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Empowered for More at Book Club Express

July 20th, 2017 by Associate

(Post by Brittney Lovdal) I had the opportunity to attend wGBQ’s “Book Club Express” this week and enjoyed the experience far more than I was expecting! I generally scoff at the idea of a book club because I have never been much of a reader, but when I saw how relevant and interesting the articles […]

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Book Club Express Success!

August 22nd, 2016 by Sara Robertson

Article written by Suzy Long: Our first ever “Book Club Express” event was a great success! It was actually the first Book Club event I have ever attended at GBQ and my decision to do so was due in large part to the new format. There wasn’t a book to read, as in the past, […]

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The Life of an Intern at GBQ

August 16th, 2016 by Sara Robertson

Hi, I’m Shane Haney, and I spent the summer in the tax department at GBQ. This fall, I’ll be heading back to Miami University to finish my undergraduate degree in Accountancy and minor in Business Analytics. I’ll then start working on my Masters of Accountancy in the combined program in order to reach my 150 […]

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Hashtag New Main

June 20th, 2016 by Sara Robertson

Today, I had the opportunity to attend the Media Preview of our #NewMain Library…what an amazing place!   If you want a true journalistic preview, you should probably head on over to Columbus Business First, The Columbus Dispatch or something of the like. In the meantime, here were some highlights (beyond getting to check out the […]

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Vote for GBQ! Columbus C.E.O. “Best of Business” Reader Poll

June 8th, 2016 by Sara Robertson

Please vote. No, I’m not getting political on you just because it is an election year. Columbus C.E.O. magazine’s annual Best of Business poll has officially opened and I want you to vote for GBQ! The annual survey gives readers an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the things that make central Ohio’s business scene great. For the […]

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GBQ + ViaVero

February 20th, 2016 by Sara Robertson

In February 2016, GBQ announced a joint venture with ViaVero. The joint venture expands GBQ’s service offerings into the talent consulting space and gives ViaVero a broader reach into the middle market here in central Ohio. The initiative deepens the two companies’ expertise in financial talent recruitment and gives their customers a single source for filling […]

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Green Bagel History

February 2nd, 2016 by Sara Robertson

For 35 years, GBQ has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as only savvy accountants and consultants can do…with green bagels. GBQ’s green bagel tradition dates back to  the 1980s when the idea was presented to our three founding partners – Morris Groner, Jack Boyle and Ron Quillin. The annual event was embraced and encouraged by Boyle […]

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#GivingTuesday

November 30th, 2015 by Melissa Rager

During this time of year, organizations make a big push for last minute donors. After all, it is the charitable season and a time when many of us feel the most generous. One of the biggest struggles that nonprofit organizations face today is the ability to retain donors, as well as find new ones. Four […]

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Bringing a Brand to Life

October 28th, 2015 by Judd Ballard

In the last few months I’ve read countless blogs about CPA firms establishing and living a brand, but the topic has picked up steam this week as a fellow competitor fights to end its own brand identity crisis. It’s a challenge all firms are willing to embrace, as the benefits are often unspoken for, yet […]

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Accounting Awards Season

September 24th, 2015 by Sara Robertson

I feel like fall is to GBQ what winter is to Hollywood stars…Awards Season! It makes my job nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time. The past couple weeks have been filled with good news and I just feel the need to share (ok, brag!). Here it goes… Earlier this month we learned that […]

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GBQ + Cristo Rey Columbus High School

August 31st, 2015 by Sara Robertson

As students around central Ohio head back to school, GBQ is preparing to welcome four students of our own. Yes, you read that correctly, today, four students from Cristo Rey Columbus High School will join the firm daily until mid-June. Through the Professional Work-study Program (PWSP), each student at Cristo Rey Columbus works one or two days […]

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Expect to win with wGBQ

August 5th, 2015 by Associate

While last week’s Seventh Floor Book Loft event was the first I’ve attended, it was the sixth wGBQ has successfully hosted! With all of the laughter, discussion and fun that was had, discussing Carla Harris’ book Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies For Thriving in the Workplace, I am certain I will be back for […]

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Pelotonia 2015: Be a Part of One Goal

July 6th, 2015 by Judd Ballard

In one month, Team GBQ will participate in its 6th Pelotonia ride.  In the last five years, the firm’s peloton has averaged 14 riders and raised more than $30,000 each year. The total number of registered riders has already exceeded 7,100 and fundraising is closing in on $6 million.  Because Pelotonia has been around now […]

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Summer Firm Meeting Recap

June 18th, 2015 by Sara Robertson

Last Friday, we held our annual firm meeting. GBQ hosts quarterly firm meetings throughout the year, but the annual meeting is always our big one (and my favorite!). We announce promotions, give out recognition and service awards, and have a little fun (yes, contrary to popular belief, accountants DO know how to have fun). We try […]

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2015 Cincinnati Business Courier C-Suite Awards

May 14th, 2015 by Sara Robertson

Do you work with a CFO, CEO, COO, CMO or CLO that has contributed to a client’s growth? Know a friend who is committed to the community and their outstanding professional performance? Do you have a peer that thinks strategically and has strengthened the company’s market position? If you answered “yes” to any of the […]

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GBQ’s St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

March 6th, 2015 by Sara Robertson

For over 35 years, GBQ has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as only savvy accountants and consultants can do…with green bagels. GBQ’s green bagel tradition dates back to 1980 when the idea was presented to our three founding partners – Morris Groner, Jack Boyle and Ron Quillin. The annual event was embraced and encouraged by Boyle […]

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GBQ Has Successful Review By Peers

March 5th, 2015 by Sara Robertson

I said it (ok, wrote it) back in October when GBQ received their PCAOB Inspection Report and I’ll say it again: one of the great things about my job is that I get to brag about GBQ (a lot! #sorrynotsorry). Today, I am bragging about our recent Peer Review with a “pass” rating (that’s the […]

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GBQ’s PCAOB Inspection Reveals No Findings

October 9th, 2014 by Sara Robertson

One of the great things about my job is that I get to brag about GBQ (a lot! #sorrynotsorry). Most of the time it’s about an award or just how great everyone is, but today is different. Today, I am bragging about something a little more serious…a PCAOB report with no findings. Ok, so some […]

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One Goal. Two Months Away.

June 11th, 2014 by Judd Ballard

Year No. 5 for Team GBQ.  And this is the year we’re going to break $100,000 raised in total for 5 years. Once again, another handful of new riders have joined our team, bringing some much needed young enthusiasm to the GBQ Peloton.  With two members from last year’s team having moved out of town, […]

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2014 Green Bagel Open House

February 25th, 2014 by Sara Robertson

Mark your calendar and start digging out the green. GBQ will hold our annual Green Bagel Open House on Friday, March 14, 2014 from, 7:30- 9:30 am. A full breakfast will be served and green bagel 6-packs will be provided to all attendees. Click here to RSVP. 2010 was the first year for our open house event, […]

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GBQ Tax Olympics

February 6th, 2014 by Associate

The Winter Olympics kick off this Friday, and I couldn’t be more excited for the games to begin.  I can appreciate the Olympics’ ability to bring people together, especially since the chance that we’re all rooting for the same team is pretty good.  I also enjoy the wide variety of sports covered during the Olympics, […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2013 by Sara Robertson

May your holiday spirit roll through the entire new year…that’s the theme of our 2013 holiday card here at GBQ (see below). As you can see from reading this year’s card, GBQ made a donation in our clients’ honor to Bike Lady, Inc.. I remember my first two-wheeler, it was a Schwinn and had a […]

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The Seventh Floor Book Loft: Pushing Back in the Right Way

November 19th, 2013 by Associate

“Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” ~Lois Wyse Last week marked our third official Seventh Floor Book Loft meeting presented by wGBQ and it was great to see both new and familiar faces amongst the crowd. The enthusiasm of all the women involved was contagious as soon as I stepped […]

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Beancounters on Bikes, Back for our 4th Year

May 28th, 2013 by Judd Ballard

We are at it again.  To date, we have 10 riders registered and confirmed, two of which are making their first trek with the team.  This also means we’re still waiting on half of last year’s team to join and start fundraising.  With the long Memorial Day weekend behind us, it’s time to kick training […]

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Osburn Named to 2013 Forty Under 40 Class by Columbus Business First

May 16th, 2013 by Sara Robertson

Jennifer Osburn, CPA, Director, Community Action Practice was recently named to Columbus Business First‘s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2013. Each year since the program began in 1993, the Forty Under 40 awards program has recognized rising young business leaders in the Columbus area. Award winners are selected for their business leadership, career accomplishments and […]

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GBQ News and Upcoming Events

April 24th, 2013 by Sara Robertson

GBQ associates regularly write articles and newsletters on common issues and trends facing today’s organizations and individuals. We also provide free seminars and webinars on a wide-range of topics for the benefit of our clients and community. Below are a few of the items we have recently published: Construction Industry Advisor – Spring 2013 Investigative […]

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GBQ… A 2013 Healthiest Employer of Central Ohio

March 30th, 2013 by Sara Robertson

Healthy associates drive a healthy business. From Fresh Fruit Mondays, free flu shot clinics and annual health fairs, to our very own Biggest Loser Challenge, GBQ is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of all of its associates. That’s why being named to Columbus Business First‘s 2013 Healthiest Employers class is indeed an honor. […]

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GBQ Green Bagels 2013

February 22nd, 2013 by Sara Robertson

Mark your calendar and start digging out the green!  GBQ will hold our annual Green Bagel Open House on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:30 am. A full breakfast will be served and green bagel 6-packs will be provided to all attendees. Click here to RSVP. Our Green Bagel Celebration began more than […]

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GBQ’s Most Popular Blogs of 2012

January 11th, 2013 by Sara Robertson

As we enter 2013, I decided to take a look back at the most popular GBQueue blog posts of 2012.  The following 10 posts kept you busy reading last year.  I hope you enjoy taking a look back at (or catching up on what you missed!) the most popular blog posts of 2012: FASB’s Exposure Draft on […]

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GBQ Location and Incentives Practice “LEEDs” the Charge with Addition of Lisa Lamphere

December 6th, 2012 by Judd Ballard

GBQ is it again as we continue to add key players to our ever-expanding State and Local Tax practice.  Lisa Lamphere joins the Location and Incentives Services niche, bringing significant experience in location analysis and securing property tax abatements, tax credits, wage assessments, training grants and other discretionary and statutory incentives. She is a LEED […]

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GBQuittin’ Time: Networking with a Twist

November 30th, 2012 by Mary Stucke

Are you a young professional striving for success?  Have you ever wanted to network and build relationships in a setting that wasn’t dominated by senior management?  Do you like any opportunity that gives you the chance to eat free food and win prizes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then GBQuittin’ Time […]

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GBQ Once Again Among Central Ohio’s Best Places to Work

November 9th, 2012 by Sara Robertson

We are very excited to announce that GBQ ranked #3 on this year’s Columbus Business First Best Places to Work list.  We maintained our spot on the list for the sixth consecutive year. Click here to view a slide-show spotlighting all of the 2012  Best Places to Work.​ The rankings were determined by questionnaires completed […]

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Team GBQ to Take to the Road this Weekend

August 10th, 2012 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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Woman of the Week – Mary Stucke

August 6th, 2012 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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Pelotonia12 Will Be Team GBQ’s 3rd Year

July 10th, 2012 by Judd Ballard

ONE GOAL: end cancer Team GBQ is once again excited to participate in Pelotonia, and is reaching out to clients and friends of the firm to see if you are interested in riding, or donating to the cause.  Like many teams, Team GBQ has more than doubled for Pelotonia12 (already 14 riders registered).  However, this […]

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Annual Firm Meeting Recap

July 3rd, 2012 by Sara Robertson

Last Tuesday, we held our annual firm meeting at the Arena Grand Theatre. GBQ hosts quarterly firm meetings throughout the year, but the annual meeting is always our big one (and my favorite!). We announce promotions, give out recognition and service awards, and have a little fun (yes, contrary to popular belief, accountants DO know how to […]

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Columbus C.E.O. Best of Business 2012 – Voting is Now Open!

May 16th, 2012 by Sara Robertson

Columbus C.E.O. magazine’s annual Best of Business survey gives readers an opportunity each year to shine the spotlight on the things that make central Ohio’s business scene great. In 2010 and 2011, GBQ was named ”Best Accounting Firm” thanks to YOUR votes! The voting period is open until July 16, 2012. Be sure to vote today, and […]

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Stillman, Arend and Osburn to Speak at OSCPA Not-for-Profit Conference

April 27th, 2012 by Sara Robertson

GBQ associates, Bob Stillman, Andy Arend and Jen Osburn will deliver presentations to attendees at the Ohio Society of CPAs day-long Not-for-Profit Conference on June 6, 2012 in Columbus, OH.

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GBQ Prepares for St. Patrick’s Day with Green Bagels

March 1st, 2012 by Sara Robertson

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and while the majority of people think shamrocks, March Madness, and celebrating an Irish heritage with green beer, around GBQ, St. Patrick’s Day means Green Bagels. Yep, Green Bagels. The GBQ Green Bagel Celebration began more than 20 years ago as a client appreciation event. Today, it is one of […]

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GBQ’s Most Popular Blogs of 2011

January 12th, 2012 by Sara Robertson

As we enter 2012, I decided to take a look back at the most popular GBQueue blog posts of 2011. The following 10 posts kept you busy reading last year. I hope you enjoy taking a look back (or catching up on what you missed!). Popular blog posts of 2011: FASB’s Exposure Draft on Goodwill […]

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New Year’s Resolutions, The Sooner the Better

December 29th, 2011 by Rebekah Smith

Just last week I listened to a webinar on accountability.  Like many businesses, we talk a lot about accountability, discussion such as…how to build a culture of accountability, how to improve accountability, how to stay accountable, how to “hold someone accountable”, etc.  And personally, I think it is a great thing that as a firm […]

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Public Accounting vs. Health

November 29th, 2011 by Mary Stucke

As busy season approaches here at GBQ and we once again begin working long hours, place our focus on our clients and tend to forget about ourselves. GBQ’s goal to provide excellent service never waivers; however, our health often does. You eat a little more pizza and make it to the gym a little less […]

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Accolades

October 23rd, 2011 by Sara Robertson

I am excited to write and share the following blog post. At GBQ, we are proud of our achievements, we just don’t always talk about them. I am going to change that right now by sharing some of our recent achievements: Columbus Business First Best Places to Work This marks our fifth year on the […]

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Coming out of the Red Corner…

October 17th, 2011 by Judd Ballard

Weighing in with a plethora of multistate sales and use tax knowledge, and hailing from the beautiful mecca known as Utica, better known for its annual ice cream festival…by way of Powell…better known as the side of town that doesn’t stop growing, and the Columbus Zoo… The State and Local Tax team is excited to […]

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Upcoming Events

September 21st, 2011 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 lately: Newsletters: Bottomline Newsletter […]

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Riders Unite!

August 24th, 2011 by Judd Ballard

This past Saturday was my first Pelotonia experience.  Originally planning to show up on a 15 year-old Huffy, I clearly had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I think it is safe to say I was a little out of my element, and as the big day approached, my biggest concern was not […]

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A credit worthy acquisition

June 30th, 2011 by Darci Congrove

  July 1st is an exciting date for GBQ this year!  We are finalizing a transaction to bring the staff and clients of Condit & Associates, a Westerville-based CPA firm with a specialization in credit unions, to GBQ. We first met Gary Condit, the founder of the firm, in January, and we immediately were impressed.  […]

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Columbus C.E.O. Magazine “Best of Business”

June 3rd, 2011 by Sara Robertson

In 2010, GBQ was named “Best Accounting Firm” by Columbus C.E.O. magazine (thanks to YOUR votes!). Voting is now open for 2011 and Columbus C.E.O. once again wants your opinion about the things that make Central Ohio’s business scene great. Results will be tallied and announced in the November issue. Click here to weigh in on your favorite places. […]

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Pelotonia – Team GBQ

May 24th, 2011 by Wade Kozich

At our firm meeting last Friday, we officially kicked off the 2011 GBQ Pelotonia team. Our goal this year is to have 20 GBQ riders, which would be tremendous for a firm of just over 100 people. I have been appointed Team Captain and am very excited. Almost anyone can ride a bike and nearly […]

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Fun and Victory

May 20th, 2011 by Sara Robertson

In 2010, we formed a Fun and Victory (FAV) Committee to recognize associates for the awesome things they do to make GBQ a great firm. Associates submit nominations each month and a committee of volunteers pick the honorees. A ‘victory’ could be a win, success, accomplishment, good deed, fun, inspiring or pleasant attitude, heroic effort or […]

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It’s not enough to simply do well in business. We do good, too.

May 10th, 2011 by Sara Robertson

Since our inception, one of GBQ’s core values has been to be deeply involved in giving back to our community. We strive to provide an environment that encourages cooperation, life balance, and giving back to the community in which we live and work. One of the things that has always struck me as unique about […]

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The End is Near

April 15th, 2011 by Sara Robertson

Busy season is coming to an end. The sun is shining, SNL spoofed CPAs with their Mort Feingold skit last Saturday night, I have received numerous “Tax Relief Special” emails in my inbox this week, we held our final busy season dinner last night and there’s an impromptu happy hour going on in the cafe […]

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Newsletters and Events

March 30th, 2011 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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Marti Brenner joins GBQ

March 14th, 2011 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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Green Bagel Quest 2011

February 11th, 2011 by Sara Robertson

Mark your calendar and start digging out the green. GBQ will hold our Green Bagel Open House on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from, 7:30- 9:30 am. A full breakfast will be served and green bagel 6-packs will be provided to all attendees. Click here to RSVP. Last year was the first year for our Open […]

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