IBBA Announces Launch of Mid-America Chapter

Independence, OH  – October 2, 2020The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the world’s largest not for profit association for the business brokerage industry, is pleased to announce the formation of its first domestic Chapter, IBBA Mid-America, with a primary service region of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Iowa.  Going forward, IBBA members in these states will benefit from the support and resources put forth by both the IBBA and the regional Mid-America group.

“We’ve always believed that business brokers are best positioned for success when the expertise and resources of the IBBA can be combined with localized support and networking,” commented IBBA Executive Director, Kylene Golubski.  “As there are currently no other business broker associations in these states, this is an exciting opportunity to bring that vision to brokers in the area.”

IBBA Mid-America is the result of collaboration between the IBBA and the Mid-America Business Broker Association, a Missouri registered not for profit.  For IBBA members in the defined region, membership in IBBA Mid-America will be synonymous with IBBA membership, providing extra value at no additional cost. The rollout and onboarding for IBBA Mid-America is planned for early October, 2020.

“IBBA Mid-America is excited to welcome IBBA members from six states! We will be reaching out to let you know about resources to enhance your career and ways to get involved in the organization, as well as seeking your input regarding how the association can meet your needs,” stated Julie Pumfrey, IBBA Mid-America President.  “We founded this association because we know working together to elevate the professionalism of business brokers is beneficial for the entire business community.”

The IBBA Mid-America Board of Directors consists of:

Julie Pumfrey-President

Dave Driscoll-Secretary

Ben Strake-Marketing Committee Chair

John Vitale-Education and Training Chair

Steve Denny-Executive Projects Chair

Brian Rogers

Jeff Kalil-President Elect

Joe Behnken-Treasurer

Dick Mueller-Membership Chair

Pam Ludwinski

James Brinkmeyer

Currently the IBBA’s only other Chapter is IBBA Canada.  “It’s definitely a model we’ll continue to explore both internationally and domestically any time there is an opportunity to further support business brokers’ success,” stated Golubski.

About the International Business Brokers Association
Formed in 1984 and with more than 1,500 members, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international not for profit association for business brokers.  The association provides business brokers with education, free benefits, conferences, professional designations, support programs and networking opportunities, and awards the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to qualifying business brokers.  To learn more visit www.ibba.org.

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