Atlanta Business Chronicle Publisher to Speak to GABB

Atlanta Business Chronicle Publisher to Speak  to GABB on Feb. 25

ATLANTA, GA. – Ed Baker, longtime publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the country’s largest business journals with more than 166,000 readers weekly, will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The GABB is the state’s largest professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

Mr. Baker has been publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle for 27 years, one of the country’s largest business journals with over 166,000 readers each week. In addition to his local responsibilities, he is Chief Strategic Officer of American City Business Journals, the parent company.

Mr. Baker grew up in Atlanta and is very active in the community. He serves on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, Junior Achievement of Georgia, Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, Atlanta Business League Foundation, Arby’s Foundation and the Atlanta Sports Council.

Prior to joining the Chronicle, he was a senior executive in the advertising agency business, having worked on the launch of cellular for BellSouth, The Weather Channel, and the Kawasaki Jet Ski at J. Walter Thompson and D’Arcy MacManus and Masius.

A graduate of Georgia State University, Ed remains happily married to his high school sweetheart–for 39 years. They have one married son who works in advertising in Atlanta.

GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help them estimate the value of their businesses, create marketing plans and strategies for the sale of their businesses, and identify and qualify potential business buyers while keeping the sale confidential from employees and customers. Many of today’s business buyers are individuals who have decided not to re-enter corporate America , but are ready to control their own destiny by purchasing and operating a Georgia business. Many business buyers are also current business owners who saw 2013 as an opportunity to grow their revenues through purchases of competitors or strategic partners.

The GABB’s monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center is preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session.  The GABB is the state’s largest professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

The South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta. For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President C. David Chambless at dchambless@abraxas.biz or 404-627-4454.