May 10, 2024

What’s Happening Around Texas

In What’s Happening Around Texas, we give you highlights of events and activities happening around the state in the TXCPA chapters.

The TXCPA Dallas Business & Industry Committee hosted Behind the Scenes at BuzzBallz on March 25. Members had the privilege of listening to Merrilee Kick, CEO of BuzzBallz, as she shared information about the company's origins, the intricate crafting process and future plans. The event also included a tour of the facility and samples of BuzzBallz cocktails.

TXCPA East Texas teamed up with the UT Tyler Writing Center to host a valuable Scholarship Essay Workshop on February 1. Attendees worked on refining and enhancing their essay writing skills, received valuable guidance and broadened their professional network.

On March 26, a group of curious students, new licensees and longtime members connected for the TXCPA Fort Worth “Yappy Hour.” During lively conversations, ideas were exchanged and bonds were forged, as contented canines comingled with members.

On March 2, TXCPA Houston members and their guests volunteered at Rescued Pets Movement in Houston. Volunteers of all ages rolled up their sleeves, engaging in a flurry of activities from dog-walking to kennel cleaning, and even penning heartfelt donor thank-you notes.

TXCPA Permian Basin hosted a beneficial CPA2B Bootcamp at UTPB on February 2. Accounting students immersed themselves in the one-day program, gaining insights on crafting dynamic resumes, mastering interview etiquette and navigating the intricate path toward sitting for the CPA Exam.

On March 26, TXCPA San Antonio organized an exclusive members-only hard hat tour at 300 Main in collaboration with Weston Urban. This unique event provided members with an insider’s perspective on downtown development.

Then on April 1, a dedicated group of volunteers from TXCPA San Antonio participated in a Habitat for Humanity event, giving back to their local community.


 

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CHAIR
Mohan Kuruvilla, Ph.D., CPA

PRESIDENT/CEO
Jodi Ann Ray, CAE, CCE, IOM

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Melinda Bentley, CAE

EDITORIAL BOARD CHAIR
Jennifer Johnson, CPA

MANAGING EDITOR
DeLynn Deakins
ddeakins@tx.cpa

COLUMN EDITOR
Don Carpenter, MSAcc/CPA

WEB EDITOR
Wayne Hardin

CLASSIFIEDS
DeLynn Deakins

Texas Society of CPAs
14131 Midway Rd., Suite 850
Addison, TX 75001
972-687-8550
ddeakins@tx.cpa

 

Editorial Board
Shivam Arora, CPA-Dallas;
Derrick Bonyuet-Lee, CPA-Austin;
Aaron Borden, CPA-Dallas;
Don Carpenter, CPA-Central Texas;
Melissa Frazier, CPA-Houston;
Rhonda Fronk, CPA-Houston;
Aaron Harris, CPA-Dallas;
Baria Jaroudi, CPA-Houston;
Elle Kathryn Johnson, CPA-Houston;
Jennifer Johnson, CPA-Dallas;
Joseph Krupka, CPA-Dallas;
Lucas LaChance, CPA-Dallas, CIA;
Nicholas Larson, CPA-Fort Worth;
Anne-Marie Lelkes, CPA-Corpus Christi;
Bryan Morgan, Jr, CPA-Austin;
Stephanie Morgan, CPA-East Texas;
Kamala Raghavan, CPA-Houston;
Amber Louise Rourke, CPA-Brazos Valley;
Nikki Lee Shoemaker, CPA-East Texas, CGMA;
Natasha Winn, CPAHouston.

CONTRIBUTORS
Melinda Bentley; Kenneth Besserman; Holly McCauley; Shicoyia Morgan; Craig Nauta; Kari Owen; John Ross; April Twaddle

 

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