California

Armanino McKenna LLP, San Ramon, has been named to Microsoft's 2010 President's Club.

Florida

Cross, Fernandez & Riley LLP has been named one of Florida's Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group, ranking No. 7 in the Best Midsized Companies Category.

Georgia

UHY Advisors, Atlanta, has launched Management Consulting, a new practice offering for improving a company's financial and operational functions.

Germany

Scholz KG (part of the Menschen.Ideen.Zahen. Group) has joined Enterprise Worldwide.

India

M.V. Damania & Co., Mumbai and Pune, has joined Enterprise Worldwide. It has four partners and more than 50 staff.

Michigan

Through its 2009-2010 P&M Cares initiative, staff from Plante & Moran PLLC, Southfield, Mich., donated more than 5,000 lbs. of food, raised over $25,000, and filled almost 5,000 backpacks with food for Feeding America's BackPack, a domestic hunger-relief charity that provides backpacks filled with food that children in need can take home on weekends. For 2010-2011, P&M Cares will support the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Missouri

The St. Louis technology office of Sikich LLP has moved to join the tax, consulting, accounting and auditing practice at 12655 Olive Blvd., Suite 200.

New York

KPMG LLP announced that it achieved a 26 percent reduction in its carbon footprint from 2007 through 2009, exceeding its stated three-year commitment of a 25 percent reduction in just two years. A recent analysis by KPMG's Climate Change and Sustainability Services Group showed that the firm reduced its carbon footprint by 20 percent between 2008 and 2009, and 7 percent between 2007 and 2008, through its Living Green program. The U.S. firm has reduced its electricity consumption by 9 percent and reduced paper consumption by 33 percent, and increased the percentage of recycled paper used by 85 percent. ... The Fuoco Group, New York and North Palm Beach, Fla., was named Firm of the Year by Enterprise Worldwide.

North Carolina

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP hosted the 2010 North Carolina Government Seminar in Greensboro in early August.

Tennessee

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, has launched a capital structure advisory services practice in partnership with CapControls. The Software-as-a-Service CapControls platform delivers analytical insight and in-depth organization for the ownership structures of companies, while LBMC adds value with its professional expertise and implementation capabilities.

Virginia

Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC, McLean, announced that Johnson Advisors LLC, has changed its name to Argy Accounting Solutions LLC, while Argy's Family Wealth Management Group has changed its name to Family Tax Advisory Group.

Texas

CF & Co. LLP, Dallas, has relocated to the third floor of the Northpark Central Building.

Washington, D.C.

The Association for Accounting Marketing announced the winners of its Marketing Achievement Awards during its annual conference here. Two awards, one for firms under $15 million in revenue, and one for firms over $15 million, were given in most of the following categories: Logo Design - Mueller Prost PC and Weaver; Corporate Identity - Johnson, Price & Sprinkle and Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP; Brochure/Printed Collateral - Johnson, Price & Sprinkle and Dixon Hughes PLLC; Print Newsletters - Cerini and Associates LLP and Wipfli LLP; Electronic Newsletters - Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen LLP and BKD LLP; Public Relations - Templeton & Co. LLP and Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs PC; Survey/Research - Barnes, Dennig & Co. Ltd. and Rea & Associates Inc.; Internal Firm Programs - Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC and Rea & Associates; Website Design - Larson Gross PLLC and Dixon Hughes; Multi-Media - Dixon Hughes; Celebratory Greeting Card - Schechter Dokken Kanter and Dixon Hughes; Recruiting Campaign - Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co. and Postlethwaite & Netterville; Sales Presentations/Proposals - Rea & Associates; Niche-Building Campaign - Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen and Rea & Associates; Event Marketing, Trade Shows and Seminars - Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough PLLC with Southside Creative Group, and Gainer Donnelly & Desroches LLP; Single Mailing - Barnes Wendling CPAs Inc. and Grant Thornton LLP; Campaign Mailing - Wipfli; Single Print - Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen and Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP; Series Print - Larson Gross PLLC and Kennedy and Coe LLC; and Non-Print - Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen and Wipfli.

FLORIDA

Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA

On a Friday in late July, Clearwater-based Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp PA closed its office for its annual Community Service Day. Among other things, staff members cleaned, painted, shoveled, pulled weeds, sorted donations, prepped food, procured furniture and PCs for a computer lab at a local YMCA branch, and picked up litter at a rest area/fishing pier. All told, staff served approximately 250 hours at 12 different organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area.

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