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Friday, May 25, 2018

Julie Alden - Rochester Office


It's 80 degrees today and the start of Memorial Day weekend which means summer is just about here! This summer will be a busy one. Charter school season is starting which means a few weeks of travel to NYC. I will also be making a few trips down to Skaneateles as I continue to finish planning my wedding.  I never realized how much planning went into a wedding, until I started planning my own.
 

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Sarah Austin - Rochester Office

If January-April is considered “Busy Season” in the accounting world then I think May-July should be considered “Vacation Season” and at MMB August-December is “Wedding Season”. We have at least 6 people in the firm getting married by the end of the year (myself included if I can pick a date) and all but one will be in those last four months. I think this is due to everyone wanting to take the summer months for vacation and then making sure you can get your wedding/honeymoon in before busy season begins again. This makes me wonder how many people in the accounting world get married between August-December; we did have two in that time last year as well. Maybe I should take a poll…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jamie Bushart - Rochester Office
 
Last Friday was another successful Day of Caring to put in the MMB memory book. This was my fourth Day of Caring and first time at a school. Our duties consisted of stacking chairs, arranging books, organizing uniforms, and filing. It was so rewarding to find that what seemed like small contributions on our part made such a big impact to the staff. As with most schools, resources can be stretched thin. The staff was very grateful that we freed up their time to focus on what matters the most-the students. Their smiles were contagious. Well done team!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Greg Thomas - Rochester Office

What a tax season! Much of life is about appreciating the little things. For me, the 2 best things I can think of to appreciate are the ending of tax season and the hard work of everyone around you.  We all know when we’re in full busyseason mode everything just gets that much more congested, confusing, and complicated. However, seeing the amount of energy and time expended this year with everyone helping one another was great to see and I’m sure a great feeling to those who needed the help. So I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone this year. What a tax season!

 

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Jacquie Rivellese - Rochester Office

Although busy season is usually the time of year where scrambled eggs and freezer-to-table turkey chili are my saviors, I have managed to find time for culinary creations this year! Maybe it’s because I have the weeknight routine down for effortless meals as this is now my fourth busy season. Or, maybe it’s because Sundays spent with a Gatorade and french fries are far less frequent than in my younger years. It’s been a busy season of first time food adventures for me. I attempted chocolate mousse for the first time, although that was a failure, I can learn from my mistakes. My first ever risotto may have been phony since it was made in the oven, no stirring required, but it was creamy and delicious. 

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