Armanino forms charitable giving arm; Plante Moran partners with the Detroit Lions; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
Armanino's offices
Armanino, San Ramon, announced the formation of a charitable giving arm, the Armanino Foundation, created to empower its staff to impact community-based charities by matching each staff contribution two-to-one. In its first round of funding, the firm awarded $20,000 in grants to seven organizations in its communities.
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Tampa, announced that Reingruber & Co., of St. Petersburg and with an affiliate in Nashville, Tenn., has merged with the firm. Claudia Reingruber joins the firm’s office as a shareholder, along with her team of health care consultants.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.
The Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis, conducted a poll that found that a majority of nearly 50 CPAs who serve as chief financial officers for their businesses were either moderately or very optimistic about the prospects for economic growth over the next six to 12 months.
Baker Newman Noyes, Boston, made its debut on the Boston Business Journal’s list of the Largest Accounting Firms in Massachusetts.
Plante Moran entered into a multiyear partnership with the Detroit Lions that gives the firm exclusive naming rights to the terrace suites being built as part of the New Ford Field renovation project, and names the firm as the official tax, audit, consulting and public accounting firm of the Detroit Lions.
Mendoza & Asociados, Panama City, joined the Latin America and Caribbean Region of global association PrimeGlobal.
Downtown Nashville early in the morning
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, is revisiting its Being a Difference Award program by creating the “Bill Daniels Being a Difference” award program, sponsored by the Daniels Fund and recognizing leaders who establish a reputation for “being a difference,” by leading their businesses and communities. The CPT will annually award up to four individuals with the award, which is awarded based on the eight ethical business principles the late entrepreneur Bill Daniels used as guidance. The CPT encourages candidate nominations by June 15, 2017, to be considered for the next class of honorees, by visiting thecpt.org/awards.
Dallas skyline
Salmon Sims Thomas Accountants & Consultants, Dallas, were featured in the book Your Company Culture Ecosystem, by Kristin Robertson, based on a case study contributed by partner and CEO Bill Sims.

Goldin Peiser & Peiser, Dallas, was listed, for the second year in a row, as the 20th largest accounting firm in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal, which publishes an annual ranking of local regional, national and international firms with offices in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Wall Einhorn & Chernitzer hosted its first WEC Spirit Week over busy season, kicking it off on a Saturday with Pajama Day, followed by a “punny” goody bag on Monday and “Pi Day” pizzas and pies on Tuesday, March 14. The rest of the weeks activities included a BBQ luncheon on Wednesday, a lunch and learn on healthy eating Thursday, and a St. Patrick’s Day “Best Dressed in Green” contest Friday that includes a surprise in-office happy hour.