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Optimal Blue’s Mike Schommer Honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader

PLANO, Texas, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced its vice president of finance, Mike Schommer, has been honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader. The award program celebrates senior finance executives who have exhibited exceptional leadership in corporate finance, capital markets, and accounting within the mortgage and real estate sectors.

The Shady Side of Virtue – Japanese Transgressions in Early 20th Century Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Set in the tumultuous world of colonialism, technological revolution and intercultural entanglements in early 1900s, Deuxmers Publishing releases “Miki’s Mad” by George Tanabe (ISBN: 978-91944521219). A telling of love, family, pride, and delusions arising from the collisions between perception and misperception, sanity and madness, and virtue and vice.

Sports Parenting Email Newsletter Surpasses 3.5M Subscribers, Now the most read Newsletter in Youth Sports

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Six months ago iSport360 partnered with Stack Sports to launch a free weekly newsletter which has now become the largest sports parenting newsletter in youth sports today. With 3.5 million sports parent readers, many of whom are also coaches and sports organizers, the newsletter focuses on helping families play more and worry less. The curated newsletter includes stories about understanding the sports parent psyche, helping coaches and parents work together, nurturing empowered young athletes, nutrition and hydration for a healthy athlete, supporting players’ physical and mental health, and so much more.

MCT Releases Custom TBA Indications to Provide Price Discovery for Illiquid Coupons

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of pricing indications for the to-be-announced mortgage-backed securities (TBAs) used by mortgage lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. TBA indications improve transparency in illiquid market segments and act as a key reference point on lenders’ unique executions – critical data for generating accurate front-end borrower pricing.

Secured Signing Unveils Cutting-Edge Features and Enhancements in Latest Announcement

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Secured Signing, a leading provider of digital signature solutions, today announced the release of its latest version, featuring a range of innovative features and enhancements designed to make the signing process smoother and more efficient than ever. These updates benefit users of the We Sign, Form Filler templates, and Remote Online Notarization (RON) platforms.

Introducing ‘The Day Before Tomorrow’ – A Captivating Novel by Author Monique Britten

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, Feb. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the heart of a once-sleepy farming community, a tale of transformation, love, and resilience unfolds in “The Day Before Tomorrow” (IBSN: 978-1775267706; Tellwell Publishing), the latest novel by acclaimed author Monique Britten. With rich storytelling and multidimensional characters, Britten paints a vivid picture of an era gone by while delving into the complexities of relationships, survival, and the human experience.

Click n’ Close Welcomes Polly Cracchiolo as Wholesale Loan Division Expands

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Click n’ Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Polly Cracchiolo has joined the organization’s third-party originator (TPO) sales team as an account executive. In this new role, Cracchiolo will be under Ken Weislak’s leadership, the National TPO Business Development Manager at Click n’ Close.

January 2024 Remains Steady with 66 New Food and Beverage Industry Planned Projects

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SalesLeads announced today the January 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Food and Beverage industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 66 new projects in the Food and Beverage sector as compared to 67 in December 2023.

Mopec Partners with the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners to Provide Free PPE to Multiple Counties Across Michigan

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mopec, a leading manufacturer of anatomic pathology equipment and products, has partnered with the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners (MAME) to distribute vital personal protection equipment to multiple counties across Michigan, offering a lifeline to medical examiners at the frontline of public health.

Dive into a Healthier Spring: The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) Offers Free Trial of Wellness & Aquatics Center

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), a fun, diverse and uniquely urban senior living community in Philadelphia, is excited to announce a special promotional offer for its Wellness & Aquatics Center program. During the month of March 2024, new participants 62 and older can enjoy a free trial of the program, letting people experience all of the benefits of both aquatic and traditional exercise while also enjoying a sense of community among peers.

CDF Labor Law LLP Expands Firm Leadership, Elevates Six Women

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CDF Labor Law LLP is proud to announce the promotion of two attorneys to Partner and four to Senior Counsel, all of whom are talented women employment defense litigators. These promotions reflect our commitment to cultivating an inclusive environment that values and advances our team members’ diverse skills and contributions. These individuals, part of our nearly 50-strong legal team, exemplify CDF’s dedication to guiding and defending employers in California’s complex labor and employment legal terrain.

Cottage Cooking Asheville Adds New Classes from the Big Easy

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cottage Cooking continues to expand its class repertoire. A recent trip to the great city of New Orleans inspired the owners to add Cajun and Creole classes to their current schedule. While visiting what many refer to as the “Big Easy,” Cottage Cooking owners, Liisa Andreassen and John Godts, took a class on local fare to hone their culinary skills; they’re happy they did.

Lanphere Auto Group Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lanphere Auto Group and Beaverton Motorcycles announces its 60th anniversary. February 2024, marks 6 decades of exceptional service, growth and community involvement. Established in 1964 by the late Bob Lanphere Sr the journey began with the passion for motorcycles in downtown Beaverton. The motorcycle store has expanded with a vision from a streetwise motorcycle rider, growing up in southeast Portland, to Lanphere Auto Group and Motorcycles, with over 350 employees.

FliFlik Voice Changer is The Ultimate Tool for Real-Time Voice Transformation

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are excited to introduce FliFlik Voice Changer, a game-changer in voice transformation technology. With its diverse voice filters, extensive soundboard, seamless platform integration, effortless customization, and intuitive keybind controls, this AI voice changer empowers users to unleash their creativity and elevate their entertainment experiences.

Dark Matter Technologies unveils Horizon User Conference agenda

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced the agenda for its Horizon User Conference. Open to Dark Matter clients and partners, the conference will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel on April 24-25.

ACES Quality Management Releases Call Monitoring Audit Pack to Enhance Mortgage Quality Control and Compliance Programs

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced its newest product offering, ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack. The pre-built, configurable Call Monitoring Audit Pack enables lenders and servicers to establish an additional layer of protection quickly and seamlessly within their QC program. ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack includes custom data fields, ACES managed questionnaires and custom reports configurable to the individual organizations’ business needs.

Fluid Metering Announces New Distribution Partnership with Girtec AG

SYOSSET, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fluid Metering Inc. (FMI) is pleased to announce that Switzerland-based Girtec AG was recently appointed a strategic distributor to cover sales of our ultra-precise fluid control metering and dispensing products in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

IRS Solutions Releases IRS Advance Notice, Innovative Tax Resolution Platform Feature that Tracks and Alerts Users to IRS Transcript Changes

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IRS Solutions® announces the addition of IRS Advance Notice™ (IAN) to the industry’s favorite tax resolution platform. The new feature detects and alerts tax professionals to changes on client IRS transcripts, often months in advance of official notification by mail. CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and other tax specialists can work less, earn more, and enjoy steady year-round income with IAN.

Author Neena Paul Inspires Readers to ‘L I V Life In Virtue’ in New Book

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neena Paul, the visionary author and founder of the global mental health and wellness platform LIVE LOVE LIFE, is set to release her transformative book, “L I V Life In Virtue” (ISBN: 978-02288955341; Feb. 2024; Tellwell Publishing). With a compelling philosophy that Creation and the Creator are One, Paul invites readers on a journey to connect with themselves and the world around them.

Agile Selected as 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Winner for the Third Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, is excited to announce Agile Trading Technologies was selected for the 3rd consecutive year as a winner of the HousingWire Tech100 Award. The list is comprised of the most innovative technology companies in the housing market and provides housing professionals a look into the most impactful organizations that can be leveraged to identify partners and solutions.

MCT Awarded HW Tech100 Mortgage Award for the 5th Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, was announced as a 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Winner for the 5th consecutive year. For more than a decade, HousingWire’s Tech100 program has identified and recognized the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.

Kiosk Industry News for February 2024

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Feb. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kiosk Association’s mission is to inform and educate on self-service. Membership is open to all companies across the world. If you follow accessibility guidelines and encourage ADA and would like to be recognized, contact us at info@kioskindustry.org. [UPDATED]

Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: Lock Volume Rises 36% Month Over Month in January, Falling Rates and Slowing Decline in Purchase Counts May Signal Lending Relief in 2024

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through January month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely view into origination activity.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces Strategic Acquisition of Judicial Innovations

CENTREVILLE, Va., Feb. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is excited to announce its acquisition of Judicial Innovations, a pioneering provider of cloud-based payment and case management solutions. This acquisition marks Avenu’s second payment solution acquisition in 2024, underscoring its commitment to investing in government payment technologies and expanding its Justice Solution set including Avenu | Court, Avenu | Jury, and Avenu | Payments.

Deacon Jones Automotive expands reach with acquisition of Sale Auto Mall in Kinston, North Carolina

SMITHFIELD, N.C., Feb. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Automotive, a leading dealership group based in Smithfield, North Carolina, is proud to announce its recent acquisition of Sale Auto Mall Stores (BMW, Chevrolet, GMC & Ford) located in Kinston, North Carolina. By combining the strengths of both organizations, Deacon Jones Automotive aims to elevate the car-buying experience for its customers and continue its tradition of providing unparalleled value and service.

MMI Earns Second HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Award

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced its inclusion in the 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage list. This year marks MMI’s second appearance on the HW Tech100 list, which serves as a guide for identifying partners and solutions that address the daily challenges mortgage lenders and real estate professionals face every day.

S.C. Education Management Organization Reason & Republic Announces Key Leadership Positions

ANDERSON, S.C., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reason & Republic, a South Carolina charter school leader, is pleased to announce the promotion of two highly accomplished individuals to pivotal roles in its organization. Mrs. Jamie Brumer-Clemons Appointed Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer.

January 2024 Delivers a Slow 97 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Projects

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SalesLeads announced today the January 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects.

ACES Quality Management Achieves a Decade of Distinction on HousingWire TECH100

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has been selected for the tenth consecutive year by HousingWire magazine for its annual TECH100 awards program. The magazine chose ACES for the continual innovation of its flagship quality control (QC) auditing platform, ACES Quality Management & Control® software.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Hicks Oils’ Lubricants Business to Schaeffer Manufacturing Company

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Hicks Oils & Hicksgas, Incorporated (“Hicks” or the “Company”) on the sale of its Hicks Oils lubricants business to Schaeffer Manufacturing Company (“Schaeffer”). Hicks Oils is a premier independent lubricant blending and packaging business in southern Illinois that produces automotive and industrial lubricants.

NotaryCam makes its 6th appearance on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 list of innovative technology

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its inclusion in the prestigious Tech100 awards program by HousingWire, a leading industry publication.

LA Sports Council Announces New President & CEO Matthew Cacciato

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The LA Sports Council, the region’s premier sports trade association, is proud to announce the hiring of a new President and CEO of the organization, Matthew Cacciato. As President, Cacciato’s first initiative will be the organization’s 19th Annual LA Sports Awards, a flagship celebration honoring the best in LA sports and top moments of the year.

Seven Corners Travel Insurance Plans Now Available Through Travellinsurance.com Marketplace

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com is pleased to welcome Seven Corners Travel Insurance to its leading travel insurance comparison marketplace. Travelinsurance.com offers travelers the easiest way to compare and buy travel insurance from top global travel insurers online. Seven Corners’ award-winning trip protection plans represent a valued addition to TravelInsurance.com’s product offerings.

Rocky Mountain Eurosport Named CARFAX® Top-Rated Dealer

PARKER, Colo., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s official – Rocky Mountain Eurosport in Parker, Colorado has been recently named a CARFAX® Top-Rated Dealer. This is the fifth year CARFAX® is honoring dealerships around the United States for their exceptional customer service with this designation.

Rising Incivility Threatens Local Democracies: ‘Save Your City’ Presents an Urgent Roadmap for Civic Culture Renewal

VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tellwell Publishing today announced the release of the 5th Anniversary edition of Diane Kalen-Sukra’s seminal book “Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It” (ISBN: 978-0228810872; paper). In a climate where rising incivility and toxic culture increasingly threaten local democracies, this book arrives as a timely antidote.

ACES Quality Management Executive Vice President of Compliance, Amanda Phillips, to Speak at 2024 MBA Servicing Solutions Conference and Expo

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced the Executive Vice President of Compliance Amanda Phillips will be speaking at the 2024 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Servicing Solutions Conference taking place February 20-23, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla.

SOC 1 and 2 reports confirm the reliability and security of Dovenmuehle’s mortgage subservicing processes

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., a leading mortgage subservicing company, announced today that Plante Moran, PLLC, a public accounting and business advisory firm, has published the findings of its annual review of Dovenmuehle’s subservicing operations via Service Organization Control (SOC) 1® Type 2 and SOC 2® Type 2 reports.

Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane honored as 2024 RISMedia Newsmaker

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker. Newsmakers are recognized for their contributions to the real estate industry and their efforts to positively impact the consumers and communities they serve.

Argyle makes its debut on HousingWire’s Tech100 list of the most innovative companies in mortgage

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, today announced its debut on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 Mortgage list of the most innovative companies in the housing finance industry. Argyle was recognized for modernizing the way lenders verify borrower income and employment, resulting in documented business outcomes that include higher conversion rates, 80% cost savings over legacy providers and a reduction in loan processing time of up to 5-7 days.

Dark Matter Technologies named to HousingWire’s Tech100 for innovation in loan origination technology

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced it has been named to HousingWire’s 2024 Tech100 Mortgage list of companies shaping the future of the housing finance sector. HousingWire attributed the recognition to the cutting-edge technology behind the Empower(r) loan origination system (LOS), a comprehensive, bundled offering from Dark Matter that provides all-in-one mortgage origination functionality.