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Whiteflash Launches Next Generation Jewelry Care Plan

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., specialists in ideal diamonds and fine jewelry, announced today an innovation in jewelry protection having just completed implementation of a ground-breaking program provided by JM Care Plan, Inc., a member of the Jewelers Mutual Group. The plan is the first to be rolled out by an e-commerce company and provides comprehensive jewelry care for three years from the date of purchase.

Everhart Construction, a full-service design remodeling firm, specializing in commercial construction, build-outs, and residential remodeling, named Qualified Remodeler Top 500

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everhart Construction, a design remodeling firm based in Houston, Texas, is the premier provider of commercial construction services throughout the Houston area. It has been named a Qualified Remodeler Top 500.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Honored by American Heart Association for Workplace Health Achievement

HOUSTON, Texas and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC’s Houston office and New York-based Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company have received Bronze level recognitions in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index.

At NRF Protect EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Moderate Executive Afternoon Session on Loss Prevention

HOUSTON, Texas, June 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC’s Kevin Ach, vice president of Risk Assurance and Walter Palmer, practice leader of Integrated Risk Solutions will moderate the Executive Afternoon session on loss prevention at the National Retail Foundation’s “NRF Protect” Conference.

Whiteflash Named 2018 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas, May 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has just been named winner of the prestigious Better Business Bureau 2018 Pinnacle Award – the BBB’s top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and community service. The annual competition involves retail jewelers from all across the greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America. Whiteflash has now earned the top honor from the BBB for an unprecedented three out of the past seven years.

EPIC’s Suzanne McGarey and Kenneth Powell to Present on The Affordable Care Act at Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, May 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today Managing Principal Suzanne McGarey and Compliance Consultant Kenneth Powell will present at the Gulf Coast Symposium on Thurs., May 10 at 4 p.m. at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

EPIC Insurance adds Maurice Edwards, Walter Palmer and their Risk Solutions Team

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a leading retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the addition of Enterprise Risk Management veteran Maurice (Moe) Edwards, retail Loss Prevention expert Walter Palmer, and their team of Risk Assurance and Asset Protection professionals.

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.

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.

EPIC and Qualified Plan Advisors Announce Collaboration Agreement for the Benefit of Ascende Wealth Advisor Retirement Plan Consulting Clients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today a collaboration agreement between EPIC’s Houston-based Ascende Wealth Advisors, Inc. (AWAI) and Qualified Plan Advisors (QPA), a division of Prime Capital Investment Advisors. QPA is a federally regulated investment advisor with more than 30 years of specialized expertise in 401k planning advisory services and private wealth management advisory services.

Midwestern State University and Wichita Falls Professional Firefighters Association team up with Houston Professional Firefighters Association for Operation Santa Claus

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls Texas, along with the Wichita Falls Professional Firefighters Association, head to Houston Area to meet up with the Houston Professional Firefighters Association to bring bikes for kids who lost their bikes in Hurricane Harvey.

EPIC Attends Worldwide Broker Network Global Conference in Paris and Hosts WBN 2018 Spring Conference

HOUSTON, Texas and PARIS, France, Oct. 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it is attending the 57th Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) Global Conference on Oct. 25-28, 2017 in Paris, France.

EPIC’s Retirement Consulting Team Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers List

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Ascende Wealth Advisers Inc., EPIC’s Retirement Consulting Team, has been named to the 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. This list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plans.

EPIC’s Clay Ma to Present at Texas Total Rewards Conference in Fort Worth

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Retirement Senior Associate Clay Ma will present at the Texas Total Rewards Conference on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m. at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

EPIC Insurance Receives Multiple Honors from 2017 Communicator Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm’s Marketing, Communications and Creative Services Team has received one “Gold Award of Excellence” and eight “Silver Awards of Distinction” from the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program recognizing excellence and big ideas in marketing, communications and design.

EPIC Insurance Kicks Off 2017 Energy Forum in Houston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the successful launch of their 2017 Energy Forum in Houston and that they will host two additional Energy Forum presentations in Dallas and Oklahoma City next week.

EPIC Insurance adds Reba Mathew, Pharm.D., R.Ph to Employee Benefits Consulting Pharmacy Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Reba Mathew Pharm.D., R.Ph has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits Consulting Practice as Pharmacy Practice Director.

Whiteflash Named 2017 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has once again been honored by the Better Business Bureau for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction, and community service with the 2017 Winner of Distinction Award. The winners were chosen from among all the retail jewelers in the greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America. Whiteflash has now been awarded honors from the BBB for thirteen consecutive years and maintains an A+ rating.

Ascende – an EPIC Company adds Gary C. McKinney to Southwest Region Business Development Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gary C. McKinney has joined the firm’s Southwest Region Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Houston (Ascende – an EPIC Company) as Business Development Manager.

The Largest Livestock Show and Rodeo in The World to be ‘Cowboy Connected’ by 5 BARS

HOUSTON, Texas and IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 BARS(R) installed a state-of-the-art carrier-grade Wi-Fi network to ensure the performance required for the crowds of the largest rodeo in the world, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the City of Houston’s “signature events.”

Sharewell HDD Announces PipeVac Lifting Systems

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell HDD is proud to announce the launch of PipeVac Lifting Systems(R). The PipeVac(R) is manufactured with SmartLift Technology(R) – from its sleek, lightweight design to its revolutionary hydraulic-drive system. Each component is selected with safety, performance, and durability in mind.

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.

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.”

Ascende – an EPIC Company Expands Southwest Leadership Team and Welcomes New International Benefits Leader

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Ascende – an EPIC Company has promoted Mary Parker and Dina Flavin to managing principals, joining Steve Goulet and Suzanne McGarey as strategic leaders of Ascende’s Health & Welfare practice. Collectively, they also serve as client engagement managers, providing senior leadership support and direction to the firm’s consulting clients.

Whiteflash Launches New Mobile First Diamond and Jewelry Website

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., prominent e-tailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have just launched a state-of-the art mobile first website with all new functionality and look and feel. It is the most ambitious advancement in the company’s 16 year history of cutting edge e-commerce.

EPIC adds Business Development Manager Will Ogilvie in Houston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Will Ogilvie has joined the firm’s southwest regional office. He will be based in Houston and report to Brett Haugh, Managing Principal, Southwest Region.

The Pink Fund and Houston Area Fred Astaire Dance Studios Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event

HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R) presented by The Pink Fund, which makes its way to Houston on October 9, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom Houston, is the event for you.

MyDoctorsChat Fully Embraces the AMA’s New Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine

HOUSTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MHIT Business Services, Inc. – the parent company of MyDoctorsChat – a fully scalable, HIPAA compliant enterprise mobile telemedicine software solution for doctors, patients and healthcare organizations believes that the evolution of telemedicine technology offers improved access to healthcare and provides new, sophisticated opportunities for healthcare providers to address their patients’ unique healthcare needs.

Three EPIC Consultants Recognized Among the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN MATEO, Calif., and HOUSTON, Texas, June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Dana Liedel, Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Lydia Rivera have been included in Employee Benefit Adviser’s list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising.

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.

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.

Ascende’s Rob Massa to Present at Gulf Coast Symposium

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ADVISORY: Ascende, an EPIC company, today announced that Ascende Retirement Director Rob Massa is speaking at the Gulf Coast Symposium. Massa will speak on ‘The Intersection of Health Care and Retirement’ on Thursday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

AlEn USA Steps in to Help Flooding Victims in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One Houston family was pleasantly surprised when employees of AlEn USA, the manufacturers of CLORALEN(R) Regular Bleach, showed up at their home to donate bleach for deep cleaning of their property devastated by the flood.

Victory Packaging Recommits to Hunger Relief Efforts, Continues Partnership with Move For Hunger

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Victory Packaging and Move For Hunger are proud to announce their continued partnership in 2016, to help fight hunger and provide much-needed food to local food pantries across the United States. As a proud partner of the national hunger-relief organization for the past four years, Victory Packaging supports Move For Hunger’s efforts to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

For the Third Consecutive Year ENSUENO, PINALEN, PINOL and CLORALEN Donate $25,000 to Help Find a Cure for Childhood Cancer

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, AlEn USA join forces with Curing Children’s Cancer Fund and donates $25,000 to provide financial support for some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researchers.

Whiteflash Launches HD Video for Loose Diamonds

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, announced this week that it is adding High Definition 360 degree video to their website for their in-house loose diamonds.

Clear Lake Area Doctor Selected as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Center of Reproductive Medicine today announced Dr. John R. Crochet, Jr., has been named as a ‘Rising Star’ – an honor bestowed to only 2.5 percent of physicians in Texas. Rising Stars are an elite subset of Super Doctors, an already distinguished listing of top doctors, all of whom are featured in the July 2015 issue of Texas Monthly.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Introduces Brian Gavin Yellow

HOUSTON, Texas, July 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renowned international jeweler, Brian Gavin Diamonds, introduces its newest luxury collection, Brian Gavin Yellow(TM), a line featuring certified fancy yellow diamonds set in left or right hand ring settings. These beautiful diamonds are set in platinum, 18K white gold or 14K white gold.

Arbitration Hearings Scheduled: Wolinskys vs. American International Industries, Inc. and Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, April 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arbitration hearings have been scheduled for May 8, 2015 and May 13-15, 2015 regarding breach of contract, defamation and fraud claims for at least $131,081.21 filed against American International Industries, Inc. (‘American’; Ticker: AMIN / OTC:AMIN), and its CEO, Daniel Dror, by Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American, and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife.

Former Director to Consolidate Civil Lawsuits Filed Against American International Industries, Inc. and its CEO, Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, March 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American International Industries, Inc. (‘American’; Ticker ‘AMIN’), and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife, have agreed to the consolidation of their defamation and fraud claims that were pending in two separate civil lawsuits against American and its CEO, Daniel Dror, in the Harris County District Courts into the ongoing Houston arbitration proceeding announced by American on December 17, 2014.