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


Hood & Strong LLP, San Francisco, was named a 2016 Best Accounting Firm for Leadership Equity by the Accounting MOVE Project. (See the story.) 



BlumShapiro, West Hartford, has received a 2016 When Work Works Award from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.


Sikich LLP, Naperville, has been named to the 9th Annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition for 2016, ranking in the top 25 percent of the world’s top managed service providers.



The Indiana CPA Society’s CPA Center of Excellence has received a 2016 'Power of A' Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives. The awards showcase how associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kickstart innovation and improve world conditions.


Mize Houser & Co. PA, Overland Park, is marking the 60th anniversary of the firms founding by Bob Mize and Ralph Houser on July 1, 1956. With locations in Overland Park, Topeka and Lawrence, the firm now has more than 225 employees. It plans a number of events to celebrate, including a firm picnic and a variety of charitable activities.


Partners and managers from Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, along with their guests, participated in the firm’s Annual Charity Fishing Challenge, which was held in conjunction with the 35th Annual Pro-Am Fishing Tournament in Chesapeake. CBM entered two boats into the tournament. … Nonprofit software developer Grants Management Systems Inc., Kensington, is partnering with HR consultant Drake Maynard and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Government Professor Diane M. Juffras to host a live webinar, “The New FLSA Overtime Rules Become Final: What Are They, How Will They Affect Your Organization and How to Deal with the Changes,” on Wednesday, July 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Click here for more information or to register, or call (800) 933-3501 ext. 420. … KatzAbosch has been selected to join the Approved Auditor List for Washington, D.C., public charter schools for fiscal year 2016 by the Auditor Review Committee.


Nisivoccia LLP, Mt. Arlington, received the Best Company Special Promotion Award at the 32nd Annual Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association's Awards of Excellence event. Nisivoccia’s winning Special Promotion was its "Our Clients Finish Strong" campaign, which was centered around two walk/run events in Fall 2015 and consisted of giveaway sneaker wallets that included the firm’s name and logo.


CohnReznick LLP donated a total of $150,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation at its 25th Anniversary Charity Golf Invitational. (See the story.) Separately, the firm announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Innovation Lab, located in the firm’s New York City headquarters. … The Bonadio Group announced the implementation of a three-year leadership-succession plan. (See the story.)… Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP has been named to AdvisoryHG News’ 2016 list of the top 12 accounting firms in New York City. … Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business hosted its sixth annual Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program, which aims to introduce minority high school juniors to the accounting profession, with the New York State Society of CPAs. (See the story.) … Marcum LLP announced its first annual Marcum Women’s Forum, “Safe And Sound: Smart Choices for Savvy Women,” for Sept. 26, 2016, in New York City. The event will focus on personal security and health issues for high-net-worth and executive women, with environmental activist Erin Brockovich delivering the keynote address.


Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill, has received a When Work Works Award from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.


Scott and Co. LLC, Columbia and Grenville, has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina for the fifth consecutive year by SC Biz News, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.



Blue & Co. LLC has moved its Dallas office to a new downtown location at 1701 N. Market St., Suite 200. It will share the space with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PC.


Dixon Hughes Goodman has been named a finalist for SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for the second year. The program recognizes companies that demonstrate a commitment to their employees through health and wellness programs.


Wipfli LLP, Milwaukee, has been named one of the top 200 Microsoft partners in the U.S. by Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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