Greg Thomas - Rochester Office
As many of you know I started fostering a then 5, now 6 year old little guy named Alejandro. This has been my first experience at raising a child while juggling the work life/home balance. I started taking Monday’s off and had to make some adjustments and use the PFL (Paid Family Leave) program offered by the state and thankfully such a program exists. It would have been very difficult, darn near impossible without the support of not only the state but MMB as well. Paid Family Leave was a program that I needed; not only to bond with the little guy but to deal with the challenges of being a first time dad in general.
Barbi Bassham - Elmira Office
My husband and I love to travel to see and experience new places. Our boys don’t seem to mind us dragging them all over the place. This summer we decided to book a vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We have a trip planned for late July. Neither of us have ever seen Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park.We love being outdoors in the summer months. My parents thought it sounded like such a fun family vacation that they asked if they could cramp our style and tag along with us. All six of us are extremely excited to head northwest to see the beauty of Wyoming. If you’ve ever been out to this area and have some travel tips, I’d love to hear from you!
Michelle Cain - Rochester Office
Well, it’s February and I’m ready for winter to be over! I had a really nice break from winter in January when I went to Aruba with my husband and some friends. What a great trip and it was so nice to be in the warmth and sunshine! If you’ve never been to Aruba, I strongly recommend you go. Now, back to reality and the frigid February weather. I always say that the cold weather makes me appreciate Spring, Summer and Fall that much more. I know I would really miss the seasons if I didn’t have them.
Steve Berardi - Rochester Office
Hi, I’m Steve Berardi, a Principal at MMB. I received a call last week from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants asking me to renew my committee position on their Business Valuations Committee for the upcoming two-year period.
The Business Valuations Committee was set up to be a resource to CPA members and business valuation professionals in private and public practice through educational programs, committee membership participation and networking activities. The committee has quarterly meetings in New York City and is actively involved in proposed updates to the AICPA valuation standards.
Megan Broomfield - Rochester Office
Well as I write this I am in denial that my first born is a senior in high school. The first few months of her senior year have flown by in the blink of an eye. We spent a few weekends traveling around the country to visit potential colleges, had a real cheer season at Fairport (winning her 6th consecutive sectional title!), and spent hours trying to narrow down the number of colleges she would apply to. We ended up getting it down to lucky 13. Where she ends up I guess time will tell so until then I will enjoy every moment!