ALABAMA
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Warren Averett, Birmingham, sponsored a team of employees to travel to Rwanda in partnership with Compassion international. (Read the full story.)
ANGOLA
Oliveira & Associados, Luanda, entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
CALIFORNIA
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Armanino, San Ramon, received Inavero’s "Best of Accounting" Award in client satisfaction for the third year in a row, based on the firm’s Net Promoter Score for customer satisfaction.
FLORIDA
Pivot CPAs, Ponte Vedra, was named one of Jacksonville’s Best Places to Work by the Jacksonville Business Journal, as well as being named the recipient of the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce Award for Community Involvement.
ILLINOIS
Mary T. Washington Wylie banner on LaSalle Street in Chicago
The Illinois CPA Society and the city of Chicago are marking the 75th anniversary of when the first African-American woman became a CPA in the U.S., Mary T. Washington Wylie, who became a CPA in 1943. To honor the anniversary of her becoming a CPA, Chicago officially declared Sunday, September 30, as Mary T. Washington Wylie Day throughout the city. (Read the full story.)
KENTUCKY
Dean Dorton Technology, Lexington, became a member of the 2018 Sage Intacct President’s Club, recognizing top-performing channel partners.
MICHIGAN
Polk & Associates, Bingham Farms, announced a merger and subsequent hiring of Ken Perlin and his staff of Kircshner, Hutton, Perlin.
MISSOURI
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BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, launched a new website, with improved navigation and search-engine optimization, to better serve clients.
NEW JERSEY
Sax, Clifton, announced the seventh annual 4-Miler at Garrett Mountain benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J., which will be held in Woodland Park October 6. The firm facilitates the annual family-friendly run/walk event.

Prager Metis CPAs opened a third office in the state, located in Hackensack.
OHIO
Wealth management firm Sequoia Financial Group, Akron, announced it will merge in LJPR Financial Advisors, a financial advisor and wealth management firm in Troy, Michigan.
TENNESSEE
Willis Boatner Pugh, Nashville, was accepted as a member of the National CPA Health Care Advisors Association, a nationwide association of CPA firms and healthcare advisors that provide specialized accounting, tax and consulting services to the health care industry.
VIRGINIA
SSi Consulting, Vienna, became a member of the 2018 Sage Intacct President’s Club, recognizing top-performing channel partners.