Community

Linkenheimer teams up with Redwood Gospel Mission to help feed thousands for a Thanksgiving banquet

On Wednesday, November 26th, a team of 11 Linkenheimer staff and family showed up at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to help serve food to a portion of the county’s almost 4,000 homeless, along with hundreds of working poor and underprivileged families looking for assistance. The free Thanksgiving meal is a tradition that the Redwood Gospel Mission has continued to put on over the years and as families have fallen on hard times, it’s a welcome reprieve to enjoy a free turkey dinner. The plates of food consisted of hot turkey, gravy, stuffing, green beans, rolls, salad and cranberry sauce. And while the plates were always filled to the brim, the staff at the Redwood Gospel Mission made it clear, if people are still hungry, they get to eat as many plates as possible. No one leaves feeling under fed. In addition to the hot food, 600 volunteers handed out grocery bags to almost 1200 people, in addition to the flu shots, medical checks, coats, hair cuts and even massages that were provided. Community and firm culture have always been the pillars of our firm and we were grateful to be able to participate and help out with such an amazing event. […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|charity, Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer LLP crew lends a hand at the Redwood Empire Food Bank

On Monday November 10, 2014, Linkenheimer LLP employees and partners spent part of their evening helping prepare food packages for seniors. Prior to the ‘assembly line’ effort, we were given a tour of the food bank’s beautiful facilities, and information on the needs of Sonoma County residents and what the food bank provides. Being the accountants that we are, numbers are always welcome, but in this case, the numbers were both astonishing and sobering.

  • 82,000 people (1 in 6 people in Sonoma County) face the threat of hunger every month, and this is the number served by the food bank, every month.
  • Of the 82,000 people: 36,200 are children, 11,800 are seniors, and 13,500 are working families.
  • The Redwood Empire Food Bank is in the top 6% of food banks nationwide in the amount of food provided per person in poverty.
  • During 2014, the food bank distributed 14.5 million pounds of food, which is the equivalent of over 33,000 meals a day, and provided food for two wholesome meals for every $1 spent.

These figures are hard to comprehend when you think of Sonoma County and all of the beauty that surrounds us; but, hunger has no boundaries, and it crosses the full spectrum of […]

By |November 20th, 2014|charity, Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer 35th Annual Golf Tournament 2014

We’d like to thank everyone who spent the day with us on the course again this year. It’s the people that make this event a success. At Linkenheimer, we’ve always said People are our greatest asset. And that statement doesn’t just apply to our employees and staff. It includes our clients, family and friends. They all make up the driving force behind our firm. This tournament is our way of saying THANK YOU for your relationship with us and your support along the way. We look forward to seeing everyone out there on the course again next year!

By |October 13th, 2014|Community, golf, Team Building|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Voted Best Place to Work in North Bay for 2014

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Best Places to Work 2014: Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors

Four-time winner

By James Dunn, Business Journal Staff Reporter

SANTA ROSA –  “We’re going fly fishing,” said Michael  Musson, partner at Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors since 1989. “We really work as a team. … There are no team-building sessions. It’s a great crew with a lot of cohesiveness.  If there’s a ditch to dig, everybody picks up a shovel.”

The company sponsors a golf tournament every September to get together as a group.

“If we hit our numbers, we have a bonus trip every year,” Mr. Musson said. “Last year was Nicaragua.” This year is likely to be a trip to Mexico.

“John Jones (managing partner) is an extremely ethical, non-judgmental, even-keeled guy,” Mr. Musson said. “All of that trickles down to everybody. He has a family and hobbies.”

Mr. Jones encourages the company’s 20 employees to have balanced lives. “I have worked for people who had families but didn’t acknowledge them,” Mr. Musson said. He worked until 10 every night and felt pressured. […]

By |September 26th, 2014|best place to work, charity, Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Team Goes “Down the River” in Nicaragua

It wasn’t just beaches and mai tai’s for the Linkenheimer team and their families as they spent over a week in beautiful Nicaragua. Continuing a tradition of service in the region, John Jones led two different groups from Linkenheimer down the rural region of the Rio San Juan, with the goal of delivering eye exams and prescription glasses which would have otherwise have been unattainable.

Linkenheimer traditionally enjoys a team vacation in January as a thank you for a job well done and a bonding experience before the trials of a busy tax season. This year, the team building was magnified with the opportunity of “going down the river”.

A typical “going down the river” experience usually entails: Flying into Managua; chartering a small, 16 seat plane which flies you over Lake Nicaragua (the 10th largest fresh water lake in the world), landing on the dirt “runway” in San Carlos; from there you are shuttled in trucks to the river front, where the team boards long boats, which make their way down the winding river until they reach the serene, yet primitive Sabalos Lodge. Then the real adventure begins.

The team then travels by boat to the village, where they setup their […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Community, Linkenheimer, Nicaragua, service, Services|0 Comments

Local Culinary Program Worth Our Weight Continues to Fulfill Dreams