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San Francisco News - business, entertainment and technology news from San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco

City: San Francisco
San Francisco News - business, entertainment and technology news from San Francisco, California
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.
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

SF Mayor and City Administrator Appoints Carrie Bishop as City’s First Chief Digital Services Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Carrie Bishop to serve as San Francisco’s first Chief Digital Services Officer.
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.
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Announce Plan to Provide Access to City College for Calif. Residents

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and City College Acting Chancellor Susan Lamb announced this week that starting next school year City College will be accessible for all California residents living in San Francisco and taking courses for credit.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Signs Historic Legislation for Mixed-Income Development in Sunnydale

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee last week (Feb. 1) signed historic legislation to authorize the phased redevelopment of the Potrero Terrace and Annex and Sunnydale public housing sites, both part of the City’s HOPE SF neighborhood transformation initiative.
Bill Cosgrove of EPIC

Bill Cosgrove of EPIC to Lead Panel Discussion at 2017 Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Cosgrove, Managing Principal & Practice Leader, EPIC Financial Risk Solutions, will moderate a panel on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) exposures at Advisen's Cyber Risk Insights Conference on Wed., Feb. 15 in San Francisco.
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.
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.
Jeremy and The Crow Nation

Animal rights advocates applaud new book, ‘Jeremy and the Crow Nation’ by Tatiana Strelkoff

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Rebecca House Publishing and To Love Children Educational Foundation International Inc., a 501(c)(3), announces the release of "Jeremy and the Crow Nation" (ISBN 978-0945522058) by Tatiana Strelkoff. "Jeremy" is the second book in "The Changer Trilogy."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Picas - Free Photo Editor

Free iOS and Android Photo Editor PICAS is Trending on Instagram after Google Play Store Editors’ Choice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Picas, the free photo editor, is trending now on a famous photo sharing platform Instagram after it featured on Play Store as Google editors' choice. With machine learning algorithms using artificial intelligence in combination with neural networks, Picas can help you turn a regular photo into famous fine art paintings with different styles and effects. Picas is available both for Android and iOS users.
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.
Best Free Photo Editing App:

Best Free Photo Editing App: Picas Offers Most Remarkable Photo Editing Effects

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Picas Inc. recently updated its flagship product Picas to 1.0.3 for iOS and 1.0.4 for Android OS. This free photo editor app can turn your photos into artworks with more than 50 filter effects, and each week Picas adds 1-3 new art filters. Due to its good performance, Play Store featured this photo editing app from Sep. 30 as editors' choice, which brought more than 300,000 downloads and 4.5 average ratings just in a week.
Move for Hunger Teams with Crunch Fitness

Move for Hunger Teams with Crunch Fitness locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles for Holiday Food Drive

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Crunch Fitness is partnering with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, to host a mega Thanksgiving food drive from November 1-18, 2016 at locations across the country. Nearly 50 million people, including 1 in 5 children, in the United States face hunger.
PICAS App

Make Fun, Perfect Photo Artwork with PICAS App for Android and iOS

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Picas, a new free photo artwork application from Picas Inc. has recently been released for both Android and iOS. With machine learning algorithms using artificial intelligence in combination with neural networks, Picas can help you turn a regular photo into famous fine art paintings with different styles and effects.
Michael Nischan

Michael Nischan of EPIC to Speak at Seventh Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President of Transportation & Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan will speak at the Seventh Annual CMV Litigation Seminar on Thursday, October 27 at Villa Christina in Atlanta, Georgia.

Calif. Senator Mark Leno to Lead Celebration on 50th Anniversary of Medi-Cal In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) will lead the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Medi-Cal by...
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers Launches Cyber Risk Insurance Platform for SMBs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the launch of a proprietary Cyber Risk and Insurance Platform, tailored to the unique needs of small and mid-sized businesses who are increasingly the most desirable targets of Cyber-attacks.
2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum

2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum welcomes Key Startups and Industry Figures in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Several promising neurotechnology firms and key industry figures will present at the 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum. The 16th annual event will take place October 24-25 in San Francisco, presented by Neurotech Reports. Keynote speaker at this year's event on October 24 will be Doug Weber, who serves as program manager for DARPA's Biological Technologies Office.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto receives James Hansen Courage Award for Work on CPUC Reform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was presented with the James Hansen Courage Award on Thursday from Environmental...
Voice Talent Industry Roadshow

Voice Talent Industry Roadshow, LevelUp, Coming to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The largest voice-over marketplace in the world, Voices.com, has announced the launch of an industry roadshow, set to take place across the United States this upcoming Spring 2017. The event is LevelUp - a fast, 1-day information sharing event that will bring voice actors, coaches, and clients together like never before for a fast-paced day of workshops and networking.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance to Co-Host Employment Law Seminar on Protecting Your Business in 2017, in Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President Pete Smith and Benefits Strategy consultant Suzannah Gill will present at "Protect Your Business in 2017," an employment law seminar that EPIC is both sponsoring and co-hosting. The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The 1818 Club in Duluth, Georgia.
Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk

Join Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk for an Important Event ‘Is Your Health For Sale?’ in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Join Brandy Vaughan, former Merck pharmaceutical rep and founder of Learn The Risk, a campaign of the Council for Vaccine Safety, for a FREE talk on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. in San Francisco - "Is Your Health For $ale?" - as she exposes the dark side of today's 'health'care system and explains how we can stay healthy in a system that wants to keep us sick.
Wine Tourism on the Go: Kazzit

Wine Tourism on the Go: Kazzit Announces Redesigned Web Portal and New Mobile App

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kazzit, the wine industry's most all-inclusive online community, today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.kazzit.com. Still 100 percent free to consumers, key features of the site include a sleeker, more attractive design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation, and a new mobile app.
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.
Avoid iPhone 7 Upgrade Doom!

Avoid iPhone 7 Upgrade Doom! Troubleshoot iOS 10 Data Loss and Other Problems, with iMobie’s Tutorial

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Although many users believe their Apple iPhones are 100 percent safe for iOS 10 update, thousands of iOS data disasters occur everyday and countless vital data are missing forever. To minimize the risk and cost of such miseries, iMobie content team prepared a full range of iPhone Data Recovery solutions (covering up to 12 categories of iOS data) for smoothing the way of iOS 10 / iPhone 7 Upgrade.
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.
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.
California Tuberculosis Controllers Association

Calif. Public Health Dept.’s prepare for increase in TB testing, treatment with new screening guidelines from USPSTF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.
EPIC Consultants Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt

Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt of EPIC Insurance Honored as Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year

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) has named Director of Retirement Rob Massa the "Retirement Advisor of the Year" and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt the "Wellness Advisor of the Year" in the publication's 2016 Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year Awards.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Recognized in the 35th Annual INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inc. magazine recently ranked EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, NO. 2288 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. To earn this recognition, EPIC posted a solid 158 percent increase in annual revenue between 2012 and 2015.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Vincent G. Caracciolo as Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vincent G. Caracciolo has joined the firm as National Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy.
Jim Williford

EPIC Insurance adds Jim Williford to National Energy Construction Practice

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 Jim Williford has joined the firm's National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.
Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup

Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup in S.F. features Workshops, Local Food and Live Music

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup - a shopping experience featuring over 30 of our Alumni and some of the most diverse and talented makers on September 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Yard at Mission Rock.
Empty Box of Wine

‘Empty Box of Wine’ Selected for San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film "Empty Box of Wine" has been selected for the upcoming San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, "Empty Box of Wine."
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers now one of the 15 largest Employee Benefits Broker-Consultants in U.S., says miEdge

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.
The Friendship Game

The Friendship Game: Geek Club Books Releases Webisode for Inclusive Classroom on Autism

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, "The Friendship Game" to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).
Mark Millard

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Mark Millard to Risk Solutions Practice in Connecticut

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.
EPIC’s Mark Niebuhr

EPIC’s Mark Niebuhr and Bill Cosgrove to Present at Globalaw’s European Regional Meeting

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 and Practice Leader for the Financial Risk Solutions Practice Bill Cosgrove and Senior Vice President Mark Niebuhr will present at Globalaw ERM Amsterdam on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sofitel Legend the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam.
Dana Liedel, Suzanne McGarey and Lydia Rivera

Three of EPIC Insurance's Consultants Recognized in 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

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.
Eric Leventhal

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Employee Benefits Consultant Eric Leventhal in San Francisco

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.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown to Host Inaugural Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to further mobilize states, provinces and cities in the fight against climate change, Governor Edmund G. Brown...

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