CALIFORNIA

Gumbiner Savett Inc. has agreed to sponsor the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

DJIBOUTI

HLB International has signed a new member in Djibouti: Alephe Consulting. Alephe Consulting provides audit, tax and corporate finance services and in addition to Djibouti covers Somalia and Somaliland.

MISSOURI

BKD Wealth Advisors will sponsor the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge tournament, which will be held April 22 - 26, 2015, in Ridgedale, Mo.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur headquartered in Lebanon, N.H., has joined the accounting association of for independent firms, CPAmerica International.

MARYLAND

KatzAbosch is hosting its first Construction & Real Estate Bootcamp in partnership with Maryland Construction Network. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel Baltimore North to begin at 9:30 AM. This Bootcamp is designed to bring together industry experts from the construction and real estate sectors to include general contractors, subcontractors, building owners, developers, architects, engineers, suppliers, financial and legal professionals, and consultants. Event admission is free and will qualify for up to 5 hours of Continued Professional Education credits. For more information on speakers and topics, head to the firm's EventBrite page.

NEW YORK

PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2015 report. The report assesses the capabilities and business strategy of consulting firms with global scale, positioning them according to IDC MarketScape analysis and buyer perceptions. … Gettry Marcus CPA is celebrating is one year anniversary of becoming a North American member firm of the international network TGS-Global. … KPMG launched an advertising campaign featuring Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis. The campaign is centered around the advancement, development and empowerment of women in business and the sport of golf. The campaign – which includes two television commercials titled “Glass Ceilings” and “The Usual?” – lead into the inaugural KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and groundbreaking KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June. … According to new research conducted by CohnReznick LLP, after multiple quarters of continued and sustained growth, the number of initial public offerings in the United States dropped by 57 percent over the same period in 2014.Through March 20, 2015, only 32 IPOs priced, compared to 74 in Q1 2014. The decrease in IPO activity was particularly felt among middle market companies (companies with market caps between $10 million and $2 billion post IPO) which saw only 27 IPOs in Q1 2015, compared to 62 in Q1 2014. Moreover, if annual IPO activity continues at the Q1 pace, the United States is on track to tally only 135 IPOs in 2015 and stands to lose more than 140,000 jobs as a result. The full study and research will be released later this month and will be available at www.cohnreznick.com/capitalformation.

OHIO

CBIZ has been named America's Best Employer in the consulting and accounting industry by Forbes magazine. The list, the first of its kind for Forbes, is based on a survey of over 20,000 anonymous respondents from across the country.

TEXAS

The Weaver Private Foundation named Feed the Children as the Charity of Choice for the fiscal year 2014-15. The Foundation contributed a total of $50,000 to the organization in conjunction with local partner agencies in Texas communities where Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, has offices. More than 115 Weaver employees volunteered approximately 575 hours at four locations throughout Texas to help distribute food for local Feed the Children partner agencies.

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