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 Atlanta Realtor Debra Johnston Offers a Custom-Built Buckhead Residence by Renowned Architects Pak Hedyt

ATLANTA, Ga., June 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties offers a celebration of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary styling property in an exclusive Buckhead estate neighborhood offered for $2.5 Million.

5rand5’s New Crowdfunding Shopping Cart Helps People Help Each Other Anonymously

ATLANTA, Ga., June 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5rand5 LLC has launched its people-based shopping cart crowdfunding platform, (5rand5.com). Donors can send as little as a $5 tax deductible donation through the shopping cart, or send donations directly. Donors have an option to do a random donation to five different individuals or families in need, and they can choose who will receive their contribution. Both donor and receiver will still remain anonymous.

ZKTeco Face Recognition Now Available From AMAG Technology

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ZKTeco today announced that its OP-400 face reader has been officially certified by AMAG Technology. ZKTeco is a long-time member of AMAG’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Taps Leslie Olds as Senior Benefits Consultant

ATLANTA, Ga., May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) has hired veteran retirement plans leader Leslie Olds for the role of senior benefits consultant. A retirement benefits consultant of 28 years, Olds will advise SBA’s plan sponsor clients on managing all aspects of their broad-based and executive retirement programs, including financing, design, implementation, administration and compliance.

Ashtanga House of Yoga Offers All Levels of Ashtanga Yoga Classes Including Mysore Style

ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ashtanga House of Yoga, LLC is a new studio dedicated to the power of the Ashtanga practice and is located at 11890 Douglas Rd Suite 109, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Ashtanga House of Yoga welcomes students of all levels and yoga backgrounds.

FirstBank Mortgage Reduces Loan Originator Compensation Processing Time by 75 percent with CompenSafe

MACON, Ga., May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that FirstBank Mortgage has optimized the execution of its incentive compensation with CompenSafe(TM). By replacing spreadsheets with CompenSafe, FirstBank Mortgage has reduced the time it takes to calculate loan compensation by 75 percent

LBA Ware Receives Best of Macon Award for 5th Consecutive Year

MACON, Ga., May 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, has been selected for the 2019 Best of Macon Award in the Software Company category by the Macon Award Program. As a five-time winner of the Best of Macon Award, LBA Ware was also inducted into the 2019 Macon Business Hall of Fame.

Top Atlanta Realtor Debra Johnston Offers a Custom Harrison Design Estate Built by Garmon Properties

ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties lists a custom luxury property offered for $2.9 Million. The embodiment of timeless architecture beckons in the exclusive Chastain Park enclave, with this four-bedroom, five-bathroom luxury abode.

FormFree Files Patent Application for Employer Data Extraction and Verification Tech

ATLANTA, Ga., April 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the filing of a patent application titled ‘Method and System for Employer Verification,’ which describes the company’s proprietary method and system for verifying the employment and income history of loan applicants.

New Bill Targets Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

ATLANTA, Ga., April 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) issued a statement today informing employers that bipartisan legislation currently pending could significantly revise the rules for employer-sponsored retirement plans.

LBA Ware to Exhibit in Innovation Alley at Second Annual FinTech South Conference

MACON, Ga., April 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it will be an exhibiting company in Innovation Alley at FinTech South 2019, the Southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation.

FormFree and Board Member Faith Schwartz Named Finalists for Mortgage Professional America Power Originator Summit Awards

ATHENS, Ga., April 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Both FormFree and Faith Schwartz, a member of FormFree’s board of directors, were named finalists for Mortgage Professional America’s Power Originator Summit Awards. As nominees for the Best Rate Referrals Award for Best Technology and the RCN Capital Award for Woman of Distinction, FormFree and Schwartz were recognized at the inaugural Power Originator Summit at the Anaheim Convention Centre on April 4.

FormFree Named to HousingWire’s 2019 TECH100 List of Top Digital Mortgage Technology Companies

ATHENS, Ga., April. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced that it has been named to HousingWire’s list of the top 100 innovators in housing technology. Now in its sixth year, the HW TECH100(TM) awards program honors leading technology companies in all sectors of the U.S. housing economy, including residential mortgage lending, servicing and investments.

LBA Ware Named a HousingWire TECH100 Company for 5th Straight Year

MACON, Ga., April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it has been named to HousingWire’s 2019 TECH100 list of the housing industry’s most impactful technologies. This marks the fifth consecutive year LBA Ware has been named to the list.

Timely World Event Comes to Atlanta, GA Organized by ALLATRA International Public Movement

ATLANTA, Ga., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “THE UNIVERSAL GRAIN. Game of Professionals. Society. The Last Chance” to be held on May 11, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. ET, ALLATRA International announced today. This momentous event will be held at Georgia Aquarium, in the Oceans Ballroom in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

EPIC Adds Vanessa Smiley in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Vanessa Smiley who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Operations.

EPIC Adds Chris Knight in Atlanta, Georgia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., March 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Chris Knight who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Analytics and Innovation.

Top Atlanta Realtor Debra Johnston Offers a Luxury Estate with Tennis Court and Golf Complex

ATLANTA, Ga., March 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties lists an exceptional and rare private-retreat estate located just north of Buckhead. Tucked away amongst a canopy of evergreen gardens and trees, you’ll find 75 Finch Forest Trail offered for $3.95 million.

FormFree Joins Financial Data Exchange (FDX)

ATHENS, Ga., March 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree announced today that it has joined the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), a non-profit group that promotes information sharing and security standards for the financial sector. A leading provider of digital asset, income and employment verification, FormFree brings over a decade of experience in protecting the safety and integrity of sensitive consumer data.

EPIC Insurance Adds Kevin Grady and Christian Florence in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Kevin Grady and Christian Florence, both recognized experts in utilizing rigorous data analyses, benchmarking, and key performance metrics to reduce the total cost of risk.

LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer Selected as 2019 Tech All-Star by Mortgage Bankers Association

MACON, Ga., March 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named a winner of the 2019 MBA Insights Tech All-Star award. Brewer accepted her award today during the opening session of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 in Dallas.

Buckhead Art and Company Announces That It Has Recently Received Two Original Joey Waldon Pieces of Art for Sale

ATLANTA, Ga., March 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buckhead Art & Company Inc., has recently acquired an offering of two (2) original Joey Waldon pieces from an anonymous private collector. A prolific painter and sculptor, Waldon rarely sold his art, preferring to fill the walls of his home from floor to ceiling with his dark, yet whimsical surrealism.

Top Atlanta Realtor Debra Johnston Offers a Rare Luxury New York Style 18,537 square-foot Estate

ATLANTA, Ga., March 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta’s leading luxury agent, Debra Johnston, lists the ultimate secluded sanctuary and one of the most exquisite examples of Art Deco mastery in the exclusive Winterthur Estates, nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac and ensconced in the grounds of a lush 7-acre domain.

Otherworld Encounter brings a new immersive art experience to Atlanta

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and ATLANTA, Ga., March 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Otherworld Entertainment LLC, parent company of Otherworld Encounter, will bring their 10,000-square foot, immersive art exhibit to The MET Atlanta for a limited engagement – April 13 to May 5, 2019.

FormFree to Help Kick Off Ellie Mae Experience 2019 as Welcome Reception Sponsor and Exhibitor

ATHENS, Ga., March 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) announced it will help kick off Ellie Mae’s (NYSE: ELLI) annual user conference, Ellie Mae Experience 2019, as a sponsor of the event’s welcome reception and “wine tasting tour” on Monday, March 11. Ellie Mae Experience 2019 takes place March 10-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Tow Atlanta Proudly Announces the Arrival of ‘Tarva’ the Autobot

ATLANTA, Ga., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tow Atlanta is proud to announce the arrival of TARVA, Tow Atlanta’s Recovery Vehicle Autobot-Robot that goes into low clearance parking decks/garages and other tight areas where vehicles may become disabled and physically carries them out. TARVA is only the second robot from EasTract (a French Company) to be operational in the United States.

FormFree Honored as Top Mortgage Workplace by Mortgage Professional America Magazine

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has been named to Mortgage Professional America’s (MPA) list of Top Mortgage Workplaces. MPA’s inaugural awards program recognized 32 of the best employers in the mortgage industry, which included a mix of lenders, brokers, appraisal management companies and technology vendors.

LBA Ware’s Outstanding Corporate Culture Garners the Firm Multiple Honors as a Top Mortgage Workplace

MACON, Ga., Feb. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that the company has been named a top mortgage workplace by two industry trade publications.

Specialty Tax Firm KBKG Names John W. Hanning Principal

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG recently promoted John W. Hanning to Principal. John leads a team of engineers and specialists based out of the firm’s Atlanta office that services both the Midwest and Southeast region that stretches from Ohio to Florida.

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.