Those of you who have been following this column for a while may remember that last year at this time, Marcum started a new tradition. The day before Thanksgiving, we closed all of our U.S. offices for business as usual so that partners and staff could spend the day volunteering with charities and nonprofit service organizations in their communities. It was a paid day for everyone who participated, and let me tell you, the Firm more than got its money's worth. It was a proud moment for me personally, seeing our people working as hard as if the April 15 tax deadline was staring them down, in order to help those less fortunate.
Well, the Marcum Day of Service is already a part of our culture. So next Wednesday, on the eve of Thanksgiving 2016, we will once again close our doors for business and put on the Marcum team T-shirt to go to work for those who need our help.