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Colleen Bankuty of Kerkering Barberio is Awarded USF Sarasota-Manatee Spring 2015 Outstanding Graduate
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Colleen Bankuty, an in-charge accountant, was awarded “Outstanding Graduate” for the Spring 2015 semester by the University of South Florida...
Bradenton CPA Firm Counts On New Principal
David Lanni has been named a principal with Shinn & Co., one of the largest independent accounting firms in the Sarasota-Bradenton region. - See more at:...
Senior-level Hires And Promotions For The Week Of March 30
BANKS Oliver Benitez has been named vice president and manager of the Brickell Banking Center of City National Bank. Before joining the bank, he was vice president and managing director at TotalBank. Robert C. Noroña has been named senior vice...
Wellington Chamber Welcomes Johnny Meier As President
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce swore in its 2015-16 executive board members and directors during a luncheon at the Wanderers Club on Wednesday, welcoming Johnny Meier of My Community Pharmacy as the chamber’s new president.
Corporate Report
Terra Nova Transcription hires new chief operating officer Terra Nova Transcription, which has offices in both Tampa and St. John’s, Newfoundland, appointed Steve Sanchez of Miami its new chief operating officer. He will be responsible for...
Leslea Ellis LLC Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary
March 25th marked the two-year anniversary of Leslea Ellis LLC’s service to the community.  The CPA firm provides tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping, as well as fraud examination, forensic accounting and litigation support.  ...
Jesse Speltz Joins DHG Private Equity as National Business Development Executive
Charlotte , N . C . , March 1 7 , 201 5 – Jesse Speltz has joined DHG as a National Business Development Executive for the firm's national Private Equity practice. He has more than 25 years of professional experience...
Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning April 1)
Wednesday Night Concert Series Listen to a free concert with the music of Hotel California from 7-9 p.m. April 1 Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. • April 8: Blues Brothers • April 15: The Return • April 22: Walt Wise • April 29:...
CPA Scott R. Karp Joins Yip Associates
Yip Associates, a consulting firm with offices in Miami, Boca Raton and New York specializing in forensic accounting, financial investigations, litigation support, valuations, bankruptcy tax consulting, bankruptcy consulting, receiverships and...
Davis & Associates Offers International Tax & Consulting Services Department
Davis & Associates Certified Public Accountants (www.JohnDavisCPA.com) is one of only a handful of CPA firms located in Southwest Florida with a designated international tax and consulting services department that specializes in U.S. taxation for...
Business People
The landscape architectural firm of Stewart-Washmuth & Co. Inc. has hired Ryan Sollars as a senior designer and project manager. Sollars graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a degree in landscape architecture and has 17 years of...
Hires And Job Promotions For The Week Of March 23, 2015
ACCOUNTING De La Hoz, Perez & Barbeito, P.A., has named two new partners: Cristina Perez and David Barbeito. They were previously directors at the firm. Perez’s sub-specialty is international taxation. Barbeito is principal in charge of...
Meet The 2015 Women Who Mean Business Nominees
Congratulations to all of the 2015 Women Who Mean Business nominees. Below, you'll find the names listed in alphabetical order, and next week, we'll announce who this year's honorees will be — so stay tuned.
Eustis Names Two New Top Officials
Last week, city commissioners inked an employment agreement with City Manager Ronald Neibert and approved the appointment of Colleen Scott as finance director, according to Miranda Burrowes, the city’s public relations specialist.
Business Briefs
Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral presents Quarterly Women's Power Networking Event The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral will present Women's Power Networking March 25 at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, at 131 S.W. 3rd Place, in Cape Coral,...
People On The Move: Junior Achievement Honors Broward College
Broward College President J. David Armstrong Jr.Recently traveled to New York to receive the U.S President's Volunteer Service Award From Junior Achievement USA on behalf of Broward College. Broward College students volunteered more than 10,000...
Shaun M. Davis, Newly Elected Urban League Of Broward Board Chairman
Over the past 25 years, Shaun M. Davis has established himself as head of one of South Florida’s most reputable accounting firms, S. Davis & Associates, Inc.
Business Briefs: Rue21 Expands At Edison Mall
rue21 in Edison Mall will move into an expanded space in
How Women Can Get Most From Social Security
Last year, women made up 57 percent of the Social Security beneficiaries older than 62 and 68 percent of beneficiaries older than 85. Why is it important to know these figures? Women are most likely to take time out of the workforce to care for...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Ranked on Accounting Today's Top 100 List
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, one of the largest firms in South Florida, was ranked by Accounting Today to the annual listing of top 100 firm in the United States based on revenue size. The firm was also recognized as one of...
On the Move: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Felipe Muñoz recently joined Emagination Unlimited Inc. as art director and will oversee the creation of a variety of print ads, brochures, videos, websites and billboards.
Letters: A Special Election Is Coming South Of Jacksonville
Time to vote again! If you thought that you had done your duty a few weeks ago, not so. That was just the Republican primary. From March 28 to April 4, early voting precedes the general election, which is on April 7 to elect a state senator and...
Three CPAmerica Firms Recognized as National Leaders and Seven Reco gnized as Regional Leaders in Accounting Today's Top 100
Accounting Today named several CPAmerica International firms as national and regional leaders in their Top 100 listing in March. Three firms were featured in the Top 100 and also moved up in the rankings. Five firms saw revenue growth of more...
CPA Opens New Office
CPA opens new office
Florida's Political Chairs: Who Is Running For Senate In 2016? Governor In 2018?
Florida law forbids a candidate's name from appearing twice on the same ballot. So if Marco Rubio ends up making a serious bid for president, he'd have to give up his seat in Congress. This could set up a very interesting four years in Florida...

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