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Valerie Gotten

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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

Gary C. McKinney joins Ascende – an EPIC Company’s Southwest Region Business Development Team

HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gary C. McKinney has joined the firm's Southwest Region Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Houston (Ascende - an EPIC Company) as Business Development Manager.

TravelInsurance.com Research Suggests Comparing Travel Insurance Coverage is Easy Way to Save Money, Improve Protection

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Travel insurance should be an essential part of your vacation planning. Yet after hours spent researching destinations, air travel and hotel rates it's too often an afterthought; a "take-it-or-leave-it" click during checkout on one of the major travel sites. Research conducted by travel insurance comparison site TravelInsurance.com shows that consumers can greatly expand their options.

iPhone Data Recovery from iDR Studio Updated with iOS System Recovery Function

BEIJING, China, March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- iDR Studio updates their iPhone Data Recovery software with iOS System Recovery function. The latest version of iPhone Data Recovery can detect your iPhone's iOS problems and fix them easily without losing any data on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Florida’s OpenClose Named a 2017 Top 100 Mortgage Employer by NMP

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose, a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) mortgage software provider, announced that it earned a spot on National Mortgage Professional magazine's (NMP) annual Top 100 Mortgage Employers list for 2017.

Superfood Author Stephanie Pedersen Launches 2017 ‘Spring Back to Roots’ Book Event

MANHATTAN, N.Y., March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Spring always makes super foods author Stephanie Pedersen dig her fingers into dark, rich earth and plant anew. That's why she launches her week-long blog party, "Spring Back to Roots," on the first day of Spring, March 20, 2017. The event celebrates the publication of her latest book, "Roots: The Complete Guide to the Underground Superfood" (ISBN: 978-1454921424).
Broadway LA 2017

Broadway-LA: Art-In-Relation Features Cavalcade of Talent in Unique 2 Night Engagement

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jonas Sills, founder and executive producer of Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), announces a grand benefit performance of "Broadway-LA." After three successful seasons of theater in the Long Beach area, Art-In-Relation made its move to Los Angeles with two acclaimed productions, "Andrew Lippa's Wild Party" and "Frankenstein, A New Musical" in the fall of 2016. They were honored to receive rave reviews and an "Ovation Recommendation" from the LA Theater Alliance.

Vegetarian Alcoholic Press to Release Georgia Lundeen’s First Poetry Book, ‘Spare’

MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minnesota poet Georgia Lundeen, who made a name in verse through her popular blog Shrinks Aren't Cheap, is set to release her first physical collection of works, titled "Spare" (ISBN: 978-1-940129-69-3), on April 21, 2017, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press announced today.

Wondershare Announces Launch of a Nokia 3310 Consumer Survey

LONDON, U.K., March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the constant battle of global tech giants raging, brands such as Apple, Google, Sony and Samsung are forever pushing the limits of consumer tech further than ever before, says tech firm Wondershare. Yet whilst stretching the technological horizon is the ultimate aim of every self-respecting brand, a small Finnish start-up has rocked the mobile industry by announcing the relaunch of the iconic Nokia 3310.

The Capacity Group acquired by EPIC Insurance Brokers

MAHWAH, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Capacity Group of Companies and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that they have joined forces. Established in 1990, The Capacity Group has grown to become one of the largest full-service independent insurance brokerage groups in the nation.

International Document Services (IDS) Achieves Sustained Mortgage Document Preparation Growth in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has achieved another year of sustained growth, increasing its total document volume by 55 percent over 2015. IDS also experienced a 43 percent increase in initial disclosure volume and a 73 percent increase in the use of its E-Signature technology. The company also acquired eMortgage vendor Encomia in September.

FotoJet Photo Editor Offers Extremely Easy Way to Edit Photos, Easier than Photoshop

CHENGDU, China, March 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FotoJet, developed by PearlMountain Limited, is an excellent photo editor that can help users to get brilliant photos with a straightforward interface and powerful functions. It gives users a lot of room to beautify the photos with numerous editing choices.

LevelFunded Health Selected for Insurtech Program by Silicon Valley Venture Group, Plug and Play

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LevelFunded Health is excited to announce that it was recently selected as one of the new top innovative insurance businesses by one of Silicon Valley's most active venture group, Plug and Play. The 12-week program connects promising start-ups, early and growth stage companies, to some of the world's largest insurance corporations.

Altavera Mortgage Services Extends Mortgage Fulfillment Operations to 10 New States

DENVER, Colo., March 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a Computershare company and leading provider of outsourced residential mortgage origination services, today announced that it has received residential mortgage licensing approval in ten new states, bringing to 36 its total number of state licenses. Altavera's origination services are newly available in Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and the District of Columbia.

Simplifile Announces Collaboration with Ellie Mae for Encompass Mortgage Management Solution

PROVO, Utah, Mar. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that its Collaboration and Post Closing services will be available this month through Ellie Mae's Encompass(r) all-in-one mortgage management solution.

RodeoHouston: Largest Livestock Show and Rodeo In World to be ‘Cowboy Connected’ by 5 BARS

HOUSTON, Texas., March 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 5 BARS(R) installed a state-of-the-art carrier-grade Wi-Fi network to ensure the performance required for the crowds of the largest rodeo in the world, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the City of Houston's "signature events."

Atlanta-based FormFree Named to HWTECH100 List of Most Innovative Tech Companies, Fourth Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, Ga., March 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced that it has been named to HousingWire's HW TECH100(TM) list of the most innovative technology companies in mortgage finance and real estate for the fourth year in a row. FormFree has been featured in the TECH100 list since 2014, when the company also won a special category prize for most unique solution.

John Cannon Homes Honored at South Florida 2017 Parade of Homes Ceremony with 27 awards

SARASOTA, Fla., March 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southwest Florida residential luxury custom home builder John Cannon Homes received four "Best Overall" awards and an additional 23 awards in individual and sub-contractor categories at the 2017 Parade of Homes Ceremony held Thursday evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Simplifile Recognized as 2017 HousingWire TECH100 Winner – Second Year Running

PROVO, Utah, March 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it has been selected for HousingWire's HW TECH100(TM) list of the most innovative technology companies in housing for the second year in a row.
ReverseVision

Reverse Mortgage Innovator, ReverseVision Named to HousingWire’s HW TECH100 for Second Time

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced it has been named to HousingWire's HW TECH100(TM) list of the housing economy's most innovative technology companies for a second time. Previously recognized in 2015, ReverseVision is the only reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS) provider to be selected for the prestigious award in 2017.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends 2017 Southern Trial Lawyers Assoc. Mardi Gras Conference

NEW ORLEANS La., March 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bernard F. Walsh Esq. of the personal injury and civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh attended the 29th Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference. Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Lender Price

Mortgage Analytics Firm, Lender Price Included on 2017 HW Tech 100 List

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 it has been included in the 2017 HW TECH100 list published by housing industry trade magazine HousingWire.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance to Sponsor NCHRA’s HR West 2017 Conference in Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor and exhibit at NCHRA's HR West 2017 Conference on March 6-8 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif. Please visit us at the EPIC Booth 13.

Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, saves Graham Local Schools in Ohio more than $400K over 3-years

TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just three years after contracting with Energy Optimizers, USA, on a project to reduce energy usage and save taxpayer dollars, Graham Local Schools has far exceeded initial projections for energy savings.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Labs Recognized with 2017 HW TECH100 Award by HousingWire

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has been selected by HousingWire as a 2017 HW TECH100(TM) award winner, an honor given to the most innovative technology companies in real estate. For title settlement professionals, Qualia provides an all-in-one solution for more efficient and seamless closings.

LBA Ware Included on 2017 HW TECH100 – Third Consecutive Year Honored

MACON, Ga., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and system integration solutions, announced that it has been named to the 2017 HW TECH100(TM) list published by housing industry trade magazine HousingWire. This is the third consecutive year LBA Ware has been included on the HW TECH100.

International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) Makes Fourth Appearance on HW TECH100

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has been named to the 2017 HW TECH100(TM) list published by mortgage industry trade magazine HousingWire. IDS was part of the inaugural TECH100 list in 2014, and 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year IDS has made the list.
Steve Comisar

Convicted Former Actor Steve Comisar Nears One Million Twitter Followers While in Prison

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former actor Steve Comisar is living proof that nothing is impossible. With close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube video views, Comisar has become a highly respected social media celebrity. This is because Steve Comisar is the only Hollywood actor that is also a famous con man.

Coding Strategies and Revenue Cycle Merge to Expand Healthcare Consulting Services

AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Medical and radiation oncology consulting firm Revenue Cycle and healthcare coding and compliance consulting and education firm Coding Strategies announce a merger that will bring the two companies together for the benefit of the healthcare industry. (Press Release)

Maxwell Financial Labs Recognized with 2017 HousingWire HW TECH100 Award

DENVER, Colo., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Maxwell, the emerging leader of digital mortgage automation software, announced today that it has been recognized as one of HousingWire's TECH100(TM) for 2017. Maxwell empowers mortgage lenders to be more connected, productive and successful by intelligently automating their workflow with homebuyers and real estate agents. (Press Release)

ARMCO’s Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report for Q3/16 Reveals Both Increases and Decreases in Key Areas of Loan Defects

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced that it has released its ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends report for the third quarter of 2016. Using the Fannie Mae loan defect taxonomy, the report analyzes post-closing quality control data from loan files and findings captured by the ACES Analytics benchmarking system. (Press Release.)

Artist Don Troiani Recreates The Infamous Boston Massacre

SOUTHBURY, Conn., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nationally renowned Southbury Connecticut artist-historian Don Troiani has unveiled his painting of the momentous Boston Massacre. That encounter on a cold March night set forth a series of antagonistic events that climaxed in the start of the American Revolution 5 years later. (PRESS RELEASE.)

Huntron Inc.’s Access RF Prober improves ‘Sniffer Probe’ Approach to RF diagnostics

MILL CREEK, Wash., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Huntron Inc. has announced the addition of the Huntron Access RF probing station to its product line up. The Huntron Access RF provides reliable and repeatable Near Field measurements of RF signals. (PRESS RELEASE.)

SUDC Foundation Awards Grants to Establish National Guidelines for Investigation of Sudden Deaths of Children

CEDAR GROVE, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation, the only organization worldwide dedicated to sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), has awarded nearly $100,000 to the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) to work collaboratively with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to investigate and establish national practice guidelines surrounding the investigations of sudden unexpected deaths in infants and young children, to determine research needs and the sensitive care of families affected.

In North Miami Beach, RMA’s Redevelopment Strategies Spur $200M in Land Sales

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) announced that their award-winning redevelopment strategies for North Miami Beach have spurred land sales of over $200 million, with an estimated $500 million in new construction now underway or approved. The firm was hired to reinvent the city to compete with other thriving municipalities.

Verify Smart Corp (VSMR) Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire the Assets of Enabledware, LLC

FERNLEY, Nev., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Verify Smart Corporation (OTCBB: VSMR / OTC:VSMR) a Global innovator in financial fraud prevention and digital content distribution, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Enabledware, LLC for cash and stock. Enabledware is a global leader in digital signage with offices in the U.S. and U.K.

New Tech Advisory Board Helps Launch Clarke County Iowa Career Academy Program

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2017 marks the inaugural year for the Clarke Community Schools Career Academy program in the rural town of Osceola, Iowa. School administration, instructors, and local businesses have set forth a program focused on helping local students build a deeper understanding of how their education is integrated into future career options as well as learning the skills needed for trades available outside "traditional" secondary education tracks.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Heads to Capitol Hill on 2017 ‘Hill Day’

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), the non-profit organization that provides resources and support to the state's manufacturing companies, announced today that CEO John Kennedy and several of NJMEP's manufacturing clients are headed to Capitol Hill on March 7 through 9, 2017 for Hill Day.

John Cannon Homes is Sarasota’s ‘Best Residential Builder’ Reader’s Choice Winner for 25th Consecutive Year

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Cannon Homes continues to prove to be southwest Florida's recurring Best Builder taking home the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Readers' Choice award in the Residential category for an unprecedented 25th consecutive year. Renowned for incomparable waterfront designs and luxury custom homes, John Cannon Homes has garnered 345 awards across four counties in over 100 prestigious communities.

Current Builders Selected as General Contractor for 5500 Broken Sound Residences in Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Current Builders announced they have been selected as the general contractor for the 5500 Broken Sound Apartment project located in the Arvida Park of Commerce (APOC) in Boca Raton. New Century Companies is the developer of the 180 unit multi-family rental apartment community valued at $25 million.

EPIC adds Southeast Region Employee Benefits Consultant Richard Duhe in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Richard Duhe has joined the firm's Southeast Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Atlanta as a Benefits Consultant and Director of EPIC MobileEZ(TM).

Two-Thirds of Large Companies Finding 2017 Lease Accounting Standards More Complex than Anticipated

GREAT FALLS, Va., Feb. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeaseAccelerator, the leader in Enterprise Lease Accounting Software, announced the results of a Progress Report study gauging the readiness of large companies to support the new lease accounting standards (ASC 842) one year after their initial publication. The research study, conducted earlier this month, surveyed over 250 respondents in the accounting and finance functions at large public and private US-based corporations.

iCare Data Recovery Free helps Windows home users recover data deleted or lost due for different errors

GUANGDONG, China, Feb. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- iCareAll Inc. is pleased to announce that it has released iCare Data Recovery Free as a complete "data retrieval freeware" for internal hard drive recovery, external hard drive recovery, memory card recovery, pen drive recovery, USB flash drive recovery and almost all storage devices in every data loss disaster.
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.

LTCi Leader ACSIA Partners Raises $15,220 to Help ‘Kill the Wicked Witch of Alzheimer’s’

SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A colorful event brightened a long-term care convention on January 14 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Over 100 participants wore purple capes as "wizards" to help "kill the wicked witch of Alzheimer's," the mind-robbing disease that afflicts millions. Their company, ACSIA Partners, is one of America's largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Global DMS Welcomes Industry Veteran Julie Bussey as a Director of National Accounts

LANSDALE, Pa., Feb. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management software, announced that Julie Bussey has joined the company as national accounts director. In this businesses development position, she will play an instrumental role in introducing Global DMS' suite of automated valuation management technology solutions to the mortgage lending industry.

Philip Stevens joins Connecticut-based Optima Group Inc. as Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Philip C. Stevens has joined Optima Group, Inc. as Director, with responsibility for helping the firm's clients achieve their goals through the development of business and marketing strategies as well as the deployment of communications initiatives. A seasoned executive from the financial services and insurance industries, Philip was most recently with Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., where he worked with a variety of clients in banking, investment management, insurance and business services.
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.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. (SCNP) Cancels 77-percent or 56-million Shares of its Common Stock

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) Today announced major changes to the Company corporate share structure. These changes include: The cancellation of 77% or 56,303,003 common shares of the Company, reducing the total issued and outstanding share count of Sunshine Capital, Inc. to only 16,997,000 shares of common stock.
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.

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