The American Bankers Association has renewed its exclusive endorsement of the governance, risk and compliance management services of Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago. Crowe currently provides these services to more than 500 financial institutions nationally.



RubinBrown, St. Louis, released its annual Country Club Statistical Analysis. Compiled from the responses of 14 St. Louis clubs in the metropolitan area, the report is available on the firm's Web site.



Cynthia F. Lowe, CPA, ABV, CFF, has formed Lowe Valuation & Accounting Services, Jackson, to help the legal community and their clients with litigation support, business valuation, and forensic accounting services. The firm will also offer settlement negotiations and economic mediation, fraud and financial investigations, as well as expert witness testimony for matrimonial and civil litigation matters.



KPMG LLP, New York City, announced that it will offer to its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender partners and employees tax offsets for additional federal and state tax costs incurred when they pay for same-sex domestic partners' medical benefits. Separately, KPMG International released Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, a study of 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth over the next two decades.



Clark Nuber, Bellevue, was named one of seven private employers to win a 2012 Better Workplace Award from the Association of Washington Business.

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