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  • 08 Jan 2019 9:00 AM | SHELLEY POTTS (Administrator)

    Hi Shelley!

    Happy 2019! The start of a new year is a time for resolutions and renewed focus. For business owners in your network who are feeling motivated, I want to let you know that we are seeking guest blog submissions for the Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing website. 

    We look for advice, business expertise, and stories of how entrepreneurs have achieved success (or overcome failure). Selected blogs are published and sent out in my weekly email as well as posted on social media, reaching an audience of over 10,000.

    If you know any business owners in your network who would want to be considered, I would love for you to share this link with the instructions for how to be a guest blogger.

    Also, if you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Michelle at, and she will be happy to answer them!

    Thank you for sharing this opportunity, and I hope we will have a chance to feature some of the dedicated entrepreneurs of your community this year.


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  • 12 Dec 2018 12:50 PM | Deleted user

    Tax reform changes qualified moving expense reimbursements


    Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employers must include moving expense reimbursements in employees’ taxable wages.


    Generally, members of the U.S. Armed Forces can exclude qualified moving reimbursements if:

    • They’re on active duty
    • They move per a military order and incident to a permanent change of station
    • The moving expenses would qualify as a deduction if they didn’t get reimbursement

    Employers may exclude any 2018 reimbursements or payments on behalf of employees for a move that took place before January 1, 2018, and would have been deductible had they been paid before that date.


    Tax reform affects employee achievement awards

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act prohibits certain property as an employee achievement award.


    The law allows employers to deduct the cost of certain awards and exclude them from employees’ income. But this doesn’t apply if the award is cash, gift cards and other nontangible personal property including:


    • Vacations
    • Meals
    • Lodging
    • Tickets to theater or sporting events
    • Stocks, bonds, and securities
    • Other similar items

    For more information visit


    Tax law creates new opportunity zone program

    Recent changes in the tax law created qualified opportunity zones to encourage tax-favored investment in distressed communities throughout the country and U.S. territories. Under the new law, investors may be able to defer tax on almost all capital gains they invest after Dec. 31, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2026.

    To qualify for deferral:

    ·         capital gains must be invested in a qualified opportunity fund (QOF) within 180 days

    ·         the fund must hold at least 90 percent of its assets in qualified opportunity zone property

    ·         investment in the QOF must be an equity interest, not a debt interest

    For a complete list of opportunity zones, see Notice 2018-48. More information is on the Tax Reform page of


  • 04 Dec 2018 9:32 AM | Deleted user

  • 24 Jul 2018 1:12 PM | SHELLEY POTTS (Administrator)

  • 28 Dec 2017 2:26 PM | Matthias Allred (Administrator)


    Our fourth year partnering with Gordmans and Jordan Education Foundation for CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS was an extraordinary success! We were able to help so many deserving kids enjoy a Christmas they wouldn’t otherwise experience. From the kids who were so excited, they arrived an hour early, to the chaperones who donated money at the event because they knew the students they were with needed socks and shoes to the young man who was the sole financial support for his brothers and sisters . . . the list goes on and on of deserving children, we were able to help this holiday season.

    Our thanks go out to the hundreds of chaperones, donors and behind-the-scenes people who helped to make this event possible. We were able to raise over $25,000 and help over 250 kids this year. What a wonderful way to remember what this season is all about!

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