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A number of us have just returned from the IBBA & Murphy Business Sales educational conferences and we have many stories to tell about all of the things we saw, learned, and experienced. Our October 27th meeting will be a discussion panel of (mostly) brokers that have attended these conferences in the past few weeks. We will have some questions prepared for the panelists but will open the floor for questions from the audience. We will be announcing the panelists next week as schedules are confirmed. We will discuss what types of workshops we learned from, networking activities we enjoyed, and possibly how many pounds we all gained from the fabulous food we ate!

Additionally, before the panel is invited to the front of the room, each attendee will introduce themselves to the group. Each non-broker attendee will be given up to 3 minutes to talk about their services and specifically to discuss what types of referrals they are looking for, as well as any interesting updates about their areas of expertise that they feel are important for us all to know keeping them top of mind. Any broker that has a “hard-to-sell” or “troubled” listing that they are willing to co-broke on may spend up to 3 minutes discussing that business. (completely optional) You may also wish to bring your executive summery document for the information table as well.

This will be the last meeting held at Melt this year! No need to register for this particular meeting.

October 27th Meeting

When: Wed, October 27, 2021
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
Location: Melt Bar & Grilled, Independence, Ohio


November 17th All Ohio Business Brokers Summit at Der Dutchman in Bellville featuring Steve Mariani of Diamond Financial:  Lunch sponsored by Mr. Bob Evans of Blue and Company, CPA's and Advisors!

Warning: Attending this meeting may require bringing out your Thanksgiving pants a week early!

OBBA & NOBBA will be coming together again this year as has been our tradition at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Bellville OH. I am pleased to announce that IBBA's Affiliate Council Chair, Steve Mariani and Mihir Patel of Diamond Financial will be traveling to see us from North Carolina!  The last time we saw Steve was earlier this year when we were all confined to meeting over ZOOM and I am excited that he & Mihir will be able to join us IN PERSON for this combined event.

Our luncheon summit is generously sponsored by Mr. Bob Evans of Blue and Company, CPAs and Advisors. Blue and Co (Blue) celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and has 400 professionals in 10 offices across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  Blue’s services relative to business purchases and sales include business valuations, quality of earnings analysis, buy-side and sell-side due diligence, IT security consulting, tax planning and compliance and assurance services. If controversy arises, Blue also provides litigation support and expert witness services to buyers or sellers.

For those who were not present at any of our former meetings at the Der Dutchman, you are in for a treat. This restaurant is located an hour or so south in between Cleveland and Columbus making it a great spot for our two associations to come together from time to time. The food will be a fantastic homestyle buffet and salad bar with pie that will rival your grandmother’s recipes! More details to come regarding this event. Registration will be handled by OBBA and we will finalize that soon. This will be NOBBA’s only meeting in November.

November 17th All Ohio Business Brokers Summit at Der Dutchman in Bellville!

What: Holiday Gathering                                                  When:  Wed. November 17th
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Der Dutchman - 720 State Route 97, W. Belville, OH 44813 (Quick Access 71 North)

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December 15th NOBBA Holiday Event!

Our holiday gathering will take place at LockKeepers on Rockside Rd., December 15th from 5pm-7pm.  Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and some holiday fun!  Our last event of the year.  Be sure to save the date!  Details to come soon!

December 15th NOBBA Holiday Event

What: Holiday Gathering                                                  When:  Wed. December 15th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: LockKeepers in Valley View

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NOBBA hosts monthly events on the last Wednesday of each month.

We meet at Melt Bar and Grilled located at 6700 Rockside Road, Independence.

Past Events

9/29/21: Autumn Kickoff Double Header Event!

8/25/21: August Focus-Accessing Capital and the SBA

7/28/21: July Focus-The IBBA

6/30/21: Governments affect on Small Business

5/26/21: Selling Businesses with Liquor Licenses in the State of Ohio

4/28/21: First in-Person Meeting of 2021

3/31/21: Deal Structure and Tax Law Updates with Monty Walker