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The AICPA and NASBA sign mutual recognition agreement; Sax opens new NYC office; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
ALABAMA
Jamie Sweeney launched The Highlands Accounting Group, Birmingham, a boutique firm that specializes in 401k retirement plan audits, outsourced CFO services and bookkeeping.
AZERBAIJAN
Ekvita Consulting, Baku, joined HLB International as a member firm of the global network.
GEORGIA
PrimeGlobal, Duluth, was ranked one of the top five associations globally, according to the International Accounting Bulletin 2017 World Survey results, retaining its position in the top five with 18 percent growth.
KENTUCKY
Blue & Co., Louisville, was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, in the medium-sized business category, for the seventh consecutive year.
NASBA president and CEO Ken Bishop (left), ICAS CEO Anton Colella, and AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon sign a mutual recognition agreement
NEW YORK
The American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy have signed a mutual recognition agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland to provide a streamlined process for accountants to practice in each other’s country. Read the full story.

Sax announced its move to a new office space in New York City, at 551 Madison Ave., Suite 1201. Michael Curry is partner-in-charge of the new New York City office.
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NORTH CAROLINA
DMJ & Co., Greensboro, participated in the local Triad Chill Polar Plunge, helping to raise $14,000 for the Special Olympics. (Read the full story.)
PENNSYLVANIA
Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants, Camp Hill, was recognized as one of the Top 100 Organizations in the state by Pennsylvania Business Central magazine, which honors organizations that had a major impact in the business community, from job creation, building expansion and improvements, fiscal growth or community involvement.