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Send your news and accomplishments to Assistant Editor Caitlin Bailey O'Neill at
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Member News
Public Service
For the second year in a row,
Sheptoff, Reuber and Company,
P.C.
in Glastonbury supported the
March of Dimes "Blue Jeans for
Babies" campaign during November,
National
Prematurity
Awareness
Month. For two days in November,
employees were able to wear jeans to
work in exchange for a donation to the
March of Dimes. The firm also matched
employees' donations dollar for dollar.
John Koliani, member of Kostin,
Ruffkess, & Company, LLC in
Farmington, served as a judge for the
2010 University of Connecticut Family
Business Awards.
Professional Activities
Gregory A. Lainas of Robert Half
Management Resources in Hartford
was the keynote speaker of the Future
Business Leaders of America Fall
Leadership Conference in Southbury
on November 22. Lainas talked to the
high school students about the impor-
tance of goal-setting.
Kostin, Ruffkess & Company,
LLC
in Farmington was the presenting
sponsor
for
the
first
annual
Hartford Business Journal Lifetime
Achievement
Awards,
held
on
November 16.
Camille Murphy, partner of Bailey
Murphy + Scarano, LLC, recently spoke
about the tax advantages of health sav-
ings accounts (HSAs) at a seminar
sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank in
partnership with Brown & Knapp, LLC
and Bailey Murphy + Scarano, LLC. The
gathering was held on November 3 at
Donovan's Reef Restaurant in Branford.
In the Media
Duane E. Sauer, division director of
Robert Half International in Hartford,
wrote the article "Use Care in
Managing Sticky Employee Issues" in
the October 4 edition of the Hartford
Business Journal.
John L. Evanich Jr., general partner
of J.H. Cohn LLP in Glastonbury,
wrote
the
article
"Amid
Tax
Uncertainty, What's Owner to Do?" in
the November 1 edition of the Hartford
Business Journal.
Marcia L. Marien, managing partner of
Marien + Company in Norwich, CSCPA
president and a member of the
Governmental Issues Task Force, has
been presenting the state's fiscal crisis
to officials and legislators across the
state. Marien's Norwich presentation
was spotlighted in The Day's article
"Norwich Budget Picture is Grim" on
November 21. The Norwich Bulletin
also spotlighted a different presenta-
tion on December 6.
The South Windsor Reminder News
ran a story on December 9 headlined
"Businesses warned that `trusted'
employees
are
more
likely
to
steal" about a free seminar presented
by Stephen A. Pedneault, owner of
Forensic Accounting Services, LLC in
Glastonbury. Rockville Bank spon-
sored the seminar, entitled "How to
Prevent and Detect Employee Theft
and Embezzlement."
Honors & Awards
Scott A. Trenholm, partner-in-charge
of the Assurance Services Department
and Quality Control Partner at CCR
LLP in Glastonbury, was honored with
the
University
of
Connecticut
Outstanding Accountant Award last
spring, in recognition of his outstand-
ing service to the UConn Accounting
Department.
Saul L. Basch, vice chairman, treasur-
er, and CFO of Hartford Steam Boiler
in Hartford, was named "2010 CFO of
the Year" by the Hartford Business
Journal in the "Mega Public Company"
category.
Dale J. Ribaudo, senior
vice president and CFO of FM Facility
Maintenance in Hartford, was named
"2010 CFO of the Year" in the "Mega
Private Company" category. George
D. Bellas
, vice president, finance
and administration of Connecticut
Innovations, Inc. in Rocky Hill was a
"2010 0CFO of the Year" finalist.
CSCPA Staff News
CSCPA Student and
New
Professional
Outreach Specialist
Alicia V. McCain has
been named to the
Board of Directors
of the Connecticut
Society of Association Executives
(CSAE). CSAE's mission is to advance
and serve the profession of association
and nonprofit management.