ALABAMA

Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, received the 2008 Best in Business Award from the Birmingham Business Journal. ... Morrison & Smith LLP, Tuscaloosa, has joined Enterprise Network Worldwide.

CALIFORNIA

Hood & Strong LLP, San Francisco, has moved to a new 19,000-square-foot office at 100 First Street.

IOWA

RSM McGladrey, which was founded in Cedar Rapids, is contributing $10,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief in the Midwest. In addition, the firm has established its own Iowa Flood Relief Fund for employees to make donations to help fellow employees affected by the floods.

MASSACHUSETTS

Vitale Caturano has leased an additional 22,000 square feet of office space at 80 City Square, Charlestown.

MISSOURI

RubinBrown, St. Louis, has launched a Media and Entertainment Services Group, to be led by partner-in-charge Lawrence E. Rubin.

NEW JERSEY

J.H. Cohn LLP's 17th Annual Charity Golf Invitational donated $200,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation.

OHIO

Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, has been named one of 30 World Class Customer Service Honorees by Smart Business Cleveland. ... Rea & Associates Inc. has merged in Joyce Graham CPA Inc., Woodmere.

SPAIN

The partners of KPMG's firm in Spain have voted to join KPMG Europe LLP. The combined firm will have more than 23,000 partners and staff working from 75 offices across the four countries, subject to the agreement of the U.K, German and Swiss partners. John Scott, senior partner for KPMG Spain, will join the KPMG Europe board.

TEXAS

Deloitte LLP announced that it will invest approximately $300 million in the creation of a state-of-the-art learning and leadership development center in Westlake. Construction on the new facility will begin in 2009 and the center is expected to open in 2011. The 750,000-square-foot campus will have 800 guest rooms. ... GBH CPAs PC has been named one of Houston's Best Places to Work by the Houston Business Journal. GBH ranked No. 2 among companies with between 10 and 100 employees. ... Weaver and Tidwell LLP has launched a new financial services niche practice targeting investment companies, including hedge funds and private equity funds. The practice will be led by Robert J. Loritz.

VIRGINIA

The Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation, Richmond, won a Certificate of Merit in the Direct Mail/Direct Response Category of the 2008 Virginia Public Relations Awards sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. ... Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC has launched a new brand identity, including a refreshed logo, updated messaging and revised collateral material.

WASHINGTON

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has been named one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute.

WYOMING

Stine Heiser Buss & Associates PC, Worland and Cody, has joined Firm Foundation, a firm association that is a division of RSM McGladrey, as its 18th member.

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