ALABAMABarfield Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, was named to Inc.'s 2008 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. It is the only CPA firm in Alabama to make the list and one of only six firms nationwide.

CALIFORNIA

RBZ LLP, Los Angeles, has been named a Best Place to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal. It was the highest ranked accounting firm, and 10th among all mid-sized companies.

FLORIDA

Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA, Fort Myers, has relocated its office to 5249 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Ste. 100.

ILLINOIS

Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, was named one of the Top Companies for Women by Pink Magazine for the second year in a row.

MEXICO

Plante & Moran PLLC has opened an office in Monterrey, at Venezuela 239, Colonia Vista Hermosa, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 64620.

MISSOURI

The Association for Accounting Marketing, Kansas City, has relocated to 400 Admiral Blvd.

NEW JERSEY

The Curchin Group LLC, Red Bank, has joined Inpact Americas.

NEW YORK

Friedman LLP, New York City, has been named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine.

OHIO

Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., Akron, has been recognized as one of the "NorthCoast 99" Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Resource Council, for the fourth year in a row, while Skoda Minotti, Mayfield Village, was named to the list for the third year in a row.

VIRGINIA

Goodman & Co., Virginia Beach, announced a $250,000 commitment to numerous area colleges and universities, including a $15,000 commitment to the Accounting Department of the University of Maryland, which will be used to sponsor an Accounting Teaching Scholar for a term of five years.

WASHINGTON

Over 12 staff members of Peterson Sullivan PLLC, Seattle, recently volunteered as wait staff during Guest Chef Night at FareStart restaurant, which helps homeless and disadvantaged men and women get life skills and job training in the food service industry.

WISCONSIN

Jefferson Wells, Milwaukee, has acquired The Gelber Organization, Edison, N.J.

In conjunction with the acquisition, Jefferson Wells is establishing a State and Local Tax Center of Expertise, which will be led by Myron Vansickel.

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