Join us for our Annual Holiday Gala on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Villa Christina – 4000 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30319. Register to attend below.
Our annual gala will also be the occasion of presenting the 2022 Million Dollar Club awards to the association’s top-selling brokers. Brokers who qualify have until Nov. 5 to apply.
We ask that every attendee contribute at least $40 per guest (feel free to donate more!) to the Foster Care Support Foundation. This group helps some of the more than 15,000 children in Georgia who are in foster care, not including hundreds of thousands of children being raised by thousands of grandparents, relatives, or fictive kin. They support these children by providing vital, basic needs. Please note in your online donation that you are a member of the GABB.
The Foundation gives out more than $12 million of in-kind items to foster and displaced children each year and their budget is a fraction of that with no government funding. A tax deductible receipt will be sent to you for your donation. Thank you for making a difference!
GABB Holiday Gala Registration - Dec. 8, 2022There will be no other charge unless a person not signed up attends, or someone signs up and doesn't show, in which case we will charge $50 per head. GABB does this to ensure an accurate head count for the dinner.
REGISTRATION OPEN! Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 10am. Follow the link below to register:
– 10:00-10:30 – Networking, with light breakfast sponsored by Chad Ettmueller–
10:30-11:30 – Presentation with Greg DeFoor, CPA and Founder of DeFoor Business Services, and Chad Ettmueller, SVP at JCR Settlements LLC
– 11:30-12:00 – Election of 2023 GABB Board of Directors
The GABB nominating committee is considering candidates for the GABB Board for 2023. If you have an interest in being considered, contact Judy Mims as President of the Association no later than Friday, November 11, 2022.
Where: Georgia Association of Realtors, 6065 Barfield Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 and via Zoom (Zoom info to follow)
Chad Ettmueller is Senior Vice President of JCR Settlements, LLC, a national settlement planning firm working with individuals and families involved in personal injury or wrongful death litigation, charitable gift annuity donations and Structured Installment Sales. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Settlement Consultants, a member of XPX Atlanta and GABB.
Chad specializes in both personal and commercial general liability, trucking/transportation industry claims and medical malpractice claims. He spearheads the Structured Installment Sales Division of JCR Settlements, helping individuals selling property or business, to defer immediate tax obligations at the time of sale, and grow the proceeds in a manner they design, paying a deferred tax-obligation in the future year(s) when payments are received.
Chad and his family reside in Forsyth County.
A native of Birmingham, AL, Greg DeFoor received his accounting degree from Auburn University. He began his career in public accounting before transitioning into private industry as an accounting and finance executive. Prior to starting his own firm, Greg spent fourteen years in the automotive dealership industry preceded by four years in healthcare financial management.
Greg is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed Business Broker and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.
Greg was the 2015-2016 President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers and has served on the GABB board of directors a total of ten years. He has served as an advisor to business owners and executives and has represented businesses for sale in numerous industrial classifications. He started DeFoor Business Services in 2002 to utilize his background and experience to provide professional representation as a CPA, advisor, business broker and intermediary, specializing in small and middle-market privately owned businesses.
Greg and his wife live in the Powder Springs area of Cobb County.
About GABB: The GABB is the state’s premier association of professionals who help in the purchase and sale of businesses. GABB is committed to promoting professionalism, education and high ethical standards in the profession of business brokering.
For more information about the organization, contact GABB President Judy Mims at 404-842-1997 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or GABB Administrator and Executive Assistant Courtney Foley at Courtney.Foley@gabb.org or 770-744-3639.
The GABB typically holds its General Meetings on the last Tuesday of every month (exceptions are May, October, and November 15). All events are currently offered in-person with Zoom capability (Zoom links distributed closer to meeting dates). Registration is strongly encouraged.
BCB Classes will be offered throughout the year (dates below). If you need information about GABB BCB classes, please contact GABB Education Director Diane Loupe at email@example.com.
REMAINING 2022 GENERAL MEETING AND BCB CLASS DATES:
September 27, 10:00-12:00 – General Meeting – REGISTER HERE
October 25, 10:00-1:00 – BCB Class – “Business Broker Ethics” – REGISTER HERE
November 15, 10:00-12:00 – General Meeting – REGISTER HERE
GABB’s General Meetings begin at 10:30am and are preceded at 10:00 by a free light breakfast and networking session. The meetings will last from approximately 10:30 to somewhere between 11:30 and noon.
Our meetings begin with guest and member introductions of name, company and what you do, not a networking or elevator minute. After introductions, we have a 30-minute presentation by either a panel or a speaker and then some time for questions. After the presentation we’ll have a few items of association business and then adjourn the meeting.
The GABB meets at the Georgia Association of Realtors at 6065 Barfield Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328.
The GAR headquarters building is a two-story building located in Sandy Springs near the intersection of Hammond Drive and Barfield Road.
Traveling South on 400
Exit at Hammond Drive (Exit #4C), and turn right. At the first light (approximately .25 mile), turn right onto Barfield Road. The GAR building is the third building on the right.
Traveling North on 400
Exit at Glenridge Drive (Exit #4A), and use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto the Glenridge Connector. Travel approximately 1.3 miles and turn right onto Hammond Drive. Travel approximately .25 mile and turn left on Barfield Road. The GAR building is the third building on the right.
Traveling West on I-285
Exit at Peachtree Dunwoody Road (Exit #28) and turn right. Travel approximately .3 mile to Hammond Drive and turn left. Travel approximately .5 mile (you will cross over GA 400), and turn right onto Barfield Road. The GAR building is the third building on the right.
Traveling East on I-285
Exit at Glenridge Connector (Exit #26) in Sandy Springs and turn left. Travel approximately .4 mile to Hammond Drive and turn right. Travel approximately .5 mile, and turn left onto Barfield Road. The GAR building is the third building on the right.
The GABB is the state’s premier association of professionals who help in the purchase and sale of businesses. GABB is committed to promoting professionalism, education and high ethical standards in the profession of business brokering.