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Down Payment Resource releases Q4 2021 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 25, 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 2,192 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database showed measurable quarter-over-quarter gains in program funding levels and an increased prevalence of programs aimed at assisting community heroes.

PRESS CONFERENCE WED. JAN. 19, 2022: Coalition of Voting Rights Activists Will Deliver Petition to Stop Lincoln County from Eliminating All But One Polling Place

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the U.S. Senate continues to discuss voting rights amid national efforts to disenfranchise voters, the new Lincoln County Board of Elections will vote Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 on whether to close all polling places except one. A coalition of voting rights activists will present a petition to the board at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, and a press conference will follow. The petition drive was coordinated by the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda (The Peoples Agenda) among others.

Stack Sports Partners with Soccer Leaders to Launch National GOALS Council

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Industry thought leaders across youth soccer have partnered with Stack Sports to launch the GOALS Council, an innovative strategic advisory council. This council brings together forward-thinking stakeholders from across the country to solve pressing problems facing youth soccer today, and work together to better the sport for the next generation.

Capstone Logistics Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Insource Performance Solutions

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Jan. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Logistics, LLC (“Capstone” or the “Company”), a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, announced today that it has acquired Insource Performance Solutions, LLC (“Insource”) for cash from management. Insource is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based warehouse services company providing a range of value-added, outsourced services to distribution centers.

Alliance Group and Living Benefits Awareness Month

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Jan. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group launched their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2022. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families’ financial security.

BankSouth Mortgage’s Shannon K. Bradshaw named 2022 Five Star Mortgage Professional

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BankSouth Mortgage today announced that Senior Mortgage Banker Shannon K. Bradshaw has been recognized as a 2022 Five Star Mortgage Professional award winner. Each year, Five Star Professional honors outstanding real estate agents and mortgage professionals across the country, recognizing no more than 7% of all agents in a market.

Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, takes place each January and aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group recently announced the 2022 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their fifth 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 2022.

2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Ranks FormFree 379th Fastest-Growing Company in North America

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced it ranked 379 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th year.

FormFree raises over $57,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at second annual Heroes Golf Classic

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that it raised $57,030 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross during this year’s Heroes Golf Classic charity tournament. Now in its second year, the 2021 Heroes Golf Classic brought together more than 100 golfers and volunteers at the Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, on October 29 to raise money and awareness for disaster relief services, blood drives and educational programs.

Mortgage Professional America honors FormFree Account Manager Laura Graben with 2021 Rising Stars award

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Account Manager Laura Graben has been named a 2021 Rising Star by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine. The MPA Rising Stars award program honors promising young professionals who are making an impact on the housing and mortgage industries.

As City Runoffs Loom, Georgia Non-Profit Proclaims November ‘No More Runoffs Month’

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia voters head to the polls, and some cities may need runoff elections this month. To educate citizens about alternatives to this system, Better Ballot Georgia, Inc (BBGa), an all-volunteer, Georgia non-profit proclaims November to be “No More Runoffs Month.”

FormFree integration with OpenClose enhances lending experience with quick and easy borrower-permissioned data verification

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today announced the availability of its AccountChek® financial data verification service within OpenClose®, the leading fintech provider of mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. The integration embeds AccountChek into OpenClose’s ConsumerAssist(tm) Enterprise POS and LenderAssist(tm) LOS, giving borrowers the freedom to electronically permission verification data with ease when applying for a mortgage loan.

CUB Works with Capstone Logistics on Last Mile Grocery Delivery

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Oct. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CUB and Capstone Logistics are collaborating to bring grocery and liquor deliveries to Minnesota residents. Capstone is currently deploying 300 independent contractors to 80 grocery stores and 27 wine and liquor stores.

World of Illumination Unveils Two New Experiences in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination – the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show – is unveiling two new theme parks in the Atlanta-metro area. Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton will be home to Arctic Adventure and Six Flags White Water in Marietta will house Rockin’ Christmas.

Depth Public Relations marks 15-year milestone serving mortgage industry fintech innovators

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its launch during the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

FormFree selects Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power consumer financial identity solutions

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has selected Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to power FormFree’s consumer Financial DNA® solutions for the lender market. FormFree will leverage leading AWS technologies such as Amazon Managed Blockchain to create a scalable Hyperledger Fabric network.

FormFree named a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its selection as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professionals America (MPA). MPA’s annual top mortgage employer report recognizes companies in the mortgage industry that excel in workplace culture and employee satisfaction.

Nestle USA Awards Capstone Logistics Broker of the Year for 2020

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named 2020 Broker of the Year by Nestle USA. Capstone’s freight management division has served Nestle USA for more than five years, steadily growing the relationship each year.

Depth Public Relations promotes Johnna Szegda and Jenny Moss to client services director

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), today announced its promotion of two key staff members in time to celebrate at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

FormFree applauds new Fannie Mae positive rent payment history enhancement to Desktop Underwriter as major advancement in homeownership access

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today released a statement commending Fannie Mae’s efforts to remove barriers to homeownership by adding a positive rent payment history feature to Desktop Underwriter® (DU®).

LBA Ware recognized as ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by Mortgage Professional America

MACON, Ga., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA). Honorees were selected based on anonymous employee survey results that measured how their business performs on a variety of metrics, including culture, benefits and employee development.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler and Christy Moss honored by Mortgage Professional America as trailblazers in mortgage technology

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler and Head of Sales and Marketing Christy Moss have been honored by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) as 2021 Housing Industry Icons. The highly-competitive Housing Industry Icon awards are given to veteran executives who have acted as trailblazers and made an ongoing impact.

Singer Tony Hightower Brings Real Jazz to The Young Generation on ‘Legacy’ Sophomore Project Richly Inspired by His Jazz Singer Mother Theresa Hightower

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz – Real Jazz. With years of experience as a singer, drummer, and actor (easily recognizable from his work in Tyler Perry movies/TV/stage productions), Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started.

Gala to end Pancreatic Cancer Raises Over $1 Million

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Purple Pansies, a pancreatic cancer nonprofit organization, recently held its 12th annual Pillars of Hope Gala, presented by Kroger, raising more than $1 million in one evening. The gala was officially renamed Pillars of Hope by the nonprofit to show support for survivors and the hope to cure pancreatic cancer.

Atlanta facial plastic surgeon recognized among Exceptional Women in Medicine

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Atlanta Face & Body, has recently been selected as one of Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine for 2021. This distinction is based on outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of medicine and specifically recognizes women who contribute to the advancement of healthcare through clinical care, research, community service, education, and leadership.

LBA Ware welcomes mortgage compliance expert Lyndal McLaughlin to CompenSafe implementation team

MACON, Ga., Sept. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that mortgage industry expert Lyndal McLaughlin has joined its team as a software implementation consultant.

FormFree to host second annual Heroes Golf Classic on October 29, 2021 in support of the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it will be the returning host and sponsor of the second annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on October 29, 2021, at Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia. Proceeds from this event will benefit 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.

LBA Ware’s LimeGear integrates with Experience.com to turn customer satisfaction scores into actionable business intelligence for mortgage lenders

MACON, Ga., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has partnered with Experience.com, home of the world’s most impactful Experience Management Platform (XMP), to provide customers with a dynamic way to track customer satisfaction as a key performance indicator (KPI) in LBA Ware’s LimeGear™ BI platform.

LBA Ware to host Experience.com’s Kristin Messerli for webinar on the latest millennial homebuyer market research

MACON, Ga., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced the third installment in its 2021 webinar series. The Myths that Keep Millennials from Buying: Data-Driven Direction for Growing Your Share of America’s Largest Homebuyer Market will feature special guest Kristin Messerli, a leading expert on NextGen (a.k.a. millennial) homebuyers.

HousingWire honors FormFree Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich as a 2021 HW Insider

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that HousingWire, a leading publication in the mortgage and financial technology industries, has selected Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich as a 2021 HW Insider, an award honoring 100 operational superstars in housing who are driving their companies and clients forward.

LBA Ware makes the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies for the third consecutive year

MACON, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has clinched a spot on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This marks LBA Ware’s third consecutive year on the list, coming in at number 2070.

FormFree makes inaugural appearance on 2021 Inc. 5000, ranking 1444

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has ranked 1,444 on the 2021 Inc. 5000. This annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

American Red Cross Northeast Georgia selects FormFree as Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has been recognized as the Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year for 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.

Journey Awards at The Fox Theatre Honors Politicians, Influencers, Celebrities and You

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Journey Awards announces their 5th annual ceremony to be held on Sunday September 5, 2021 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Expect to see hundreds of celebrities, influencers, entertainers, executives, politicians and everyday people from all over the world, as they converge down the red carpet for an historic evening.

Truist Bank to Support Millionaire Mastermind Academy’s Business Development program for Minority Women Entrepreneurs

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celebrating key milestones of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a nonprofit organization that aims to end poverty through entrepreneurship for minority women worldwide, Truist Bank is supporting recent graduates of the academy’s Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group announced today.

FormFree Announces Agreement with Lenders One to Offer Products to Member Base

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lenders One®, a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers and service providers, to offer its product set to the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative. Through the relationship, FormFree will offer Lenders One members access to automated borrower verification tools that enhance the customer experience and optimize lender business operations.

LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer Designated a 2021 Powerful Women in Mortgage Banking by Mortgage Banker Magazine

MACON, Ga., July 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named to Mortgage Banker’s 2021 list of Powerful Women in Mortgage Banking.

LBA Ware’s Q2 2021 Mortgage Loan Compensation Report shows decline in individual LO commission and volume

MACON, Ga., July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry loan compensation in the second quarter of 2021. The firm’s analysis of data from its CompenSafe™ ICM platform showed that despite a marginal increase in loan volume from Q2 2020 to Q2 2021, quarterly commissions per LO were down.

FormFree integrates AccountChek 3n1 one-stop VOE/VOIE into Encompass®

ATHENS, Ga., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has partnered with ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure,  to make its AccountChek 3n1 asset, income and employment verification service available in Encompass®, the mortgage industry’s leading cloud-based loan origination platform.

HousingWire selects DepthPR founder Kerri Milam as 2021 Marketing Leader

ATLANTA, Ga., July 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for the mortgage lending fintech and residential finance industries since 2006, today announced company Founder and President Kerri Milam is a recipient of HousingWire’s inaugural Marketing Leaders award.