FLORIDA
Withum’s hospitality team, Orlando, released a free e-book, “Open for Business, Disaster Preparedness Guide,” a resource outlining best practices that resorts should consider before, during and after catastrophic events. The guide can be found on the firm website here.

CPAmerica International, Gainesville, announced ACPEN (Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network) as a new preferred provider for the association, giving member firms discounted pricing at the CPE network.
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ILLINOIS
The Illinois CPA Society, Chicago, hosted its ninth annual CPA Day of Service on Sept. 28, with a record total of 1,474 volunteers participating in events around the state. Volunteer activities included community gardening, packaging food for families in need, collecting books and learning materials for children, and many more.

RSM, Chicago, announced an expansion, with the PGA Tour, of the Birdies Fore Love charitable giving platform through an on-course competition over the first eight events of the 2018-19 PGA Tour season. The top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better), beginning with the Safeway Open in Napa, California, and concluding with The RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, will be awarded with $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for charitable donations to children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations of choice. (Read the full story.)
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NEW YORK
Marks Paneth, New York, launched cybersecurity and risk mitigation services, including incident response, cyber risk assessments, business recovery plans and compliance with payment card industry and HIPAA regulations. The offerings are provided through an alliance with Sylint Group, a cybersecurity and digital data forensics firm.

EisnerAmper, New York, announced a partnership with risk and compliance technology company CENTRL to enhance the firm’s process, risk and technology division’s cyber consulting and assessment practice.
NORTH CAROLINA
Frazier & Deeter opened a new office in Charlotte, to be led by office managing partner Tim Koch, who recently joined the firm as a national practice leader of the transaction advisory practice.
PENNSYLVANIA
Baker Tilly, Philadelphia, and RKL, Lancaster, were named to Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work. The rankings will be revealed at the Best Places to Work in PA awards ceremony Nov. 29 at the Lancaster County Convention Center.
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TENNESSEE
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, selected the 2018 class of honorees for the 2018 Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award, recognizing individuals practicing high standards of ethical leadership in business and within their communities. The recipients were: Robert Bray, CEO of Bray Real Estate; John Ikard, former president and CEO of FirstBank; and Emmanuel Lulin, senior vice president and chief ethics officer of L’Oreal.
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VIRGINIA
DHG, Charlotte, celebrated Client Experience Week Oct. 1-5, which highlighted the firm’s mission, people and clients. The week included several activities and wrapped up with a livestream video panel discussion Oct. 5, featuring DHG professionals sharing best practices.

Hantzmon Wiebel, Charlottesville, celebrated its 90th anniversary.