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The Equifax Breach: Steps to Protect Your Family


Approximately 143 million consumers were affected by the recent Equifax data breach. This article addresses how to check if your information is at risk, how to protect yourself, and what to beware of in the future as a result of the breach.

AHP Announces Merger with Owosso Firm, Demis & Wenzlick, P.C.

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC welcomes seventh office statewide.

Andrews Hooper Pavlik Announces Two Partner Promotions

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC (AHP) is proud to announce the promotions of Kellie M. Bos, CPA and Carrie L. Hindmon, CPA, CSEP to partner.

Shellshock Vulnerability: Businesses Should Continue to Monitor


Various patches have been released to update the Bash interface, however related vulnerabilities continue to be discovered. Businesses should determine if there are any installations of Bash on their network, and whether or not those installations are vulnerable.

Community Banking Advisor: Summer 2014 Edition

Learn more about two cybersecurity threats that loom over financial institutions, weighing in on your borrowers’ working capital levels, and how to avoid these common holding-company reporting errors.

Cloud Computing: What is it all about?


A buzzword in business and IT circles for the past several years, cloud computing continues to grow in popularity.

AHP Celebrates 20 Years in Business

AHP got its start in October 1993 when AHP took over the Ernst & Young offices in the Saginaw and Greater Lansing areas. It was then that Jim Andrews, Mark Hooper, and Kim Pavlik, along with 26 others, started AHP based on a foundation of large firm experience and quality along with attention to service based on close relationships.

COSO’s Internal Control Framework Gets Updated


The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) recently updated its Internal Control – Integrated Framework. COSO originally issued the framework in 1992 to address the need for a common approach to implementing and evaluating internal control.

How the New Medicare Tax Impacts Your Involvement in Passive Business Activities


Starting in 2013, enacted as part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, there is a new 3.8 percent Medicare contribution tax on net investment income (NII). This new tax will raise the stakes for those taxpayers invested in “passive” trades or businesses.

Community Banking Advisor Summer 2013

AHP's quarterly newsletter for financial institutions.

Community Banking Advisor Spring 2013

AHP's quarterly newsletter for financial institutions.

Beware of Scam Targeting Corporations in Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) warns of scam targeting Michigan corporations.

Community Banking Advisor Winter 2013

AHP's quarterly newsletter for financial institutions.

AHP Announces the Promotion of Laura Ebel to Partner

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC (AHP) is proud to announce the promotion of Laura M. (Kloha) Ebel to partner, effective January 1, 2013.

Is Your Organization Zombie-Resilient?


Why should you care about the zombie apocalypse? While the likelihood of a literal zombie attack may be zero, it has obvious advantages as a metaphor for being prepared and surviving a catastrophe.

Eliminating Waste in Business Processes


How eliminating waste from your processes helps your business.

Social Media: What a Financial Institution Needs to Know


For a financial institution social media is two things. First it is a method for you to promote your financial institution and its products very inexpensively. Second, it is a way for your customers to very publicly express their opinion of your financial institution and its services.

Mobile Devices in Business


Using mobile devices for business purposes.

Defining and Managing Risk

Is your organization at risk? This article can help you determine the answer to this question.

Information Security Risks Affect All Organizations

Is your system secure?

Is Your Nonprofit Organization at Risk?


Managing a nonprofit organization can be stressful! This article can help put your mind at ease.

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