BELGIUM

BKR International has accepted Cnockaert & Salens bvba of Brugge, Belgium, into membership.

CALIFORNIA

As part of the firm’s community and philanthropic efforts, a number of management and staff of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors volunteered to serve at the Working Wardrobes’ day-long “Women’s Career Success Graduation” event held May 18, 2014. Working Wardrobes is an organization that helps women, men, teens and veterans overcome challenges such as substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness by providing work-force readiness services in an atmosphere of dignity. … Lindquist LLP has received a recent system peer review rating of pass with no letter of comment, the highest possible rating, from the CPA firm of Jones and Roth, which was accepted by the California Society of CPAs.

FLORIDA

Wolcott & Associates PA, will conduct a summer webinar featuring topics that address financial and tax issues relative to aircraft owners, operators, financial and legal professionals. Online educational opportunities through webinars offer registrants a convenient, economical and efficient way to learn about and stay abreast of current tax related issues and regulations. The company offers CPE and CLE certifications to all applicable attendees. Registration and additional information can be found on the company’s website, www.aviation-cpa.com.

ILLINOIS

Governing Institute and Crowe Horwath LLP recently conducted a study that found that government leaders think their economic development processes could be improved by enhancing and updating business processes. Most government leaders agree that the economic development of their state or municipality is increasing in importance, but 88 percent said their current economic development efforts are only somewhat effective or not effective at all

NEW JERSEY

Lassus Wherley has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey. This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 62 small/medium-sized companies (15-249 employees) and 38 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Lassus Wherley has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the small/medium category. … Murphy, Miller & Baglieri, LLP hosted its’ 10th annual Cinco de Mayo open house for Middle Market Businesses. The event drew over 150 leaders from the New Jersey and New York middle market business community to their offices at 65 Harristown Road in Glen Rock. This year’s event marks the firms 10th year of providing outstanding accounting, financial and client services to an ever growing list of clients.

NEW YORK

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City hosted its 17th Annual Accountants and Bankers Reception on May 14th at The Harmonie Club. …The Marcum Commercial Construction Index reported that extreme winter weather conditions suppressed nonresidential construction activity in the first quarter of 2014, with spending declines in all three months of the period. The index predicts a return to expansion during the remainder of the year, however. The Marcum Commercial Construction index is compiled by the Construction Services Practice of Marcum LLP. .… KPMG LLP was named one of Working Mother magazine's 2014 top five "Best Companies for Multicultural Women" for its best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.

NORTH CAROLINA

Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP has agreed to sponsor the CED series “Raising the Dough.” This two-part series is designed to equip early-stage life science entrepreneurs with knowledge about the current funding landscape and how to increase their company’s overall chances for success.

VIRGINA

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants has announced its appointments of officers and Board of Directors for the 2014–2015 fiscal year. The officers and directors were sworn on May 16 at the VSCPA’s annual business meeting in Short Pump. For a complete list of appointments visit VSCPA.com.

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