Merry Receives EPI’s Prestigious CEPA Credential

CHICAGO, IL— The Exit Planning Institute is proud to announce that Jeffery E. Merry, principal of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) certification after completing the Institute’s intensive CEPA program. Merry joins an exclusive group of fewer than 100 business advisors worldwide who have received this designation. the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., is a boutique firm that specializes in helping owners of business transition into another phase of life. They offer a proprietarily plan that is designed to meet both the owners personal and financial objectives.

About the CEPA Program

The CEPA program was specifically designed for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately held companies. Using an executive MBA style format, the program is designed around a central case study and uses a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies and individual exercises to introduce participants to concepts and to reinforce skills. To receive the CEPA certification Merry completed a rigorous 4 day program that involved approximately 100 hours of pre-course study, 36 hours of class room instruction, and successful completion of a 6 hour proctored examination.

About The Exit Planning Institute

The Exit Planning Institute is the premier provider of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for exit planning professionals. The Institute delivers innovative learning experiences, performance-enhancing resources, and strategic tools designed to advance the exit planning profession.


Fifteen Georgia Business Brokers Named to Million Dollar Club

Despite economic turmoil, 15 members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) earned membership to the prestigious Million Dollar Club for 2008.

GABB’s Top Producer for 2008 was Jeffery E. Merry, owner and founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.SM

“Qualification for the GABB “Million Dollar Club” is a great achievement,” said GABB President Van Watkins. “In fact, it sets the Business Broker apart as being capable of successfully taking a complicated business transaction from listing to closing. And even in a sluggish macroeconomic environment, we still have 15 Brokers who qualified for this prestigious award and defied the odds - Outstanding job!”

These brokers will be honored by the GABB at a dinner at the Vinings Inn on May 19. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers is a “not-for-profit,” statewide membership organization committed to establishing and maintaining an environment and support structure for success and professionalism in the business brokerage industry. GABB actively encourages each member to achieve his or her highest potential by promoting education, integrity, community responsibility, leadership, professionalism, and productivity.

Jeffery E. Merry, a past president of the GABB, was also the GABB top producer in 2007, 2006 and 2002, and has been a part of the Million Dollar Club since its inception in 1999. Mr. Merry, owner and founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.SM has been a broker for 16 years; he specializes in serving the manufacturing and distribution industry, the service and construction industry and the consumer products industry. As a Business Intermediary, Mr. Merry has been involved in over 150 mergers and acquisitions that have ranged in acquisition price from $60,000 to more than $10 million. Mr. Merry holds a Bachelors Degree from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctorate from Atlanta Law School. Mr. Merry is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia and Florida, a Senior Business Analyst a Certified Exit Planner and a Certified Business Counselor.


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