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PRESS RELEASE

September 1, 2016

Contact:
Carlo Calma
312.670.7444
ccalma@orba.com

ORBA's Larry Sophian Reappointed to Board of Directors for Alternatives, Inc.

CHICAGO — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Larry Sophian, CPA, and a Director at ORBA, has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of Alternatives, Inc., a multicultural youth development agency serving more than 3,000 young people and their families in the Chicago area.

Larry will serve Alternatives, Inc.’s Board as Treasurer for a one-year term. He has been involved with the organization since 2007, previously serving as Chair of its Finance Committee. 

At ORBA, Larry serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Not-For-Profit Group. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for the financial statement audits and other related activities of numerous not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Larry specializes in managing the financial matters of health care practices and also serves as Chair of ORBA’s Health Care Group. To learn more about Larry and ORBA’s team of accounting experts, visit http://www.orba.com.

“It is a privilege to be reappointed to the Board of Alternatives, Inc.,” said Mr. Sophian. “I look forward to fostering my continued relationship with this special organization, and to contribute my skills to help Alternatives, Inc. in its efforts to advocate for at-risk youth across the city.”

About Alternatives, Inc.
Established in 1971, Alternatives, Inc. serves Chicago’s at-risk youth and their families. The organization’s programs and services use an asset-based model that focuses on enriching young people’s lives by building upon individual strengths within the context of their family and community. The group aims to increase young people’s opportunities to succeed and grow as individuals and community members through its programs, which include counseling, leadership development, substance abuse and violence prevention, and academic enrichment.

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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit www.orba.com, subscribe to our blog www.orbablog.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.