Maui Business Broker Receives Certified Business Intermediary Designation (CBI) at Conference

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The International Business Brokers Association's 2006 business conference recently awarded its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary CBI designation to Tom Caltrider of VR Business Brokers in Hawaii.

Tom Caltrider of Hawaii recently received the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation during the International Business Brokers Association's Conference for Professional Development Educational Program and Conference in Reno, Nevada.

As the managing director of VR Business Brokers in Maui, Caltrider was awarded the CBI designation after demonstrating a superior knowledge about the functions and applications of business broker services, documenting practical experience, participating in a rigorous curriculum of at least 60 credit hours of Association courses, attending IBBA Conferences of Professional Development, passing a comprehensive examination, and pledging to uphold and practice IBBA's Code of Ethics. He was presented a plaque certifying the designation by IBBA Chairman Gary Johnson, CBI who said, "Tom Caltrider's achievement is a significant professional accomplishment that identifies him among America's most highly qualified and credentialed business intermediaries. It is the hallmark of excellence in our profession."

Broker transactions for small and mid-sized businesses are currently valued at more than $1.5 billion per year, directly affecting the economics of thousands of communities around the world including Maui, Hawaii.    "Watching someone's dream of owning a business in Hawaii become reality makes living in Paradise especially rewarding," maintains Tom Cartwright.

As the singular business broker's professional association, IBBA advances the professional development of its member brokers, educates potential clients about the value of broker services, and promotes the highest possible standards of ethical conduct. IBBA sponsors national education programs and conferences twice each year, and cooperates with state and local business communities around the country. IBBA awards the prestigious designation "Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)" to members who demonstrate professional excellence through their broker experience and education, and pass a comprehensive examination.

Additional information is available from Tom Caltrider by telephoning 808-573-4752 or emailing He is available to the news media on a continuing basis as a source of information and comments about developments affecting the efficient, economical and profitable transfer of business ownership and on economic trends affecting the business community.

About VR Business Brokers:

The mission of the Hawaii branch of VR Business Brokers, established in 2003, is to help business owners in Hawaii successfully sell their businesses, and enable entrepreneurs from around the world to own businesses in paradise. It provides business valuation services, business brokerage, and assists in the creations of paper, and web-based confidential business profiles, facilitates the development and execution of a marketing plan ( to find potential buyers), provides buyer screening and transaction support services ( e.g., financing, negotiation, and closing).


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