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January 13, 2020

Year in Review: 2019 Alloy Happenings

A retrospective look at Alloy Silverstein’s activities and achievements from the past twelve months.


January 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein Partners with Hyland Levin LLP and Surety Title Company LLC to present “Navigating the 2019 Business Landscape: Taxes & Trends”
  • 11th Annual Externship Day welcomed 14 area accounting students
  • Chris Cicalese authors “Understanding Section 199A” in the January/February 2019 issue of New Jersey CPA Magazine
  • Anne D’Amico is appointed to a 3 year term for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and a member of the finance committee
  • Kelly Raso serves as a panelist for “Adulting 101: New Year’s Money Resolutions”
  • Alloy Academy: 2019  Individual Tax Changes

Best of Accounting Client Service CPA Firm National Award

February 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein earns nationwide ClearlyRated 2019 Best of Accounting award for excellence in client service
  • Alloy Silverstein employees raise $5,625 for Go Red for Women, naming the firm a top 5 contributor in the state of NJ
  • Firm hosts “Opportunity Zones: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why” at Topgolf featuring Brad Molotsky of Duane Morris LLP
  • Julie Strohlein and Ren Cicalese III are named to NJBIZ’s inaugural vanguard series for accounting in honor of their significant contributions to their firms, communities, and the business in general
  • Ren Cicalese attends the 10X Growth Conference by Grant Cardone Enterprises
  • Alloy Silverstein sponsors and co-hosts the Reveal Celebration for Impact 100 South Jersey
  • Alloy Academy: Understanding Financial Statements


March 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein celebrates its 60th Anniversary and is recognized by Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn, Cherry Hill Councilman Brian Bauerle, and Hammonton Mayor Steve DiDonato
  • Alloy Silverstein organizes first Animal Shelter Collection Drive to benefit the Animal Adoption Center in Lindenwold, NJ
  • Chris Cicalese represents the NJCPA on News 12 New Jersey’s Tax Help Hotline during the evening broadcast in Edison, NJ
  • Ren Cicalese is featured on The Blind Entrepreneurship Podcast episode “Promoting Financial Longevity for Your Business”
  • Adrienne Dell’Olio is featured alongside Ren Cicalese in “From Scholarship to Marketing Success” in the Spring 2019 issue of Rutgers Camden Magazine
  • Alloy Academy features Laura L. Ergood, Esq. of Ergood Law LLC to present ”What You Don’t Know About Medicaid, Asset Protection & Estate Planning Could Hurt You”


April 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein Awarded the 2019 Voice of Business Award from the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ren Cicalese is appointed a member of the AICPA Practice Advisory Group for 2019-2020
  • Alloy Academy features Michael Nelson of DFDR Consulting LLC to present “Cyber Security or Incident Response: Which Will Your Business Invest in First?”


May 2019

  • Abacus Payroll, Inc. merges with Payroll Express, Inc. of Northfield, NJ.
  • Julie Strohlein serves as a panelist for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce Tech Council Roundtable presentation “The Cloud: Where Do You Do Your Business?”
  • Julie Strohlein guest lectures to advanced accounting students at Burlington Township High School on accounting software choice and business loans and later represents the firm at their career fair
  • Ren Cicalese III is appointed secretary for the Southwest Chapter of the NJCPA
  • Ren Cicalese III serves on the selection committee for the 2019 NJCPA Scholarship recipients, which awarded $350,000 in funds to 75 accounting students throughout NJ
  • Alloy Academy features Mike Regina, a South Jersey Entrepreneur and Inspiring speaker, to present, “Take Your Network from Zero to Hero in a Year”


June 2019

  • Chris Cicalese is named a “20 Under 40” by South Jersey Biz
  • Julie Strohlein is awarded NJCPA 2019 Ovation Award in the Impact category
  • Ren Cicalese presents “Upstart Your Startup” to entrepreneurs at 1776 in the Cherry Hill Mall
  • Alloy Silverstein and Ren Cicalese are featured in SJ Magazine‘s South Jersey Leaders 2019
  • Alloy Academy: Overcoming Bookkeeping Inefficiencies


July 2019

  • Chris Cicalese & Angela Venti attend the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Business of Sports Conference
  • Julie Strohlein served as a mentor as part of the Alice Paul Professional Leadership Institute summer program
  • Alloy Silverstein team members pledged $10, 835 to the local United Way to help people throughout the Philadelphia region
  • Alloy Academy: Payroll Penalties and Pitfalls


August 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein participates in the Project Backpack Collection Drive with Center for Family Services and, as a group, served a volunteer day to help sort and organize the Drive’s donations
  • Alloy Silverstein named a Top 400 CPA firm for 2019 by Inside Public Accounting (IPA)
  • Julie Strohlein is appointed to the Board of the Doctors Advisory Alliance
  • Julie Strohlein is appointed Treasurer for Impact 100 South Jersey’s Leadership Council
  • Alloy Academy: ABCs of Cloud Accounting


September 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein rolls out “Lender Hotline,” a complimentary Q&A communication line for South Jersey lenders and bankers
  • Julie Strohlein & John Adams represent Alloy Silverstein at Rutgers-Camden’s accounting “Meet the Firms” day
  • Kelly Raso serves as a panelist for “Adulting 101: Real Estate Essentials” in Hammonton, NJ
  • Alloy Academy features Joe Rehm, a prominent South Jersey lender, to present “How to Access Capital Needed to Grow Your Business”


October 2019

  • Julie Strohlein presents to Burlington Township High School and Delran High School on CPA Career Awareness for the NJCPA
  • Ren Cicalese is featured on Blue Collar Yields podcast discussing his career, work ethic, and tax benefits of commercial real estate
  • Kim Sheehan & Nicole Pelaschier represent Alloy Silverstein at Rutgers Camden’s Fall Career Day
  • Angela Venti is appointed to the Board of Directors for Businesses Committed to South Jersey (BCSJ)
  • Alloy Academy features Cheryl Squadrito of Media Friendly PR, LLC to present “Reputation Management: Getting Your Business Ready for the Media Spotlight”


November 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein hosts first ever Blood and Bone Marrow Drive resulting in over 24 donations to help 72 patients in need
  • Alloy Silverstein participates in the NJCPA fall food drive, collected and donated 715 pounds of food to the Food Bank of South Jersey
  • Ren Cicalese speaks to Rutgers-Camden Business Leadership Development Program students
  • Ren Cicalese III presents to the Risk Management Association’s young professionals on the new lease accounting standards
  • Ren Cicalese III serves as a panelist for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce roundtable presentation, “Healthcare Legislation and Laws & How They Impact Your Business
  • Ren Cicalese III speaks to Beta Alpha Psi student members at Rutgers-Camden
  • Alloy Silverstein remodels and announced the new Founders Conference Room at the Cherry Hill office
  • Alloy Academy: Gearing Up for Year-End


Forbes America's Best Accounting FirmDecember 2019

  • Alloy Silverstein’s CPAs spend #GivingTuesday by giving back with a volunteer day at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, NJ
  • Alloy Silverstein celebrates its 60th Anniversary with an intimate cocktail reception
  • 7th annual Adopt a Family helps 143 children for the holiday season thanks to 50+ generous adopters and supporters
  • 10th Annual Gift of Giving recipient is the non-profit Foster the Family
  • Alloy Silverstein is named a Forbes Top Recommended CPA Firm 2020 for both Tax and Accounting
  • Alloy Academy: Last Minute Tax Tactics