Posts Tagged ‘Dayton’

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Lighten-Up – – It’s March Madness – – In Two Ways For CPAs!

udDuring March, the numerical athletes that prepare your taxes, I’m talking about your all-star CPA, experiences a March madness of their own.

First, there is the March 15th due date (business tax returns). It’s a crazy time hitting that deadline – long hours and hard work. It is immediately followed by the countdown until April 15th when individual income tax returns are due. Those of us who have worked through those busy times, year after year, often call it March Madness.

However, the actual March Madness (NCAA basketball tournament) is somewhat of a relief for accountants because it diverts their attention to something more fun and exciting. When I was working full time in a firm, we always had a bracket contest. A local law firm had a two-day open house during the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament and business people could stop by for refreshments and viewing of the games – plus the camaraderie.

Check out this story from NPR: March Madness: Keeping Society Sane Since 1908. The opening picture has an amazing shot of Oscar Robertson rebounding in 1959.

Interesting facts from the article:

  • The original March Madness started in 1908 with a boys’ high school tournament in Illinois.
  • Before our current madness, a handful of teams from Kentucky high schools call the “Sweet Sixteen” drew sold out crowds.
  • A former Illinois high school coach, Henry V. Porter, first coined the term in a 1939 essay, “March Madness.” Quote: “A little March madness may complement and contribute to sanity and help keep society on an even keel.”

This year, American Gaming Association projects that 40 million Americans will fill out more than 70 million brackets.

Now, to make you smile and lighten up for sure: Urologists reported a national increase of up to 50% in the number of vasectomies scheduled on the days preceding the tournament. (So, they can stay home and watch the games.)

I think you will enjoy the article – be sure to click it above (and lighten-up).

By the way…… I live in Dayton!!

  • Anything that I felt good about, my mom and dad felt better about. Everything that I did was supported. I think this type of sustenance had a lot to do with me being confident as an adult.
  • Mike Krzyzewski

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Sarah Galley Named AAA ACE Award Winner

Last night at the Annual Association for Accounting Administration Gala, this year held at the beautiful, historic Fox Theatre in Detroit, Sarah K. Galley, PHR was named winner of the ACE Award.

This annual award has been awarded to some of the most experienced and respected CPA firm administrators since its inception in 1989. The ACE Award stands for Achievement, Commitment and Excellence.

Sarah is the Firm Administrator for Pohlman & Talmage CPAs, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. Managing Partner, Doug Talmage, was on hand to congratulate Sarah and to talk about value that Sarah brings to the firm each and every day.

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  • Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
  • Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – Laugh Out Loud More Often

Not sure if you have noticed or not, but as we age it seems we don’t laugh out loud as often as we did as youngsters. It is such a joy to get together with friends, tell stories and make each other laugh.

This week, someone who made me laugh out loud over and over again through the years passed away. Jonathan Winters was a part of my childhood and the childhoods of generations of people. I loved his appearances on TV on the Johnny Carson Show, Mork & Mindy and numerous others.

Jonathan Harshman Winters was born in Dayton, Ohio – where I now live. My maiden name was Harshman. Through my husband’s ancestry research, he discovered Jonathan Winters and I are related. Never met him but it made me feel good.

So, rest in peace, to one of America’s most unique funny men.

  • I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
  • Jonathan Winters