Michael Daszkal has just received the 2012 Economic Development Council Volunteer of the Year Award for the Southeast Region. The Economic Development Volunteers of the Year Award is named in honor of Richard L McLaughlin, 2nd President of the EDC, who firmly believed in the significance of volunteer contributions to the achievement of economic development goals for Florida. In his honor, one outstanding volunteer is recognized annually in each of the eight FEDC Regions.

Michael Daszkal was honored for his work as chairman of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, and for his work in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, where he is a member of the Alliance’s Leadership Council.

Daszkal Bolton recently sponsored the South Florida Technology Alliance Summer Legislative Update which reviewed discussions in Tallahassee regarding bills that would: increase HighTech workforce development and place an educational emphasis on STEM courses; create a new Agency for State Technology; and lastly examined the bill to transfer responsibility for state broadband development to the Department of Economic Development. For upcoming SFTA events, please visit: http://www.southfloridatech.org/

This Fall our HighTech/BioTech sponsorships include:

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University’s Forum on Research: “The Key to Commercial Success”, being held at the Deerfield Beach Location on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 8:00am to 1:30pm. This forum will examine the importance and impact of research at FAU, outline a few high profile research projects currently taking place at FAU, take a look at “Crowdfunding” and its potential to catalyze commercialization efforts, and lastly, analyze sources of capital, available grants and tax credits. For more information visit:http://www.research-park.org/

Daszkal Bolton bonds with BioTech at the BioFlorida Annual Conference again this year as an exhibitor. BioFlorida’s Annual Conference is the premier event for Florida’s Bioscience community bringing together 500+ professionals from across Florida, the Southeast and the nation to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to product development, scientific research, business development, financing and public policy. Former Governor Jeb Bush and FAU President Mary Jane Saunders will be keynote speakers! Join us October 7th thru the 9th at the Marriott Marquis in Miami for a robust program covering sourcing innovation and technology transfer, as well as new devices, medical breakthroughs, and global opportunities. For more information visit:http://www.bioflorida.com/

Last Year’s South Florida Business Journal’s Fast Tech Awards honored many Daszkal Bolton clients and hence our Firm will be a sponsor again this year October 18, 2012! The honorees are Tech companies in South Florida that have innovative products and businesses that have grown exponentially by year over year percentage. After all Daszkal Bolton’s motto is “Come Grow With Us!”

In conjunction with the South Florida Business Journal again this year Daszkal Bolton will also be a sponsor of Med-U-Tech, the conference which brings together leaders from the Healthcare, Education, and Technology sectors to discuss the economic impact these industries have on our region and the opportunities available for growth. A date has yet to be set. For more information on either of these SFBJ events please visit:http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/

The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor Forum is taking place at The Breakers in Palm Beach, October 31st – November 1st. Daszkal Bolton is proud to be a sponsor of this conference for the Southeast US biotech industry, as it comes to Florida only every four years. The SEBIO Investor Forum has a loyal following of thought leaders and investors from around the globe. Given the strong BioTech and MedTech communities in Florida, and the prior success of SEBIO 2008 in Palm Beach, we anticipate more than 400 BioTech and MedTech investors, executives, scientists, and university representatives will attend the event this year. For more information on this event, please visit:http://sebio.org/

As you can see, Michael Daszkal’s community service spans a variety of organizations. In addition, he is both a Trustee and a Board Member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Trustee of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a Board Member of both the FAU College of Business as well as the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. Michael is active in the Broward Alliance, the Business Development Board, the Economic Development Council, New World Angels, and currently serves as Treasurer for PROPEL, an educational charity. Michael also served as a Board Member for the Enterprise Development Corporation, and the South Florida Technology Alliance.

Michael’s other recent awards include: the Boca Raton Chamber’s “Small Business Leader of the Year”, South Florida Business Journal’s “Key Partner”, Florence Fuller’s “Men With Caring Hearts”, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 2012 Honoree for “Care on the Fairways”.

Michael strives to provide clients with the best business strategies for success. His industry expertise in audit, accounting, strategic tax planning, mergers & acquisitions, and due diligence extends to:

• Technology

• Biotechnology and Life Sciences

• Manufacturing and Distribution

• Real Estate and Construction

• Healthcare

To contact Michael Daszkal, CPA, Managing Partner, please telephone 561-367-1040, or email mdaszkal@daszkalbolton.com. Michael’s profile can be found at www.DaszkalBolton.com.