ILLINOISGrant Thornton LLP, announced that it had admitted 36 new partners and principals. The firm was also named one of the top workplaces for information technology professionals by Computerworld magazine.

MARYLAND

Aronson & Co., Rockville, has taken a lease on 75,000 square feet of office space in the King Farm complex for May 2009.

NEW JERSEY

J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland, raised more than $130,000 at its seventh annual employee Bowl-A-Thon benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.

NEW YORK

The KPMG Foundation, New York City, in conjunction with the PhD Project, granted $410,000 in scholarship awards to 41 minority doctoral students for the 2008-2009 academic year as part of its Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship program, including 10 new $10,000 awards and the renewal of 31 $10,000 awards.

OHIO

Howard, Wershbale & Co., Cleveland, has been named one of 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in North East Ohio for the fifth year in a row by Northcoast 99.

OKLAHOMA

Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, N.D., has merged in Oklahoma-based Murrell, Hall, McIntosh & Co. PLLP. Steve Corley, former managing partner of MHM, will serve as partner-in-charge of the Oklahoma City, Norman and Tulsa offices, while Eide partner Rick Wagner will serve as director of business development for the firm. In addition, Charles Gray, Gary Jones, Brian Laib, Mike McIntosh, Patti Morgan, Vanessa Mushrim, Bob Murrell, Walter Northcutt and Edd Painter from MHM have joined Eide as partners.

TENNESSEE

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services has launched a 13,180-square-foot e-discovery solutions center in suburban Nashville.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The Institute of Management Accountants has opened an office in Dubai.

WISCONSIN

Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, has been selected as an Intuit Solution Provider for Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.

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