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.


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.

Top of Mind’s Surefire CRM Among Top Finishers in 2020 Digital Mortgage Demo Competition

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 30, 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, was named second runner up in the demo competition at Arizent’s 2020 Digital Mortgage conference, held September 14-17.

Axis Graphic Installations Plays a Role in Historic 2020 March on Washington

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Axis Graphic Installations found its world-class sign installation services on full display during the recent March on Washington, held Aug. 28, 2020 – the 57th anniversary of the historic gathering where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Ice cream carts featuring Axis-installed signage were used to distribute water, supporting peaceful protesters.

FormFree Adds SaaS Executive Tyler Brantley as Director of Implementation

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has hired SaaS sales executive Tyler Brantley as director of implementation. In this role, Brantley will serve as the internal liaison between FormFree’s sales and operations teams and support revenue growth by working to ensure an ideal onboarding experience for every FormFree customer.

Top of Mind’s ‘Client for Life’ Workflow Selected as Finalist in International Content Marketing Awards

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 8, 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 been named a finalist in the Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) 2020 Content Marketing Awards.

FormFree Promotes Cindy Snow to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has promoted Cindy Snow to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her role as COO, Snow will craft efficient systems that elevate FormFree’s performance while directly overseeing business operations, product management, business intelligence, integrations and customer support.

A5 Volleyball Club to Open New State-of-the-Art Sportsplex Facility – Millions in Revenue for Alpharetta / Roswell Expected

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At a time when many youth club sports clubs are struggling or shutting down as a consequence of the national pandemic, one metro-Atlanta based club, A5 Volleyball Club, is boldly expanding, offering more world class opportunities for athletes to train and compete.

LBA Ware’s Mari Denton Named a 2020 HousingWire Insider

MACON, Ga., Sept. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the selection of Director of Client Success Mari Denton to HousingWire’s list of 2020 HW Insiders.

HousingWire Lists FormFree’s Cindy Snow Among its 2020 HW Insiders

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the inclusion of Director of Product Cindy Snow in HousingWire’s list of 2020 HW Insiders. Now in its fifth year, the annual awards program recognizes 50 housing industry professionals making critical contributions to their companies’ success.

The Real J Israel Releases ‘No Pressure’ EP – Continues to Build Fan Base

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Real J Israel announces a new EP release, “No Pressure,” that includes previously-released singles, “Damn Good Man,” “Freaky Tonight” and four other tunes that are sure to excite listeners. Israel’s model is to give people music that they can feel.

CardTapp and Top of Mind Enhance Integration with Time-Saving App Sharing and Contact Tagging Features

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual client engagement platform, CardTapp, has enhanced its integration with Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind) by adding new app-sharing and contact-tagging features that help mortgage loan originators work more efficiently.

Blue Sage and FormFree Partner to Streamline Lending Process with AccountChek Automated Asset Verification Integration

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the availability of its AccountChek automated asset verification service within Blue Sage’s cloud-based digital mortgage lending platform. The integration makes it possible for borrowers to verify assets with AccountChek through the Blue Sage Borrower Portal.

Reonix Technologies Announces Budget Relief Program for Municipalities

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reonix Technologies LLC has announced a new program offering to municipality’s water, wastewater and utilities sectors. With economic uncertainties and confusing social distancing protocols, budgets across the nation are being slashed and unemployment is trending upwards. The result is lower employee numbers and higher stress for those left to maintain day-to-day operations.

LBA Ware Recruits Fintech Data Expert Matt Semrad to Build Predictive Analytics for LimeGear BI Platform

MACON, Ga., Aug. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, has hired veteran fintech executive and data analytics expert Matt Semrad to enhance its BI platform LimeGear with predictive loan production analytics and machine learning.

FormFree to Host Heroes Golf Classic on Oct. 30 in Support of the American Red Cross

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it will host the 2020 Heroes Golf Classic on October 30, 2020, at Château Élan in Braselton, Georgia. All proceeds from the charity golf tournament will be donated to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and provide support for people affected by fires and other disasters.

US Pharmaceutical Corporation® Introduces Patented Hylafem® pH Vaginal Suppositories Consisting of Boric Acid in a Probiotic Blend

DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — US Pharmaceutical Corporation, the probiotic and nutritional supplement company, launches Hylafem pH vaginal suppositories, a unique, patented, homeopathic suppository product which efficaciously tackles recurring women’s vaginal health issues.

LBA Ware Climbs Over 1,000 Spots to Clinch Inc. 5000 for Second Consecutive Year

MACON, Ga., Aug. 13, 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 ranked number 2,173 on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest growing companies.

Top of Mind’s SurefireCRM Named Product of the Year at 2020 Sales and Marketing Technology Awards

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 5, 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 been named a 2020 Product of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG).

Lifelong Writer and Survivor of Cancer and Abuse Shares Her Story In a Self-Help Book

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Through It All I’m Still Standing” (ISBN: 978-1735052519) is the first book from the talented writer and publisher Towanna Hogue as she shares her personal experiences surviving several challenges, including marriage, divorce, cancer, and starting over with readers worldwide.

Mullen’s Miracles foundation announces the activation of its second stage to nourish the needs of those in crisis

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mullen’s Miracles announced today the activation of its second stage as a newly established non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing the needs of those in crisis. Mullen’s Miracles is providing individualized options, respective support systems, and support provisions to those on the edge, to those assisting others in crisis and to those that have lost a loved one to suicide.

FormFree Head of Vendor Management and Compliance Katie King Honored as HousingWire 2020 Women of Influence

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree Head of Vendor Management and Compliance Katie King has been recognized by HousingWire (HW) as a 2020 Woman of Influence. In its tenth year, the Women of Influence awards program honors 100 women who are “shaping and propelling the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries forward.”

FormFree Taps Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as National Account Manager

ATHENS, Ga., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has appointed Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as national account manager. Brooks will leverage her two decades’ experience supporting lender relationships with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to build new customer relationships and strengthen existing customer engagement with FormFree’s flagship products, AccountChek and AccountChek Plus.

Top of Mind Networks partners with MobilityRE to fuel mortgage loan officer/real estate agent collaboration through SurefireCRM

ATLANTA, Ga., July 28, 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 added game-changing real estate market intelligence, collaboration and analytics tools from MobilityRE to its flagship SurefireCRM.