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World of Illumination Unveils Two New Experiences in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- World of Illumination - the producer of the world's largest drive-through animated light show - is unveiling two new theme parks in the Atlanta-metro area. Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton will be home to Arctic Adventure and Six Flags White Water in Marietta will house Rockin' Christmas.

Depth Public Relations marks 15-year milestone serving mortgage industry fintech innovators

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its launch during the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

FormFree selects Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power consumer financial identity solutions

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced it has selected Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to power FormFree's consumer Financial DNA® solutions for the lender market. FormFree will leverage leading AWS technologies such as Amazon Managed Blockchain to create a scalable Hyperledger Fabric network.

FormFree named a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced its selection as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professionals America (MPA). MPA's annual top mortgage employer report recognizes companies in the mortgage industry that excel in workplace culture and employee satisfaction.

Nestle USA Awards Capstone Logistics Broker of the Year for 2020

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named 2020 Broker of the Year by Nestle USA. Capstone's freight management division has served Nestle USA for more than five years, steadily growing the relationship each year.

Depth Public Relations promotes Johnna Szegda and Jenny Moss to client services director

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), today announced its promotion of two key staff members in time to celebrate at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

FormFree applauds new Fannie Mae positive rent payment history enhancement to Desktop Underwriter as major advancement in homeownership access

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today released a statement commending Fannie Mae's efforts to remove barriers to homeownership by adding a positive rent payment history feature to Desktop Underwriter® (DU®).

LBA Ware recognized as ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by Mortgage Professional America

MACON, Ga., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA). Honorees were selected based on anonymous employee survey results that measured how their business performs on a variety of metrics, including culture, benefits and employee development.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler and Christy Moss honored by Mortgage Professional America as trailblazers in mortgage technology

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler and Head of Sales and Marketing Christy Moss have been honored by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) as 2021 Housing Industry Icons. The highly-competitive Housing Industry Icon awards are given to veteran executives who have acted as trailblazers and made an ongoing impact.

Singer Tony Hightower Brings Real Jazz to The Young Generation on ‘Legacy’ Sophomore Project Richly Inspired by His Jazz Singer Mother...

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz - Real Jazz. With years of experience as a singer, drummer, and actor (easily recognizable from his work in Tyler Perry movies/TV/stage productions), Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started.

Gala to end Pancreatic Cancer Raises Over $1 Million

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Purple Pansies, a pancreatic cancer nonprofit organization, recently held its 12th annual Pillars of Hope Gala, presented by Kroger, raising more than $1 million in one evening. The gala was officially renamed Pillars of Hope by the nonprofit to show support for survivors and the hope to cure pancreatic cancer.

Atlanta facial plastic surgeon recognized among Exceptional Women in Medicine

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Atlanta Face & Body, has recently been selected as one of Castle Connolly's Exceptional Women in Medicine for 2021. This distinction is based on outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of medicine and specifically recognizes women who contribute to the advancement of healthcare through clinical care, research, community service, education, and leadership.

LBA Ware welcomes mortgage compliance expert Lyndal McLaughlin to CompenSafe implementation team

MACON, Ga., Sept. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that mortgage industry expert Lyndal McLaughlin has joined its team as a software implementation consultant.

FormFree to host second annual Heroes Golf Classic on October 29, 2021 in support of the American Red Cross of Northeast...

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced it will be the returning host and sponsor of the second annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on October 29, 2021, at Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education to communities affected by disaster.

LBA Ware’s LimeGear integrates with Experience.com to turn customer satisfaction scores into actionable business intelligence for mortgage lenders

MACON, Ga., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has partnered with Experience.com, home of the world's most impactful Experience Management Platform (XMP), to provide customers with a dynamic way to track customer satisfaction as a key performance indicator (KPI) in LBA Ware's LimeGear™ BI platform.

LBA Ware to host Experience.com’s Kristin Messerli for webinar on the latest millennial homebuyer market research

MACON, Ga., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced the third installment in its 2021 webinar series. The Myths that Keep Millennials from Buying: Data-Driven Direction for Growing Your Share of America's Largest Homebuyer Market will feature special guest Kristin Messerli, a leading expert on NextGen (a.k.a. millennial) homebuyers.

HousingWire honors FormFree Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich as a 2021 HW Insider

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that HousingWire, a leading publication in the mortgage and financial technology industries, has selected Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich as a 2021 HW Insider, an award honoring 100 operational superstars in housing who are driving their companies and clients forward.

LBA Ware makes the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies for the third consecutive year

MACON, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has clinched a spot on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks LBA Ware's third consecutive year on the list, coming in at number 2070.

FormFree makes inaugural appearance on 2021 Inc. 5000, ranking 1444

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced it has ranked 1,444 on the 2021 Inc. 5000. This annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

American Red Cross Northeast Georgia selects FormFree as Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® has been recognized as the Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and provide support for people affected by fires and other disasters.

Journey Awards at The Fox Theatre Honors Politicians, Influencers, Celebrities and You

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Journey Awards announces their 5th annual ceremony to be held on Sunday September 5, 2021 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Expect to see hundreds of celebrities, influencers, entertainers, executives, politicians and everyday people from all over the world, as they converge down the red carpet for an historic evening.

Truist Bank to Support Millionaire Mastermind Academy’s Business Development program for Minority Women Entrepreneurs

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Celebrating key milestones of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a nonprofit organization that aims to end poverty through entrepreneurship for minority women worldwide, Truist Bank is supporting recent graduates of the academy's Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group announced today.

FormFree Announces Agreement with Lenders One to Offer Products to Member Base

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lenders One®, a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers and service providers, to offer its product set to the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative. Through the relationship, FormFree will offer Lenders One members access to automated borrower verification tools that enhance the customer experience and optimize lender business operations.

LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer Designated a 2021 Powerful Women in Mortgage Banking by Mortgage Banker Magazine

MACON, Ga., July 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named to Mortgage Banker's 2021 list of Powerful Women in Mortgage Banking.

LBA Ware’s Q2 2021 Mortgage Loan Compensation Report shows decline in individual LO commission and volume

MACON, Ga., July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry loan compensation in the second quarter of 2021. The firm's analysis of data from its CompenSafe™ ICM platform showed that despite a marginal increase in loan volume from Q2 2020 to Q2 2021, quarterly commissions per LO were down.

FormFree integrates AccountChek 3n1 one-stop VOE/VOIE into Encompass®

ATHENS, Ga., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® has partnered with ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure,  to make its AccountChek 3n1 asset, income and employment verification service available in Encompass®, the mortgage industry's leading cloud-based loan origination platform.

HousingWire selects DepthPR founder Kerri Milam as 2021 Marketing Leader

ATLANTA, Ga., July 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth Public Relations (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for the mortgage lending fintech and residential finance industries since 2006, today announced company Founder and President Kerri Milam is a recipient of HousingWire's inaugural Marketing Leaders award.

Top of Mind CRO Nick Belenky honored as 2021 HousingWire Marketing Leader

ATLANTA, Ga., July 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced HousingWire has selected Chief Revenue Officer Nick Belenky as a 2021 Marketing Leader.

LBA Ware Director of Marketing Kelley Mangel Honored as 2021 HousingWire Marketing Leader

MACON, Ga., July 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced Director of Marketing Kelley Mangel has been named a recipient of HousingWire's inaugural 2021 Marketing Leader Award.

ZKTECO USA Launches ZKWatch – Integrated Biometric Access Control with Video Event Management System powered by Arteco Global

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ZKTeco USA a leading provider of smart and innovative physical security solutions has launched ZKWATCH which is an integrated Biometric Access Control with Video Event Management Solution as requested by its large customer base all over the world.

ZKTeco USA and TURNSTILES.us form strategic partnership to offer turnstiles with biometric security

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A strategic alliance has been formed between ZKTeco USA and TURNSTILES.us, Inc. to bring the best-in-class turnstiles integrated with state-of-the-art biometric readers with touchless technologies like facial recognition and palm vein recognition. Due to increased demand for frictionless entry into buildings, integrated turnstile solutions with touchless technologies are the need of the hour.

LBA Ware and Sales Boomerang showcase borrower and business intelligence strategies that help mortgage lenders win in a purchase market

MACON, Ga., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced a free webinar highlighting the data points mortgage lenders should focus on to propel business performance in a purchase market.

Leading Nonprofit Focused on Lifting Minority Women out of Poverty Welcomes Dr. Alice White Bussey for June 21st Economic Empowerment Fireside...

ATLANTA, Ga., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Alice White Bussey is internationally recognized for her ability to train and inspire small business owners. On June 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Bussey will share her wisdom and experience in a fireside chat with Millionaire Mastermind Academy founder and CEO, Dr. Velma Trayham.

FormFree and MX receive 2021 Tearsheet Data Award for Best Data Aggregator/Fintech Partnership

ATHENS, Ga., June 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree has been named a recipient of the 2021 Tearsheet Data Award for Best Data Aggregator/Fintech Partnership. FormFree was recognized for collaborating with financial data firm MX to improve its customer experience through the implementation of API and token-based connections that speed data retrieval and eliminate vexing multi-factor authentication pop-ups.

King of Battle Rap to change lives with latest Battle Rap Tournament

ATLANTA, Ga., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Inc. has brought together some of battle raps lyrical geniuses to help one lucky winner's dream come true in winning the first annual Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Tournament. Contestants will have the opportunity starting June 1, 2021 to register under one of 10 leading battle rappers in the game to guide them to the Grand Finale as their Team Captain.

Top of Mind Networks Director of Customer Growth Ryan Minard honored as 2021 HousingWire Rising Star

ATLANTA, Ga., June 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, announced its Director of Customer Growth Ryan Minard has been named a 2021 Rising Star by HousingWire. Now in its eighth year, the HousingWire (HW) Rising Star award program recognizes industry professionals who have become leaders in their respective fields.

HousingWire honors FormFree director of marketing Sarah Crossley as 2021 Rising Star

ATHENS, Ga., June 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that HousingWire (HW), a leading publication in the mortgage and financial technology industries, has selected Director of Marketing Sarah Crossley as a 2021 HW Rising Star. Now in its eighth year, the HW Rising Stars award program recognizes industry professionals who are helping move markets forward daily.

LBA Ware welcomes former State Bank vice president Georgia Capalbo to client success team

MACON, Ga., June 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced it has tapped former State Bank vice president Georgia Capalbo as client success product liaison.

Top of Mind makes Surefire Creative content available as a standalone marketing resource for mortgage lenders

ATLANTA, Ga., May 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced the launch of Surefire Creative, an online library of award-winning marketing collateral designed to supplement mortgage lenders' prospect, client and partner marketing programs.

FormFree announces Former JPMorgan Chase Division CEO Kevin Watters joins its Board of Directors

ATHENS, Ga., May 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today welcomed Kevin Watters to its board of directors. Watters is a payments, mortgage lending and business banking leader known for his ability to successfully and rapidly scale financial services businesses through operational and technology transformation.

Plan sponsors should prepare for smooth sailing for ‘SECURE Act 2.0’ retirement reform bill

ATLANTA, Ga., May 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today notifying plan sponsors of pending bipartisan legislation that could significantly impact employer-sponsored retirement plans.

Capstone Logistics Appoints Ahmed Abdalla as Chief Technology Officer

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., May 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has continued their long-standing investment in technology by appointing Ahmed Abdalla as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Sponsors Can Help At-Risk Asians Travel Safely in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., May 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Due to increases in violent attacks and threats against Asians in recent months, many feel unsafe travelling in Atlanta via public transit or on foot. Sponsor a Ride is a new service, funded entirely by donations, which addresses the problem by underwriting Lyft, Uber, and cab trips for Asians who are female, seniors, or disabled.

Tekwell Services Certified by the State of Georgia as Training Resource

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., May 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tekwell Services Certified by the State of Georgia as Electric Motor Basics Training Resource. We are proud to announce that our Plant Manager and Senior Trainer, Phil Aloisio, has been certified to provide Electrical Motor Basics training for 6 WWW points of continuing education credit for those who enroll and complete the training.

Top of Mind launches ‘Retention Center’ to help loan originators foster customer loyalty

ATLANTA, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced it has launched the Surefire CRM Retention Center to help loan originators (LOs) foster loyalty among their clients.

Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III & Jason Carter Join The Peoples’ Agenda to Launch Statewide Votercades on John Lewis...

ATLANTA, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda (Peoples' Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout the state on John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action, 2 PM Saturday May 8, 2021.

FormFree’s Christy Moss Lauded as 2021 Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine

ATHENS, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced Christy Moss, head of sales and marketing at FormFree, has been named a Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine for her trailblazing 30-year career in the mortgage industry.

Securitronics Meets Rochester Regional Health’s Sensitive Security Through ZKTeco USA’s Touchless Biometric Access Control

ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rochester Regional Health needed to enhance security at key health system facilities throughout Western New York. Securitronics, a security company specializing in the provision of intelligent, technologically empowered security systems was contacted for this project. Securitronics connected with ZKTeco USA to deploy a new state-of-the art access control solution using SpeedFace.

LBA Ware’s Q1 2021 Mortgage Loan Compensation Report shows slight decrease in basis points paid

MACON, Ga., May 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry loan compensation in the first quarter of 2021.

Strategic Benefits Advisors welcomes Kah-Lee Wong as senior benefits consultant

ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) announced that Kah-Lee Wong, FSA, EA, MAAA, has joined the firm as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Wong will work closely with organizations to provide actuarial consulting services and solve challenges related to their employee benefits plans.

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