Happy New Year! We at Barbacane, Thornton & Company hope this message finds all who read it in good health and spirits as we step into a fresh calendar year full of possibilities. As we bid farewell to the busy audit season that has just concluded, we want to take a moment to reflect on our achievements and share some exciting initiatives happening at the firm.

First, it is important that we express our sincere gratitude for the continued support of our clients and the trust in our firm. Throughout the past year, our clients, both new and old, have been an integral part of our success, and we are immensely grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Our client satisfaction and success remain at the core of our purpose.

As we embark on this new year, we are delighted to announce several initiatives that will further strengthen our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients and community. Recognizing the increasing demand for our services, we have been hiring additional talented professionals who will bring diverse skills and perspectives to our firm. We are assembling a team that not only complements our current strengths but also shares our unwavering commitment to exceptional client service.

In addition to welcoming new team members, we are proud to celebrate recent advancements of several of our existing staff. Most notable is the advancement of Supervisor Joe Manfre, CPA to the position of Manager. Joe is an integral part of the team and leads through example in training and developing of staff, managing client relationships, and serving on the PICPA local government committee. Joe is a past recipient of the Young Leaders Award and served as a PICPA Firm Liaison.

Furthermore, we are thrilled to share that we have already lined up a group of exceptional interns who will be joining us during the summer months. These individuals are currently pursuing accounting degrees and will bring their enthusiasm and highly proficient technology skills to our audit practice.

A new audit season is kicking off and we feel poised to continue our initiatives to provide excellent service and to be the trusted advisor our clients depend on.

Thank you for entrusting us with your audit needs. We look forward to another season of collaboration, excellence, and building stronger relationships.