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Apple Growth Partners Introduces Initiative to Grow Black-Owned Businesses

CLEVELAND, Ohio – (October 29, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce a new initiative to help grow Black-owned businesses in Northeastern Ohio named IMPACT – Increase Minority Professionals’ Awareness and Create Traction for change. IMPACT’s goal is to increase Black business owners’ financial network while …

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Ohio’s COVID Relief Grant Programs

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 On Friday, October 23, 2020, Governor DeWine and the Ohio Development Services Agency announced two new COVID Relief grant programs for Ohio companies: Small Business Relief Grant Grant summary $10,000 Grant Accepting applications November 2, 2020 Eligible Businesses For-Profit Entity Employs at least 1 and no more than 25 Ohio Employees …

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Apple Growth Partners’ Charitable Giving Fund Awards 12 Grants

October 12, 2020 For the 12th consecutive year, the Apple Growth Partners’ Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation has been recognizing local non-profits proving financial literacy education programming in Northeastern Ohio through grants. In 2020, AGP is proud to announce a total of $30,000 has been awarded to the following 12 non-profits …

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Apple Growth Partners Announces Promotions and Annual Award Winners

AKRON, Ohio – (October 7, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, proudly announces promotions for two team members and three recipients of annual firm awards. Leif Erickson, CPA, and Brandon Fredericks, CPA, have been promoted to principal. As a principal in the tax department, Erickson is the firm’s Canton …

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Apple Growth Partners’ A’Shira Nelson Named Forty Under 40

CLEVELAND, Ohio – (September 14, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce A’Shira Nelson, CPA, has been named one of Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 recipients in 2020. Nelson is a manager in the tax department. Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 is a premier list of …

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Apple Growth Partners Expands Leadership Team with Three Female Executives

AKRON, Ohio – (September 9, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, welcomes three new executives: Erica Ishida, MPOD, Jennifer DiFranco, PHR, SHRM-CP, and Danielle Kimmell, CPA. In combining her experience with leadership, talent, business development, and organization design, Erica Ishida, MPOD, joins AGP as chief growth officer. This new …

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Now Open for Nonprofits: Main Street Lending Program Accepting Submissions

September 4, 2020 By Dmitriy Berkovich, CPA | COVID-19 Response Team From The Federal Reserve Announcement Today:  The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Friday announced that the Main Street Lending Program is now fully operational and is accepting submissions of eligible loans to nonprofit organizations, submitted by registered lenders. The Federal Reserve encourages registered …

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IRS Guidance on Deferment of Employee FICA

September 2, 2020 GENERAL UNDERSTANDING What taxes are eligible for deferral under Notice 2020-65? The deferral applies only to an employee’s share of social security tax (6.2%), where the paycheck date is between September 1st, 2020, and December 31st, 2020, and the bi-weekly pay is less than $4,000. Who determines whether the employee portion of …

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Apple Growth Partners Announces 12th NorthCoast 99 Win

AKRON, Ohio – (September 1, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the 12th time the firm has received the NorthCoast 99 Award. NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program …

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