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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.

Enjoying Your Green Spaces Safely This Summer

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many things summer offers, says Project EverGreen. Whether it is hiking or camping at a state or national park, going to your community park for a picnic or simply having fun in your own backyard, enjoying green spaces is a summer ritual.

Taxometry Joins Electronic Transactions Association

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Taxometry announced it has joined the Electronic Transactions Association. Taxometry has developed a state-of-the-art software system that calculates and deducts sales tax automatically for online purchases, and remits the tax to the appropriate state on behalf of retailers.

Altavera Mortgage Services Closed-Loan File Review Services Set for Q3 2016 Expansion

DENVER, Colo., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), the premier provider of third-party residential mortgage origination services, announced today that it will expand its closed-loan file review services beginning in Q3 2016. Closed-loan review, also known as pre-purchase review, is the review and approval of loans prior to investor purchase, or the audit of a loan package prior to purchase by a correspondent buyer or aggregator.

Edupoint’s Synergy Student Information System Awarded 5-Year REMC SAVE Contract for Michigan Districts

MESA, Ariz., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract by Michigan’s Regional Educational Media Center Association (REMC) to provide the Synergy Student Information System (SIS) to support the more than 1.5 million students across the state of Michigan.

Jayne Williams Company announces first ever political wedding cake toppers for Republican and Democrat Bride and Grooms

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jayne Williams Company of Harleysville, Pa. has created and is introducing several unique wedding cake toppers for political enthusiasts to proudly display their beloved party affiliation or party candidate when celebrating their wedding.

EPIC’s Rosemary Hughes and Suzannah Gill to Speak at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum and Expo Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Consultant and Principal Rosemary Hughes and Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill will speak at a hands-on workshop at the 7th Annual 2016 IHC Forum & Expo on Wednesday, May 25 from 3-4 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Whiteflash Named 2016 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, was honored this week by the Better Business Bureau for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction and community service. Named a 2016 Winner of Distinction from among all the retail jewelers in the greater Houston area, Whiteflash has now received high honors from the BBB for twelve consecutive years and maintains an A+ rating.

Arbor Bank Selects the Pavaso Digital Close Platform

PLANO, Texas, May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc. (Pavaso), a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle, announced it has signed on Arbor Bank to its Digital Close(sm) platform to conduct eClosings for all Arbor Bank mortgage customers.

Auction at USS POSSCO Industries Offers Excess and Disused MRO Spares Opportunities

PITTSBURG, Calif., May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a large, West Coast steel mill, has announced that it will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming onsite auction – and online auction conducted by IAAS Worldwide – on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT. Auction Inspection will be held the day prior, Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at 900 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, California.

EPIC adds Broker/Producer Jake Perata to Golf Insurance Services Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jake Perata has joined the firm as an insurance broker/producer for the firm’s Sacramento Calif.-based Golf Insurance Services Practice.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Approval of All Recommendations Made by Investment Trustee Daniel J Duffy, to Cancel 92% of Company’s Outstanding Shares

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved all recommendations made by Advisory Board Member and Investment Trustee, Daniel J Duffy.

Open Mortgage Launches Reverse Mortgage Wholesale Operation on ReverseVision’s RV Exchange (RVX) LOS

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that Texas-based mortgage lender Open Mortgage has launched its reverse mortgage wholesale operation on the RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS).

Announcing the Trump Insults Playing Cards: full color caricatures of all the people whom Donald Trump has insulted

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quantum Results is excited to announce the launch of the Trump Insults Playing Cards on Indiegogo, 54 full color caricature cards of the people in politics, entertainment and the media whom Donald Trump has insulted. Our cards include drawings of Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Rosie O’Donnell, Kim Kardashian, Madonna and even the Pope. All of the major former Republican Presidential candidates are pictured, accompanied by Trump’s insults. Do your part to Make America Great Again. (VIDEO)

Jody Leshinsky, Former Assistant Director of Broward Cultural Division, Joins The Creatives

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alyona Ushe, President & CEO of The Creatives, has announced that Jody Leshinsky is joining the nonprofit organization as the Vice President of Administration. Leshinsky, the former Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division, will work closely with Ushe in managing venues including The Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp), the upcoming Cultural Center and other cultural initiatives throughout the City of Pompano Beach.

Empire Creators Are Under Fire by Prison Author of ‘Empire: Cookie’s Revenge’

CARSON CITY, Nev., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The creators of the hit television show “Empire” may be facing some hard questions from author Eugene L. Weems, Founder of Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC and author of the blockbuster book “Empire: Cookie’s Revenge” (ISBN: 978-1515335917). Weems is claiming Co-Creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong have allegedly based the second season of the “Empire” show on Weems’ book and have also “stolen” his idea of creating a spinoff television series about the upbringing of Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon character.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Corporate Partner Chris Laukenmann

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Chris Laukenmann has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in California. Mr. Laukenmann’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, venture capital, general corporate, restructuring and regulatory compliance across industries.

Concord Mortgage Group Helps Baby Boomers Downsize Affordably with the HECM for Purchase Home Loan and ReverseVision Exchange (RVX)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision announced today that Concord Mortgage Group (Concord), a Westerville, Ohio-based full-service mortgage banker and division of NOIC, Inc. (NMLS# 121455), has chosen RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). Concord offers home-equity conversion mortgages (HECM), commonly called reverse mortgages, to clients in eight states.

Paragon Pools of Houston, Texas wins the BBB 2016 Pinnacle Award

HOUSTON, Texas, May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Pools of Texas is the winner of the 2016 BBB Pinnacle award. Over the 9 years in business, Paragon Pools has become one of the elite pool builders in Houston. From humble beginnings, the 3 owners, Leo Kleiweg, David Pavlesic, and Dan Pavlesic, have taken great pride in their quality end product.

Show Employees You Care – Without Affecting Your Bottom Line

YARDLEY, Pa., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After engagement, retention is the top talent management concern in today’s global economy, according to the Human Capital Institute. That’s why companies like Moby Lube – an on-site, mobile oil changing business – are growing and thriving in today’s economic climate.

What Does an Award-winning Website Look Like?

CHICAGO, Ill., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Independent Publisher Book Awards presented the 20th annual IPPY awards in a special ceremony at the Willis Tower Skydeck. In the Best Publisher/Author/Book Website category, Snowflake Stories, LLC, created by San Fran developer James Stone, was honored with a bronze medal.

Mike Smith Named Director of Finance of Four Seasons Compassion for Life

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael “Mike” Smith, M.B.A., and Certified Health Care Financial Professional (or CHFP), has been named director of finance with Four Seasons Compassion for Life. Smith attributes Four Seasons’ leaders for modeling quality personal growth and professional development.

MNGOP Delegates Seek to Repudiate Donald Trump

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an unprecedented move, officers and delegates within the Republican Party of Minnesota (MNGOP) have announced their intention to repudiate their party’s presumptive nominee for president, organizing under the name Conservatives for Candidates of Character. At an upcoming meeting of the party’s state central committee, the group will propose a prohibition on MNGOP expenditures in support of the controversial candidate.

JRL GOLF Junior Academy Open House

SUNLAND, Calif., May 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JRL GOLF is excited to announce their open house for the JRL GOLF Junior Academy, Saturday June 4, 2016 at Angeles National Golf Club from 10:30 a .m. – 5 p.m. JRL GOLF’s open house provides the opportunity for junior golfers and their parents to experience the academy, meet the instructors, learn about our teaching philosophy, and hear from guest speakers, such as Chris Zambri Head Golf Coach at USC.

OpenClose and MCT Streamline the Loan Sale and Purchase Advice Process for Secondary Marketing Departments

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo — OpenClose(R) an enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that in conjunction with Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) it has developed a solution that normalizes and extracts a lender’s committed loan sale and purchase advice data to be uploaded directly into OpenClose’s LenderAssist(TM) LOS, thus eliminating significant manual intervention. Depending on the number of loans that have been executed, time savings can be reduced from days to minutes.

TeamSnap for Clubs and Leagues Helps Thousands of Athletic Organizations Manage Rostering, Registration, Scheduling

BOULDER, Colo., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although many people know TeamSnap as the leading tool for organizing and communicating every aspect of active sports life for teams, the sports management app innovator also offers a comprehensive web-based solution that helps streamline management for clubs, leagues and associations.

Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Sees Cancer Research Month As Ideal Time to Provide Free Access to Cancer Study Data

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today said it agrees with Vice President Joe Biden that the lives of more cancer victims could be saved if cancer researchers were able to more freely access published studies and, most importantly, their underlying data.

Bash Foo Launches New Digital Marketing Agency Website

DAYTON, Ohio, May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bash Foo is a digital marketing agency that regularly launches websites and digital marketing strategies and campaigns for a national client base of small to medium sized businesses. Bash Foo recently launched its own new website showcasing best practices in web design, development, SEO and inbound marketing.

New Business and Marketing Podcast Creating a Digital Endurance Online

VERO BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Wait What Really Ok’ is part radio show, part podcast, part strategy & part comic relief that takes apart the misconceptions, misunderstandings and mistakes of online branding, marketing and promotion by delivering up to date, easy to understand information that can be applied to your marketing, regardless of your business.