Abacus Worldwide, Miami, celebrated its 1st Anniversary with a milestone of 20 member firms. The association was formally launched on October 10th, 2012 with not a single member on its roster and it has since formed into a 20 member firms within their first year. … CPAmerica International recently celebrated 35 years of service and the association took some time to recognize long-time members at the annual Leading Partners Retreat. During the retreat, CPAmerica recognized 15 firms with 25-plus years of membership. Visit the firm’s Web site for the complete list. … Thirty staff and family members of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA recently spent the day at Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s Fort Myers’ location providing gardening, carpentry and other volunteer services.  


UHY Advisors, Farmington, will host SALT Forum II: Concepts & Current Developments of Nexus, the second in a series of three state and local tax forums, on October 30, 2013 from 7:30AM—10:00AM EST at their Farmington Hills training facility. CPE credit will be offered. Advance registration for this complimentary event is recommended as seating is limited. Breakfast will be provided and multiple registrations are welcome. To reserve your seat contact Jessica Bollenberg via email jbollenberg@uhy-us.com or call 248 204 9356. … Plante Moran, Southfield, released its Innovation Survey results. The report showed that innovation is a priority for 94 out of 100 business leaders. That is 15 points higher than last year and indicative of a trend consistent with other recent high-profile surveys focused on corporate innovation.

2013 saw major gains in innovation. For a full rundown of the report visit the firm’s Web site.


Prager and Fenton LLP, an affiliate of Prager Metis International specializing in accounting, auditing and advisory services for the entertainment industry, was a featured speaker at the 2013 Entertainment Business Law Seminar, presented by the CMJ Music Marathon and the New York State Bar Association. The all-day event, was held at the NYU Kimmel Center on October 18. … Decosimo was the lead sponsor for the 4th Annual Private Equity Operations and Compliance Summit hosted by the Financial Research Associates (FRA) on October 17-18 at New York City’s Princeton Club. … Deloitte launched a new U.S. GAAP Plus Web site. The Web site is a source for news, publications, and project updates about U.S. and international accounting standard setting. The website covers the activities of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, including updates to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification; the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Securities and Exchange Commission; the International Accounting Standards Board and the IFRS Interpretations Committee; and other U.S. and international accounting and auditing standard setters.


SS&G, Akron, was honored for its superior growth at the 19th annual Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards program. The Business Growth Awards recognize and honor businesses from a seven-county region that have achieved superior growth in sales and/or employment over the past five years. SS&G has been a recipient of the Business Growth Awards each of the 17 years the awards have been given out. In addition, SS&G Healthcare was honored with the prestigious First Merit Legacy Award during the awards ceremony.


The National Association of State Chief Information Officers, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP released an annual survey of state chief information officers, The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management, and Collaboration. This fourth annual survey report discusses how state CIOs are advancing their enterprise vision for information technology (IT). The pressures for operational cost savings and optimization continue unabated; as a result, state CIOs are emphasizing effective enterprise governance models, adopting business disciplines, and forging the right relationships for collaboration.  For a complete report visit www.nascio.org  www.techamerica.org or http://gt-us.co/16zRHiX


Wipfli LLP closed its doors for business on September 26 so that its associates across the country could spend the day giving back to the communities that have fueled the firm’s growth. During the firm’s annual “Community Day,” associates dedicated over 4,000 work hours to make a difference in their communities. … Schenck will be hosting its annual 2013 Payroll Forum in November. The seminar is designed for business owners and professionals responsible for payroll and human resources. For more information or to register for the event, visit the firm’s website at www.schencksc.com/2013payrollforum or call Karie at 800-236-2246, extension 1261.


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