May 21st is officially Barnes Dennig Day in Cincinnati by proclamation of Mayor John Cranley and with honors from Governor John Kasich and the State of Ohio and Governor Steve Beshear and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “Barnes Dennig is deserving of special recognition as they commemorate their 50th All Star Anniversary for the outstanding contributions to the City of Cincinnati as a strong, steady and stable force in the community going beyond the numbers in all they do.”
As one of the largest and longest-standing, local certified public accounting and business advisory firms in the region, the firm’s history is closely entwined with that of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.
“All-Star Anniversary” was chosen as the theme to celebrate the 50th year to coincide with the 2015 All-Star game hosted in Cincinnati. Baseball is iconic to America and illustrates what the firm aspires to do for each clients – knock it out of the park. Cincinnati is a HUGE baseball town and our clients and team (employees) have helped us “lead the league” since 1965.
Barnes Dennig was founded by Bob Barnes and Al Dennig in 1965 with two partners and four employees in the Carew Tower. They founded the firm on the basis of respect, fairness and fun, with the goal of taking great care of employees who would in turn take great care of clients. The growth of the firm has been ongoing since then, with several mergers adding to the firm’s resources. Today we have 18 directors and 130 employees at two offices – Downtown, Cincinnati and Crestview Hills, Kentucky. We are ranked among the Top 5 accounting firms in the city by the Business Courier.
The firm has been honored as a Top Workplace by Enquirer Media four out of the last five years and has earned four Sloan Awards for workplace flexibility. The last two years they’ve been recognized at the Goering Center for Private and Family Business Awards and have also celebrated 5 wins for practice innovation from the Practical Accountant and seven Marketing Achievement Awards from the Association for Accounting Marketing for creating outstanding resources and programs. Some of those programs include: active Women’s Initiative and Emerging Professional groups, 20+ free seminars each year, and industry-specific benchmarking reports and many other employee engagement activities.
Barnes Dennig is also very active in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community, providing service to 130+ non-profit clients, annual campaigns for the United Way and ArtsWave and a holiday giving tree. A Community Outreach Day is held annually to close the offices for one day and work in the community.
Mayor Cranley closed his proclamation, “I would like to take this opportunity to commend Barnes Dennig for always placing the well-being of clients, employees and the community first in order to set a true example what it means to be a corporate leader in our fair city.”