July 02, 2008 17:41 ET

Sikich LLP and Rockford Accounting Firm Millikin Benning Kleckler & Kobischka, LLC Announce Merger

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP, announces that Sikich has entered into a merger agreement with the accounting, tax, and business consulting practice of Millikin Benning Kleckler & Kobischka, LLC (MBK&K) in Rockford. The merger is effective July 1, 2008. MBK&K will operate under the Sikich name; however, their office will remain in Rockford.

"We are pleased and excited to welcome our MBK&K colleagues as we join forces to help our clients achieve their business and financial goals," said Jim Sikich. "This merger will enable us to expand the depth and breadth of services that we offer. The two firms are very compatible in terms of firm culture, philosophy, and approach. We both believe in the same principle of providing high quality service and value to our clients."

"Combining with Sikich gives us a powerful presence in the Rockford area to serve existing clients of both firms, as well as to continue to attract other major clients with regional accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting needs," said MBK&K partner, Jim Millikin.

MBK&K partners, Jim Millikin, CPA, CMA; Curt Kleckler, CPA; and Brian Kobischka, CPA, CVA; will join Sikich as partners. The 25 MBK&K personnel will continue as the Rockford office of Sikich.

The partners in MBK&K are in the process of contacting clients to inform them of the change and answer questions they may have about the transition or about Sikich. "Our goal is to assure clients of both firms, Sikich and MBK&K, that their interests are our primary concern. We will do all that we can to make the process seamless and transparent, while maintaining MBK&K's and Sikich's high standards for delivering exceptional client services," Sikich stated.


Sikich LLP is a multi-discipline professional services firm providing public accounting and tax services, operations and management consulting, entrepreneurial services, information technology products and services, investment banking, human resources services, marketing services, retirement plan services, and asset management. With more than 250 employees and five offices in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri, Sikich serves individuals, privately-held middle market companies, and governmental and not-for-profit organizations throughout the Midwest. Visit to learn more.

Millikin Benning Kleckler & Kobischka, LLC is a professional services firm providing public accounting, tax and consulting services to a wide variety of clients in The Greater Rockford (IL) and Beloit (WI) areas. The firm has specialties in the not-for-profit, government, employee benefit and financial institution industries.

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