Steve Sink Lifetime CBI&M&AMI

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Phoenix Affiliates

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Phoenix Affiliates offers clients comprehensive buying, selling, acquisition, valuation services and strategic services when buying and/or selling a business.

As business brokers, we specialize in handling transactions in central and downstate Illinois and all of Iowa.

We also provide Business Valuations.


Company Information:
Phoenix Affiliates is downstate Illinois' largest business brokerage firm with Illinois offices in Peoria Heights, Pekin, Bloomington, Champaign and Quincy. Iowa offices are in Denison and Pella. We are locally owned. We have the resources to service the most demanding and unique situations. We work with buyers and sellers in total confidentiality. Plus, we can assist in locating financing including bank, SBA, venture capital and equity financing. We also offer general business valuations. We promote local businesses nationally and attract national buyers to local businesses.

Steve Sink, Owner, LifeTime CBI (Certified Business Intermediary), Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). Licensed Business Broker and Licensed Franchise Consultant. Graduated from Michigan State University. Business experience includes: running corporate divisions and start up companies for Fortune 500 companies, Franchise development, raising capital, selling corporate and personal business.

Brad Glenn owns and manages BNG Realty, a small real estate firm. He is also President of Glenn Bros., which he founded with his brother David Glenn in 1984. Glenn Bros. is an agricultural production and services company. In 1997 Brad was the Geo AgPLUS joint venture partner, which was sold to IGF Insurance in 1998. Geo AgPLUS was a fee-for-services product focused on providing precision farming data and software to the agricultural community. In 2003 he helped found South American Soy, a vehicle for US based farmers and investors to capitalize on the opportunities being created in the rapidly expanding agricultural sector in Brazil. Additionally, Brad is the former President of the Illinois Soybean Association and served on the Chicago Federal Reserve Advisory Council on Agriculture. He earned his BS in Agricultural Economics from Western Illinois University. You may contact Brad at or (309) 275-7178.

Tom Thompson, has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and in retail management. He is former vice president of Thompson Food Basket, operator of 12 conventional and price-impact supermarkets in Illinois and Iowa. He was responsible for procurement, marketing and advertising. Subsequent to that, he built, owned and operated three restaurants. Tom is a graduate of Drake University with a degree in Business Administration. You can reach him at 309-688-2972 or email him at

Ken Livingston is an army veteran. For over 32 years he worked as an operations management executive as well as a field executive in marketing and sales. He served on the corporate acquisitions team, and served on the Corporate Presidents advisory team. He successfully operated his own Management Consulting Business for 19 years. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Central State University of Oklahoma and did post-graduate work at Georgia State University. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International, served as a two-term Mayor and is Past President of the Northwest Iowa League of Cities. He is a graduate of Sales & Marketing Executives International and Fellowship of Life Underwriter Executives. You may reach him at 712-269-5276 or email

Doug Van Zee has been employed in the Sales and Service Sector for over 30 years. He is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Club. He is involved in the following community organizations: member Marion County Board of Realtors, IAR, NAR, Certified Relocation Specialist, Pella Lions Club Member and Past President as well as currently the Iowa Kidsite Resource Coordinator for the Pella Lions Club. He was awarded the 2007 President's Circle Award (top 5% Sales Professionals with Prudential Real Estate). You may reach Doug at (641) 780-1608 or email

We work on a straight commission basis.

IBBA, MBBI, M&A Source, M & A Intermediary, Certified Business Intermediary

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  • Peoria County, IL



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