Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Okay, how many know who said this? Will Rogers? Nope. Don Imus? No, again!   It was Mark Twain (yeah, you knew that) in a newspaper editorial back on August 27, 1897. As quoted by Charles Warner, his actual words were, “A well-known U.S. writer once said that while everyone talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it.” The remark is generally ascribed to Twain, with whom Warner collaborated on the novel, The Gilded Age (1873).   So, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, how does it relate to the following? Because everybody talks about getting nominations in, but many wait until after the issue closes before waking up. Here then is another crack at it.   In the event you haven’t seen all the ads, promos, and press releases, nominations are open for CPA Wealth Provider’s 5th Annual Financial Planning Awards in the following categories: CPA/Financial Planning Firms, Broker/Dealers, and Financial Planning Software Vendors.   Winners are those firms or companies that have taken the lead through innovation, efficiency, initiative, or growth in the professional planning area.   The winners will be profiled in the January 2008 issue of CPA Wealth Provider and copies of the issue will be included with the January issues of Accounting Today, Accounting Technology, and Practical Accountant, as well as being featured on WebCPA.com and at applicable conferences and conventions including the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference in January in Las Vegas.   The judges are Bill Carlino, editor-in-chief of Accounting Today, Stuart Kahan, executive editor of CPA Wealth Provider, and Howard Wolosky, editor-in-chief of Practical Accountant.   No forms are needed to nominate. Simply send information about what company or firm is being nominated and in what category. Explain briefly how this firm or company has taken the lead through innovation, efficiency, initiative, or growth in the financial planning area.   CPA Wealth Provider must receive nominations no later than November 5, 2007. The issue goes to press on December 7, 2007.   Send nominations by e-mail, regular mail, or fax to: Stuart Kahan, Executive Editor CPA Wealth Provider, SourceMedia 1 State Street Plaza, 27th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 803-8852 Fax: (646) 264-6828 e-mail: stuart.kahan@sourcemedia.com  

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