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2016

by Christina Swonger

Firm acquires Ernst & Rabe in Cincinnati. GBQ Announces Joint Venture with ViaVero. GBQ Consulting opens an office in Chicago, IL. GBQ is named one of the Top 50 ‘Best of the Best’ Accounting Firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting and received the award also in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010-13 and 2016.

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2015

by Christina Swonger

GBQ was named a TOP 200 Accounting Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting for the fifth consecutive year. GBQ is named a Philadelphia Business Journal Healthiest Employer. GBQ is named “Best Accounting Firm” by Columbus C.E.O. magazine for the sixth consecutive year. GBQ is named a Wonderful Workplace for Young Professionals by CitYPulse/CYP Club for the second […]

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2014

by Christina Swonger

GBQ was recognized by Columbus Business First with a Corporate Caring Award in the Human Services Category. Philadelphia office moves to Downtown Philadelphia. In November 2014, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) Center for Character Ethics® honored GBQ with a Torch Award.

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2013

by Christina Swonger

GBQ celebrates 60 years in business! GBQ is named a Top Five Fastest-Growing firm in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting. The firm was also recognized in 2011. GBQ is recognized by Columbus Business First as a Healthiest Employer.

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2012

by Christina Swonger

GBQ opens consulting offices in Philadelphia, New York and Cincinnati.

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2011

by Christina Swonger

Firm acquires Condit and Associates LLC.  

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2010

by Christina Swonger

Darci Congrove is named Managing Director.    

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2008

by Christina Swonger

GBQ Capital formed to provide merger & acquisition services. Firm moves its offices from the 500 S. Front Street building to new space at 230 West Street in Columbus’ Arena District. GBQ ranks #1 on the Columbus Business First ‘Best Places to Work’ in Central Ohio.

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2007

by Christina Swonger

GBQ is named a Business First ‘Best Place to Work’ in central Ohio. Remains on the list for the next eight consecutive years. GBQ launches Redbank Advisors, a management consulting division. GBQ acquires valuation arm of Goelzer Investment Banking of Indianapolis, IN, establishing the firm’s first office outside of Ohio.

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2006

by Christina Swonger

GBQ surpasses 100 associates for the first time in firm’s history.

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2005

by Christina Swonger

GBQ Partners reorganizes forming GBQ Holdings and four subsidiaries. GBQ Consulting officially organizes and launches, providing valuation and litigation support services.

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2004

by Christina Swonger

Firm hires first Director of Business Development.

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2003

by Christina Swonger

GBQ celebrates 50 years in business.

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2002

by Christina Swonger

Firm wins Business First’s Corporate Caring Award.

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2000

by Christina Swonger

Firm honored by Goodwill Columbus at the Extraordinary People Luncheon. Mark LaPlace named Chair of the Board of the Ohio Society of CPAs.

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1999

by Christina Swonger

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

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1998

by Christina Swonger

Firm adds 10 associates from the Columbus office of Cleveland firm, Ciuni & Panichi.

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1996

by Christina Swonger

Ron Quillin retires and Wade Kozich is named Managing Director. GBQ becomes independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. Firm acquires Columbus office of Cleveland firm, Meaden & Moore.

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1995

by Christina Swonger

GBQ organizes and sponsors the first Goodwill Great Balls of Fire Golf Tournament.

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1991

by Christina Swonger

Jack Boyle retires and Ron Quillin is named Managing Partner.

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1990

by Christina Swonger

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

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1986

by Christina Swonger

Firm joins the DFK Association.

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1985

by Christina Swonger

Firm admits first female Partner, Kathy Nunamaker.

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1981

by Christina Swonger

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

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1980

by Christina Swonger

GBQ helps form Practice Management Associates, one of the first practice management associations in the country for CPA firms. Morris Groner retires from the firm.

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1979

by Christina Swonger

Jack Boyle is named firm’s first official Managing Partner.

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1976

by Christina Swonger

GBQ produces first newsletter, brochure and radio ad.

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1969

by Christina Swonger

Firm purchases building and moves offices to 957 East Broad.

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1966

by Christina Swonger

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

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1957

by Christina Swonger

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

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1953

by Christina Swonger

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.

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