For anyone who knows our firm, you know we are actively involved in the community. That active involvement earned us a finalist spot for the United Way 2013 Best Of Award in the Best Employee Engagement – Small Company category. Even though we did not take home the coveted prize this year, we had a great night celebrating our achievement and the success of the 2013 United Way campaign.
On Feb. 7, 2014 more than 800 attendees gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the annual awards banquet.
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP was up for the award for our work during our annual United Way campaign week held Nov.
One of our partners, Kevin Besikof, was on a panel at the Carlson School of Management on Friday morning to speak about accounting tools available for entrepreneurs. Read the full article here.
By Jeff Locketz, CPA, Partner, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
It probably goes without saying that data security is a very difficult and complex discipline. It’s a mixture of hardware, software and people. As fast as the hardware and software systems adapt to existing weaknesses and vulnerabilities, people develop new ways to circumvent them. This leads to a continuous cat and mouse game of vendors adapting to newly developed weaknesses and vulnerabilities resulting in daily data breaches.
Typically, data breaches are not as large or as publicized as those that recently occurred at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels. However, these instances are a wake-up call to the public to be judicious in monitoring credit card and bank activity, and protecting their identity.
A shocking 2.3 million children die each year from hunger-related illness. That’s nearly 9,000 children a day! So when the opportunity presented itself for our firm to help feed hungry children, many jumped at the opportunity to help out.
Despite an approaching snowstorm, 45 volunteers from Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP traveled across the metro to pack food for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) on Friday, Jan. 24. FMSC is a non-profit organization committed to feeding hungry children around the world.
During the two-hour meal packing period, our group helped assemble 26,568 meals, or 123 boxes of food. That’s enough meals to feed 73 hungry children for an entire year.
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 18, 2013) – At the annual CCH User Conference, the tax and accounting industry’s premier educational and peer networking event, held in Phoenix, Ariz. in October, Mr. Shubert was selected as one of only 23 participants for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program. These “rising stars” earned an opportunity to meet with key industry thought leaders, CCH executives and were involved in educational sessions designed to help them grow as professionals, better manage their businesses and protect their firms’ reputations. CCH, part of Wolters Kluwer is a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com).