What a great event! The committees and the staff have hit it out of the park once more. I’ve heard nothing but good comments about the two full days packed with pertinent and timely CPE, special recognitions of scholarship recipients, the swearing in of new CPAs, recognition of Quality Chapters, an Old Guard reception, a Young CPA reception, Managing Partners’ breakfast…and the list goes on. And to add icing to the cake, we were blessed to have the 2010-2011 “Chair” of the AICPA, Paul Stahlin, CPA, with us the entire time.
CPAs networked and discussed issues from IFRS to local football. The variety of qualified and energized speakers again offered each CPA a refreshing and current choice of topics. We met our 3rd and 4th PhD candidate from USC who have been selected for the AICPA special program which SCACPA supports. The speakers were current and informative. The food was excellent. The only mixed feelings came when I had to pass the presidential gavel to my good friend and fellow CPA, Mr. Tim Baker.
A list of names to thank would overwhelm my brief blog goal. But thanks to Erin Hardwick and her staff of super stars for making this a super event. Thanks to our sponsors who alerted us to current opportunities to enhance our careers through their products. Thanks to the CPA firms that sponsored tables during the luncheon and banquet. And thank you to all South Carolina CPAs who have given me the opportunity to serve this year as your president.
There are only a few more weeks in 2010 and my blog responsibilities will come to a close. Blogs may eventually become a museum piece in the collection of “IT” memories. But I am quickly becoming another chapter in a lot of history books. And hopefully a fond memory, such as the one of our 2010 CPA Summit.
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