Ann Starr has signed a franchise agreement with accounting services provider BookKeeping Express to open the first Bookkeeping Express office in California, in Roseville, to serve the Sacramento area, including Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin and Folsom.



Community CPA & Associates Inc., Des Moines, has received the Greater Des Moines Partnership's 2011 Diversity Award for small business.



Brown Smith Wallace LLC has acquired more than 4,500 square feet of office space in Glen Carbon. The expansion builds off the 2009 acquisition of Qualified Plan Services of Highland, IL, by Benefit Plans Plus, a BSW affiliate.



Kreinces Rollins & Shanker LLC, Rochelle Park, have been one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the Small/Medium Category by NJBiz and Best Companies Group. ... Wiss & Co. LLP, Livingston, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by NJBiz and Best Companies Group. In addition, the firm was named a Best Company to Work For in New York for the first time by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, the Business Council of New York and Best Companies Group.



Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, New York City, recently hosted a delegation of 20 Chinese business leaders and government officials here to learn about finance operations, management accounting practices, development, and partnership opportunities. The delegation was organized by the Institute of Management Accountants.



Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has been named a 2011 Biggest Green Plus Mover of the Year by the Institute for Sustainable Development for its efforts to promote environmentally friendly practices internally and throughout the community. In addition to going paperless and reducing its resource use, in recent years the firm has launched a staff-led recycling program; sustainability-topic lunch-and-learns; an Earth Day awareness event; monthly green e-mails; and Green Monster awards for staff members.



Holbrook & Manter CPAs, with offices in Columbus, Dublin, Marion and Marysville, has joined PKF North America, bringing the association to 96 members. H&M was founded in 1919.

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