Georgia Business News

Georgia Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Georgia, U.S.A. (Ga., GA), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Top of Mind Lead Project Manager Maggie Mae Named 2020 HousingWire Rising Stars Award Honoree

ATLANTA, Ga., June 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced that Lead Project Manager Maggie Mae has been named a recipient of HousingWire’s 2020 Rising Stars award. Now in its seventh year, the HW Rising Stars award program honors the housing industry’s most influential professionals aged 40 and under.

LBA Ware Publishes Findings of Top-10 Lender’s Compensation Automation Cost-Benefit Analysis

MACON, Ga., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released the findings of a cost-benefit analysis quantifying one mortgage lender’s expected return on investment after implementing CompenSafe.

Veteran B2B Sales Leader Nick Belenky Joins Top of Mind as EVP of Sales

ATLANTA, Ga., May 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, has hired veteran business-to-business sales leader Nick Belenky as executive vice president of sales. In this role, Belenky will direct Top of Mind’s sales operations with a focus on client success and new customer acquisition.

Atlanta Face & Body ushers in new procedures to keep patients and staff safe amid pandemic

ATLANTA, Ga., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta Face & Body announces new safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a medical office and accredited ambulatory surgery facility, the Atlanta-based practice has always been held to a high level of cleanliness and sterility.

Top of Mind wins eight international Hermes Awards for SurefireCRM’s creative videos that help mortgage lenders engage prospects and customers

ATLANTA, Ga., May 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, was recognized with four platinum and four gold awards for outstanding corporate marketing in the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards.

Top of Mind enhances ‘Client for Life’ Workflow to help lenders retain 2020’s record-breaking influx of refi customers

ATLANTA, Ga., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks, a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced enhancements to its “Client for Life” Workflow. Available to users of SurefireCRM, the Client for Life Workflow helps lenders protect market share by creating over 100 distinct opportunities to stay connected with borrowers over a five-year period.

New Children’s Book Opens Door for Dialogue About Grief and Death

ATLANTA, Ga., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bryson Thompson, Sr.’s mother passed away from stomach cancer in 2016, he grappled with how to tell his 3-year old son that he would never see his beloved grandmother again. It was this life-changing event that sparked him to write, “How Angels are Made” (ISBN: 978-1735023809).

Champions of Southern Queer Visibility Announce Second Virtual Telethon

ATLANTA, Ga., May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Y’all ready for a second helping? Wussy Mag, Queer Appalachia, and Southern Fried Queer Pride, three powerhouse stewards of Southern and Appalachian queer culture, have teamed up again to bring you “The Big Ass Telethon to End Metronormativity: PART TWO.” The livestream event celebrating rural queer artists will air on Saturday, May 30 at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT on Twitch at @endmetronormativity.

Designer Brings Awareness to Immunosuppression During Pandemic

BOGART, Ga., April 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — StickTogether.Family, whose mission is to promote awareness of the impact a community spread virus can have on the immunosuppressed, announced today the creation of a universal icon that visually communicates being immunosuppressed and encourages physical distancing efforts during the current pandemic.

Free Oil Changes to Atlanta Area Healthcare Professionals

ATLANTA, Ga., April 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIQUI MOLY today announced it has partnered to provide motor oil to Atlanta-area repair shops for free oil changes to more than 350 area healthcare professionals.

FormFree and Ocrolus Partner for Comprehensive Borrower Income Verification Program

ATHENS, Ga., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced a partnership with Ocrolus, a leading fintech infrastructure company that transforms documents into actionable data with over 99% accuracy. (*UPDATED*)

LBA Ware Issues Q1 2020 LO Compensation Report

MACON, Ga., April 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry compensation in the first quarter of 2020.

Georgia Psychiatric Practice Provides Insurance-Covered Telehealth Services

ATLANTA, Ga., April 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many mental health practices are being forced to close their doors to patients. These closures are causing even more anxiety and stress. United Behavioral Health Solutions (UBHS, Inc.) is happy to report that it continues to see patients via its telehealth services during a time when they likely need it most.

Top of Mind Launches PartnerNetwork Offering Lenders and Referral Partners a Simple Solution for Managing RESPA Compliance and Co-Branded Marketing Collateral

ATLANTA, Ga., April 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced it has launched PartnerNetwork, a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) solution that makes it easy for lenders and referral partners to co-brand marketing collateral with control and confidence.

Top of Mind gives loan originators must-have text messaging capabilities with SurefireCRM Power Messaging

ATLANTA, Ga., April 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced the release of Power Messaging, a feature that enables SurefireCRM users to deliver high-touch text communication to consumers at scale.

SBA Publishes Guidance on Which CARES Act Provisions Require Immediate Action by Health and Retirement Plan Sponsors

ATLANTA, Ga., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) issued a statement today summarizing provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that require action on the part of health and retirement plan sponsors.

FormFree Expands Partnership with American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia in Celebration of 2020 Red Cross Month

ATHENS, Ga., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it is celebrating Red Cross Month by expanding its long-held partnership with the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia. FormFree will support the Northeast Georgia chapter’s mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by giving fiscal contributions and engaging in monthly acts of service throughout 2020.

Alpine Bank Selects CompenSafe by LBA Ware for Efficient, Accurate and Scalable Compensation Plan Management

MACON, Ga., March 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced that full-service community bank Alpine Bank has implemented CompenSafe™ to automate incentive compensation for its mortgage loan originators and fulfillment staff.

Top of Mind takes home AVA Digital Awards platinum, gold for its dynamic creative content for mortgage lenders

ATLANTA, Ga., March 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, took home four platinum and four gold awards in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards competition.

Top of Mind Joins Lenders One as a Preferred Provider

ATLANTA, Ga., March 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced it has joined Lenders One as a preferred provider. Top of Mind will offer Lenders One members access to marketing resources that help to strengthen consumer relationships and create customers for life.

FormFree Named to HousingWire’s Tech100 List of the Housing Economy’s Most Innovative Companies for a Sixth Time

ATHENS, Ga., March 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has been named a recipient of HousingWire’s eighth annual HW Tech100 award. This is the sixth year FormFree has been recognized by HousingWire as a leading innovator in housing technology.

LBA Ware Recognized as 2020 HW Tech100 Company for Helping Mortgage Lenders Drive Profitability with Performance Management Software

MACON, Ga., March 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced it has been named a winner of HousingWire’s annual HW Tech100 award, which recognizes the most innovative and impactful technology companies in the U.S. housing economy.

Elisa Pratt joins Nour Cohort Community of Excellence in Professional Advisory Services

ATLANTA, Ga., March 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Association management executive Elisa Pratt, Founder and President of Washington, DC-based Brewer Pratt Solutions LLC, has joined The Nour Cohort Community, an exclusive community for influential advisors, focused on strategic impact and experiential excellence for global clients.

Landscape Design Book Follows Cookbook Format with DIY Garden Recipes

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Garden Design Recipes: Design Without the Designer” (ISBN: 978-1734260007) by April Harden is a DIY-garden design book that provides easy-to-follow instructions. Set up in a recipe-style format, there are garden design recipes for how to create 75 different gardens in multiple zones across the country.

LBA Ware Taps Silicon Valley Talent Veronica Mahler to Roll Out LimeGear BI Platform

MACON, Ga., Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, has brought on Silicon Valley talent Veronica Mahler as business analyst. Mahler was hired to support the spring release of LBA Ware’s turnkey business intelligence (BI) platform, LimeGear, by supporting post-implementation client experience in partnership with LBA Ware’s client success team.

FormFree Returns as Anchor Sponsor of NEXTWINTER20 Women’s Executive Mortgage Summit

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its anchor sponsorship of NEXT’s upcoming event, #NEXTWINTER20, being held February 23-25 at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.

Personal Injury Attorney Covington GA Ben Windham Selected to Super Lawyers® 2020 List

COVINGTON, Ga., Feb. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Windham Law is proud to announce that Founding Partner, Mr. Ben Windham, has been selected to the 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers list. This year marks the second consecutive year that Mr. Windham has been named to the prestigious list. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters company, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Loan Officers Executing Automated Marketing Campaigns Close Twice the Deals, Earn Double the Revenue, Top of Mind Finds

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today released data revealing that loan officers (LOs) who utilize automated lead, prospect and nurture campaigns on average see double the number of closed loans and revenue production.

Depth Public Relations Names Leslie Colley Vice President of Client Services

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for the mortgage lending and residential finance industries, today announced its promotion of Leslie Colley to vice president of client services.

27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival Lineup Announced

THOMSON, Ga., Feb. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Activities Council of Thomson proudly announces the lineup of musicians for the 27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival. This year’s date for the iconic day of great roots music is Saturday May 2, 2020, in Thomson, Georgia.

Top of Mind Co-founder Sherwood Lawrence Steps into Dual Role as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Creative Officer

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced Sherwood Lawrence will take on the role of chief marketing officer in addition to his current position as chief creative officer.

Atlanta Luxury Realtor Debra Johnston Lists an Exquisite Luxury Listing with Colossal Car-collector Steel Showroom

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties presents Georgia’s best custom masterpiece estate offered for $15.5 Million. For the epitome of sprawling sophistication, indulgent luxury, and decadent opulence there is none that rival this exceptional Atlanta estate.

LBA Ware Onboards Chris Gassel as Strategic Sales Specialist to Support Release of LimeGear Business Intelligence Platform

MACON, Ga., Jan. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, has appointed Chris Gassel as strategic sales specialist. Gassel was brought on board to support the release of LBA Ware’s highly anticipated, turnkey business intelligence (BI) platform, LimeGear.

FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Commends CFPB Proposal to Eliminate DTI, Citing Ability to Pay as a ‘Best Consumer Borrowing Risk Indicator’

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today responded to this week’s news that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger indicated the bureau’s decision to propose amending the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule so as to “move away” from debt-to-income (DTI) calculations as a mortgage underwriting factor.

CardTapp and Top of Mind Offer Combined Solution Aimed at Improving Loan Officer Productivity and Lead Response Time

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CardTapp, your always-on digital assistant, today announced an integration with Surefire by Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry. The integration brings together Surefire’s new Power Calls capability with CardTapp’s digital assistant solution to increase loan officer productivity and enable speedier borrower outreach.

Top of Mind Elevates Jonas Kruckeberg to Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Industry Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced it has elevated Jonas Kruckeberg to executive vice president of strategic partnerships and industry relationships.

LBA Ware Releases 2019 LO Compensation Report

MACON, Ga., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry compensation in 2019. The firm’s analysis of year-over-year data from its CompenSafe ICM platform reveals compelling trends about how mortgage lenders nationwide are managing commissions for loan originators (LOs).

FormFree Generates Record Number of Combined Verification Reports in 2019

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree rounded out 2019 with a 65 percent increase in total orders for its AccountChek Asset Report and three-in-one Passport Report over the previous year. The surge in adoption of the company’s market-leading products, which allow lenders to verify borrower asset, income and employment information, caps a long list of product milestones.

K3 Travel Named Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings 2020

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — K3 Travel is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a national leading wedding planning brand and app.

Top of Mind Expands Mortgage Compliance Solutions with CCPA Readiness Ahead of January 1 Deadline

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks, a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced that its Surefire CRM is ready to help mortgage lenders meet their obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).