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California Association of Nonprofits names Jennifer Fearing as New Public Policy Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jennifer Fearing, who has successfully led state policy efforts for The Humane Society of the United States, the...

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long in Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long have joined the firm as principals in Birmingham, Ala.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds Karman Chan as new CFO

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Karman Chan has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in San Francisco. EPIC's current CFO, Michael Gonthier, will transition to a new EPIC position as Chief Administrative Officer.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants welcomes Sharon Rusconi as VP and Regional Surety Executive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that surety executive Sharon Rusconi and her team have joined the firm in Sacramento, Calif. Rusconi's book of business and other assets were purchased by EPIC from Lesron Insurance Agency.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Ranked 46 Among World's Top Insurance Brokers in Finaccord's Global Insurance Broking

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked 46 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.

Michael Nischan of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants to Advise Trucking Industry on Minimizing Risk, Enhancing Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds John Walsh as Executive Liability and Financial Lines Principal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

Christopher Walker, Esq. joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as Director of Healthcare Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC's San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center announces Co-founder Dan Francis to Leave Company

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective Nov. 1, 2014.
Bill Cosgrove of EPIC

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Bill Cosgrove as Financial Institutions Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Names Insurance Veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC's growth momentum.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants named a 'Best Place to Work in Insurance' for 5th Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a 'Best Place to Work in Insurance' by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Sean Shannon to San Francisco team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Sean Shannon has joined the firm's property team as Vice President/Property Broker. WTCI is an independently operated and managed wholesale brokerage firm that collaborates directly with its retail insurance broker members to develop comprehensive placement strategies to better serve clients.

Karen Kutger Joins Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services as Senior VP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) today announced that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior VP. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages.

iMobie Introduces AnyTrans 4: Complete iOS 8 and iPhone 6 Content Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., an innovative software company, today announced AnyTrans 4 to give users the best support on iOS 8. It introduces a set of breakthrough features that are tailored for managing music, photos, messages, notes, and all the iOS 8 content. Meanwhile, the Apple devices' content syncing performance has been boosted up - about 3 times faster than regular iTunes sync.

SavePro Insurance Solutions addition to Premier Insurance Services brand adds commercial insurance products

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Northern California's SavePro Insurance Solutions. Addition to Premier Insurance Services brand adds auto, homeowners and commercial insurance products and Latino service markets.

Solutions Direct launches email marketing platform with automated push technology for promotion on a shoestring

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Everyone these days is looking for ways to save money, while making money. So, what's the answer? A new advertising company, Solutions Direct, thinks it knows. It starts with automated push technology. It can help with the simplest of projects such as increasing traffic to a new website to handling more advanced advertising campaigns for global corporations.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds the retail risk management and property-casualty team of JLT Towers Re

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC's broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re.

New report shows nonprofits rank as 4th largest private employer in California and contribute 15 percent of state GDP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to the CalNonprofits organization, California nonprofits generate $260 billion in total economic activity every year, producing more...

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance adds casualty brokerage veteran Jennifer Terra as VP Casualty Broker

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that casualty brokerage veteran Jennifer Terra has joined the firm as Vice President/Casualty Broker. Terra will be based in WTCI's New York office, reporting to casualty team leader and Director, Joe Hayes.

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.

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