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.


Sixth Annual SoundBoard Marketing Conference Expands, Showcasing More Than 60 Sessions Over Two Days

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Registration is now open for the Southeast’s premier digital marketing event, #SoundBoardEvent 2019. Held in Athens, Georgia at The Foundry, Soundboard is open to agency and in-house marketers, entrepreneurs, and business owners of all skill levels and backgrounds seeking to better understand and leverage a rapidly-changing digital media landscape and grow their businesses more effectively.

Mary Shah Named Principal at Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc.

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today announced the appointment of retirement plan consultant Mary Shah as its newest principal. Shah’s promotion recognizes a track record of outstanding client service delivery and business development contributions since joining SBA.

American Financial Network Deploys CompenSafe to Provide Real-Time Reporting of Loan Originator Compensation

MACON, Ga., Feb. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that American Financial Network, Inc. (AFN), a mortgage lender with more than 125 branches nationwide, has adopted CompenSafe to manage loan originator (LO) compensation plans with greater efficiency and transparency.

New Innovative Program Help Home Buyers Save Thousands When Buying a New Construction Home

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The House Squad Real Estate SHOP, TheHouseSquad.com, a real estate brokerage in the State of Georgia, has announced their innovative 2 percent Cash Back Rebate (2 percent CBR) program for new construction home buyers looking to buy anywhere in the metropolitan Atlanta region.

LBA Ware Adds Real-Time Mortgage Compensation Push Notifications to SimpleNexus Mobile Originator App

MACON, Ga., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it has completed a partial integration of its compensation platform CompenSafe(TM) with SimpleNexus’s enterprise digital mortgage solution. As a result, LOs will be able to receive real-time push notifications on calculated loan commissions directly through the SimpleNexus app.

FormFree President Faith Schwartz to Kick Off NEXT Mortgage Conference with Address on Succeeding in a Transitional Mortgage Market

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Acting President Faith Schwartz will kick off the upcoming NEXT mortgage technology summit for women, which will take place February 7-8, 2019, at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas, Texas. Schwartz’s address, “Winning in a Transitional Market,” will take place on Thursday, February 7, from 8:20-8:50 a.m. CT on the event’s main stage.

CityView Commercial LLC has purchased Southlake Mall in Atlanta, Ga.

MORROW, Ga., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York based CityView Commercial LLC, led by Jimmy Khezrie and Jack Friedler, has purchased Southlake Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. Jacobs REA led by Sholom Jacobs partnered with CVC in this transaction. Southlake Mall is a two-level mall consisting of approximately 1,015,984 square feet of gross leasable area located in the City of Morrow.

Top Buckhead Atlanta Realtor Offers A Luxury Georgia Home with Famous Car Barn

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties, has announced Georgia’s best custom masterpiece estate. 3509 Tanners Mill Circle offers a range of unique benefits, from a large car-collector showroom to 136 acres of breathtaking picturesque grounds, all available for $9.9 million with opportunity to purchase the entire 446 acres of property for $16.5 million. (VIDEO)

FormFree Builds on Its Success in 2018 with Addition of New Products and Industry Partnerships, Including Freddie Mac

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a banner 2018 that included new partnerships, a product launch and several industry accolades, automated verification provider FormFree anticipates continued growth and innovation in 2019 thanks in part to an expanded focus on serving the needs of independent mortgage brokers.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Promotes Three Consultants to Director Level

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the advancement of retirement plan consultants Kim Shumate, David Runsick and Harry Souder to the role of director. Shumate, Runsick and Souder were promoted in recognition of their sustained contributions to SBA, including their proven success leading complex projects to high-value outcomes and fostering strong client relationships.

LBA Ware CEO to Discuss Loan Originator Compensation Trends in Today’s Market at MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

MACON, Ga., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that its Founder and CEO Lori Brewer will be a panelist at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2019 Independent Mortgage Bankers (IMB) Conference, which will be held January 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Triserv Becomes a Preferred Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Triserv, a national appraisal management company (AMC), is proud to announce a strategic partnership with The Mortgage Collaborative to provide appraisal management services to the organization’s growing lender member network.

United Community Bank Picks LBA Ware’s CompenSafe for Efficient, Flexible Automation of Loan Originator and Processor Commissions

MACON, Ga., Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that Georgia-based United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) (“United”) has deployed CompenSafe to automate loan originator (LO) and processor commissions.

Debra Johnston Announces New 2.4 Acre Luxury Listing in Atlanta’s Sought-After North Buckhead Area

ATLANTA, GA., Dec. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury agent, Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties, has announced a new listing offered for $3,750,000. There’s a sense you’ve arrived somewhere very special upon your arrival to this exceptional 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 5-car garage estate. Set out over 2.4 sprawling acres and nestled within nature, this stately custom-built stone and copper manor is a showpiece of superior artistry, materials, and design. (VIDEO)

FormFree President and Housing Finance Icon Faith Schwartz Receives 2018 HousingWire Vanguard Award

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree announced today that Faith Schwartz, a member of FormFree’s board of directors and the company’s acting president, has been honored with HousingWire’s 2018 HW Vanguard Award in recognition of her career contributions to the housing finance industry.

LBA Ware CEO Lori Brewer Receives 2018 HousingWire Vanguard Award for Innovation in Mortgage Tech

MACON, Ga., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer is a recipient of HousingWire’s 2018 HW Vanguard Award.

JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Risk Innovations, a Specialty Insurance Business

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Risk Innovations LLC, a specialty wholesale insurance broker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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.

Suzannah Gill of EPIC Achieves Elite Health Benefits Certification

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill has been accepted to join the rigorous Health Rosetta Certified Benefit Advisor program.

MReport Names LBA Ware Among Mortgage Industry’s Top 25 Employers

MACON, Ga., Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, the leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced today that it has been named to MReport’s inaugural list of the Top 25 Companies to Work For in mortgage and housing.

Debra Johnston Announces Buckhead Atlanta’s Most Exceptional Home Chosen as The Cover of Unique Homes Magazine

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury agent, Debra Johnston, has announced North Buckhead’s best masterpiece estate offered for $7,950,000. Nestled in and surrounded by the beautiful land of the Chattahoochee National Forest, sits the rarest Buckhead estate in the history of Atlanta. Chosen as the Nov./Dec. cover of the prestigious Unique Homes Magazine.

BOGE Launches New Line of Rotary Screw Air Compressors – Direct Drive, Low Speed, Tank Mounted with Refrigerated Dryer and Pre-filter, 5-20HP

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga., Oct. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BOGE America was excited to feature the new product launch of their industrial grade full size CLDR Series rotary screw fully packaged, tank mounted compressors recently at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.

FormFree’s Faith Schwartz Named Among Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine has named Acting President Faith Schwartz to the publication’s inaugural list of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women.

Lori Brewer of LBA Ware Honored as One of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women

MACON, Ga., Oct. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, the leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, today announced that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as one of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women. (VIDEO)

McWhirter Realty Partners Hires Susan C. Dorr as Chief Operating Officer

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — McWhirter Realty Partners, a comprehensive real estate services firm offering brokerage, asset management, property management, development and advisory services, today announced it has hired Susan C. Dorr as Chief Operating Officer.

Buckhead Atlanta Realtor Lists 446 Acre Luxury Georgia Estate Featuring One of the World’s Best Car-Collector Garages

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, has announced Georgia’s best custom masterpiece estate. 3509 Tanners Mill Circle offers a range of unique benefits, from a large car-collector showroom to 446 acres of breathtaking picturesque grounds, all available for $16.5 million.

FormFree and Freddie Mac Partner to Automate Income and Asset Assessment to Safely Speed Origination Process

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac has named FormFree a designated third-party service provider for automated income and asset assessment capabilities. The announcement came as the GSE unveiled new enhancements to Loan Advisor(SM) at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention and Expo in Washington, D.C.

FormFree and LoanBeam Partner to Automate Income Extraction and Calculation for Mortgage Lenders

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automated verification provider FormFree has partnered with LoanBeam, the leader in automated income extraction and calculation, to make it easy for mortgage lenders to solve two of their toughest underwriting challenges: collecting digital borrower financial data directly from the source and calculating qualified income with accuracy, consistency and efficiency.

LBA Ware’s Lori Brewer to Moderate Panel on Data-Driven Best Practices for Mortgage Lender Staffing at MBA Annual 2018

MACON, Ga., Oct. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, the leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, today announced that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer will moderate a panel on the science of staffing a mortgage business at the 2018 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Annual Convention and Expo, which takes place October 14-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

FormFree to Host James Deitch Book Signing at 2018 MBA Annual Convention

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automated verification provider FormFree and co-sponsors LexisNexis Risk Solutions, LoanBeam, SingleSource and Teraverde will host a book signing and networking event featuring James Deitch, CPA, CMB, at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention and Expo being held Oct. 14-17, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The Ormewoods release new music video that reaches across the aisle, ‘Hope, Pray, Sing’

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Ormewoods – Claire Pearson and Don McCollister – is an Americana and folk duo, and their new music video, “Hope, Pray, Sing,” was released to draw people closer together rather than tear them apart.

LBA Ware Sponsors Young Entrepreneurs Academy to Cultivate a Future Generation of Entrepreneurs in Middle Georgia

MACON, Ga., Oct. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, the leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders announced its fiscal sponsorship of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes.

Glorified High School re-imagines 1987’s iconic ‘Whitesnake’ album, track-by-track

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Eagle Productions, LLC today announced that – after covering such diverse artists as Rush, Bruce Hornsby and Motley Crue – Glorified High School (GHS) recently realized its greatest ambition by recording a track-for-track reimagining of the 1987 “Whitesnake” album. This new album of cover songs takes popular ’80s rock songs to new places sonically and emotionally.

BOGE Oil Free Compressors Eliminate Risk in the Food Industry

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga., Sept. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recent months, there have been numerous instances in the news about food borne illnesses that have reaffirmed the ongoing need for quality oil free compressors in kitchens and food preparation areas, says BOGE America, Inc.

On Q Financial Selects LBA Ware’s CompenSafe to Improve Accuracy and Efficiency of Mortgage Loan Originator Commission Calculations

MACON, Ga., Sept. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, today announced that Arizona-based On Q Financial has selected CompenSafe to manage the numerous compensation plans created for its team of loan originators (LOs) nationwide.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Adds Lesley Posey to Its Benefits Consulting Team

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the appointment of Lesley Posey to the position of benefits consultant. In this role, Posey will provide pension and retiree medical plan sponsors with a full array of actuarial and strategic advisory services, including administration services for defined benefit plans.

Paladin Advisory Services Adds Mortgage Loan Quality Expert John Gray to Lead Forensic Loan File Reviews, Enhance Strategic Guidance and Training Services

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paladin Advisory Services, LLC, is pleased to announce that mortgage loan quality subject matter expert John Gray, CFE, CAMS, has joined its team. Gray will drive Paladin’s forensic loan file review programs and enhance its offerings in strategic guidance and training for mortgage lenders.

Lisa Birmingham of LBA Ware Wins 2018 HousingWire Insiders Award

MACON, Ga., Sept. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced that DevOps Manager Lisa Birmingham has been named a 2018 Insiders Award recipient by HousingWire (HW) magazine.

FormFree’s Louann Bernstone Receives HW Insiders Award from HousingWire

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that its Head of Risk and Compliance, Louann Bernstone, has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 HW Insiders Award list of the mortgage industry’s most vital, yet little-known contributors.

LBA Ware CEO Lori Brewer to Offer Insights on Motivating Loan Originators at 2018 Mortgage Bankers Association’s Human Resources Symposium

MACON, Ga., Sept. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders LBA Ware(TM) today announced that its CEO and Founder Lori Brewer will be speaking on the topic of loan originator motivation at the 2018 MBA Human Resources Symposium at the Renaissance Arlington Captial View outside Washington D.C.