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U.S. Business News – including US-based business, entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from US business, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Trent Real Estate Announces 3rd location in Jacksonville offering reduced 3 percent listing fees saving property owners thousands

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trent Real Estate is pleased to announce it has opened a new branch in Jacksonville in order to assist clients with buying and selling property for reduced 3-percent commission rates in North Florida. The firm will also continue to work with their institutional bank clients and the Department of HUD to enhance and grow its distressed asset management division throughout the State of Florida.

Mortgage Capital Trading and Fannie Mae Form Strategic Collaboration for the Benefit of Mutual Clients

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisor and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Fannie Mae(R) to facilitate new technology deployment, collaborative planning, and better service to mutual clients.

Renowned Retirement Income Expert Jamie Hopkins Joins ReverseVision Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU(R), RICP(R), has joined its board of directors. A noted expert and frequent speaker on matters of financial planning and retirement income, Hopkins is also a distinguished professor who has educated thousands of financial services professionals over the course of his career.

Local Public Health Departments prepare for increase in TB testing and treatment due to new screening recommendations from the USPSTF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published Sept. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.

Sokal Media Group Proudly Supports N.C. State Football

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the Triangle’s largest advertising agencies, Sokal Media Group, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2016 N.C. State Wolfpack Football season. Sokal Media group joins three other premier sponsors and will be featured on the Carter-Finley Stadium scoreboard throughout the Season.

Atlanta Filmmaker Helps Bring Awareness to the Harsh Realities of the U.S. Organ-Trafficking Industry

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Shimoda Film Company announces November 5th Movie Premiere of new Indie film. Primo Brown from Atlanta, Georgia, has written and directed the film, “Money Back Guarantee.” Brown’s new “spine-tingling” film is sure to please adult audiences in every respect and leave them at the edge of their seats.

Dermatology Laser Center and Spa Certified as Tatt2Away Clinic Center

SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Ana Rodriguez, at Dermatology Laser Center & Spa, has developed a distinctive philosophy for offering exceptional dermatological care, fusing aesthetics and medicine. That’s exactly why Tatt2Away, from Rejuvatek Medical, was the perfect choice for offering effective, natural tattoo removal.

Sambrailo Packaging is Helping CCOF-Certified Growers Promote ‘Certified Organic’

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sambrailo Packaging recently introduced a new stock print row crop box in partnership with CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) for CCOF-certified organic growers. The box clearly states “Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables” on the sides in an effort to help small organic farmers promote certified organics right from their fields.

Former Los Angeles City College Basketball Coach Mike Miller, Named Head Coach of CBA Expansion Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) and Junior College coaching legend Mike Miller has been named head coach of the California Basketball Association’s newest expansion team, the Los Angeles Skyline. From 1992 to 2008 coach Mike Miller led LACC’s basketball program into a national prominence.

ARMCO Releases Inaugural Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced it has released its ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends report, covering the first quarter of 2016. Using the Fannie Mae loan defect taxonomy, the report details the analysis of post-closing quality control data from loan files and findings captured by the ACES Analytics benchmarking system.

International Document Services (IDS) Acquires eMortgage Vendor Encomia

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services (IDS), a division of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, today announced its acquisition of Encomia, an established provider of electronic mortgage (eMortgage) solutions to depository and non-depository lending institutions

iMobie Launches AnyTrans 5 – The Ultimate iPhone Manager with Blazing Flash-Sync Speed And Redesigned Interface

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iMobie Inc., the leading provider of iOS utility software, today released the most advanced all-in-one iPhone manager AnyTrans 5, offering easy yet comprehensive tools to craft the best iPhone, iPad and iPod touch experience. Redesigned with a minimalistic interface, the program creates a beautiful environment to further liven up its world-class organizing features.

EaseUS Releases New 11.8 Update of Partition Master with Capability of Resizing EFI System Partition

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Partition Master 11.8 makes its first showing at the end of summer 2016, maximizing competence of hard drive repartition, especially EFI system partition managing when installing Windows 10 update. The more clear and user-friendly interface enhances the whole partition experience. New Italian and Polish editions are supported now.

Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Call for 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship Applicants

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company, announced today a call for applications for the 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology. A Paragon Gives initiative, the Koch Kellan Scholarship reinforces the fundamental mission of Paragon BioTeck to drive innovations to address unmet and underserved medical needs and improve the quality of lives around the world.

Capacity Expands Again to Meet the Fulfillment Needs of a New Generation

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capacity LLC, trusted leaders in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI), is expanding again. In response to surging demand for e-commerce fulfillment options and the raised expectations of millennials for on-demand service in a digital economy, the company is adding another 100,000 square feet of operating space.

Kelly Zinke purchases Stoltz Image Consulting from Elaine Stoltz, will move StoltzZinke studio to 4961 So. Hulen on Oct. 1, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After launching Stoltz Image Consulting nearly 30 years ago to offer personal styling services to executives and professionals in North Texas and beyond, Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM, master image, wardrobe and make-up consultant, will sell her business to her colleague of six years, Kelly Zinke. The transaction closes on October 1, 2016.

EPIC Consultants Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Honored as Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 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) has named Director of Retirement Rob Massa the “Retirement Advisor of the Year” and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt the “Wellness Advisor of the Year” in the publication’s 2016 Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year Awards.

IDS Hires Vince Wilson to Support Internal Mortgage Document Preparation Compliance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has hired Vince Wilson as compliance officer and assistant in-house counsel. In this role, Wilson will be responsible for maintaining both federal and state compliance matrices and implementing changes to IDS compliance audits based on new laws and regulations.

14,000 Kids Benefit From Generous Donation from Redstone Bank

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On August 29, 2016. Redstone Bank made a generous donation of $50,000 to the Whiz Kids Program. The Whiz Kids program is an individualized tutoring program that has over 800 volunteers who tutor less fortunate students from schools throughout the Denver Metropolitan Area.

EPIC Recognized Among Inc. Magazine’s 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine recently ranked EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, NO. 2288 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To earn this recognition, EPIC posted a solid 158 percent increase in annual revenue between 2012 and 2015.

Dania Beach CRA takes Home 11 State Awards – Most in Florida

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach CRA was a big winner this year at the 22nd Annual Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) convention and trade show, taking home 11 SUNsational Awards. Dania Beach won the most awards in South Florida for its 4th annual Arts and Seafood Celebration and PATCH Urban Farm and Market.

Simplifile Adds 5 Counties in Western U.S. to Nation’s Largest E-Recording Network

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 30, 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 five county recording offices across California, New Mexico, and Washington to its e-recording network, the nation’s largest.

MostFit To Hold Catch a Lift (CAL) Fund Workout Events in Two Cities to Help Wounded Veterans

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MostFit is holding their annual Catch a Lift (CAL) Fund Workout Event in two cities this year – Los Angeles and Austin, Texas – on Sept. 10. These fun group workouts are open to ALL with a $10 minimum donation, and free to Active Duty and Veterans. The events are designed to help raise money for Post 9/11 combat wounded vets to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment anywhere in the U.S.

San Diego Business Journal Names MCT to its Best Places to Work List for the Fifth Straight Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales, and centralized lock desk services, announced that it has been named Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for the fifth straight year.

President of RSI & Associates Receives New Accreditation to Better Serve its Clients

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RSI & Associates, Inc. is excited to announce that its senior analyst/appraiser, Gerald W. Brown, Sr., recently added an important accreditation to his already impressive roster of professional credentials – Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) with a specialization in business valuation for litigation.

Are The PondHawks Chicago’s Best Kept Music Secret?

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riverpool Records and The PondHawks announce the release of the new focus track, “Wire Me” from the album “Blue Light.” The up-and-coming indie band is making waves not only on the radio, but also in social media. They have a quarter of a million likes on Facebook and thousands of followers on Twitter, MySpace and Reverbnation.

SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV Combination FAP 20 Fingerprint Reader and Contact Smart Card Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV, a dual mode fingerprint and smart card authentication device.

NV JETS Soars Above Local Competition with Their Safety Ratings

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When you think private jets, you probably think of a huge company, with tons of employees, corporate buildings, fancy cars, luxury lifestyle, and a loss of touch with the common man. It may surprise you to know, that NV JETS is the smallest operator in Nevada, with less than 10 employees, and still outdoing the competition.

Pay for Long-Term Care Insurance with a Health Savings Account, ACSIA Partners Suggests

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many Americans realize they need long-term care insurance, but balk at the premiums. “Now there’s an easy way to pay,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners. “Just use some of the money that’s already in your Health Savings Account.”

Bank of Southern California Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has been recognized as a top small business lender in San Diego County based on the volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated according to the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s fiscal year-end lender rankings as of July 31, 2016.

Core Redevelopment Announces One Sycamore, the $23 Million Redevelopment of the Historic American Can Building in Terre Haute, Indiana

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Core Redevelopment, LLC today announced that it has agreed to redevelop the historic American Can building near downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, into approximately 178 loft-style, market-rate apartments known as One Sycamore. In partnership with the City of Terre Haute, Indiana State University and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Core Redevelopment’s $23 million investment will breathe new life into this long-vacant but important historic landmark.

Florida Plaintiff’s Attorneys Gathered for the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board Dinner and Seminar in Lakewood Ranch, FL

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board held their August Dinner and Seminar, featuring several guest speakers and notable attorneys from around the State. The seminar hosted by Manasota Trial Lawyers Board founder, attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, drew attorneys and members of the southwest and central Florida legal communities.

Colson Gallery and The Griffin Museum of Photography at Colson Gallery announce Grand Opening

EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Announcing Colson Gallery at Eastworks and The Griffin Museum at Colson Gallery – opening in September 2016: The Pioneer Valley’s newest dedicated photography gallery and a satellite location for The Griffin Museum of Photography is due to open at Eastworks in Easthampton in Suite 246. There will be a gallery preview all day during the Easthampton Artist Walk on September 10 and a Grand Opening from 5 – 8 p.m. on September 16, 2016.

Bank of Southern California Completes Acquisition of Opus Bank Branch

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) has completed the purchase of the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank. The transaction closed on Friday, August 19, 2016. Customers of the Opus Bank La Quinta branch were consolidated into the existing La Quinta branch of Bank of Southern California. As of Monday, August 22, 2016, the former Opus Bank La Quinta customers now have access to all Bank of Southern California locations, including three Coachella Valley branches located in La Quinta, El Paseo-Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage.

Mortgage Financial Services Chooses AccountChek by FormFree to Expedite the Home Loan Process Through Automated Account Verification

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree Holdings Corp. (FormFree), a provider of automated verification software, today announced that Mortgage Financial Services has selected AccountChek(TM) to automate borrower asset review for an easier, faster home loan application process.

Mid America Mortgage to Purchase eNotes through Its Correspondent Channel

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode today announced it will purchase eNotes for loans closed electronically from approved sellers through its correspondent lending channel.

Crosslake Launches Pivotal Cloud Foundry Practice to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Enterprise (UPDATED)

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Crosslake Technologies, the software development consulting company, is excited to announce it has launched its Pivotal Cloud Foundry(R) practice alongside its On-Premise to Cloud services. Crosslake works with software development leaders at technology and technology-enabled companies, as well as private equity companies that invest in software companies and their investment portfolios all over the world.

EPIC adds Vincent G. Caracciolo as Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vincent G. Caracciolo has joined the firm as National Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy.

PsychArmor Institute Launches TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PsychArmor Institute and TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today the launch of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers, a suite of free online courses taught by nationally-recognized subject matter experts to prepare community health care providers to effectively deliver care to service members, veterans and their families.

EPIC adds Michael Klaschka to Financial Risk Solutions Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Michael Klaschka, a specialist in the placement of professional liability insurance for the financial services and technology industries, has joined the firm’s Financial Risk Solutions Practice.

Arrakis Arts Opens in Carlsbad, California

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A grand opening event on August 10 hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new addition to the Carlsbad arts community – Arrakis Arts; a unique art gallery and lifestyle space that features objects and events to promote self-awareness and enhance personal intuition while stimulating the mind and soul.

Michael Phelps and Little Boomer’s Instagram Inspires First Virtual Reality Monument

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards will unveil what he believes is the First Virtual Reality Monument, one that honors Michael Phelps’s legacies as Olympian and father, featuring new son Boomer. Unveiling of The First Virtual Reality Monument is scheduled for November at Irv Art gallery in Indianapolis, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Tatt2Away Adds Medical Director to Tattoo Removal Team

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical Inc, officially announces that Dr. Jeffery L. Deal has agreed to serve as Medical Director for the company’s revolutionary Tatt2Away non-laser tattoo removal system. In this important role, Dr. Deal will review new technologies and advise the Rejuvatek Medical team on product development and implementation, providing expertise on matters benefiting from his clinical knowledge.

Art-In-Relation pairs two unknown works of musical theater art, ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’ in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of “The Wild Party.” a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley’s tale with a musical twist, “Frankenstein, A New Musical.”

ReverseVision Integrates with Informative Research to Expand Credit Report Options for RV Exchange (RVX) LOS Users

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, announced it has completed its integration with Informative Research, one of the nation’s oldest and largest credit reporting agencies. The integration makes it faster and easier for users of RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to order Premier Credit Report, Informative Research’s version of the tri-merge credit report that has become the mortgage industry standard.

Simplifile Expands E-recording Network to Another 9 Southeast Counties, 14 Midwest Counties

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has added nine Southeast county recording offices and 14 Midwest county recording offices to its e-recording network. The new counties are located in Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

RMA Selected to Establish P3 for Town of Davie

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that their firm was selected by the Town of Davie to establish the Public-Private Partnership (P3) that will develop the Town’s downtown center. RMA will consult with the Davie CRA and the Town of Davie to create a western theme district that will enhance the community’s economic and social offerings.

‘FUEL’ Opening at North Light Yacht Club

DESTIN, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FUEL at North Light, a new restaurant providing coastal fare with island flare by North West Floridian tastemaker and chef, Dan Pettis, will open at North Light Yacht Club at 113 E John Sims Parkway. The 100 seat, casual, fine dining destination will provide locally sourced food in a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere with expansive, breathtaking, waterfront views.

ARMCO Tackles TRID Change of Circumstance Errors

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading web-based financial services quality control (QC) software provider ACES Risk Management (ARMCO) announced it has made improvements to its TRIDCompare(R) tool to aid lenders in resolving TRID compliance issues regarding change of circumstance. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology with a 95 percent or better accuracy rate, the system automatically detects data discrepancies between multiple Loan Estimates (LEs) and Closing Disclosures (CDs).

Adelaide Prescod Cota Teaches People Importance of Self-Advocacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adelaide P. Cota learned the hard way that there’s no better advocate than yourself. However, not many people know where to begin. They need the confidence and resources to get started. That’s where Cota comes in. “I’m devoted to sharing my experiences with others so I can help them to advocate for themselves,” she says.

EPIC adds Jim Williford to National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Jim Williford has joined the firm’s National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.

Obama’s Clemency Process Favors Drug Offenders and Unfairly Excludes White-Collar Fraudsters, Says Jailed Actor Steve Comisar

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The exclusive Presidential power of clemency has historically been used to grant harshly sentenced inmates an early release from federal prison. According to imprisoned actor Steve Comisar, President Obama is unfairly using his power to grant clemency to mostly African American drug offenders, while leaving out nearly everyone else.

IDS Adds Fulfillment Dashboard to Mortgage Document Preparation System

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has introduced a fulfillment dashboard to its flagship mortgage document preparation system idsDoc. Through the dashboard, users have the ability to view, track and manage all document fulfillment requests to IDS through a single location.

Altavera Mortgage Services Adds Kimberly Joyce as SVP of Sales

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a leading provider of outsourced residential mortgage origination services and home of the industry’s most experienced staff of U.S.-based mortgage fulfillment experts, announced today it has hired Kimberly Joyce as senior vice president of sales. Kimberly brings 22 years of sales and business development experience to the role, in which she will oversee national sales for Altavera.

Asheville Business Places in ‘Best of WNC’ after Being Open Full-Time for Less Than a Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a feat she never thought possible, but one she accomplished anyway. When Lauren Woodard, LCSW, owner, Bloom Consulting and Counseling, placed second in the psychologist/counselor, health and wellness category in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2016 reader poll, she was simultaneously thrilled and stunned.

Pie Festival 2016 in New Mexico – Come for the Pie, Stay for the Stars

PIE TOWN, N.M., Aug. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 36th Annual Pie Town Pie Festival is set for September 10, 2016, and will be offering a slate of old time fun for those who come to the scenic and historic town of Pie Town, New Mexico, USA. Events start at 8 a.m. with the pi-K Run for Pie – and, yes, it’s a 3.14 mile run.

Treasure Valley to Host 2016 Idaho State BMX Championship

EAGLE, Idaho, Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Park BMX announced that it will be hosting the 2016 Idaho State BMX Championship on Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. Riders from the entire state of Idaho will be competing for the State Champion title. Each year a State Championship series is conducted by USA BMX and Idaho sanctioned tracks.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Partner Edward Kwok to the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Kwok has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Kwok’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts.

Heart of Christmas: One Gift Bears Another

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Heart of Christmas, The Secret History of The Littlest Wiseman,” a gift film that pays tribute to philanthropists Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh, will premiere Sept. 7, 2016 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. At age 9, Ben Tinsley became a participant and contributor to the annual Fort Worth Christmas pageant, “The Littlest Wiseman.”

HostBridge Offers 32-Bit Redis for z/OS at No Cost and No Obligation

STILLWATER, Okla., Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HostBridge(R) Technology, provider of high-performance integration and optimization software for IBM(R) z Systems(TM), is making its 32-bit HostBridge Redis for z/OS solution available free of charge.