In July, RBF controller consultant
Jody Kannally and her son
CJ raised money for the Massachusetts Special Olympics by rappelling 22 stories down the face of the Hyatt Regency building in Boston. "I am amazed we did it," said Jody. "We were actually very calm." Their efforts have generated $2,145 so far; additional donations are being accepted through August 12th.
Jack Malley and
Vinny Botta will be going on the road this fall to educate local banks and trade organizations about looming changes to several financial accounting rules, specifically in the areas of revenue recognition and lease accounting.
Also this fall, RBF will be inaugurating a monthly business roundtable to help high-level executives find solutions to their common business problems. Titled the "
CEO Exchange," the group will be facilitated by seasoned executive and entrepreneur
Bill Galatis, and will offer smart, confidential peer advice over five 90-minute sessions.
Last month, a contingent of RBF employees spent the day sorting donated goods at
Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that provides homeless and low-income children with basic essentials. The effort was part of an annual Day of Service sponsored by the
Massachusetts Society of CPAs to encourage members to get involved in community volunteer projects.
In RBF client news,
received this year's Presidential Export Award, bestowed annually to companies for expanding U.S. exports. Atlas was one of 32 organizations to
receive the award
from Secretary of Commerce
during a ceremony in Washington D.C.
Our congratulations also go to RBF client
Crusader Paper as it celebrates its 50th year in business. Crusader has grown to become a leading supplier of paper products to the printing and packaging industries since the family-owned business first opened 1967.
And our clients
, co-owners of
Fancypants Baking Company
, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. EY's program has been identifying game
changing business leaders for more than 30 years.
In RBF staff news, senior accountant
Dan Collins and his wife
Mary welcomed their new daughter
Mia Allison into the world. Mia weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. Congratulations to the Collins family!