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Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Tax Supervisor
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. , Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Kerri Blenker has joined the firm as a Tax Supervisor, with a focus in individual and business taxation.  Kerri received her Master’s in Taxation from...
Melissa Stephens, Jeffrey Phillips and Phil Campbell Promoted
Shorstein & Shorstein PA is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted CPAs Melissa Stephens, Jeffrey Phillips and Phil Campbell to the position of firm principals. The three new principals have combined experience of over 60 years and have...
Glenn Gopman Awarded CGMA Designation
Glenn Gopman Glenn Gopman, Partner of Stroemer & Company, LLC , has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The CGMA...
Citrus County's New Administrator Has A Full Plate
Citrus County has a new administrator at the helm. Randy Oliver has only been on the job a few weeks, and his plate is already full. Since Oliver started his new job at the beginning of January, he hasn't had much time to slow down. "It's a...
Tonkinson Earns Brokers License
PORT ORANGE – Carol Sloat and R.E. Tonkinson have earned their Brokers licenses and will be working with Executive Realty Group at brokers/associates. Tonkinson, who is a veteran and was a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania for...
Quintela Is Featured Speaker
TAMPA – Women-n-Charge meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Pebble Creek Golf & Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in Tampa. Featured speakers Rosa Quintela CPA and Shanita D. Jones EA each will speak on "Business and...
Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English Names New Shareholders
FORT MYERS – Certified Public Accountants Joseph L. D'Ambrosio and Brad Shipley have been named shareholders in the Southwest Florida accounting firm Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English P.A. D'Ambrosio joined WWRE in 2003 with five...
Women Of The Wellington Chamber Gather For Networking Event
The Women of the Wellington Chamber held a networking event Thursday, Jan. 15 at India Grill + Bar in Royal Palm Beach. The topic was “Protecting Prosperity: Smart Women Making Sound Financial Decisions,” which featured a presentation...
Sunday Business Notebook: Blackford Opens Branch Office
Franceska Blackford, a CPA from St. Augustine, opened a branch office in Ponte Vedra at The Overlook.
Kevin Cash Remains Optimistic After Rays' Moves
During his first week on the job during the December winter meetings, new Rays manager Kevin Cash was quite pleased with the lineups he was jotting down.
Daszkal Bolton Promotes Henry Martin
Henry Martin Henry Martin has been promoted to Senior Manager in the audit and assurance practice of Daszkal Bolton, a leading accounting and advisory firm in South Florida. Martin oversees audits for SEC registered, privately-held and...
Collier County's Guidance Programs For Success Wins $25,000 Award
Guidance Programs for Success (GPS) is the 2015 winner of the UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award and the $25,000 cash prize. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community...
Nam Tai Property Inc. Corporate Update
The Company's independent auditor, Moore Stephens, has recently reorganized its business structure and incorporated Moore Stephens CPA Limited to continue its audit business from January 1, 2015. Following this reorganization, the Company...
Miami Beach Commissioner To Run For FL House
Another Weithorn will again run for District 113 in the Florida House of Representatives. Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn has filed to run for the seat her husband Mark Weithorn did not win in 2012, when fellow Democrat David Richardson...
Jill Andrew Heads List Of Honorees At Riverview Chamber Dinner
The patriotic-themed evening kicked off Jan. 16 at the Regent with state Rep. Ross Spano, R-Dover, singing the National Anthem and then 2014 chamber president Joe Eletto's opening remarks. The chamber honored Jill Andrew of Superior Residences...
Divorce Experts Educate To Minimize Impact
Divorce is one of life's hardest transitions. But making decisions based on professional expertise may soften its financial and emotional impact.
$60-million Golf Course Renovations Set To Go
Plans for a $60-million renovation of the Florida Keys Country Club, formerly known as Sombrero Country Club, at Mile Marker 50, were finalized Monday. Plans include a makeover of the 18-hole course, a 110-room hotel, a restaurant, townhomes,...
MBAF Adds Lisa Montejo As Chief Marketing Officer
Lisa Montejo has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF as Chief Marketing Officer. The announcement was made by Tony Argiz , Chairman and CEO of MBAF. Montejo joins MBAF with more than 20 years of experience developing and...
The LBA Group Announces Several Promotions
The LBA Group is pleased to announce promotions within the Audit & Assurance , Retirement Plan Services and Business Accounting Solutions departments: Beth Hohl-Asbury, has been promoted to Plan Consultant with Retirement Plan Services. Beth...
The LBA Group Announces Shelly Lingor Promoted to Director
The LBA Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelly Lingor to Director, Business Accounting Solutions (Solutions). Shelly joined LBA is 2011 and previously served as the Manager of the Solutions department. She has over 15 years of...
Local CPA Representing Yoan Moncada, Top Major-league Baseball Free Agent From Cuba
As the calendar creeps toward April 15, there are questions to be answered, forms to be filled out and regulations to be researched. And, in between all of those tax concerns, a good CPA still has to find time to return calls from the Yankees,...
Why I Give: Lana Kupferschmid
Lana Kupferschmid, mother of two and grandmother of four, relocated to Estero three years ago from New City, N.Y. As a certified public accountant, she has her own tax practice and enjoys playing pickle ball, bike riding and traveling. Diagnosed...
Alachua County Business Announcements For Week Of Jan. 18, 2015
The March of Dimes North Central Florida Division announced that it formally introduced Freddie Wehbe, of Gator Domino’s, as its event chair during the March for Babies Executive Lunch, which is the local nonprofit’s first community...
Special Election, Florida House, District 17
I am pleased to be running for the position of Florida State Representative, District 17. I have lived in St Johns County all my life, and am a third-generation small business owner of A.D. Davis Construction. I worked my way from demolition...
Ed Burr Elected 2015-16 Chairman Of The Jacksonville Civic Council
Longtime developer Edward “Ed” Burr will lead the Jacksonville Civic Council for 2015-16. Civic Council members elected Burr to the position, effective Jan. 1. He will hold the title through Dec. 31, 2016. Burr, a past chair of the...

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