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LI BUSINESSES STEP UP FOR 2011 MARCUM WORKPLACE CHALLENGE

LongIsland.com

Annual Race at Jones Beach to Benefit Three Area Charities

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Melville, NY, April 7, 2011-Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, the largest accounting firm on Long Island and the title sponsor of the annual Marcum Workplace Challenge (http://marcumworkplacechallenge.com), announces that fourteen other Long Island companies have stepped up to date to sponsor the 2011 charitable event at Jones Beach State Park. This year's race will take place July 26 and will benefit the Long Island Children's Museum, the Children's Medical Fund of New York, and Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Marcum will be title sponsor for the annual fundraiser benefiting Long Island charities. Joining Marcum as co-sponsors so far this year are:

Corporate sponsors- Carter, Deluca, Farrell and Schmidt, LLP; Dell; Empire National Bank

Event sponsors -Automatic Data Processing, Inc.; Telephonics

Band sponsor - P.C. Richard & Son

Sampling sponsors - Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP; Marathonguide.com; Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC

In-Kind sponsors - Harrison Leifer DiMarco, Inc.; Long Island Business News; Long Island Pulse; On Target Impressions; Runner's Edge

"Marcum is grateful to the 2011 sponsors for taking the lead in supporting this year's workplace challenge. Their commitment is a great contribution to strengthening our Long Island community for the benefit of several outstanding charities. All participating companies and the thousands of employees and their friends and family members who turn out for this event are creating a meaningful group of caring Long Islanders coming together for an occasion of fun, fitness and fundraising," said Carolyn Mazzenga, Partner-in-Charge of Marcum's Long Island Office.

Launched in 2005, the 3.5-mile Marcum Workplace Challenge (http://marcumworkplacechallenge.com) is Long Island's largest participatory sporting event and "Company Picnic." It attracts thousands of participants from more than 200 companies, non-profit organizations, schools and governmental agencies and their families and friends. Since its inception, the Marcum Workplace Challenge has raised nearly $150,000 for local charities. The event is managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the direction of Event Director Mindy Davidson.

For more information about becoming an event sponsor or registering a corporate team to participate in the race, visit http://www.marcumworkplacechallenge.com.

About Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation. Ranked 15th among the "Top 25 Firms" by Inside Public Accounting and the largest Firm on Long Island according to Long Island Business News, Marcum offers the resources of more than 1,100 professionals, including more than 150 partners in 23 offices. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, the gateway to a group of organizations that provide a variety of professional services including accounting and advisory, technology solutions, recruiting, and wealth management. These organizations include Marcum LLP; MarcumStonefield, a division of Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC; MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Cronus Partners LLC; and Marcum Bernstein and Pinchuk LLP

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Contacts:

Patricia Gambale
patricia.gambale@marcumllp.com
(631) 414-4044

Julie Gross Gelfand, APR
jgelfand@hldpr.com
Don Miller
dmiller@hldpr.com
Harrison Leifer DiMarco Public Relations
(516) 536-2020