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.


Chelle Trucking and Logistics Creates New Marketing Positions to Accelerate Growth in 2021

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the challenging business environment of 2020, the team at Chelle Trucking & Logistics hit every benchmark they set for growth. This month, the company announced that they are expanding their marketing team with new Social Media and Engagement specialists to improve their online presence and achieve even higher growth in 2021. This brings the total marketing team to five.

Araku Boomi Instant Coffee Now Available in USA

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boomi Coffee, the widely recognized beverage brand, introduces the Araku Boomi Instant Coffee to promise unique aroma and flavor to coffee lovers. If you just want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee without the hassle of brewing it yourself or spending $5 at a coffee shop, your wait is over and you must try Araku Boomi Instant Coffee.

Capstone Logistics Named to FourKites’ Premier Carrier List for Q4 2020

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has earned a spot on the Q4 2020 Premier Carrier List from FourKites, the leader in supply chain visibility.

Nocera, Inc. Signs Variable Interest Entity Agreements Resulting in 100% Controlling Interest in Xin Feng Construction Co., Ltd. and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd. in Taiwan

TAIPEI and ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nocera, Inc. (OTC:NCRA) (“Company”) today announced that it has formally signed Variable Interest Entity (“VIE”) agreements with Xin Feng Construction Co. Ltd., (XFC) a Taiwan construction firm, and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd., (SFC) a Taiwan aquaculture feed firm resulting in 100% controlling interest in both companies.

Stack Sports and Georgia Soccer Look to Long-Term Growth With 5 Year Partnership Extension

ATLANTA, Ga. and PLANO, Texas, Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum in Soccer with a 5-year partnership extension with long-term partner Georgia Soccer.

Chelle Trucking & Logistics Continues Rapid Expansion into 2021

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chelle Trucking & Logistics, an innovative freight delivery firm out of Atlanta, Georgia, is entering 2021 at a sprint. In today’s exciting news, the company announced an expansion into the Western United States and a new purchase order that will increase its trucking fleet by 30 percent at the end of the month.

Top of Mind’s Surefire Rounds Out 2020 as the Most Decorated Mortgage CRM and Marketing Automation Platform

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2021 (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, anticipates continued growth and innovation in 2021 after a banner year of accolades and the launch of new product enhancements and technology partnerships.

World of Illumination Extends Season Through January 24 With Candy Rush – the Remix Edition

MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Due to overwhelming response, World of Illumination’s Candy Rush drive-through light show is being extended through January 24, 2021. The remix edition is reimagined for the new year with brand new music. The event will continue to take place at Six Flags White Water in Marietta.

FormFree Launches Rebrand, New Website Aligned with Mission to Expand Financial Inclusivity

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today launched a new visual identity designed to reflect its mission of empowering consumers and lenders with a transparent view of borrower financial DNA. In tandem with the brand launch, FormFree unveiled a new website that speaks to both consumer and lender audiences about how its AccountChek and Passport solutions enable better financial decisions.

Alliance Group Announces Launch of 4th Annual Living Benefits Awareness Month

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group announced the 2021 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their fourth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2021.

LBA Ware Joins ACUMA, Brings New Tools for Optimizing Mortgage Team Performance and Compensation to Credit Unions

MACON, Ga., Dec. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member.

Top of Mind Integrates with Sales Boomerang to Help Mortgage Lenders Seize More Sales Opportunities, Hang On to Existing Customers

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 15, 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 partnered with Sales Boomerang, the industry’s top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, to help loan originators uncover new business opportunities and significantly outperform customer retention benchmarks by responding rapidly to loan opportunities as they arise.

Pam Jeffords Joins Sapient Insights Group as Senior Partner to Lead Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Services

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pam Jeffords has joined Sapient Insights Group as Senior Partner and will lead the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consulting practice. In this role, Jeffords will develop and expand the firm’s advisory offerings with a primary focus on data-driven optimization of best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion for clients.

NetPlanner Systems Named an Approved Provider in the GTA Direct IT Services Program

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Dec. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NetPlanner Systems, Inc., has entered into an agreement with the Georgia Technology Authority to make available Inside Cable/Wiring service to Georgia government entities via the GTA Direct IT services program. Effective October 26, 2020, NetPlanner is a GTA-approved service provider, and state government entities can access top-quality IT services through the contract.

Kick-Off of John Lewis Good Trouble Marches and Votercades Through Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – MEDIA ADVISORY — Just a day before they must fight in court against the purging of Georgia voters, the Transformative Justice Coalition and Rainbow PUSH Coalition will join the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, community leaders and organizers from across the state for a press conference to kick-off the John Lewis “Good Trouble” March and Votercades to mobilize voters for the U.S. Senate runoff races and Public Service Commission race on Jan 5, 2021.

Top of Mind Makes Educational Content from Its Surefire Summit Available to Mortgage Marketers Industry-Wide

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 8, 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 the widespread availability of educational content from its 2020 Surefire Summit user conference. Designed to teach mortgage marketers how to earn clients for life, the conference originally aired as a users-only virtual event.

LBA Ware Unveils Expanded Functionality to CompenSafe’s ‘Verify Pay’ Feature

MACON, Ga., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced it has updated CompenSafe’s Verify Pay feature, which enables loan originators (LOs) and other commissioned or bonus-based employees to review and verify their incentive compensation before paychecks are cut, greatly reducing the hassle, time and cost of remediating incentive compensation disputes.

Capstone Logistics Reduces Driver Dwell Time with Direct Bill Program

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Dec. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has streamlined the unloading payment process by implementing a Direct Bill program that reduces driver dwell time at their partners’ distribution centers by an average of 30 minutes.

Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda Expands GOTV Activities for Georgia Senate Runoff Amid Ongoing Efforts to Disenfranchise Black Voters

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ongoing efforts to suppress and invalidate the voices of Black voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia have galvanized the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda), Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and other groups to register, educate and mobilize voters for the upcoming Senate runoff elections.

LBA Ware’s Lori Brewer Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Innovations in Compensation Management, Business Intelligence for Mortgage Lenders

MACON, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced today that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named a 2020 HousingWire (HW) Tech Trendsetter.

FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Second Year

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler has been named a HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for a second consecutive year. The list honors executives, product leaders and technology professionals bringing the latest digital lending technology to market for their mortgage and real estate clients.

College Planning Support Program Student, Samuel Patterson, III, Selected as 2021 Rhodes Scholar

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today that Samuel Patterson, III, has been selected as a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Patterson, a graduate of Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia, participated in the foundation’s nationally recognized College Planning Cohort Program.

Chris Lorino Returns to Strategic Benefits Advisors as Defined Benefit Administration Team Leader

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today welcomed retirement plan consultant Chris Lorino as leader of the firm’s defined benefit (DB) administration team. Lorino possesses 30 years’ experience providing benefits consulting, trust administration and relationship management services to DB and defined contribution (DC) plan providers.

Atlanta Nonprofit and Piedmont Healthcare Raise Awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — November, recognized as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, is an important time of year for Atlanta nonprofit Purple Pansies to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, celebrate survivors and honor loved ones.

New Chelle Trucking and Logistics Website Enhances Shippers’ Digital Experience

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chelle Trucking & Logistics, an exciting new provider of supply chain solutions across North America, today is excited to announce the launch of the company’s new website. The refreshed website gives shippers and carriers access to even more solutions and resources they need to succeed in today’s changing world.

LBA Ware’s LimeGear Business Intelligence Platform Brings Performance Dashboards and Scorecards to Users of Fiserv’s Mortgage Director LOS

MACON, Ga., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, has partnered with Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) to provide out-of-the-box business dashboards and reports to users of the Mortgage Director loan origination system (LOS).

Lee Duncan Succeeds John Craft, Becomes Second CEO of Alliance Group

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Nov. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a national insurance marketing organization (IMO), announced Monday that it has appointed Lee Duncan as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Duncan previously occupied the role of Chief Marketing Officer.

LBA Ware Recruits Kim Schnieders to Propel Sales Strategy, Accelerate Rapid Business Growth Among Mortgage Bankers

MACON, Ga., Nov. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced today it has hired sales executive Kim Schnieders as senior sales consultant. Schnieders will support the expansion of LBA Ware’s business development strategy during its rapid growth, driving revenue and supporting the influx of mortgage lenders implementing its award-winning technology.

LoadDelivered Logistics Rebrands to Capstone Logistics and Strengthens Integration Between Warehousing and Transportation Divisions

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Nov. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LoadDelivered Logistics, a leading food and beverage specialized third-party logistics (3PL) company, announced today that it is rebranding following its acquisition by Capstone Logistics. The company will now operate as Capstone Logistics’ freight management solution.

Surefire CRM by Top of Mind Integrates with Floify to Maximize Mortgage Loan Originators’ Sales Process

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 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, announced its integration with digital mortgage point-of-sale solution Floify.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Urges 401(k) Plan Sponsors to Review Payroll Procedures Before Year’s End to Ensure SECURE Act Readiness

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today issued guidance urging 401(k) plan sponsors to review their payroll systems and procedures in advance of January 1, 2021, to ensure compliance with the federal Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.

LBA Ware Issues Q3 2020 Mortgage Loan Originator Compensation Report, Enhances Analysis with Addition of Loan Processor Compensation Data

MACON, Ga., Oct. 29, 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 third quarter of 2020.

Priority Express Rebrands as Capstone Logistics to Meet Last Mile Demand During Pandemic

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Oct. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Priority Express, a logistics company in the courier and last mile delivery industry, announced today that it is rebranding following its acquisition by Capstone Logistics. The company will now operate as Capstone Logistics’ last mile fulfillment solution.

Troy Gathers Publishes His New Book ‘African World History’ Amid America’s Racial Divide

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his newly released book “African World History” (ISBN: 979-8669353353) author Troy Gathers seeks to bring a calm to America’s storm. According to Troy Gathers of BE YOU PUBLISHING, the year 2020 will forever leave a permanent blemish in our lives. Not only are we still in the middle of a global pandemic, but we are approaching one of the most controversial Presidential Elections in modern times.

FormFree Receives US Patent for Its Ground-Breaking Approach to Credit Decisioning

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has been granted Patent Number 10,769,723 for its proprietary ‘Systems and Methods for Electronic Account Certification and Enhanced Credit Reporting’ by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

VIP Mortgage Implements Surefire Power Messaging by Top of Mind, Generates Hundreds of Extra Deals in Q2 2020

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona-based independent mortgage lender VIP Mortgage reported that it has generated hundreds of extra deals in Q2 of 2020 with the help of Surefire Power Messaging from Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry.

FormFree Enhances Encompass Consumer Connect® Integration with Auto-Population of Borrower Data into 1003 Loan Application

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced enhancements to the integration between its AccountChek verification service and Encompass Consumer Connect. Now, borrower data collected by AccountChek in Consumer Connect will automatically map to the Form 1003 (the Universal Residential Loan Application) in the Ellie Mae Digital Lending Platform, saving lenders time and relieving them of the frustration and risk associated with manual data entry.

FormFree CTO Brian Francis Listed Among Top Mortgage Executives as a 2020 HousingWire Vanguard Honoree

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced Chief Technology Officer Brian Francis has been named a 2020 HW Vanguard award winner, an honor given to 50 top executives leading the housing and mortgage finance industries. HW Vanguard honorees are chosen by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their accomplishments in the last 12 months for their companies and the industry sector they represent.

LBA Ware Signs RWM Home Loans as 100th Mortgage Lender Client Amid Continued Growth

MACON, Ga., Oct. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today welcomed its 100th CompenSafe client, RWM Home Loans. The San Diego-based independent mortgage bank is rolling out the mortgage-industry-specific platform to manage incentive compensation for its 100 loan originators (LO) and other recipients of variable compensation.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Makes List of Atlanta’s Top Employee Benefits and Compensation Companies for Second Year

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For a second consecutive year, 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.