Armanino's offices
CALIFORNIA
Armanino, San Ramon, announced its philanthropic arm, the Armanino Foundation, raised a total of $500,000 as it marked its two-year anniversary in operation. The foundation announced its selected charitable organizations for Q3 grant disbursement and 2019 Volunteer Vacation projects. Grant recipients include: American Heart Association, Assistance League of Los Angeles, Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo, 13th Street Cat Rescue, Dependency Advocacy Center, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JW House, L.A. Kitchen, Lincoln Training Center, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Love On 4 Paws, Morning Star Outreach, NatureBridge, Sante D’Or Foundation, Shasta Community Disaster Relief Fund, and Urban Partners Los Angeles.

White Nelson Diehl Evans, Irvine, announced an expansion of its advisory practice to include cybersecurity consulting services through a strategic alliance with DarkHound Security.
FLORIDA
Abacus Worldwide, Miami, appointed James Mendelssohn to its advisor board for the 2018-19 year.
ILLINOIS
Crowe, Chicago, signed an agreement to add personnel from software consultancy Sixred, with an expected completion date of Dec. 1. Sixred specializes in cloud-based enterprise solutions from Oracle NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, Avalara and Dell Boomi.

Apex CPAs & Consultants, St. Charles, celebrated 20 years in business.
MASSACHUSETTS
Rodman CPAs, Waltham, will host a Solar Series After Hours Networking Night Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at its office located at 51 Sawyer Road, Suite 610. The event is geared to those interested in raising the profile of solar energy and further understanding changes in the industry, including the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target program which officially launches on Nov. 6. More information is available here.
Smith Elliott Kearns' Hagerstown location
MARYLAND
Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. will be moving its Hagerstown office from its current North Potomac Street location (pictured) to 19405 Emerald Square, Suite 1400 in Hagerstown on Nov. 15.

E. Cohen and Co., Rockville, launched wealth management firm Impact Capital, which will combine wealth management and financial planning offerings.

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NEW YORK
Berdon, New York, held its annual Halloween party Oct. 26, with partners and staff dressed in costume.

The American Institute of CPAs, New York, awarded its annual Minority Doctoral Fellowship, bestowing $12,000 to each of this year’s recipients. (Read the full story.) In other AICPA news, the institute also announced the three high school students who won its Bank On It tournaments held at business and finance education conferences this year. The winners were: Kris Floriano from California, who won, against a field of participants from 16 schools, a Bank On It Tournament at the National Academy of Finance NEXT Conference in Washington, D.C.; Bryson Lyons from Idaho, who placed first in a field of 75 at the Business Professionals of America Conference in Dallas; and Isaac Kisten from New York, who placed first in a tournament of 64 at the Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Anaheim, California. (Read the full story.)

The New York State Society of CPAs announced state and local tax expert and Hodgson Russ partner Timothy Noonan will discuss key Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes during the NYSSCPA’s Tax Planning for Individuals conference Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. at the Citi Executive Conference Center. More information about the conference is available here.

The Bonadio Group, Rochester, was named to Best Places to Work lists by the Albany Business Review and Central New York Business Journal, in those respective markets.
The atrium at Dixon Hughes Goodman's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
NORTH CAROLINA
Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charlotte, was recertified as a Great Place to Work by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work, based on anonymous surveys and feedback of firm staff.
OHIO
GBQ, Columbus, announced its forensic and dispute advisory team added a fraud hotline to its list of service offerings to help companies protect against fraud, waste and abuse.
PENNSYLVANIA
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill, was ranked No. 15 in the U.S. on the Analysis of Independent Auditors for Insurance Companies report released by AON Ward.
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UNITED KINGDOM
Moody’s Analytics and PWC, London, announced they have teamed up to offer end-to-end actuarial, accounting and business expertise solutions to help insurers align with International Financial Reporting Standard for Insurance contracts (IFRS 17).