ILLINOIS

Mueller & Co. LLP

Mueller & Co. LLP and Habitat for Human­ity NFV held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity house at 611 Margaret Street in Elgin. Mueller managing partner David Nissen with the new homeowner, Emily, and Ken Douros of Act of Hope participated in the ceremony.

NEW JERSEY

J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland

Through its 18th Annual Charity Golf Invitational, J.H. Cohn LLP, Roseland, donated a total of $150,000 to two Cohn for Kids-affiliated charities: the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation. The check was presented at the June 14 Military Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium in New York.

CALIFORNIA

Matson and Isom has joined BKR International. The network also announced a number of new international members: Fouad Elwatan, Cairo, Egypt; GKM/Constantin, Pointe-Noire, Congo; GN Romero Auditores & Consultores, San Pedro Sula City, Honduras; and Auditores Y Consultores de Negocios, San Salvador, El Salvador. ... RSM McGladrey Inc. has opened a new office in downtown Los Angeles, in the City National Plaza at 515 South Flower Street.

CONNECTICUT

Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer & Proto LLP, Woodbridge, has joined BKR International.

GEORGIA

PKF North American Network is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The network of accounting firms has 85 members with approximately $700 million in annual revenue. ... HLB Gross Collins PC, Atlanta, has been named one of the Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ILLINOIS

Miller Cooper, Chicago, has joined Nexia International. ... Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP has announced plans to open a Chicago office. Brad Diericx has joined the firm as a partner to lead the new office.

INDIANA

Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis, has joined Nexia International.

MICHIGAN

Rehmann, Saginaw, has joined Nexia International.

MINNESOTA

RSM McGladrey, Bloomington, has received a Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress for its Coach-on-Call program, which offers employees free confidential access to a professional coach.

MISSOURI

BKD LLP, Springfield, has created a Benefit Plan Consulting Division of BKD Wealth Advisors, to be led by principal Steve Toomey.

NEW JERSEY

Goldstein Lieberman & Co., Mahwah, sponsored the 2009 Business Forum hosted by 13 chambers of commerce and the Inter-Chamber Consortium.

NEW YORK

KPMG LLP, New York, has received a Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress for its Team of Choice Initiative that encourages staff to work together to achieve work/life and career satisfaction. In addition, the firm has received a Respect Award from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and an Innovation Excellence Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers for its Global Internship Program, which allows select interns to spend part of their internship abroad.

NORTH CAROLINA

Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, has received a 2009 Pinnacle Small Business Entrepreneurial Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the firm was named one of the Top 100 Small Businesses in North Carolina for the second consecutive year by Business Leader Media.

OHIO

The Ohio CPA Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Ohio Society of CPAs, Columbus, has awarded over $55,000 in scholarships to more than 50 exceptional accounting majors across Ohio this year. Six of the top regional scholarship recipients competed for an additional award during the foundation's 2009 Scholarship Day in April; Lauren Huml of the University of Dayton received first-place honors with an award of $3,000. ... Howard, Wershbale & Co., Cleveland, was named one of 30 World Class Customer Service Award honorees by Smart Business.

SOUTH CAROLINA

WebsterRogers LLP, Florence, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding as Webster, Rogers, West, Berry & Grady LLP.

TENNESSEE

Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, Nashville, announced two recipients of CRI Accounting Scholarships for 2009-2010: Tien Nguyen and Heather Witty of Middle Tennessee State University. CRI will award two scholarships to students at each of three other Tennessee universities in 2009-2010.

TEXAS

Weaver and Tidwell LLP has opened an office in Austin. Gary McIntosh has been named Austin executive partner.

VIRGINIA

Beers + Cutler, Vienna, was included in the Washington Business Journal's ranking of philanthropic Washington, D.C., area businesses, ranking No. 36 for overall giving ($283,200), No. 11 for giving as a percent of revenue (0.47 percent), and No. 16 for volunteer hours (2,600 total hours, or 9.85 hours per employee). ... The Virginia Society of CPAs, Richmond, has won the top honor, the Silver Medallion, in the Brief Events and Observances Category of the 2009 Virginia Public Relations Awards sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

WASHINGTON

Clark Nuber, Bellevue, has received the Washington Society of Association Executives' Community Service Award.

WISCONSIN

Clifton Gunderson has relocated its headquarters from Peoria, Ill., to Milwaukee.

WYOMING

Mader Tschacher Peterson & Co. LLC, Laramie, has joined CPA Associates International Inc. The network also announced that Laxminiwas & Co., Hyderabad, India, has become a member.

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