|This year, the partners at Linkenheimer, along with other Alliott Group members from across the globe, will be working together to support the UK based charity Play for Progress, which works to make a difference in the lives of refugee children both at home in the UK and abroad.
Hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees have arrived in the UK against all odds, and are in the long and arduous process of trying to gain asylum status. During this time, many of these young people are placed in foster care and some face delays enrolling in education.
Play for Progress offers these children ways to connect with the diverse and often overwhelming city that is London, and to explore and develop their own creative potential. They have partnered with Orchestras for All and the Refugee Council and will provide instruments for every student, one-on-one instrumental tuition, weekly workshops on creative topics, ensemble classes, enrolment in the National Orchestra for All programme, monthly outings to concerts and cultural events, and an end of year showcase at which they can display their acquired skills for friends and family.
Play for Progress is in need of the following instrument donations:
- Winds (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)
- Brass (Trumpet, Trombone)
- Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello).
These children are also in desperate need […]
LINKENHEIMER JOINS PROFESSIONAL FIRM LEADERS IN LONDON FOR ALLIOTT GROUP 2016 WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE
Santa Rosa, CA, 17 October 2016 – Linkenheimer LLP is this week (18-22 October) attending an international conference in London focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining clients with multi-market business interests. Alliott Group’s Worldwide Conference will be attended by 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries.
Hosted by Alliott Group, an award-winning international alliance of independent, mid-market accounting and law firms, the conference provides attendees from local firms all over the world with access to knowledge and professional contacts that enable them to service more efficiently commercial and private clients who need assistance in multiple geographic markets.
During the four day conference, speakers will include representatives from the Bank of England, the Department for International Trade, the Confederation of British Industry, Meridian West and Farnham Castle Intercultural Training.
The program will equip attendees from Linkeheimer, as well as the managing and senior partners from other Alliott Group member firms, with not only the required technical and professional skills to serve clients across borders, but to also the development of a ‘global mindset’ that will ensure successful communications across cultures when entering foreign markets. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of what clients really want from their professional advisers.
Representatives from Linkenheimer will also attend meetings of the alliance’s specialist technical groups that will host roundtable discussions on topics such as the impact on internationally focused SMEs of recent international tax developments, particularly national implementations of proposals in the OECD/G20 Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS) project that is targeting tax avoidance and that have a bearing on permanent establishment […]
Community involvement is one of the reasons Sonoma County is so special. With over 1,300 registered non-profit agencies that generated over $1.2 billion dollars and employs 16,000 people, it’s easy to see why we live in one of the most charitable counties in the United States. And people like Willie and Carlos Tamayo, David Ortega, Octavio Diaz and Marco Lepe are models of that community first, give back attitude. We are proud to see our friends and clients recognized and honored by the North Bay Business Journal with their 2016 Latino Business Leadership Award.
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Congratulations to managing partner John Jones, winner of the CalCPA Public Service Award and featured on the cover of the August 2016 CalCPA magazine. The award recognized him for his public service both locally and globally, where over the course of the past 9 years, he has lead teams into rural Nicaragua and distributed over 20,000 pairs of eye glasses to the people there, who otherwise would never receive the gift of vision.
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For his efforts to improve the eyesight of underprivileged people in Third World countries, John Jones, CPA, has received the 2016 Public Service Award from the California Society of CPAs.
The annual award recognizes an individual CalCPA member for services to the community or for governmental service in either a volunteer or elected capacity.
Jones, managing partner of Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors in Santa Rosa, has led missions with the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club and St. Mark Lutheran Church to provide eyeglasses and vision correction to villagers in remote parts of the world. For over 21 years he has made eye-care trips to Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, Samoa and Vietnam.
He estimates that he has personally examined more than 18,000 people for vision needs and eye problems, including cataracts and pterygiums.
“John exemplifies the meaning of service,” said Lynette Atchley, chair of the public service selection committee. “His dedication to helping the underprivileged is inspiring and sets a high bar for those who will be considered for this honor in the future.”
Jones is past president of the California Group of Accounting Firms, past president of the Rohnert Park – Cotati Rotary Club, chair of the board of elders at St. Mark Lutheran Church, and past chair of Alliott Group Worldwide, an alliance of independent accounting, law and consulting firms.
Through Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary, he is leading an effort to develop a surgery center for villagers in the Rio San Juan region of Nicaragua. When completed, the center will serve about 30,000 people.
Today 1344 eyes are smiling, seeing “mas claro” in 672 very grateful Nicaraguans in the Rio San Juan Region of southern Nicaragua. Many of the those same people are equipped with both distance and near pair of glasses and protective sunglasses, “gafas” to keep damaging UV rays off their eyes. In addition, 103 mouths are “mucho mas limpio”, reflecting improved oral health and a shift in treatment from extraction to restoration and prevention.
This year, the returning Nicaraguan Couple-Dentists Javier and Ana from the 200 km north capital Managua again worked with a Dental Hygienist from the Sabalos Regional Clinic to treat patients from pre-teen to “viejo”, senior citizens. Peter Hoberg accepted the crucial role of instrument sterilizer, earning himself the unenviable evidence of chemically stained orange fingers. Fortunately he did not exhibit any apparent cognitive lapses while on duty.
Over the course of three days, Sunrise Rotarians and some of their family focused on improving people’s visual acuity. Steve “Grandpa” Zwick was the third generation in his family represented and remarkably both his daughter Jennifer and granddaughter Alessa brought valuable Spanish language and organizational skills. Steve’s español is well known! Alessa, just 12, quickly established her organizational skills in the eyewear department, and with the village children: She taught them London Bridges Falling Down, and jumped rope (with the girls), creating a genuine sense of “amistad”, aka friendship between our Team and the people of La Azucena.
Completing our Team were first timers Harry “Happy” Coffey, Paul O’Rear, and Carmen “Señiorita” Gutierrez. Veterans Peter “Green Fingers” Hoberg, Ezbon “General” Jen, Penny ~ also Spanish proficient Millar (her husband is Paul O’Rear) Steve “Auto-Refractor” Herron, Rich and Señora Habla Español Betsy Randolph, and our District Governor […]