GABB meeting schedule

Buckhead Coalition founder and former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell

Buckhead Coalition founder and former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell

Hope you’re planning to attend our meeting this Tuesday, when the Atlanta mayor credited with the expansion of MARTA will speak. Sam Massell, the founder of the Buckhead Coalition and former mayor of Atlanta, will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on Tuesday, April 29. GABB Affiliate Susan Kite, SBA Business Development Officer and Vice President of Signature Bank of Georgia, is sponsoring the meeting. Join us at 9:45 a.m. for networking and breakfast, followed by our meeting at 10:30 a.m. and please bring a prospective member with you! The meeting is at the South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta. For more information about the GABB, the state’s largest professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises, contact GABB President C. David Chambless at dchambless@abraxas.biz or 404-627-4454.


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UPCOMING GABB EVENTS:
MAY 27 GABB MEETING: Our May 27 speaker will be broadcaster and PR specialist Bill Crane, who will discuss the 2014 election cycle, including the May 20 results. Brian Harper Senior Vice President of SBA Lending with Atlantic Capital Bank will sponsor the May 27 meeting. For information about sponsoring future GABB meetings, contact GABB Board Member Mike Kelly.

JUNE 24 GABB MEETING: Cox Media Group Project Manager Rutland Walker will be our speaker. Walker is also an Adjunct Professor at The Academy of Marketing in Atlanta. Join us as we demystify advertising in 2014, and give you a few simple takeaways that we will increase the effectiveness of your advertising no matter what you do. The meeting sponsor will be David Aynes of Atlanta Leasing and Investment, 1230 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. 404- 348-4448×2

JULY 29 GABB MEETING: Ruth King, who describes herself as a serial entrepreneur, will speak to the GABB. Through Business Ventures Corporation she coaches, trains, and helps contractors and others achieve the business goals they want to achieve.

SEPT. 30 GABB FALL CONFERENCE: The GABB Fall Conference will be held on Sept. 30 with two popular speakers and IBBA credit. Course #117 – Understanding Tax Returns (4 credit hours) Course #424 – Pro Forma and Cash Flow Statement: Tool For Closing More Deals (4 credit hours) Both courses have been approved for IBBA credit for the CBI and will be eligible for Real Estate Continuing Education Credit.


Buckhead Coalition Founder Sam Massell to speak to GABB on April 29

Sam Massell, the founder of the Buckhead Coalition and former mayor of Atlanta, will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on Tuesday, April 29. GABB Affiliate Susan Kite, SBA Business Development Officer and Vice President of Signature Bank of Georgia, is sponsoring the meeting.

Massell, a life-long resident of Atlanta, has had successful careers in real estate brokerage, elected office, the field of tourism, and association management. He spent 20 years as a Realtor, 22 years in elected offices, including eight as President of Atlanta’s Board of Aldermen (now known as the City Council) and four as Atlanta’s mayor. In addition, he has served a four-year term on the Board of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, and was a Board Member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Read more about GABB’s April speaker.

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.