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HPG Partner Speaks at Raleigh Chamber Meeting

Industries: Cleantech

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 4, 2010)   Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), a CPAmerica/Crowe Horwath International affiliate and largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announced today that partner Tim Naylor spoke at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce?s (www.raleighchamber.org) joint board of directors/board of advisors meeting on October 27, 2010.

Naylor, a member of the Chamber’s board of advisors and a graduate of Leadership Raleigh, discussed HPG’s recent Green Plus certification by the Institute for Sustainable Development (www.gogreenplus.org). The program was based on best practices in the areas of triple bottom line sustainability: people, planet and performance.

“I enjoyed discussing the Green Plus program with Chamber colleagues and hope that their companies take steps toward this certification,” said Naylor.

HPG was the first accounting firm to earn this recognition. To earn certification, the firm underwent an eight month review of organizational policies and procedures, received diagnostic reports on its sustainability performance, strengths, weaknesses and areas of opportunity, as well as developed an action plan to implement new practices.

Naylor is partner for HPG’s CleanTech and Construction practice areas and Sarbanes-Oxley team lead. Working with clients in a variety of industries, he has more than 17 years of public accounting experience. Naylor has been with HPG since 2003 and was named firm partner in 2009.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom linesm by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Sustainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Visit www.hpg.com or follow HPG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HPGcpas.