5th Annual CTBK Berber Open

Oct 23, 2015

On October 23rd, the 5th Annual CTBK Berber Open was held in our office. Our verson of indoor putt-putt is designed by one of our partners with some staff volunteers. Twosomes are picked at random and play an 18-hole course with some obstacles and challenges to overcome.  This event is a highlight for the entire office and we get a great turnout.

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The New Standard For Recognizing Revenue from Contracts Seminar

Oct 06, 2015

On May 28, 2014, the FASB and IASB issued their long-awaited converged standard on revenue recognition. There are significant changes coming for certain industries, including construction. Some of the areas that could create challenges for the industry and your company as you transition to the new standard include performance obligations, contract modifications, determination and allocation of transaction price, stand-alone selling price, contract costs, and disclosures. The new guidance on revenue recognition affects any reporting organization that either enters into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into contracts for the transfer of non-financial assets unless those contracts are within the scope of other standards.

Pink Tie Guy

Aug 21, 2015

Recently, Susan G. Komen promoted the Pink Tie Guy initiative. Pink Tie Guys are men who are committed to the fight against breast cancer. As a Pink Tie Guy, they provide financial and personal support to the mission of Susan G. Komen® Western New York, and create awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Mark Collard, Managing Partner of Landmark Wealth Management, committed to being a Pink Tie Guy and had a “give-or-get” pledge of $500 and collected funds through October 2015. We are excited to announce that Mark raised $845 for the fight against breast cancer.

2nd Annual Not-for-Profit Seminar

Jul 30, 2015

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, we held a complimentary seminar focusing on issues affecting non-profit organizations. Due to the popularity of last year’s interactive foundation panel, leaders of Western New York’s largest private foundations joined us for an update on funding initiatives in the non-profit community. Additionally, we had an insurance industry update focusing on workers compensation insurance and employee wellness. Because of the nature of a tax-exempt organization, we discussed NYS regulations on investing as a non-profit and how it is unlike any other entity. Lastly, we presented on fraud and internal controls, and provided an accounting and tax update.

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Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo

Jul 20, 2015

Ronald McDonald House® of Buffalo, opened in 1983 with the single focus of providing a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 17,000 families from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, the country and the world, have benefited from the comfort provided by the our House.

On Monday, July 20th, the Helping Hands team participated in the Cooks for Kids program at the Ronald McDonald House. Our team planned and cooked a meal that was served to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment.

Welcome Sarah Viana

Jul 20, 2015

Sarah is joining us as the Director of Organizational Development. She is a dynamic results oriented leader with over 16 years of progressive human resource management experience in the accounting industry. Sarah has had exceptional success in identifying, recruiting students and developing top performers that consistently deliver the highest business results. She has a proven ability to identify, develop and execute business initiatives as well as tailor solutions to meet individual needs. Sarah graduated from State University of Buffalo with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Human Resources Management.

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center

Jun 26, 2015

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is an accredited wildlife sanctuary. They are a non-profit group without public funding, primarily staffed by volunteers, yet they successfully rehabilitate hundreds of animals each year for release into the wild while offering permanent sanctuary to over seventy non-releasable animals.

On Friday, June 26th, our Helping Hands crew was at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center in East Aurora. They are in the process of relocating and rebuilding their center, the winter took a heavy toll on their existing facility so they are trying to get the animals moved ahead of schedule before next winter. Our volunteers helped rebuild homes for their animals.

2015 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

Jun 25, 2015

Our office annually participates in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Buffalo.  The challenge is a 3.5-mile run/walk in Delaware Park.  This year our team competed against 396 teams with 11,914 runners.  After the run, our team got together for a cookout and shared fun stories about the day.  Look for us at the challenge next year.

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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden

Jun 12, 2015

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden is a living museum dedicated to advancing appreciate for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.

On June 12, 2015, volunteers from our Helping Hands team went back to help the Garden beautify their landscaping.  Volunteers planted annuals that will be there for visitors to enjoy for years to come.