Enjoying some much needed stress relief after tax season, the team at Blackman & Sloop has been busy with community events, new projects, and welcoming new members to our team. We hope you enjoy Blackman & Sloop’s Firm News!

Summer Hours

Now that tax season is behind us, we are settling into our summer hours. From May 1, 2017 through Labor Day, we will close at 12:30 PM on Fridays to allow our team to get a jump on the weekend!

New Faces


Gabrielle Eagle is interning with our firm for the summer. She is currently a student in ECU’s MSA Program.




We would like to wish a “Happy Birthday” to the following team members with May or June birthdays:

  • Tyler Chambers
  • Jon Clark
  • Christina Drake
  • Elisa Gover
  • Candy Kirby
  • Jen Lewis
  • Paige Otos

Also, several Blackman & Sloop work anniversaries were celebrated in the months of May and June, including:

  • Carla Daniel
  • Jon Clark
  • Dauer Lewis

We are grateful for their continued service to our firm and clients!

2017 Partner Retreat

Our annual Partner Retreat wasn’t just work. The partners had some fun trail riding on ATVs, and enjoying some beautiful views from their cabin.






Community Events

Throughout May and June, Blackman & Sloop had the opportunity to sponsor and participate in the following events:

  • “Cupcakes & Cocktails” event benefiting the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.
  • Donation to Child Care Services Association in support of their commitment to affordable, accessible, high-quality child care.
  • Organize a volunteer day to benefit the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro. Paige Otos, who is on the board, coordinated the event. The firm is also collecting items for the Carolina Tiger Rescue organization. Look for pictures in our next issue!

Tax Season Walking Challenge

During tax season, our Wellness Committee organized a walking challenge. The winning team was ‘Team Happy Feet’ with a total of 2,492,554 steps during the six-week challenge. The top three walkers were Deetra Watson, Vicki Hills and Christina Drake.





We Survived Another Tax Season!

Yes, we made it through another tax season! To celebrate, we came together for a team lunch at Champp’s in Durham. We enjoyed great company, great weather and the famous mile-high ice cream cake!