Staff members from Top 100 Firm Baker Newman Noyes gathered at Thompson’s Point, Maine, on June 14 to assemble 28 new children’s bicycles as part of the firm’s annual outing.

BNN worked with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to organize the first-of-its-kind event for both organizations. Bicycle Coalition staff members provided tools and received the completed bicycles, which will be donated to three Maine nonprofits: Portland Gear Hub, Community Bicycle Center of Biddeford, and Learning Works’ summer school program.

“We were thrilled when Baker Newman Noyes approached us about using their all-firm meeting as an opportunity to give back to the community," stated Shannon Belt, education and outreach director for Bicycle Coalition of Maine. "It’s awesome how deeply ingrained community service is in their company culture and they are finding every opportunity to give back. The bikes BNN built will go to homes where kids may not have that opportunity or be used to raise money for youth development across southern Maine. It makes me proud that we could connect BNN with an opportunity to give back to the community they serve."
Top 100 Firm CliftonLarsonAllen announced that the firm donated more than 1,000 children's books and more than $30,000 in monetary donations at the Regulated Industries Conference held in St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 4, 2019.

The drive featured attendees adding personalized notes to books prior to donating, sharing why the particular story was meaningful to them. Donations were made to Boys & Girls Clubs and Ronald McDonald House Charities in cities across the country.

“The tremendous generosity demonstrated during this event was truly a highlight of the conference, and a wonderful representation of the CLA family,” stated John Langan, CLA’s chief industry officer of regulated industries. “Not only do we have existing relationships with these organizations, but our firm is also deeply committed to creating opportunities in the communities we serve. With more than 120 locations in communities all over the U.S., we have a lot of opportunity in front of us.”
Top 100 Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman hosted its eighth annual Count the Cans food drive this month. The 10-day campaign saw DHG staff members donate more than $77,000 in goods and volunteer more than 1,000 service hours at local hunger relief organizations.

The firm specifically hosts its food drives in the summer months to help food banks and related organizations stock their shelves while children are out of school and without school meals.

“It was amazing to see all of our people come together over 10 days to make an impact as one DHG," said DHG CEO Matt Snow in a statement. "When we first started our Count the Cans campaign eight years ago, our goal was to empower our people to give back and make a difference in our local communities. From intern to partner, our team members are passionate and enthusiastic about this annual giving campaign."
Dallas-based financial consulting and recruiting firm Embark recently launched "GALf," a program designed to attract female accounting and finance professionals to connect and learn the game of golf together.

The program was spearheaded by Embark vice president of business development Leigh Edwards after she noticed a lack of female players on her local golf course. The inaugural GALf clinic was held with First Tee of Austin, bringing together 15 local professionals.

“Great women should know other great women,” said Leigh in a statement. "At Embark, we are all about building relationships and solving problems which is why creating GALf felt so natural. I quickly realized why golf is such an effective relationship building tool. My male colleagues that played understood this value and were able to benefit from something I couldn’t. Women should feel like it’s an option for them too and be just as confident. I want other women who are intrigued by the sport, and more importantly, interested in fostering new relationships, to be welcomed by a supportive community.”