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 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).

First Generation Students Land Big Scholarships with Online College Planning Curriculum

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two students will be enjoying a dream Christmas, the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today. On December 1, Grayson High School senior, Bre’an Moore, received a congratulatory email from Carleton College, ranked #7 on the 2020 US News and World Reports Liberal Arts College Rankings, offering her admission and a scholarship valued at over $280,000 over 4 years.

LBA Ware Launches CompenSafe University to Help Lenders Achieve Their Compensation Plan Management Objectives

MACON, Ga., Dec. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced the launch of CompenSafe University (CSU), a two-day training program designed to help lenders derive additional value from their investment in CompenSafe.

Pixie Vacations Named Top Beaches Resort Travel Agency in the United States and Top Ten Agency World Wide at Sandals Star Awards

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A total of 560 travel agents, media, and special guests from around the world traveled to Turks and Caicos where Sandals Resorts recognized the best of the best in the travel industry. Pixie Vacations was honored to receive several awards at this year’s Sandals Star Awards.

Debra Johnston Offers a Buckhead Atlanta New Construction Estate by Acclaimed Architects Harrison Design

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties presents a new construction estate in Atlanta offered for $3.6 Million. For the pinnacle of prestigious living and entertaining in an esteemed gated Buckhead Estate, there’s simply no comparison to this brand-new, exquisitely constructed abode.

Myriad Electrical Contractors Promotes New Sales Manager and Becomes Certified ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging Station

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., Dec. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Electrical Contractors congratulates Dave Nickerson on becoming the new Sales Manager. Dave has also become a certified ChargePoint electric vehicle installer along with several other employees receiving their certifications on air cooled standby generator installation, and photovoltaic system installation.

Prime Retail Services Launches New Network Integration Division, Prime-Net

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Dec. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On November 1, 2019 Prime Retail Services launched a new division focused on providing low-voltage and network integration solutions. The division, Prime-Net, will expand the company’s current management of low-voltage scopes to include self-performing technicians and the core ability to execute diverse network integration programs in the retail industry.

EPIC Adds Todd Randolph in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Todd Randolph has joined the firm as a Principal of its Southeast Employee Benefits Practice.

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Dirty South Bats Have Joined Forces to Produce the American Sniper Composite Baseball Bat

WINDER, Ga., Nov. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dirty South Bats today announced that it has joined forces with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) to produce a limited-edition tribute bat honoring American Sniper Chris Kyle that is cutting-edge both in its looks and performance. The 2 5/8-inch composite baseball bat certified for USSSA and BBCOR will be available for players from ages 8 to College with $100 from each bat sale being donated to the CKFF.

Local Atlanta Brand Béla Will Be Presenting Partner of ‘Yoga By The Water’ at Georgia Aquarium in 2020

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Béla, the Atlanta-based wellness beverage start-up brand from Althea Brands LLC, announced today that it will be the presenting partner of “Yoga by the Water,” Georgia Aquarium’s monthly yoga event, through 2020. All proceeds from the sponsorship will go towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts.

FormFree partners with Teo to modernize customer acquisition for mortgage lenders

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced a strategic partnership with Teo, a lead generation platform and AI assistant that helps mortgage lenders close more loans faster. Teo will leverage FormFree’s market-leading Passport verification service to help assess the quality of incoming prospects.

Debra Johnston Offers an Atlanta Luxury Estate Recognized as Exceptional and Extraordinary on a National Level

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties offers a one-of-a-kind estate in Atlanta offered for $7.95 Million. This peaceful, private, and exceptionally rare oasis sets the new high standard in living and luxurious entertaining in the affluent Buckhead enclave.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Have Joined Forces

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Inc., announced today that they have officially joined forces to continue to build on their national footprint and offer greater specialty support and services to their clients and collaboration among EPIC’s colleagues. The transaction previously announced on October 15 has closed.

Finance of America Mortgage LLC Transforms Incentive Compensation Process, Gains Insight, Flexibility and Efficiency with LBA Ware’s CompenSafe

MACON, Ga., Nov. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions provider for the mortgage industry, today announced that Finance of America Mortgage LLC (FAM) has upgraded its incentive compensation process with CompenSafe.

SwampFire Backwoods Bistro Debuts Steak and Shrimp Menus for Weekend Dining Friday, Nov. 15

FOLKSTON, Ga., Nov. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SwampFire Backwoods Bistro, south Georgia’s sizzling new culinary experience, announces its ribbon cutting and opens its doors for the finest in regional dining on Friday, Nov. 15. (*UPDATED*)