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Voted Best Place to Work by the North Bay Business Journal for 2018

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Once again, we are honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay for 2018. This is the 8th year in a row that Linkenheimer has been voted Best Place to Work in the North Bay and it is truly a testimony to the amazing, hard working team we have here and the community and clients that have supported us all these years. We are grateful to call Sonoma County home and it’s also why we feel the importance of giving back. Over the past year, we’ve volunteered over 1,000 hours as a firm to community projects locally and abroad, including Rotary, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Nicaraguan Eye Care Projects, Elsie Allen High School Foundation and many other incredible organizations focused on making our great community better for everyone.

From the North Bay Business Journal Press Release:

Along with our co-presenters, Nelson Family of Companies, Exchange Bank; Kaiser Permanente and underwriter Trope Group, we are pleased to inform you that Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay in the thirteenth-annual […]

By |October 2nd, 2018|award, best, best place to work, Community|0 Comments

FAQs Related to Disaster Recovery and the Fires

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Our CPA’s have compiled a list of 25 frequently asked questions related to fire victims and the recovery process. This document will continue to be updated over time as new questions roll in. If you have any additional questions in the meantime that aren’t answered below, please feel free to contact us at Linkenheimer LLP. We’ll continue to work side by side with all of you during this rebuilding process as we put our great community back together.

Frequently asked questions related to disaster relief for this affected by the fires: 

  1. Can an employer make a payment to an employee for missed time as a result of the fire and have that payment excluded from the employees gross income? No, the payments would be considered taxable wages.
  1. What information is needed to substantiate a casualty loss? To substantiate your loss, you’ll need the following, the type of casualty and date it occurred, proof that you were the owner of the property, or if you were a lessee, that you were contractually liable for the damage, whether a claim for reimbursement exists for which there is a reasonable expectation of recovery and documented […]
By |November 8th, 2017|Community, disaster, question, relief|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Team’s 2017 Eye Care Trip to Nicaragua a Success

January 1, 2017 found 11 Linkenheimer staff and partners on their way to Nicaragua for the firm’s third eye care mission into the remote villages of the Rio San Juan region. Travelers included Matt Melchiori, Anne Glanville, Judy Deniz, Kerri Berry, Andy Vedder, Nina Shaposhnikov, Rudy Malmanis, Kari Bruner, Carli Ortiz, Mike Musson and John Jones.

The morning of January 2nd we boarded the 12 seat Cessna Caravan for San Carlos and our beloved dirt runway. Lunch and a two hour boat ride found us at the Sabalos Lodge www.sabaloslodge.com which became our home base. Mosquito repellent in hand, along with instructions on tucking in the mosquito netting under your mattress (while you are on the mattress) got us prepared for the next five nights.

Days 2 and 3 found us traveling to and from and working in the village of Las Maravillas. This is a very remote village and difficult to get to from Sabalos (or anywhere for that matter) and rarely receives medical services. The region had 30 days of straight rain prior to our arrival, so the roads were nothing but mud and slop with our 4WD convoy frequently stopping to assess the driving strategies and get fellow […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Teams up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank

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Following a long Thanksgiving weekend, the Linkenheimer team, along with some clients, family and friends, teamed up, to help fight hunger in our community and provide food for those less fortunate. Over the course of our time there, we work in the warehouse to assemble boxes, fill them with canned food, drinks and other items, that in the end, would be provided to seniors in our community. There are so many amazing non-profits in our community, working together to make Sonoma County an amazing place and we feel blessed to be able to give a little back.

Below is a note we received from the REFB:

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team from Linkenheimer for all your help is past Monday evening at the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Your efforts have a tremendous impact on our neighbors in need, and we would not be able to fight hunger in our community without incredible people, like you all, on our side. 

Together your group helped us to:

Pack 252 boxes of food for seniors in our community 

=7,560 lbs. of food 

=6,300 meals provided to community members in need 

Again, thank you so much […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Congratulations to Our Friends for Their Latino Leadership Awards

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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.

You can view the complete list here.

By |October 18th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Wins Best Place to Work for 6th Straight Year

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Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors is honored to once again be named one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay for 6 years in a row. We realize that our people are the key to our companies success so we strive to create the best environment for them. Our focus on internal culture results in the best possible team approach to developing positive financial solutions. Linkenheimer also supports our team’s dedication to our local community through rotary memberships, non-profit boards and community service, in which over 900 hours a year are committed to bettering the community we call home. In addition, our firm actively supports free mobile eye care clinics and the construction and staffing of a surgery center in the remote San Juan River region of Nicaragua. Your support of Linkenheimer helps provide eye care and advanced diagnostic and surgical capacity in a region where these services do not exist for the 26,000 inhabitants. We’re a local business making a global impact with the help of our clients.

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By |September 12th, 2016|best place to work|0 Comments

CalCPA Honors John Jones for Helping To Improve Vision of Villagers in Third-World

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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, […]

By |June 17th, 2016|award, Community|0 Comments

Managing Partner John Jones Leads Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary on Nicaragua Eye Care Trip

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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 […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

So what do Bear Republic Brewing Co. and Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors have in common?

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So what do Bear Republic Brewing Co. and Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors have in common? The answer is simple: Great people who are passionate about what they do and two companies that understand the importance of a team approach. And, the proof is in the pudding- or in this case- the beer: Winner of the Excellence in Craft Beer Industry Award for 2014, medals two years in a row for the Good Food Awards, medals at the Great American Beer Festival for 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2015, Racer 5 Gold medal at the 2015 Central California Craft Beer Competition, and the list goes on. But more importantly, they were awarded the Best Place to Work award in 2014 by the North Bay Business Journal, recognizing their commitment and dedication to their team. Much like Linkenheimer, who has won the Best Place to Work awards for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, along with the Inside Public Accounting Best of the Best firms for 2015, they realize the team is our greatest asset. We focus on our people, community, and company culture, which allows us to provide the best possible team approach to […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Community, culture|0 Comments

Client News: Hittenberger Orthotics and Prosthetics LLC Travels To Haiti, Helps Amputees

At Linkenheimer, we love celebrating our client’s success. Below you’ll find an inspiring story written by our client Hittenberger Orthotics and Prosthetics LLC and Sonoma Medicine, detailing their desire to improve the lives of others. We hope you enjoy hearing their story as much as we do.

Lessons Learned Amidst The Rubble in Haiti. 

Last fall, we went to Haiti with Mobility Outreach International to provide prosthetic care and what we found was kindness, compassion and hope around every corner.

Below are links to an article that appeared in Sonoma Medicine Magazine and a video from Haiti showing how they are improving lives one step at a time.

You will find the article and video compelling. It shows what strides they have taken to improve prosthetic care since the earthquake. Despite the odds, they are becoming whole again. We hope you find it inspiring.

When you combine caring, courage and knowledge to improve the lives of others, it is a gift from the heart.

Please call us about our involvement in […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Client News|0 Comments