Million-Dollar Brokers Discuss Best Practices in Jan. 31 Panel

GABB’s Jeff Merry, Matt Slappey and J. Snypp were among the Million Dollar Club panelists at the January meeting.

An elite panel of business brokers who have topped the Georgia Association of Business Brokers’ Million Dollar Club discussed best practices for the industry in a Jan. 31 panel discussion.

The Jan. 31 panel highlighted the monthly meeting of the GABB, the state’s only professional organization dedicated to helping others buy and sell businesses and franchises.

Listen to the panel discussion here.

Germaine Curtin, J.D., LLM, of Curtin Law was the GABB’s breakfast sponsor.

From right to left, C. David Chambless, J. Snypp, Matt Slappey and Jeff Merry discuss best business brokering practices at the GABB’s Jan. 31 meeting.

Panelists included J. Snypp, Vice President of Preferred Business Brokers, Inc.; C. David Chambless, president of Abraxas Business Services, Inc.; and Matt Matt Slappey, the owner of the Decatur branch of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation. Jeffery Merry, owner and founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., will moderate the discussion.  All were among the top sellers in the 2016 GABB Million Dollar Club, each selling businesses worth more than two million dollars each in 2016. Additionally, Chambless, Slappey and Merry are past presidents of the GABB, Snypp is a former GABB board member, and Merry is a current board member.

GABB meetings begin with guest and member introductions of name, company and what you do, not a networking or elevator minute. After introductions, we have about 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.

There is no cost to attend.

For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President Mike Ramatowski at or call him at 770-634-0428 or GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at or 404-374-3990.