Yip Associates, Miami, has expanded to Jacksonville with a new office in the Blackstone Building at 233 E. Bay Street, Suite 1010.


Sam Levy has launched Levy Tax & Consulting (www.levycpafirm.com), Dunwoody, with five professionals on staff.


Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, has been named one of 20 finalists for the 2010 KM World: KM Reality Award by KM World, in recognition of its knowledge management processes. ... To celebrate its first full decade as a national firm, UHY Advisors held its first "UHY-US Cares Day," which featured most of its 1,000 associates and managing directors participating in charitable efforts, in Albany, N.Y.; Atlanta; Chicago; Columbia, Md.; Dallas; Houston; New York City; Oakland, N.J.; St. Louis; Southfield and Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Washington, D.C. ... BDO has admitted two new member firms to its international network: BDO Belarus, with some 65 partners and staff, and BDO Algeria, with 20 staff and three partners.


Plante & Moran PLLC, Grand Rapids, has been named one of the top five workplaces in Michigan in the 2010 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces survey; it was named No. 3 in the Large Companies Category. The firm has also obtained Qualified Security Assessor certification from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

New York

John M. Sacco and Joseph E. Manfré have formed Sacco Manfré CPA PLLC, White Plains. Joining the new firm are Dawn Walker Vranjesevic, and recent Iona College graduates Joseph E. Manfré Jr. and Jennifer Mancini. ... Grassi & Co. and construction consultants Lovett Silverman participated in Canstruction 2010, in which teams build structures out of canned food, which is then donated to charity. The Grassi team used over 2,500 cans of potatoes, tomato paste, grits and sardines to create an adding machine with a display input of "- HUNGER," in keeping with its theme of "Building Hope - Subtracting Hunger." ... EisnerLubin LLP has moved its Manhattan headquarters to larger offices on the 9th floor of 1411 Broadway.

North Carolina

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP raised $1,650 for Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina during JA's annual Bowl-A-Thon in November.


Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, was recognized as the only company to appear nine times on the Inc. 500/5,000 lists of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.


Clifton Gunderson, Milwaukee, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in Peoria, Ill., by Neil Clifton, Merle Gunderson, Robert Coker and Joseph DeBruyn. Originally known as Clifton, Gunderson, Coker and DeBruyn, it shortened its name in 1970. ... Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Co., De Pere, has been accepted as the exclusive De Pere member of the National Association of Nonprofit Accountants and Consultants.

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