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RPOF Keeps Richard Swarttz As CFO, Names Nancy Watkins Compliance Officer
Richard Swarttz will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Republican Party of Florida, Chair Blaise Ingoglia said today.
Former Keys Airport Chief, Now Retired, Steps Back Into Public Arena With School Board
The former Monroe County director of airports who retired Dec. 31 can expect to see plenty as the newest member of the Monroe County School Districts Audit and Finance Committee.
Brevard Commissioner Infantini Puts Family First
Brevard Commissioner Infantini loves her government, teaching jobs, but puts family first
Power-pop Legend Paul Collins Says Rock 'n' Roll Thrives In South Florida Band Scene
At Kenny Budowsky’s East Hollywood home, Thursday nights usually start with a few drinks, laughs and talk about music. It’s always about business, however. Two years ago, Budowsky, now 54, his brother Rob, 47, and their friend Pete...
Myers, Brettholtz & Co. Welcomes New Associates
Lori Sampson-Wilson, shareholder with Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants announces that Ariel De Cardenas, Blake Weeks and Ayla Zeigler have joined the firm. De Cardenas is an auditor for the...
Daszkal Bolton Introduces New Branding
Daszkal Bolton, a top ten accounting firm in South Florida, recently released a new brand identity to include a modified logo, refreshed website, new slogan and other material. “We’re inviting our clients to ‘conquer to new...
Concannon Miller Appoints Witman President
Concannon Miller & Co., P.C. is pleased to announce that Ted Witman of Lititz PA, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Witman, who joined the firm in 2013 as COO, is responsible for implementing the firm's strategy, overall...
02/24: People On Move
Caitlan Walker was promoted to manager, Christine Walker was promoted to senior accountant and Matthew Norris was promoted to associate accountant
Levenger Hires Steven Hansen As CEO
Delray Beach -based Levenger has named a new CEO. Steven Hansen, the former chief financial officer of Levenger, has rejoined the company
Business Briefs: Luxury Medical Spa To Open In Naples
Luxury medical spa to open in Naples
Judge Smiley Achieves Success After Humble Beginning
With about 10 years experience in the arena of justice, one local judge continues to stand on four childhood principles. “You can accomplish anything in your life if you: at first, set goals, work hard, believe in yourself and make good...
Glenn Gopman Awarded CGMA Designation
Glenn Gopman, partner of Stroemer & Company, has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The designation recognizes...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Welcomes Catherine Carver and Mark Hays
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, welcomes Catherine Carver and Mark Hays to the firm. A graduate of Valdosta State University, Catherine graduate summa cum...
Chamber Presents Four Awards At Annual Banquet …….
Presentation of the Ole Ellis Lifetime Leadership Award to Gary Clark topped off Thursday night’s Annual Banquet hosted by the 2015ChamberAnnualBanquet 047Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Clark was recognized for his years of devoted...
Gluten-free Bakery Enjoying Sweet Success
If it weren’t for her son, Stacy Hiles never would have thought to open Stacy’s Gluten Free Goodies, a shop that showcases a gluten-free twist on popular sweets. But by doing so, she has put back on the menu many of the items her...
People On The Move: Nsu Business School Names Hall Of Fame Nominees
Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell, who was first introduced to Palm Beach State College as a student participant in a summer program more than two decades ago, has been named dean of academic affairs at the Boca Raton campus. She was promoted to the...
Homes And More On Display In Historic Hyde Park
Mark Mathiason will live in his newly finished home only a few weeks before having about 1,000 visitors. That’s because he volunteered his Craftsman-style home to be among the eight Hyde Park residences open Feb. 28 for the annual Historic...
Wesley Davis Launches Campaign For IRC Property Apparaiser
County Commission Chairman and long-time real estate auctioneer Wesley Davis filed to run for Indian River County Property Appraiser Wednesday morning, with his wife, Tonya, at his side at Supervisor of Elections Leslie Swan's...
Ellis Obtains Certified in Financial Forensics Credential
Leslea G. Ellis, Founder and Managing Member of Leslea Ellis, LLC has been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics Credential (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AIPCA).
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Announces Promotions
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce staff promotions.  Moving from Supervisor to Manager are ASHLEY SALTER, DAVID CUMBERLAND and MATT REYNELL.  Advancing from Senior Accountant to Supervisor are DENISE...
Blenker Joins Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants
Kerri Blenker has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, as a tax supervisor, focusing on individual and business taxation. Blenker has a master's degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and is a Florida and...
The LBA Group Promotes Lee
Jonathan Lee, CPA JACKSONVILLE – The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Jonathan Lee, CPA, has been promoted to Tax Manager. Jon joined LBA in December 2012 as a Staff Accountant and has eight years of tax and accounting experience....
Scott Reappoints Shinn and Zimmerman to USF Board of Trustees
Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Byron Shinn and Jordan Zimmerman to the University Of South Florida Board Of Trustees. Both reappointments end January 6, 2020. Shinn, 57, of Bradenton, is a certified public accountant and president of Shinn and...
Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Three to Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott announced the three re-appointments to the Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees. Katie Patronis, 37, of Panama City, is a realtor for Century 21 Ryan Realty. She is reappointed for a term...
Tax Refund Service Signs Promise Big Returns, But Do They Deliver?
Tax refund signs are all over, promising big money returns, especially if you’re claiming children.

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