CALIFORNIAFriedman, Weissman & Associates PC, Chicago, has opened an office in Beverly Hills on Olympic Boulevard.

CONNECTICUT

The Deloitte Foundation, Wilton, has announced the 2008 recipients of its Doctoral Fellowship Program grants, which total $250,000: Elizabeth Chuk, University of Washington; James Chyz, University of Arizona; Michael Crawley, University of Texas – Austin; Fei Du, University of Southern California; Walied Keshk, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign; Marsha Keune, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Yuri Loktionov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Daniel Taylor, Stanford University; Gowoon Yu, University of Michigan; and Julie Lei Zhu, Columbia University.

ILLINOIS

Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, has donated $70,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

NEW JERSEY

Alloy Silverstein Shapiro Adams Mulford Cicalese Wilson & Co., Cherry Hill, has joined Inpact Americas as a member firm.

NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe firms Hallquist, Grieco PC and Swain, MacKinnon & Thurman LLC have merged to form Swain, MacKinnon & Grieco LLC.

NEW YORK

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, New York City, has merged in Long Island-based Schneider & Associates LLP, adding four new partners to its Woodbury office: Jerry Schneider, Dean Hiltzik, Mordecai Lerer and Harriet Greenblatt. ... Horwath International Association has been named one of the first full members of the Forum of Firms, an association of international networks of accounting firms. ... Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, New York City, has expanded its advisory services practice to include the issuance of fairness opinions. ... Gilman Ciocia Inc., Poughkeepsie, has acquired Kelchlin Business Services Inc., Depew. David K. Kelchlin, Jeffery Kelchlin and their staff will move to GC’s offices. ... KPMG LLP, New York City, was ranked No. 5 on Training Magazine’s 2008 “Training Top 125” list.

TEXAS

The Houston CPA Society honored former society president Tom and Joyce Roberts as honorary co-chairs at its 22nd annual Scholarship Extravaganza to raise money for accounting scholarships and the CPAs Helping Schools program.

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