While Silicon Valley was still reeling from the dotcom bust, Peter Sortwell turned his life-long passion for arboriculture, the cultivation, management and study of trees, into an entrepreneurial venture. After growing up working in his father’s tree and landscaping business in Massachusetts and opening a tree care division for Environmental Care Inc. in California, Sortwell founded Arborwell in 2001, a professional tree management company, now serving all of California.
While the obvious incentive is we only have one Earth with rich and limited resources, there are other less noble, yet, still valuable incentives for green construction. In performing your green construction cost-benefit analysis, be sure to take into consideration the various financial incentives that may be available to help reduce green construction costs.
As we announced in our last ASL Advisor, we’ve welcomed three seasoned principals to Abbott, Stringham & Lynch: Luis Ramirez, Julie Malekhedayat, and Kay Filler. Along with Ramirez, Malekhedayat, and Filler, we also welcomed three new managers, who came with them:
Abbott, Stringham & Lynch is very pleased to announce that Carol Wagner, our Principal in charge of Audit & Accounting and the Technology Group, has accepted a one-year term as President of the California Society of CPAs Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter. Carol has a long history of active participation in CalCPA, and is the former Chair of the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee. The entire firm congratulates Carol on this honor.
Abbott, Stringham & Lynch’s technology group is hosting our Spring technology seminar, Need to Know Financing & Tax Issues in Tech, on May 29, 2013. They say money makes the world go round. So, as a technology company, what do you need to know about money to make your world go round in today’s environment? Find out from three key technology advisors: the VC, the CPA, and the attorney. Speakers will address…
ASL is pleased to announce that one of our Accounting Consultants, Fernando Chavez, has recently joined ASL’s Construction Group. Fernando has over 10 years of accounting and industry experience. His industry experience includes serving as a Tax Accountant, Operations Manager, and IT implementation specialist, which enables him to understand the big picture as well as the details. Fernando earned a BS from Santa Clara University and is a member of CalCPA. Welcome Fernando!