CALIFORNIA
BPM, San Francisco, received Inavero's Best of Accounting Award for the fourth consecutive year, for providing exemplary client service.
CONNECTICUT
BlumShapiro, West Hartford, was named a Gold-Level Healthy Workplace Employer by the Business Council of Fairfield County.
GEORGIA
The Georgia Society of CPAs will host its annual Health Care Conference on Friday, Feb. 22, in Atlanta. For more information, visit the society web site. or call the CPE Department at (800) 330-8889, opt. 3
INDIA
Andersen Global collaborating firm Nangia Advisors has opened new offices in Bengaluru and Pune.
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INDIANA
Rootworks, Bloomington, announced the schedule for its Modern Firm Partner Forums, a series of day-and-a-half events led by Darren Root that offer accounting firm leaders education across all of the key areas of firm transformation. The dates and locations are:
● May 14-15, 2019, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;
● June 20-21, 2019, in Chicago;
● July 11-12, 2019, in Boston';
● Aug. 1-2, 2019, in San Diego; and
● Sept. 19-20, 2019, in Dallas.
To register, visit modernfirmpartnerforum.com.

Grant Thornton has given $3 million to Indiana University to establish the Grant Thornton Institute of Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, in inter-disciplinary unit spanning the school's Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. (See the full story.)
MISSOURI
Anders CPAs & Advisors was named one of the Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal for the fifth consecutive year.
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NEVADA
Prager Metis CPAs has opened an office in Las Vegas, its first in Nevada, at 8250 W. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100.
Oasis nonprofit in New Jersey honored by CPA firm Sax
NEW JERSEY
Sax, Clifton, held its second annual Founder's Award ceremony, celebrating local nonprofits and awarding one, Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children (pictured), a $15,000 unrestricted gift for its efforts. Two runners-up — The Jed Foundation and Home Sharing Inc. — will receive 40 volunteer hours and 25 volunteer hours, respectively. The firm's not-for-profit practice solicited essay and video submissions from nearly 150 nonprofits, which were judged by five independent judges.

Prager Metis CPAs has moved its Hackensack office to a larger space at 401 Hackensack Avenue, 4th Floor.

CPA Associates International, Glen Rock, announced its officers for 2019: Paul K. Rudoy, managing partner of H2R CPA, will serve as chair; Jeffrey J. Vroman, managing partner of The Vroman Group, as chairman-elect; Scott E. Bush, a shareholder at Soukup, Bush & Associates, as treasurer; and Mary L. Lynch, a partner at Haefele, Flanagan & Co., as secretary. The association also named a number of directors: Jeffrey Anzovino, Frank Hayes, Judith M. Scarborough, Paul P. Scholz and James B. Wagoner.
Crowe on Fortune 100 Best Firms to Work for 2019
NEW YORK
The National Conference of CPA Practitioners is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a number of ways. Besides launching a series of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards to recognize influential and longstanding members, the group is also offering a discounted annual membership price of $125 to new members. For more information, email them.

A number of accounting firms were named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, including Plante Moran (No. 21), Deloitte (No. 26), EY (No. 34), KPMG (No. 36), PwC (No. 44) and Crowe (pictured; No. 68). Also on the list were software developer Intuit (No. 24), tax firm Ryan (No. 52) and consultants Accenture (No. 61)

EisnerAmper was named Best Global Accounting Firm for the third year in a row at Hedgeweek's Global Service Providers Awards. Separately, the firm published "Qualified Opportunity Funds: A Guide for Real Estate Investors," a free resource that is available here.

PwC has added the tax team of Synchrony to its Insourced Solutions for Tax practice.

The Albany and Rochester offices of The Bonadio Group raised $7,000 for their local Habitat for Humanity organizations as part of the Upstate New York Construction Summit series held by the firm's construction division.
PENNSYLVANIA
Kreischer Miller, Horsham, has launched a number of new work-life integration programs, including customizable core hours, a new parental leave leave policy, alternative work arrangements, counseling and mentoring, and personalized growth paths.
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TEXAS
PKF Texas, Houston, and the Leading Edge Alliance have released the results of their third annual National Manufacturing and Insights Survey, which surveyed over 350 participants in a range of industries. To access the survey, visit their website.

Bill.com announced plans to open a 25,000-square-foot office in Houston.
VIRGINIA
The National Society of Accountants has begun accepting applications for its 2019-2020 academic scholarships. (See the full story.)
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WISCONSIN
Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting Inc., Brookfield, was named the No. 1 JobOps/Sage 100cloud Manufacturing solution provider for the thirteenth year in a row. "Our strong team of consultants, along with our Sage alliance partners have been critical to this success," said president Joseph Jenders (pictured).