GEORGIAFrazier & Deeter LLC, Atlanta, will open a second office in the Alpharetta/North Fulton area in May. The office will be led by partner Roger W. Lusby III.

GREECE

Protypi Economici, Athens, has joined Enterprise Network Worldwide.

ITALY

TickMark SpA, Milan, has joined Enterprise Network Worldwide.

MINNESOTA

Kern, DeWenter, Viere Ltd., Minneapolis, will merge in Davich, Wilson, Morrow & Associates, Bloomington.

NEVADA

Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott LLP has opened a second office at 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Ste. 500, Las Vegas.

NEW JERSEY

Meisel, Tuteur & Lewis PC, Roseland, has been named one of New Jersey's Best Places to Work for the second year in a row by NJBiz and the Best Companies Group.

NEW YORK

Parente Randolph, Philadelphia, has acquired Lazar Levine & Felix, New York, increasing the size of the firm to 650 people. ... Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, Ill., has merged in Hays & Co. LLP. ... PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York, has awarded $700,000 in grants to colleges to accelerate the preparedness of U.S. accounting students for International Financial Reporting Standards. The program initially assists 26 universities and colleges. ... In late March, Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP, Garden City, hosted its inaugural Long Island College Accounting Challenge for students from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Adelphi University, Hofstra University and SUNY at Old Westbury. ... Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, Woodbury, has joined the corporate sponsor program of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. ... BKR International, New York, announced the admission of Acevedo & Asociados SRL, Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Fiduciaire Centrale du Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

NORTH CAROLINA

Dixon Hughes, High Point, has been ranked 20th among top audit firms for the insurance industry by A.M. Best.

OHIO

Timothy I. Michel, former CEO of Rea & Associates Inc., has formed Michel Consulting Group LLC, New Philadelphia, to help CPA firm owners.

OREGON

Perkins & Co. PC, Portland, has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business.

PENNSYLVANIA

Beard Miller Co. LLP has combined its two Pittsburgh offices into a new 7,100-square-foot location at 30 Isabella St., Ste. 109.

TEXAS

Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston, has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas by the Best Companies Group. The firm was also named Houston's 2008 Marketer of the Year in the Financial Services - Non-Banking Category by the Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

WASHINGTON

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, received a Better Workplace Award from the Association of Washington Business in the Workplace Safety Category.

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