ILLINOIS
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RSM, Chicago, launched a new app, CLEARthru, an enterprise resource planning-based blockchain traceability solution that provides supply chain integrity, safety and product source-tracking information to consumers through the use of blockchain. In other firm news, RSM announced results from its 2018 Digital Transformation Survey, assessing organizations’ approaches to digital transformation and opportunities to embrace innovation effectively. The survey is available for download on the firm’s website.

Crowe, Chicago, was named a Challenger in the ALM Vanguard of Cybersecurity Consulting Providers by ALM Intelligence – Consulting Division. Those in the Challenger category are described by ALM as organizations that “can execute end-to-end projects in low complexity engagement models or a substantial portion of project components in high-complexity engagement models.”

The Illinois CPA Society, Chicago, announced it is seeking minority college students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors interested in accounting to apply for the Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program. (Read the full story.)
INDIANA
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The Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis, held its annual CPA Day of Service on Sept. 28, with teams from 36 organizations completing 31 service projects in 15 Indiana towns.
ISRAEL
Roth & Co., New York City, announced the opening of a new location in Jerusalem, its third office and first outside of the U.S.
LOUISIANA
Postlethwaite & Netterville, Baton Rouge, launched a month-long educational series focused on cybersecurity issues and challenges for businesses in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
NEW YORK
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KPMG, New York, established a new program, the Emerging Director Board program, in collaboration with the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council. The program is designed to increase diversity on boards, and to specifically help HITEC’s C-suite level members deepen their boardroom knowledge and enhance their positioning as candidates for a corporate board.

The American Institute of CPAs announced the winners of the 2018-19 John L. Carey Scholarship: Abigail Belcher, Wake Forest University; Glenell Jaquez, SUNY-Binghamton; Gemila Mama, Central Connecticut State University; Brooke Wages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Vincent Wisehoon, SUNY-Albany. (Read the full story.)

CPA.com, New York, announced the two recipients of CPA.com’s 2018 Innovative Practitioner Award, recognizing innovation in process, services or technology implementation in public accounting. Then honorees are: Samantha Bowling, a partner with Garbelman Winslow in Maryland, and Jagruti Solanki, a senior manager for Aprio.

The New York State Society of CPAs endorsed Tech Advisors Cloud Powered by Coaxis, a technology and cybersecurity solutions provider for small to midsized businesses, as a preferred vendor for its members.

Marcum, New York, released the latest Marcum CEO Survey, which registered a decline in CEO optimism about the general business climate while remaining highly positive overall. The survey is available here.
NORTH CAROLINA
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The American Institute of CPAs announced the 41 graduates of its 2018 Leadership Academy, the four-day program held in Durham. (Read the full story and list of graduates here.)
OHIO
Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, joined the BDO Alliance USA as a member firm of the nationwide association.
TENNESSEE
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The Staffing Solutions Division of LBMC, Nashville, joined the American Association of Finance & Accounting, an alliance of executive search firms specializing in the recruiting and staffing of finance and accounting professionals.
VIRGINIA
KPMG and Global Impact, Alexandria, released a new report, the “2018 Giving Global Matrix: Tax, Fiduciary and Philanthropic Requirements,” which provides a snapshot of the tax laws that incentivize, or disincentivize, philanthropic giving in 60 countries across North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The report is available here.