A roundup of recent expansions, additions, new services and other news from firms across the country.


NSBN LLP CPAs & Business Consultants, Los Angeles, supported the Concern Foundation as the beneficiary of its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held in November 2015. The firm has raised over $1 million over 23 years, and will hold its 24th annual charity tournament on November 14.


BlumShapiro, West Hartford, was named the Best Accountant or CPA Firm in the 2016 Hartford Magazine Readers Poll. Over 150,000 votes were cast in various categories for the 13th annual poll.



Skoda Minotti has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.



The Illinois CPA Society held its Jumpstart to Accounting event on Friday, April 22, drawing in over 150 accounting students from 25 colleges and universities. … Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, has unveiled a new brand platform: “Smart decisions today. Lasting value tomorrow.” The firm used global branding agency Siegel+Gale to assist with the rebranding, and created the new brand based on market research and an analysis of the firm’s culture, including its management philosophy, core values and vision, as well as existing client and people engagement feedback. The brand platform will be rolled out throughout 2016 with an updated Web site, marketing collateral and thought leadership with messaging and imagery that supports the new brand. The firm’s logo and core purpose, “Building Value with Values,” remain the same. … Plante Moran, Chicago, announced a new executive series titled “History Repeats Itself. Will You Be Ready?” The five-part series, which began on May 26, includes 30-minute weekly webcasts offering conversation with firm managing partner Gordon Krater and other Plante Moran experts. Each session in the series will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time. There is no charge to attend the webcasts, although prior registration is required. For more information or to register for one or more sessions, visit executives.plantemoran.com. … Grant Thornton LLP will serve as the Official Professional Services Partner for the Tony Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The firm will tabulate the nominations, voting and results for 2016. The awards will be given on June 12.


Boomer Consulting Inc., Manhattan, announced new positions for its Executive Leadership Team. (See the story here.)


Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP, Louisville, has joined the North American Region of firm association PrimeGlobal.



The Growth Partnership is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Rosenberg Survey. For more information, visit www.rosenbergsurveys.com. … RubinBrown, St. Louis, announced a number of senior leadership changes. (See the story here.) … KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, has received a 2016 Business Class Award from the Springfield Business Journal. The awards recognize 10 companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation, and community involvement.



KRS CPAs LLC, Paramus, has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ.



Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted officially thanked Ohio CPAs for their role in helping to drive business in every industry in Ohio. He spoke at the kick off of Advance, a new Ohio Society of CPAs program that explores challenges and trends in today’s increasingly global business environment.


BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Odey Asset Management and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank have joined the International Accounting Standards Boards’ Investors in Financial Reporting program, which was established in 2014 to increase the board’s engagement with the investment community.

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