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RMA’s Redevelopment Plan for Naranja Lakes CRA Approved by Miami-Dade County Commissioners

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 10-1 to approve RMA’s redevelopment plan for the Naranja Lakes CRA. The award-winning Pompano Beach-based redevelopment firm was hired by Miami-Dade County to write the plan for the recently expanded CRA area, which will contribute towards the development of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan in South Dade.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Announces Equity Investment from Edgewood Partners Insurance Center and Oak Hill Capital Partners

AVON, Conn., Jan. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, announced today that Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) and Oak Hill Capital Partners have taken an equity stake in the company. The investment from EPIC and Oak Hill will further propel Paragon’s organic and M&A growth strategies and create greater opportunity for Paragon’s agency, carrier and reinsurance trading partners.

MIAVINO Sensual Introduces Wine Flavored Edible Massage Oils in Time for Valentine’s Day

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just how far can the nation’s growing taste for wine go? The owners of MIAVINO Sensual, Frank and Miranda Brown, decided it also had to go into their premium edible massage oils. Houston, Texas-based, MIAVINO Sensual has introduced an exclusive line of ultra-lightweight, premium, edible massage oils in four palate-pleasing, full-bodied wine flavors designed to take your entire sensual massage experience to a whole sexy new level.

LBA Ware’s CompenSafe Hits $1 Billion in Lifetime LO Compensation Calculations

MACON, Ga., Jan. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced their sales incentive platform CompenSafe calculated $1 billion in lifetime origination commissions and operational bonuses in 2017. LBA Ware also experienced notable year-over-year growth, marked by a 152 percent increase in total compensation processed and a 130 percent increase in the number of lenders using LOS Talker, the company’s systems integration solution.

The IRS Lien and Levy Holiday is over – If you owe back taxes, notices are coming again and soon

STUART, Fla., Jan. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a temporary break during the hurricanes and the holidays, the Liens, Levies and Garnishments that were held back by the IRS are starting again and will be en route to your mailbox to those that owe back taxes, says Jeffrey Schneider EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow, and principal at SFS Tax Problem Solutions.

California Launches John Lennon ‘Imagine’ License Plate Program to Help End Hunger in California, One Plate at a Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has commenced the pre-sale to put the iconic self-portrait image of John Lennon on California license plates which will help fund the state’s food banks. The special license plate features the famous John Lennon self-portrait image and the slogan, “IMAGINE no hunger.” Proceeds from sales will be administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and distributed to the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) to be utilized throughout the state of California for food bank programs.

Music Expo comes back to Miami, March 24 – Now in 4 major U.S. cities

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Expo, the conference to inspire music makers, announced today its second Miami edition to be held March 24, 2018 at SAE Institute. Hosted in association with Sound On Sound Magazine, the all-day conference will feature production and mixing workshops, music business panels, product demos as well as a beat battle.

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts Celebrates Black History Month: ‘Beans, Rice and Gumbo’ Art Exhibition by Adewale Adenle

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibition by Nigerian artist, Adewale Adenle. Beans, Rice and Gumbo: Facts, Fictions and Frictions of Black History narrates the history of blacks from the pre-slavery era through the present day. The exhibition runs from February 1, 2018 through March 29, 2018.

Belamere Suites Hotel Wins 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Hotels

PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Belamere Suites Hotel today announced it has been recognized as the overall winner in the Romance category of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice(R) awards for Hotels, ranking #1 in America two years in a row. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) travelers worldwide.

Addition of 23 Jurisdictions in the Eastern U.S. Pushes Simplifile E-recording Network Past the 1,700th Mark

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that 23 additional recording jurisdictions throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast have adopted Simplifile’s e-recording platform.

DocMagic Reaches 300 Million Mortgage eSignings as More Borrowers Opt for eSigning and More Lenders Require Proof of TRID Compliance

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has processed more than 300 million mortgage-related electronic signatures.

Bank of Southern California N.A. announces new SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending Group Led by Steve Pollett

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), announced that Steve Pollett has joined the company as SVP, SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending Group Manager. With more than 30 years’ experience in SBA and Commercial Real Estate lending, Pollett will be responsible for leading a team to provide financing to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the Southern California region. Prior to joining Bank of Southern California, Pollett was Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Lending with Plaza Bank.

Auto Iron Brake Dust and High Blood Pressure: The ‘Moon Dust’ Link

KESWICK, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Did you know that every person has 50,000 miles of blood vessels that are exposed to deadly iron? This is the concept that will be addressed by William J. Rowe, M.D. at the upcoming Internal Medicine and Patient Care Conference, March 26-27, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

iEmergent Joins The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of forecasting and analytics firm iEmergent to its Preferred Partner network. iEmergent offers TMC members market-based forecasts that can drill down into communities, making the intelligence relevant to both high-level strategic issues and specific market challenges.

Edupoint’s Growth in Virginia Continues with Prince William County Schools’ Selection of Synergy Education Platform

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems is pleased to announce the selection of its industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform by Prince William County Schools (PWCS). Synergy Education Platform will provide PWCS with a secure, flexible, and collaborative solution for comprehensive student information and learning management in a private, cloud-hosted environment. The district is the second largest school division in Virginia and the 35th largest in the country, serving nearly 90,000 students across approximately 100 schools.

Cursive is Cool Handwriting Contest Launches on 41st Anniversary of National Handwriting Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cursive writing continues to enjoy increasing appreciation in the United States and around the world, and the annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests for 2018 are launching on the 41st anniversary of National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year. Presented by the Campaign for Cursive(R), a committee of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, the date is associated with the birth of John Hancock.

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Names Andrew Petersen as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations

AVON, Conn., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, today announced the addition of Andrew Petersen to the Paragon executive management team as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations. Petersen will report to Ron Ganiats, Paragon’s CEO.

The C Diff Foundation Raises Clostridium difficile Infection (C.difficile) Clinical Trial Awareness Worldwide

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announced today that their organization has implemented a global campaign to raise awareness of Clostridium difficile infection (C.difficile) clinical trials, clinical studies, clinical research and observational studies evaluating interventions for C. difficile prevention, treatments, and environmental safety.

St. Thomas University holds groundbreaking ceremony for its new Gus Machado School of Business Complex

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — St. Thomas University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday, Jan. 24, for its new Gus Machado School of Business Complex. The new building will have state-of-the-art classrooms with a robust technology infrastructure. It will include a trading room and a global conference auditorium.

Spodak Dental Group Named VIP: Platinum Nationwide Invisalign Provider

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group has been named a VIP: Platinum Provider of Invisalign(R) for 2018, which is the second highest distinction in the field. VIP: Platinum Providers make up a select few of all North American Invisalign(R) Providers and are among some of the most experienced. (VIDEO)

EPIC Insurance Adds Philip Westphal in Sacramento, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Philip Westphal has joined the firm’s commercial property/casualty team in Sacramento, Calif. as a Risk Advisor/Broker in EPIC’s Healthcare Practice. Westphal will report to Managing Principal and Healthcare Practice Co-leader, Tom McCready.

FormFree Celebrates Its Tenth Year of Operations with Broader Investor Acceptance, New Products and Features for Lenders

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The last 24 months have seen aggressive growth and milestone achievements for automated verification provider FormFree – and now the fintech company is setting its sights on achieving even greater market penetration in 2018 thanks to broader investor acceptance and new products and features designed to meet lenders’ unique needs.

Kathy Gonzales Named Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking for Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has appointed Kathy Gonzales as Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking. She will be responsible for supporting the Bank’s commitment to the customer experience by deepening customer relationships, and identifying opportunities to increase the bank’s market share.

Hak’s Presents Full Product Line and Talks Innovation at Winter Fancy Foods

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hak’s, a leading manufacturer of clean ingredient sauces, condiments, and prepared foods looks forward to showcasing its full product line at the Winter Fancy Foods show, Booth #6406, from January 21 – 23 in San Francisco. Hak’s products feature a unique combination: They’re all designed by celebrity chef and founder Sharone Hakman, while offering great taste AND clean ingredients. (VIDEO)

MQMR Announces Internal Audit Services Compliant with Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer December 19 Update

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that its Internal Audit services offering meets or exceeds the requirements for Fannie Mae seller/servicers to be in compliance with the December 19, 2017 Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL-2017-10 update.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Shares How to Avoid Living in Your Kid’s Basement When You Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his new book, “The Mindset of Retirement Success: 7 Winning Strategies to Change Your Life” (ISBN: 978-0999641408), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Rodger Alan Friedman, delivers blunt advice to anyone who has been putting off retirement planning.

Whiteflash adds bridal designer A.JAFFE

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been chosen to become authorized resellers for A.Jaffe, the iconic American bridal designer with a 125 year heritage.

Continuing Its Growth, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Debra B. Vernon to the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Debra B. Vernon has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay area. She specializes in startup formation and capitalization, financings, corporate venture, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and corporate governance.

Nation’s Best Track Stars Head to Semi-Finals of 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From an initial field of thousands, some 445 girls and young women from elementary school through college and beyond, have scored points to earn a spot in the semi-finals of the 44th annual Colgate Women’s Games Track and Field Series. From Georgia to Massachusetts, these gifted young competitors include some of the nation’s top-ranked athletes in their events and divisions.

Mortgage Capital Trading COO Phil Rasori Scheduled to Speak at the Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will be speaking on a panel session at the MBA’s 2018 Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 being held at the Ritz-Carlton in Fernandina Beach, Florida.