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In case you haven’t heard…NACVA/IBA 2011 Annual Consultants’ Conference

by Rebekah Smith

The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) are holding their 2011 Annual Consultants’ Conference in San Diego this year (June 8 – June 11, 2011).  I always look forward to this conference because of the quality speakers and the great networking with other valuation, litigation support, fraud and M&A […]

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Newsletters and Events

by Sara Robertson

GBQ regularly writes articles and publishes newsletters on common issues and trends facing today’s organizations and individuals. We also provide free seminars and workshops regarding a wide-range of topics for the benefit of our clients and community. Below are a few of the items our marketing department has been working on this week: Newsletters: GBQ […]

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Employee-centric Workplaces

by Darci Congrove

Last week, I was excited to participate as a panelist on the topic of employee-centric workplaces. The Columbus Chamber Young Professionals’ Exchange is a forum buying viagra for young professionals (YP’s) to network and discuss business issues. Fellow panelists represented employers ranging from very small to very large: Bill Balderaz, President, Webbed Marketing Mike Maraldo, […]

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Governor Kasich Issues Proposed Ohio Budget

by Judd Ballard

Governor Kasich released his proposed two year budget for Ohio Fiscal Year 2012 and 2013 on March 15, 2011. Ohio is facing a projected deficit of $8 billion over the span of the budget. Kasich is proposing privatizing state liquor sales and five state prisons in order to raise revenue. In addition to the privatization […]

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Case Update: The Use of a Financial Expert

by Rebekah Smith

The Defense in a lost profits/economic damages case usually has a difficult decision to make: whether or not to hire a financial expert. This decision can be an integral part of the overall strategy. On one hand, the Defense generally disagrees with the Plaintiff’s damage calculation and wants it to be adjusted. On the other […]

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What you need to know about Employee Benefit Plan Issues

by Mary Stucke

We hosted our first GBQuarterly of the year on March 22, 2011. The topic was Employee Benefit Plan Issues and was presented by Mike Kozlowski, Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services at GBQ Partners LLC and Brian Hanna, Senior Relationship Manager at Everhart Financial group, Inc. The key issues discussed were: Common Errors in Plan […]

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$1,000 HIRE Credit: Does your company qualify?

by Tim Schlotterer

On March 18, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE). This is also known as the Jobs Bill.  This new law provided some payroll tax incentives for qualifying new employees in 2010 and a $1,000 tax credit could be available in 2011: The employee must have been hired […]

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What are your chances of being audited?

by Tim Schlotterer

The IRS recently issued their annual data book providing statistical data on activity within the IRS. Here are some interesting statistics to share with you…

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ACG Columbus named Chapter of the Year

by Wade Kozich

I just received news that ACG Columbus (Association for Corporate Growth) was recently named Chapter of the Year in the 150 and under member category. The Columbus chapter is five years old and this award is a tribute to the leadership of Tom Washbush, Curt Loveland and others on the board who have worked very […]

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Job Creation in Central Ohio

by Darci Congrove

Whether it is news from Washington or from our Statehouse, politicians are all talking about job creation.  While economists tell us that the recession officially ended in June 2009, there is still a huge unemployment problem, which is recovering much more slowly than in other downturns over the last thirty years.  Have you wondered what […]

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Marti Brenner joins GBQ

by Sara Robertson

We are pleased to announce that Marti Brenner, has joined the firm as a Senior Manager in our State and Local Tax Practice.

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FASB Takes a Step Back on Proposed Lease Accounting Standard Changes

by Mary Stucke

If you have been “enjoying” following proposed changes to accounting for leases (who doesn’t?), you may have been thinking to yourself: This is going to hurt my Company’s debt to equity ratio This is going to make it harder to obtain financing This is going to cost my Company time and money This is going […]

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