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Porte Brown Voted a Readers' Choice Best of the Fox
October 21, 2021

Porte Brown is pleased to announce the firm’s McHenry office has been recognized as a Northwest Herald's Readers' Choice as One of the Best Accountants in McHenry County. The Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards are based on votes by the public and cover a wide range of industries within the McHenry County. Thousands of Northwest Herald readers “nominated their favorite businesses from a variety of categories...

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Inside Public Accounting - Best of the Best Firms 2021
Porte Brown LLC Named Best of the Best Firm in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting
September 2, 2021

Porte Brown is pleased to announce the firm was named a national Best of the Best firm by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). IPA, an award-winning news source for the accounting profession, releases annual rankings of the nation’s largest accounting firms and the select top 50 Best of the Best firms. The top performers within the profession are ranked on more than 50 KPI...

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ICPAS 2021 Outstanding Leadership Awards
Illinois CPA Society Announces 2021 Outstanding Leadership Awards Recipients
May 6, 2021

The Illinois CPA Society, one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation, recently announced the recipients of its prestigious 2021 Outstanding Leadership Awards. Porte Brown is proud of Megan Angle, CPA, Partner, and Danielle Martin, CPA, Manager, for being awarded the Distinguished Service Award and the Women to Watch - Emerging Leader Award, respectively.

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2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois
Porte Brown Named as One of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois
April 27, 2021

Porte Brown is pleased to announce the firm has been named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The Best Places to Work competition is a combination survey, study and awards ceremony established to identify the top employers in the state of Illinois. This is the ninth consecutive time Porte Brown has made the list and the...

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Accounting Today - Top Firms
Porte Brown Recognized by Accounting Today as a 2021 Firm to Watch & Top Regional Leader
March 23, 2021

Porte Brown is pleased to announce the firm has been named to Accounting Today’s “Firms to Watch” list in this year’s “Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders” report. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the industry's economy, workforce and businesses.

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Porte Brown Retains Highest Peer Review Rating
Porte Brown Receives Highest Rating in Peer Review
March 3, 2021

Porte Brown is pleased to announce the firm has received the highest rating possible following a rigorous, independent peer review of their system of quality control for the Accounting and Auditing practices. The reviewers concluded the firm’s system of quality control for the accounting and auditing practices has been suitably designed and complied with to provide reasonable assurance of performing and reporting in...

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Porte Brown Names New Partners: Angle, Gallegos, Grzeskiewicz & Lancaster
January 21, 2021

Porte Brown is pleased to announce Megan Angle, CPA; Mark Gallegos, CPA, MST; Gabe Grzeskiewicz, CPA, CITP; and John Lancaster, CPA, CCIFP, have been admitted as Partner. "In general, Porte Brown is known as a young, forward-thinking firm,” said Bruce Jones, CEO / Managing Partner. “Having talented professionals like Megan, Mark, Gabe, and John advancing..."

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Ryan Black Earns CCIFP Designation
Porte Brown's Ryan Black Earns CCIFP Designation
November 26, 2020

Porte Brown is proud to announce Ryan Black, CPA, has earned his Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation. The CCIFP designation is “the only construction financial management certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute” according to the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals.

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Main Street Business: The Importance of a Written Exit Plan
November 13, 2020

When planning for a vacation, do you typically jump in the car and just start driving without first determining where you are going? No, of course not. You plan out where you want to go, when you want to leave, what activities you want to do on the trip, and so forth. You create a plan to make sure that you know where you are going and what you are going to be doing. The same principle applies to business owners when transitioning from...

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Paycheck Protection Program
SBA Issues New PPP Forgiveness Guidance Regarding Owner-Employee Compensation and Certain Nonpayroll Costs
August 25, 2020

After months of silence, in an August 24, 2020 Interim Final Rule the SBA has issued additional PPP guidance relating to the percentage of a borrower’s ownership that triggers the treatment of an employee as an owner. The IFR also provides for limitations on certain rental and mortgage interest expenses a borrower might otherwise have considered to be eligible...

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Leveraging Your Business Operations in a COVID-19 World and Beyond
Guide to Market Recoveries - How to Stay Focused on Long-term Success
August 13, 2020

We invite you to join the webcast on Aug. 19, 2020 as Porte Brown addresses "Guide to Market Recoveries - How to Stay Focused on Long-term Success." If the market declines make you nervous, you're not alone - especially now, with news of COVID-19 and it's economic impact fueling feelings of uncertainty around the world. Join guest speaker, Abe Chidalek, wealth management...

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Business owner opening her business after COVID-19
Illinois Announces $900M Package of Community and Business Grant Programs
June 19, 2020

As part of a broader $900M community and business assistance program announced by Governor Pritzker on June 17, DCEO will make available two new business assistance programs. These programs will direct working capital to help businesses recover quickly – with capital funds to help businesses sustaining damages restore and repair.

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Cook County Community Recovery Initiative
Cook County Community Recovery Fund Accepting Applications Through June 18
June 15, 2020

Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison recently shared information about the Cook County Community Recovery Fund, which offers a one-time, zero-interest loan of up to $20,000 for small businesses and up to $10,000 for independent contractors in suburban Cook County. The fund opened for applications on June 8, and applications will be accepted through June 18.

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PPP Flexibility Act of 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Enacted into Law
June 5, 2020

President Trump and Congress has now passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 with the Act passing the Senate by unanimous consent in the early evening hours of June 3, 2020. The Act changes several provisions in the original PPP loan program enacted as part of the CARES Act.

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Online Survey
Paycheck Protection Program Client Survey
June 4, 2020

During the past couple of months, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has grown increasingly important to the short-term and long-term success of countless organizations across the nation. Not only is the impact of the Payment Protection Program far-reaching, it affects each and every organization differently, which is why we need your input.

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