DUNWOODY, Ga. -- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson will Tuesday speak about the U.S. economy and general business conditions to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state’s only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.
Sen. Isakson will speak at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday,March 26, at the South Terraces Conference Center, 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, GA, 30346. Visitors are invited to network with GABB members at 9:45 a.m. with a complimentary coffee and a light breakfast before the meeting.
As a business leader, Isakson served as president of Northside Realty for 20
years, presiding over the company’s growth into the largest independent residential real estate brokerage company in the Southeast. A businessman, a public servant and family man, Isakson’s conservative, thoughtful and independent approach have made him a leader in Georgia for more than 30 years.
Isakson has served in the Georgia House, the Georgia Senate, and as chairman of the Georgia Board of Education. He was elected three times to the U.S. House before winning his U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2010. In January 2013, Johnny was named to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, which has jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Medicare and Social Security and which plays a critical role in the debate over cutting spending and reducing our nation’s debt.
GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses and help them determine the value of their business, create a marketing plan and strategy, and identify and qualify buyers while keeping the sale confidential from employees and customers.
“The Georgia market for buying and selling businesses remains strong with a large number of buyers with the financial ability to make significant purchases,” said GABB’s 2013 President Matt Slappey. “Many business buyers today are individuals who have decided not to re-enter the work force, but are ready to control their own destiny by purchasing and operating a Georgia business. Many buyers are also current business owners who saw 2012 as an opportunity to grow their revenues through purchases of a competitor or a strategic partner.”
“We are a significant part of Georgia’s economy as we provide business owners with the opportunity to sell and protect their retirement and, at the same time, bring new entrepreneurs into the economy as business owners or financial partners.” said Slappey.
The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) maintains a web site that lists hundreds of businesses and franchises for sale throughout Georgia, as well as around the country, in a variety of fields, including animals and pets, automotive, business services, child care, cleaning, construction, schools, electronics equipment, fitness, flooring, floral, food businesses, gas stations, landscaping, manufacturing, medical, shipping, restaurants, retail, security, signs and businesses related to the internet.