Client Testimonials

The McCarthy/Blansett Group has been satisfying clients for 25 years (3 years under our current name, and for 20+ years as R&M Resource Development). Many of our clients have retained us two, three, or even more times because we deliver, and because they trust us as people to represent them honorably and with distinction. Every client makes us better, and we are grateful for all of them!
quad cities chamber of commerce logo“Working with the team at McCarthy Blansett Group provided the Quad Cities Chamber with the necessary training, campaign structure and ongoing guidance that set our investment campaign up for success. We are appreciative of our long-time partnership with the McCarthy Blansett Group.” -Kristin Glass, IOM, Chief Strategy Officer, Quad Cities Chamber
“Our board is ecstatic about how well our campaign is going AND about the cost savings over our last one! Thank you for your strong coaching and strategic support. It’s working!” -Tom Pukys, President & CEO, Wayne County EDC
logo for greater minneapolis saint paul“Our Partnership is at an exciting point in its history and McCarthy/Blansett Group is playing a critical role as we double down on our region’s future economic success. … You helped us create bold messaging to investors and prospects, define meaningful investor engagement to increase retention, and improved our overall fundraising capacity and competence. Greater MSP is now benefiting from your expert insights and guidance. … Thank you for your steadfast consultation and support.” -F. Michael Langley, CEO, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership
“Things are going so well here. We are moving mountains. You guys are awesome and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all of your help!” -Judy Johnson, Senior Director of Investor Relations Full testimonial from Michael Langley - GMSP recommendation 2018
logo for tex americas center“The McCarthy/Blansett Group planned and facilitated an alignment session for our 15-county, bi-state Texarkana region around economic development vision and issues. One hour into the session, the entire group was aligned; MBG quickly shifted gears, moving us into actionable planning to create Texarkana’s first-ever regional economic development entity. A few months later, MBG helped us solidify the plan, tested the case for support, and identified critical leaders to drive it. Their report laid out specific recommendations for shaping the new effort and we’re now preparing to launch in 2018. In short, McCarthy/Blansett did a phenomenal job in moving our economic development efforts forward and I would recommend them to anyone looking to do the same!” -Scott Norton, CEO, TexAmericas Center
“We can’t thank you enough! Your gave us in your final report the direction and detail we needed in a thorough but concise road map. You did a fantastic job!” -Tom Schneider, Chairman, Fond du Lac Association of Commerce, Fond du Lac, WI
"You did a great job. We received several positive, supportive comments regarding your work and the final report. One leader said, 'It was worth every penny.’ That means a lot in Fond du Lac!”. -Jim Eden, Chairman, Fond du Lac County EDC, Fond du Lac, WI
RockfordAreaEconomicDevCouncil"I would recommend McCarthy/Blansett to any group which is launching a major fundraising effort". -Mike Nicholas, President & CEO , Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Rockford, IL
denverchamberlogoSm1"They equipped us with the most powerful tool – show your passion in your message. Our entire team learned to be great salespeople by balancing our message with each of our own personal styles. And, our members responded. Just as important as that passion, they brought a discipline to our effort that was critical to achieving the goals of our campaign. We couldn’t have done it without them and our team is better today because of their work.” - Kelly Brough, President & CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver, CO
NortheastIndiana "Mike and Susan exceeded our expectations in both strategic approach and performance. Despite very difficult economic conditions, their entire team delivered expanded resources and transformative change for the leadership of our region. There is no question, this was the right consulting group for our regional campaign.” - John Sampson, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Fort Wayne, IN
WichitaLogo"Mike, Susan and Colleen’s focus on leadership development, rather than fundraising, was a game-changer for us. It focused community leadership for the first time in a generation and helped us achieve a 50% increase in financial capacity. I can’t imagine hiring a consultant other than McCarthy/Blansett Group." - Gary Plummer, President & CEO, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Wichita, KS

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