ALABAMA
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Employees of BMSS, Birmingham, volunteered with several nonprofit organizations throughout October, including Christian Service Mission, Bundles of Hope, Grace’s Kitchen, Firehouse Shelter and March of Dimes, donating their time to various tasks including construction work, cooking and sorting clothing.
CALIFORNIA
Armanino's offices
Armanino, San Ramon, announced its AI Lab Resource Center is live for registered members, offering a community for users to learn about AI and practice solutions including robotic process automation, predictive analysis and virtual assistants. More information is available here.

Friedman announced it will open a physical office in Los Angeles, overseen by Adnan Islam, partner and co-practice leader of the international tax group.
FLORIDA
The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance announced the recipients of the 2019 Women Who Count Awards during the annual awards lunch on Oct. 22, 2019, in Orlando. The winners were, for Emerging Leader: Kelsey Scott, director of finance at Brief Media in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Nicole Hopkins, director of business retention and expansion at Tulsa Regional Chamber in Tusla; and for the Women Who Count Award: Jamie Oehlwein, vice president of finance at ACH in Edwards, Illinois, and Jill Mitchell, professor of accounting at Northern Virginia Community College in Arlington, Virginia.
ILLINOIS
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The Sales Tax Institute, Chicago, announced the new Sales Tax Nerd Award, honoring sales tax professionals with a passion and commitment to their industry. The inaugural award was given to Cherie Julis, senior tax manager at Uline.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Melanson Heath, Nashua, joined national association BDO Alliance USA.
NEW JERSEY
Friedman announced it is relocating its Marlton office to 601 Route 73 North, a 21,000-square-foot office space. Carl Bagell, managing partner of southern New Jersey, will continue to oversee the location.

The New Jersey Society of CPAs, Roseland, announced it is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors and college accounting majors in the state. Applications are open until Dec. 11, 2019, for high school students and Jan. 8, 2020, for college students. More information is available here. Additionally, the NJCPA announced it has updated its Disaster Recovery Guide for New Jersey residents and businesses.
NEW YORK
Marcum Financial Services, an affiliate of Marcum, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by providing financial literacy programs over the next year to local schools near its office locations in New York City, Long Island, California, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

The New York State Society of CPAs announced that Liz Krueger, New York State senator and chair of the NYS Senate Finance Committee, will discuss the legislative state of the cannabis industry during the NYSSCPA Cannabis Conference Nov. 6, 2019, at Baruch College. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature other speakers on the topic.
VIRGINIA
Halt, Buzas & Powell, Alexandria, is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and also announced the retirement of partner Steve Halt after 42 years with the firm.