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Your fellow colleagues are often recognized for providing innovative services to their clients; being a part of an amazing human-interest story; or for receiving honors, awards and other accolades. The links below direct you to articles about these exceptional CPAs.

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The Fuoco Group Announces Partnership with Hewins Financial Advisors
The Fuoco Group (TFG), a full-service accounting and consulting firm, has announced a strategic partnership with Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC (Hewins), a national, CPA-based financial advisory firm, to launch TFG Financial Advisory, a new...
Merkel Recognized
Michael P. Merkel, CGMA, CPA was recognized as The 2015 Outstanding CPA in Public Practice by the Indiana CPA Society at its 100th Anniversary CPA Celebration May 15, 2015 in Indianapolis.
Caballero And Fierman Appointed
Nestor Caballero, CPA and Andrew Fierman, CPA, Partners at Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP were recently appointed to the United Way of Miami Dade Audit Committee.
Community Foundation To Honor Philanthropist
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will present its Founder’s Award to William M. Matthews of Palm Beach at a luncheon to celebrate philanthropy June 3 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. He will be honored...
Taking Extra Swings To Help Others
Most of the time, using a second or third ball on a hole is not a golfer’s choice, usually forced by a water hazard or another unhittable lie. However, many of the 120 participants at the 18th annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-a-thon on May 5...
Grand Openings: Southwest Florida's Freshest Businesses
Leggitt Tax & Accounting PLLC, 1432 First St., Suite A, Sarasota, has been opened by Eric and Sonia Leggitt. Eric Leggitt, CPA, was a partner in charge of the Terre Haute, Indiana, office of Kemper CPA Group and left the firm after 30 years to...
Tyler Host Rotary
Philip Tyler, Certified Public Accountant, hosted the recent Marianna Rotary program, Rick Bitner, President and CEO of Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. Bitner’s topic was the history of Farm Credit across all 50 states, how their services...
E.F. Alvarez & Company, P.A. Announces That Alicia Castillo, Keungling Lee And Alejandro Alvarez Have Been Promoted To Partners.
E.F. Alvarez & Company, P.A. announces that Alicia Castillo, Keungling Lee and Alejandro Alvarez have been promoted to Partners.
Community Happenings May 13
All area codes are 850 unless noted. Diabetes class Led by Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, and Anne Townley, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, a diabetes self-management class will be held...
Estero Resident Named To Scott's Healthcare Commission
Gov. Rick Scott named an Estero man to the newly created nine-member Commission of Healthcare and Hospital Funding. The board, created as part of an executive order last week, was created to review taxpayer support of Florida hospitals and the...
Be a Key Holder
Please join the Tallahassee Senior Foundation today. Your contribution pays for programs and enhances services. Mail or drop off your annual membership contribution at the Senior Center.
Golf Till You Drop: Imperial Golf Club Golf-a-thon Raises $200k St. Matthew's House
If you’re someone who feels like you just can’t get enough golf, this was the event for you. On Tuesday, Imperial Golf Club in North Naples hosted the 18th annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-a-thon, giving golf fanatics the opportunity...
Despite the Warm Weather, Artists Like the Attention to Detail
It started as a small crafts fair outside the Lakeland Public Library in the early 1970s. Now, the Polk Museum of Art's MidFlorida Mayfaire by-the-Lake is one of the nation's top art shows, according to Sunshine Artist magazine.
Club Meetings: May 10
Email club meeting information to calendar@bradenton.com. A list of ongoing club meetings can be found at www.bradenton.com/community. DEADLINE: Information must be received 10 days in advance of publication. West Coast Woman's Club: The group's...
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Named A Gulf Coast Regional Leader By Accounting Today
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP (C/F/R) is pleased to announce that it was named a Gulf Coast Regional Leader by Accounting Today . The list is comprised of over 150 accounting firms throughout the United States that are reshaping both...
Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Adds Joseph T. Johnson As Senior Vice President And Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Johnson brings over 15 years of experience in the accounting, financial, lodging and real estate sectors to his new position with Xenia. Previously, Mr. Johnson was employed by CNL Healthcare Properties and CNL Lifestyle Properties from 2007...
Sibley Selected As One Of The 40 Under Forty
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce that Mike Sibley, CPA has been selected as one of the Daytona Beach News - Journal’s 40 under Forty for 2015 . The purpose of the...
Sibley Appointed As The Partner-in-charge Of James Moore's Daytona Beach Office
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce that Mike Sibley, CPA was recently appointed as the Partner - In - Charge of the firm’s Daytona Beach office, which is one of the highest...
Names And Faces
Kelly Lunsford has joined IT services firm SouthTech as its business development consultant. Lunsford's previous role was as engagement manager for Marketing Werks, a division of Crossmark Inc. He will be involved with business development for...
Business People
United Way Suncoast is overseen by a regional board and two area boards. All board members work to advance the five-year strategic plan that the agency put into action last year. Many board members serve year-to-year continuously, but chairman...
Audit Good News for Fruitland Park
FRUITLAND PARK – City commissioners heard good news last week from the city’s independent financial auditor. In March, Chet Ross, CPA, warned commissioners they might be in danger of posting a negative balance in the city’s...
WMFR Station 4 Rebuild Plans Move Forward
West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners have engaged an architect to plan the rebuilding of Station No. 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton. The commissioners voted 3-1 April 16 to engage the services of NDC Construction Company to draw up plans for...
Overview of Various Types of IRAs Available
At one time, there was relatively little confusion about IRAs because there was only one type available. Now, however, IRAs have proliferated-there's the "traditional" IRA, which may be funded with deductible and/or nondeductible contributions,...
Fuoco Group Completes Third Merger of 2015
BOCA RATON – Fuoco Group is proud to announce the merger of MCG Financial Services, Approved Accounting Associates and NHC Hospitality Consultants, a trilogy of accounting and consulting firms (“MCG”) based in Boca Raton, FL...
Deadline Looms to Submit BP claims
PANAMA CITY BEACH – With the 5-year anniversary of the BP oil spill recently passed, the energy conglomerate will soon end its claims process for businesses and individuals under the class action settlement agreement.

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