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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Liz Miller has joined the organization's employee benefits division as a senior communications consultant. Miller will be based in EPIC's San Francisco headquarters and report to John Gaffney, director of national benefits operations.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the addition of 14 new lenders to their national network of originating members, according to the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Developed by Tris Holdings, Tris Search and Chat Platform's goal is to be used to foster real communication in real life instead of virtual, and bridge online chat to real life chat.

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- International Trade Education Programs (ITEP), a nonprofit focused on connecting high school students to careers, was recently honored with the 2016 Bob Kleist Leadership Award by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Recipients of the prestigious award demonstrate inspirational and visionary leadership in the development of world trade in Southern California.
EPIC Insurance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm's Marketing, Communications and Design Team has received the 'Gold Award of Excellence and the 'Silver Award of Distinction' from the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program honoring communication professionals for creative excellence.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Members of the local media are invited to attend a hearing held by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles)...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David McNeil, a principal in the firm's Inland Empire division, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the California Association of Mutual Water Companies Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority (CAMWC-JPRIMA).

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), welcomes Kt Duong and Troy Ferguson, as Vice President, Business Relationship Managers to its seasoned team of bankers. Mr. Duong has been in banking and finance for 8 years, including Commercial Capital Partners, Commercewest Bank and Citigroup.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has announced continued expansion of their operations in the Sacramento Region with the additions of Victoria McKinney and Robin Neer. Both will be based in EPIC's Gold River office, under the leadership of Regional Director of Employee Benefits, Beth Barr.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision announced today that Willow Bend Mortgage, an independent mortgage lender serving the South Central United States, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). A long-standing community lender in its home state of Texas, Willow Bend began expanding its reverse mortgage program in 2015 and is currently licensed to operate in 12 states.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This Sunday, April 24, is the deadline to participate in an extraordinary buying event for some of the finest San Francisco Bay Area real estate. Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity.
DocMagic

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc. the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's annual 'Top 100 Mortgage Employers' list for 2016..

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Energi, a leading provider of risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, has recognized Mark Niebuhr of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants as a 2016 Energi Elite Producer. At Energi's third Elite Producer Conference in Miami, Florida, Energi acknowledged Niebuhr and 64 other leading producers for their outstanding performance and dedication to promoting energy insurance products and services.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Penny Miller has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting team. She will be based in San Francisco and report to David Wiesner, Regional Director Employee Benefits.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jeff Birdsell, CMB and vice president of professional services for ReverseVision, Inc., today was honored with Mortgage Banking magazine's Tech All-Star award. Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni and Mortgage Banking Editor-in-Chief Janet Hewitt presented Birdsell with the award during the MBA's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo 2016 in Los Angeles.
California Women in Business

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The "Connecting Women to Power Business Conference: Navigating Beyond Your Limits" brings together entrepreneurs and leaders from major corporations,...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Alan and Judie Sherin recently completed an intensive training program to become certified vacation specialists and owners of a Dream Vacations travel franchise in Los Angeles. As a result of being part of the nation's leading home-based travel agent franchise network, their travel agency TourTakers Dream Vacations, has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and exclusive, elite product and service offerings.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Sulphur World Symposium 2016 being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada on April 11 to April 13. Simpson is a member of EPIC's National Energy Construction Practice.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has launched RealView QB (Quality Bridge), the industry's only appraisal quality technology that allows users to authorize access and share information with third parties, including lenders, AMCs, appraisers and investors.
PAVASO

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pavaso, a leader in eClosing and Consumer Management technology solutions, announced it has recorded its 2,000th live transaction on the Digital Close platform. In addition, more than 6,500 user accounts have been created in the platform, spanning from mortgage lenders to title/settlement agents to REALTORS and consumers. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that its Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan will present at the Human Resource Executive Health and Benefits Leadership Conference at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, March 30 to April 1. McClellan will speak on 'Strategies for Creating Impactful Employee Communications' alongside Cari Graham of Guidance Software Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-op Insurance Services, a privately-held wholesale insurance specialist serving a group of leading retail insurance brokers, announced today that The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in wholesale insurance broker JenCap Holdings, LLC and the assets of Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, which will be re-named Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has announced that Craig Zielazny, the company's senior vice president of valuation analytics, has been named to the Board of Advisors for Springfield, Ohio-based Wittenberg University's new Master of Science in Analytics program. The Board of Advisors is charged with collaborating to create the department's curricula and courses, and could include guest lecturing. The inaugural semester for Wittenberg University's Master of Science in Analytics program begins in August 2016.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the addition of veteran construction broker Brian McDonnell as a managing principal, and the formation of the EPIC National Construction Specialty Group.

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Students at an Anaheim High School in California received a hands-on chance to learn the basics of business, community leadership, and the lost art of woodworking with local kitchen-and-bath remodeling company Mr Cabinet Care.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity to bid on six of the finest homes in Northern California. Each non-distressed property represents the best of the California lifestyle. Ms. Decker will be donating five percent of her fees to the successful bidders' charity of choice.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga. /California Newswire/ -- In the world of risk management, captive insurers are taking on a major role for companies of all sizes. As the number and types of captive insurers are expanding, so too have the types of risks that captive owners are funding through these alternative-risk financing structures, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the third time in a row, Ascende Wealth Advisers, Inc. (AWAI) has been named one of PLANADVISER'S Top 100 Adviser Teams in America. Nominated by several clients, vendors and peers, AWAI now qualifies for the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year award - a prestigious recognition the team almost brought home in 2014 when placing as a finalist just three years into AWAI's existence.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas released the following statement in response to the ongoing dispute between Univision and...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Banking magazine announced today in its March issue that Jeff Birdsell, CMB and Vice President of professional services for ReverseVision, Inc., is a 2016 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Tech All-Star. Birdsell is among just nine industry innovators who received the prestigious award, which celebrates leaders who have made outstanding long-term contributions to the field of mortgage technology.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Business leaders are too often faced with spiraling health costs that take a financial toll on their organization. However, these costs can be confronted through health and wellness programs that not only promote a healthier workplace, but also increase productivity. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced its Way2Wellness webinar on Health and Productivity Management (HPM) on March 15, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. PT.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of BetterWay Insurance Services. Premier Insurance Services, acquired by Protector Holdings in 2013, targets the growing Hispanic Community in California.
MOST FIT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 22 through April 3, 2016, the MostFit team will be in Orlando, Florida exhibiting and offering product demos, discounts and special offers at three of the largest fitness/recreational sports conferences in U.S.; the IHRSA International Trade Show and Convention, followed by the ACSM Summit, followed by the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Associations Annual Conference.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has been included on HousingWire's 2016 HW TECH100 list for the third year of the three year old awards program. Since hiring eLynx co-founder Phil Huff as CEO in 2012, Platinum Data been focused on consistent innovation.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Steve Hall has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When it came to selling real estate in Huntington Beach in 2015, nobody did it better than the Malakai Sparks Group. As the top team at Coldwell Banker in Huntington Beach, Calif., Malakai and his associates constantly set one record after another. Always setting new price records in the areas in which they sold, the Malakai Sparks Group knows what it takes to sell a property quickly and at the best possible price.

SAN FRANCISCO and CONCORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Trish Drew has joined the firm's Northern California Construction Practice.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Mark Niebuhr has been recognized as a 2016 Power Broker in the Manufacturing sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 40 creative painting artisans attended the New Decorative Wall Techniques for 2016 Class at Meoded Paint and Plaster at the showroom in Hollywood on February 18, 2016. Meoded Classes have been expanded this year because of the high demand for unique finishes from interior designers, home and business owners.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coverage Ink Films, producers of the animated horror thriller 'Malevolent' have launched an IndieGogo campaign. The goal is to reach $45K for finishing funds. The film stars Ray Wise, Morena Baccarin, Bill 'Choptop' Moseley and sci-fi legend William Shatner. 'Malevolent' combines horror and sci-fi into an original, time-twisting concoction.