International Firm News:

BELARUS

Yurisaudit LLC, Minsk, has become a member in the mid-tier international accountancy networks HLB International.

U.S. Firm News:

GEORGIA

Windham Brannon, Atlanta, has been selected as one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 100 Workplaces.

ILLINOIS

McGladrey released its private equity survey, which gauged more than 125 private equity firms in the U.S., and found that private equity firms perform IT due diligence when targeting acquisitions surprisingly less often than one would expect. The survey showed that missing IT deficiencies during the acquisition due diligence process can significantly derail a successful investment.

NEW YORK

Marcum LLP’s, New York, has released its quarterly Marcum Commercial Construction Index. The quarterly index revealed that nonresidential construction spending retrenched in the first quarter of 2013 despite an expansion of the U.S. economy and an improving housing market. A complete copy of the Marcum index can be viewed online at www.marcumllp.com/constructionindex. … Mark's Bookkeeping Services has expanded and relocated its office. Its new office is now located at 19 W. 21st Street # 705, Manhattan, N.Y. 10010.  

NORTH CAROLINA

Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has sponsored the Triangle Startup Factory of Durham. Program support continues the commitment by firm partners to high-growth companies. Through the Triangle Startup Factory, early-stage companies receive $50,000 in seed capital as well as office space and hands-on mentoring. The 12-week program helps the budding entrepreneur build a minimum viable product, identify the right customers, and validate market. After successful completion of the program, participating companies are eligible for additional funding, up to $150,000.

OHIO

BookKeeping Express, the first U.S. franchise focused solely on bookkeeping services, opened its first Ohio office in Loveland serving businesses throughout northeast Cincinnati. … Hill, Barth and King LLC has been named as one of the Best Employers in Ohio for the fourth consecutive year.

PENNSYLVANIA

Isdaner & Company has been named the Medium Sized Business of the Year for 2013 by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce in Wayne, PA. 

VIRGINIA

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants announced it winners of its 2013 Award of Achievement for academic excellence in accounting studies. Each year, the VSCPA recognizes top graduating accounting seniors from Virginia high schools. For a full list visit VSCPA.COM

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