ILLINOIS

As the international BDO network celebrates its 50th anniversary, the network has introduced ‘BDO 50 for 50’ - a global campaign that encourages the network's independent member firms to donate at least 50 hours of professional or practical assistance to charities and community organizations in their local communities. The international network celebrated its 50th anniversary at its recently concluded annual conference in Hamburg and has recognized 39 member firms that have donated their valuable time to worthwhile charitable and social causes as part of the 50 for 50 initiatives.  BDO USA's "Week of Service", which positively impacted communities across the country through more than 2000 hours of donated time, was one of the member firm initiatives recognized by the network for going above and beyond the stated goal.

MARYLAND

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. has opened a new office in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

MISSOURI

Stone Carlie & Company LLC has partnered with Clearwater Compliance, and a faculty of HIPAA experts, to St. Louis for a one day HIPAA Compliance BootCamp on Wednesday, December 11 at the Ritz Carlton. The BootCamp will provide an intensive educational experience focused on HIPAA-HITECH regulations.

NEW YORK

WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group, in conjunction with Reed Smith LLP and Oppenheimer, hosted “Clearing the Hurdles of Cross-Border Transactions,” an interactive presentation on the challenges of multi-jurisdictional financing transactions and cross-border mergers & acquisitions on Oct. 30, 2013 at Reed Smith’s office in New York. … Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte P.C. has been named to Albany's Best Places To Work by the Albany Business Review. … Ten tax and audit experts from Dannible & McKee LLP from Syracuse, will offer education presentations at its 36th Annual Tax and Financial Planning Conference. Attendees will learn about the most recent tax, accounting, and financial changes facing businesses and individuals this year and provide them with key year-end strategies. It is a complimentary conference. Registration is required. The conference will take place on Nov. 7, 2013 from 12pm to 5 pm. Reach out to Jill Richmond, marketing director, (315) 472-9127 x137, jrichmond@dmcpas.com, for more information. … – PwC US released a new edition of Managing Your Wealth: Guide to Tax and Wealth Management, to help high-net-worth individuals, families, and business owners better understand and play an active role in growing and preserving their wealth. Managing Your Wealth is available for free download at www.pwc.com/us/pfs, and through the recently launched PwC 365™ app. … Marcum LLP, New York, has won three LEA Edge Awards. The firm took home awards for Outstanding Marketing Initiative, New Frontiers Innovation and Outstanding Community Service.

OHIO

Walthall, Drake & Wallace moved up four spots to the 17th largest accounting firm in Northeast Ohio according to Crain’s Cleveland Business. … Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, is celebrating 75 years of delivering service to its clients, representing a wide-range of industries. Founded in 1938, the firm was started by Richard C. Rea after the Great Depression, when he realized there was a great need for accounting and financial services.

OREGON

The Portland office of KPMG LLP has donated 375 children's books to the library at Lowrie Primary School in an effort to promote literacy, inclusion and respect.

PENNSYLVANIA

Schneider Downs has moved into a new 46,546-square-foot corporate headquarters, located in One PPG Place in Downtown Pittsburgh. … According to a recent KPMG LLP survey, Philadelphia's venture capital community expects an increase in venture capital IPO activity and venture investment in 2014, and the vast majority are raising capital or planning for growth. Click here for an in depth look into the findings. … The Union League of Philadelphia will welcome corporate tax advisors and a number of nationally recognized speakers for the 24th Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference. The two day conference, held November 6-7th, will cover hot issues in tax policy, with panels addressing everything from employee benefits and ethics to tax enforcement and corporate tax.

RHODE ISLAND

LGC+D launched a new website. You can visit their site at www.lgcd.com.

WASHINGTON D.C.

In a new article in American University’s Kogod Now, a quarterly research magazine published by the Kogod School of Business, the emerging field of forensic accounting is explored. A link to the article is provided here. … KPMG LLP kicked off a nationwide "Reading Relay" today on National Family Literacy Day to commemorate the fifth anniversary of KPMG's Family for Literacy program.

WISCONSIN

Wipfli LLP has launched Manufacturing Tomorrow, a regular news service provided by its manufacturing and technology experts. The new daily Manufacturing Tomorrow Blog features a short, concise collection of innovation and technology news, ideas and analysis specifically for the manufacturing industry.

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