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Two firms rebrand, Hood & Strong marks 100 years with a Bay Area event, and a collection of other news from across the country.
CALIFORNIA
Haskell & White, Irvine, announced a series of branding improvements to update the firm’s look and feel and enhance the website’s functionality. The firm modernized its logo, switching colors from burgundy to a softer blue and gray, and updated the website with new features like a client access portal and in-depth recruiting platform.

BlackLine, Los Angeles, was named among the country’s Best Workplaces in Technology by Fortune magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work, earning the No. 15 spot on the list of small and medium-sized companies in the U.S.

Hood & Strong, San Francisco, is marking its 100th anniversary and celebrating the milestone February 8 in a San Francisco-themed event with more than 200 business, community and civic leaders and other Bay Area companies who have reached their centennial.
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GEORGIA
Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta, signed with PKF International to rejoin the global network of independent firms. Frazier & Deeter has offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

Mauldin & Jenkins, Atlanta, has joined PrimeGlobal as a member firm in the association’s North American region. Mauldin & Jenkins has offices in Atlanta, Macon, Birmingham, Ala., Bradenton, Fla., and Chattanooga, Tenn.
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ILLINOIS
RSM, Chicago, provided nine employees from across the nation with $10,000 each and nine paid-time-off days to fulfill their dreams through the firm’s 90-90-9: Pursue Your Passion program. The program recognizes the firm’s 90th anniversary in 2016 by encouraging employees to apply for a chance to pursue their passions with monetary support and time off from the firm. The nine employees are manager Amanda Brown in Harrisburg, Penn., senior associate Jay Brown in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, manager Sarah Greyer in Tampa, Fla., administrative assistant Patti Leonard in Greensboro, N.C., senior associate Kyle McNamara in Las Vegas, associate Danielle Montes in San Antonio, senior associate Shelley Moreno in Los Angeles, associate Hunter Pearson in Gaithersburg, Md., and associate Nathaniel Rubin in Atlanta.
LOUISIANA
Postlethwaite & Netterville unveiled a new corporate brand identity featuring a new logo, tagline and redesigned website. The logo includes a symbol combining the letters “P&N” to represent a unified whole of the firm’s staff.
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MASSACHUSETTS
Rodman CPAs, Boston and Waltham, held a winter clothing drive for children in need to support nonprofit Cradles to Crayons’ “Gear Up for Winter” program. The firm delivered more than 40 winter items to Cradles to Crayons, which provides children living in low-income and homeless situations with essential items.
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MISSOURI
Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, worked with Stacy Taubman, owner of RISE Collaborative Workspace, on her pitch for the second annual St. Louis Business Journal’s Catapult Competition, which earned her $10,000 in technology services from MasterCard. Members of Andres CPAs + Advisors’s women’s initiative helped RISE with accounting, marketing and technology issues, and to set up its nonprofit arm, RISE Society, which provides scholarships to young female students. Taubman’s pitch was presented to more than 1,000 women, who awarded her the prize of technology services, at St. Louis Business Journal’s Women’s Conference on January 27.
NEW JERSEY
WithumSmith+Brown was named the auditor of record on the two largest Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, GTY Technology Holdings Inc. and Conyers Park Acquisition Corp.
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NEW YORK
UHY and the Center for Disability Services hosted New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino and New York Giants running back Paul Perkins at the 57th annual Center for Disability Services Telethon in Albany. The firm also donated $48,500 to the Center for Disability Services during the telethon.
TENNESSEE
Confirmation.com, Brentwood, won two technology awards at the 8th annual Nashville Technology Council Awards ceremony. President and founder Brian Fox won Innovator of the Year and the company won Technology Company of the Year.
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TEXAS
Ryan, Dallas, was named one of the best workplaces in Texas by Fortune magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work.
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VIRGINIA
Bloomberg BNA’s flagship BNA Fixed Assets Web solution was named a gold-level One Planet winner in the Most Innovative Product of the Year category and a bronze-level Best in Biz winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year – Software category. Ken Crutchfield, vice president of software products, was also recognized as a gold-level One Planet winner in the Technology Executive of the Year category for his management of the BNA family of tax and accounting software products.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Center for Audit Quality was awarded the Communication Innovation Award for 2017 by the Public Affairs Council, honoring the CAQ’s leadership role in the auditing profession’s second annual #AuditorProud social media campaign. The award recognizes outstanding communications initiatives that excel in creativity, inclusiveness, innovation and organizational relevance.
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WISCONSIN
Wipfli, Milwaukee, was honored with a 2017 Abila President’s Circle Award, recognizing high-performing Abila partners with a commitment to clients and that have experienced business success and growth.