BlumShapiro will partner for the third consecutive year with Christian Community Action to provide Thanksgiving day meals to more than 2,000 families and seniors in New Haven. The BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community Action is a community wide, hands-on program that will collect non-perishable food items for distribution to families and seniors right before Thanksgiving Day. Financial contributions in support of the food collection campaign will also be accepted.


Cross, Fernandez & Riley LLP has been named one of the Top Accounting Firms in Florida by Florida Trend magazine. C/F/R was ranked 19th and this is the fifth consecutive year that the firm has made the list. The entire Top Accounting Firms list appears in the October issue of Florida Trend magazine, "The Money Issue", as a part of the magazine's monthly TopRank column. The rankings are determined by the number of Florida professionals at each firm.


Wolters Kluwer, CCH release CCH IntelliConnect Browser Search, the newest enhancement for users of the award-winning IntelliConnect research platform. The new feature streamlines popular Internet search engines with the premier tax and accounting content available on IntelliConnect, providing simpler and faster access to the broadest range of information in a single step. CCH IntelliConnect Browser Search users enjoy the added advantage of blending the relevancy and expert focus of trusted information with the simplicity and inclusiveness of a regular browser search.


Institute of Management Accountants is accepting entries for the 2015 Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition now through January 26, 2015. Full submission details are available here. The competition, sponsored jointly by the IMA Committee on Ethics and IMA’s Professor-in-Residence, Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, works to develop and distribute teaching cases focused on business ethics, with a specific application to management accounting and finance issues. It’s open to accounting and finance academics as well as practitioners, and joint submissions are encouraged.


The US IPO market continued to demonstrate significant investor interest in initial public offerings in the third quarter of 2014. While the volume of IPOs slightly declined, proceeds reached $38.1 billion, and the pace of companies entering the IPO registration process continued to exceed prior year levels, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly survey by PwC US of IPOs listed on U.S. stock exchanges. Interest in new equity issues remains healthy heading into the fourth quarter, although investors have become more cautious as they evaluate various global macroeconomic and geopolitical issues. … Gettry Marcus PC was named the winner of the HIA-LI Business Achievement Award in the small business category.


RubinBrown plans to open an office suite in the coming weeks in St. Louis’ new Cambridge Innovation Center. Located in the CORTEX innovation district, CIC initially is home to 21 startup, emerging and industry leading companies. … Stone Carlie is hosting its annual Halloween party. The firm will have trickery treats, witches brew and fiendish food, while our devilish decorations, creative costumes and goofy games will no doubt put you in the Halloween mood.

  • When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 9 am — Noon
  • Where: Stone Carlie, 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, Clayton, MO. 63105
  • RSVP: Laura Lancia — or 314.889.1108


Angelo Bolcato, a partner at Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP, will be teaming up with Robert Charlton, a partner at Nisivoccia LLP, to host a seminar on how to manage and protect your real estate on October 17 from 8:30-11:00 am at Nisivoccia LLP in Mount Arlington, NJ.


GBQ Consulting has outgrown the current space in Ft. Washington and Mt. Laurel and has
consolidated offices and relocated to downtown Philadelphia at 1515 Market Street, Suite 802, Philadelphia, Penn.


National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka hosts its 37th Annual Tax and Business Seminar on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, Texas, 77042. Advance registration is $135, on-site registration is $150. Register online. … GBH CPAs PC announced its participation as a sponsor of the Asian Chamber of Commerce's luncheon on China's Development and US-China Relationship. The luncheon was held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at The Houstonian in Houston, Texas. The luncheon featured Ambassador Qiangmin Li, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Houston.


Clark Nuber PS, Seattle, received the 2014 Human Resources Innovation Award from the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) at their annual conference in Montreal, Quebec. … Clark Nuber employees recently volunteered for a Day of Caring at the YMCA’s Camp Terry in Preston, WA as part of the firm’s annual Caring, Serving, Giving program. During the four-hour shift at the camp, the group spent their time in various ways such as interior/exterior painting, deep cleaning and organizing facilities, power washing, cleaning and clearing the trails, etc.


Schenck will be hosting its annual 2014 Payroll Forums in November. The seminar is designed for business owners and professionals responsible for payroll and human resources. The seminars will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration starts at 8:00 a.m.).
Dates & Locations:

  • November 6 – Cleveland, Lakeshore Technical College
  • November 7 – Wausau, The Plaza Hotel & Suites
  • November 13 – Fox Cities, Bridgewood Resort Hotel
  • November 14 – Fond du Lac, Holiday Inn of Fond du Lac
  • November 19 – Milwaukee, Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • November 20 – Green Bay, Rock Garden

Registration is required. The cost to attend is $25 for current Schenck clients, $50 for non-clients and $25 for each additional person from the same organization. For more information or to register for this event, visit the website at  or call Karie at 800-236-2246, extension 1261.


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