CALIFORNIA
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Armanino, San Ramon, partnered with TrustToken to create a dashboard for traders of TrustToken’s cryptocurrency, TrueUSD. (Read the full story.)

BPM, San Francisco, is hosting an event to raise funds for students at the Immaculate Conception Academy and San Jose Jesuit School May 11 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Delancey Street Foundation. The event will include food and entertainment, followed by a game at Oracle Park to watch the Giants play the Reds. More information and tickets are available here.

Lindquist, San Ramon, received ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting Diamond Award for providing superior service to clients, based on a NetPromoter score of 84.2 percent.
CONNECTICUT
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The Financial Accounting Standards Board announced two appointments to its Small Business Advisory Committee: Frank Cesario, chief financial officer at CTI Industries Corporation, and Christopher Lafond, chief financial officer at Insurity.
FLORIDA
The Greater Orlando chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants will host its eighth annual Accounting Careers Awareness Program at the University of Central Florida July 14-19. The event is NABA’s signature pipeline program, designed to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students and underrepresented ethnic groups. Florida minority high school students are invited to apply. More information and application requirements are available here.
MISSOURI
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Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, was named the 2019 Best Place to Work in the large employer category by the St. Louis Business Journal, marking the third year in a row Anders was ranked No. 1 in the large employer category.
NEW YORK
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Berdon, New York, held a “sweatworking” event last December, combining client networking with the firm’s Berdon Strong initiative, which provides employees the chance to exercise and attend group fitness classes after work. During a recent event, Berdon chief marketing officer Frank Vitale, tax supervisor Tiffany Roque and audit senior Alex Weith spoke about future opportunities with SWERVE Fitness' CEO, and were interviewed for a feature to air on the Today Show with Willie Geist on March 24.

EisnerAmper, New York, has expanded its accounting, tax and advisory services to new and established hemp and cannabis companies, in anticipation of what the firm expects to be a rapid expansion in that area. The practice will serve a range of companies globally, from startup to exit.

DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, Rochester, launched a cannabis and hemp advisory practice area, leveraging the firm’s cannabis and hemp industry knowledge to advise clients on tax implications, regulations, and operating and financial procedures.
PENNSYLVANIA
Kreischer Miller, Horsham, was selected as a co-sponsor of the American Institute of CPAs Private Companies Practice Section’s George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship & Internship Program, which connects PCPS member firms with promising accounting majors of ethnically diverse backgrounds.
TENNESSEE
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust has opened nominations for its annual Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award, which is sponsored by the Daniels Fund and honors its founder, the late Bill Daniels. Nominations are due March 29, and more information is available here.
TEXAS
The Houston CPA Society announced a partnership with TrueUp, a creator of game-based learning platforms, to host a chatbot-making competition and is inviting professors, students and firm professionals across the nation to participate. (Read the full story.)
UNITED KINGDOM
Tadeu Cendon, a partner at PwC Brazil Accounting and Consulting Services, and Rika Suzuki, IFRS leader and assurance partner of PwC Arata in Japan, were appointed as board members on the International Accounting Standards Board, London, for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2019.
VIRGINIA
The National Society of Accountants, Alexandria, announced that the NSA 74th Annual Convention will be held Aug. 21-24, 2019, at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, N.C.