Awards and Honors News

Awards and Honors News – including business and personal awards, and related topics from the Send2Press Newswire service.

Jody Collup Earns a Spot on the MReport’s Leading Ladies in Mortgage and Housing List Two Years in a Row

LANSDALE, Pa., Sept. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that its vice president of marketing, Jody Collup, has again been designated to the MReport’s 2016 “Leading Ladies” in Mortgage and Housing list.

Chart-Topping Musician’s film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has won first prize in the category “Best Animation” in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

EPIC’s Wilson Long and Zohreh Talebzadeh Recognized as Young Guns 2016 by Insurance Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Insurance Business America (IBA) has named Principal Wilson Long (Birmingham, Ala.) and Team Leader Zohreh Talebzadeh (San Francisco, Calif.) among their “Young Guns” of 2016.

Mortgage WOMEN Magazine Names Simplifile VP Nancy Alley to Inaugural ‘Mortgage WOMEN in Technology’ Award

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced Vice President of Strategic Planning Nancy Alley has been recognized in the “Corporate Visionaries” category in the 2016 “Mortgage WOMEN in Technology” award from Mortgage WOMEN Magazine.

EPIC Consultants Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Honored as Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) has named Director of Retirement Rob Massa the “Retirement Advisor of the Year” and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt the “Wellness Advisor of the Year” in the publication’s 2016 Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year Awards.

EPIC Recognized Among Inc. Magazine’s 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine recently ranked EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, NO. 2288 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To earn this recognition, EPIC posted a solid 158 percent increase in annual revenue between 2012 and 2015.

Dania Beach CRA takes Home 11 State Awards – Most in Florida

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach CRA was a big winner this year at the 22nd Annual Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) convention and trade show, taking home 11 SUNsational Awards. Dania Beach won the most awards in South Florida for its 4th annual Arts and Seafood Celebration and PATCH Urban Farm and Market.

San Diego Business Journal Names MCT to its Best Places to Work List for the Fifth Straight Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales, and centralized lock desk services, announced that it has been named Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for the fifth straight year.

Bank of Southern California Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has been recognized as a top small business lender in San Diego County based on the volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated according to the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s fiscal year-end lender rankings as of July 31, 2016.

Asheville Business Places in ‘Best of WNC’ after Being Open Full-Time for Less Than a Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a feat she never thought possible, but one she accomplished anyway. When Lauren Woodard, LCSW, owner, Bloom Consulting and Counseling, placed second in the psychologist/counselor, health and wellness category in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2016 reader poll, she was simultaneously thrilled and stunned.

Altavera Mortgage Services SVP Penny Nelson Selected to HousingWire 2016 Women of Influence

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), the premier provider of third-party residential mortgage origination services, is pleased to announce that its senior vice president of mortgage operations Penny Nelson has been named to HousingWire’s 2016 Women of Influence list.

Simplifile VP Nancy Alley Named Mortgage Industry ‘Woman of Influence’ by HousingWire

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that Nancy Alley, vice president of strategic planning, was named to HousingWire magazine’s “Women of Influence” list for 2016.

Pavaso VP Nancy Pratt Selected as ‘Woman of Influence’ in Mortgage by HousingWire

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, a provider of collaborative real estate technology, announced Nancy Pratt, the company’s vice president of partner relations and government affairs, has been named to the 2016 “Women of Influence” list compiled by HousingWire. Pratt was one of 43 women to be honored with this distinction this year, which was published in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.

EPIC’s Kathleen Felderman Named ‘Elite Woman 2016’ by Insurance Business America

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and DENVER, Colo., June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal, National Real Estate Practice Leader Kathleen Felderman has been named an “Elite Women 2016” by Insurance Business America.

Griffin Pest Solutions Named A Top 100 Company for 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an industry that is predicted to eclipse $10 billion in service revenue by the year 2020, Griffin Pest Solutions is keeping pace and has once again been named to Pest Control Technology magazine’s Top 100 List.

EPIC continues steep climb to become one of the 15 largest Employee Benefits Broker/Consultants in the Nation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced a significant milestone, having become the 15th largest employee benefits broker/consultant in the U.S. In addition, EPIC ranks #11 among the country’s fastest growing large group broker/consultants, based on Form 5500 data from the Department of Labor, compiled by business intelligence provider miEdge.

Three EPIC Consultants Recognized Among the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN MATEO, Calif., and HOUSTON, Texas, June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Dana Liedel, Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Lydia Rivera have been included in Employee Benefit Adviser’s list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising.

Whiteflash Named 2016 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, was honored this week by the Better Business Bureau for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction and community service. Named a 2016 Winner of Distinction from among all the retail jewelers in the greater Houston area, Whiteflash has now received high honors from the BBB for twelve consecutive years and maintains an A+ rating.

Paragon Pools of Houston, Texas wins the BBB 2016 Pinnacle Award

HOUSTON, Texas, May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Pools of Texas is the winner of the 2016 BBB Pinnacle award. Over the 9 years in business, Paragon Pools has become one of the elite pool builders in Houston. From humble beginnings, the 3 owners, Leo Kleiweg, David Pavlesic, and Dan Pavlesic, have taken great pride in their quality end product.

What Does an Award-winning Website Look Like?

CHICAGO, Ill., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Independent Publisher Book Awards presented the 20th annual IPPY awards in a special ceremony at the Willis Tower Skydeck. In the Best Publisher/Author/Book Website category, Snowflake Stories, LLC, created by San Fran developer James Stone, was honored with a bronze medal.