CALIFORNIA
Sobul, Primes & Schenkel, Los Angeles, joined CPAmerica as a member firm of the accounting association.
FLORIDA
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KPMG announced a $450 million learning, development and innovation center in Orlando, called KPMG Lakehouse, scheduled to open January 2020. The center will use advanced technology and innovative learning models to cultivate collaboration and discovery for the Big Four firm's 32,000 professionals across the country. KPMG Lakehouse will feature 800 single-occupancy guest rooms, 90 learning and innovation spaces, and a 1,000-seat assembly hall on the 55-acre site. (Read the full story.)
ILLINOIS
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Grant Thornton, Chicago, received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Grant Thornton joins more than 560 major U.S. businesses that earned top marks for LGBTQ-related policies and practices.
MARYLAND
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The National Association of Black Accountants, Greenbelt, announced EY as the lead sponsor for 2019 Insight, the NABA National Convention & Expo, held in Las Vegas June 19-23, and commencing the association’s 50th anniversary.

Stoy, Malone & Co., Baltimore, joined CPAmerica as a member firm of the accounting association.
MASSACHUSETTS
Baker Newman Noyes was ranked the 31st largest accounting firm in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.
MINNESOTA
Boeckermann Grafstrom & Mayer, Bloomington, launched a family office services group to serve the business and personal needs of high-net-worth families and individuals.
THE NETHERLANDS
IBFD, Amsterdam, launched the Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation, a six-month online training program for tax professionals.
NEW JERSEY
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The New Jersey Society of CPAs, Roseland, announced it will award more than $350,000 in scholarships to New Jersey high school students and college students, with four-year awards of $7,000 presented to 16 high school seniors planning to major in accounting, and one-year awards of $6,000 presented to 37 college accounting students entering their senior year or a graduate program. NJCPA’s Atlantic/Cape May, Bergen and Mercer chapters will also present different amounts of awards to local students. (See the full story.)
NEW YORK
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Anchin Private Client, New York, was honored with two awards by the Family Wealth Report at its annual awards event March 20. The firm was named Best Consultants to Private Clients in Accountancy Advice and Best Consultants to Private Clients in Tax Advice.

Friedman, New York, relaunched its cybersecurity advisory division, CyZen, with new branding and a different website.

As part of CohnReznick's sponsorship deal, the MLB Network and the Top 100 Firm rolled out two video series examining the strategic issues faced by baseball franchises, "The Business of Baseball" and "Front Office Focus," in time for the opening of the 2019 baseball season.
QATAR
Al-Khalifa Law, Doha, entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
UTAH
Fulcrum Partners announced the opening of Fulcrum Partners Salt Lake City, located at 8706 South 700 East, Suite 105, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy. Managing director Phil Currie, founder of Fulcrum Partners Los Angeles and now head of Fulcrum Partners Newport Beach, will also lead the Salt Lake City office.