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Crowe Horwath: 70 years in business

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Crowe Horwath LLP, one of largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., is celebrating 70 years in business. Founded in South Bend, Ind. in 1942 by Fred Crowe Sr. and Cletus Chizek, the firm, which began as Crowe and Chizek with a staff of two, now has 28 offices coast-to-coast and employs more than 2,600 people.

“By providing an exceptional client experience, we’ve been able to grow dramatically from our two-person beginning into a national firm that’s globally branded,” said Chuck Allen, Crowe Horwath CEO. “Our people are the reason for that growth so it’s important to us that we give back to their local communities and the organizations they support.” Allen added that in its most recent fiscal year, Crowe Horwath contributed more than $1.2 million to more than 350 not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Crowe professionals provide audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance consulting services to clients at public and private entities in many industries, including banking, healthcare, manufacturing, private equity, government and retail.


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