SBRN Testimonials

“Membership in the Orlando SBRN gives me the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with other professionals who serve privately held businesses and their owners. While I regularly receive referrals from other members and make referrals to other members, the group is collegial group and not a sales driven ‘lead referral group.’ Plus, when making a referral to another SBRN member I’m always confident that the referred professional is competent and that my clients will be well cared for.”

Ed Alexander
Entrepreneurship Law Firm, P.L.
Orlando, FL 32803

“SBRN membership has allowed me the ability to connect with other professionals in the community in order to be a better resource to my own business clients. Through this network of professionals, I have the opportunity to connect quality partners to my own clients, and therefore go that extra step in the client banker relationship.”

Jennifer M. Hodges
SunTrust Bank
Winter Park, FL 32792

“SBRN has helped me grow personally and professionally as well as develop mutually beneficial business relationships with other SBRN members. The members are all professionals with years of experience in their respective industries. SBRN is a business group, not a leads group, but a group of professionals who want to network and socialize. Although referrals are not required, we naturally refer business to one another out of mutual respect and trust. As with any organization, the benefits and opportunities are realized when you are actively involved in committees, attend coffee grinds, happy hours and other networking events. The monthly meetings and speakers are great, however the weekly coffee grinds held by members are key to developing relationships and knowing others on a personal level. SBRN is not only for member networking and referral opportunities but is also a trusted resource for business owners. SBRN’s website has a statewide Florida directory of all members and their respective specialties to assist businesses. I can truly say that SBRN, with chapters throughout Florida, has by far had the most impact on increasing my business and personal growth.”

Joanne Jolin
Atlantic Coast Bank
Lake Mary, FL 32746

“SBRN has helped me create long term business relationships with other service providers to the business owners. I have gained knowledge on needs that the business owners want from CPAs, lawyers, commercial bankers, etc… Over all my experience has been positive and I believe other business owners should take advantage of this unique opportunity.”

Jay A. Shah, MBA, LUTCF
NYLIFE Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC) New York Life Insurance Company
Maitland, FL 32751

A complete listing of local members can be found at our member directory.