Kirt Linington, the founder and owner of Linear Roofing & General Contractors LLC and Linear Solar, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, a worldwide growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders.

Linington was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

"We are honored to welcome Kirt Linington into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. "Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world."

As an accepted member of the council, Linington has access to a variety of opportunities. Members of the council connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. They are also invited to work with a professional editorial team to share their expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

"I am excited to be a part of the prestigious business community, Forbes and be able to add exceptional value to other business owners through experiences," said Linington. "Being able to connect with like minded individuals that are interested in helping develop future leaders is a significant step towards elevating our future world."