Williams & Company encourages their employees to be involved in their communities whether it be taking part in a one-time evet, serving on a local board or chairing a community fundraising effort. Strong, proud communities provides for a better quality of life for all.
Williams & Company was selected as the Team Recipient of the 2017 Iowa CPAs Month of Service Community Impact Award. This award recognizes a firm who participated in the Iowa CPAs Month of Service event in September 2016 and demonstrated outstanding dedication to community by positively impacting the lives of the communities they serve. Aaron Prewitt, Wes Simpson and Dave Radke accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the ISCPA Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting in May.
Natalie Gubbels, staff accountant in our Yankton office, was recently featured as one of Greater Yankton Living’s 31 under 31. The Greater Yankton Living organization chose 31 individuals under the age of 31 to be featured as part of their campaign promoting the benefits of living in the Yankton area.
Dan Dekker, Manager in our Spencer, Iowa office, addressed 180 graduating 5th grade DARE students and their families on March 30, 2017. He reflected upon his DARE experience and discussed how their choices going forward will impact their lives.
Auditors Atalie Simpson and Alex Keller from our Onawa office have given back to our many Nursing Homes clients by donating totes filled with Bingo prizes for their residents. This is the second year that the Onawa office employees have filled totes with everything from candy to lotion to playing cards. Our clients are very grateful for the donation.
Dave Radke, Managing Partner, Onawa, IA stopped by a bulk food store to pick up a cart full of non-perishable food for the Food for Backpacks program in Onawa and Whiting. 600 bags a month (150 a week) are filled and distributed to students who rely on the school breakfast and lunch programs for nutrition and otherwise don’t have much to eat on the weekends. The program is funded and bags filled entirely by tireless volunteers. They were excited to have the unexpected donations delivered!
Spencer Adopts Family - Williams & Company in Spencer is getting in the Christmas spirit. They participated in the Adopt A Family program again this year. A family was selected with five children between 2 and 9 years old.
LeMars Back Pack Program - The LeMars staff was able to take a quick break from audit season and help out the Le Mars Back Pack Program by packing their weekly food bags for distribution to about 425 children throughout Le Mars. It was a great opportunity for 12 members of our team to be able to give back to the community as well as provide some good team building time away from debits and credits. Click here for more event pictures.
Nutty Bars in Spencer - The Spencer staff volunteers every year at the Clay County Fair, AKA "The World’s Greatest County Fair." Some worked a shift at multiple stands selling Nutty Bars, drinks, candy and popcorn with proceeds supporting youth programing for the Spencer YMCA while others parked cars for Sacred Heart School which is located next to the fairgrounds offering fair goers prime parking for fair events. Click here for more event pictures.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland Bike Give Away
On June 4, 2010, Williams & Company PC held their annual "Game Day" which is a team building exercise for the entire staff. Williams & Company PC teamed up with Team Building USA to bring 9 area children brand new bicycles. These children were chosen by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland. All of these children are participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, known as "Littles". Each "Little" was teamed with a group of staff members from Williams & Company PC, to work together to build their very own bicycle.
Each bicycle was scattered throughout each team, and the teams had to work together to obtain each of their missing parts. Trading of parts was allowed, only through silent meetings - no one was allowed to talk at the meeting, so each team had to learn to communicate in an alternate fashion. There were also important pieces, such as tools, that had to be "earned" through challenges that included various trivia questions and problem solving skills.
Williams & Company PC is thankful to have been able to participate in this kind of team building event which allowed the staff the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life.
Click here for a full-size view of the Thank You from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland.
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Michael Miranda chosen as Outstanding Board Member
On June 10, 2010, Michael Miranda was chosen as an Outstanding Board Member for Yankton Area Mental Wellness, Incorporated at their 12th Annual Mental Wellness Conference in Yankton, South Dakota. Michael currently holds the position of Treasurer for Yankton Area Mental Wellness, Inc. Congratulations Michael on your award!