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.


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.

Lori Brewer of LBA Ware Honored as a HousingWire Woman of Influence

MACON, Ga., Aug. 2, 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 has been honored by HousingWire (HW) magazine as one of the publication’s 2018 Women of Influence.

LBA Ware CEO and Founder Lori Brewer Named to MPA’s Elite Women in Mortgage Two Years Running

MACON, Ga., July 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced that company CEO and Founder Lori Brewer has been named to Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine’s list of 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage.

Thompson Mackey and EPIC Insurance Host Young Risk Professional Event in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., July 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Atlanta-based Risk Management Consultant Thompson Mackey will be hosting an event with the non-profit he leads locally, Young Risk Professionals, at the rooftop of The Ivy in Buckhead on July 25, 2018 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

LBA Ware Recruits Mortgage Process Improvement Specialist Jessica Henke as Solutions Consultant

MACON, Ga., July 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced today that it has hired Jessica Henke as a solutions consultant to support the company’s implementation consulting and client success efforts. Henke will leverage her two decades of accounting and business process improvement expertise in mortgage lending to bring LBA Ware clients streamlined business workflow solutions and enhanced operational insights.

LBA Ware Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Serving the Mortgage Industry

MACON, Ga., June 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced it has achieved a decade in business this year. The company celebrated the official anniversary of its founding on June 10, the date of the company’s incorporation.

Transformational Leadership and Ford Taylor head to Melbourne Australia to share much more than the ‘what’ of leadership

ATLANTA, Ga. and MELBOURNE, Australia, June 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Transformational Leadership presents Ford Taylor and The 2018 Australia Transformational Leadership Seminar. The event is being held August 7-9, 2018, at Hillview Community Church, 7 Seismic Court, Rowville, VIC 3178.

Qbix Accounting Solutions Celebrates 10th Anniversary

MACON, Ga., June 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For ten years, Qbix Accounting Solutions has provided outsourced accounting and bookkeeping for organizations wanting expert accounting management, oversight, and execution. Qbix was formed in 2008 in Macon, Ga., just south of Atlanta by Rocky Davidson, CPA.

New Sandy Springs town hall underground garage opens equipped with an Intelligent Parking Solution from Parking Sense

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Parking Sense installed their Intelligent Parking Solution to service residents, employees, and visitors in Sandy Springs. “City Springs” celebrated its grand opening as the new City Hall for Sandy Springs on May 7, 2018. City Springs is an innovative mixed-use project at the heart of the community.

LBA Ware Appoints Mortgage Technology Specialist Diana Sheffer as Solutions Consultant

MACON, Ga., May 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced it has hired Diana Sheffer as a solutions consultant to support the company’s sales and product implementation efforts. In this role, Sheffer will apply her 18 years’ experience in mortgage lending and technology consulting to connect LBA Ware’s clients with best-fit systems integration and process automation solutions to enhance performance-driven organizational growth.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nashville Ford of Georgia

NASHVILLE, Ga., April 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media signs Nashville Ford of Georgia for their automotive marketing campaign. Starting in April 2018, Sokal Media Group will launch new websites for the dealership, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in many other areas of dealership business.

26-Year-Old David Busby Survives Gun Violence and Lands Debut Role on Bounce TV’s ‘Saints and Sinners’

ATLANTA, Ga., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When viewers watch young, upcoming actor David Busby in his debut recurring role on the third season of Bounce TV’s sizzling series “Saints and Sinners,” they are witnessing the passion of a young man who has had his own personal run-in with real life saints and sinners. Working alongside the show’s veteran stars, including Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, and Keith Robinson most would never guess that twice in two years, the determined 26-year-old thespian almost lost his life to street gun violence.

Alterra Home Loans Selects LBA Ware’s CompenSafe to Increase Mortgage Origination Productivity, Contain Operating Costs

MACON, Ga., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, today announced that top ranking Nevada-based retail mortgage lender, Alterra Home Loans has chosen CompenSafe to automate commissions for its 65 branch offices licensed to operate in 30 states and deliver operational insights to executive management on its branches and sales staff.

FormFree Selected to Showcase at MBA Technology Solutions Conference and Expo 2018 in Detroit

ATHENS, Ga., April 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automated verification provider FormFree announced that it has been selected to present at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Technology Solutions Conference and Expo 2018, taking place April 15-18 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

LBA Ware Named to 2018 HW Tech100 List of Innovative Housing, Mortgage Technology Companies

MACON, Ga., April 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, today announced that it has been named to the 2018 HW Tech100 list published by housing and mortgage industry trade magazine HousingWire. The HW Tech100, which is in its fifth year of existence, recognizes, “the most innovative technology companies in the U.S. housing economy, spanning real estate, mortgage lending, mortgage servicing and investments.”

BeSmartee and FormFree Integration Gets Loans to Initial Underwriting Faster

ATHENS, Ga., April 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automated verification provider FormFree(R) today announced that its flagship AccountChek(R) automated asset verification service is now part of BeSmartee’s next-generation mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platform. The integration will make BeSmartee’s already-streamlined digital loan process even speedier thanks to faster and more accurate assessment of borrowers’ ability to pay from FormFree.

Northern Guilford High School Student receives a full ride to Northeastern University as a Torch Scholar

MARIETTA, Ga., March 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today that one of its College Planning Cohort students, Otis Burns, who attends Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, has received news that he has been selected as a Northeastern University Torch Scholar. The Torch Scholarship covers tuition, room, board, books, and fees to Northeastern University, valued at $260,000 over 4 years.

Lake City High School Student receives a full ride to Northeastern University as a Torch Scholar

MARIETTA, Ga., March 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today that one of its College Planning Cohort students, Damian Lee, who attends Lake City High School in Lake City, South Carolina, has received news that he has been selected as a Northeastern University Torch Scholar. The Torch Scholarship covers tuition, room, board, books, and fees to Northeastern University, valued at $260,000 over 4 years.

FormFree Returns as Sponsor of Ellie Mae Experience 2018

ATHENS, Ga., March 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second year, automated verification provider FormFree(R) will sponsor Ellie Mae’s (NYSE: ELLI) annual user conference. Ellie Mae Experience 2018 takes place March 19-21 at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.

AccountChek by FormFree Will Integrate with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange Digital Solution

ATHENS, Ga., March 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automated verification provider FormFree(R) today announced that its award-winning AccountChek(R) asset verification service will integrate with LoanSphere Exchange Digital, a centralized application programming interface (API) marketplace for the mortgage industry. LoanSphere Exchange Digital is offered by Black Knight, Inc., a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries.

Inlanta Mortgage Integrates CompenSafe with LendingQB

MACON, Ga., March 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced that Wisconsin-based Inlanta Mortgage has completed integration between LBA Ware’s CompenSafe(TM) automated compensation calculation platform and LendingQB’s cloud-based loan origination solution (LOS). Through the integration, Inlanta is able to leverage real-time loan production data to automatically calculate compensation for each of its 100+ loan originators (LOs).

Suzannah Gill of EPIC to Present on Millennial Brokers at Employee Benefit Adviser’s Workplace Benefits

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill will present at the Employee Benefit Adviser’s Workplace Benefits Renaissance on March 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

LendingQB Makes FormFree’s Award-Winning AccountChek Asset Verification Part of Its ‘Lean Lending’ Loan Origination Software

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the availability of its AccountChek(R) automated asset verification service within LendingQB’s web-based loan origination software (LOS). The integration enables lenders to order AccountChek Asset Reports directly from LendingQB’s verifications dashboard.

LBA Ware CEO Lori Brewer Named to 2018 MPA Hot 100 List for Technology Contributions to Mortgage Industry

MACON, Ga., Feb. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced today that its CEO Lori Brewer has been named to Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine’s “2018 Hot 100” list. Brewer was recognized for her entrepreneurship and innovation in pioneering the development of a first-of-its-kind software solution to automatically calculate loan officer (LO) compensation.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler Named Among Mortgage Professional America’s Hot 100

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced that company founder and CEO Brent Chandler has been recognized by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine in its annual Hot 100 list of mortgage professionals whose contributions are shaping America’s home finance future. Chandler was recognized as the creator of AccountChek(R) – the mortgage industry’s first automated asset verification tool – and for advancing innovative approaches to income and employment verification using asset data and augmented intelligence (AI).

Movement Mortgage Implements CompenSafe to Automate LO Compensation

MACON, Ga., Feb. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced that South Carolina-based Movement Mortgage has implemented CompenSafe(TM) to automatically calculate commissions for its loan originators (LOs) located in 700 branches across 49 states.