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Rapid Deployment Solutions Selected to Improve Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau Audits Responsiveness for a Large Distillery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) - a leading Content & Records Management solutions company - is excited to announce that it has been selected by one of the largest North American distillers and alcohol distributors to improve their Accounts Payable process, AP audit support, Customer Service support, and to increase responsiveness to the U.S. Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) Audits.

"We are committed to our client's success and their maximum customer satisfaction," said Greg Kowalik, President of Rapid Deployment Solutions. "RDS has extensive experience in Enterprise Information Management and SAP, particularly deploying applications and processes that support digital transformation."

The Accounts Payable solution implemented by RDS digitized vendor invoice processing, shortened response times to both vendor inquiries and audits. All historical documents that were still auditable were scanned and linked with the corresponding SAP transactions for a seamless integration. All incoming paper and email invoices are digitized first and always associated with the proper ERP vendor invoice, improving the overall process, invoice approvals, and allowing capture of early payment discounts, which provides millions of dollars in savings.

The solutions implemented to shorten audit response times and improve customer satisfaction leveraged SAP Extended ECM by OpenText. All sales-related documents are associated with their corresponding transactions in SAP; they are fully searchable and placed under records management. Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) Audits are supported now much more efficiently. Customer support inquiries have a shorter duration, which improves overall customer satisfaction.

More information: https://www.rds-consulting.com/news/2020/3/30/rds-improves-federal-alcohol-tax-trade-bureau-audits-responsiveness

About Rapid Deployment Solutions

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) is a leader in providing strategy, planning, and implementation of Content & Records Management solutions. RDS has applied its industry knowledge and expertise to help Fortune 100 customers become more competitive, efficient, and profitable through the application of innovative technologies, greater efficiencies, and cloud solutions. For more information, visit https://www.rds-consulting.com/.

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Don Baham invited to join Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don Baham, President of Kraft Technology Group, LLC (KTG), has been invited to join Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in Middle Tennessee.

Don was chosen for membership by the Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Don is responsible for delivering IT strategic planning and virtual CIO services, the development of client relationships, bringing new solutions to the market, and leading the strategic direction of KTG.

As an invited member, Don will contribute articles to the Nashville Business Journal website and participate alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. He will connect and collaborate with a vetted network of local leaders in a members-only directory and a private forum on the group's mobile app. Don will also benefit from leadership and business coaching, an Executive Profile on the Nashville Business Journal website, select partner discounts and services and ongoing support from the community's concierge team.

"I am honored to be selected to the Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust as the first Managed IT and Security leader to join," said Don Baham. "I'm looking forward to contributing to the community through the Trust and engaging with the other 10 leaders currently part of the group. There are so many great leaders in Nashville, it will be exciting to see this group continue to expand."

The Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust team is honored to welcome Don to the community and looks forward to helping him elevate his personal brand, strengthen his circle of trusted advisors and position him to further impact the Nashville business community and beyond.

About Business Journals Leadership Trust

Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust is a part of Business Journals Leadership Trust - a collective of invitation-only networks of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community. Membership is based on an application and selection committee review. Benefits include private online forums, the ability to publish insights on bizjournals.com, business and executive coaching and a dedicated concierge team. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit https://trust.bizjournals.com.

About Kraft Technology Group, LLC

Part of the KraftCPAs family of companies since 1992, Kraft Technology Group has been providing Computer Services, I.T. Security, Network Support, and Managed I.T. Services in the greater Nashville Tennessee area and beyond. Our mission is to empower small and midsize businesses to efficiently and securely utilize best of breed technology, so they can focus on reaching and exceeding their strategic goals. Visit https://www.kraftgrp.com/ to learn more.

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KROST Kicks Off the Year by Announcing Merger with BPE&H an Accountancy Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, a firm based out of Los Angeles, has merged in BPE&H out of Woodland Hills effective January 1, 2020. Seven principals will join the leadership team at KROST, including Scott Eisner, Martin Belak-Berger, Bob Price, Phil D'Amico, Scott Gilmore; and founding BPE&H principals Jerry Block and Jane Plant. With the addition of 30 team members total, KROST's practice will expand to 200 team members firmwide and grow its presence in the thriving Woodland Hills area.

The new KROST management and staff will remain at the 21300 Victory Boulevard office until next summer when the two Woodland Hills office locations will move into a new space together. KROST has locations around the Greater Los Angeles area, including offices in Pasadena, West Los Angeles, Valencia, and Woodland Hills.

"Joining with KROST makes sense from a resource standpoint. We now have in-house recruiting and other corporate support systems to alleviate workload on our leadership so we can spend more time with our clients. The firm's industry task forces are also a great complement to our manufacturing and real estate expertise. Overall, we are thrilled about this new chapter and ready to hit the ground running," remarked former BPE&H Principal, Martin Belak-Berger.

"Merging with BPE&H made sense for us on several levels. Their mission and vision, as well as dedication to superior customer service, resonates with our core values and the principles that we stand by here at KROST. Our tax, accounting, and advisory teams will benefit from the added resources; all of which will allow us to continue to support our clients," said KROST's Managing Principal Greg Kniss.

ABOUT KROST CPAS & CONSULTANTS

Established in 1939 in Pasadena, California, KROST is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm serving clients across various industries in the areas of tax, accounting, consulting, assurance and advisory, M&A and capital markets, corporate tax incentives, and wealth management.

For more information about KROST, please visit https://www.krostcpas.com/.

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Jean Hagan Brings Decades of Restaurant Operations Experience to the Culinary Institute of America as Newly Appointed Adjunct Professor

PASADENA, Calif. -- Jean Hagan, Principal of KROST CPAs & Consultants and leader of the firm's restaurant consulting practice, has recently taken on an additional title as Adjunct Professor of Restaurant Operations and Management Strategies at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Her first course, Operations and Management Strategies for the Restauranteur, began this fall.

Jean teaches the master's level course through the college's online platform. Much like the consulting services she and her team provide at KROST, the curriculum covers management and operations strategies for the foodservice industry. Under Jean's guidance, students explore experimental simulations to practice a variety of concepts and problem-solving techniques, using individually selected projects.

Jean leveraged her extensive network of connections to supplement the student's weekly assignments with video interviews with industry experts who provide real-life examples of the course fundamentals in application.

In addition to adjunct professorship, Jean also serves as a member of both the Culinary Institute of America's Society of Fellows and the Education Committee.

"It is an honor to further champion the mission of the Culinary Institute of America in this newly appointed role as adjunct professor. Developing and teaching this curriculum is an exciting challenge. It is an incredibly fulfilling experience to have the opportunity to shape the future leaders of this field, and share my passion for the industry with like-minded, eager students," remarked Jean Hagan, Principal at KROST and Adjunct Professor at the Culinary Institute of America.

Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years. During that time, she worked with a well-known national chain; owned a food and beverage company that operated multiple restaurants, bars, and event spaces in the Squaw Valley area; and became the president, CEO, CFO, and shareholder of one of the highest-grossing restaurants in California. Today Jean is Principal and leads the restaurant operations consulting practice at KROST.

About KROST CPAs & Consultants

KROST is a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm headquartered in Pasadena, California with offices throughout Greater Los Angeles in West LA, Woodland Hills, and Valencia. As trusted advisors and industry leaders, clients depend on KROST for timely information, innovative solutions, and results-driven teamwork in the areas of accounting, assurance, business management, consulting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and wealth management.

KROST Website - https://www.krostcpas.com/services/restaurant-accountants

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New YouTube Channel with Dr. Nevine Carmelle Spotlights Financial and Real Estate Problems and Solutions

IRVINE, Calif. -- Dr. Nevine Carmelle is excited to announce the launch of her new YouTube channel - "The Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV Show." After receiving numerous questions pertaining to tax problems and the law via phone calls and emails, she thought it would be a good idea to launch a channel where people could tune in on their own time and have many of their questions answered for free.

"I enjoy giving back to the community and this show will hopefully provide valuable feedback to those who need it most," she says.

This first show in a monthly series which spotlights taxes. It answers questions such as, "What happens if I don't file my taxes?" and "What if I don't have an income? Do I still need to file my taxes?"

She talks about how to avoid collections, how to develop customized strategies for dealing with the IRS and much more. Her approach is straight forward and realistic. She breaks down complicated matters into no-nonsense, practical, how-to solutions and explains that each case is different.

Dr. Carmelle is committed to working with those who are less fortunate than herself. She's actively involved in working with the homeless population and dedicates a great deal of time to organizing fundraisers, blood drives and more. The Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV show ties into those efforts to provide free information and consultations.

While her YouTube channel is just getting off the ground, Dr. Carmelle has some exciting ideas for future shows in the works. She's planning to host guest speakers who are superstars in their field. Topics will focus on: real estate, litigation, mediation, business planning, export/import law, non-profit issues and goodwill events.

About Dr. Nevine Carmelle

Dr. Nevine Carmelle has been included in Marquis Who's Who, excels as an enrolled agent with the IRS and is the founder and CEO of Attorney Network. She's negotiated tax liens, levies, payment plans and offers in compromise and has represented clients with tax audits and appeals. Her specialties include retirement planning, charitable gifting, insurance planning, estate planning, business compensation and real estate matters.

She has extensive experience in the structures of business planning for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and S-Corporations in the U.S. and abroad. She's been a featured speaker on tax and financial matters at many professional seminars, and has been interviewed on TV and radio show about business strategies and financial structures.

She's also the author of "Wealth and Business Planning Strategies: The Ultimate Guide for Wealth Management, Privacy & Prosperity for Business Owners" (ISBN: 978-0692562017).

Subscribe to the Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV show: https://youtu.be/yOW6_RDziq0

For more information about Dr. Nevine Carmelle: http://www.nevinecarmelle.com/

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LBA Ware Founder and CEO Scheduled to Speak at 2019 MBA Accounting and Financial Management Conference

MACON, Ga. -- LBA Ware(TM), a leading incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions provider to the mortgage industry, today announced that Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been invited to speak at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2019 Accounting and Financial Management Conference, November 19-21 at the Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina.

Brewer will participate in the Wednesday, November 20, conference session, "The 800 Pound Gorilla: Sales Costs and Productivity," from 1:00-1:50 p.m. in Marina Ballroom E, joined by co-panelists Richard Andreano, partner, Ballard Spahr LLP; Darryl MacNair, CFO, Eustis Mortgage Corporation; and Matt Stokes, chief analytics officer, AmCap. During the Residential Track breakout session, panelists will discuss mortgage lenders' strategies to motivate loan originators (LOs) and increase production volume while guarding their bottom line.

"Many lenders do not realize that nuanced details of employee incentive compensation packages have an immense power to shape sales performance and radically impact profitability," said LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer. "I'm eager to share with session attendees how savvy lenders are re-evaluating their comp plans to more effectively manage their bottom line."

The MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference assembles leading authorities in mortgage and real estate finance to share critical business intelligence, insights and best practices. To learn more, visit https://www.mba.org/conferences-and-education/event-mini-sites/accounting-and-financial-management-conference.

About LBA Ware(TM):

LBA Ware is a leading provider of cloud-based software for mortgage lenders. Since 2008, LBA Ware has been on a mission to help mortgage companies reach new heights with software that integrates data, incentivizes performance and inspires results. Today, lenders of all sizes, including some of the nation's top producing mortgage companies, use LBA Ware's award-winning technology to enhance lender experiences and maximize the human potential within their organizations. A 2019 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company, LBA Ware is headquartered in Macon, Georgia. For more information, visit https://lbaware.com.

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Tax Specialty Firm KBKG Joins Real Estate Roundtable

PASADENA, Calif. -- Last year, specialty tax incentive firm KBKG joined the Real Estate Roundtable (RER), and several of KBKG's executive leadership team currently serve as members of the organization's President's Council, Associate Council, and Committees. RER's mission is to bring together leaders of the nation's top, publicly held and privately-owned firms with major national real estate industry trade associations to jointly address important national policy issues relating to real estate and its role in the global economy.

As members, KBKG has been able to participate in policy debates and advancing industry endorsed solutions to policy questions.

Principal and practice leader, CJ Aberin, is a member of RER's President's Council which is comprised of individuals from leading real estate ownership, financial, management, and advisory firms. Additionally, he is a member of both the Tax Policy Advisory Committee and the Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee and has actively provided input to both committees to improve tax policy on cost recovery and energy efficiency incentives for the commercial real estate industry.

Other members of KBKG's leadership team serving on RER committees include:
* Lou Guerrero (Tax Policy Advisory Committee)
* Brandon Val Verde (Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee)
* William Long (Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee).

Associate Council members include Gian Pazzia, Malik Javed, Lester Cook, John Hanning, Eddie Price, Sumit Sharma, and So Sum Lee.

Earlier this year, Ryan McCormick, Senior Vice President & Counsel for Tax Policy at RER provided a legislative update on behalf of KBKG to inform tax practitioners and clients with an update as to what to expect from Capitol Hill over the year with possible timelines that are now coming into fruition.

"Over the last decade, I have had the privilege to use my voice to represent the real estate industry in the Capitol in collaboration with various organizations. Joining RER provides yet another opportunity to be a part of a larger conversation, represent the real estate community, and provide greater value for our clients," remarked CJ Aberin, Principal of KBKG.

About KBKG:

Established in 1999 with offices across the US, KBKG provides turn-key tax solutions to CPAs and businesses including Cost Segregation; 45L green building tax credits for homebuilders and multifamily developers; 179D green building tax deductions for building owners, architects, and designers; R&D tax credits for qualified, innovative businesses; Transfer Pricing for international businesses, and more.

Learn more about KBKG at https://www.kbkg.com/

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KBKG Tax Specialty Firm Hires Alex Martin to Lead New Transfer Pricing Practice for Cross-border Businesses

PASADENA, Calif. -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG announced the hiring of Alex Martin as Principal and leader of the firm's new Transfer Pricing practice. Alex comes with over 22 years of full-time, international transfer pricing experience working in Washington, D.C.; Melbourne, Australia; and Detroit, Michigan where he resides currently.

Transfer pricing is the cross-border pricing of goods, royalties, services, and loans that drives how much income tax a multinational company pays by country. With Alex at the helm, KBKG will assist U.S. and international companies in establishing, documenting, and defending transfer pricing practices for the IRS and international tax authorities.

Alex has been a transfer pricing economist for his entire career, working for a Big-4 firm, middle-market firm, and through his independent transfer pricing consultancy. As a director at a Big-4 firm, he received the Chairman's Award and Coach of the Year recognition for building a Detroit-based transfer pricing practice.

Prior to joining KBKG, his team was named one of the world's leading transfer pricing consultancies by International Tax Review for three years in a row. Alex was also featured in Accounting Today for instituting an innovative approach to partnering with professional service firms, including training and development of transfer pricing programs.

When asked what the addition of Alex means for KBKG and the future of the firm, Greg Kniss, Managing Principal remarked, "Alex's US and global transfer pricing expertise broadens the scope of our tax specialty services provided to both US and international clients. While transfer pricing can be a highly contentious tax issue for multinationals, Alex has the experience to deliver practical savings strategies for companies competing internationally. Through his unique expertise in this space, Alex will be an invaluable asset to the businesses and CPA firms we support."

About KBKG:

Established in 1999 with offices across the US, KBKG provides turn-key tax solutions including research and development tax credits, cost segregation, transfer pricing, green building tax incentives, and more to CPAs and businesses nationwide.

Contact us for more information at https://www.kbkg.com/contact-us.

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KROST CPAs & Consultants Partners with Nationally Recognized Executive Chef Phil Kastel

PASADENA, Calif. -- Los Angeles-based tax and accounting firm, KROST, recently brought on restaurant industry titan Chef Phil Kastel (co-creator of nationally recognized Public School gastropubs) who will serve as the firm's Restaurant and Culinary Consultant. Established in 1939, KROST has a long history in the restaurant space having pioneered accounting technology that was the precursor to what is used today in the industry. Today, the firm's restaurant practice is led by industry veteran Jean Hagan.

In his role, Chef Kastel will provide a range of value-added services including chef consulting, executive chef services, project management for restaurant openings, training, and more complementing KROST's already vast suite of business management services for the restaurant industry.

Prior to KROST, Chef Kastel served as the former Executive Vice President of Culinary for L.A. based Grill Concepts, Inc.; owner and operator of The Grill on the Alley, The Daily Grill and the Public School brands, as well as The Ritz Prime Seafood in Newport Beach and Point Restaurants. As the culinary vision behind the fast-growing Public School gastropubs, Chef Kastel served as the co-creator of the concept that was named 2017 Nation's Restaurant News Hot Concept for innovation, rapid emergence in the marketplace, and consumer appeal.

"Phil is a true chef. His education and experience combined make him a powerhouse in the industry and an invaluable resource for our restaurant clients. Beyond that, he shows up for his clients in enormous ways. I've seen him call upon his own personal contacts to make a project come together on time! Together, we can isolate any challenges that restaurant operators face, and implement holistic solutions through our hands-on, catered approach," remarked Jean Hagan, Principal and Business Management Practice Leader at KROST.

About KROST CPAs & Consultants:

KROST is a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm headquartered in Pasadena, California with offices throughout Greater Los Angeles in West LA, Woodland Hills, and Valencia. As trusted advisors and industry leaders, clients depend on KROST for timely information, innovative solutions, and results-driven teamwork in the areas of accounting, assurance, business management, consulting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and wealth management. Contact us for more information at https://www.krostcpas.com/contact.

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EnergyCAP, Inc. Breaks Ground for New Corporate Headquarters

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) is pleased to announce that it has begun construction of its new corporate headquarters to support the company's sustained growth. Founded as a technology start-up in 2002, ECI has grown to 65 employees. The new 20,000-square-foot single tenant facility will support another 50% growth over the next ten years.

Scheduled for June 2020 occupancy, the building is located on a prime lot in the Boalsburg Technology Park. To the south, there are beautiful unobstructed views of Tussey Mountain, and to the north, Mount Nittany. The site is directly adjacent to the planned Harris Township Tussey Pond Park and connects to the future network of hiking and mountain bike trails of the Harvest Fields Community Trail System. Besides enjoying the inspiring mountain views, employees and family members will have free and easy access to disc golf, miles of trails, fishing, a picnic pavilion, fitness center, local bus service, and streams and ponds, with convenient childcare available next door.

For EnergyCAP founder and CEO Steve Heinz, the address of 360 Discovery Drive is particularly meaningful. "Three-sixty, a complete circle! My wife and I lived on this site twenty years ago, so returning here with a growing business is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. I can't say it's the exact vision that we shared in the late 90's, but all things have worked out for the good of many."

EnergyCAP's new headquarters has been made possible by the professional efforts and participation of many parties, most significantly: Design-build contractor Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., PNC Bank, OGP Architects, LLC, Trombley Real Estate, McQuaide Blasko Attorneys at Law, Penn Terra Engineering, Boalsburg Investment Group, Harris Township Government and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

About EnergyCAP:

EnergyCAP, Inc. has helped more than 10,000 energy managers in government, education, and commercial organizations derive value from their utility bills and energy data. Clients use our comprehensive EnergyCAP software-based solution to streamline utility bill processing and auditing, track energy and greenhouse gas data, process campus and tenant allocations, target reduction goals, benchmark facilities, submit to ENERGY STAR, measure and verify energy & cost savings, create budgets and forecasts, and much more.

Learn more at: https://www.energycap.com/

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