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Recently, Tax Manager Chad Van Houten was inducted as President of the San Joaquin Chapter of Certified Public Accountants for the 2015-2016 year. Chad will be succeeding Natalya A. Galindo, a CPA with E. & J. Gallo Winery. The CalCPA San Joaquin Chapter has over 800 members in Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties and offers services such as business consulting, personal financial planning, tax and estate planning in our local region. Prior to taking the helm as President, Chad served as the Vice President. Congratulations to Chad, we are very proud!
May 8, 2015
Lemonade Day returns to the Modesto region on Saturday, May 16th! Grimbleby Coleman is proud to sponsor Lemonade Day Modesto, a program designed to educate local children about finances, goal setting and entrepreneurship in a fun atmosphere. This program sponsors children as they set-up their customized lemonade stands and run their own miniature business. Please be sure to visit a stand near you and help to support Modesto's future entrepreneurs! Stand locations can be found on the Lemonade Day Modesto website.
Members of our firm also attended the May 2nd, Lemonade Day Best Tasting Contest, in which local youth contestants presented their best lemonade recipes to a panel of judges. For more information on this citywide event, please click here.
On March 26th, Linda Bossard, EA and USTCP and Lisa Mazza, Partner and CPA, attended the Women in Agriculture for Mentoring and Empowerment mixer at Dutch Hollow Farms in Modesto. The ladies were hosted by Farmer John, who presented information about growing tulips. We enjoy supporting our ag clients by participating in California women's agriculture events here in Stanislaus County.
On March 19th, members of the Grimbleby Coleman team attended the Cal State Stanislaus IMA Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA) Annual Student Night. IMA invests in local accounting students by allowing networking with business professionals. Our own Javier Padilla, CPA participated in the panel along with representatives from Gallo Winery, Rolling F Credit Union and Primerica. Accounting students from local junior colleges and four year institutions asked the panel questions about their career paths as well as positives and negatives of the profession. Firm Administrator, Jane Johnson, MBA as well as CPAs Cynthia Guerrero (and Javier, of course), EA Daniel Currie and Accountant Manoj Bains attended.