When is the last time you and your governance group took a fresh look at your employee benefit plan? If it was more than a year ago—or worse, if you can’t really remember—then now is a good time to re-evaluate your plan design in light of changes in your employee base and broad shifts in workforce dynamics.
Topics: Audit & Assurance
We are proud to announce that this summer, we have been honored to receive four workplace awards.
Topics: Sweeney Conrad People
Last week we held a panel in partnership with Now CFO on Growing Pains: Learning from Obstacles and Building a Solid Team in Times of High Growth. Our panel was comprised of local business leaders, who shared with us the books they are currently enjoying on business and beyond.
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On April 27, 2019, the Washington state legislature passed bill SB 5998, increasing Washington’s Real Estate Excise Tax (REET). The final version of the bill is expected to be signed by Governor Inslee shortly, and will go into effect January 1, 2020. Below is a summary of the current law and the changes you will see in 2020:
Many dream of being wealthy. The idea of having the money to live the life you’ve always dreamed of is an exciting one. But becoming wealthy comes with its own set of issues. Dealing with the complexities of wealth is the basis of our colleague John Christianson’s new book The Wealth Creator’s Playbook: A Guide to Maximizing Your Return on Life and Money. We recently caught up with John to learn more:
On March 20, Youth Eastside Services (YES) hosts its annual Invest in Youth Breakfast. This is a cause that is dear to Sweeney Conrad, as Tax Shareholder Duke Eide has been Treasurer on the YES board for two years and attending the breakfast (formerly a lunch) for over 15 years. “I think many people don’t see the need on the eastside because there is so much wealth,” he says. “But there are those in financial need and the issues that YES deals with affect youth from poor and wealthy families.”
The interns... we couldn't do it without them. This year we are lucky to have five interns- four from the University of Washington, and one from Central Washington University. Here is a little bit more about these incredibly hard-working students.
It is an honor and a privilege to support the Bellevue Police Foundation. As a Bellevue-based organization, Sweeney Conrad feels the direct results of the hard work that the Bellevue Police Officers do on a daily basis, as we operate our business in a community where we feel safe and protected.