PETALUMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that the North Bay Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a ’2013 Healthiest Company in North Bay.’ The North Bay office of EPIC participates in a companywide wellness program, led by a volunteer committee that has garnered impressive results over the last four years.
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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Treadstone 71 LLC today announced expansion of its pioneering cyber intelligence services used to methodically and systematically collect, organize and analyze data. Treadstone 71 integrates, evaluates, and interprets information from all data sources delivering a range of opportunities and recommendations key to decision making.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Angara Inc. brings the bling for Cyber Monday. The international online jewelry store is offering some great deals this Cyber Monday. There is a site-wide discount of 15 percent on all orders. Besides the discount there are some unprecedented gift offers. The store is offering a great Blue Topaz pendant and a pair of Blue Topaz studs absolutely free on all orders.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The fear of self-promotion is a taboo subject in our small business community – no one will discuss it – however, it is the hidden cause behind business failure statistics, says marketing expert Luke Avedon. ‘It’s incredible how devastating ‘marketing phobia’ can be,’ says Avedon, a respected authority on small business marketing in Irvine, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a leading retail insurance broker headquartered in California, announced today that funds managed by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group ( NASDAQ:CG ) have agreed to acquire a controlling equity stake in the company. Carlyle’s investment will enable EPIC to continue to execute its organic growth strategy and support strategic acquisitions of complementary insurance distribution platforms throughout the U.S.
SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Silicon Valley Business Journal recently highlighted the region’s fastest growing companies, proving that for innovators, there is always opportunity to grow. EPIC Insurance, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage was one of 52 companies to receive this recognition. This is the fourth consecutive year that EPIC has made the Fastest Growing Private Companies list.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Set It and Forget It today announced a new sales and marketing content delivery system which provides users with supporting documents and multimedia assets at their fingertips. In fewer than six hours, its SaaS management framework alerts the end-user to updated content. Offline accessibility, light-weight architecture, and simplicity are what set it apart from other document management systems.
SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fourth year as a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI, LLC today announced it has launched SRK on Salesforce’s AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. SRK is a one-stop shop that extends the reporting and analytical capabilities of Salesforce CRM, by unifying, analyzing and presenting data from both Salesforce reports and non-Salesforce sources in dynamic user views, shareable report snapshots and a real-time intuitive dashboard interface.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Steri-Clean, Inc. and 1-800-HOARDERS.com are pleased to announce their annual ‘Happy HOARDidays’ event will kick off its third year of cleaning two California hoarding/cluttered homes absolutely free, just in time for the 2013 Holiday season!
SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Planese, Inc. today announced that homeowners across the U.S. are now willing to spend 30 percent of the value of their home when they remodel; remodeling expense as a percentage of home value has been trending upward since 2007. Consumers also plan to use materials that are more expensive and spend an average of $102,000 to improve their homes.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Paraphrase, LLC and author Arnold Rudnick have pledged all net profits from sales of the children’s book ‘Little Green’ (ISBN: 9780981587974) for the month of October 2013 to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which supports the hungry, homeless and hurting of the San Fernando Valley. They’re also donating 100+ copies of the book to the first grade of Roscoe Elementary School.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope, a California-based 30-year old innovative marketing and technology firm, has announced a new program to help public relations agencies and solo PR firms adopt a local 501(c)3 charity and promote it for free.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology and Web-based solutions, today announced that it has developed a number of different new integrations between its clients and the technology platforms that are used to place and securely transmit data on completed valuation orders.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., continues its ‘Parks without Borders’ program by offering fresh food to Orange County’s local food banks and soup kitchens. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.
CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Attorney Stanley D. Prowse has announced the addition of this helpful section, ‘How to Incorporate Your Business’ to his information portal. Inspired by the many difficulties companies face today after using do-it-yourself-kits, or online incorporation services, Prowse has provided an easy to understand roadmap to the process of incorporating a business.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Acting to help California’s working families, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed AB 10 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), which will raise the minimum wage in California from $8.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour. “It’s a special day to stand with workers who are laboring for […]
CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. announces third party services management, including management of appraisal management companies (AMCs) for mortgage bankers, and the mortgage lending operations of community banks and credit unions.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cognitive Behavior Associates announces that its Founder and Director, Dr. Joel L. Becker, Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, will be in Paris to present his interactive sleep program "Soundly Sleeping." The workshop will be held at the Hotel Turenne Le Marais, Friday, October 11, 2013, and co-hosted by prominent Parisian psychologist Dr. Laura Neulat.
PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Bank of Southern California, N.A. announces that former Palm Desert National Bank CEO and Chairman, Kevin McGuire has been appointed to lead the bank’s Coachella Valley region. Mr. McGuire currently serves as Special Assistant to the Chancellor at UC Riverside, Palm Desert Campus.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that it has received an Award for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity from the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition. VLP was honored at the September 9, 2013 awards ceremony in San Francisco for promoting a mother-friendly workplace.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Planese, Inc. has announced its Northern California findings from its Fall 2013 ‘U.S. Remodeling Sentiment Report.’ This release will coincide with the 3-day Home and Garden Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center that starts on Sept. 13. This forward-looking report, based on data from Planese’s survey of 2,000 homeowners nationwide, has documented trends in the home improvement industry since 2005.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, today announced that it has hired technical staff members across the board to prepare for a growing demand for its lending industry SaaS applications.
COSTA MESA, Calif., /California Newswire/ — LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software, today announced that Venta Financial Group, Inc., a wholesale and retail mortgage banker, has experienced stellar results since implementing its browser-based end-to-end loan origination system (LOS).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Southern California Remodelers Council is conducting courses on September 26 in the areas of Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I), September 27, Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II) and Business Management for Building Professionals on October 29, 2013.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Getting the training and experience needed to work in the growing computer forensics or network security fields can be challenging and expensive. In keeping with its mission of educating individuals involved with high-tech investigations, the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association is uniting with the academic community to offer students and faculty alike, an opportunity to interact with and learn from the top industry experts.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson’s ruling that Los Angeles County’s 2012 voter approved initiative, Measure B, requiring condoms in adult films is constitutional. “Judge Pregerson’s ruling on the constitutionality of Measure B reaffirms my long […]
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced that Dianne Reed has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Reed has almost 30 years of experience in private practice and has worked extensively in virtually all aspects of patent practice for many different types of clients; including start-ups, established companies, investors, nonprofit organizations, and universities.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — WTCI (Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC) today announced that property brokerage veteran Josh Ream has joined the firm as Vice President/Property Broker in Atlanta, Georgia.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Actor and stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures and Paul Lupi, Producer of Mill Reef Films, are developing a feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled ‘Kalm.’ In addition, Guarnaccia is in talks for a role in another Lupi production ‘Degradation,’ written and produced with brother Daniel Lupi.
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Dawn Jeffery as a property and casualty insurance producer in its Inland Empire division. Dawn brings 28 years of experience in risk management and commercial insurance program development and management to EPIC.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it has been named to the San Diego Business Journal’s 2013 ‘Top 100′ annual fastest-growing private companies list, with a specific ranking of 24. Organizations that earned a spot on the list were honored at a recent awards ceremony held at the Paradise Point Resort and in San Diego.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has announced that the Orange County Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Orange County, Calif. EPIC is one of only 34 Orange County companies with 250 or more employees to receive this honor and is ranked fourth in the large company category.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a rapidly growing retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has acquired SafeHarbor Risk Management. The firm has locations in New York and Boston, Mass.
CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc., has relocated from its original San Marcos, Calif.-location into a larger office space, located at 1901 Camino Vida Roble, Ste. 115 in Carlsbad. According to Annemaria Allen, president of The Compliance Group, increased activity in the regulatory sector was a driving factor in the decision to move.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board today announced that executive director, Sandy Harmsen, was elected Chair of the California Workforce Association’s Executive Committee. Harmsen will be serving her second term in this role.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Jim Gillette has been selected by Business Insurance magazine as a ’40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader’ award winner. Gillette is one of only eight to receive this honor in the Western Region.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, today announced its tenth anniversary in the mortgage industry. Quandis was founded in June of 2003 with the mission of engineering innovative software applications for a variety of organizations in the default servicing space.
SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a California retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Cushner as a principal and property and casualty insurance producer. Respected and well-connected in the San Francisco Bay Area business community, Cushner brings decades of experience to EPIC in risk management.
COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software (LOS), and DocuTech, a leading provider of enterprise-class compliant document preparation software, announced today that they have formed a partnership to integrate their platforms. LendingQB’s browser-based LOS is now seamlessly integrated with DocuTech’s ConformX system.