Marcum MicroCap Conference Names Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City as First Charity Beneficiary
New York City, NY – Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms, has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) as the first charity beneficiary for the annual Marcum MicroCap Conference. The 2014 conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on May 29. A percentage of gross proceeds will be earmarked to benefit BBBS of NYC, which pairs at-risk children and teens with caring adults who serve as mentors and role models.
Launched in 2012, the annual Marcum MicroCap Conference introduces investors to superior quality, undiscovered public companies under $500 million in market capitalization. The one-day, invitation-only event is presented by Marcum’s SEC Services Practice Group.
The conference is a showcase for best-of-the-best, up-and-coming microcap companies in seven industry sectors, including Technology & Telecom; Social Media & Internet; Life Sciences; Retail & Consumer Products; Energy & Natural Resources; Industrials; and Special Situations. Last year’s conference featured presentations from 120 microcap companies and was attended by more than 1600 institutional investors, buy- and sell-side analysts, investment bankers and service providers to the microcap market. Over 2000 participants are expected this year.
“The Marcum MicroCap Conference is an annual gathering of leaders, entrepreneurs and big thinkers, precisely the kind of role models that make the Big Brothers Big Sisters program such an outstanding success,” said David C. Bukzin, Partner-in-Charge of Marcum’s SEC Practice Group. “We are privileged to provide a platform to introduce more people to the organization’s outstanding work.” Mr. Bukzin was a 2013 honoree at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Accountants & Bankers Reception.
“Every day, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City inspires positive change in the lives of thousands of at-risk youth across the five boroughs through our specialized mentoring programs,” said Hector Batista, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. “We are extremely grateful to Marcum for recognizing the power of mentoring and for this honor of serving as the company’s first charity beneficiary. Their support will help us work toward our mission of providing a caring adult role model for every child in New York City who wants or needs a mentor.”
Marcum is a registered Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) firm. Marcum’s Assurance Division provides the most up-to-date service and guidance on SEC accounting and reporting issues. Services include Financial Statement Audits in accordance with PCAOB standards; Tax Compliance and Advisory Services; Due Diligence; Agreed-Upon Procedures and Other Attest Work; Internal Audit Services; Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance Services and Software; Technical Accounting Assistance; and IPO Assistance. Marcum’s SEC Practice led the audit industry in most net new public company clients in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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