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Community News news June 2008

Community News and CPA2Biz announce strategic business alliance

Today, at the AICPA Information Technology Conference in Las Vegas, CPA2Biz, the majority-owned subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides businesses on-demand accounts payable software, announces a strategic business alliance to provide to accountants and their clients. is a new low-cost Web service that simplifies the way companies manage, review, approve, and pay bills.
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Rowe & Deming, LLC expands presence in greater Portland area

Rowe and Deming, LLC recently joined with Liang & Quale, CPAs LLC, to expand its presence in the Portland, OR metropolitan area.The joining of Liang & Quale, CPAs, LLC and Rowe & Deming, LLC together is very exciting, and everyone involved recognizes the advantages of working together going forward.In a letter to Liang & Quale clients, Ellen Quale said, "After many years of dedicated client service in public accounting, I have decided to return to public service. I will miss working with all of you.
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Leisa Gill and Tracy Crevar Warren inducted into AAM Hall of Fame

Leisa Gill, director of marketing at Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC in Brentwood, TN, and Tracy Crevar Warren, president of The Crevar Group LLC in Jamestown, NC, were inducted into the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Award honors an individual's dedication to and promotion of the accounting marketing profession and the accounting industry as a whole.Gill was named Marketer of the Year in 2004 by CPA Marketing Report, a CCH Publication, and is a past-president of AAM.
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Laura Snyder named Association for Accounting Marketing Volunteer of the Year

Laura Snyder, director of marketing at Porter Keadle Moore, LLP in Atlanta, GA, was honored as the 2008 Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) Volunteer of the Year. She was recognized for her passion for promoting the accounting marketing profession along with her service to AAM. "We never lose sight of the fact that our members have their own real jobs to worry about," said Granville Loar, executive director of AAM.
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Rene Stranghoner named Marketer of the Year

Rene Stranghoner, director of practice growth at Weaver and Tidwell, LLP in Fort Worth, Texas, has been named the 2008 Marketer of the Year. Stranghoner was first nominated by her peers and was later selected by a panel of judges, themselves leaders in professional services marketing, for the top honor."My personal mission as a marketer is to help the firm understand, embrace, and live a marketing culture," said Stranghoner. "This requires long-term vision, perseverance, and patience.
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Benjamin Plantan honored as Rookie of the Year

Benjamin Plantan, marketing manager for J.H. Cohen in New York City, was named Rookie of the Year by the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) for going the "extra mile" to contribute to the firm's success within the first two years of his marketing role. Plantan joined J.H. Cohn in 2006 and oversees strategic marketing and business development in the New York City metropolitan area. His strategic, technical, and management consulting experience has been at International Services Group, CGI Group (formerly American Management Systems) and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
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Accounting firm office manager jailed for participation in visa fraud scheme

Illuminada "Nida" Quenga, 52, the former office manager of an accounting firm in the Los Angeles area, has been convicted of visa fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison after participating in a scheme to issue 120 fraudulent visas to Filipino citizens attempting to immigrate to the United States.Over a three-year period, Quenga worked with Dory Ocampo, 36, a recruiter from BRJ Professional Service, a Los Angeles employment agency, to provide the false visas.
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Schneider Downs expands state and local tax practice

Schneider Downs, one of the top 50 public accounting, tax, and business advisory services firms in the U.S., has recently appointed Frank L. Dantonio as managing director for the firm's state and local tax practice.Dantonio brings more than 25 years of state and local tax experience to Schneider Downs.
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Schneider Downs expands team

Schneider Downs, an accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, announces that Charles Oshurak, CPA and Scott Meyers, CPA have been appointed to the position of Senior Audit Manager with Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. and Patrick W. Fisher, CFA has been appointed to the position of Investment Advisor with Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors.
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Former E&Y partner charged with insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former partner at Ernst & Young LLP, his friend, and his friend's father in an insider trading scheme that resulted in nearly $600,000 in illicit profits.The SEC's insider trading case alleges that from approximately summer 2006 through fall 2007, James E. Gansman, a former partner in Ernst & Young's Transaction Advisory Services department, tipped his friend Donna Murdoch about the identities of at least seven different acquisition targets of clients who sought valuation services from his firm.


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