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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center acquires Jenkins Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1, 2014. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

California Association of Nonprofits to Release 2014 Report: 'Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector'

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California nonprofits generate $260 billion in total economic activity every year, producing more jobs than the real estate,...

San Francisco contemporary artist John Waguespack launches Kickstarter campaign for his Salvador's Garden upcycled home goods line

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco artist John Waguespack today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his latest inspiration, Salvador's Garden upcycled home goods line. The product line includes pillows and blankets - all made from an amazing textile of 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. The beautiful snow-white fabrics reminded John of a portrait of Dali he painted, which ultimately presented the perfect medium on which to share this new series.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center names Chris Duncan as Chief Growth Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Chris Duncan has joined the firm's executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers and acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.
Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Study on Calif. Nurse Practitioners Under the Affordable Care Act – More than $1.8 Billion in Savings Possible

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With more than 3.3 million more Californians now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act and Medi-Cal, granting...

California Inventor Patents New Way to Support Windmill Blades and Triple Amount of Energy Extracted from the Wind

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. inventor Kamen George Kamenov today announced that he has patented a new way to support windmill blades and to triple the amount of energy extracted from the wind. U.S. Patent #8629570 has been assigned to these wind turbine blades with reinforcing, supporting and stabilizing components and enlarged swept area.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Senior Consultant Cheryl Doege in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Cheryl Doege as a senior consultant to their national employee benefits consulting practice. Doege brings 23 years of experience in human resources and benefits consulting to EPIC with specialties in benefit program design and funding strategies.

Treadstone 71 and SYNCSTATE announce partnership for Cyber Intelligence Methods and Structured Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 LLC today announced its partnership with SYNCSTATE, Inc. The partnership utilizes the cyber intelligence methods, and structured analytic techniques of Treadstone 71 in supporting the newly announced SYNCSTATE Cyber Threat Targeting Center. The partnership combines the collection, organization and analysis expertise of Treadstone 71 with the operational execution and in depth technical prowess of SYNCSTATE.

EPIC welcomes Financial 'Power Broker' Jim Loughlin as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions in N.Y.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that James R. Loughlin has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions.

Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco to host joint exhibit 'Hard Candy' by John Waguespack and Katja Tapia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco is pleased to bring you its first two-person show for 2014. As a gallery committed to showing the work of local talents, we are very excited to be showing prolific San Francisco artist John Waguespack and introduce rising star Katja Tapia, both new to the Ian Ross Gallery.
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

SF Mayor Lee Outlines Bold 2014 Agenda in State of San Francisco Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2014 "State of the City Address" at the construction...

Food Philippines makes its way to 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show with finest organic and specialty foods and beverages

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center expands to Southeast with acquisition of The McCart Group of Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired The McCart Group of Atlanta, Ga. Founded in 1971 as Joe McCart Insurance Agency, Inc., The McCart Group is now one of the largest insurance and risk management firms in Georgia.

CandyLipz LLC Xtreme Lip-Shaper System Wins GOOD DESIGN Award from Chicago Athenaeum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CandyLipz LLC today announced that it is the recipient of the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies GOOD DESIGN award. Since the product launch, the Xtreme Lip-Shaper System has received many positive reviews, and now its design is getting noticed too.

New Children's Book 'Surprising Silhouettes 2' Visualizes How People View the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Connie Tamaddon, author of 'Surprising Silhouettes' (ISBN: 978-0977801831) today announced release of 'Surprising Silhouettes 2' for Apple iPad. Tamaddon, a respected photographer, has a repeat performance with her unique use of light properties and shadows to create a clever read-out-loud guessing game that illustrates that not everything is as it first seems.
Lee and Mewawalla Nov 2013

First San Francisco Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Program in Collaboration with The White House Announces Finalists for 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inspired by President Obama's call, "We've got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges,"...

The Carlyle Group to acquire a controlling equity stake in Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a leading retail insurance broker headquartered in California, announced today that funds managed by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group ( NASDAQ:CG ) have agreed to acquire a controlling equity stake in the company. Carlyle's investment will enable EPIC to continue to execute its organic growth strategy and support strategic acquisitions of complementary insurance distribution platforms throughout the U.S.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces New Initiative to Help Veterans Reenter Calif. Workforce

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Lee announced a new initiative called the Veterans Access Point for Workforce Development,...
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Appoints Barbara Carlson as Director of the Office of Early Care and Education

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this week appointed Barbara Coccodrilli Carlson as the first new Director of the...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Launches Nation’s First Living Innovation Zone

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, as part of Innovation Month, officially opened the nation’s first...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Oregon, Washington, British Columbia Leaders to Combat Climate Change

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building on international agreements with China and Quebec to combat climate change, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....
Anniversary of Legalized Abortion

Coalition Launches Innovative Crowdfunding Plan to Help Educate Californians on Reproductive Rights and Health Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A coalition of reproductive rights organizations and Storefront Political Media are working together to produce a new short film on the history of reproductive health services in California. The project will be partly financed through an innovating crowd-funding campaign.

Artist John Waguespack's 'Uplifting' to Represent San Francisco at Art Basel, Miami 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Artist John Waguespack is the San Francisco winner of the 4th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for 'Uplifting,' a portrait of Kate Moss, one of the most influential models of our time. John was a Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series representative for San Francisco in 2012, this is his second year representing San Francisco at Art Basel, Miami 2013.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Ed Lee, SFUSD & Salesforce.com Foundation Launch Public-Private Middle School Leadership Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Mayor Ed Lee joined San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Richard Carranza and Marc Benioff,...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Ed Lee Launches New Microloan Pilot Program for San Francisco to Invest In Neighborhood Commercial Districts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Ed Lee announced the launch of the StepAheadSF Microloan Pilot Program, a new...
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy Releases First Ever Salmon Snapshots, showing California’s Coastal Salmon Overview

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, for the first time ever, an analysis of the state of California Coastal salmon and restoration...

Neurotech Leaders Forum 2013 in S.F. Highlights Emerging Medical Technology Firms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Reports announced today that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco October 14-15. Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Breaks Ground on New Ocean Avenue Housing Project for Low Income Families and Transitional-Age Youth

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee with District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Mercy...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Filming of New HBO Series 'Looking' in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and HBO announced the signing of a lease for stage and...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Attorney General Harris Launch JusticeMobile Initiative and SFPD Mobile App

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier this month, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Attorney General Kamala Harris launched the JusticeMobile mobile application. On Sept. 9 they jointly announced that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is the first police department in the State of California to launch JusticeMobile law enforcement data initiative on a smartphone.

Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition recognizes VLP Law Group for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that it has received an Award for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity from the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition. VLP was honored at the September 9, 2013 awards ceremony in San Francisco for promoting a mother-friendly workplace.

Childcare is Focus of UCSF Postdoc Union Panel at the University of California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In response to an overwhelming need to improve childcare access and affordability at the University of California, United Auto Workers Local 5810, which represents more than 6,000 postdoctoral scholars at UC, is hosting a panel on childcare resources, low-income childcare funding, work/life balance and statewide initiatives for childcare funding on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance adds Josh Ream as VP Property Broker in Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WTCI (Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC) today announced that property brokerage veteran Josh Ream has joined the firm as Vice President/Property Broker in Atlanta, Georgia.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center acquires SafeHarbor Risk Management, expands to the East Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a rapidly growing retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has acquired SafeHarbor Risk Management. The firm has locations in New York and Boston, Mass.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee and Supervisor Farrell Launch Home Loan Assistance Program for First Responders

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell today launched the down payment home loan assistance program...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco's Third Annual Ping Pong Tournament

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this past week announced the Third Annual Ping Pong Tournament and Festival coming...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Appoints Allen Nanceto Lead San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his appointment of Allen A. Nance as San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Launches San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Board President David Chiu and local community partners announced a new...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco to Host 2015 US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that San Francisco awarded as the host of the U.S....

LumeVi introduces the LumeVi brand table lamp which boasts a 75 year lifetime

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Until the advent of CFLs and now LEDs, lighting your room was simple. Just screw in a bulb and when it burned out screw a new one in. It would have been nice if the incandescent bulb had had a longer service life then they did, but hey they were cheap and simple. Now, especially with the disappointing performance of CFLs, there's good reason to feel intimidated by the purchase of an LED light bulb, says LumeVi Lighting.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee and New York City Mayor Bloomberg to Co-Host Second Annual Bloomberg Technology Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that they will...

Understanding Healthcare Reform: EPIC Insurance's second video in healthcare series offers concise overview of Affordable Care Act

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today their release of the second in a series of Healthcare Engagement Videos, 'Understanding Healthcare Reform.' The video provides a clear overview of the Affordable Care Act, simplifying its many elements into a straightforward, easily understood review.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Dowling Capital Partners and Premier Insurance Team to Change Hispanic Insurance Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today a partnership with Dowling Capital Partners (DCP) and Premier Insurance Services, focusing on the personal insurance needs of the Hispanic market in the West and Southwest regions of the United States.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Spotify Becomes Eleventh Tech Company to Move to the Central Market Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that four new businesses have signed leases in the Central Market...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces New QB3 Biotech Incubator in Central San Francisco Waterfront

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) announced that QB3...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan announced by SF Mayor Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a $4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport...

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes 'Power Broker' Kathleen Felderman and expands with new Denver Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that brokers Kathleen Felderman and Jonathan Griffiths have joined the firm. Felderman, who has received national recognition as a Real Estate industry Power Broker in 2008, 2010, and 2011 joins EPIC as national real estate practice leader and managing principal.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4 Percent in April 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 5.4...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Plans for New Apple Retail Store in Union Square

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced plans for a new Apple...

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services announces enhanced Catastrophe Risk Modeling and Consulting Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WTCI (Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC) today announced that it has enhanced its Catastrophe Risk Modeling and Consulting Services. WTCI has added Risk Management Solutions catastrophe modeling software to the foundation of its risk modeling services and solutions. In addition, Bruce Norris, a WTCI director, recently enhanced his personal consulting capabilities by earning the Certified Catastrophe Modeler (CCM) designation from the AIR Institute.

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