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September 16, 2014

Dave Enick of CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is featured in CBIZ's most recent Biz Tips video on YouTube, "Ensuring a Strategic Fit in Today's M&A Market." Do you have a plan in place for selecting your strategic partner for your M&A transaction? Learn more about best practices by watching this video:

To those who attended our CFO Conference highlighting mergers & acquistions, you may remember Dave as a presenter covering Transaction Diligence during the first half of our event. If you enjoyed our last seminar, our next CFO Conference is November 11, 2014 at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Continue to follow our blog for more information regarding this event.

September 9, 2014

This year's CFO of the Year finalists will be honored at an awards breakfast at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn on October 23, 2014. For the fifth annual CFO of the Year Awards, the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) has divided the finalists into four categories:

  • Private Company, Less Than $100 million in Annual Revenue
  • Private Company, More Than $100 million in Annual Revenue
  • Nonprofit Company, Less Than $8 million in Annual Revenue
  • Nonprofit Company, More Than $8 million in Annual Revenue

The MBJ will also honor Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Zettergren, for his service as the Vice President for Business and Finance at the University of Memphis. To meet this year's CFO honorees, register for the awards event by clicking here.

The 2014 class of CFOs of the Year include the following:

Mike Baker IMC Companies

Gery Carlson Regency Homebuilders

David Dunavant Monogram Food Solutions

Jacob Griffith Artisent Floors

Gail Hopper Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Gary Joffe Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.

Jason Lee Orion Federal Credit Union

Steve Martin TruckPro

Robert Parks Armstrong Relocation Company

Larry Pennington Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

Crandall Quinn EPaymentAmerica

Frank Reid Duncan Williams

Brian Robinson Crye-Leike, Inc

Linda Sawyer Memphis onvention & Visitors Bureau

Lisa Seaburg Aeon LLC

Ron Walker FedEx Employees Credit Association

David Zettergren University of Memphis

September 4, 2014

Our local office of CBIZ MHM has been awarded by the When Work Works National Partners, Families and Work Institute (FWI) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a winner of the 2014 When Work Works Award, formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.


The When Work Works team has identified us as a "leading employer of choice by demonstrating success in using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to achieve business goals and benefit employees by helping them meet their responsibilities on and off the job."

"Locally, we could not be any prouder to receive this award because it asks current employees for their input during the selection process. We are grateful to those who participated in the survey, and we hope to continue this culture of flexibility in an industry known for its deadline-driven long hours," notes Moira House, HR Director.

The selection process for this award involved an evaluation of our programs and practices and a confidential employee survey. We now rank in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of our programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.


September 3, 2014

This year's Super Women in Business Awards hosted by the Memphis Business Journal  looked a little bit different from years past. Each of the 25 finalists were honored with a plaque and a pink cape as they were recognized as some of the Mid-South's most influential women in business. As a sponsor of the awards since its inception in 2012, we are proud to spotlight women playing a role in the success of their businesses and helping make the Memphis community a success through their involvement.

Ann Langston

The awards luncheon was held at Hilton Memphis on Friday, August 29th. With 450 people in attendance, the crowd was energized as each Super Woman took the stage to share with the audience three words that described their idea of a "Super Woman," their award dedication, or their commitment to the city of Memphis. Though each woman's words were thoughtfully crafted, many chose to say more than three words, and in doing so, made a donation of $10 for each word over three to the Dress for Success Memphis program. Perhaps the most memorable selection came from Ann Langston of Church Health Center (pictured right) who clarified that "Super Women bring their own capes," as she donned one of her own.


Prior to the awards luncheon, we hosted a Super Women in Business Pre-Event to celebrate past and present Super Women in Business. The 60 attendees included 2012, 2013, and 2014 classes of honorees. All were invited to mingle and network over drinks and hors d'oeurvres.  Linda Lauer, Executive Board member of National CBIZ Women's Advantage, offered a toast and spoke on the importance of having an internal support system of women professionals, as well as an external network of highly skilled, seasoned, professional women. This year the event was held at Mednikow Jewelers, a multi-generational Memphis storefront. With so many jewels available, the ladies couldn't help but try-on some of the selection. Food and bar service was provided by Parties In A Pinch catering, and a giftcard giveaway was given courtesy of Etcetera clothing.

For a full list of this year's Super Women in Business click here.

If you'd like more information on CBIZ Women's Advantage, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com.



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