This Weeks Events for Business Brokers

This Weeks Events for Business Brokers

Georgia Association of Business Brokers

Monthly Meeting

March 26, 9:45 AM – 12:00 APM
Georgia Association of Realtors at 6065 Barfield Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328

Award-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution economics and business writer Michael E. Kanellwill speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on March 26. He’ll discuss how he covered economic trends and take questions. The GABB is the state’s leading association of professionals who facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., preceded by a networking breakfast at 9:45 a.m. sponsored by GABB affiliate Mark Jones of Franchise Systems Advisors. The association meets at the Georgia Association of Realtors conference room at 6065 Barfield Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328. The GABB meeting is free and open to the public; please register for the meeting at the form below.

Mr. Kanell has been an economics and business writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2001. He has been a business and economics reporter for more than two decades. He has covered a wide range of issues, including the mortgage meltdown, the economic impact of immigration, the loss of American manufacturing jobs, the economics of the opioid crisis and the decrease in American mobility.

During the 1980s, he covered the wars and upheaval in Central America, reporting from the region. As a breaking news reporter, he was a member of two teams that won awards from the New England Press Association.

At the Journal-Constitution, he co-wrote a series in 2011 on the future of Atlanta that received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ award for best use of multimedia. In the past few years, he has appeared on a number of television talk shows, including CNBC, as well as on National Public Radio.

He is also the co-author of “Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us About How the Presidents Measure Up On the Issues We Care About,” a book on the economic performance of U.S. presidents. Before coming to Atlanta, he worked at a number of newspapers in New England and taught journalism at Boston University. Prior to that, he was an associate producer of radio documentaries for National Public Radio.

He also taught history and social studies at a Boston-area high school. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times and National Catholic Reporter, as well as CFO, CIO and INC. magazines. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in law from Boston University.

The GABB is the state’s largest and oldest association of professionals who specialize in brokering the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. Broker members help owners determine the asking price of their business, create marketing plans and strategies for selling their business, identify and qualify buyers, and have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to help maintain the confidential nature of the process. The professionals of GABB relentlessly pursue professional development so they can provide superior, ethical services for all customers and clients. Affiliate members include bankers, lawyers, appraisers, insurers and other professionals who work closely with brokers to help owners and buyers get to the closing table.

For more information about GABB, please contact GABB President Dean Burnette at 912-247-3209 or, or GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at or 404-374-3990.

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Texas Association of Business Brokers

San Antonio Chapter Meeting

March 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Petroleum Club, 8620 N. New Braunfels Ave, #700, San Antonio, TX 78217 210-824-9014

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

The cost is $20 per member and $25 per non-member. You may pay with cash or check. No credit cards are accepted.

For more information contact:
David J. Sweeten

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Arizona Business Brokers Association

Central Chapter Meeting

March 28, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Sky Song, ASU Technology Center, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

The Central Chapter meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9:00am to 10:30am.

Meeting times are subject to changes. Contact Central Chapter to confirm a date.

Prospective members are welcome to attend a chapter meeting before joining but please note that meeting times may vary because of holidays or other special occasions. It is recommended that you contact each chapter by email to confirm a meeting prior to attending. A small fee may apply to cover the cost of food and beverages.

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Texas Association of Business Brokers

Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter Meeting

March 28, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75248 | (972) 239-7111

Meets every 4th Thursday of the month, except in November and December.

For more information contact:
Erin Bonner, President

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Texas Association of Business Brokers

Houston Chapter Meeting

March 28, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Palm Restaurant, 6100 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77057

Meets on the last Thursday of each month.

The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members, payable by preregistering online or by check, cash or credit card at the door. (RSVP to

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Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries

The Art of the Capital Raise

March 28, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Hatchery, 135 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

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