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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center launches Healthcare Engagement Video Series and covers the Topic of Benefits Consumerism

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 first in a series of Healthcare Engagement Videos. EPIC is providing the videos with production support from GuideSpark, a digital employee communications provider, and health insurance carrier UnitedHealthcare.

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.

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.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) adds Kris Beale as Employee Benefits Senior Compliance Consultant in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Kris Beale as Employee Benefits Division Senior Compliance Consultant in its San Francisco office. Beale has more than 14 years of experience in employee benefits, regulations, and the analysis of complex legislation.

Dustin Saylor, CEO of Odin Systems Inc believes Public Surveillance Will Change in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the weeks following the Boston Marathon bombing, articles have been written about how cities around the globe will start to increase their video surveillance systems. However, just pumping more money into cameras isn't a panacea on its own, according to Dustin Saylor, CEO of Odin Systems Inc., a video surveillance design company in California.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center again honored as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Bay Area' for sixth year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has again been recognized as a 'Best Place to Work in the Bay Area.' For 2013, San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal presented the award jointly.

MoneyWise Teen Contest award-winning California students produce videos illustrating key economic and financial principles

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) announced today that the four-student team from San Rafael High School, in San Rafael California, led by instructor Abigail Shapiro, won first place in the 2013 MoneyWise Teen Contest. The winning team included students Rebecca Brown, Frances Casey, Natasha Sharp and Roslyn Yeager.

CandyLipz LLC announces formal launch of the Xtreme Lip-Shaper System to achieve more luscious and fuller lips

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CandyLipz LLC today announced a new product, the Xtreme Lip-Shaper(R) System, that allows users to naturally control the appearance and size of their lips. It's no longer necessary to experience expensive and invasive injections to achieve more luscious and fuller lips.

Wholesale brokerage industry veteran Sheryl Smith has joined WTCI as director in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) today announced that wholesale brokerage industry veteran Sheryl Smith has joined the firm as director. Smith joins WTCI from AmWINS Group Inc., where she specialized in the analysis and placement of difficult casualty risks.

World Savvy Gala 2013 coming to the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco to Celebrate Global Learning Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala 2013 on April 11 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

EPIC Insurance has teamed with Liazon Corporation to offer their clients Liazon's Bright Choices Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) announced today that its Employee Benefits Practice has launched a strategic partnership offering employers a new way to manage benefit program costs while expanding flexibility, choice and value for their employees.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Derek Thomas as Chief Strategy Officer in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Derek Thomas as Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Principal. Thomas brings to EPIC 25+ years of progressive experience and leadership within insurance brokerage firms, Internet and e-commerce companies, as well as the non-profit sector.

Jennifer Haley joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as Benefits Consultant in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announces the addition of Jennifer Haley as an employee benefits consultant in its Northern California Employee Benefits Division. Haley brings twelve years of experience in the delivery of employee benefits solutions.

Celebrated artist John Waguespack returns home for art exhibition showcasing the Southeast's preeminent artists

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Atlanta-born John Waguespack will unveil three new art works - 'Spring Forward,' 'Red Sea at Dawn' and 'Black Alaskan Waters' - which beautifully illustrate his broad range of artistic styles at Spotlight on Art for Trinity School Feb. 4-9.

World Savvy immersion study and cultural exchange program in Bangladesh enables US youth leaders and educators

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thirty U.S. youth leaders and five U.S. educators are set to return next Saturday, January 12, 2013, from a month-long immersion study and cultural exchange program in Bangladesh from World Savvy. The group studied how global climate change has impacted local communities in Bangladesh, and upon return to the U.S., the students will apply their new knowledge by launching climate change projects to improve their U.S. communities and the world.

Solo Exhibition: John Waguespack 'New Works' comes to San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Having just been selected as one of nine artists nationwide to be showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2012, in conjunction with Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, John Waguespack will exhibit his 'New Works' at 111 Minna Gallery November 16, 2012 through January 26, 2013.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center continues to attract top professionals to its construction practice, adds Neil Willian 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 Neil Willian as an account executive to their San Francisco construction practice. Willian brings 15 years of experience to EPIC in construction risk, specializing in legal, claims, and insurance risk management.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Reagan Peralta as senior account manager in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Reagan Peralta as a senior account manager in its San Francisco office. Peralta brings more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, working for national insurance carriers as well as Bay Area-based benefits consulting firms.

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel: John Waguespack to Represent San Francisco with 'Deconstructing Dandridge'

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- John Waguespack is the winner of the San Francisco portion of the 3rd Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for 'Deconstructing Dandridge,' a compelling portrait of the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.

Jennifer French, who recently medaled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, will release her new book, 'On My Feet Again'...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jennifer French, a quadriplegic and competitive sailing athlete who recently medaled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, will release her new book, 'On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology' (ISBN: 9780988234208; Neurotech Press), Oct. 23, 2012 at the Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco.

California's fastest growing insurance broker opens motorsports division, EPIC Motorsports

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the formation of a new division, EPIC Motorsports. Operated by EPIC's own collectors and racers, this division provides customers with both the highest level of insurance expertise and extensive knowledge of collector cars, racing, and associated industry vendors.

2012 Consumer Neurotech Conference, to be held in San Francisco on October 23, Dedicated to Consumer Applications of Neurotechnology

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Executives from some of the leading firms in the consumer neurotechnology market are scheduled to make presentations at the 2012 Consumer Neurotech Conference, to be held in San Francisco on October 23. The new event takes place during the 2012 Neurotech Leaders Forum, now in its 12th year.

Campaign to create the 'Smithsonian of Pinball' announced by nonprofit Pacific Pinball Museum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum, founded ten years ago in the Bay Area city of Alameda, has dedicated its non-profit mission to preserving the art, science and history of pinball. The museum currently has 90 games set to free play for one admission price at its Alameda location. With the ongoing success of its mission, PPM has begun bursting at the seams and needs a new location. The board has set a goal of relocating to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

The Pacific Pinball Museum announces recent delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the recent purchase and delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco. The Exploratorium's acquisition marks the first such exhibit to sell from PPM's unparalleled collection of pinball-related science, art and history exhibits.

The Pacific Pinball Exposition 2012, Museum Fundraiser, and World's Largest Pinball Show Comes to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) and Novato's Pinball Revival Company announce The Sixth Annual Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE) to be held at the Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall in San Rafael, Calif., September 21-23, 2012.

Destination Earth announces New Eco 'Glamping' Mobile Travel Adventures

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Destination Earth, Inc. has announced the launch of an all-inclusive luxury camping experience. This concept is the brain-child of Jud Yaski and Steve Juba, co-founders. Unlike traditional 'glamping' companies that are stationary, Destination Earth has created a resort that travels to the best destinations in California.

SmartStops and TradeKing Team to Facilitate Risk Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SmartStops, an online service that helps investors of all levels manage investment risk, announced today that the SmartStops BrokerLink service is now available for clients of online broker-dealer, TradeKing.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Jeffrey R. Jamison to NYC Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Jeffrey R. Jamison has joined the firm as Assistant VP. Jamison will be based in New York City.

San Francisco-based mobile payments start-up, OpenCuro, today announced release of its payment module for Zen Cart

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OpenCuro Inc., a San Francisco-based mobile payments start-up, today announced the release of its payment module for Zen Cart, a popular open source shopping cart.

Jonathan Goodwin announces new book for those who want a career in teaching English abroad

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Goodwin Publishing, LLC announced today the release of its new audio and e-book, 'Teaching English Abroad: A Financial Prayer Answered' (ISBN: 987-1-937860-20-2), by Jonathan Goodwin.

World Savvy Students Launch Projects to Improve Community and World After Participating in Educational Program, Studying Climate Change in Bangladesh

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thirty youth leaders from the San Francisco, New York and Minnesota areas are implementing social action projects designed to help their communities in particular and the planet in general, says nonprofit World Savvy. The projects are the students' way of sharing the knowledge they gained after participation in an innovative one-month immersion trip to Bangladesh to study climate change.

Tickets now available for World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration April 26, 2012 at the Terra Gallery, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Stan Sanchez joins EPIC to manage Historic Motor Sport Association Program and risk management needs of high net worth clients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Stan Sanchez as principal in their San Francisco office. A veteran of more than 10 years in the insurance industry, Sanchez will focus on providing risk management and insurance solutions to successful individuals with a high asset base and significant property and liability exposures.

Treadstone 71 LLC announced at the RSA Conference two new certification tracks in Cyber Intelligence and Counterintelligence

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 announced at the RSA Conference two new certification tracks. The Cyber Intelligence Analyst and the Cyber Counterintelligence (CI) Analyst Certifications focus upon real world, practical activities coupled with theory. The certifications enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources.

According to San Francisco based The Futon Shop, conventional mattresses are very likely to contain chemicals, some potentially toxic to humans

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to The Futon Shop, conventional mattresses are very likely to contain chemicals, some potentially toxic to humans and/or harmful to the environment. Most of these chemical compounds have a cloud surrounding the information on the possible harms they can cause. The way to go green is to choose a mattress with fewer chemicals or no chemicals. The ideal mattress would have low VOCs, no PBDEs, no formaldehyde, and no phthalates.

Destination Earth Inc. Changes Lives of Locals and Gives Guests an Eco-Travel Experience of a Lifetime

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Destination Earth has announced the launch of their unique Voluntourism Travel concept with a tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. This adventure highlights their business model, which offers fun, safe adventure tours to those who would like to travel responsibly and give back while enjoying their vacation.

John Waguespack, is showcasing his new works at The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco December 8, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- John Waguespack, is showcasing his new works at The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco December 8, 2011 through January 21, 2012. 'Deconstructing Hollywood' is his second solo exhibition at The McLoughlin Gallery at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco.

EPIC, California's fastest growing insurance broker continues to strengthen leadership team with Scott Gunnison

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Scott Gunnison as Principal, Strategic Development. Gunnison brings more than 30 years of diversified insurance underwriting, retail and wholesale brokerage, specialty program development, and operations experience to EPIC. He will be based in Chicago and report directly to EPIC president and co-founder, John Hahn.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center honored by North Bay Business Journal with Healthiest Company Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, is being recognized by the North Bay Business Journal with a 2011 Healthiest Companies award.

Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area honor given to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized as one of 2011's 'Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area.'

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