UHY LLP Hosts Fifth Annual Construction Outlook

UHY LLP, the fifth largest accounting firm in Southeast Michigan, will host their fifth annual Construction Outlook on Thursday, November 3 from 7:00AM–9:30AM in Farmington Hills.

Join UHY to learn more about developing industry trends including a construction outlook for Michigan and the Midwest, and a discussion on what the tax landscape could look like post-election.

“Michigan, and the Midwest at large, is in the midst of a bull market for construction that would have been difficult to fathom during the last recession,” said John Gallo, leader of UHY LLP’s construction practice. “But that bull market has brought to the surface an entirely different set of challenges – namely, the ability to retain key employees and a shortfall of skilled tradespeople. November’s election only adds to the uncertainty of the political and economic climate. UHY’s Construction Outlook will offer unique insights that help companies maximize growth opportunities and increase awareness of market trends.”

To RSVP contact Nicole Turner at nturner@uhy-us.com or phone 586 840 3639. CPE credit is available.

UHY LLP Hosts Annual Construction Outlook

UHY LLP, the fifth largest accounting firm in Southeast Michigan, will host their fourth annual Construction Outlook on Thursday, November 12 from 7:00AM–9:30AM in Farmington Hills.

Join UHY and other industry experts to learn about current trends and strategies in the construction industry and what’s in store for 2016. Discussions include employee retention through compensation and long-term incentives, management and union relations, using mobile technology to enhance construction profitability, current tax updates you need to know and the latest on the Affordable Care Act.

“As the Michigan economy improves, the construction industry still faces challenges in our regional market that continue to hold it back”, said John Gallo, senior manager at UHY LLP. “A construction company’s biggest assets are its people; wages and employee retention, as well as other factors, are issues for business owners. UHY’s Construction Outlook will provide information on how to address these challenges without deviating from the day-to-day responsibilities of running a successful construction company in today’s competitive market.”

CPE credit will be offered.

Pre-registration for this complimentary program is required. Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited. Multiple registrations are welcome. To RSVP contact Drew Matthews via email dmatthews@uhy-us.com or phone 248 204 9434.

UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to publicly traded, privately owned and nonprofit organizations in a number of industry sectors. UHY Advisors provides tax and advisory services to entrepreneurial and other organizations, principally those enterprises in the dynamic middle market.

UHY LLP, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit www.uhy-us.com.

All of the above entities are members of UHY International (“UHYI”), a worldwide network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and advisory services around the globe. UHYI is ranked among the top international accountancy networks and a proud member in good standing of the Forum of Firms. Collectively, our US operating entities (UHY LLP and UHY Advisors) are the largest independent members of UHYI with significant participation, bringing the power of our international network to serve the individualized needs of our clients.

UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

Walsh College Will Break Ground for $15 Million Addition on Sept. 5

Walsh College will break ground for the $15 million addition and renovation to its Troy campus at 3838 Livernois at a special ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday, September 5, 2014. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register at www.walshcollege.edu/groundbreaking.

Originally announced last April, the project will include a two-story, 27,000 square-foot renovation and addition to Walsh’s original Troy campus building, built in the 1970s, and a 28,000 square-foot renovation to existing interior spaces. Construction is anticipated to take 18 months.

The addition will encompass distinct pavilions with a business-communication focused student success center, a student lounge, and a “one-stop” student services center.

“Along with recently announced enhancements to our graduate business programs, the groundbreaking underscores the bright future we envision for Walsh, our students, and the community,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College.

“New and updated facilities offer a contemporary learning and teaching environment ideally suited for students and faculty, and also present a modern face to the community,” Bergeron added.

The technologically advanced student success center will focus on the development of business-communication skills critical to leadership roles. The student lounge will have an interactive meeting space ideal for collaboration, as well as additional study areas.

The student services center will house departments ranging from admissions to career services. It will provide efficient, “one-stop” service and private spaces for academic advising, support, and corporate recruiting.

Walsh’s student body now totals more than 4,000, nearly evenly divided between men and women. More than 91 percent attend part-time. About 83 percent of the College’s 26,000 alumni live in Michigan.

Other recent building renovations at Walsh College’s Troy campus have included the 37,000 square-foot Jeffrey W. Barry Center, completed in 2007; the Blackstone LaunchPad for entrepreneurs in 2010; a Barnes & Noble bookstore in 2012; and a Finance Lab in 2013.

The architect for the current project is Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Chicago.

With the impending start of construction, about 80 Walsh staff personnel have moved to temporary quarters at the Sheffield Center, Troy. Most direct student services and faculty, however, remain at the main campus on Livernois. In all cases, phone numbers, email, and mailing addresses are unchanged.

For more information about Walsh College, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.