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Hampton Roads Roaring 20 Program Open for Nominations

Currently accepting nominations from companies based in Hampton Roads, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) and Inside Business magazine are delighted to present the 5th Annual Roaring 20 program . Honoring the Virginia region’s most dynamic businesses and their contributions to the local economy, the program recognizes Hampton Roads’ top 20 fastest growing companies based on revenue and employee growth. Selected by an independent panel of local business leaders and university business faculty, winners will be profiled in a special Inside Business feature and honored at an awards banquet. To be eligible for the Roaring 20, a company must: Be headquartered in the Hampton Roads area;. Read More.

Erik Horstmann Joins Cherry Bekaert as Managing Partner of Charlotte Practice

Regarded as one of the top public accounting firms in the nation, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to welcome Erik Horstmann as Managing Partner of the Firm’s practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this capacity, he will oversee client relationships to ensure a coordinated and seamless service experience throughout the Charlotte market. With an emphasis in the manufacturing and distribution, and technology sector, Horstmann will specialize in guiding closely held and private equity-owned businesses to meet their growth objectives. His practice will focus on providing assurance and strategic management consulting services to middle market organizations. “It’s a pleasure to have. Read More.

Melisa Galasso Selected for American Institute of CPAs’ Leadership Academy

Cherry Bekaert LLP’s (“the Firm”) Melisa F. Galasso has been selected as one of 38 young Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to participate in the American Institute of CPAs’ (“AICPA”; “the Institute”) sixth annual Leadership Academy in Durham, North Carolina, this fall. Galasso will join an exclusive group of rising stars in the accounting profession to learn strategic planning techniques and develop personal success skills for handling complex management challenges. Leadership Academy participants, all under age 36, will discuss pressing issues facing CPAs and the accounting profession with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, and Barry. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Honored as One of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work”

As announced by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Bekaert LLP has been recognized as one of the state’s 2014 “Best Places to Work” in the Large Employer category. As part of a multiyear initiative by SC Biz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the “Best Places to Work” program identifies and recognizes the state’s most innovative and top-notch employers. Surveyed by Best Companies Group, companies selected to the list were reviewed based on data collected from questionnaires issued to employers and their employees. Divided into Small-Medium Employer (15-249 U.S. employees) and Large. Read More.

CBBC’s 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey Results

After receiving hundreds of responses, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting has reviewed the results of this year’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Survey. Analyzing how companies are adapting to the provisions created by the ACA, the survey asked employers how the healthcare reform has impacted costs, hiring practices, medical plans and insurance benefits. Click here to read about the survey’s findings.

Cherry Bekaert Honors Georgia’s Fast 40 Middle Market Companies

Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert is proud to be the founders of the ACG Fast 40 program, and congratulates the companies honored at the 2014 Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala on June 19, 2014. The awards recognize the top 40 fastest growing middle market companies in the state of Georgia, hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead. During the selection process, Cherry Bekaert served as the official validators of the revenue and employment information submitted by nominees. For the purposes of the Georgia Fast 40 Awards, a lower middle market company has annual revenues between $15. Read More.

Jamie Byington Named to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governors

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), one of the country’s top public accounting and consulting firms, would like to congratulate Jamie J. Byington on becoming a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (“the Chamber”) Board of Governors (“the Board”). As South Florida’s largest business organization, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce reaches more than 400,000 employees across Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. Unanimously voted onto the Chamber’s Board of Governors, Byington will help support South Florida’s business community, as well as create and carry out the Chamber’s annual goals. One of her first possible actions as a Board member will. Read More.

South Carolina Roaring Twenties Program Accepting Nominations

Presented with SC Biz News and CertusBank, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to announce nominations are currently being accepted for the annual Roaring Twenties program. Similar to the Firm’s North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40, the Roaring Twenties program recognizes the top 20 small and middle-market South Carolina businesses that have contributed to the state’s economic growth. Selected companies will be divided into “Small” ($10 million and under) and “Large” (over $10 million) categories, as well as ranked according to their revenue growth over a one-year period. Dollar and percentage increases will be considered. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting Issues Affordable Care Act Survey

Intended to gauge the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) impact around the country, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting LLC (“CBBC”) is proud to announce the launch of its Affordable Care Act Survey (“ACA Survey”). The intention of the survey is to examine how the ACA is impacting employers and their business decisions. The questions cover topics such as hiring practices and insurance benefits, and the results will assist CBBC in understanding how companies are handling the uncertainty and ever-changing rules created by the ACA. Questions and expected findings from the CBBC’s ACA Survey include: Will the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee (i.e. working 30. Read More.

Cherry Bekaert Expands Talent in Transaction Advisory Services Practice

In response to the growing demand for its transaction advisory and due diligence services, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert (“the Firm”), is pleased to announce the additions of Tim J. Koch , Michael Coppa and Brian T. Dermott . Based in the Firm’s Charlotte office, Tim will serve as a Partner, Michael as a Senior Manager and Brian as a Manager within the expanding Transaction Advisory Services practice. Cherry Bekaert’s Transaction Advisory Services practice consists of experienced financial and tax transaction professionals who specialize in middle market mergers and acquisitions. Team members have the unique ability to concentrate on the early identification of critical issues, understand key risk factors,. Read More.