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Press Release: January 2021

Sollenberger Named Director of Baden Gage & Schroeder

(Fort Wayne, Ind. – January 4, 2021) Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC is pleased to announce that Shawn B. Sollenberger, CPA, has been named a Director of the firm effective January 1, 2021.

Sollenberger joined Baden Gage & Schroeder in 2001 and has over 20 years of professional accounting and consultation experience. His practice focuses primarily on privately held organizations in manufacturing, financial institutions, and distribution.

While committed to providing the highest quality service to our clients, Shawn also believes strongly in community service and mentoring. He is a dive instructor, the director of Fort Wayne Summer Dive League and serves as a board member of the Indiana International School of Diving and is treasurer and executive board member of Project READS. He has a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Manchester College. Shawn is a Fort Wayne native, and together with his wife, Carrie, they are raising four sons.

About Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Baden Gage & Schroeder was established in 1980 and is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The firm, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, has 7 directors and over 50 employees serving businesses in the construction, manufacturing/distribution, healthcare, finance, and service/wholesale/retail industries.  Baden Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. 


Press Release: December 2020

Baden Gage & Schroeder Recognized on Forbes America's Best Tax and Accounting Firms 2021 List

(Ft Wayne, IN – Dec. 10, 2020) Forbes names Baden Gage & Schroeder as one of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms.” Baden is the only firm based in Fort Wayne that was given this award and one of six firms from Indiana. Forbes published their list of top firms on December 3, 2020. View the complete article here.

These distinguished awards are presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Forbes determined results using independent surveys of tax and accounting professionals who provided thousands of recommendations. Respondents were recruited via an online survey as well as through a carefully profiled online-access panel. Recommendations from professionals working at tax and accounting firms (peers) as well as professionals working with tax and accounting firms (clients) were considered in equal measure. Self-recommendations were excluded from the analyses, and multiple quality reviews were conducted prior to publication.

“Baden Gage & Schroeder is honored to be recognized by Forbes on both lists for two consecutive years. In 2020, our team has faced many challenges, but they have been committed to staying abreast of the rapidly changing regulations and focused on delivering top-notch service to our clients,” said Christine Hootman, managing director.

About Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Baden Gage & Schroeder was established in 1980 and is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The firm, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, has 6 directors and over 50 employees serving businesses in the construction, manufacturing/distribution, health care, financial institution, and service/wholesale/retail industries.  Baden Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Learn more about Baden Gage & Schroeder at badencpa.com.


Press Release: October 2020

Baden Named Best of Best Firms in Nation for Fourth Year and    Celebrates 40th Year in Business

(Ft Wayne, IN – Oct. 1, 2020) Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC is proud to announce that we have been honored by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the 2020 “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. This honor coincides with Baden’s 40th year of being a CPA firm.

As a Best of the Best firm, Baden is one of 50 of the highest-performing public accounting firms in the United States. These firms are selected exclusively on their performance in specific areas of management, growth and strategic vision.

This year has been challenging to say the least. Our team of professionals have been committed to staying abreast of the rapidly changing regulations and focused on delivering top-notch service to our clients,” said Christine Hootman, managing director. “Being honored with this award for the fourth year in a row and celebrating 40 years of being in business are both accomplishments that we are extremely proud to share.”

A full list of the 2020 IPA Best of the Best firms can be found on IPA’s website.

About Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Baden Gage & Schroeder was established in 1980 and is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The firm, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, has 6 directors and over 50 employees serving businesses in the construction, manufacturing/distribution, health care, financial institution, and service/wholesale/retail industries.  Baden Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Learn more about Baden Gage & Schroeder at badencpa.com.


Press Release: December 2019

Forbes Names Baden Gage & Schroeder Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firm in America

Forbes names Baden Gage & Schroeder as one of America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms.  Baden is one of five firms in Indiana to be given this distinction, and they were also recommended for both tax and accounting.

According to the article published on Dec. 10, 2019, “This year, Forbes has partnered with market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the U.S. The 227 firms identified include the biggest firms in the country and some of the smallest. They’re all tackling the complexities of the ever-changing tax laws head on. Most are full-service, offering tax and accounting. Some were recommended for both services; 202 were recommended for tax; 115 were recommended for accounting. Of course, recommendations are just a starting point. When picking the right firm, it’s not just a matter of whether they bring the sophistication you need, but also whether they give you the level of attention you want, all at a fair price.”

Click here for the full list of America’s Top Recommended Tax And Accounting Firms 2020.

About Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Baden Gage & Schroeder was established in 1980 and is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The firm, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, has 6 directors and over 50 employees serving businesses in the construction, manufacturing/distribution, health care, financial institution, and service/wholesale/retail industries.  Baden Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Learn more about Baden Gage & Schroeder at badencpa.com.

Press Release: September 2019

Baden Named Best of Best Accounting Firms in Nation - Third Year in Row

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) names Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC as one of the 2019 Best of the Best public accounting firms in the nation for the third year in a row.

Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC is proud to have been honored by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the 2019 “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation for the third consecutive year.

The Best of the Best firms are 50 of the highest-performing public accounting firms in the country. These firms are selected exclusively on their performance in specific areas of management, growth and strategic vision. Baden was given a special distinction this year as being named as one of the top five scoring firms in the U.S. Great Lakes Region.

We were thrilled last year and the year before to receive this honor, but now to have it a third year in a row, makes it even more special,” said Christine Hootman, managing director. “I have always believed that we have the best team of accountants in the nation and this award reaffirms that belief.”

A full list of the 2019 IPA Best of the Best firms can be found on IPA’s website.

About Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Baden Gage & Schroeder was established in 1980 and is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The firm, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, has 6 directors and over 50 employees serving businesses in the construction, manufacturing/distribution, health care, financial institution, and service/wholesale/retail industries.  Baden Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Learn more about Baden Gage & Schroeder at badencpa.com.


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