Our most recent survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors continued to have good results. New orders in June were up 6 percent over June of 2016 and were up 6 percent year-to-date. As with most of our surveys in recent years, the tide was not up for all boats. New orders increased for approximately 60 percent of the participants for the month, up slightly from last month. Year-to-date, new orders were up for approximately 68 percent of the participants, up from 60 percent reporting last month.
Two cities in the Piedmont Triad recently made CNN’s list of “15 charming cities in the American South you may have overlooked.” Smith Leonard is proud to have clients and team members who live, work, serve, and play in both cities. Many of the locations highlighted in the article are employee favorites, and several of our recruiting events and industry continuing education summits are often held at The Proximity. We even hosted our 10th Anniversary Celebration for employees at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in January of this year. If you need more reasons to fall in love with the Piedmont Triad, check out a few notables about each charming city.
For the last eight years, Accounting Today and Best Companies Group has named Smith Leonard PLLC as one of America’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work For.” This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce and businesses.