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The Mortgage Collaborative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Eric Leventhal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Eric Leventhal has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting Practice. He will be based in San Francisco and report to John Connell, President, Employee Benefits of California.
Bank of Southern California NA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank located at 78080 Calle Estado #101, La Quinta, pending regulatory approval. The sale is anticipated to close on or about August 19, 2016.
Nick Tan

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Tan has joined the firm as Surety Manager. Tan will be based in EPIC's San Ramon Construction Services Practice, reporting to Regional Director, Property & Casualty, Brian Quinn.
USS POSSCO Industries

PITTSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a large, West Coast steel mill, has announced that it will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming onsite auction - and online auction conducted by IAAS Worldwide - on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT. Auction Inspection will be held the day prior, Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at 900 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, California.
Jake Perata

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jake Perata has joined the firm as an insurance broker/producer for the firm's Sacramento Calif.-based Golf Insurance Services Practice.
Chris Laukenmann

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Chris Laukenmann has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in California. Mr. Laukenmann's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, venture capital, general corporate, restructuring and regulatory compliance across industries.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel is one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's 2016 'Elite Women in Mortgage.'

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.