Partner at Chicago Tax Firm Porte Brown Named 2008-09 Rotarian of the Year

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Partner at Chicago Tax Firm Porte Brown Named 2008-09 Rotarian of the Year. Dave Bandel, Partner at Chicago Tax Firm Porte Brown, LLC, is named Rotarian of the Year in recognition of his Volunteer Service to the Elk Grove Village Rotary Club.

Porte Brown LLC (http://www.portebrown.com), a Chicago tax and accounting firm, announced that one of its Partners, Dave Bandel, CPA, CITP was recently named 2008-09 Rotarian of the Year by the Elk Grove Village Rotary Club. Rotarian of the Year is the Rotary Club's highest honor and recognizes Dave's devoted and loyal volunteer service. The Elk Grove Village Rotary Club is the local affiliate of Rotary International, a humanitarian service organization with members on six continents. Bandel, a long-time member of the Chicago Area Rotary Club, serves as Treasurer.

"I'm honored and humbled by the Club's selection," Bandel says. "But my service as a member of the Rotary Club isn't something I do for personal recognition. I participate out of a sense of service to my community. I'm proud of the work we do as volunteers and the scholarships we grant to help kids become adults that do good in the world."

Porte Brown's Managing Partner Bruce Jones, CPA adds, "We're proud of Dave and happy to see his time and commitment to the community recognized. At Porte Brown, we have a long and proud tradition of volunteer community service." He continues, "Given that our tax and accounting firm has been serving individuals and business throughout the Chicago area since 1946, we have an obligation to give back and support the community that supports us."

Rotary International was founded in Chicago in 1905 to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Today, there are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries.

Porte Brown, LLC (http://www.portebrown.com) is a tax and accounting firm that serves clients throughout Chicago and surrounding areas. Based in Elk Grove Village, IL, Porte Brown has been providing tax preparation, estate planning, business valuations, and technology support since 1946 and was recently voted as one of the "Best Places to Work in Illinois" in 2008. (http://www.portebrown.com/pb_firm/pb_firm_about/Porte_Best_Places_to_Work.pdf).

For more information about Porte Brown and its partners, please contact Chris Zdunich at
(847) 956-1040 or visit http://www.portebrown.com.

About Porte Brown
Porte Brown is a mid-sized full service accounting and technology solutions firm offering tax planning and preparation, accounting and auditing, employee benefits administration, business valuations, estate planning, accounting software, computer network support, and complete technology solutions. Since 1946, Porte Brown has earned the trust of its clients by paying close attention to their clients' financial affairs. The key to their success lies in continual client communication and a level of personalized service rarely provided by other firms. Porte Brown serves clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and other areas throughout Illinois.

Visit us online at http://www.portebrown.com for more information.

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