ILLINOIS

BDO, Chicago, has been named a Preferred Implementer of CCH Global Integrator, a Web-based solution for global data collection and consolidation, tax provisioning and tax reporting from CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.

 

MAINE

As part of celebrating its 37th anniversary of its founding in 1974, Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, Portland, has rebranded itself BerryDunn, with a new logo. Its management and IT consulting practice will also be known by the new BerryDunn name, and the former BDMP Wealth Management is now BerryDunn Wealth Management.

 

MICHIGAN

Plante & Moran PLLC has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms for Women by the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Women's Society of CPAs. Firms were ranked on the range, depth and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women's success, especially at mid-level and above. Separately, the firm announced that it has joined with the NewNorth Center in launching a study to gauge the strength in innovation of companies in the Midwest with a 35-question survey. The findings are due to be released in a white paper later in the summer. For more information, to view or participate in the survey, visit http://innovationquotientsurvey.com

 

NEW JERSEY

Friedman LLP has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz, ranking No. 12 among large companies.

 

OHIO

Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, has received a Patriot Award from the National Guard Bureau and the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, in recognition of its support for employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve. Doug Lundblad, a client network engineer with the firm's Technology Services Group, serves as first sergeant for Company B, 1st-145th Armor Regiment of the Ohio Army National Guard. ... The Ohio CPA Foundation, Columbus, the charitable affiliate of the Ohio Society of CPAs, has awarded $36,900 in regional scholarships to 29 accounting majors across Ohio. The Akron/Canton Scholarship Fund ($1,300) went to Molly Hanzie of Malone University; the Cincinnati Scholarship Fund ($1,000 each) to Anthony Saxton of Xavier University, and Kelly Borman, Omolara McCloud, and Elizabeth Van Vactor of the University of Cincinnati; the Cleveland Scholarship Fund ($1,000 each) to Rebecca Simmons and Carolyn Grindon of Case Western Reserve University, Lisa Riley of Baldwin-Wallace College, Tony Patton of Cleveland State University, and Christopher Church of John Carroll University; the Columbus Scholarship Fund (from $1,000 to $1,500 each) to Raed Yaish and Britt Sowers of Franklin University, Ainsley Bodi of Ohio University, and Matthew Norman of Shawnee State University; the Dayton Scholarship Fund (from $1,000 to $1,500) to Sarah McCormick and Shelby Elking of the University of Dayton; the Lima Area Scholarship Fund (from $500 to $1,000) to Alyssa Moran of the University of Findlay, Meredith Comer of Riverside High School, and Walter Moses of Liberty-Benton High School; the Mahoning Valley Scholarship Fund ($1,300) to Kirsten Mihalko of Youngstown State University; the Miami Valley Scholarship Fund (from $600 to $1,200) to Aart den Hoed and Adam Hinkle of Miami University, Daffaney Combs and Nicole Goulding of Miami University - Middletown Campus, and Rachel Rogers of Miami University - Hamilton Campus; the North Central Scholarship Fund ($1,000) to Kaylee Clark of Ashland University; the Springfield Scholarship Fund ($1,500) to Jared Edwards of Southeastern High School; and the Toledo Scholarship Fund ($1,500 each) to Katie Luthman and Jacob Nix of Bowling Green State University. In addition, top regional scholarship recipients participated in the foundation's 11th annual Scholarship Day competition. The candidates were Clark, den Hoed, McCormick, Saxton, Simmons and Yaish, with den Hoed taking home first-place honors and an award of $3,000, and Yaish taking second-place honors and $1,500. For more information about the foundation's scholarship program, contact Karen West at kwest@ohio-cpa.com or (614) 764-2727 ext. 344.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

ParenteBeard LLC, Philadelphia, has launched a sustainability practice to work with clients to establish sustainability initiatives. The new practice is led by Cynthia Wollman, who joins the firm from CRW Graphics, where she served as vice president of new business development.

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