open in 2010 and will serve the families of children being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare’s Hemby Children’s Hospital.


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