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Dear Hannah,

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of participating in a HUBweek panel on “Diversity in Business: How to bring meaningful change.” I am thrilled that the MSCPA was a player in what’s becoming Boston’s signature event for thought leadership. My three big takeaways were:

1) Minority business owners are on the rise. The most recent U.S. Census data shows a 38% increase in minority-owned businesses since 2007, and eight million businesses in the U.S. are now led by minorities. This affects everything from staffing to client service. 

2) Inclusion is the key to retention of diverse professionals. It starts with making the “uncomfortable comfortable” – we need to start talking openly about race, ethnicity and gender, and bring our authentic selves into the workplace. 

3) We all have unconscious biases, and we need to do a better job of managing them. It starts with reengineering our processes, like removing names from resumes so Bob doesn’t have an advantage over Kareem. Consider this: bringing diversity into the workplace is like diet and exercise; we all want a magic pill, but it’s something we have to work hard at every day over a lifetime.

Overall, the event was terrific, and sparked conversations that will continue in the years ahead. Thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thanks to PwC for hosting at their beautiful office in the Seaport District!

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
Accounting in Extraordinary Times: An Evening with Barry Melancon (11/2)
Join AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA for a state of the profession update. He’ll discuss blockchain, artificial technology, cybersecurity and other technological disruptors that will leave the profession “unrecognizable in 10 years.”

Bring your colleagues and share with your clients as these changes will impact all industries!
Members & Firms on the Move
  • ABRAMS LITTLE-GILL LOBERFELD, P.C., Chestnut Hill, announced that KAREN CHAN, CPA, joined the firm as an associate.
  • BRADFORD SOAP, West Warwick, RI, was recently awarded the 2017 Business Excellence Award in the Large Company category by Providence Business News.
  • MEYERS BROTHERS KALICKA, P.C., Holyoke, announced the launch of their new website,
  • RODMAN CPAs, Waltham, announced that KATHY PARKER, CPA, MST, a partner at the firm, will be a speaker at three conferences in October and November.
Public Accounting Excel Bootcamp (10/16)
This course provides new staff and interns with the tools and methods to effectively and efficiently use Excel. Participants will dramatically increase their efficiency in Excel and learn all the formulas and functions necessary to succeed at their job. This hands-on course is very interactive and engaging all while being fun and entertaining.

Regulated Investment Company Infoshare (10/19)
Join Norman Champ, former director of the Division of Investment Management at SEC for panel discussions on:
  1. SEC
  2. D&T Fair Value Survey
  3. Accounting and Tax Panel
This event will be held at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Boston.
Women's Leadership Summit (11/7)
Join women in both public and private accounting to discuss key issues, turn ideas into action and celebrate women who are making differences in the profession. This conference will feature keynotes from Jane Steinmetz, the new office managing principal at EY and Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA, chief relationship officer at Xero. We’ll also present the 8th Annual Women to Watch Awards and host a networking reception with light bites and drinks.
Emerging Leaders Summit (11/17)
Strengthen your business, networking, communication and leadership skills at our most popular conference for young professionals! A reception with drinks and light bites will follow. A photographer will also be available to update your headshot.

Give to the Future
Your contribution to the MSCPA's Educational Foundation will fund scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing accounting degrees. Every gift counts!

Volunteer Requests
  • Friends of the Mendell - CPA
  • Massachusetts Holistic Living, Inc.- Board of Directors
  • Director - MIHN
  • Trustee - Radius Ensemble
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
  • Cambridge Camping - Board Member
  • Friends Fighting Breast Cancer - Accountant
New Job Postings
  • Audit Supervisor - Edelstein & Company LLP
  • Cost Accountant - Sun Gro Horticulture
The Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins are back in action at the TD Garden, don't miss any of the action as they hit the ice this season! Discount tickets are available for select upcoming games.

Upcoming games include:
  • Thursday, Oct. 26 v San Jose 7:00 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 v Las Vegas 7:00 p.m.
  • ​​​​​​​Monday, Nov. 6 v Minnesota 7:00 p.m.;
  • and more!
To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code 18BEAR240.
Celebrity Series Presents Pilobolus (10/27 - 10/29)
Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sesame Street, The Academy Awards and nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for the video for OK Go’s All Is Not Lost, Pilobolus continues to explore new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.
To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.

Alton Brown Live (10/28)
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, the follow-up to the smash “Edible Inevitable” tour, hits the road again. Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better, potentially dangerous, food demonstrations.

To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.

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