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Who We Are


BVA's mission is simple.

Promote excellence in the valuation community of the greater Chicago region.

The Business Valuation Association (BVA) was started by individuals including Professors Don Shannon and Joe Blanco (DePaul University Graduate School of Business) in an effort to educate themselves and others in the field of business valuation. Using their industry contacts, they persuaded key practitioners to present their ideas to the Association’s members.

From these beginnings, the BVA has expanded to an organization comprising more than 200 members in and outside the Chicago area. We are a nonprofit entity that depends on the continued commitment of its members to sustain itself. BVA's Board is entrusted with planning, scheduling, and organizing its calendar of events.

BVA by the Numbers

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