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Lawyer Eric J. Hertz, P.C. Files Four Cases Against Sterigenics on Behalf of Cobb County Homeowners

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eric J. Hertz, P.C. Trial Attorneys in Atlanta, recently filed four additional property damage cases against Sterigenics. The firm is representing homeowners within a close radius of the plant that were adversely affected. The home values in this area were adversely affected due excessive emissions of a dangerous, cancer-causing chemical called Ethylene Oxide (EtO).

Stephen Walther of Alliance Group Elected to FACC Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group announced that Stephen Walther, Vice President of Sales & Distribution, has been elected to the FACC Board of Directors. Walther will bring with him decades of experience in the Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse teams of independent insurance agents and agencies across the country. /CORRECTION/

Down Payment Resource’s Q4 2022 Homeownership Program Index shows homebuyer assistance programs have increased in number for fifth consecutive quarter

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis of 2,351 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.82% from Q3 to Q4 2022.

Down Payment Resource presents Richmond Association of REALTORS® CEO Laura Lafayette with 2022 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Laura Lafayette, CEO of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® (RAR), as the winner of its 2022 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

GOALS Council Announces 2023 Chairperson and Three New Council Members

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The GOALS Council, a strategic advisory council created by Stack Sports and youth soccer executives, has announced the appointment of Joel Dragan, the Executive Director of Florida Youth Soccer, as the 2023 Chairperson to head the GOALS Council.

Strategic Benefits Advisors offers guidance for plan sponsors as they seek to comply with landmark SECURE 2.0 retirement legislation

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today outlining provisions of the newly enacted SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) that are likely to affect most medium to large retirement plan sponsors.

Down Payment Resource’s Rob Chrane honored by National Mortgage Professional’s inaugural Industry Titans award program

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) selected its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane to its first cohort of Industry Titans honorees. The 2023 Industry Titans award program recognizes influential leaders that have made impactful contributions to the housing finance industry.

Docsnap Partners with FlexCare Digital Health to Expand Services to Members, Families, Employers, Veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patients

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Docsnap, the first nationwide Consumer Health Utility, supports consumers leveraging their HIPAA rights to take ownership of all their medical records. Docsnap announced today its partnership with FlexCare Digital Health to expand access to quality healthcare services for members, families, employees, veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patient services.

Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their upcoming sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns and work alongside Alliance Group to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2023.

Eric Ojeda joins Alliance Group staff

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta-based Alliance Group, a national IMO, announces the hire of 25-year industry veteran Eric Ojeda as their new Director of Sales Enablement. Ojeda (MAM, LUTCF, ACS, SSRI, ALMI), who previously spent 22 years at Ameritas in their life insurance division, brings a wealth of experience to a fast-growing organization.

Alliance Group Expands Video Marketing Department with Hire of Assistant D/E

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, an Atlanta-based insurance marketing organization, announced the hire of Josh Thompson as Assistant Director / Assistant Editor. The move comes as part of a recent series of personnel moves to reflect the company’s growing needs as they continue to expand.

Swift Homes Honored in IMN’s Single Family Rental Awards

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Information Management Network (IMN) recently announced its Single Family Rental (SFR) Awards and named Swift Homes to the shortlist for Online Marketplace of the Year. The awards celebrate excellence in the single-family rental industry.

Economic-Empowerment Nonprofit Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Minority Women in Business

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millionaire Mastermind Academy (MMA) has launched its Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $150,000 through November 30, 2022, to support programming that uplifts minority women entrepreneurs through access to professional development, networking opportunities, and access to financial resources, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Depth Public Relations highlights 16 years of client success with new website unveiled at Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2022 annual conference

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations (Depth), a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) marked the 16th anniversary of its founding with the launch of a new website featuring testimonials from its treasured clients and industry partners during the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention & Expo 2022 in Nashville.

Down Payment Resource releases Q3 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), a technology provider helping the housing industry connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis of 2,309 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.6% from Q2 to Q3 2022.

Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show Set Off GOTV Mobilization Efforts with Celebrity Talents BPhlat, Erin Jackson and MESHELLE

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Call it the calm before the midterm election storm. Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (GA BWR) treated staff, volunteers, local and national leaders, and members of the community to a night filled with tasty food, great company, and a lot of laughter when they hosted a Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show this past Friday, October 14 at IBEW Local 613.

Investors Academy’s Youth Training Program Imparting Life Skills and Job Training for Local Youth in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Expanding The Investors Academy services to support more teens and young adults, the nonprofit’s Youth Training Program shares life skills, on-the-job training and financial literary skills for youth ages 15 to 24. In its second summer, the program has been funded by the Fulton County Government, with partners including the City of Atlanta, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

CEO Lee Duncan Marks 20 Years at Alliance Group

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group CEO Lee Duncan celebrated 20 years of service at the company on September 23rd. In his time at Alliance Group, the life insurance marketing organization has flourished, establishing themselves as a leading IMO for independent life insurance agents and agencies.

San Antonio Board of REALTORS® implements Down Payment Resource to raise Realtor and homebuyer awareness of down payment assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its approximately 16,000 multiple listing service (MLS) subscribers with access to DPR’s toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on down payments and closing costs.

Swift Homes Makes It Easy for Georgia Homeowners to Sell Their Homes Fast

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swift Homes, a nationally-recognized enterprise that facilitates home sales for customers across the United States, has worked on many transactions in the State of Georgia. The company is composed of experienced and highly knowledgeable individuals committed to helping homeowners sell their properties as swiftly as possible for competitive cash offers.

Down Payment Resource releases Q2 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga., July 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis of 2,273 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.6% from Q1 to Q2 2022.

ZKTeco USA collaborates with IMRON Corporation and Z9 Security to launch Atlas access control panels integrated with UnityIS software

ATLANTA, Ga., July 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ZKTeco USA announced today that IMRON Corporation has fully integrated its Atlas access control panels with the UnityIS software platform, certified as z9/op=n by Z9 Security. With this integration, UnityIS customers now have a vast portfolio of access control panels to choose from.

Galantines Day Gala Celebrates Success and Preps for National Growth: Sherri J. White Brings Together Women to Innovate and Inspire

ATLANTA, Ga., June 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by remarkable women business leaders and innovators, entrepreneur Sherri J. White launched the Galentines Day Gala in 2021 to award and celebrate standout women across industries and professions. After witnessing nearly 50 percent year-over-year growth in 2022, Thinkzilla Consulting Group is announcing Women in Business nominations are now open for the 2023 Houston event.

Glam Scrubwear Partners with KARE to Support National Healthcare Workers

ATLANTA, Ga., June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bringing more glam and purpose to those who need it the most, Glam Scrubwear is partnering with KARE, a labor marketplace that connects qualified caregivers and nurses with senior care facilities, to offer discounted and trendy healthcare uniforms to caregivers, better known as KARE Heroes, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Atlanta Native Singer Tony Hightower Kicks Off the New Jazz Concert Season at Friday Jazz at The High Museum in Atlanta Friday, June 17

ATLANTA, Ga., June 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At a time when Jazz music could truly use a boost in listenership, singer Tony Hightower is on a mission to be the bridge to help a younger generation of appreciators crossover. With his sophomore album LEGACY entering the marketplace in June 2022, all-around singer/entertainer Hightower – a protégé of the late Freddy Cole – is leveraging his R&B and Hip-Hop roots to entice more young people to dig jazz.

Down Payment Resource analysis finds that 33% of declined mortgage applications are declined for reasons addressable with homebuyer assistance

ATLANTA, Ga., June 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from an analysis showing that a substantial share of mortgage loan applications are both declined for reasons that can be addressed with homebuyer assistance and eligible for homebuyer assistance programs.

Students Complete HBCU Green Fund’s Fellowship – Primed for Growing Opportunities in Clean Energy

ATLANTA, Ga., June 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After successfully completing a rigorous fellowship that exposes students to opportunities in clean energy and sustainability, Serena Echols was awarded an internship assisting a community in Florida that was exposed to contaminated groundwater. One of twelve students selected by the HBCU Green Fund to participate in their inaugural Atlanta University Center (AUC) Fellows Program.

ZKTECO USA integrates STiD Mobile ID for Advanced Contactless Access Control Offering

ATLANTA, Ga., May 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — STid announced today that ZKTecoUSA has integrated the STiD Mobile ID® application with ZKTecoUSA’s ZKey mobile credential app for a more comprehensive, advanced contactless access control offering. The combined, enhanced mobile application offers four unique modes for contactless identification to ensure users have multiple options to meet their individual needs and preferences in addition to secure and dynamic QR code support.

Helen Butler, GCPA Executive Director, Statement On Election Integrity In Georgia Primary

ATLANTA, Ga., May 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda (GCPA), issued the following statement about election integrity during the Georgia Primary on May 24, 2022.

OneKey MLS names Down Payment Resource partners as designated provider of down payment assistance tools

ATLANTA, Ga. and WEST BABYLON, N.Y., May 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OneKey® MLS, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in New York, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, to indicate MLS residential listings that may be eligible for down payment assistance and other homebuyer affordability programs.

realMLS enhances listing service with Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect consumers with homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSRIE) — realMLS, serving 11,000 members in Northeast Florida, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to enhance its platform with DPR’s suite of real estate agent tools that help MLS customers connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs.

FormFree opens registration to its third annual Heroes Golf Classic 2022 benefiting the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia

ATHENS, Ga., May 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced it has opened registration to the organization’s third annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on September 9, 2022, at Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford, Georgia. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education to communities affected by disaster.

Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker recognized with several local and national distinctions

ATLANTA, Ga., April 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S., owner and founder of Atlanta Face & Body, has been recognized by several renowned national and local publications for her outstanding work in plastic surgery and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. The most recent of these was being named in Modern Luxury’s “Top Doctor Spotlight.”

SBA commemorates 20 years of serving large and mid-sized employers’ benefits consulting needs

ATLANTA, Ga., April 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) announced the firm is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since opening its doors in April 2002, SBA has helped organizations in every sector of the North American economy navigate their toughest employee benefits challenges while reducing plan expenses and improving efficiency, compliance and the participant experience.

Down Payment Resource releases Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga., April 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced the release of its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis of 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 46 from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Down Payment Resource welcomes Marcy Ash, AMP, as Director of Strategic Projects

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has appointed Marcy Ash, AMP, as director of strategic projects. In her role at DPR, Ash will manage relationships with state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) and spearhead industry partnerships and strategies that help DPR deliver greater value to its customers.

RICE Grant Enables HBCU Green Fund to Expand STEM & Energy Training, Mentorship, and Internship Opportunities for Atlanta University Center Students

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The HBCU Green Fund recently announced a partnership with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) that increases their capacity to train, mentor and identify internships in energy and STEM industries for students at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). A Department of Energy grant to RICE provides resources for the AUC Energy Project, including a fellowship program exposing students from various majors to emerging opportunities in renewable energy and sustainability.

Down Payment Resource Presents 2021 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award to Ruth Johnson

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Ruth Johnson, founder and CEO of Homes for Heroes, has been selected the winner of its fourth annual 2021 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye Kicks Off 2022 GOTV Tour Featuring Award-Winning One-Woman Play: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Healing Through The Sound of Music announces: Award-winning singer, actress, and playwright, Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye kicks off the 2022 tour of her one-woman stage play about voting rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, with a live performance Feb. 17, 2022 at University of Maryland Eastern Shores.

Alliance Group, a leading national insurance marketing organization, announces a series of promotions for 2022

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a leading national insurance marketing organization (IMO), announced a series of promotions within their ranks, effective immediately. With more than 4,500 independent agents nationally, Alliance Group is currently protecting over 130,000 American families with more than $28 billion of Living Benefits coverage.