Northeast Ohio — (January 1, 2018) — Seventy-five years ago, the United States began income tax withholding to help fund the war effort and a young man named Jay Heinick saw an opportunity to help people with their taxes.
Fast forward 75 years and what is now known as Apple Growth Partners has over 100 staff and serves the Northeast Ohio market and beyond from four offices in three counties.
Although the firm still specializes in tax services, it has expanded its expertise to include audit, assurance, business valuation and litigation support services providing a full complement of offerings to business owners.
“It is gratifying to reflect that our firm has had the privilege of serving Northeast Ohio clients for 75 years,” said Chuck Mullen, Apple Growth Partners’ chairman. “We are very thankful to have not only thrived throughout those years, but also to have experienced some of our most expansive growth in just the most recent decade. We enter our 75th Anniversary year with momentum and energy, and to the Northeast Ohio community we say Thank You for allowing us to serve, the best is yet to come.”
For its anniversary, the firm will emphasize giving back to the communities that have supported it for the past 75 years by participating in firm-wide community service days, volunteering for 75 organizations throughout the year, and making a historic pledge to its foundation.
The shareholders of Apple Growth Partners have pledged $75,000, over three years, to the Apple Growth Partners Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation which supports financial literacy education.
In addition to focusing on philanthropy, the firm will embody its Healthy Growth tagline with some exciting announcements throughout the year. In 2017, the firm completed two acquisitions, each providing entry into new markets. Look for similar growth throughout 2018 and the expansion of additional boutique service offerings.