CABB Bestows Annual President’s Award to Board Member Amy Cole

Fresno, CA – Summer, 2015 – The California Association of Business Brokers announces it has re-instituted its annual awarding of the distinguished President’s Award. This year’s recognition is bestowed to Amy Cole of San Ramon, California, a Past President and 8-year board member.

The California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) is a professional trade association dedicated to promoting the growth and professionalism of the business brokerage community within California. CABB is the largest organization of business brokerage and merger and acquisition specialists in the state. Founded in 1986, CABB was organized to recognize the professionals of business brokerage, to help educate the public on the benefits of using licensed intermediaries and to establish a code of ethics for all members.

“The CABB President’s Award recognizes those individuals who have contributed a phenomenal amount of time and energy into helping both CABB and the industry overall,” said Rich Schammel, current CABB President. “Amy has gone above and beyond these past few years in her role serving on the executive committee and as President to ensure a solid foundation was set in our organization, both operationally and financially to allow for future growth. Her leadership and exceptional contributions have resulted in distinct benefits to our members and we are appreciative for her efforts.”

Cole is a California Certified Business Broker and M&A Advisor with ABI Group, located in the San Francisco East Bay. She is a seasoned professional and trusted advisor for buyers and sellers focused on business sales, acquisitions and mergers.

Additional information is available by contacting Amy at 925-890-6012 or  She is available to the news media or for speaking engagements regarding acquisitions, sales, and mergers of closely held businesses and the market for them.

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About ABI Group, Inc.: ABI is a leader in serving the M&A needs of small to mid-market companies. The firm has assisted hundreds of owners in the sale of their business since 1984. Using extensive experience and expertise, the team works closely with clients to help them achieve the maximum post-tax proceeds in a timely manner. Because each client is unique, they provide the personal attention and custom approach of a local firm.  Yet, the ability to deliver advantages to each client is strengthened by the knowledge of and access to global markets.