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.


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*)

Rayah, The Royal Poodle Promotes Gender Equality and Healthy Learning and Working Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Vickie Cox Edmondson, an academic and management strategist, today announced that she has entered into a partnership with actress, Adrienne Unae to introduce Rayah, The Royal Poodle, LLC. to enhance the career opportunities and influence of girls and women of color.

LBA Ware Founder and CEO Scheduled to Speak at 2019 MBA Accounting and Financial Management Conference

MACON, Ga., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions provider to the mortgage industry, today announced that Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been invited to speak at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2019 Accounting and Financial Management Conference, November 19-21.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Named Among Atlanta’s Top Employee Benefits & Compensation Companies

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of the top 20 employee benefits and compensation companies in Atlanta.

EPIC Launches Cannabis Site Pollution Liability (CSPL) Insurance Program

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting (Greyling), a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), today announced the first nationwide Site Pollution Liability Insurance Program for the emerging cannabis industry.

FinTech Firm FormFree Sponsors PGA Tour Golfer Matt NeSmith

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced a two-year agreement to sponsor 25-year-old pro golfer Matt NeSmith. Currently playing in his first season on the PGA TOUR, NeSmith will wear the fintech firm’s logo on the left sleeve of his apparel.

FormFree adds paystubs to Passport all-in-one asset, employment and income verification service

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that it has added paystub collection and verification to its Passport(TM) all-in-one asset, employment and income verification service. The enhancement will be available to FormFree customers, including those who use Passport through one of FormFree’s more than 100 integrations and reseller partnerships, in November.

Stephen Walker Appointed to Board of Directors for The National Association of REALTORS

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of REALTORS has appointed Stephen Walker as a large brokerage representative to the Board of Directors for 2020 on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.

Depth Public Relations Names Lindsey Neal Vice President of Client Services

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations, LLC, (DepthPR) a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for the mortgage lending and residential finance industry, today announced its promotion of Lindsey Neal to vice president of client services.

Integrated, High-Quality Health Care for Everyone? It Can Be Done!

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “GAME OF PROFESSIONALS. HEALTHCARE IN A CREATIVE SOCIETY” global event will be hosted on the platform of ALLATRA International Public Movement on November 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. ET.

FormFree Teams Up with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Revolutionize Digital Mortgage Loan Applications for Borrowers and Lenders

ATHENS and ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has teamed up with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to help lenders intelligently pre-fill the Universal Residential Loan Application (Form 65/1003) for mortgage applicants. The combined solution significantly reduces the amount of information a consumer must manually input.

Avondale Estates Mayoral Candidate Clai Brown Refutes Disinformation, Invites More Community Dialog

AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2019 Candidate for Mayor and former City Manager Clai Brown has issued the following statement to ensure Avondale Estates citizens have access to facts on matters that may determine their November 5 election-day decisions about the future of their unique city and community.

LBA Ware’s CompenSafe™ Enhances the Loan Originator Experience at Guaranteed Rate

MACON, Ga., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that Guaranteed Rate Companies has improved internal processes and enhanced the loan originator (LO) experience with the implementation of CompenSafe.

FormFree Welcomes Christy Moss, CMB as Director of Partner Relationships

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced it has appointed former Fannie Mae Strategic Business and Relationship Manager Christy Moss, CMB as director of partner relationships. In her role at FormFree, the 30-year mortgage industry veteran will strengthen and grow industry partnerships and cultivate internal talent as leader of the company’s strategic sales team.

Debra Johnston Offers a Masterpiece Buckhead Atlanta Estate Located in Coveted Chastain Park

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties offers an exceptional property in Atlanta offered for 5.675 Million. If you’ve ever dreamed of living under the Tuscan sun, this exquisite, European-inspired Buckhead estate built in 2005 can make this wish a reality. Custom built by Harrison Design.

The Nation’s 34th Largest Retail Insurance Broker Prime Risk Partners Joins EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Risk Partners Inc. and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to join forces. EPIC, founded in 2007, has grown to become one of the 15 largest U.S. retail insurance brokers and the nation’s 9th largest privately-held insurance brokerage.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler, Faith Schwartz Lend Their Expertise to Prominent Mortgage Industry Events

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that company board member Faith Schwartz and Founder and CEO Brent Chandler have been invited to share their subject matter expertise at prominent upcoming mortgage industry events. Schwartz and Chandler will participate on panels at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Annual Convention and Expo and NEXT Mortgage Events’ #NEXTDC19 conference, respectively.

Atlanta Real Estate Insider Lindsay Levin Offers Historic Golfer’s Paradise in the Heart of Buckhead

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A beautiful estate, with one of a kind English architecture, situated on an estimated 2 gated acres was just listed in Buckhead. Lindsay Levin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties represents the listing of 3645 Nancy Creek Road NW with an asking price of $3.8 million. (VIDEO)