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National Kindergarten Day: How It Started & How It Has Impacted Our Youth

by Tim Brunicardi

National Kindergarten Day, which takes place today (April 21), is celebrated in honor of Friedrich Froebel who was born on this day in 1782. In 1837, he founded kindergarten in his native country, Germany.

Celebrating World Art Day

by Tim Brunicardi

Today is World Art Day which was created in 2011 at the General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara, Mexico. April 15 was selected for World Art Day because this is also the birthday of famed painter, sculptor, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

April 6-14 is National Robotics Week

by Tim Brunicardi

It's currently National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) which involves a series of events and activities during the month of April designed to celebrate the significance of the U.S. robotics industry. This is also an opportunity to recognize the tremendous social and cultural impact robotics has made on our society.

How Tech Clubs Are Teaching Students Valuable Life Skills

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

According to an article on Education Dive, tech clubs in public schools are helping students obtain essential business and leadership skills.

How You Can Use Social Media to Market Your Business

by Tim Brunicardi

If your goal is to become an entrepreneur, how you decide to market the business you create will play a monumental role in helping you secure the success you desire.

Trends that will Shape the Accounting Industry in 2019

by Tim Brunicardi

What does the future hold for accounting professionals? According to a recent article from Forbes Technology Council, the following trends will be instrumental in shaping this industry in 2019.

Web Development Students Discover the Benefits of Using Figma

by Tim Brunicardi

Students in Hocking College’s Website & Application Development Program are currently using Figma.

13 Events Accounting Students Should Consider Attending

by Tim Brunicardi

If you’re an accounting student who would like the opportunity to travel, network, and learn about upcoming trends in your profession, then why not consider attending one of the below events.


Accountex USA 2019

Date: September 5-6, 2019
Location: Boston, MA
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs, consultants, bookkeepers
Description: This is an accounting-oriented independent expo that will feature more than 50 sessions and 100 plus exhibitors.

Scaling New Heights 2019

Date: June 16-19, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs, entrepreneurs
Description: “The Transformation Advisor” will be the theme of this event that will host 18 sessions about leadership and financial analysis.

AICPA ENGAGE 2019

Date: June 9-13, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Recommended For: Accountants, financial advisors, auditors
Description: Accounting, auditing, financial planning, and new technology trends will be discussed at this event.

Women Who Count National Conference

Date: October 21-23, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Recommended For: Female accountants, CPAs
Description: Organized by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, this event is geared towards female professionals in the accounting industry.

The ONE National Conference 2019

Date: September 23-24, 2019
Location: Montreal, Canada
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs
Description: “Sustainability Through Innovation” is the theme of this conference that specializes in providing visitors with a multitude of informative networking events.

NJCPA Convention & Expo

Date: June 11-14, 2019
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs, financial advisors
Description: This leading-edge event will focus on the ways you can work differently to deliver the highest level of service, value and competency.

IIA 2019 International Conference

Date: July 7-10, 2019
Location: Anaheim, CA
Recommended For: Auditors, accountants, CPAs
Description: Internal auditors from all over the globe will converge on Southern California to gain new perspectives, insights, and best practices relevant to all levels and industries.

TECHSPO New York 2019

Date: May 9-10, 2019
Location: New York, NY
Recommended For: Marketers, CPA firm owners, designers, innovators, entrepreneurs
Description: This is a technology-oriented expo designed to prepare CPAs, entrepreneurs, and marketing professionals for upcoming technology trends that will affect this industry.

National Technology Forum 2019

Date: May 22-23, 2019
Location: Toronto, Canada
Recommended For: Accountants, financial advisors, entrepreneurs
Description: The goal of this conference is to educate accountants about breakthroughs in technologies that can benefit their clients.

Commodity Tax Symposium 2019

Date: October 23-24, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Recommended For: Accountants, academics, lawyers, CPAs, consultants
Description: This conference will primarily benefit CPAs who want to learn new strategies regarding how to deal with critical tax issues by utilizing technology.

Dreamforce 2019

Date: November 19-22, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Recommended For: Business owners, accounting firms, marketers
Description: This is a multi-day event that will feature over 200 information sessions and exhibits of cloud ecosystems and how they operate.

Microsoft Ignite 2019

Date: November 4-8, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Recommended For: Entrepreneurs, CPA firm owners, technology providers
Description: This two-day event will draw attention to new cloud technologies and how they can be applied to the accounting industry.

AAA 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: August 9-14, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Recommended For: CPAs, financial advisors, auditors
Description: The American Accounting Association (AAA) is hosting this yearly event that will focus on new opportunities and challenges CPAs will face in 2019.

How to Build Your Business Using National Holidays

by Tim Brunicardi

If your dream is to one day own and operate your own business, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is how you’re going to market your company. In conjunction, observing national holidays happens to be an ideal way to promote your business by appealing to a various assortment of potential new customers.

How to Get in Tune With 11 of the Best Small Music Venues in America

by Tim Brunicardi

Your band has been rehearsing for months. Your CD is ready to start being promoted. You finally have the time and money to hit the road for your first official tour. However, you’re not sure where the best small venues are and which ones you should consider approaching.

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