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

CALIFORNIA

[IMGCAP(1)]The California Society of CPAs gave Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Modesto, its 2016 Public Service Award for Firms. Employees of Grimbleby Coleman CPAs participated in 1,680 hours of community service in 2015, and serve on the boards of more than 25 local nonprofits, including Love Modesto, the Stanislaus Community Foundation, United Samaritans, Historic State Theatre and Community Hospice. The firm has sponsored more than 60 community-related events in conjunction with Modesto Rotary, the United Way, Salvation Army, the Modesto Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofits. … Intacct, San Jose, was named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area for 2016 for the sixth year in a row by the Bay Area News Group. … Sensiba San Filippo LLP is relocating its Pleasanton office from 4900 Hopyard Road to a new space at 5960 Inglewood Drive, Suite 201. … Twenty volunteers from HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, served on June 26 as part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Sunday Supper program. HMWC volunteers helped prepare food, serve guests at their tables, and organize and provide take-home groceries to guests in need. About 90 guests attended.

 

CONNECTICUT

Filomeno & Co. PC, West Hartford, is marking the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1966 by the late Joseph Filomeno. It has been owned and operated by the Filomeno family for two generations, and is now led by Filomeno’s son, Thomas Filomeno, and principals Tina Faggaini, Mark Piatkowski, Judith E. Saunders and George M. Thomson. The firm will be performing “50 Acts of Kindness” throughout the region to mark the milestone. … BlumShapiro Consulting, West Hartford, a division of Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC, has earned Microsoft Partner Competency in Cloud Platforms, its fifth overall competency recognition from Microsoft


FLORIDA

CPAConnect, a companion association of CPAmerica International, welcomed five new members in 2016: Scalco Johnson Leahy & Dudek CPAs PLLC, in Austin, Texas; Kevin J. Deedy CPA LLC, in Foxboro, Mass.; The Wealth Building CPA, in Beltsville, Md.; DC Anderson & Co. PC, in Irvine, Calif.; and Marshall Vander Linden CPA PLC, in West Des Moines, Iowa. … Thomas Howell Ferguson PA CPAs, Tallahassee, Fla., has joined independent firm association CPAmerica International.


MASSACHUSETTS

Rodman & Rodman PC, Waltham, has rebranded and officially changed its name to Rodman CPAs, and unveiled a new firm graphic identity.
 

NEW YORK

Initial public offering activity in the second quarter saw a healthy increase, but still lags behind 2015 IPO figures, according to new research conducted by CohnReznick LLP. The full study will be available this month at www.cohnreznick.com/capitalformation. … Two thirds (65 percent) of chief executives surveyed acknowledge that the next three years will be more critical for their industries than the past 50, according to a study released today by KPMG LLP. The 400 U.S. CEOs surveyed in the KPMG U.S. CEO Outlook 2016 report did, however, express a high degree of confidence over the longer term.

 

OHIO

Rea & Associates Inc., New Philadelphia, has been named the 2016 Member Firm of the Year by Manufacturing CPAs, a subsidiary of The Rainmaker Alliances.

 

TENNESSEE

Blackburn, Childers & Steagall PLC, Johnson City, has joined the North American Region of PrimeGlobal.


TEXAS

The Texas Society of CPAs is concluding a year-long celebration of its centennial anniversary by holding its annual meeting in Galveston, where its founding members first met. Its 100 Years Strong Campaign has recognized the organization's many milestones over its century of existence. … Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP is opening of a new location in Austin.

 

WISCONSIN

[IMGCAP(2)]Schenck has refreshed its branding and launched a new logo. The firm has created a video highlighting the key features of the new logo and Schenck’s brand personality. 


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