FRANCE
CSF & Associés, Ban Saint Martin, has joined Morison KSi as a member firm of the international association.
GERMANY
Ganteführer, Dusseldorf, has become a member firm of global network HLB International.
HUNGARY
Szabo Kelemen & Partners Attorneys, Budapest, entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
ILLINOIS
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Crowe, Chicago, announced new managed detection and response services, powered by the firm’s security intelligence center. The services, an expansion of the firm’s cyber and digital risk services, use comprehensive cybersecurity intelligence to analyze, scrutinize and evaluate data for potential and imminent threats. More information is available here.

Cohen & Co., Chicago, announced the opening of its expanded office location at 151 N. Franklin St., Suite 575, occupying 4,700 square feet of new space.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago, ranked fifth in the Top Health Audit Firms Category and No. 11 in the Top Property/Casualty Audit Firms Category in Best’s Review, the insurance news magazine published by A.M. Best Company and Aon’s Ward Benchmarking Solutions.
KENTUCKY
Katz, Sapper & Miller announced the opening of a new office in Louisville, the firm’s fifth location, at 9850 Von Allmen Court, Suite 201.
MARYLAND
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The Maryland Association of CPAs hosted its annual CPA Day in Annapolis on Jan. 24, in which more than 200 CPAs came to the state capital to meet with legislators and discuss issues impacting the profession and their clients. MACPA also launched a new legislative resource center to track bills impacting the profession, available here.
NEW JERSEY
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WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton, released its annual culture video (pictured), this year themed as a talent show but featuring the firm’s usual musical and dance numbers. In conjunction with the video premiere at the firm’s annual State of the Firm event, Withum also launched a new corporate website featuring modern designs and interactive tools. The video can be viewed here.

SAX, Clifton, hosted its second annual Founder’s Award ceremony on Jan. 24, celebrating the work of local nonprofits. Risk management broker Arthur Gallagher & Co. was the event’s community partner and author and business owner Todd Smith served as keynote speaker.

The New Jersey Society of CPAs announced the results of a survey that found 48 percent of the 1,058 responding CPAs said legalizing adult-use marijuana in New Jersey would help the economy, compared to 22 percent who said it would have no impact and 20 percent who said it would hurt the economy. (Read the full story.)
NEW YORK
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Grassi & Co., New York, announced the audit nonprofit partners and staff of Lederer, Levine & Associates, Lyndhurst, N.J., joined the firm, bringing partner Derek Flanagan and four professionals to the firm’s offices in New York City and White Plains.

EisnerAmper, New York, was named to the list of Top Property/Casualty Auditors by Best’s Review, the insurance news magazine published by A.M. Best Company and Aon’s Ward Benchmarking Solutions. The firm ranked fifth on the list, behind the Big Four, and also ranked among the top 25 life insurance auditors.

Friedman, New York, is hosting a breakfast panel discussion about Qualified Opportunity Zones, led by QOZ consulting practice leader Steve Bokiess, other Long Island business leaders, and in partnership with Long Island Business News. The panel discussion will be Feb. 12 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Long Island. More information, and registration, is available here.

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Mineola, announced its support of federal employees affected by the federal government shutdown by offering any furloughed or unpaid critical employee the opportunity to have their 2018 tax return prepared by a participating NCCPAP CPA for a significantly discounted fee. (Read the full story.)

Berdon, New York, launched a new website that was designed to be simple to navigate, and make the latest news and Berdon advisors easier to access.
OHIO
Whalen & Co., Worthington, has joined accounting association CPAmerica.
PENNSYLVANIA
McKonly & Asbury, Hampden Township, announced it now owns 25 percent of the Dale Carnegie Mid-Atlantic franchise, a long-time client of the firm that offers programs in leadership, management development, customer engagement, sales and communication.