FLORIDA

Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA has named the Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter, Families First: Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida Inc. and Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. and Southwest Florida Addiction Services/Lee Mental Health Merger as the three finalists in the inaugural Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence Award. The first winner of the $25,000 award will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at the annual Myers, Brettholtz & Company’s full-day nonprofit seminar held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. In addition, each of the runners up will receive $2,500 thanks to funding made available by a private individual who wished to reward the other finalists for their dedication to collaboration in the community.

ILLINOIS

CCH MobileTM has developed new, premium features that are included with subscriptions to IntelliConnect, The research platform, includes voice-recognition and read-back technology, drag and drop functionality and more. The new voice-recognition, read-back ability allows users to search for answers by telling CCH Mobile what they need. Through voice commands, users can instantly pinpoint specific content, such as searching for IRC section numbers and by speaking simple phrases. The app's new voice can read back the latest CCH Tax News Highlights and other content.

LOUISIANA

Ericksen, Krentel & LaPorte has become the first tax-optimized wealth management in the New Orleans area.

NEW YORK

Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP took part in the recent holiday hustle. It participated in the United States Postal Service Letters to Santa Program. The firm raised over $6,000 in cash and donations. The firm collected wrapping paper, toys, unused baby clothes, and blankets for Letters to Santa. According to the USPS, they have received letters addressed to Santa Claus for over 100 years. Did you know that in 1912, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock began allowing postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters. Another key fact James A. Foley Post Office in New York City operates the largest program, called “Operation Santa.” Volunteers answer as many as 500,000 letters each year. That's a lot of stamps. … The EisnerAmper Consulting Services team has partnered with Merlinos & Associates, and developed a course that will focus on Enterprise Risk Management implementation success factors, techniques and guidance, as well as the key qualitative and quantitative considerations. This webinar will discuss the principal features of ERM, including aspects of ORSA that are applicable to all insurers, including both qualitative (process) and quantitative (capital model) assessment of ERM and the ORSA including risk management decisions based on quantitative analysis. The webinar will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON

The Resource Group formed a partnership with Intacct. As an Intacct partner, The Resource Group will sell, implement, support, and develop enhancements for Intacctís award-winning software.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The American Institute of CPAs has named students from The University of Portland champions of the 2013 AICPA Accounting Competition and recipients of the $10,000 award, to be split among the team members. Students from Santa Clara University took second place, earning a $5,000 award. The third-place team from The University of Southern Indiana received $2,500.