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    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.
    Corporate Partner Geoffrey Perusse

    Corporate Partner Geoffrey Perusse joins VLP Law Group Team

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Perusse has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Perusse will chair the firm's Private Funds and Investment Management Group.
    Brad Rukstales of Cogensia

    Cogensia Named to CIOReview 2016 ’20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers’

    FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cogensia, LLC, the premier provider of breakthrough data-driven marketing strategies and solutions, has earned a spot in the 2016 edition of CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Cogensia is a privately owned Marketing and Advertising company founded in 2002.
    MostFit

    MostFit and Power Systems partner in Exclusive Product Distribution Arrangement

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MostFit has joined forces with leading fitness product provider, Power Systems, in an exclusive distribution arrangement. Starting December 1, 2016 sales of all MostFit products will run through Power Systems.
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Named an Elite Agency for Second Year in a Row by Insurance Business America

    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 a 2016 Elite Agency for the second year in a row by Insurance Business America, a publication that reports on the latest achievements in insurance and also provides the latest in business best practices in a continually evolving industry.
    Chuck Simpson of EPIC

    EPIC Insurance Brokers’ Chuck Simpson to Speak at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will speak at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on Wednesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.
    David Kittle

    David G. Kittle, CMB, appointed President at The Mortgage Collaborative

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the appointment of David G. Kittle, CMB as its President said John M. Robbins, CMB, the corporation's Chairman.
    Ms. Luz Gonzalez

    Bank of Southern California, N.A. adds Luz Gonzalez as Branch Sales Manager in Rancho Mirage

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that Luz Gonzalez has joined the Company as Branch Sales Manager of its Rancho Mirage branch. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez served the Coachella Valley community as a Deputy Sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, following a successful eleven-year career at El Paseo Bank.
    Adrienne Bankert

    Community Leaders Honored at 15th Annual Excellence in Education and Leadership Awards Luncheon in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 19, 2016, to recognize winners of the "Excellence in Education and Leadership in Business" Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).
    ReverseVision

    Utah’s Box Home Loans Selects ReverseVision Exchange to Support New Reverse Mortgage Unit

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Utah-based Box Home Loans (Box) has selected ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS) to support its new reverse mortgage origination business.
    Mortgage Capital Trading

    Mortgage Capital Trading’s Enhancements to Industry-Leading Services Extends its Market Share

    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 it has added a number of new features to its best execution service offering. The enhancements outpace existing competitor offerings and position MCT to capture additional business among lenders.
    Rick Haycock

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Broker-Producer Rick Haycock in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Rick Haycock has joined the firm as a property & casualty insurance broker/producer.
    The Gold Thinker

    Andy Warhol Original Painting ‘The Gold Thinker’ to Be Auctioned for Charity

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "The Gold Thinker," an Andy Warhol original painting, a Gold Marilyn comparable masterpiece, to be auctioned online with eBay for Charity November 7 - 17, 2016, Michael P. Wilson, the painting's owner, announced today. eBay For Charity will host the auction.
    Melissa Krasnow joins VLP Law Group

    Melissa Krasnow joins VLP Law Group LLP as Partner in Privacy and Technology Transactions Practice Groups

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Krasnow has joined the firm as a Partner in the Privacy & Data Security, Technology Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups. As the first Minnesota attorney to join VLP, she will be based in Minneapolis and will continue her practice in these areas.
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 12 New Lender Members for Q4/2016

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage lending cooperative, recently added twelve new lenders to their national network of originating members, proclaimed The Collaborative's EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.
    Investor Glenn Stearns

    Lender Price Investor Glenn Stearns Appearing at 2016 MBA Convention in Boston

    PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing and eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its investor Glenn Stearns will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23 - 26.
    Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson of MCT named to Inaugural HousingWire Insiders Award List

    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, announced that its chief administrative officer, Chris Anderson, has been named to HousingWire's inaugural Insider Awards list. The new list is designed to honor unsung heroes who are the cornerstone of every great company, whether in lending, servicing, investing or real estate.
    DocMagic

    MReport Names Melanie Feliciano of DocMagic to 2016 ‘Leading Ladies’ List in Mortgage and Housing

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that its chief legal officer, Melanie Feliciano, Esq., has earned a spot on the MReport's 2016 "Leading Ladies" in Mortgage and Housing list for the second year.
    Gerrad Newton

    EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Gerrad Newton to CNCDA Auto Dealer Specialty Program

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gerrad Newton has joined the firm as a producer within their CNCDA Auto Dealer Specialty Program team.
    No Lift Pallet Mover

    EPS Inc. rolls-out the No Lift Pallet Mover for Warehouse Operations

    NEWARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Engineered Process Solutions, Inc. (EPS) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique risk mitigation tool - the No Lift Pallet Mover. Designed and patented by the CEO of EPS, Mr. Eugene Swinehart, the No Lift Pallet Mover allows any manufacturing or distribution center worker to safely move an empty pallet.
    Lender Price

    Lender Price Launches Real-Time, Competitive Analytics and Pricing Platform at 2016 MBA Convention Boston

    PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced its upcoming launch at the 2016 MBA Annual Convention in Boston, October 23 - 26.
    California vs. Big Plastic

    Gov. Brown, Calif. Legislative Leaders, Business, Environmental Groups Mark 2-Year Anniversary of Plastic Bag Ban Law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and legislative leaders today joined more than 400 business, environmental, and local citizen groups in celebrating the two-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 270, announced CA vs. Big Plastic. SB270, the state’s plastic bag ban, urging voters to support Proposition 67, the referendum on the law that will appear on the November ballot.
    UTELOGY Corporation

    Ready for Internet of Everything, Utelogy Corp Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation announced that it has joined the Cisco(R) Solution Partner Program as a Solution Partner. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Utelogy is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.
    DocMagic

    Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS) Implements DocMagic’s Total eClose Mortgage Solution

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS), a title and settlement services company, has successfully implemented DocMagic's Total eClose(TM) solution. As a result, CSS can offer a completely new customer experience, gain a competitive advantage, and remain 100 percent TRID compliant at all times.
    Bank of Southern California NA

    Bank of Southern California, N.A. Announces $7M Capital Offering with Castle Creek Capital

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that it has signed a stock purchase agreement for a private placement of $7 million of the Bank's common stock with Castle Creek Capital, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The transaction is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals and other standard closing conditions.
    Mortgage Capital Trading

    Mortgage Capital Trading makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Sixth Year in a Row

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that the company has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth straight year. MCT had a three-year growth rate of 62 percent and annual revenue of $11.4 million for 2015.
    Rob Massa of EPIC

    EPIC Insurance’s Massa, Gill and Hughes to Present at 35th Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Retirement Rob Massa, Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill and Principal Rosemary Manning Hughes will present at the 35th Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium at the Hilton Baltimore.
    ReverseVision

    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.

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