A blog for and by a community of professionals
April 29, 2013
By Perry Ghilarducci
Being a native of Sacramento, I’ve grown to appreciate our city and the wonderful sense of community we enjoy in the region. Those of us that serve in leadership positions in CalCPA appreciate the dedication of our members and the strength of our business community. I began attending CalCPA committee meetings and discussion groups many years ago, taking a special interest in the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee. In my practice I often felt like a hypocrite, giving advice about running a successful business and planning for the future without taking care of business at home. What I’ve learned about managing an accounting practice—and from the people I have met—has made my business stronger and made me a better adviser.
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Join us at the May 15 Spring ABC Mixer from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sutter Club. This event—in which attorneys, bankers and CPAs, as well as other financial professionals mingle, create new relationships and rekindle old acquaintances—is a networking opportunity not to be missed. Prior mixers have sold out and, with more than 300 attendees anticipated again this time, we recommend you register online now to reserve your spot.
Enjoy a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds of the event benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come learn from expert speakers the latest on foreclosures, short sales, successful estate planning for real estate, property tax deductions, qualified real property donations, and property tax appeal strategies – and earn CPE and MCLE at the same time! The 11th Annual Real Estate Conference will be held at the Sutter Club on June 12. We encourage you to learn more and register online early for this popular event.
Please save the date for our 50th Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for Aug.19 at the Granite Bay Golf Club. Be a part of great networking opportunities, golf, food and drinks, raffle prizes and, above all, fun! We hope that you will plan to join us for another spectacular event this year as we celebrate it being our 50th anniversary.
As this tournament is one of the primary sources of funds for our chapter’s scholarship program, sponsors are needed—let’s exceed the nearly $13,000 raised last year! Please participate as a sponsor, raffle donor, tee prize donor or cash donor.
Download the sponsor registration form to learn more.
Download the player registration form to learn more.
CalCPA’s Accounting Education Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012-13 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.
The award recognizes contributions to accounting education from demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or endeavors in research over a sustained period of time through:
- Excellence in teaching and mentoring, as evidenced by receiving various awards or citations;
- Educational innovation, including developing curriculum, case studies and new programs;
- Published articles in professorial or academic journals and/or written textbooks for use in accounting classes;
- Significant involvement in professional and/or academic societies and related activities.
Nominations are due by May 6. You may submit nominations online.