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Media and Advertising in 2017: What’s to Come

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What types of advertising media, such as radio, television, and online ads, rose or fell in popularity in 2017? What are the main demographics advertisers target? Which moods and inflections are most sought after for resonance and persuasive power? To answer these questions, Voices.com has released their look at the media and advertising trends that will dominate over the next year.

Treasure Coast Real Estate and Trade Expo – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Jan. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Treasure Coast Real Estate and Trade Expo is a free event for all ages, all businesses and open to the public on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. TCOppNetwork and The Von Ohlen Team are hosting Treasure Coast Real Estate and Trade Expo at The Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Supports the FHP Troop ‘F’ North District Holiday Party

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, helped support the North District of the Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop “F” Holiday Party. The annual event is both a social gathering for FHP members and families and a fundraiser to help fill the monetary gaps in budgets.

Free Land and Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost Development initiative in an effort to capitalize on the recent growth trends and development throughout south central Iowa.

Trotwood-Madison City Schools saves more than $260,000 after completing energy management project with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trotwood-Madison City Schools has saved more than $266,000 on its energy costs just one year after completing a sweeping energy management project with Energy Optimizers, USA. For the period running from October 1, 2015, to September 1, 2016, the district saved $266,134 on its electric and natural gas usage.

East Coast Track Stars Shine Through New Year’s Weekend with Fast Times at 43rd Annual Colgate Women’s Games

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pratt Institute — Thousands of young athletes and their families and friends spent New Year’s Weekend 2016/17 at the 43rd annual Colgate Women’s Games. The nation’s largest women’s amateur track and field series featured some of the East Coast’s best talent continuing to set a fast pace for the indoor track season.

The Everest Foundation is one of the only non-profits assisting to alleviate the ‘Medical Residency Bottleneck’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Everest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has made it its core passion to help the Graduate Medical Education community. The foundation is renowned in circles of Medical Schools, Universities and Residency Programs. The foundation, in part, assists with funding of research, personnel, edu-initiatives, and residency training slots.

Holodec’s Training Portal aids LEAN and Value Chain Transformation

SHAWSVILLE, Va., Dec. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holodec Office Systems LLC, an IIBA(R) corporate member, announced today their new Training Portal for LEAN and Value Chain transformation. The accredited on-line classes and certifications in IT4IT(TM), BPMN(TM) 2.0, CoBIT(R), ITIL(R), TOGAF(R), ArchiMate(R), LEAN, and Six Sigma can be purchased at the Holodec ecampus.

SecuGen Releases UN20 Serial, a FAP 20, Low Cost, Optical, OEM Fingerprint Sensor

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is excited to announce the immediate availability of the UN20 Serial(TM) a standalone, optical, OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified by the FBI.

OpenClose President JP Kelly Named to HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award List

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that HousingWire honored its president, JP Kelly, with its second annual Vanguard Award. The list recognizes highly successful executives who are making a positive difference in their respective fields across the mortgage industry.

Midwest Fuel Injection ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certification

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Dec. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Fuel Injection of Bolingbrook, Ill., a supplier and remanufacturer of diesel fuel injection components, announced today they have successfully completed both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification and upgrade audits, becoming among the first businesses in the country to successfully implement the rigorous standards of the latest versions.

Nation’s ‘Fastest 10 Year-Old’ Sets Another Record at Start of 43rd Annual Colgate Women’s Games Track and Field Series

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Returning champions and promising newcomers from Boston to Virginia in first grade through college and beyond competed this weekend at the opening preliminary meet of the Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest female amateur indoor track and field series.

HousingWire Honors Mortgage Capital Trading President Curtis Richins with 2016 Vanguard Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its president, Curtis Richins, has been designated to HousingWire’s Vanguard Award list for 2016. Now in its second year, the program recognizes executives that have made a positive impact at their companies and for the entire mortgage industry.

Tax Attorney Mary King Attends CLE Seminar On Tax and Probate in Orlando Florida

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Mary King of the Law Office of Mary King P.L. has attended a continuing legal education credited seminar. Held in Orlando Florida, the seminar focused on tax law, probate and estate planning.

Nonprofit Forum 2017 Dates and Agenda Announced by Financial Technologies & Management

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial Technologies & Management (FTM) has released the dates and agenda for 2017 Nonprofit Forum monthly online event for nonprofit organizations. Jim Simpson, CPA will host each forum. Mr. Simpson is a nonprofit financial leader and trainer, CFO, Controller, and software advisor for over 25 years.

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases Aggressive 2016 Growth Data, Marking $150 Billion in Origination Volume

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry’s premier mortgage cooperative, today released year-end data on its 2016 growth. “Adding 50 new lender members and 20 new Preferred Partners in 2016 met the aggressive goals established by our Board, and grew our aggregate origination volume to over $150 billion,” said David G. Kittle, CMB, the Collaborative’s President.

Synergy SIS by Edupoint Selected for Nebraska ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing Program

LA VISTA, Neb., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Synergy(R) Student Information System (SIS) from Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) for inclusion in its Cooperative Purchasing program.

EPIC Insurance Recognized for a Seventh Time as a Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been recognized by their team members nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and co-sponsor Best Companies Group. This is the 7th time that EPIC has received this significant and meaningful award.

Seattle Bash announces 15th Annual INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash at The Museum of Pop Culture

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seattle Bash, a leading event production company in the Puget Sound area, today announced the INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash would continue the long tradition of being held at The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP Museum) located in downtown Seattle.

Rod Gummerman Joins Utelogy Corporation as Senior Developer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, brings Rod Gummerman on board as Senior Developer in the company’s most recent hire.

Vladimir Bien-Aime Honored with HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award

LANSDALE, Pa., Dec. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management solutions, announced that its president and CEO, Vladimir Bien-Aime, was selected as one of HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award winners. The program is now in its second year, with 40 highly accomplished executives earning a spot on the 2016 list.

The Dead of Winter: Mediums at Large Paranormal Seminar and Ghost Hunt Comes to the Plum Tree National Golf Resort

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A host of famous mediums, psychics, ghost hunters, authors and more will gather January 28, 2017 for Chicago Hauntings’ annual “Dead of Winter” paranormal seminar at the Plum Tree National Golf Resort in Woodstock, Illinois. Guest star, Chris Fleming of the Travel Channel’s smash hit, “Ghost Adventures.”

Long-Term Care Insurance Is a Gift for the Whole Family, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you want to brighten the lives of everyone in your family, “Consider the gift of long-term care insurance,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning. “Whether you get the policy for yourself or for aging parents, it’s really a gift for everyone.”

Here is a great holiday gift for anyone on the Treasure Coast of Florida – except for Weeds!

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for that holiday gift or present for the homeowner dealing with weed problems on the Treasure Coast? A weed-free garden, patio, walkway or driveway does not have to come at a high cost to the environment. Doctor Kirchner Natural Weed Killer is your non-toxic, biodegradable, sustainable weed killer solution.

Maxwell Financial Labs Announces $1.95M in Funding to Reinvent Mortgage Experience

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxwell Financial Labs, Inc. announced today it had secured $1.95M in funding, with anchor investors MATH Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, Zelkova Ventures and Sovereign’s Capital. The funding follows on the heels of Maxwell’s commercial launch on August 16.

Dick Genthe Chevrolet Offers Local High School Chance to Win $10,000 Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dick Genthe Chevrolet is giving local Detroit high schools the chance to win $10,000 by asking parents and teens to sign the Drive Safe Detroit, Teen Driver Pledge and obtain the most pledges.

Newly Launched Appraiser Dashboard Shortens Appraisal Turnaround Times for Lenders, AMCs, and Appraisers

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Appraiser Dashboard, a provider appraisal technology, has announced the launch of its namesake appraisal workflow and networking technology. Appraiser Dashboard is the industry’s first appraiser-facing technology that automatically informs AMCs (appraisal management companies) and lenders each time the appraiser user takes action in the appraisal process.

Ros B Beauty Introduces Luxury Cosmetic Line

SACHSE, Texas, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top industry expert and professional makeup artist Rosalyn Bellamy, CEO and founder of Ros B Beauty, launched Ros B Beauty Luxury Cosmetics at a December 8 gala launch party at Salon M in Frisco, Texas. The cosmetic line, offering high performance products catering to all skin tones and types, includes Camera Ready Primer, HD Pro Finish Foundation, Dual Powder Pro Finish Foundation, Pro Finish Liquid Concealer, Blush On, Luxe Lip Gloss, and Liquid Velvet Lipstick.

Twelve Jurisdictions in Georgia, Louisiana Join Simplifile’s E-recording Network

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced the addition of eight Georgia counties and four Louisiana parishes to its e-recording network, the nation’s largest.

Baby Boomer Singer Songwriter isn’t Searching or Seeking a Grammy or Looking for Fame

PLANT CITY, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Delivering melodies, harmonies and lyrically driven songs, Ed Verner looks to a music passion with honesty, humility and humor. The end result and goal is neither world domination nor awards, but more so, another ear to listen, another person to download and maybe a few dollars on the side.

Beyond Baroque to Mark 50th Anniversary in 2018

VENICE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beyond Baroque, one of the nation’s leading independent Literary Arts Centers, is planning a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Guided by the nonprofit’s Executive Director, Richard Modiano, and council of prominent artist-curators, a program of activities commencing January 1, 2018, will take place at Beyond Baroque’s Venice location and in venues throughout Los Angeles.

NRMLA Adds ReverseVision President and CEO John Button to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its president and CEO, John Button, has joined the board of directors for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).

Phat Inc. Magazine and Subaru of San Bernardino Support Santa with 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local celebrity Vincent Ayon aka Invinceable, the publisher of Phat Inc. Magazine, is once again donning his Santa hat. With the support of Subaru of San Bernardino, the former hip hop artist proudly presents his 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive.

SecuGen to Unveil New Hamster Pro 45, a FAP 45 Two-Finger Reader, at CES Las Vegas

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Hamster Pro 45(tm), a new FAP 45 fingerprint reader that supports both flat, two-finger and rolled finger captures.

Residents Medical’s Candidates Getting Interviews and Pre-Match Residency slots October through December

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Medical Residency applicants are deep into the residency application season. In September, the application period opened for medical students and graduates that want to be licensed physicians and surgeons via the only path in America – Completing medical residency training, says Residents Medical.

Utelogy and ProVideo Solutions Announce Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic partnership with Texas-based ProVideo Solutions.

Attorney M. David Shapiro Advises Consumers about Post-Crash Insurance Rate Hikes

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M. David Shapiro, founding partner of the personal injury and civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, has offered consumers insight into auto insurance rate-hikes that can occur after being involved in an accident.

JenCap Holdings Acquires NIF Group

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately held NIF Group, Inc. (NIF), a managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker based in Manhasset, New York, with six offices located on the east and west coasts of the United Sates.

Big Christmas? New Book, ‘Axe the Taxes’ Will Pay For It!

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marvin Lee Robey announces the release of his latest book, “Axe the Taxes.” Mr. Robey says “Axe the Taxes” is based on Supreme Court cases dealing with taxes and quotes those Supreme Court rulings.

Credit Unions Increase Use of Outsourced Mortgage Services by 30 Percent in Q3, According to Altavera Mortgage Services

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a leading provider of SAFE Act-compliant outsourced residential mortgage origination services, reported a 30 percent increase in credit union demand for its outsourced mortgage origination services in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter.

Brian Boike Joins Simplifile as Director of Product Strategy

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced it has hired Brian Boike as director of product strategy. In his new role, Boike will work with executive leadership and business partners to identify new technological solutions for collaboration and information sharing that enable Simplifile’s clients to work more efficiently and profitably.

Whiteflash Re-Certified for ISO 9000 for the Sixth Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and fine designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been recertified for ISO 9000 for the sixth consecutive year. International Standards Organization (ISO) certification requires documented and audited practices promoting top level quality control and continual improvement. Whiteflash is one of very few retail jewelers in the world to be certified for ISO 9000.

Former Military Officers Seek Greater Due Process for CA Bonus Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two former military officers of the Washington D.C. law firm of Jordan Guydon sent letters today to U.S. Senator Boxer, other Congressional leaders, the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army, urging the strengthening of due process for the California National Guard bonus recipients. The two are Darlye Jordan, managing partner of the firm and a former Army major who advised commanders during the Gulf War; and, Howard G. Cooley, of-counsel, and a retired Army colonel.

Sarasota Injury Lawyer David Goldman Offers Insight into the Impact of a Trump Administration on Obamacare and Medicaid for Consumers

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, responds to clients’ concerns about the impact of a Trump administration on healthcare coverage. David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations.

Crosslake Named to CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising QMS Solution Providers 2016

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Crosslake announced today that it has been selected by CIOReview as one among 20 Most Promising QMS Solution Providers 2016. “It’s a great honor to announce Crosslake as one of the 20 Most Promising QMS Solution Providers 2016,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview.

rateOne Home Loans, A Division of Finance of America Mortgage, Opens Branch Office in San Clemente

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finance of America Mortgage, a national, full service mortgage banker, is pleased to announce that Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky has opened rateOne Home Loans, a division of Finance of America Mortgage in San Clemente, Calif. Orange County native, Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky, will serve as Branch Manager and will focus on developing new retail branches by assembling a team of talented mortgage advisors and processors.

SecuGen to Feature UN20 Bluetooth, OEM Fingerprint Sensor at CES Las Vegas

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged, and affordable.

Protector Holdings Acquires Big Savings Insurance Agency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Big Savings Insurance Services, the firm’s largest acquisition to date. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Big Savings specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers; writing auto insurance from 14 California locations including Sacramento, Yuba City, Lodi, Stockton, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, Fresno, San Leandro, San Jose and Salinas.

Cottage Cooking in Asheville NC Gets a New Kitchen

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cottage Cooking, a cooking class business in Asheville, North Carolina, where their motto is, “Enter as strangers, but leave as friends,” is excited to report that its guests will now be entering into a new kitchen. John Godts and Liisa Andreassen, owners of Cottage Cooking, had no idea that when they started their cooking class business less than two years ago that there would be such a demand for their services.

Run Up Them Bands with OGB Song of the Year

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dallas artist OG Bobby Billions released on Black Friday what might be one of the greatest debuts from a new talent – and according to him it’s only the beginning. On December 9 he will be releasing a more in-depth visual to the already buzzing “Bands” single.

Family Promise Serves Record Number of People Impacted By Homelessness in Morris County, N.J.

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Family Promise of Morris County (FPMC), is closing out November Homelessness Awareness Month by receiving a Proclamation from Assemblyman Anthony Bucco acknowledging its work to end homelessness in the county.

Council of Residential Specialists and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Help Feed Families In Need Nationwide

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced today a partnership with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with real estate agents and moving companies to combat the growing hunger problem across the country.

HousingWire Names ReverseVision President and CEO John Button a 2016 Vanguard Award Winner

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its President and CEO John Button has been selected as a 2016 Vanguard Award(TM) winner by HousingWire magazine. Button was recognized for his excellence as a business leader as well as his overall contributions to the reverse mortgage industry and U.S. housing economy.

HousingWire Names Simplifile President Paul Clifford a 2016 Vanguard Award Winner

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that company President Paul Clifford has been honored with HousingWire magazine’s 2016 Vanguard Award(TM). Clifford was recognized for his leadership in residential mortgage e-recording and collaboration technologies and for his overall contributions to the U.S. housing economy.

FormFree CEO Brent Chandler Receives HW Vanguard Award from HousingWire Magazine for Mortgage Industry Leadership

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that its CEO and founder Brent Chandler has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program. Created to recognize outstanding leadership in the housing and mortgage finance sectors, this year’s awards honored 40 C-level and business unit executives.

Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode Named Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

ADDISON, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that its Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program.

ARMCO COO Phil McCall Recognized as Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced today that COO Phil McCall has been honored as part of HousingWire magazine’s second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM).

Trimble Local Schools to see substantial savings through energy service agreement with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trimble Local Schools will soon see a substantial savings in its monthly utility bills following an agreement with Energy Optimizers, USA, to overhaul all lighting and improve the district’s HVAC controls.

Nationwide Appraisal Network Hires Monica Bankus as VP of Operations, and Establishes a New Platinum Standard for Customer Experience

OLDSMAR, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationwide Appraisal Network (NAN), an innovative, women-owned, industry-leading appraisal management company with true national coverage, announced today that Monica Bankus has joined the company and will serve as VP of Operations. In that role, she will lead a team that will employ proprietary, groundbreaking technology, enhanced workflow and processes, improved communication with appraisers and lenders – and establish a new Platinum Standard for customer experience at NAN, a standard that with time the mortgage industry might attempt to adopt as its own.

EPIC’s Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Named ‘Top Benefit Advising Innovators’ by Employee Benefit Adviser

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) named Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt as “Top Benefit Advising Innovators.”