BrightLine CPAs & Associates Inc., Tampa, has become the first CPA firm to be accredited to perform ISO 27001 certifications, certifying conformance with the international standard for information security management systems.



Maine- and New Hampshire-based Baker Newman & Noyes LLC has opened a Boston office at One Financial Center, with the hiring of senior manager John Redmond, formerly of Ernst & Young, who has been joined by a group of BNN professionals, including principals from the other offices.



Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., Cherry Hill, sponsored the South Jersey Young Professionals Association's second annual Halo Ball, which raised $90,000 for the Salvation Army to support the Ray and Joan Kroc Center. ... Sharpe, Kawam, Carmosino & Co. LLC, Boonton Township, has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz and the Best Companies Group.



WTP Advisors, White Plains, has entered into nine new affiliations with tax and accounting consultancy firms in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain,



Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, sponsored the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women's Champion Awards, which recognize people and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the local commercial real estate industry.



The San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs has received the Texas Credit Union League Focus Award for its financial literacy efforts, including its Operation Home Front Village, which serves military families who are being medically retired. ... David Busbee has signed a franchise agreement with Bookkeeping Express to open an office in Houston serving the Inner Loop and Galleria areas. The new office will officially open in May 2011 and will be the brand's second in the area.

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