ECUADOR
Auditores Externos Varela & Patiño, Guayaquil, was accepted as a member firm of BKR International.
FLORIDA
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Pensacola, announced it achieved more than 1,944 additional community service hours three months ahead of schedule for 2019, which marks the firm’s 75th year in business.
ILLINOIS
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The Illinois CPA Society is seeking applicants for its next Mary T. Washington Wyle Internship Preparation Program, held Jan. 6-8, 2020, in Chicago. The application, which can be found here, has a deadline of Nov. 11.
NEW JERSEY
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Members of Traphagen Financial Group, Oradell, participated in the Lee National Denim Day Fundraiser created by Lee Jeans, with participants wearing denim in exchange for a $5 donation to the fundraiser.
NEW YORK
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UHY Advisors opened a new office (pictured) on Long Island, located at 58 South Service Road, Suite 115, in Melville.

The American Institute of CPAs, New York, announced the 36 graduates of the 2019 AICPA Leadership Academy. (Read the full story.) The AICPA also granted fellowships to 25 minority doctoral students as part of the Minority Doctoral Fellowship program. (Read the full story.)

Marks Paneth, New York, will be honored by the Human Services Council of New York at its 2019 Changemakers of New York Gala Dec. 10, recognizing leaders and organizations that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to supporting New York nonprofits.

CohnReznick, New York, was named Best Fund Accounting Firm in the Private Equity Wire USA Awards 2019, presented at the organization’s annual ceremony in New York on Sept. 25.
PENNSYLVANIA
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RKL, Lancaster, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for the third consecutive year.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (pictured), Lancaster, was also recognized as a Best Place to Work for the fourth consecutive year by the Best Places to Work in PA awards program.
TEXAS
Crowe opened its first office in Houston, the firm’s 41st office, downtown at 405 Main Street, Suite 400A.