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David McNeil of EPIC Named 2018 Broker of Excellence by CalMutuals Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as a 2018 Broker of Excellence by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies – Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).

Cloudvirga taps former Altisource CTO as executive vice president of technology

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that mortgage industry veteran James Vinci has been selected to fill the firm’s newly created executive vice president of technology position. In this role, Vinci will execute Cloudvirga’s technical vision, oversee initiatives to strengthen developer talent and collaborate across departments to scale technical initiatives to the company’s explosive growth.

LBA Ware Recruits Veteran Mortgage Compensation Leader Mari Denton as Director of Client Success

MACON, Ga., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, the leading provider of automated incentive compensation and sales performance management software for mortgage lenders, today announced the appointment of Mari Denton as director of client success. An experienced finance professional, Denton has spent the last decade of her career in senior roles at some of the nation’s largest banks and independent mortgage lenders.

571 Grill and Draft House Continues to Impress Patrons both Near and Far

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 571 Grill & Draft House in New Carlisle, Ohio has been in business for 18 years and the independently owned restaurant continues to carve out its name in the world of gastro pubs and draft houses. While some restaurant owners may sit on their laurels after what seemed to be an instant success with residents living north of Dayton, the owners of 571 Grill understand that you must either go big or go home.

Enrolled Agent Jeffrey Schneider, EA, CTRS, NTPIF of SFS Tax and Accounting Services Earns ACT-E Designation

STUART, Fla., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeffrey Schneider, EA, CTRS, NTPIF, ACT-E of SFS Tax & Accounting Services and SFS Tax Problem Solutions in Stuart, Florida, a tax preparation and tax resolution firm, has received the Advanced Crypto Tax Expert designation (ACT-E).

Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Hosts Pearl Buck Preschool Holiday Event

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck announces holiday event, “A Night to Remember,” scheduled Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in Eugene, Ore. The event delivers a magical night of holiday sights and sounds for the families of Pearl Buck Preschool.

Bindable announces an investment round led by EPIC, Motive Partners and Wafra

BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bindable, an insurance technology company whose goal is to transform the affinity distribution of insurance, today announced an investment from EPIC Holdings, the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform, including EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, and a Wafra advised fund, in conjunction with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investing in financial technology companies.

SecuGen to Showcase the U10, the World’s Smallest FBI Certified Optical Fingerprint Sensor at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be showcasing the U10 optical fingerprint sensor, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Real Life Urban Superhero DangerMan Will Tribute Comic Book Legend Stan Lee at Third Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An evening of celebration will mark the 20th anniversary for DangerMan, America’s Real Life Urban Super Hero at the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, taking place on Saturday, December 8 at the California African American Museum (CAAM). During the affair, DangerMan will pay homage to his friend and recently departed mentor, comic book legend, Stan Lee.

EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Paragon Insurance Holdings to Sell its Direct Retail Wine Industry Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC today announced the sale of the firm’s direct retail wine industry business to retail insurance broker EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they purchased wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Utama Spice Celebrates First Anniversary of Entering North American Market with Huge Holiday Sale

JACKSON, Wyo., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utama Spice, a leading maker of all natural beauty, skin care and aromatherapy products based in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, announced today the Company will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its official North American market product launch by holding a huge holiday sale.

RMA’s Redevelopment and Revitalization Plans Adopted by West Columbia, South Carolina

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA, a Florida-based consulting firm is expanding their client base beyond the Sunshine state. The economic development, redevelopment and business attraction experts were hired last year by the City of West Columbia in South Carolina to create a Citywide Redevelopment Plan and a Community Revitalization Plan for the municipality; both were unanimously accepted by the city council this month.

Edupoint Selects Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska for Third Annual Partner for Life Award

MESA, Ariz., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that its 2018 Partner for Life Award has been awarded to Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.

SSD Drive Data Recovery can be Easily Realized with Wondershare Recoverit

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wondershare has once again provided an update of their Recoverit data recovery program. This product is regarded as a powerful and effective SSD data recovery program with advanced algorithms that helps recover deleted files from SSD, and even recover data from a dead SSD.

Bank of Southern California NA Hires Juliana Rowland as Managing Director in Orange County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Juliana Rowland as Managing Director in Orange County. She will be responsible for cultivating new client relationships for the Bank with a focus on Orange County’s business community.

Michael Power Joins Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Michael Power has joined the firm’s operations in New York as a Principal.

Magnifi Group, Inc. Joins WYSE Travel Confederation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnifi Group, a leading provider of educational technology solutions, has joined membership of the WYSE Travel Confederation. WYSE Travel Confederation is a world-renowned not-for-profit organization serving the youth, student, and education travel industry. WYSE membership enables Magnifi to serve the Student and Youth Travel Industry with its state-of-the-art eLearning platform, Learn-WiseGo.

Frisbee Sonic by Wham-O Named One of the Best New Toys of 2018 by Fatherly

CARSON, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frisbee(R) Sonic, the new “square” Frisbee by Wham-O, has been added to the Fatherly list of 100 Best New Toys of 2018. The designations, compiled by a team of editors, dads and kids, honor the manufacturers who harness technological advancements, imagination and product design to churn out play products that inform, inspire, develop and entertain. Wham-O reinvented the way Frisbee and all discs will fly in the future with the introduction of the Frisbee Sonic.

Integrity Home Care and Hospice Exceeds National Averages for Patient and Family Experience

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integrity Home Care and Hospice exceeded the national and regional averages in each of six areas of distinction for patient and family experience, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMMS).

Tandis Nili Joins Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company as Global Services Division Leader

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Tandis Nili has joined the firm’s operations in New York as Senior Vice President and leader of the Global Services Division. Nili is based in Frenkel’s New York, NY office at 350 Hudson Street and reports to John F. Kelly, President and CEO of Frenkel & Company.

Rarely seen Strindberg play, ‘The Father’, a diabolical battle of the sexes, is presented by Strindberg Rep at historic Gene Frankel Theatre NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LanDan Consulting announces that Brad Fryman is taking on the title role in Robert Greer’s new translation of August Strindberg’s “The Father” at Strindberg Rep, at historic Gene Frankel Theatre NYC.

South Central Iowa Manufacturer Digs Into Storm Safety

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Osceola, Iowa’s SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. took steps this week to address the risks surrounding dangerous weather – specifically tornado incidents like those seen in Pella and the Vermeer plant recently. With over two dozen employees housed in a steel-frame building, along with tons of manufacturing equipment, you can imagine what a similar incident would do to SIMCO.

MCT Hires Industry Veteran Rhiannon Bolen as Regional Sales Manager to Satisfy Increasing Demand for its Product and Service Offerings

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Rhiannon Bolen has joined the company’s sales team as one of its Regional Sales Managers and will be responsible for overseeing the Southern territory.

Orlando Moving Company Rescues 68,000 LBS. of Food and Drinks from Ironman Triathlon

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that Ace Relocation Systems of Orlando rescued 68,000 pounds of leftover food and beverages from the IRONMAN Florida triathlon on November 4. The race, which was originally supposed to be held in Panama City Beach, was relocated to Haines City due to the impact of Hurricane Michael.

Cuban Art Show in South Bronx Gallery – We Have Ire: Afro-Cuban in the United States

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education in partnership with Pregones Theater are proud to present “We Have Ire: Afro-Cuban in the United States.” This exhibition and multi-disciplinary theater project will be produced by Cuban-American writer, performer, Doris Duke Artist and San Francisco resident Paul S. Flores, with collaborating Puerto Rican filmmaker and photographer Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi.

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant? 350 Independent Restaurant Owners Share Their 2018 Startup Costs and Financial Performance

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Cost to Open a Restaurant Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 350 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their startup costs as well as their financial performance.

SafeChain Adds Blockchain to SafeWire to Further Safeguard Real Estate Wire Transactions

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software for land title, announced today it has added blockchain to its wire fraud prevention platform SafeWire, making the company the first in the industry to do so. The addition of blockchain to SafeWire provides increased security for real estate wire transactions by ensuring fraudsters cannot tamper with wiring instructions undetected.

Former Roostify exec joins Cloudvirga as chief customer success officer

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Jesse Decker to the role of chief customer success officer. Decker will lead the company’s customer success division and work collaboratively with its product development and marketing teams to help leading mortgage lenders leverage the full potential of Cloudvirga’s revolutionary point-of-sale (POS) products.

New study by UNC-CH researchers finds that walking while listening to Walking Classroom podcasts improves student learning, retention, and mood

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Walking Classroom Institute has released results of a research study conducted in spring 2018 by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and funded by the Oak Foundation, confirming that walking while listening to The Walking Classroom podcasts improves student learning as well as retention of information, student mood, and attitudes toward learning.

More than 500 Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ADVISORY — More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17, 2018, to recognize winners of the “Women in Law Enforcement” Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

EyeBuyDirect Introduces SightRelax Enhanced Digital Protection Prescription Lenses, Starting at Just $81

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent survey of over 1,000 individuals conducted by EyeBuyDirect, the fastest growing online prescription eyewear retailer, found 4 in 5 people spend five or more hours a day looking at a screen, with a third in front of a screen for eight hours or more. Nearly half (46 percent) say their eyes hurt, or need time to adjust, after viewing a screen, and 81 percent believe the amount of time spent in front of a screen has at least a little effect on overall health.

Large Number of Medical Residency Applicants Receive Rejections

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year marked the 16th consecutive increase in the number of medical residency positions offered and Residents Medical, an educational and residency placement organization, is taking notice.

New Survey Finds More Than 75-percent of Travelers Experience Travel Mishaps, Yet Few Protect Themselves with Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new survey conducted by travel insurance comparison site TravelInsurance.com found that even though travelers are concerned with travel disruptions and many have experienced mishaps while on vacation, fewer than half of those surveyed have purchased travel insurance. Of those who didn’t purchase travel insurance, only a third even considered it.

Simplifile’s Nancy Alley Lauded as One of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women by National Mortgage Professional

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that Vice President of Strategic Planning Nancy Alley was recognized by National Mortgage Professional Magazine on its 2018 list of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women.

Outreach Veteran Elliot Cohen Revolutionizing How Governments Communicate

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Government communications expert Elliot Cohen says he is changing the way cities tackle resident outreach. The former head of communications for both public agencies and cities says government needs to shift its mentality away from passive public relations and towards a new model mirroring pro-active private sector communication.

Bank of Southern California, NA Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results (OTC:BCAL)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly net income of $874,988 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, net income was $3,253,441, compared to $2,830,295 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Results for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2018, include approximately $1.2 million and $1.6 million, respectively, in expenses related to the acquisition of Americas United Bank (OTC Pink: AUNB), which was completed on July 31, 2018.

Magnifi Group, Inc. to Host the 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in San Francisco, CA

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 60 Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from the United States’ top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. will attend the 8th annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course, to be held in San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 16-18, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today.

Digital insurance agency Matic named a Central Ohio ‘Best Place to Work’ by Columbus Business First

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, has been named one of Central Ohio’s top employers by Columbus Business First.

Rapid Business Growth Prompts Energy Optimizers, USA Relocation to Downtown Dayton, Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The newly renovated facility is located at 620 East 1st Street, Dayton, OH 45402 and will benefit Energy Optimizer’s customers by offering better and more convenient access for their clients in the education, institutional and commercial industries. Clients will continue to work with their same Energy Optimizers, USA sales associates and energy engineers throughout and after this relocation.