HOUSTON, TX -- The Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Business Brokers (TABB) announces their first monthly luncheon for the new year to be held February 27, 2008, featuring guest speaker Mr. William Sherrill as he presents Houston's economic forecast for 2008.

Mr. Sherrill, who has significant experience in such fields as real estate development, electronics, manufacturing, banking, and finance and has made noteworthy contributions in these areas, will discuss Houston’s Economic Forecast for 2008 with the members of TABB at the Briar Club in Houston. Mr. Sherrill has been twice appointed as Governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and served as Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). A champion of entrepreneurial management, Mr. Sherrill founded the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Houston's Bauer College of Business and currently serves as its Co-Chairman.

Houston's Chapter of TABB hosts monthly luncheons for its members which focuses on a range of topics such as educational programs, legal, tax, economic, local trends, and other issues that impact the business transfer marketplace in Houston.

Certified Business Brokers (CBB), whose team members have served on TABB's Houston Chapter Board since 1983, is the largest business brokerage firm in Texas and was established in 1974. The firm was a founding member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA), the largest business broker association in the world, and a founding member of TABB, the precursor and model used to form the IBBA and other business broker associations across the country. Their clients are small to mid-market privately-held companies. Their services include Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Brokerage, and Business Valuations.