Credentials and Memberships


With more than 6 million members, and millions of connections across more than 30,000 local communities, Alignable is the online network where small business owners across North America drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice.

Members use Alignable to get the industry answers they need, connect within their local business community or across the country, and increase buzz for their business.

Business Person of the Year, Ottawa, 2019 & 2021

Alignable Business Person of the Year -2019 & 2021

Certified Business Intermediary

The Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) is a prestigious designation exclusive to the International Business Brokers Association that identifies an experienced and dedicated business broker. It is awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified education as well as exemplary commitment to our industry.

Though much time and effort are required to gain this credential, the rewards are bountiful and indicate to potential clients that anyone who holds the CBI certification is a knowledgeable, invested, and dedicated brokerage professional. Successful completion of the certification process significantly distinguishes business brokers from their peers.

Certified Business Intermediary- IBBA Canada

Certified Business Intermediary

Certified Main Street Business Broker

The CMSBB designation is Sunbelt’s proprietary, professional credential, bestowed upon individuals who complete its rigorous training program and pass a series of competency examinations.

International Business Brokers Association

The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. This association provides business brokers education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1984, the IBBA has members across the world.

The IBBA strives to create a professional relationship with successful business transaction advisors (i.e. CPAs, bankers, attorneys, and other related associations), to increase the image and value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. A membership in the IBBA provides “the most complete package of membership benefits and services and the best networking opportunities with the most influential group of business brokers.”


The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international non-profit association of people and firms engaged in the various aspects of business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions. The primary focus of the Association is to promote professional standards through professional education.

IBBA has formally established its first international chapter in Canada. IBBA Canada’s mission is to continue the goal of providing education to its members on topics and issues of specific issues to Canadians.

By virtue of living in Canada and joining IBBA, you automatically become a member of IBBA Canada.

When it comes time to sell or buy a business, choose to work with an experienced IBBA member who will guide you through every step of the process. Look for the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to identify individuals who have met our highest standards for education, ethics and professionalism. They can take confidence in knowing IBBA Certified Business Intermediaries have the expertise and knowledge to successfully and professionally handle their transactions.

Lifetime Member Institute of Business Appraisers

Lifetime Member Institute of Business Appraisers

M&A Source

The M&A Source offers strategic education & content to elevate M&A advisors to better serve their clients. Our goal is to ensure all M&A advisors know and work toward best practices in middle market transactions. Since its founding in 1991, we strive to be “the source” for all those working on mergers & acquisitions transactions, including CPAs, attorneys, investment bankers, business sellers, and others. This international organization currently has more than 500 members.

Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary

Lifetime Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is the oldest chamber in the province and boasts a membership base of 650 businesses representing over 18,000 employees.

We are the trusted advocate and tireless champion for local business. Our most fundamental objective is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates business-to-business commerce and creates opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals.

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) enforces the rules that real estate salespeople, brokers, and brokerages must follow. We protect the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace.