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AAHOA 2017 Convention and Trade Show

AAHOA Convention & Trade Show

Blue Bridge is excited to support hotel owners and vendors at the AAHOA 2017 Convention and Trade Show, taking place April 11-14, 2017, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Please come visit us in Booth #1109.

Hospitality is one of Blue Bridge’s most significant industry specialties. We provide the PIPs and FF&E financing that helps hotels maintain their brand image, through upgraded furniture, fixtures and equipment. We also facilitate vendor sales into this industry, by serving as a direct funding partner.

AAHOA, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, is the largest hotel owners association in the world. AAHOA members own almost 1 in every 2 hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community in the United States. As an association, AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and a leading example of the ongoing realization of the American Dream.

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Date: April 11- 14, 2017

Location: San Antonio, TX

NEFA 2017 Summit

NEFA Summit

Blue Bridge joins the members of NEFA for their National Equipment Finance Summit, taking place March 15-17, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA.  Please come visit us in Booth #8.

Since our inception, Blue Bridge has specialized in working with brokers to finance customers’ business upgrades and equipment purchases. Blue Bridge is the partner that helps brokers customize seamless financing deals – and keep American business moving forward.

The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) serves small- to mid-size independent equipment finance companies, lessors and brokers. With roots going back almost 30 years, NEFA offers educational programs and networking opportunities that help their members build relationships and succeed in the equipment finance industry.

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Date: January 24-26, 2017

Location: Long Beach, CA

HMRSS 2017

Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show

Blue Bridge staff looks forward to meeting with our associates in the hospitality industry, at the 41st Annual Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast (HMRSS), January 24-26, 2017. We specialize in financing PIPs and FF&E purchases, providing the funds required for hotel upgrades and equipment purchases. Come talk to us in Booth 196.

The HMRSS offers hospitality businesses the opportunity to meet with a fantastic array of vendors, all under one roof, and satisfy your purchasing requirements for the entire year. Blue Bridge is pleased to join this dynamic group and bring new value and services to the marketplace.

Hospitality vendors: Come learn the benefits of a financing partnership!

Date: January 24-26, 2017

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

iGlobal Forum's 7th Annual Specialty Finance Summit

iGlobal Forum and BLue Bridge logosiGlobal Forum’s 7th Annual Specialty Finance Summit takes place on January 12, 2017, in New York City at the Pierre Hotel.

Mark DeBacker, CEO and founder of Blue Bridge Financial, LLC, a national provider of small business financing, will be adding his insight to a panel for lenders. DeBacker will be joining four other distinguished specialists, addressing the topic of Middle Market Lenders: Consumer, Commercial and Online.

Date: January 12, 2016

Location: New York, NY

ABS East 2016

ABS East 2016, taking place September 18-20 in Miami Beach, is one of the most important structured finance industry conferences, hosting a delegation of over 4,000 structured finance professionals annually.

Blue Bridge Financial CCO, Rob Snow, will attend and serve as panelist for a session at the event along with other industry experts. We hope to have the opportunity to connect with many of our existing finance partners and meet new connections before, during and after the conference.
Date: September 18 – 20, 2016

Location: Miami, FL

NAELB Eastern Regional Meeting

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Blue Bridge Financial will be attending and exhibiting at the NAELB Eastern Regional Meeting. We look forward to connecting with our existing east coast brokers and meeting future business partners.

Date: September 16-17, 2016

Location: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, Cincinatti, Ohio

NEFA 2016 Summit

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Blue Bridge Financial attended the 2016 National Equipment Finance Assocation (NEFA) summit in New Orleans. This gathering of equipment finance professional attracted a record number of attendees. Blue Bridge Financial was a proud exhibitor at the event and had the opportunity to connect with a number of existing originators and meet new connections as well. See you next year!

Date: March 2-4, 2016

Location: Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

2016 AAHOA Annual Convention


As a member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Blue Bridge Financial attended the 2016 Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville. This is the largest annual gathering of hotel owners in the industry and Blue Bridge was proud to exhibit and meet with all of our current customers and connect with new owners and industry vendors.

Date: March 29 – April 1, 2016

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN

ELFA 55th Annual Convention 2016



As a standing member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Blue Bridge Financial is excited to attend the 55th annual convention. This event is the largest gathering of equipment finance professionals and we are proud to be part of the $1 trillion industry.

Date: October 23-25, 2016

Location: Palm Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA

ELFA Investor Conference on Marketplace Lending


From whole loan portfolio sales, to CUSIPS, to securitization, this conference will explore efforts underway to ensure access to long term, large scale, efficient sources of capital that will underpin these growth strategies. This is the only event where institutional investors keen on helping to establish and invest in marketplace loans and securities backed by them will attend in critical mass.

As an event exhibitor sponsor, Blue Bridge Financial is excited to attend and speak at this event on a yet to be determined topic. Additional information will be posted prior to the event on the planned topics of discussion at this year’s event.

Date: December 1, 2016

Location: New York, NY

ELFA Investor Conference on Equipment Finance


Now in its fifteenth year, IMN, along with the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA), hosted the Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance on March 22, 2016 in New York City. This one day event focused on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry trends and developments.

Blue Bridge Financial CEO, Mark DeBacker, was proud to have served as panelist for the Annual Funding Roundtable along with other leading industry executives. Blue Bridge also contributed as Associate Sponsor of the event.

Date: March 22, 2016

Location: New York, NY

ABS Vegas 2016

SFIG and IMN co-hosted the largest annual capital markets conference in the world, ABS Vegas 2016, February 28 – March 2, 2016, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The three-and-a-half day program was developed by leaders within the structured finance industry representing the full spectrum of industry participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers and trustees.

Blue Bridge Financial CCO, Rob Snow, was proud to have served as panelist for the session, “Financing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Role of Alternative Lenders.” We also had the opportunity to network with many industry professionals throughout the event. We look forward to attending again next year!

Date: February 28 – March 2, 2016

Location: Las Vegas, NV

NAELB Western Regional Meeting

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Blue Bridge Financial will be attending and exhibiting at the NAELB Western Regional Meeting. We look forward to connecting with our existing west coast brokers and meeting future business partners.

Date: November 11-12, 2016

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim-Orange County, Orange, CA

NAELB Annual Conference 2016

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Blue Bridge Financial attended and exhibited at the NAELB Annual Conference in Las Vegas in April. It was a wonderful event where we exhibited and had the opportunity to network with our originator partners. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at next year’s annual show!

Date: April 28-30, 2016

Location: The Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV

ELFA 55th Annual Convention 2015



For the annual Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) conference, Blue Bridge Financial’s CCO Rob Snow had the opportunity to speak on the panel, “The Power of Marketplace Lending: Building Greater Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability in Small Business Finance.” The session gave an overview on how marketplace lending works, why a business would select a marketplace loan over other types of loans, how marketplace loans are underwritten and how marketplace lending is facilitating a more transparent and accountable lending environment.

Date: October 25-27, 2015

Location: San Antonio, TX

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