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Simply Celeste’s Unveils ‘A Taste of Luxury’: A Black-Tie Affair, in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simply Celeste’s is proud to present “A Taste of Luxury”: A Black Tie Affair in Phoenix, Arizona promising an unparalleled experience in culinary excellence, high-end fashion, craft cocktails, exotic vehicles, and live music. The event will be held March 16, 2024.

Bridgewater Development & Avatar Construction Collaborate to Announce Several New Real Estate Development Investment Opportunities

WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bridgewater Development and Avatar Construction announced today they are seeking investors to partner on several current and future development projects across New England. Bridgewater Development offers a unique opportunity to work with a leader in design build construction and land development.

Down Payment Resource reports 135 homebuyer assistance programs were introduced in 2023 to combat the least affordable housing market in decades

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q4 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. During a year when home affordability hit a nearly four-decade low, housing agencies introduced 135 homebuyer assistance programs and expanded eligible inventory to make homeownership more accessible.

Solve a mystery on the secretive shores of Haida Gwaii in the newly-released ‘Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure’ by Lauren de Leeuw

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C., Canada, Jan. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Young fans of mystery and adventure are in for a treat with the release of Lauren de Leeuw’s debut novel, “Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure” (ISBN: 978-1998190270). Full of adventure, heart, and intrigue, this first installment in the “Sami Series” is sure to entertain as much as it will inspire.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Eastern Sierra Propane to Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Eastern Sierra Propane (“Eastern Sierra” or the “Company”) on its sale to Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (OTC: FGPR) (“Ferrellgas”). The Company is one of the premier propane retailers in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, serving both residential and commercial customers.

Unlocking the Future: VOC AI Revolutionizes Customer Experience and Empowers Businesses at CCW Austin 2024

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Silicon Valley-based AI trailblazer, VOC AI, unleashed a wave of innovation at CCW (Customer Contact Week) Austin 2024, January 23 to 25. Renowned for its transformative solutions in the Voice of Customer (VOC) domain, VOC AI is gearing up to redefine customer experiences and empower businesses with cutting-edge AI applications.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Shape LLC

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, is pleased to announce the sale of Shape LLC (“Shape” or the “Company”) to an undisclosed buyer. Prior to the sale, Shape was owned by funds managed by Gen Cap America, Inc. (“Gen Cap”), a private investment firm headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mopec Announces Distribution Partnership with Nano Surgical to Offer Customers the Lumohs Lighted Scalpel Handles

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mopec, a leading manufacturer of anatomic pathology products, announced their new distributor partnership with Nano Surgical to become the exclusive master distributor of Lumohs Lighted Scalpel Handles in the pathology and laboratory markets.

Boutique All-inclusive Virginia Wedding Venue Bucks Expensive Trends

WARRENTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The average wedding costs about $35,000. And that’s just average. That’s why more and more couples are turning to smaller, more intimate gatherings like the “Sweet and Simple Weddings” of Ciao Bella Celebrations. Their stress-free, fun and elegant weddings consistently receive five-star reviews on sites such as Trip Advisor, Google and Wedding Wire. Why? Because the owners, Mona and Dan McLinden, are passionate about what they’ve created.

Click n’ Close Welcomes Sean Drake as it Expands Wholesale Loan Division

ADDISON, Texas, Jan. 25, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Click n’ Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Sean Drake has joined the organization’s third-party originator (TPO) sales team as an account executive.

Bob Herpe Releases His Second Book, a Thrilling New Novel: The Other Side of Crisis

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Acclaimed author and Orlando area resident Bob Herpe is thrilled to announce the release of his second book, “The Other Side of Crisis” (ISBN: 979-8350927269; Feb. 2024). Following the success of his debut novel, “Gravnick,” which captivated readers after its 2019 release, Herpe’s newest work promises to be an even more compelling and thought-provoking journey.

Floify shares findings from survey of 150 top-producing loan originators

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, commissioned an independent study of 150 high-performing loan originators (LOs) in 2023 to gain recruiting and retention insights. “High-performing” LOs were defined as being in the top 20% of closed loan dollars or volume.

Tenorshare iCareFone iTransGo Updated to Transfer Data from Apple iOS to Android

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra launch, there’s an increased demand to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung. To address this need, Tenorshare, a top Smartphone Solutions specialist, has just unveiled iTransGo. This cutting-edge software enables a trouble-free phone-to-phone transfer without resetting.

Grand Maison: Your New Home in the Heart of the City is Coming Soon to Downtown Manchester NH

MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avatar Construction of Watertown, MA announced today that construction is ready to commence for Grand Maison, a six-story, 223-unit apartment complex and retail space located at 533 Elm Street. This project, set to open in 2026, will transform the current aging commercial space into a modern living destination for both families and individuals.

New workflow in the Empower LOS makes it easier for mortgage lenders to consider rent payments when qualifying first-time homebuyers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 23, 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 availability of a new, automated workflow in the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) that makes it easier for lenders to identify and qualify loan applicants who could benefit from evaluation of their positive rent payment history.

TEAL Announces Jill Paulus As Director Of Finance, Procurement

WASHINGTON, D.C., and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Teal, a managed IT service provider for small- to medium-sized organizations that value genuine partnership, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jill Paulus as Director of Finance, Accounting, and Procurement on January 2. Bringing over a decade of diverse experience in the managed IT services sector, Jill exemplifies a unique blend of technical acumen and strategic business insights.

BHERC To Cap-Off Their Monumental Season With 29th Annual S.E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase Closing Weekend

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is pleased to announce the 29th Annual S. E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase (SEMAASFS) closing event, the weekend of January 19-21st, it will include 50 short films. BHERC is also hosting students to see the must-see film Origin, by talented and prolific filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, the first weekend of its release nationally. “We must go out and support our filmmakers and help make their films a success at the box office,” noted BHERC President Sandra Evers-Manly.

Concordia names Porto, Portugal as host city of its 2024 Europe Summit on May 28-29

PORTO, Portugal, Jan. 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Concordia has named Porto, Portugal as the host city for its 2024 Europe Summit, taking place May 28-29, 2024. Building on the 2023 Concordia Europe Summit, which took place last June in Madrid, Spain (view the report), Concordia’s fourth Europe Summit will bring together 100 decision makers for a set of high-level, interactive, and largely closed-door conversations on key challenges, opportunities, and priorities dominating the European agenda.

Group of Greg Lindberg’s Companies to Merge with Quadro Acquisition One Corp. in $3 Billion Deal

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Entrepreneur Greg Lindberg is set to merge about 38 percent of his investments with Quadro Acquisition One Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“Quadro SPAC”). The group of Lindberg’s investments, consisting of seven operating companies and their subsidiaries, is currently part of the portfolio of companies known as the “Global Growth Companies.”

iEmergent CEO Laird Nossuli to present at Seattle’s inaugural Black Homeownership Symposium on January 26

SEATTLE, Wash. and DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced that its CEO Laird Nossuli will present at Seattle’s inaugural Black Homeownership Symposium on January 26. Dr. Courtney Johnson Rose, president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), one of the oldest minority trade associations in the nation and its foremost network of Black real estate professionals, will unveil the findings of the first-ever Washington state edition of the State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report.

Realfinity Launches Dual-License Program for Real Estate Agents

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Real-Finity, Inc. (“Realfinity”) is excited to announce the availability of its Dual-License Program enabling the integration of mortgage services for real estate agents. In the dynamic and increasingly challenging environment of real estate, agents are now able to take advantage of this innovative solution to combat pressure on their commissions and enhance their value proposition by offering mortgage services.

Quadro Acquisition One Corp. to Merge with Group of Greg Lindberg’s Companies with an Estimated Pro Forma Enterprise Value of $3 Billion

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quadro Acquisition One Corp., a NASDAQ-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“Quadro SPAC”) has agreed to acquire a group of seven companies in the sports collectibles, software, cloud-based IT and healthcare services segments with an estimated pro-forma enterprise value of $3 billion (referred to as the “Global Growth Companies”). These companies are affiliated with Global Growth, a private equity firm founded by Greg Lindberg. The name and the symbol under which Quadro SPAC will trade upon the completion of its business combination with Global Growth Companies will be determined at a later date.

Seasonal Lows Contribute to 13.71% Drop In Mortgage Volume

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, revealed today a 13.71% decline in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

Nibav Lifts expands its Presence to San Francisco, Pioneering Air-driven Vertical Transportation Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nibav Lifts USA, a leading home elevator company, is thrilled to announce its expansion into the vibrant city of San Francisco, California. This strategic move signifies a momentous leap for the company as it extends its presence into one of the most dynamic and architecturally significant cities in the United States.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces the Acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government Division

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce the acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government (“Finvi SLG”) Division. This strategic move marks a significant expansion of Avenu’s offerings and capabilities in serving state and local governments.

USA Field Hockey Announces Strategic Partnership with Skyhawks Powered by Stack Sports to Expand Youth Field Hockey Participation Nationwide

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — USA Field Hockey, the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States, is excited to announce a landmark partnership with Skyhawks powered by Stack Sports. This strategic collaboration aims to introduce field hockey to young athletes across the country and foster the growth of the sport at the grassroots level.

ACES Audit Volume Increases 24%, Hits Record High in 2023

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced that, despite challenging mortgage market conditions, the company maintained a record growth path achieved over the last few years by adding more than a dozen of the leading lenders in the U.S. to its client roster in 2023.

accessibleGO Expands and Becomes First One-Stop Shop for Travelers with Disabilities

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — accessibleGO, the leading accessible travel platform, today unveiled a series of enhanced products and services to make all aspects of travel more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. Now in addition to hotels, customers can book flights, rental cars with hand controls, wheelchair van rentals, mobility rentals, and concierge ride services for wheelchair-accessible vehicles, all in one place. Additional features will be introduced in the coming months.

Karmic Selling: New Bestselling Book Redefines Sales as an Act of Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kormac Group, an international management consulting firm, today announced the publication of ‘Karmic Selling: Earning Business by Earning Trust’ (ISBN: 978-1642258608) in partnership with Advantage Media. In his first book, entrepreneur and Kormac CEO Stan Gwizdak reveals how he’s built his career by helping others.

Infinite Creativity: HitPaw Voice Changer 1.4.0 Newly Released with AI Cover Feature

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HitPaw, a company specializing in digital multimedia solutions, has now launched HitPaw Voice Changer 1.4.0 with the exciting update of AI Cover feature. The newest 1.4.0 version of HitPaw Voice Changer allows users to transform their audio files into the styles of various iconic artists like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Drake. The 1.4.0 aims to offer a unique and personalized audio experience.

Optimal Blue PPE Now Available in Native Mobile App for Android and iOS, Gives Loan Officers ‘Pricing in Their Pocket’ With Full Product and Search Capabilities

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced releases related to its publicly listed, native mobile app for the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine. The releases consist of a new mobile app for Android, as well as enhancements to the company’s mobile offering for iOS.

Grand Central Suites: The Ultimate Modern Living Experience is Coming Soon to Downtown Manchester NH

MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avatar Construction of Watertown, MA announced today that construction is underway for Grand Central Suites, the newest apartment complex in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Located at 21 Central Street, this 77-unit complex is set to transform the current aging commercial space into the premier living destination for families and individuals.

61 New Food and Beverage Industry Planned Projects for November 2023 Holds Firm with October

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Industrial SalesLeads announced today the November 2023 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 61 new projects in the Food and Beverage sector for both November and October.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned New Jersey Applebee’s® Restaurants Launch 8th Annual ‘Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest’

ALLENDALE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in New Jersey announced today the launch of their 8th annual “Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest.” Developed to acknowledge exceptional local educators, the contest encourages students to write an essay nominating the special teacher who has had the most impact on their educational journey.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned Florida and Georgia Applebee’s® Locations Announce 8th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in Florida and Georgia today announced the official start of their 8th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their classroom students – rewarding teachers with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: December Brought Significant Growth in Rate/Term Refinance Volume as Falling Rates Created Favorable Tailwinds

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through December 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.

Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® on Long Island Launch 8th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants on Long Island announced today the official launch of their 8th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their students – rewarding each with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

Murray Homes Wins At The NARI CotY 2023 Awards!

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each year, NARI of Tampa Bay presents Contractor of the Year Awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through the submission of their remodeling projects. The CotY Awards are the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers and celebrate members committed to design, best practices, integrity, high standards, and professionalism.

IVIONICS Achieves SOC 2, Type I Compliance as a Commitment to Protecting Client Information

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IVIONICS, LLC., an information and technology management firm, announces that it has achieved System and Organizational Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type I Compliance. Headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with offices in New York City, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington. The company serves clients nationwide.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Bobby Taylor Oil Company, Inc. & T&S Transport, Inc. to Parker Oil Company

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 11, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces the successful closing on the sale of Bobby Taylor Oil Company, Inc. and T&S Transport, Inc. (“BTOC” or the “Company”) to Parker Oil Company Incorporated. Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, BTOC is a leading supplier of retail propane, commercial refined fuels, and racing gas to a diverse customer base of residential and commercial accounts throughout the state of North Carolina.