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Marion Gatley Institute

In California, Marion Gatley Institute Opens Its Doors to all Who Want to Learn a New Language

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven't been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations.
Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber

EPIC Brokers’ Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber Honored as 2017 ‘Power Brokers’ by Risk & Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Brian Tanner, Senior Vice President Mary Grandy and Senior Vice President Tony Lorber have been recognized as 2017 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Labs Achieves SOC 2 Information Security Certification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA's) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) certification after completing an independent audit process with a third-party certified public accounting (CPA) firm.
Larry Brody of CEI

Utelogy Corp. and Communications Engineering Inc. Partner for Audio Visual Management and Analytics

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic solution partnership agreement with Communications Engineering Inc., (CEI), a premier full service consulting, design and implementation company providing turnkey broadcast, audio visual and media IT system integration services.
Cannabis Business Expo

California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at San Diego Cannabis Business Expo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third Annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 - 8, 2017 in San Diego, California.
Utelogy Corp SDAV Solution

Utelogy Corp SDAV Solution is Recipient of AVTechnology ‘Best of Show’ Status

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy 2.0, the latest release from Utelogy Corporation, was selected as an AVTechnology "Best of Show" status at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 convention in Amsterdam this past week. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined audiovisual (SDAV) technology.
Jeff Birdsell

Jeff Birdsell of ReverseVision Named to MPA Hot 100 for Advancing Reverse Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Vice President of Professional Services Jeff Birdsell, CMB, has been selected as one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's 2017 Hot 100. Birdsell was recognized for his significant contributions to the reverse mortgage industry over a career that has spanned 25 years.
Art for Horses

Craftswoman Lynn Hollywood offers ‘Art for Horses’ at The Wildflower Ranch

PEARBLOSSOM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the scenic hills of Pearblossom, lives a craftswoman named Lynn Hollywood who makes art for horses by creating beautiful, 100-percent Mohair cinches and breast collars at her grassroots company, The Wildflower Ranch(TM).
Wholesale Trading Insurance Services

Chris Kiley Joins Wholesale Trading Insurance Services (WTIS) in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran Chris Kiley has joined the firm as Managing Director/Property Broker. WTIS is a privately-held wholesale insurance broker created and managed by industry veterans whose goal is to better align the business interests of the retail broker, the wholesaler and insurance carriers.
Japanese Food Supporter

Japanese Food Supporter Event Comes to San Francisco with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In San Francisco on February 27, 2017 the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan will hold briefing sessions and exchange meetings aimed at promoting understanding of this system and expanding the number of supporter store certifications for restaurants and retail stores, Japan Products Promotions announced today.
MostFit

2017 IHRSA Conference: MostFit and Power Systems to Feature Core Hammer and SYN Ring Demonstrations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 9 and 10, 2017, MostFit will join more than 350 fitness equipment and technology exhibitors from around the world to network and meet with thousands of health club operators at the IHRSA Annual International Trade Show and Convention in Los Angeles.
AVNation Names Utelogy Corp. an Award Winner

AVNation Names Utelogy Corp. an Award Winner at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in Amsterdam

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy has been selected as an AVNation 2016 award winner. Utelogy was nominated in three of the four product categories and was voted winner of the unique "Saved My Bacon" award. The awards were announced at the AV industry's largest conference Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in Amsterdam this week.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Partners with Stewart Information Services Corp. to Enhance Title Agent Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has completed an integration with Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), a leading provider of title insurance. Through the integration with Stewart Access, title agents will be able to obtain Stewart rate information, create title policy jackets and issue Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) directly within Qualia.
EPIC Insurance adds Doug Bull

EPIC Insurance adds Doug Bull to Construction & Design Solutions Practice in San Francisco

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 Doug Bull has joined the firm's Construction and Design Solutions team in San Francisco as a vice president.
5 Bars

City of Twentynine Palms to Develop Wireless Master Plan with Wi-Fi Leader 5 BARS®

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless master plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Master Plan for the City of Twentynine Palms.
Tony DiVita

Bank of Southern California, NA Promotes Tony DiVita to Executive VP, Chief Banking Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:BCAL / OTC Pink: BCAL) announced that Tony DiVita has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. In his expanded role, he will continue to oversee new business origination and customer retention efforts, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Group, and bank marketing.
EPIC INSURANCE

EPIC Strengthens California Benefits Team, Acquires Benefit Compass Insurance Services LLC

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Benefit Compass Insurance Services, LLC, a specialist in employee benefits brokerage and consulting services.
Bill Bergstrom

EPIC Golf Insurance Services Adds Bill Bergstrom as VP and Program Leader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Bergstrom has joined the firm to lead the operations and growth initiatives of its Golf Insurance Services Program, which has provided insurance and risk management solutions to golf courses and country clubs since 1985.
DocMagic

DocMagic CEO Dominic Iannitti Named to 2016 Vanguard Award List for Major Housing Industry Contributions

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that president and CEO, Dominic Iannitti, was honored by HousingWire with its 2016 Vanguard Award, which recognizes top mortgage executives for professional accomplishments and for their positive impact on the industry at-large.
Thomas Realty Pros

New ‘Real Estate and Paint’ Networking Site for California Homeowners, Agents and Contractors

DANVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It was out of necessity that Tom Gore from Thomas Realty Pros learned to market his real estate business. His new website reflects that experience. Tom helps consumers find the best real estate agents with his newly created Real Estate and Paint networking platform. It started with Tom getting his real estate license right before the crash of 2008. That fact necessitated originality when it came to marketing his business.
COO Phil Rasori

Mortgage Capital Trading COO Phil Rasori to Speak at 2017 Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference (IMBC) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that its COO, Philip Rasori, will speak on a panel session on the subject of investor base optimization.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Labs Adds Industry-First Custom Reporting to Title Settlement System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced the release of its advanced reporting module. The reporting feature equips title and closing professionals with an easy-to-use and customizable tool to analyze revenue sources, business relationships and operational efficiency.
Edtech Pro Joey D’Angelo

Edutech Pro Joey D’Angelo named V.P. of Engineering at Utelogy Corporation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio/visual control, management, and analytics software, announces Joey D'Angelo joins the company as Vice President of Engineering. D'Angelo will help drive Utelogy's growth velocity and product feature sets as the company continues on its mission to deliver true, non-proprietary Software-Defined AV solutions that can be virtualized or leveraged on any common data center and network infrastructure.
MCT and OpenClose

MCT and OpenClose Complete New Integration to Optimize Lender Loan Hedge Positions

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference - OpenClose(R) an enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) provider, and Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, jointly announced they developed an integration that eliminates manual intervention and streamlines the delivery of loan data to maximize hedging for lenders.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance welcomes Senior Business Leader and Consultant Duane Dennis to Los Angeles Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Duane Dennis has joined the firm as a senior consultant and principal in the firm's Southern California Employee Benefits Consulting Practice.
Monnie McGaffigan

Monnie McGaffigan named President at 5 BARS in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R) announced today the appointment of Monnie McGaffigan as president of the wireless solutions firm. 5 Bars is a premier provider of master wireless plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States.
EPIC INSURANCE

EPIC Now Ranked 26 Among World’s Largest Commercial Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #26 among the world's top insurance brokers in Finaccord's "Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World's Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers."
Kelly Kelleher of ReverseVision

Kelly Kelleher of ReverseVision Named Director of Corporate Marketing and Events

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the promotion of Kelly Kelleher to the role of director of corporate marketing and events. In her new role, Kelleher will refine ReverseVision's brand identity to ensure it resonates with an evolving reverse mortgage marketplace.
Mortgage Capital Trading

National Mortgage Professional Names MCT’s Chris Anderson to its 2016 Top 40 Under 40 List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its chief administrative officer, Chris Anderson, has been honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine's 2016 on its "Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 List."
Rosemary Hughes

EPIC Insurance’s Rosemary Manning Hughes to Present at ISCEBS 2017 in New York

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that senior consultant and principal Rosemary Manning Hughes will present at the 2017 Health & Welfare Compliance Update put on by the New York Metro Area Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8:45 a.m. at BDO, 100 Park Ave., 11th Floor in New York, N.Y.
ReverseVision at San Diego Food Bank

ReverseVision Distributes Food to the Hungry with Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has teamed up with the San Diego Food Bank to help local residents in need. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County.
Bill Cosgrove of EPIC

Cap-Intro West Conference: EPIC Insurance’s Bill Cosgrove to Speak

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its Managing Principal & Practice Leader - Financial Risk Solutions, Bill Cosgrove will speak at the Cap-Intro West Conference on January 19 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, Calif. in the Main Hall - Pacific Level.
Wine Tourism on the Go: Kazzit

Wine Lovers Online Portal Kazzit Inc. Tallies its Highest Quarterly Usership Growth to Date

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kazzit Inc., the wine industry's most all-inclusive online community, has announced a bullish end of the year in terms of company growth. The fourth quarter of 2016 showed a 30 percent increase in unique visitors over Q3, and a 400 percent increase over the previous year. These results were fueled by a recently refreshed design, enhanced content and search capabilities, the launch of the Kazzit mobile app, and international expansion into 17 new countries.
5 BARS

Greg Steininger joins 5 BARS as National VP of 5 Bars Communities

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Greg Steininger as National Vice President, Communities. 5 Bars is a premier provider of wireless master plans and asset marketing for cities, counties and large-scale venues.
attorney Crystal N. Riggins

Hoge Fenton attorney Crystal N. Riggins has been elevated to shareholder, effective Jan. 1, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Crystal Riggins, based in Hoge Fenton's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Ethics & Professional Liability practice groups. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm.
ReverseVision

Banking Expert Rob Chrisman to Address Special Session at ReverseVision 2017 UserCon

SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that mortgage industry expert Rob Chrisman will address attendees of RV UserCon 2017 as a special session speaker on February 9 in San Diego.
Bank of Southern California, N.A.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Completes $7M Capital Offering and Announces New Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has completed a capital raise of $7 million through a stock purchase agreement of the Bank's common stock with Castle Creek Capital, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Mortgage Capital Trading

Mortgage Capital Trading President Curtis Richins earns a 2016 Vanguard Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its president, Curtis Richins, has been designated to HousingWire's Vanguard Award list for 2016. Now in its second year, the program recognizes executives that have made a positive impact at their companies and for the entire mortgage industry.

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases Aggressive 2016 Growth Data with $150B in Origination Volume

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry's premier mortgage cooperative, today released year-end data on its 2016 growth. "Adding 50 new lender members and 20 new Preferred Partners in 2016 met the aggressive goals established by our Board, and grew our aggregate origination volume to over $150 billion," said David G. Kittle, CMB, the Collaborative's President.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers Again Recognized as a Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been recognized by their team members nationally as one of the "Best Places to Work in Insurance" in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and co-sponsor Best Companies Group. This is the 7th time that EPIC has received this significant and meaningful award.
Rod Gummerman

Utelogy Corporation Hires Rod Gummerman as Senior Developer for SDAV Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, brings Rod Gummerman on board as Senior Developer in the company's most recent hire.
ReverseVision

NRMLA Adds ReverseVision CEO John Button 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 its president and CEO, John Button, has joined the board of directors for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).
UTELOGY Corporation

Utelogy Corporation and ProVideo Solutions Announce Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic partnership with Texas-based ProVideo Solutions.
Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky has opened rateOne Home Loans

rateOne Home Loans Opens Branch Office in San Clemente, Calif.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Finance of America Mortgage, a national, full service mortgage banker, is pleased to announce that Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky has opened rateOne Home Loans, a division of Finance of America Mortgage in San Clemente, Calif. Orange County native, Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky, will serve as Branch Manager and will focus on developing new retail branches by assembling a team of talented mortgage advisors and processors.
Protector Holdings - Premier Insurance

Big Savings Insurance Agency acquired by Protector Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Big Savings Insurance Services, the firm's largest acquisition to date. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Big Savings specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers; writing auto insurance from 14 California locations including Sacramento, Yuba City, Lodi, Stockton, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, Fresno, San Leandro, San Jose and Salinas.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision President and CEO John Button named a 2016 Vanguard Award Winner

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its President and CEO John Button has been selected as a 2016 Vanguard Award(TM) winner by HousingWire magazine. Button was recognized for his excellence as a business leader as well as his overall contributions to the reverse mortgage industry and U.S. housing economy.
Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt

EPIC Brokers’ Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Named 2016 ‘Top Benefit Advising Innovators’

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) named Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt as "Top Benefit Advising Innovators."
JRL GOLF Junior Academy

EPIC Golf Insurance Services Named ‘Insurance Provider of the Year’ Second Year in a Row

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named the 2016 "Excellence in Achievement" award winner for the second year in a row by BoardRoom Magazine as the "Insurance Provider of the Year."
DocMagic

DocMagic Total eClose Enables Industry’s First Completely Paperless Digital Closing – Start to Finish

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has successfully completed the mortgage industry's first comprehensive eClosing in Massachusetts, which included both lender and closing/settlement agent documentation, for radius financial group, inc.
UTELOGY Corporation

Utelogy Corporation Continues Building Tech Team with New Hire to Augment Support and Integration

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, continues to hire as a result of growth and a desire to build a strong team of developers and technical experts.

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