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Happy Birthday, GBQ!

by Sara Robertson

Tomorrow is GBQ‘s 60th anniversary. In celebration, I thought it would be fun to share our 60th anniversary video, along with some of our milestones.

1953
Morris W. Groner moves from New York to Columbus to establish his own accounting firm. His first associate is his wife Ruth and his first office is on East Main Street.

1957
Jack Boyle (from Price Waterhouse) joins Morris in practice.

1966
Ron Quillin (from Ernst & Ernst) joins Morris and Jack and the firm name evolves to Groner Boyle & Quillin.

1976
GBQ produces first newsletter, brochure and radio ad.

1981
GBQ begins delivery of green bagels on St. Patrick’s Day.

1990
Firm moves its office to 500 South Front Street in Columbus’ Brewery District.

1996
Ron Quillin retires and Wade Kozich is named Managing Director. GBQ forges a strategic alliance with BDO Seidman LLP and acquires Columbus office of Cleveland firm, Meaden & Moore.

1999
Firm name is officially changed from Groner Boyle & Quillin to GBQ Partners LLC.

2010
Darci Congrove is named Managing Director.

2012
GBQ opens consulting offices in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY and Cincinnati, OH.

Click here to view our full timeline. I know that I speak for all of my fellow associates when I “thank you” to everyone who has helped shape the GBQ story, past, present and future!

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