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    Reverse Mortgage Tech Leader, ReverseVision to Host UserCon 2017 Feb. 8-10 in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced it will host its second annual user conference Feb. 8-10, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa in San Diego, Calif. ReverseVision UserCon 2017 will deliver three days of educational programming, financial product sales training, networking opportunities and vendor exhibits tailored for industry newcomers as well as seasoned reverse mortgage loan originators and operations personnel.
    Jim Hughes joins EPIC

    Jim Hughes joins EPIC Insurance as VP and Managing Consultant of Loss Control

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jim Hughes has joined the firm as a vice president and the Managing Consultant of Loss Control Services in their National Construction Specialty Group.
    VLP Law Group LLP

    VLP Law Group LLP Welcomes Executive Compensation Partner Mark Bradford to Team

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Bradford has joined the firm as a partner in its Executive Compensation Practice Group. Mr. Bradford brings over 16 years of experience as an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney.
    Wilson Long and Zohreh Talebzadeh

    Wilson Long and Zohreh Talebzadeh of EPIC Insurance Recognized as 2016 Young Guns by Insurance Business

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Insurance Business America (IBA) has named Principal Wilson Long (Birmingham, Ala.) and Team Leader Zohreh Talebzadeh (San Francisco, Calif.) among their "Young Guns" of 2016.
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    The Mortgage Collaborative and Roostify Partner to Provide Mortgage Process Automation

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Roostify, a provider of automated mortgage transaction technology, today announced that the company has joined the Preferred Partner Network for The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending network of small, mid-sized and community-based lenders, in order to provide network members with access to Roostify's mortgage technology platform.
    Mortgage Capital Trading

    Mortgage Capital Trading and Fannie Mae Form Strategic Collaboration for Tech Deployment

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisor and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Fannie Mae(R) to facilitate new technology deployment, collaborative planning, and better service to mutual clients.
    Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU

    ReverseVision Welcomes Retirement Income Expert Jamie Hopkins to Board of Directors

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU(R), RICP(R), has joined its board of directors. A noted expert and frequent speaker on matters of financial planning and retirement income, Hopkins is also a distinguished professor who has educated thousands of financial services professionals over the course of his career.
    Sambrailo Packaging Launches Certified Organic

    Sambrailo Packaging Launches Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables Packaging for CCOF-certified Growers

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sambrailo Packaging recently introduced a new stock print row crop box in partnership with CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) for CCOF-certified organic growers. The box clearly states "Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables" on the sides in an effort to help small organic farmers promote certified organics right from their fields.
    EPIC Consultants Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt

    Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt of EPIC Insurance Honored as Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) has named Director of Retirement Rob Massa the "Retirement Advisor of the Year" and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt the "Wellness Advisor of the Year" in the publication's 2016 Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year Awards.
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Recognized in the 35th Annual INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inc. magazine recently ranked EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, NO. 2288 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. To earn this recognition, EPIC posted a solid 158 percent increase in annual revenue between 2012 and 2015.
    MCT Trading Inc

    Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. Named ‘Best Place to Work’ by San Diego Business Journal for Fifth Straight Year

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales, and centralized lock desk services, announced that it has been named Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for the fifth straight year.
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    Bank of Southern California, N.A. Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has been recognized as a top small business lender in San Diego County based on the volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated according to the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration's fiscal year-end lender rankings as of July 31, 2016.
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    Bank of Southern California N.A. Completes Acquisition of Opus Bank Branch

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has completed the purchase of the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank. The transaction closed on Friday, August 19, 2016. Customers of the Opus Bank La Quinta branch were consolidated into the existing La Quinta branch of Bank of Southern California. As of Monday, August 22, 2016, the former Opus Bank La Quinta customers now have access to all Bank of Southern California locations, including three Coachella Valley branches located in La Quinta, El Paseo-Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage.
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Vincent G. Caracciolo as Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vincent G. Caracciolo has joined the firm as National Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy.
    Arrakis Arts

    Artist Lina Casale Announces Her New Gallery Opening: Arrakis Arts in Carlsbad, California

    CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A grand opening event on August 10 hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new addition to the Carlsbad arts community - Arrakis Arts; a unique art gallery and lifestyle space that features objects and events to promote self-awareness and enhance personal intuition while stimulating the mind and soul.
    Adelaide Prescod Cota

    You are Your Best Advocate: Adelaide Prescod Cota Teaches People Importance of Self-Advocacy

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Adelaide P. Cota learned the hard way that there's no better advocate than yourself. However, not many people know where to begin. They need the confidence and resources to get started. That's where Cota comes in. "I'm devoted to sharing my experiences with others so I can help them to advocate for themselves," she says.
    Jim Williford

    EPIC Insurance adds Jim Williford to National Energy Construction Practice

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Jim Williford has joined the firm's National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.
    VLP Law Group LLP

    VLP Law Group LLP adds Partner Edward Kwok to Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Kwok has joined the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Kwok's practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts.
    ReverseVision

    New American Funding Builds Out 47-State Reverse Mortgage Op with ReverseVision RVX

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that Tustin, California-based national mortgage lender New American Funding is expanding its reverse mortgage lending operation to 47 states using the RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS).
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    Tack Artist Group Launches TACKTalks: An Innovative Educational Conference for Beauty Industry Artists Looking to Grow Their Personal Brands

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Tack Artist Group – a premier artist management, production, and branding agency – will be holding its inaugural TACKTalks conference in Los Angeles, Calif. on September 7, 2016. Designed for beauty industry artists looking to cultivate their personal brands into viable businesses, the exclusive event will offer up to 300 attendees an unprecedented opportunity to learn from and network with a panel of the industry’s top beauty influencers, insiders, and success stories.
    Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup

    Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup in S.F. features Workshops, Local Food and Live Music

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup - a shopping experience featuring over 30 of our Alumni and some of the most diverse and talented makers on September 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Yard at Mission Rock.
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    San Diego’s The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 12 Providers to Preferred Partner Network

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of twelve new preferred partner companies to their national network, announced the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

    Simon J. Anderson to Speak at MREA’s Energy Issues Summit

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thought-provoking keynote speaker, award-winning author, and energy futurist Simon J. Anderson, founder of Venture Foresight LLC, will be opening presenter on day two of MREA's Energy Issues Summit in St. Cloud, Minn. on August 11, 2016.

    Mid America Mortgage Executes Its First eClosing, eNote

    ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode today announced the firm has completed its first eClosing and eNote through its retail origination channel. Mid America intends to expand eClosing to all of its retail business, executing eNotes and utilizing electronic documents where allowed by local jurisdiction.

    Market Opportunity in Excess of $38 Billion by the year 2020 as Integrated UC Heads to the Cloud, says Insight Research

    DURANGO, Colo., Aug. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Telecommunications stakeholders globally are staring at a multibillion dollar revenue opportunity as integrated unified communications (UC) graduates to the cloud. The opportunity has triggered a spate of attempts at alliances and mergers, underlining the need to project an integrated solution to the user. According to its latest market research study from The Insight Research Corporation, the opportunity will consist of three distinct revenue streams - solutions, services and connectivity.

    Don’t Put Off Summer Tree Maintenance say Certified Arborists

    TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When you're busy with summer projects like painting, staining the deck, or inspecting your roof, don't forget about your property's trees, says Family Tree Care. A little tree service now can prevent winter trouble later.

    EPIC Sells North Bay Operations to InterWest Insurance Services

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the sale of their Petaluma branch office and its book of business to Sacramento-based InterWest Insurance Services. Both EPIC and InterWest are anticipating a seamless, "business as usual" transition.

    Colony American Finance Implements OpenClose Loan Origination Platform (LOS)

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose(R), an enterprise-class multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that Colony American Finance (CAF), a specialty finance company that provides innovative loan products to residential real estate investors, implemented the OpenClose loan origination platform to support its new Single Asset loan product across correspondent, wholesale and retail channels.

    Top Tier Organizations, Leaders Converge at Second Annual Thayer Leadership Conference Aug. 27-28

    ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- High performance organizations require leaders who understand the practices and thinking needed to succeed as change agents in their work and lives. Now, committed managers - from CEOs to mid-level aspirants to legacy leaders - can explore ways to successfully achieve intended outcomes at the second annual Thayer Institute Leadership Conference, Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, August 28. (VIDEO)

    SSA Music Signs West Coast Indie Label Big West Music

    GLENSIDE, Pa., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SSA Music announced today that they have signed a Worldwide Administration and Licensing agreement with San Diego based Indie label Big West Music. This deal brings together the highly regarded administration of SSA with the powerhouse creatives of Big West in a partnership that will strengthen both players' positions in their markets.

    Demand is growing for more effective elimination of surgical smoke from ORs

    PHOENIX, Ariz., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to I.C. Medical, Inc., smoke from surgical procedures, often called "plume," is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses, and mutagenic substances. Exposure to plume poses risk to the health of surgeons, nurses, OR staff, as well as patients.

    Aspired Vision Studio of El Paso, Texas is now a Tatt2Away Studio Center

    EL PASO, Texas, July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially announces the Tatt2Away(R) non-laser tattoo removal system is now available for the first time in the greater El Paso area with Aspired Vision Studio's Mike Alqasimmi. The El Paso location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as a Tatt2Away Studio Center in the state. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all-natural system.

    Another 23 Counties Across South, Midwest Adopt Simplifile E-Recording

    PROVO, Utah, July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has expanded its e-recording network with the addition of 23 county recording offices across the South and Midwest.

    Destruction of Ozone Depleting Methyl Bromide used for Imports and Exports

    MARLTON, N.J., July 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Value Recovery, Inc. (VR), a company supplying emission controls to the fumigation industry, announced today that it achieved an unprecedented milestone for controlling methyl bromide used to kill invasive insects hitchhiking on imported and exported goods.

    Remo MORE to Make its Parental Control Solution Highly Reliable and Secure

    BANGALORE, India, July 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Remo Software, a consumer software company providing tools to protect & manage data and devices, announces that its flagship product for home device management and parental control - Remo MORE - is now completely deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, increasing the availability, scalability & security of this advanced solution.

    New Commercial-Grade Milk and Sugar Dispenser Provides 3 Varieties of Milk, 3 Varieties of Sweeteners with Touch of a Button

    PRINCETON, N.J., July 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Inventions Oasis is seeking a joint venture partner to help bring to market a new patent-pending product - the Sav-A-Lot(TM) - a commercial-grade, milk and sugar dispenser designed for coffee shops and fast food restaurants.

    ReverseVision Celebrates Major Upgrades to ReverseVision Sales Accelerator (RVSA) Reverse Mortgage Origination Tool with ‘Closed-Loan Challenge’

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ReverseVision today announced the release of key updates to ReverseVision Sales Accelerator (RVSA), a web-based loan origination tool specifically designed to assist loan officers with the sale of reverse mortgages. ReverseVision will celebrate the release with a "Closed-Loan Challenge" for loan officers who convert RVSA contacts into closed loans in ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS) on or before October 31, 2016.
    Steve Comisar

    Movie Rights to Life Story of Actor-Felon Steve Comisar up for Grabs to Hollywood Filmmakers

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Studios love to make movies about con men and audiences have spent over one billion dollars watching these exciting films. Enter Steve Comisar, an actor who has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a convicted con man finishing the last year of a 15-year prison sentence for fraud.

    Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Of Directors Meeting

    BRADENTON, Fla., July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bernard Walsh of the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has attended the annual 2016 Florida Justice Association's convention and meeting of the board of directors. Held at The Breakers Palm Beach, the event draws Florida's most experienced plaintiff's attorneys from around the state.

    The Mortgage Collaborative Reaches $100B Origination Milestone

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry's only independent mortgage lending cooperative, has surpassed $100 Billion in originations with the addition of its 59th preferred member, Movement Mortgage.

    Millimeter Wave Markets Poised for Explosive Growth

    NEW YORK, N.Y., June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to a new study by Thintri, Inc., systems based on millimeter wave technology are creating markets that will reach billion-dollar levels within a few years. The report, "Millimeter Waves: Emerging Markets," analyzes markets in telecommunications, imaging, consumer & automotive, defense & security and other sectors and finds that several are undergoing rapid growth, while others are in the early stages of market entry.

    Eternalmind Entertainment and the $200 Million Al Muhaymin Media Fund Announce Their Upcoming Slate of Hollywood Films

    LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eternalmind Entertainment Group, U.S based entertainment film production/distribution company, in collaboration with Al Muhaymin Media Fund (AMF), has announced its new slate of Hollywood film projects along with the world premiere of their much awaited $27 Million budget action drama "Mobster - A Call for the New Order."
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Speakers for 2016 Summer Member Conference in Denver

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative with a rapidly growing membership, will open the doors to its annual summer member conference two months from today on August 20 at the soaring Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.
    Dan Collen

    WMH Corp. welcomes Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant Specializing in Infrastructure Transportation Design

    SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WMH Corporation, a specialist in transportation infrastructure design, is pleased to welcome Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant. Dan brings over 35 years of experience in transportation design and planning to the WMH team. Before joining WMH, Dan spent his career at Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department.
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Brokers now one of the 15 largest Employee Benefits Broker-Consultants in U.S., says miEdge

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced a significant milestone, having become the 15th largest employee benefits broker/consultant in the U.S. In addition, EPIC ranks #11 among the country's fastest growing large group broker/consultants, based on Form 5500 data from the Department of Labor, compiled by business intelligence provider miEdge.
    Mark Millard

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Mark Millard to Risk Solutions Practice in Connecticut

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management professional Mark Millard has joined the firm's Stamford, Conn.-based EPIC Risk Solutions team as a Principal and Senior Producer.
    SWS Panel and Truss

    Cold-Formed Steel Building Systems Built by SWS Panel and Truss to Be Tested by UCSD Engineering Dept. June 15

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of California San Diego along with their partners including SWS Panel and Truss, the builders of the engineered Mid-Rise Cold-Formed Steel Building Wall Systems, is preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing on June 15 in San Diego, less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego.
    5 Bars

    Wireless Innovator 5 Bars will Bring Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi and Cell Systems to Morongo Casino Resort

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today it will be building and installing a state-of-the-art multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Once the system is installed in the coming months, Morongo guests will experience a profound improvement in wireless connectivity and data speeds within the resort due to the extended reach and connectivity of the DAS.
    Dana Liedel, Suzanne McGarey and Lydia Rivera

    Three of EPIC Insurance's Consultants Recognized in 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Dana Liedel, Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Lydia Rivera have been included in Employee Benefit Adviser's list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising.
    ReverseVision RVX LOS

    ReverseVision and Open Mortgage to Exhibit Reverse Mortgage Origination Tech at 2016 EMERGE Forum

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the EMERGE: Consumer Financial Health Forum being held June 15-17 at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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