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    March 2017
Creating Value Through Enterprise Risk Management
By Chase Drossos
In a previous article, we defined ERM and discussed its potential benefits to an entity, with a water industry focus.  We will pick-up where we left off, explaining how a company can drive the process and create value. 
Welcome To Our Newsletter!
On behalf of the Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) Practice Group, welcome to the March edition of our quarterly newsletter! This issue focuses on the Energy & Utilities industry, with additional general-interest articles that affect both individual industries and the entire M&D sector. We have also provided information on several of our current surveys and upcoming events and webcasts. As always, we hope that you will find these items interesting and of value.

- Kathryn A. Byrne, Partner, M&D Practice Leader
2017 Mazars Food & Beverage Industry Study
Our annual survey is now live!  Your feedback will help us gain deeper insights of the food and beverage industry as well as develop a full comprehensive industry analysis.  In less than 10 minutes, your answers will help define industry concerns and uncover industry trends.  We actively use feedback to constantly improve our delivery of thought leadership pieces and provide our clients with the best possible service. Click here to take the survey.  You can also view a copy of the Mazars USA 2016 U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Results Report here.
Food & Beverage
The Ins And Out Of Employee Tip Credit
By Erin N. Schatzle
Tip reporting is one of the most difficult issues faced by restauranteurs.  Tip income is subject to its own set of IRS reporting standards, which can create additional burdensome administrative duties for restaurant owners and managers. Click here to read article.

India - The New Manufacturing Powerhouse?
By Jan S. Rothman
What does India need to do to attract manufacturing and enable its economy to achieve success similar to China’s?  Since 1978, China has become the world’s second largest economy, driven by manufacturing. Click here to read article.

Our Hosted Events
Mazars USA 2017 New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum
May 17, 2017
Pleasantdale Chateau - West Orange, New Jersey
Save the date for our upcoming New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum. Last year’s 2016 New Jersey event brought together over 100 C-level food and beverage executives for an evening to network and to hear from industry-leading panelists. Past speakers have included food company executives from AeroFarms, Deep Foods, Gellert Global Group, Schreiber Foods International, Goya Foods, and Wakefern Food Corp. to name a few. Click here to add the event to your calendar.

Mazars USA 2017 Food & Beverage Boot Camp
June 15, 2017
The Yale Club – New York, NY
Save the date for our upcoming Food & Beverage Boot Camp. This year our panels will focus on issues, trends, and more relating to food and beverage manufacturers, distributers, restaurants, supermarkets, and retailers to name a few. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Our Sponsored Events
International Home + Housewares Show
March 18-21, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

NJFC Night of Distinction
March 23, 2017
Somerset, NJ
NARUC Spring 2017 Conference for Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance
March 26-30, 2017
Austin, TX
The Global Water Summit
April 24-25, 2017
Madrid, Spain

NJBiz FoodBizNJ
May 3, 2017
Freehold, NJ

May 4, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

French-American Luxury Symposium - Paris & New York Luxury Capitals
May 5, 2017
Paris, France

PFMA Annual Spring Conference
May 8-9, 2017
Hershey, Pennsylvania

NJFC Trade Relations Conference
June 6-7, 2017
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Past Sponsored Events
FMA Annual Meeting
March 8-10, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
U.S. Water Industry Outlook
April 12, 2017
Speakers: Jerome Devillers, Julie Petit, Brian Jones | Mazars USA
. Click here to register.
Taking Advantage of the Tax Savings of the Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation, IC-DISC, for your Manufacturing Business
May 4, 2017S
Speakers: Michelle Rizzo | Mazars USA
Save the Date - Details to Follow.
Bite-Size Biz Podcast Series
Not sure how to get your messaging across to your audiences?  Check out the latest Bite-Size Biz podcast “5 Tips for Building a Media Campaign without Breaking the Bank” by guest speaker Jennifer Friedlin, Founder, Hungry Marketing.  Jennifer offers 5 tips for creating engaging content for your food and beverage company.  Whether it be content for social media, blog or newsletter article, it’s important to separate yourself from the pack.  Click here to listen.
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