BANGLADESH
M M Rahman & Co., Dhaka, was appointed a member firm of global tax and accounting network Russell Bedford.
CALIFORNIA
Employees of SD Mayer & Associates, San Francisco, volunteered at the SF-Marin Food Bank for the annual community giving day that is part of the firm’s We Care service initiative.
CONNECTICUT
BlumShapiro Consulting, a division of Blum, Shapiro & Co., earned a President’s Club distinction as a top-performing partner by Sage Intacct.
FLORIDA
Global firm association CPAmerica International has named HK Marketing Consulting for CPA Firms as a member preferred provider. CPAI member firm Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC will help other CPA firms with marketing and branding consulting.
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ILLINOIS
KPMG LLP has allied itself with marketing execution firm InnerWorkings Inc. to help clients get the most from their marketing spending through technology and services designed to increase efficiencies, improve consistency and drive savings.
KANSAS
The Mize Restaurant Group of Mize Houser & Co., Topeka, launched a new service, Mize Restaurant Group Controllership Services, to help McDonald’s owner/operators manage their accounting, financial, payroll and internal controls. Greg Harry and Christy Gurney have joined the Mize Restaurant Group team to lead the new offering.
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MARYLAND
The Association for Accounting Marketing, Forest Hill, appointed six new members to its board of directors: Ed Warren, director of practice growth at PB Mares LLP; Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (pictured), owner/founder of BBR Cos. LLC; Katie Butler, marketing manager at Weinstein, Spira & Co. PC; Crystal Mapp, marketing director at KPM CPAs; Natalie McCann, national account manager & marketing strategist at Thomson Reuters; and Nicole Sterling, director of marketing & communications at RSW.
MASSACHUSETTS
The Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Boston, launched a new accounting-focused college academy at Haverhill High School enabling high school students to earn up to 12 college credits through the University of Massachusetts—Lowell. (Read the full story.)

XCM, Quincy, was named one of Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources for the second consecutive year.
MISSOURI
Mueller Prost, St. Louis, launched a new leadership initiative for women, BeSEEN, with the mission of helping women in the firm come together to strengthen, educate and empower each other. (Read the full story.)
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NEW YORK
Deloitte, New York, was named to Fortune’s 2018 Change the World list, an annual ranking of top businesses with a global impact, recognized for its work to prepare clients and staff for approaching technological changes. (Read the full story.)
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
KLDT, Kingstown, was appointed a member firm of global tax and accounting network Russell Bedford.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Elliott Davis, Greenville, announced that the firm’s risk advisory and cybersecurity practice became a CIS SecureSite member, providing the practice access to resources that complement and enhance the its growing portfolio of cybersecurity solutions.
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TEXAS
Whitley Penn, Dallas, was named a 2018 Silver Level Workplace by the American Heart Association, a recognition based on the Workplace Health Achievement Index, which measures the effectiveness of the firm’s workplace health programs and the overall heart health of its employees.