AAM awards several practices for marketing excellence; McDermott & Miller changes name; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
Armanino, San Ramon, recently completed a record-setting Great Give day of service, bringing out the largest number of volunteers in program history in its ninth year and expanding its geographic reach. The firm also announced the second-quarter grant recipients through its charitable giving arm, the Armanino Foundation, which will disperse $28,000 in direct grants to community organizations including: Urban Partners Los Angeles, the GodFreds Foundation, AIDS/LifeCycle – San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, Public Counsel, Grateful Gatherings, NephCure Kidney International, Glide Foundation, Junior Achievement, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Central City Association of Los Angeles, Family Aid for Catholic Education, Jewish Vocational Services, Salesian College Preparatory and Equest.
Sikich was named one of the best places to work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the fifth consecutive year, ranking sixth in the large employer category.
Riney Hancock CPAs, Owensboro, was honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices by the Society of Human Resource Management’s When Work Works project.
Alegis, a member firm of international association Andersen Global, is assuming the Andersen name, along with its offices in Dusseldorf and Merzig, Germany.
McDermott & Miller, Kearney, is changing its name to KSO CPAs + Advisors, which will not affect the firm’s staff of 20 or clients, the firm stated. The only change will be to its name.
The Association for Accounting Marketing bestowed 30 awards for marketing accomplishment at the annual AAM-MAA gala during the organization’s 2017 summit in Las Vegas. For Digital Advertising: Faw Casson; for Paid Content Marketing & SEO Campaign: Anders CPAs + Advisors; for Print Campaign, total spend of $24,999 or less: Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.; for Print Campaign, total spend above $25,000: Mazars USA LLP; for Integrated Branding Programs, budget above $100,000: Postlethwaite & Netterville; for Integrated Branding Programs, budget below $100,000: Henry+Horne; for Logo New or Refreshed: Lindquist LLP; for Customized Sales Initiative or Approach: Weinstein Spira; for Announcements/Invitations: William Vaughan Company; for Blogs: Henry+Horne; for Brochures: Baker Tilly; for Integrated PR Campaign: Collins Barrow Toronto; for Publications and Newsletters: The Wolf Group; for Events, budget between $10,000 and $24,999: Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough; for Events, budget less than $9,999: Rea & Associates; for Events, budget above $25,000: Freed Maxick CPAs; for Client Service/Survey: Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP; for Direct Marketing Campaign: Rehmann; for Integrated Marketing Campaign: Rehmann; for Non-Technical Published and Feature Articles: Henry+Horne; for Nurture/Lead Generation Campaign: EKS&H LLLP; for Recruiting Campaign: BerganKDV; for Social Media Campaign: WithumSmith+Brown; for Technical Published and Feature Articles: Baker Newman Noyes; for Video and Multimedia program budget above $10,000: WithumSmith+Brown; for Video and Multimedia program budget below $9,999: Skoda Minotti; for Website, project budget between $10,000 and $24,999: Henry+Horne; for Website, project budget above $25,000: Elliott Davis Decosimo; for Website, project budget below $9,999: BKD, LLP; for Members Choice, Website, project budget below $9,999: Whaley Hammonds Tomasello.
The New York State Society of CPAs, Rochester, is holding a Millennial Summit titled Learn How to Start Understanding the Millennial Mindset and Engage High Potential Talent June 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Avenue, in Pittsford, N.Y. The cost to attend the meeting, composed of three TED-style talks, is $40 for NYSSCPA members and $75 for non-members. Additionally, NYSSCPA announced the relaunch of CPAJournal.com, an 85-plus-year-old accounting and financial website that was once limited to NYSSCPA members or subscribers but is now open to all online users.
Perkins & Co., Portland, expanded its business transition and succession planning advisory services, led by Paris Powell, shareholder, and Donald Bielen, principal.
Wipfli announced a new connector, ExpenseConnect for Microsoft Dynamics AX from Wipfli/Brittenford, for customers to simplify their expense management workflows by synchronizing data between Microsoft Dynamics AX and Concur Travel & Expense Management. (Read the full story.)