Join us on Thursday, August 16th for the upcoming Tech & Toast breakfast with our friends from Cherry Bekaert/THInc.IT as they discuss Opportunity Zones: A New Investment Opportunity for Start-Ups and Expanding Businesses. Arrive early, for coffee and networking, and enjoy a hot meal during the presentation.

Community Revitalization by Rewarding Private Investment
Is your business located in an Opportunity Zone? The newly created Opportunity Zones program, enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, provides an opportunity for businesses in these areas to potentially receive tax benefits. Join us on August 16th as our tax professionals provide details of these new laws, where these “opportunity zones” are located and how your business can take advantage of these benefits and more, to help fund growth.

Our Presenters

Ronald G. Wainwright, Jr., CPA
Partner, Tax Services
Cherry Bekaert LLP

A Tax Partner with more than 27 years of experience in the area of taxation, Ron serves a diverse client base including multi-national, public, and closely held companies. Clients who depend on Ron’s guidance inhabit a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology and life sciences, real estate and construction, and private equity. Based in the Firm’s Raleigh office, Ron guides clients through a number of taxation matters including international and domestic tax, provisions, FIN 48, tax controversy and complex transactional matters. A leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Federal Credits & Incentives practice, Ron has extensive practical experience bringing value to clients.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Ron was a Tax Partner with an international firm for ten years, followed by several years with a regional firm. During his career, Ron spent seven years in a national tax role in Washington, D.C., focusing on domestic and international tax issues, mergers and acquisitions, and IRS tax controversy matters.

Anne M. Yancey, CPA, CCIP
Director, State Credits & Incentives
Cherry Bekaert LLP

Anne is a Director for Cherry Bekaert’s State & Local Tax practice for which she leads the Firm’s National State Credits & Incentives and Employment Tax practices. She specializes in assisting international and domestic companies with site selection, tax and financial location analysis, negotiating relocation and expansion incentive packages, and federal and state tax credits. Anne has extensive experience working nationally with large global and midsized companies in discretionary incentives such as property tax abatements (PILOTs), grants, and rebates at both the state and local level.

As a CPA and Certified Credits & Incentives Professional, Anne has more than 20 years of experience in federal and state tax compliance and consulting. She advises clients in all industry sectors on tax issues such as credits and incentives, state and local tax (SALT), tax controversy, and employment taxes.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Anne spent her entire career in Big Four public accounting. She began her career in Charlotte, N.C., providing corporation and partnership tax compliance services. Anne later moved to Atlanta and led various large-scale federal income tax consulting projects.

As a manager, Anne began focusing on state and local tax matters, helping clients in a variety of industries navigate SALT issues and secure tax benefits in business incentives, tax credits, income/franchise, sales, property, withholding, and unemployment taxes.


Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 7:15 – 9:00am

Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech – Latham Ballroom | 901 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24060

Fee: $25.00 Member before 8/11/2018 | $35.00 between 8/12 – 8/15

$50.00 Future Member before 8/11/2018 | $60.00 between 8/12 – 8/15

$10.00 Student

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