The Exit Planning Institute has opened a Northeast Ohio Chapter to serve the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas.

The institute, headquartered in Chicago, says the new 30-member chapter will endeavor to build collaboration among professional advisors to promote common business interests, develop educational events for business owners and advisors, and encourage the adoption of best practices in the exit planning profession.

The institute’s meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. CPAs, financial advisors, attorneys, management consultants, M&A advisors and other professional advisors in the Northeast Ohio area interested in learning about the organization may contact Christopher Snider at

A membership organization serving the educational and resource needs of the exit planning profession, the Exit Planning Institute was formed in 2005 to bring together business brokers, M&A advisors, CPAs, financial advisors, attorneys, management consultants and other business advisors.