UHY LLP CPAs expands into Port Huron; merges with Stewart, Beauvais & Whipple
Port Huron, Mich. January 23, 2020 – UHY LLP, certified public accountants, with over 400 employees in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, has merged with Stewart, Beauvais & Whipple, of Port Huron. This is the firm’s fifth office in Michigan and entrance into St. Clair County, and positions them as a leader in nonprofit, municipal and government auditing.
“Reaching up into the thumb allows us to better serve our existing client base in the Bluewater area,” said Tom Callan CEO of the UHY Great Lakes Region. “The addition of SBW deepens our resources in various practice areas, and will present new opportunities for our staff and our firm.”
Harold Burns and Dan Markey, partners of UHY LLP and members of the firm’s executive committee, have been heavily involved in St. Clair County for decades. This includes serving on boards of SC4 Foundation, Community Foundation of St. Clair, St. Clair County RESA, Memphis Community Schools, and the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County.
“We are very excited about the opportunities that this merger brings to both firms and all of our clients. Both firms have a great reputation in providing quality service and this will only improve by bringing together our talented professionals. With UHY wanting to have an office in Port Huron, it is a testament to the economic growth happening in St. Clair County and UHY will only help sustain this growth”, said Mike Turnbull, (former principal of SBW) managing director of the Port Huron office.
SBW employees were memorably welcomed into the UHY family during their annual busy season kickoff celebration at Royal Oak Music Theatre over the weekend.
About UHY Advisors
UHY Advisors provides tax and advisory services to entrepreneurial and other organizations, principally those enterprises in the dynamic middle market. UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to publicly traded, privately owned and nonprofit organizations in a number of industry sectors. UHY Advisors, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY LLP, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit www.uhy-us.com.
All of the above entities are members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited (“UHYI”), a worldwide network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and advisory services around the globe. UHYI is ranked among the top international accountancy networks and a proud member in good standing of the Forum of Firms. Collectively, the US operating entities (UHY Advisors and UHY LLP) are the largest independent members of UHYI with significant participation, bringing the power of the international network to serve the individualized needs of US clients.
UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY Advisors, Inc. and UHY LLP are US members of UHYI, a UK company, and form part of the international UHYI network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHYI international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY Advisors, Inc. and/or UHY LLP (as the case may be) and not by UHYI or any other member firm of UHYI. Neither UHYI nor any member of UHYI has any liability for services provided by other members.
President & CEO, Thelma Castillo in the Times Herald
St. Clair County Community College adds women’s golf to athletic offerings
The Voice - Clinton Twp
St. Clair County Community College has added women’s golf to its athletic offerings, making it one of a handful of colleges in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association with a team.
With the addition of women’s golf, SC4 now has a dozen collegiate sports teams. The college also offers cross country, basketball, bowling, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf and wrestling.
The women’s golf team will begin its play in 2020-2021 and will be recruiting players during the year.
“A women’s golf team will contribute greatly to the college’s growing reputation as a leader in community college athletics,” SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos said in a news release. “Golf is an ever-growing sport in our region and across the nation. We’re thrilled to provide the opportunity for outstanding women to succeed and lead in this sport.”
The team will be coached by Celina Grondin, a former multi-sport collegiate athlete who serves as the director of institutional research at SC4.
“I’m thrilled to play a role in launching a women’s golf program in our region,” Grondin said. “I look forward to working with athletes to enhance their skills and confidence both on and off the course.”
PORT HURON SCHOOLS EARNS STATEWIDE AWARD OF COMMUNICATIONS DISTINCTION FROM MSBO PORT HURON — Port Huron Schools was informed last week that the district will be honored with a 2019 Michigan School Business Officials Meridian Award of Excellence for “Embracing Our Stakeholders Voice After Construction.” This award and its communication excellence refer specifically to the engagement the district has had with rollout of the 2016 “Building Tomorrow, Today” bond work, which is currently in its third and final phase of construction. Superintendent Jamie Cain acknowledged, “Our approach to this communication system was collaborative, efficient and successful. It’s very fulfilling to be recognized at the state level for inclusively communicating and involving our personnel. As the third largest employer in St. Clair County, we knew that an innovative approach would be needed and this reward is gratifying evidence that we continue to prioritize communication and the needs of our stakeholders to great effect.” Executive Director of Innovation and Operations Theo Kerhoulas noted, “This stems from the way we engage our people closest to the bond work in our buildings. Their voice matters and continues to be instrumental in ensuring the bond work is completed to our standards.” Throughout the three phase bond construction process in 18 buildings throughout Port Huron Area School District, leadership intentionally decided to embrace the voice of the people closest to the bond work - the teachers and support staff in those buildings. A personalized application was developed asking staff to assess the work in their buildings, provide specific feedback and even send photos of issues they discovered. To date, well over 2,000 items have been reported to the district and its construction partners. 96 percent have been successfully addressed and the others are in process. The effect of this effort was to go beyond a standard contractor “punch list” and have the end users of these new educational facilities support addressing the details of these learning environments. This was also intended to foster a culture of ownership and collaborativeness. Meridian Award winners will be formally announced in the April issue of the MSBO eNews & Views and as a part of the Awards Recognition on Wednesday, May 1 in Grand Rapids at a MSBO event. PHSchools will receive $1,000 for a scholarship fund and a crystal award, both of which will be presented at a Port Huron Schools’ Board of Education meeting later this year.