Goodbye 2013 & Best Wishes for a Happy New Year! Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Goodbye 2013 & Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
As another year rapidly comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the past 12 months and take a look forward to a new beginning in January.
First, I want to thank all of you: our clients, our friends and our wonderful Marcum team. We are very fortunate here at Marcum, where things are good and getting better all the time, and we have all of you to thank for it. This is the first year since the economic crisis which started in 2008 that we are experiencing measurable organic growth year over year. There is increased economic activity in all of the markets we serve, geographically and within industry niches. Clients and prospects are becoming active again, buying property to grow and expand their businesses, increasing lines of credit and other borrowings, raising money using private and public markets, merging and acquiring other business, all of which require our assistance.
Let It Snow Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Let It Snow
For as long as I can remember I've traveled for business. It's usually an uneventful process, but Tuesday this week was the exception. I've been doing the JFK/LAX round trip about eight times a year since 2002. It's usually the same routine on the same flights: American flight #1 at 9am from JFK to LAX, and then return flight #118 at 7am from LAX to JFK. Tuesday there, Friday back home.
For those of you who remember Tuesday's weather in NYC, we had between 3-5 inches of snow. If you ask my older children, Isaac and Leo, they can attest to the fact that I've missed almost every major weather event in the NY area for as long as they can remember. Snow storms, hurricanes, earthquakes (yes, we've had one or two minor ones over the years) -- I've missed most. Not Tuesday morning. This time, I was on a 767 at JFK.
Innovating Success Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
There is a famous picture of two farmers slogging down the road in a wagon with square wheels. What is the cargo that has them all worked up in a sweat? A load of round wheels.Having round wheels, and even knowing how to use them, is not enough. People who know how to make the round wheels rounder are the ones who are really onto something.
On November 14, Marcum had the privilege of honoring six companies that have successfully solved a challenge or a need in their respective industries. Our Philadelphia office got together with Region's Business magazine to launch a new award program celebrating innovation.
The inaugural Marcum Innovator of the Year Awards showcased ingenuity in four industry sectors: Healthcare, Technology, Business Management and Energy. Our goal was to identify companies that have positively impacted the Philadelphia region's economy and/or have significantly benefited their industries or end-users.