Cathie Stanton Of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland To Participate In 2011 East Coast Game Conference Panel

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2011 - Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) (, one of the largest regional public accounting and consulting firms headquartered in the Southeast, has announced that firm partner and Director of State and Local Tax (SALT) Services Cathie Stanton will serve as a panelist during East Coast Game Conference 2011. Stanton's panel will address new interactive digital media (IDM) tax credit on Wednesday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury St. The panel will consist of legislative, legal and tax experts who will explain the credit, guide participants through the computations and instruct them on how to claim the credit. The IDM tax credit is an economic incentive to help recruit interactive digital media producers to North Carolina and is equal to a percentage of expenses paid in excess of $50,000 in developing the media, platform or engine. ECGC is the leading East Coast event for developers and professionals working in the interactive entertainment and serious game industries.

    "I'm honored to join the IDM tax credit panel at East Coast Game Conference 2011," said Stanton. "The IDM tax credit is a great opportunity to grow North Carolina's interactive entertainment and serious game industries, and I'm happy to be able to supply my knowledge on the topic with others."

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    - Other panelists include Rob Van Arnam, partner in Williams Mullen's Raleigh office, as the moderator; Canaan Huie, who serves as general counsel at the N.C. Department of Revenue; and Robert Shaw, partner in Williams Mullen's Raleigh office.

    - The inaugural 2009 conference, formerly the Triangle Game Conference, featured more than 40 participating companies and more than 700 attendees for the two-day conference. In 2010, it featured more than 50 participating companies and more than 900 attendees.

    Held in Raleigh, N.C., the East Coast Game Conference (formerly the Triangle Game Conference) is a leading East Coast forum for sharing game industry expertise, networking and career building. Serving members who are market-leading companies and prominent industry figures based on the East Coast, ECGC's goal is to engage and connect professionals who have gathered in the North Carolina gaming hub and surrounding region to master the arts and sciences of gaming. The program features panels and lectures by game industry experts covering game technology, the business of games and advanced learning and simulation technologies as well as an Expo and Career Lounge. For more information, visit

    For more than 60 years, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H) has provided elite financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. As an innovative and highly professional certified public accounting (CPA) and consulting firm, CB&H serves as a valued advisor to more than 25,000 clients by providing guidance on important operational and individual matters. Ranked among the top 30 accounting firms in the nation, CB&H is uniquely positioned to impart quality, cost-effective and practical advice to clients that include multinational corporations, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, emerging or startup firms and successful individuals. As one of the largest regional CPA firms headquartered in the Southeast, CB&H's resource network stretches across six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and nationally and internationally through an alliance with Baker Tilly International Limited, an association of independent accounting and consulting firms. For more information, visit

    Jake Potter
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    jake ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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