The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 386,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state, and local governments. In addition, the Association offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the premier statewide resource for top-class continuing professional education programs, professional networking, business-friendly advocacy, thought leadership, and a full range of services for accounting professionals. Membership in PICPA demonstrates our commitment to the CPA profession, including adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct and to a stringent set of professional and technical standards.
We are an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for firms to expand services to clients without jeopardizing our existing relationships or our autonomy by accessing the resources of BDO USA and other Alliance members. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide Member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, P.A., a Delaware professional service corporation.
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a dynamic membership organization rich in history and comprised of nearly 2,400 community-minded businesses totaling to more than 116,000 employees collectively working to make Lancaster County a great place to live, work, and conduct business. The Chamber boasts an impressive menu of services aimed at helping business leaders and professionals connect, learn, and grow while leveraging the collective power of this group to weigh in on legislative and community issues that affect Lancaster County's business climate and quality of life.
Think Local is a Lancaster Chamber led community-wide initiative to improve our local economy by encouraging consumers and business decision-makers to support local businesses when making purchases. The primary goal of Think Local is to stimulate and accelerate the local economy by encouraging business decision-makers and consumers to keep their dollars local, where the impact can be significant as dollars recirculate locally.
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC represents a strong group of diverse businesses who are committed to the success of our region and each other. With more than 1,400 members ranging from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies, we have the opportunity to interact with a broad network of businesses and professionals throughout Central Pennsylvania. The Chamber & CREDC is committed to helping you build your business and our region.
The Building Industry Association of Lancaster County members have a wealth of expertise in a vast number of areas including: housing development, economic development, environmental protection, education and many other services. The BIA promotes its member companies while advocating for a fair market business environment that meets the housing and building needs of Lancaster County.
The Inter County Contractors Association is dedicated to the advancement, education, and safety of the construction site work contracting industry. They provide a forum where site contractors, subcontractors, equipment dealers, material suppliers, and industry professionals can interact and benefit from association programs.
PBA is a non-profit statewide trade association chartered in 1952. Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and a network of 38 local associations throughout the state, PBA is the unified voice for the home building industry and the housing consumer. They serve their members by providing proactive leadership on state regulatory and legislative issues. They proudly offer a variety of services to the local associations that enhance the professionalism of their members.
The American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania improves the profitability of construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers by offering educational programs, governmental advocacy, member benefit programs, and networking opportunities. They are recognized as an industry leader and a united voice in supporting the rights and beliefs of all subcontractors. The American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania is dedicated to improving the business climate in the subcontractor community.
The Manufacturers' Association serves as a partner and advocate for manufacturing, production, and logistics in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Their purpose is to help meet the workforce needs of manufacturers that will enable them to be more productive, more competitive, and profitable in an ever-changing and increasingly challenging global marketplace.