ALBERTA

Meyers Norris Penny LLP, Calgary, has joined Praxity AISBL. In addition, the firm announced that it had added two more firms: Collins Barrow - Region of Waterloo LLP, Waterloo and Cambridge, Ont., and Cinnamon Jang Willoughby, Vancouver.

CALIFORNIA

Ireland San Filippo LLP, San Jose, has changed its name to Sensiba San Filippo LLP, as part of a broader rebranding campaign that will include a new logo, new marketing materials and an updated Web site, www.ssfllp.com. ... Greenstein Rogoff Olsen & Co., Fremont, was named 34th on the San Francisco Business Times' list of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area. ... Professional liability insurer Camico, Redwood City, has launched a new logo as a result of a recent brand profile process. ... BlackLine Systems, Calabasas, was ranked No. 1 in its category on the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's annual ranking of the top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the community. ... Moss Adams LLP has opened its fifth Northern California office, in Santa Clara.

THE CARIBBEAN

BDO International announced the addition of a member firm in the Caribbean.BDO Eastern Caribbean is the result of a partnership agreement between two existing firms in Kingstown, St. Vincent, and Castries, St. Lucia, and has nine partners and almost 100 staff.

COLORADO

GHP Horwath was named the Best Place to Work in the Large-Size Company category by the Denver Business Journal.

EAST AFRICA

BDO International announced a new member firm in East Africa. BDO East Africa has three offices, in Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

FLORIDA

Tanya Pavlik, the former CFO of the American Cancer Society, has formed her own CPA firm, A-lign, which will specialize in auditing and business consulting. She is joined by Scott Price, who was formerly president of SAS 70 Solutions. ... Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer LLP won the 2009 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Diamond Award in the Large Business Category.

ILLINOIS

Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, has been named the Celebrating Dimensions of Success National Balance Award winner by the American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation.

INDIANA

Greenwalt Sponsel & Co. Inc., Indianapolis, has shortened its name to Greenwalt CPAs as it begins celebrating its 65th anniversary.

MARYLAND

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Bethesda, has joined the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

MICHIGAN

Plante & Moran PLLC has launched a new version of its Web site, www.plantemoran, which was designed by the firm's own Web development team.

MISSOURI

RubinBrown, St. Louis, earned the first-ever Jeanne Marie Doll Business Partner Award from nonprofit Angels' Arms. The award is named for RubinBrown partner Jeanne Doll, who recently passed away. ... Conner Ash PC, St. Louis, made donations to charities chosen by its clients and associates in lieu of traditional holiday gifts. Checks were distributed to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, Planned Parenthood, the Salvation Army, Shriners Hospital, St. Jude's and the United Way, among others.

NEW YORK

Eisner LLP, New York, has joined PKF International Ltd. ... Ernst & Young LLP, New York, was named Best Accounting Firm of 2009 at the inaugural Hedge Fund Manager Week U.S. Service Provider Awards. ... The New York City office of Marcum LLP has moved to a new location at 750 Third Avenue, 11th Floor. ... KPMG LLP, New York, has joined with Archer Technologies to deliver governance, risk and compliance services and solutions, coupling KPMG's experience in developing and optimizing business processes with Archer's GRC solutions.

NORTH CAROLINA

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, hosted its annual "One-Day MBA" seminar for nonprofits in December.

OHIO

Crowe Horwath LLP has moved its local office from Mayfield Heights to downtown Cleveland, on the ninth floor of Fifth Third Center, 600 Superior Ave. East.

PENNSYLVANIA

Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd., West Chester, and St. Clair CPA Solutions, Conshohocken, Pa., and Merchantville, N.J., have joined BKR International. In addition, BKR announced that Lopez, Alegria & Asociados SC, Caracas, Venezuela, has joined the network. Fischer Cunnane has seven partners and a staff of 45, while St. Clair has eight partners and a staff of 52, and Lopez Alegria has five partners and a staff of 25.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh, sponsored the Emerging Companies Forum hosted by the North Carolina Bioscience Organization. The forum focused on raising capital and finding new sources of revenue.

UNITED KINGDOM

Wright Vigar Ltd., with five offices, has joined AGN International. The firm has five shareholder directors, 44 other qualified staff and 18 administrative staff.

VIRGINIA

The Virginia Society of CPAs, Richmond, is celebrating its 100th anniversary, as well as the centennial anniversary of the CPA profession in Virginia, in honor of which the VSCPA Educational Foundation has launched a centennial fundraising campaign, with the goal of raising $250,000 by April 30, 2010, to support its efforts to attract future CPAs to the profession. As of December, the foundation had raised $186,000 towards its goal. ... Goodman & Co. LLP, Virginia Beach, honored Veteran's Day with a $2,500 gift to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, which supports family members of veterans and service members.

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