Company announcements: Week of November 15

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of November 15, 2010.

Abeles and Hoffman, P.C. has launched its new Web site and iPhone application. The Web site offers timely information and resources related to the firm and the accounting industry. The iPhone application houses similar information and resources.  The app also includes RSS feeds to the firm's Twitter account and blog; links to its Web site and Facebook and LinkedIn accounts; and partner bios. The free application is available to download through the iTunes Store.

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announced that Sarah J. (Schartz) Salem recently obtained her Certified Public Accountant designation. Salem, who joined ABBB as a staff accountant in 2007, works in the firm's Great Bend and Lyons, Kansas office locations.

Meggan Canale has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC) in the accounting and assurance services department of the firm's Chattanooga, Tennessee office.

ParenteBeard LLC recently announced that Yana Squeri has joined the firm as a partner in the firm's Financial Services practice. Squeri focuses on serving banking and financial services clients and is based in ParenteBeard's New York City office.

Steve Piascik, founder & president of Piascik & Associates, has been named a Super CPA by Virginia Business magazine. Piascik has received this distinction several times in recent years. Also, Ryan Losi, CPA, a partner and executive vice president of Piascik & Associates, has been recognized as a "rising star" in the CPA profession by the Virginia Society of CPAs with the Top 5 Under 35 Award. Losi is among five CPAs across Virginia to receive this honor.

Reznick Group recently announced that Robert E. Cronin has joined the firm as a principal in the Valuation and Transaction Advisory Group (VTAG). Based in the firm's Chicago office, Cronin will help lead the national expansion of the VTAG practice by managing business, intangible asset, and real estate valuation engagements.

Bill Appling, president of Watkins Uiberall Healthcare Consulting Group, LLC, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Lifeblood, a not-for-profit volunteer blood center located in Memphis.

Weaver recently announced the promotions of P. "Trish" Fritsche, CPA, CFF/CITP, to senior manager of Forensic Services; Carrie Hardison, CPA, to senior manager of Tax and Strategic Business Services; Laura Lambert, CPA, to senior manager of Assurances Services; and Antonio "Tony" Rocha to senior manager of State and Local Tax Services.

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