Members of the group have developed a friendship, said Marcus, of South Bend Warehouse & Distribution, but "aren't soft on one another.
"When one brings up a tough subject, that person better be able to take tough responses or they are in the wrong group," Marcus said.
"We are fair and respectful to one another, but not necessarily easy," he added. "I use it as a sounding board for different issues that come before me. The knowledge and experience in the room is awesome, and being able to tap into it affords me information that I otherwise would have limited access to."