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ArteQuesta announces updated Web Portal Providing Collectors and Art Investors with Art Market Intelligence

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at artequesta.com. ArteQuesta’s web portal is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

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The Compliance Group grows business 20 percent in Q2-2014, expands into Chicago/Midwest territory

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), a Leading mortgage compliance services provider, today announced it has increased its roster of clients by 20 percent in the second quarter of 2014. This crop of new business includes a mix of mortgage lenders, retail and community banks and credit unions.

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New Indiegogo campaign, Saving Albert, is an effort to create prototype for life-saving device for potential drowning victims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The tragic drowning of Albert Jones, a 7-year old boy, closely affected George A. McKinney, president and CEO, Better Life Technologies Group. As a result, in February 2014, he patented a swim safety system device, the ‘Albert Jones Anti-Distress Device’ (AJADD); – a device geared to making lives safer in every underwater situation around the globe.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds the retail risk management and property-casualty team of JLT Towers Re

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC’s broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re.

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Civic Resource Group named to ’100 Most Promising Technology Companies’ list for its innovative IT platform called CivicConnect

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group today announced that it received a notable inclusion on the CIOReview100 list in CIO Review magazine for its innovative programs and solutions that help civic organizations across the U.S. achieve their goals to become ‘Smart Cities’ in 2014.

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New report shows nonprofits rank as 4th largest private employer in California and contribute 15 percent of state GDP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to the CalNonprofits organization, California nonprofits generate $260 billion in total economic activity every year, producing more jobs than the real estate, finance or construction industries. The groundbreaking report, titled “Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector,” was commissioned by the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), […]

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VLP Law Group LLP adds Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm for bankruptcy law, corporate and transactional matters

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Taylor, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Fromm, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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Quandis Technology Enables Scott Law Firm to Automate Name Permutation Searches to Comply with SCRA

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, today announced that Scott Law Firm, which serves the default servicing industry, is actively utilizing its new military search name permutation functionality. Scott Law Firm can now more easily and efficiently identify active duty military borrowers in the DoD database to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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Free Online Course on HUD Mortgagee Letter Changes offered through RV University (RVU)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of business solutions for the reverse mortgage industry is offering a free online class ‘Understanding the New Rules Regarding Non-Borrowing Spouses,’ focused on changes announced by HUD in recent Mortgagee Letters 2014-07 and 2014-12 through its ReverseVision University (RVU).

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center acquires Jenkins Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1, 2014. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

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Calif. Marketing Firm, Neotrope, again donates $25K in Services for Worthy Causes with 2014 PR Grant

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope, a 31 year old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm in California, today announced launch of its latest annual PR Grant program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities for 2014. Launched in 2000, the non-profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential ‘halo’ sponsors.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Andrea Levin as a VP in the North Bay

PETALUMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of Andrea Levin as a vice president in their Petaluma office. Levin brings 24 years of experience in the development and management of property and casualty insurance and risk management programs, working with a wide range of business and industry and specializing in financial institutions.

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ImmersiON Partnership with VRelia will enhance the Augmented Virtual Reality experience

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ImmersiON, a USA company of Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, announced today its strategic fusion with VRelia, a company owned by Jose Antonio Garcia Marin headquartered in Spain. Novelo, the founder of internationally awarded TDVision, has proven a leader in the design and development of 3D digital infrastructure and visualization systems.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Federal Guide for Small Businesses

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today announced the publication of his newly-created Small Business Resource Guide, which gives information regarding federal agencies that assist small business and entrepreneurial development, business regulations, financing, government contracting, minority-owned businesses, export assistance and overseas investment. It also provides information on creating […]

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San Francisco contemporary artist John Waguespack launches Kickstarter campaign for his Salvador’s Garden upcycled home goods line

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco artist John Waguespack today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his latest inspiration, Salvador’s Garden upcycled home goods line. The product line includes pillows and blankets – all made from an amazing textile of 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. The beautiful snow-white fabrics reminded John of a portrait of Dali he painted, which ultimately presented the perfect medium on which to share this new series.

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Greg Dobson joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in San Ramon as a principal in its employee benefits division

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Greg Dobson as a principal in its employee benefits division. Dobson brings 30 years of employee benefits expertise to EPIC. He will be based in the company’s San Ramon office.

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas helps Protect U.S. Companies from ‘Patent Trolls’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi, Texas) introduced the “Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act,” legislation to protect American companies from abusive litigation at the hands of patent trolls. The legislation will speed up the legal process surrounding patent […]

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Next Generation Diamond Display Tech coming from Segoma Imaging Technologies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Segoma Imaging Technologies will be launching its next generation of diamond 360 imaging technology soon. Segoma Imaging Technologies has revolutionized the diamond industry by providing diamond traders and buyers with what they really need: the ability to view any diamond – exactly as it is – in 360 degrees.

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AMT Datasouth Corp now Shipping new Fastmark M Series Portable Bar Code Printers

CAMARILLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AMT Datasouth Corp., a leading supplier of value-added printing solutions, today announced that its Fastmark M3 and M4 battery-powered, portable, thermal bar code printers are now shipping and available with AMT Datasouth’s proven proprietary PAL programming language.

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Asm. Muratsuchi Receives Legislator of the Year Award from Assoc. of Global Automakers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Association of Global Automakers has announced Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi as their 2014 “Legislator of the Year.” The award was presented last night at a ceremony hosted by the association in Sacramento. Muratsuchi is the second recipient of the Global Automakers’ annual award, which recognizes lawmakers who have demonstrated an […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Bill Incentivizing Small Business Growth Approved by State Assembly – AB 2096

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2096, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) and sponsored by Small Business California, passed the State Assembly with a 72 to 0 vote today. This bill would allow start-up and emerging small businesses identify investors who can provide capital to help them grow and create […]

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MCT Trading announces MCTlive, its new Browser-based Software Platform for Secondary Capital Marketing Departments

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution, and risk management services, today announced the formal launch of MCTlive, a secondary marketing technology platform designed for capital markets trading and pipeline management.

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DrivenBI Self Service Data Analytics Platform Delivers Key Service Level Performance Metrics to dinCloud’s Customers

PASADENA, Calif., /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI, a provider of cloud analytics platforms, today announced a partnership with dinCloud, a leading cloud services provider, that will allow dinCloud to provide their customers with DrivenBI’s cloud analytics platform designed to unify, analyze, and report data aggregated from multiple sources.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center names Chris Duncan as Chief Growth Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Chris Duncan has joined the firm’s executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers and acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.

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MBA National Secondary Marketing Conference to feature Phil Rasori on panel ‘Liquidity Challenges for Smaller Lenders’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, today announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will moderate and drive a panel session entitled ‘Liquidity Challenges for Smaller Lenders’ at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Secondary Marketing Conference in New York City.

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Clients of Network Control reported exceptional satisfaction ratings in the company’s recent client key performance metrics report

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Clients of Network Control reported exceptional satisfaction ratings in the company’s recent client key performance metrics report, with 95.5 percent of respondents expressing they are ‘Very Satisfied’ with the services provided, and 97 percent indicating that they would recommend Network Control to other organizations.

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The Compliance Group Assists Financial Institutions with Comprehensive Suite of Outsourced Compliance and Audit Services

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To meet lenders’ growing demand for compliance assistance, leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. today announced that it offers a comprehensive suite of audit and monthly outsourced compliance services, encompassing both federal and state-level audits as well as a host of other compliance-related reviews and content development.

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi Disappointed with Toyota’s Announcement to Move HQ from Calif. to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) today released the following statement in response to Toyota’s announcement that they are relocating headquarters from Torrance to Texas: “I am extremely disappointed by Toyota leaving Torrance. As your Assemblymember representing Torrance, and as a longtime Torrance resident, my number one concern is all […]

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DrivenBI announces strategic partnership with Future Intelligence Technology Inc.

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The business intelligence company, DrivenBI today announced that it has commenced an SRK reselling partnership with Future Intelligence Technology Inc. (FITi) in Taiwan, to provide its customers with timely communication, support, and services in the same time zone. Furthermore, since DrivenBI partnered with Salesforce in 4th Quarter of 2013, DrivenBI is one step closer to cultivating this established market outside the States.

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Senior Corporate Partner David C. Lee Augments VLP Law Group’s Silicon Valley Corporate Practice

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of David C. Lee to its Corporate, Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Lee joins as a partner based in Silicon Valley. VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies.

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Calif. Senator Padilla’s Legislation Targets Mislabeled Seafood with Senate Bill 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla held a press conference at Taylor’s Market in Sacramento to announce Senate Bill 1138 which addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling and its effects on public health, consumer choice, and sustainable fishing practices. Joining Senator Padilla was Danny Johnson from Taylor’s Market who conducted […]

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Mortgage Compliance Services Provider, The Compliance Group Inc., now Offers Subservicer Monitoring for Mortgage Bankers

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), a leading mortgage compliance services provider, is now offering subservicer monitoring services for mortgage bankers and the mortgage lending servicing operations of community banks and credits unions.

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Free News Articles is serving up fresh brain food for Content Marketeers

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope today announced updated ‘food for content marketing’ available on Free News Articles(TM), an online resource launched in 2005 providing no-cost idea starters for bloggers, newsletter editors, and modern content marketers. With the explosion in the content marketing field, savvy bloggers can get tons of quick ideas in one place.

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Sabadell United Bank grows residential loan volume 200 percent, reduces cycle times 20 percent using OpenClose platform

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — OpenClose, a leading end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, today announced at the MBA’s National Technology Conference that Florida-based Sabadell United Bank, N.A. has realized superior results along with supporting metrics since implementing its multi-channel lending automation platform.

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WikiBusiness Corp. to bring Credibility and Transparency to Digital Information for Businesses using Crowd Sourcing

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The launch of WikiBusiness in association with Wikipedia on January 7, 2014, gave a completely new dimension to the digital information available for businesses, professionals and companies. Using the Wiki framework of crowd sourced aggregated and verified information, this is by far the most credible encyclopedia for businesses all over the world, says WikiBusiness Corp.

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ReverseVision, Inc. announces that 360 Mortgage Group will be using ReverseVision’s reverse loan origination system, RV Exchange

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced that 360 Mortgage Group LLC, a privately-owned mortgage banker with a primary focus on third-party origination, has joined the growing ranks of reverse mortgage lenders and will be using ReverseVision’s reverse loan origination system (RLOS), RV Exchange.

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Mortgage industry expert Mark Johnson joins ReverseVision as Customer Support Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, a leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that industry expert Mark Johnson has joined its team in the role of Customer Service Manager. Johnson, who brings more than twenty years of reverse mortgage expertise, replaces Joseph Rinner who has moved into the role of Product Manager.

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Bugatta, the highly esteemed bar, restaurant, events and wedding venue, hosted CBS wrap party for ‘The Crazy Ones’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Bugatta Supper Club, which has been hosting wrap parties for hit TV shows, movies, extravagant weddings and even the Academy Awards, today announced that it hosted the wrap party for the CBS hit comedy, ‘The Crazy Ones,’ starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The party featured some of the tastiest drinks and mouthwatering food in Los Angeles.

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Mission from Hollywood to Berlin Tackling Licensing and Copyright led by National Association of Record Industry Professionals

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) led a delegation on a mission of commerce, culture and copyright advocacy from Hollywood to Berlin during September 2013 to stimulate entertainment economic activities in both countries. The mission resulted in music placements in American productions, including a German artist, and renewed interest in international creative collaborations.

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