* CaliforniaRBZ LLP, Los Angeles, has expanded its offices at 11755 Wilshire Boulevard by over 25 percent.

* Colorado

Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC has opened an office in Fort Collins to serve its clients in Northern Colorado. Firm principals Chris Otto and Kermit Allard will head up the new office.

* Florida

The Florida Institute of CPAs was named the 2005 Association of the Year by the Tallahassee Society of Association Executives, in recognition of its outstanding membership services.

* Georgia

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne was named one of the top 20 places to work in Atlanta in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "A+ Employers" 2005 survey of employees of Metro Atlanta companies.

* Maryland

Bond Beebe has announced a new logo and a new Web site (at www.bbcpa.com), as well as the relocation of its Bethesda office to 4600 East-West Highway, Suite 900.

* Michigan

UHY Advisors MI Inc., Southfield, was recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, for the second year in a row, by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.

* New York

KPMG LLP, New York, has admitted 166 new partners, its largest-ever class. Of the new class, 87 are from audit, 50 from risk advisory services, and 29 from tax services. ... Fagliarone Group CPAs, Syracuse, has changed its name to TFG CPAs. It has also changed its logo, and moved its Syracuse office to a larger space at 115 Solar Sreet. Separately, the firm has registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and was recently given the Donlon Award in the Small Business Category by the Central New York Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and the United Way's Success by Six, in recognition of its policies to balance work and family.

* Pennsylvania

Beard Miller Co. LLP, Reading, has changed its name to bmc. The firm rebranding includes a new logo and a new tag line, "Moving Your Position Forward," a new Web site (at www.bmcvision.com), and an industry and media advertising campaign.

* Tennessee

Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter PLLC, Chattanooga, has joined the RSM McGladrey Network. The firm has eight members, 47 professionals and 55 employees.

* Texas

The Houston CPA Society has opened entries for its CPAs Helping Schools Recognition Awards. The awards will be presented in the spring to six high school seniors, as well as a teacher, principal and volunteer who excel in their endeavors to achieve excellence in education. For Recognition Award criteria and nomination forms, contact Carol Spencer at (713) 622-7733 or cspencer@houstoncpa.org.

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