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Sponsorships

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference provides sponsors with direct access to hundreds of top local dealmakers, including the entrepreneurs and investors who are growing successful companies.

Our sponsors include leading financial institutions, accounting firms and law firms, as well as other B2B service providers seeking to engage middle-market executives in an exclusive setting.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lee Koury at (440) 250-7025 or lkoury@sbnonline.com.

Here are a few of our sponsors

Berstein
Aon
Alex Brown
BakerHostetler
Ballard
Merrill Lynch
BDO
BMO
BNY
CBIZ
CBRE
Citizens
CLA
Crowe
Dickensin
EO
EY
5/3
Huntington
Janney
Key Bank
Locke
Oswald
PNC
RSM
SunTrust
Thompson
Tucker
US Bank
Vistage
Wells Fargo
Wintrust

"ASPIRE has become the go-to gathering in our region where business acquirers, business sellers, debt and capital markets professionals and advisors come together to share ideas and explore their next deals all in addition to a world class slate of presenters."

— GREGORY J. SKODA, CPA, CHAIRMAN, SKODA MINOTTI

"Fifth Third Bank’s partnership with ASPIRE helps us engage in a meaningful way with the region’s top business owners so we can better understand their operations and long-term goals."

— JOE DIROCCO, NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL PRESIDENT, FIFTH THIRD BANK

"We’ve been involved since the beginning and we will continue to stay involved."

— JON PINNEY, MANAGING PARTNER, KJK

"BDO, USA has been a sponsor of the ASPIRE conference since its inception.  The event has been a great way to network and connect with individuals and companies in the M&A market."

— ROBERT LITTMAN, TAX OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER, BDO, USA

"It’s a very easy decision for us to be a sponsor."

— JOHN LEWIS II, FOUNDING MEMBER, METZ LEWIS BRODMAN MUST O’KEEFE

"What ASPIRE has brought to the M&A industry is unmatchable. Connecting with 500 like-minded professionals, ASPIRE offers an immense opportunity for sharing ideas, networking and ultimately creating and solidifying deals. BNY Mellon Wealth Management values our participation and looks forward to collaborating on ASPIRE each year."

— RONALD S AMBROGIO, PRESIDENT - OHIO REGION, BNY MELLON WEALTH MANAGEMENT

"The 2018 ASPIRE conference was tremendous! The panels, the speakers and the guests were top notch. The entire event was so well organized. Everything flowed perfectly. Allowed for great networking as well. Already looking forward to next year's event!"

— BOYD K. PETHEL, REGIONAL PRESIDENT - CLEVELAND, FIRST NATIONAL BANK