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Category: CBM News

January 5, 2021

CBM Tax Manager Lucy Gomez Prepares Food for Local DMV Shelters

In early November, CBM’s Tax Manager Lucy Gomez volunteered at Manna Food Center and Clarksburg CAN – Community Assistance Network to package non-perishable goods for homeless shelters in the DC Metropolitan Area. She spent a total of 10 hours volunteering at the two locations and prepared a number of meals in the process. She worked tirelessly alongside other volunteers to get together as many meals as possible. Manna Food Center is a Silver Spring, MD-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending… Read more ›

December 31, 2020

A Dozen New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2021? Resolutions usually take the form of personal goals like eating healthier or getting rid of clutter around the house. But you can also make New Year’s resolutions for your small business. 1. Be Realistic About Your Goals The start of a new year is often cause for optimism. This is especially true this year for many people who want to put 2020 behind them from both a business and emotional standpoint…. Read more ›

December 14, 2020

Dan Weaver Named President and Managing Partner of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell

PDF: Dan Weaver Named President and Managing Partner of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has named Daniel L. Weaver, CPA as the firm’s new president and managing partner, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Weaver currently serves as an executive vice president and chair of the firm’s not-for-profit practice. He will be the sixth president and managing partner in CBM’s 100-year history, succeeding Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA. “I am honored to lead Councilor, Buchanan &… Read more ›

December 14, 2020

Peter Reilly Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell

PDF: Peter Reilly Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has named Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA as the firm’s new chairman of the board of directors, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Reilly, who has served as CBM’s president and managing partner since 2013, succeeds Patricia Drolet, CPA, PFS, who served in this capacity since January 1, 2019. During his presidency, Reilly oversaw the significant growth of CBM, the… Read more ›

December 1, 2020

CBM Talent Acquisition Manager Tana Papinova Leads Food Drive for Capital Area Food Bank

From December 1 to December 15, Talent Acquisition Manager Tana Papinova led a donation initiative alongside Firm Administrator Linda Murphy and Document Management Specialist Sal Attanasio for the Capital Area Food Bank. Tana encouraged all staff to fill two donation bins in Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s Bethesda and DC offices with canned and non-perishable goods. At the end of the collection period, Tana had several boxes filled with donations for the food bank. She also collected $1,050 in direct donations…. Read more ›

November 23, 2020

CBM Donates 2,500 Meals to DC-Area Individuals and Families Facing Food Insecurity

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has donated 2,500 meals to customers served by the Capital Area Food Bank. During a year that has tested the health, well-being and food security of countless thousands across the DC metropolitan region, everyone at the firm is grateful for the opportunity to continue its business of serving clients…and giving back when needed. “Our business has remained strong despite the pandemic,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of CBM. “Our… Read more ›

October 14, 2020

CBM Hires Senior Manager Steve Snee to Expand Auto Dealership Accounting Experience

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has hired Senior Manager Steve Snee, CPA to expand the experience of the firm’s auto dealership practice. Steve will be responsible for managing accounting services including attestation, business and individual tax, and consulting for dealerships, their owners, related entities, individuals and other clients up and down the East Coast. “Since 1921, we have forged some of our strongest client relationships in the dealership industry,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner… Read more ›

September 19, 2020

CBM Supervisor Jessica Rose Cleans Up Satilla River in Georgia

On September 19, Jessica Rose and her husband participated in the annual Satilla River Cleanup in Georgia. The effort gathered 40+ volunteers to help clean up the Satilla River in which 432 plastic bottles, 402 beverage cans, 133 food wrappers and more were collected.  Jessica has been a regular of the clean-up initiative–an image of her cleaning up the river three years ago can be found on their website. The clean-up initiative began in 2014 and has since collected over… Read more ›

September 14, 2020

CBM Principal Jane Ochsman Rowny Leads Initiative to Collect Over 100 Donations for Charity

  CBM Principal Jane Ochsman Rowny launched an initiative in March that took advantage of the current at-home environment all staff have found themselves in and to help the local community in the process. She asked staff to donate to their favorite local charities by cleaning out their closets, drawers, shelves or garages of items they no longer need. The idea was sparked by Jane’s wish to alleviate some of the hardships experienced by those around the country due to… Read more ›

September 9, 2020

CBM Senior Tax Manager Mikki Obreja Leads Tree-Planting Initiative

Senior Tax Manager Mikki Obreja began a team initiative this fall to plant 100 trees around the world in honor of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s 100th anniversary. She encouraged staff to contribute either by planting their own trees or by donating to organizations that plant trees around the world. The movement was motivated by her desire to offset the effects of climate change and provide places of shelter/food for wildlife animals across the globe. Mikki wishes to thank the following… Read more ›