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GBQ to Host Fraud Prevention, Cyber Crime and Embezzlement Seminar with Huntington

by Rebekah Smith

We at GBQ are exceptionally excited to partner with Huntington Bank on September 10th for a Fraud Seminar at the Creekside Conference & Event Center in Gahanna.  The featured speaker will be Mr. Greg Litster, President of SafeChecks.    Topics to be covered will include: How to Detect & Prevent Embezzlement Cyber Crime & Online […]

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CCIFP – The Financial Construction Designation

by Bob Biehl

Last month, I discussed the summer as being the learning season for CPA’s and CCIFP’s (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional).  Today I want to explain more about the CCIFP designation and why all financial professionals who serve the construction industry should be certified. What are the benefits of Certification? The CCIFP designation: Demonstrates commitment to […]

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Another Great Article on the Power of Employee Ownership

by Brian Bornino

Here is a link to another great article about employee ownership from the August 12, 2012 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:  http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/08/employee-owners_boost_success.html. The article discusses a $100 million Troy, Ohio-based manufacturing company, Spinnaker Coating, which recently sold 100% of its stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  This is an inspiring article written […]

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Team GBQ to Take to the Road this Weekend

by Judd Ballard

This is GBQ’s third year participating in Pelotonia and with 14 riders, we have raised more than $23,000 for cancer research. For those of you interested in a little friendly competition, Team GBQ has raised more money per person than all the accounting firms participating, include the Big 4 teams. Thank you to everyone who has supported […]

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Taxidermy: A New Meaning

by Melissa Rager

Have you ever tried to sell an item, but realize it has no legal value in today’s market place?  I’m sure this happens quite frequently when someone inherits an old item with no use, like your grandmother’s gravy boat.  Can you imagine if that worthless item causes you to receive a $29 million tax bill […]

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Woman of the Week – Mary Stucke

by Sara Robertson

Each week, Executive Elements features a fantastic new woman they think you should know. This week’s featured woman is our very own Assurance Manager and GBQueue blogger, Mary Stucke! Click here to read Mary’s profile. We are proud to know Mary and call her one of our own here at GBQ. Congrats!  

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States Seeking a ‘Millionaires’ Tax’

by Ed Bannen

It seems like all over the US and throughout Europe the talk of Millionaires’ tax rates are on all the politicians’ lips whether for or against an increase.  Currently, there are two theories of thought about economic effects of an increase in the tax rate for millionaires.  First, increasing taxes on the rich will lower […]

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