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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...
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...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Celebrate 35 Years
We are incredibly proud to celebrate 35 years of service to our clients, our community and our profession. Our growth was achieved through a committed focus on client service, a dedication to the well-being and career development of our firm...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes New Hires Lori Martin, CPA, and Taylor Harmon
Thomas Howell Ferguson welcomes to the Assurance Services Department: Manager Lori Martin, CPA, and Staff member Taylor Harmon. Lori Martin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University, and then went...
Board of Directors Unanimously Selects Brenner
Lucy Brenner is the new treasurer for Designing Women. The board of directors unanimously selected Brenner. Brenner is a tax senior at Kerkering Barberio, in Sarasota. A licensed CPA, she graduated from East Carolina University with bachelor's...
January Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2015
Dr. Noe Hosts Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dr. Sasha Noe, a Board Certified Physician in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, hosted her Second Annual Apollo Beach Family Medical Center Patient Thanksgiving Dinner to...
Hires And Promotions For The Week Of Jan. 12, 2015
David A. Huppert, CPA, has been admitted as a partner of Huppert & Huppert in Southwest Ranches. Before, he was a staff accountant. He has a bachelor’s in business from the University of Florida and a master’s in accounting from Nova...
Caballero And Fierman Appointed To Miami Dade County Committees
Nestor Caballero of Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP in Coral Gables has been appointed to the Miami Dade County School Board Audit and Budget Advisory Committee.  Andrew Fierman of Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP in Coral Gables has been...
MBAF Adds Shaji Varghese As Principal In Audit Department
Shaji Varghese, CPA, has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF as an Audit Practice Leader for Commercial and Financial Services in the Northeast.  The announcement was made by Tony Argiz , Chairman and CEO of MBAF. Varghese...
MBAF Promotes Steven Morrison to Principal
Steven Morrison , CPA, has been promoted to principal in the Audit Department of nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ). Based in MBAF's Miami office, Morrison concentrates on serving both public...
William Thomas Joins Hill International
Tampa:  Hill International, Inc. William K. Thomas, CPA, CFE, CFF, and MBT Forensic CPAs & Consultants have joined the Hill International team.  Bill is joining the firm as Vice President in Hill's Florida Claims and Consulting operation.
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund Announces Internal Promotions
The following internal promotions at Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund are effective January 1, 2015. Whitney Bruner, CPA has been promoted to Senior in the Financial Institutions Services Department of the Pensacola office of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland &...
Two Tampa CPA Firms Merging
Hallmark CPA Group LLC has merged with fellow Tampa CPA firm Bishoff + Associates PLLC. The combined firm will continue to be known as Bishoff + Associates. - See more at:...
Bennett Thrasher Announces Cory Bennett And Zack Leder To Join Partner Group
Bennett Thrasher LLP is pleased to announce the promotions of Cory Bennett and Zack Leder from Senior Managers to Partners in the Financial Reporting & Assurance and Tax departments effective Jan. 1, 2015. “We are proud and excited to have...

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