Regional Events

Where the lower middle market meets in every corner of the country.

Designed to maximize networking for members in geographic proximity, there are diverse opportunities in every region for SBIA members to get together. These events range from activities such as tennis, lawn bowling, skeet/trap shooting, pickleball and golf, to social get togethers such as art exhibits, regional dinners, outdoor cocktails and wine tastings. 

Midwest Region

In addition to the Midwest Private Equity Conference, which is typically held in Chicago in late May each year, the Small Business Investor Alliance hosts small group events that reflect the character of the region. Regional events are coordinated by the Midwest Committee under the leadership of the SBIA Midwest Regional President. The 2021 Midwest President is Stacy Harmsen of Spell Capital (Minnesota). This year, the Midwest Region is hosting the SBIA Deal Summit & DeaLinx, June 2-3, in Chicago.

Northeast Region

The Northeast region kicks off every year with the Northeast Private Equity Conference, which is typically held in New York City in late January. Over the course of the year, the Small Business Investor Alliance hosts small group events across the region that are coordinated by the Northeast Committee under the leadership of the SBIA Northeast Regional President. The 2021 Northeast President is Jamie Donelan of Seacoast Capital (Massachusetts). The next Northeast Private Equity Conference is scheduled for January 27-28, 2022 in New York.

Southern Region

The Southern Private Equity Conference typically takes place in late February each year. Over the course of the year, the Small Business Investor Alliance hosts small group events across the region that are coordinated by the Southern Committee under the leadership of the SBIA Southern Regional President. The 2021 Southern President is Kevin Benoit of Dos Rios Partners (Texas).

Western Region

The Western Private Equity Conference, which is typically held in Santa Monica every April, also features CapitaLinx — the premier fundraising event for lower middle market private equity funds. In addition, the Small Business Investor Alliance hosts small group events over the course of the year that are coordinated by the Western Committee under the leadership of the SBIA Western Regional President. The 2021 Western President is Eric Sloane of Southfield Mezzanine Capital (California).

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2021 Southern Networking Dinner in Nashville

October 28, 2021 6:30 PM CT

Etch
Nashville, Tennessee

Meet for dinner and enjoy high quality networking with your lower middle market peers!

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Save the Date: 2021 Southern Networking Reception in Naples

November 11, 2021 5 PM ET

Naples, Florida

Meet for dinner and enjoy high quality networking with your lower middle market peers!

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2021 Midwest Women’s Holiday Networking Reception

December 2, 2021 5 PM CT

LondonHouse Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Meet for dinner and enjoy high quality networking with your lower middle market peers!

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2022 Northeast Private Equity Conference

January 27 and 28 2022

Lotte New York Palace
New York , New York

Join us in New York to kick off the New Year with lower middle market peers!

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