Here at Accounting Tomorrow, we love hearing about events firms are doing to support their young professionals.

Take Boston-based Caturano and Co.: The firm recently held its first Emerging Leaders Networking Reception, welcoming more than 70 attendees from accounting, and from the banking and legal areas as well. The event was born from a firmwide initiative to connect with banks and law firms at the partner level (they hold quarterly "Banker-Lawyer Dinners"). But instead of keeping it for the upper ranks, managing partner Richard Caturano recognized that his younger partners and managers could benefit as well.

Good thinking!

A LinkedIn group has since been set up so attendees can stay connected, network and, yes, plan for the next event, which is slated for June.

Has your firm done something similar? Let us know and we'll spread the word.

In other news, Houston-based McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy hosted three junior high students as part of an Annual Shadowing Day. The event was in support of the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, a nonprofit organization that works with inner-city boys. The students received office tours, a company history told by a founding partner, and one-on-one shadowing.

And accounting majors at Montclair State University in New Jersey received an earful of information on International Financial Reporting Standards during a recent Q&A session hosted by an audit supervisor from Wiss & Co. During the hour-long session, Jonathan Katz talked with the students about the effects and changes in the profession and touched upon a wide range of topics.

Whew. There's lots happening, and we love it! How is your firm spending the summer? Got any events planned? Send your firm photos to tomorrow@sourcemedia.com.

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