Regional accounting firms to merge

Regional accounting firms Blue & Co. LLC and Potter & Co. LLP are merging. The combined company will operate under the Blue name, the companies said in a news release.

The more than 55 employees of Potter & Co. will bolster Blue's staff to more than 270 in its Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio service area. Potter & Co. has offices in Lexington and Louisville.

"This merger will enhance the expertise and services available to our clients and will expand our niche industries in construction; not-for-profit; and manufacturing and distribution, business valuation and litigation support, as well as add a sizable governmental practice," C. Michael Stigler, director-in-charge of the Kentucky market, said in a statement.