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MHM Business Services Inc. and Robert D. O'Byrne & Associates Inc. are looking to combine their offices in a move that could take the two longtime Kansas City-based operations across the state line into Kansa.
MHM, the accounting firm long known as Mayer Hoffman McCann, and employee benefits consultant O'Byrne & Associates are owned by Century Business Services Inc. Century, or CBIZ, is a leading consolidator of business service companies.
"It would be more efficient for both of us to be in the same space," "said Scott Siabotsky, a vice-president at MHM. "A one-stop shop will let us provide better service."
Performance pressure on MHM and O'Byrne & Associates has swelled as their parent company struggles to integrate a series of rapid-fire acquisitions. CBIZ's operating income fell by more than 25 percent during the quarter that ended June 30 compared with the same period last year.
The company's stock (Nasdaq: CBIZ), which peaked at $25.50 in 1998, …