Texas Business News

Texas Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Texas, U.S.A. (TX), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


North Texas Premiere of Cancer Documentary Series July 20 at 4:30 p.m. on WFAA Ch. 8/ABC

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will debut its documentary series, “Journey of Hope,” Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. on WFAA – TV Channel 8 to showcase the inspiring stories of North Texans and their battles against cancer.

Capitol Fence Shares 7 Most Important Reasons to Install an Automated Gate System

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capitol Fence, automatic gate installers in Austin, Texas since 1992, shares a few beneficial reasons for having automated gates installed on commercial and residential properties. For both commercial and residential properties, some of these reasons overlap.

Texas Systems Group Ranks Highest Among Managed Service Providers in Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Systems Group has achieved something no other Central Texas IT firm has matched: earned a five-star rating from 65+ customers in its Google reviews. Their customers’ comments reflect Texas Systems Group’s dedication to its Texas-friendly, honest and caring, IT support.

EPIC adds New Benefits Consulting Team in Houston TX

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the hiring of Principal Ed Oravetz, Principal Keith McNeely, Principal David Potts, Client Executive Elisha Johnson and Client Manager Marilu Alejandre.

EyeBuyDirect Announces Collaboration with Queer Eye’s Tan France – Fans Will ‘Style the Stylist’ for Chance to Win $500 in Fabulous Eyewear

AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global eyewear retailer EyeBuyDirect is teaming up with Tan France in a campaign to let his followers style him. Fans will get to turn the tables on the style guru when they vote on which glasses look best on him. France, who is best known for his role on the Emmy-award-winning series “Queer Eye,” has of late found even more followers with the release of his book “Naturally Tan.”

Execs in Tech launches a new professional development program for IT Leaders

HOUSTON, Texas, June 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Execs in Tech announced they will begin enrollment in their LeadIT program at their Houston chapter monthly member meetup luncheon. The LeadIT program is a self-paced, mentor lead, curriculm of “on-the-job” projects that IT professionals complete to help them be better in the job that they are in, while preparing for the job that they want.

Virtual Mail Small Business Scan Mailboxes Celebrates 5th Anniversary With 1 Millionth Scan

AUSTIN, Texas, June 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scan Mailboxes announced today that they took just five years to go from startup to its millionth scan of client mail. Co-founders Ken Brown and Chris Landry started Scan Mailboxes in 2014 with a desire to provide a more efficient way for people to read their mail no matter where they are – saving time and environmental waste in the process.

Whiteflash Named 2019 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has once again been honored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction, and community service with the 2019 Winner of Distinction Award.

Klemchuk LLP Participates in Carry the Load 2019

DALLAS, Texas, May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klemchuk LLP, a leading litigation, intellectual property (IP), and business law firm, announces that Klemchuk LLP and Team Klemchuk will proudly participate in Carry the Load 2019 Dallas Memorial March over Memorial Day Weekend.

New Murder Mystery Novel Tells the Story of Oil Rig Worker Encountering Mysterious Murders, Frightening Ghosts and Tropical Love in The Malacca Straits

HOUSTON, Texas, May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-time oil geophysicist, Nigel Smith, uses his real-life experience working on an oil rig in the Malacca Straits in his new murder mystery novel: “Malacca Mystery” (ISBN: 978-1945532801) available for sale globally in paperback and e-book on May 17, 2019 through all major online book retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Amazon Kindle.

EPIC to Exhibit at 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

HOUSTON, Texas, May 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will exhibit at the Gulf Coast Symposium on May 15-17, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

Hand Up Network Launches in East Texas to Serve Those in Need of a New Season in Life

TYLER, Texas, April 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hand Up Network, an East Texas based 501(c)(3) non-profit, today unveiled a catalog of Programs, Services, and Response Teams to bring long-term focus to people in need within our own communities.

New Professional Business Women’s Network Supports Entrepreneurs

DALLAS, Texas, April 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New to Dallas, the Professional Business Women’s Network (PBWN), is hosting its first event – “Success Has No Boundaries” – from May 31 through June 2 at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park: 5805 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX. Just 25 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and situated near The Shops at Legacy, this contemporary hotel offers easy access to numerous dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

15th Annual Impact a Hero Race Registration is Open – 2019 Brings an Addition of a 10K Distance

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Registration for the 15th annual Impact a Hero 10K, 5k and Kids K, taking place on May 18, 2019, is open. New to 2019, a 10K distance is available for all runners, walkers and wheelchair participants.

Klemchuk LLP 15th Annual Ethics CLE

DALLAS, Texas, April 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klemchuk LLP, a leading litigation, intellectual property (IP), and business law firm, announces that the Klemchuk LLP 15th Annual Ethics CLE will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

Forged Components Inc. Releases Benefits Sheet for ASME Pressure Vessel Connections Forging

HUMBLE, Texas, April 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forged Components Inc. (FCI) has released a sheet listing the benefits of getting ASME pressure vessel connections forging needs met by FCI. Why select us? Forged Components is one of the ASME pressure vessel connections manufacturing. What makes us so good at what we do?

Mid America Mortgage Hires Kerry Webb as Director of Business Development

ADDISON, Texas, April 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced today that it has hired Kerry Webb as Executive Managing Director of Business Development. In this role, Webb will be responsible for recruiting, managing and motivating teams of mortgage professionals to meet and exceed productions goals that align with the overall company’s strategic volume growth and profitability goals.

The McGrath Project releases new record and music videos with Smith Music Group – Closet Full of Skeletons

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 4818 Records announced today that Texas based band, The McGrath Project is following up its last massively successful record which sold over 500,000 units worldwide with a new chart climber entitled, “Closet Full of Skeletons.”

Blockit Joins the Heroes to Healthcare Mission to Support Rapid Organizational Growth

MCKINNEY, Texas, April 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ImPowerQ Associates announced today that Blockit, a leading innovator in applying advanced technology to today’s complex healthcare challenges, are joining the Heroes to Healthcare mission, a U.S. Department of Labor and VA approved national apprenticeship program focusing on addressing the high unemployment and underemployment rates among enlisted level veterans with healthcare occupational experience while in uniform.

National Lending Industry Leaders, Residential Capital Partners and 2020 REI Group, Join Forces

DALLAS, Texas, April. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Residential Capital Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of 3L Finance. As a part of the acquisition, Residential Capital Partners is pleased to be the national hard money and rental finance lending partner to 2020 REI Group.

Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Releases Details for the 103rd Annual Convention

AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) announced the agenda for its annual convention to be held on April 28 – 30, 2019 in San Antonio at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel. More than 1,000 industry participants are expected to attend, which consists of comedian Dennis Miller as the keynote address, a list of preeminent speakers, educational tracks, networking opportunities, trending insights and a diverse mix of exhibitors.

MorVest Capital Hires Larry Charbonneau as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David Fleig, CEO of MorVest Capital, LLC, a financial services advisory firm specializing in mortgage banking liquidity and capital solutions, announces the addition of Managing Director Larry Charbonneau.

Certified Dog Groomer Christin Boyte is Changing the Dog Grooming Game in McKinney, Frisco and Allen TX with Luxurious Mobile Dog Spa

MCKINNEY, Texas, March 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over 10 years of experience, certified dog groomer Christin Boyte is bringing her family-owned mobile dog spa, Primped Pooches, to McKinney, Allen and Frisco, Texas.

Mid America COO Kara Lamphere Honored as ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

ADDISON, Texas, March 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced today that Mid America Chief Operating Officer Kara Lamphere was one of four mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2019 MBA Insights Tech All-Star. The award, now in its 18th year, recognizes “industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in mortgage technology.”

Global DMS Launches SnapVal to Provide Instant, Accurate, Guaranteed Appraisal Pricing Early on in the Origination Process

DALLAS, Texas, March 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MBA’s Technology Solutions Conference & Expo — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based valuation management software, today announced the official rollout of SnapVal(TM), an automated solution that utilizes the property address to return a guaranteed price on any residential appraisal in the U.S.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds JoBeth Wells in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (‘EPIC’) announced today that JoBeth Wells has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Stephanie Pitzer in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Stephanie Pitzer, CRM, CIC has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

National Association of Appraisers (NAA) and Anow forge partnership to bring cutting edge appraisal software to real property appraisers members

SAN ANTONIO, Texas and RED DEER, Alberta, March 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, creator of the leading software for real estate appraisal offices, today announced it has forged a partnership with the National Association of Appraisers (NAA) to make Anow’s appraisal office management platform more readily accessible to members of the professional organization.

Mid America Mortgage Earns Multiple Top Mortgage Workplace Honors

ADDISON, Texas, March 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that the company has been named a top mortgage workplace by two industry trade publications. In addition to garnering Top Mortgage Workplace honors by Mortgage Professional America (MPA), Mid America was also named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) in the magazine’s January issue.

EPIC to Sponsor International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) 2019 Annual Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) Annual Conference on March 6 and March 7 at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Jose Palmer in Houston, Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (“EPIC”) announced today that Jose Palmer has joined the firm’s Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Nikki Howes in Houston TX

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Nikki Howes has joined the firm’s Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

UNIS Fulfillment and Transportation Doubles Down in Houston, Texas

PASADENA, Texas, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UNIS LLC, an asset-based fulfillment and transportation provider, announces the opening of their second fulfillment center in Pasadena, Texas near the Bayport and Barbour’s Cut Port Terminals. This build-to-suit, customs bonded facility, mirrors their first building that is located across the street.

AUCNET INC, JAPAN announces opening of US Sales and Operations Center as AUCNET DIGITAL PRODUCTS USA, LLC in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tokyo based AUCNET Inc (AUCNET) has announced that it has opened U.S. operations in Austin, Texas where it will maintain a new smart phone processing division to be known as AUCNET Digital Products USA, LLC (AUCNET DP USA). The company will provide Asset Recovery services and other contracted services to the U.S. Carrier, OEM, Insurance, Retail and Enterprise wireless space.

Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode Named Top 25 Industry Leader by MReport

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced today that CEO Jeff Bode has been named one of MReport’s 2019 “The Top 25 Industry Leaders & Influencers.” As MReport Editor-in-Chief Rachel Williams noted in the December 6 announcement regarding the awards program, “MReport’s Top 25 Industry Leaders list celebrates individuals whose unique perspectives are strengthening the industry’s future.”

Capitol Fence Introduces Online and Mobile Payment Options

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Austin fence contractor, Capitol Fence & Deck, is proud to introduce a new option that accepts mobile and online payments while in the field. Capitol Fence unveiled secure payment gateways, enabling quick and easy ways to complete down payments after a quote is provided. This allows Capitol Fence to ensure more efficient and secure payment options that help us get projects started faster.

Epcon Delivers World-Class Thermal Deoilers Based on Patented Process Heating Systems

CONROE, Texas, Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epcon Industrial Systems, LP has delivered several custom thermal deoiler systems based on their patented process heating systems for several different industries. One of the thermal deoilers was delivered to a company providing stamping oil cleaning services for HVAC furnace and A/C coil and automotive heater core industries.

Transformational Mortgage Solutions Appoints Michael Barrett as Mortgage Executive Consultant

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS), today announced that it has brought on Michael Barrett as mortgage executive consultant. In this role, Barrett will apply his more than 17-years of mortgage business and product development expertise to helping TMS clients improve process efficiencies, execute digital mortgage transformation strategies and expand profit margins.

LenderCity Chooses FinKube’s ELSA AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FinKube, a company that provides AI-powered Platform-as-a-Service solutions for a range of industries, announced today that St. Louis-based LenderCity has successfully deployed ELSA, FinKube’s Electronic Loan Services Assistant. The mortgage industry’s first chatbot is already interacting with prospective borrowers on the LenderCity website.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Brandon Rich in Houston Texas

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Brandon Rich has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.