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Orange Leap Closes Convertible Debt Round to Fund Growth

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange Leap, LLC announced today the closing of a convertible debt round, the proceeds of which will be used to further the growth of the company through the partner channel the company announced in May 2012.

Mark Schneider Designs Pinterest Contest – Follow, Repin, and WIN! – announced by Whiteflash Inc

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., internationally acclaimed retailer of ideal cut hearts and arrows diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced this week a new promotion on the wildly popular social networking site Pinterest. In celebration of recently becoming an authorized retailer for top jewelry designer Mark Schneider, Whiteflash will be giving away a fabulous Mark Schneider Designs Infinity Engagement Ring to one lucky ‘pinner.’

North Star Gas Company, LLC dba YEP Energy selects Cogent Technology Group’s Software to manage Sales Commissions

HOUSTON, Texas, July 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogent Technology Group, Inc. announced today that YEP Energy has engaged Cogent to implement YEP Energy’s utilization of Cogent’s Sales Commission Manager (SCMOnline) software service to support its growth of natural gas sales in California and other states. Their SCMOnline solution provides a means of managing the residual sales commissions that flow as ongoing streams of compensation to their independent brokers and sales agents for completed energy-service contracts.

Phillips Productions of Dallas Changes Company Name to Phillips MediaSource

DALLAS, Texas, June 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phillips Productions, Inc., a recognized leader in television program development and HD video production, today announced its new company name, Phillips MediaSource. With clients across the state of Texas using its various video content development strategies, high definition video production services, and integrated marketing communications consulting, the company is changing its name to better reflect the company’s comprehensive portfolio.

Irving Independent School District Pilots Caselite Software

IRVING, Texas and CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Irving Independent School District (ISD) is located outside of Dallas, and provides a comprehensive curriculum of educational services to nearly 35,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The special education department of Irving ISD has decided to pilot Caselite Software with its staff of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) during the 2013-14 school year.

FirstClose Hires Industry Veteran Chip Caldwell as VP, Southeast Region Manager

AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, a recognized aggregator in mortgage settlement services, announced that it hired Chip Caldwell to manage the company’s Southeast territory. The addition of Mr. Caldwell helps satisfy a growing demand for FirstClose’s end-to-end settlement services offering and supporting technology solutions for use by mortgage lenders.

Roemtech, LLC Announces its Newly Developed PMA-350H Mixer/Amplifier with Auto-HummBuster Technology

DALLAS, Texas, May 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roemtech(R), LLC is announcing release of its new PlenumAmp PMA-350H. Specifically designed for above ceiling applications, this plenum rated mixer/amplifier is equipped with Roemtech’s new Auto-HummBuster technology. In addition, it features three inputs, external volume control, P/A override, and green sleep mode. The PMA-350H is designed for conference room and classroom audio systems.

Texas Based Farris Law Group, PLLC Brings on Varsity Team to Focus on Company Growth and Expansion

DALLAS, Texas, May 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas law firm, Farris Law Group, PLLC, has brought on three new team members to focus on the growth and expansion that the company is experiencing, especially in the mortgage document preparation department.

‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ by Loren Weisman slated for national release in August

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greenleaf Press announces the upcoming release of ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ by Loren Weisman. ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1-60832-578-8, 7×9 Paperback, 446 pages, $19.95) will be available nationwide on August 13, 2013 and will be published simultaneously in an eBook edition (ISBN: 978-1-60832-579-5, $7.99) and an audio book edition.

Orange Leap Announces Partnership with give2gether to Expand Online Fundraising into Social

DALLAS, Texas, May 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange Leap, developer of cloud-based fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) software, announced today their partnership with give2gether to enable online fundraising and peer-to-peer campaigns for non-profits using Orange Leap CRM software.

For the 5th Year in a Row Mueller Offers a Metal Building to a Deserving Texas Non-Profit Organization

BALLINGER, Texas, April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called ‘Helping Hand.’ One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2013.

CPA Legislator Cuts Red Tape on Small Business in Texas

PLANO, Texas, March 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE — The Texas Association of CPAs (TACPA), supports effort to reduce burdensome regulations in Texas. State Representative Phil Stephenson, CPA, recently filed two bills affecting CPAs and small businesses in Texas. The first bill, H.B. 1756, exempts from the state’s mandatory peer review program, CPAs who only prepare financial statements for small businesses.

Calculate Royalties with QuickBooks Data – DashBook Software Extends Integration with Widely-Used Accounting System

HOUSTON, Texas, March 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial Softworks, LLC announced today the release of the latest enhancements to their popular DashBook Royalty Pro system, which now includes the ability to directly create royalty checks or bill payments within Intuit’s QuickBooks.

Music Computing Releases World’s Most Powerful PC: CoreMC Creates New Enterprise-Class Personal Computer

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Computing, the makers of advanced computer-based music production stations and leading edge touchscreen products releases CoreMC (Gen3), the world’s most powerful personal computer designed for audio and video production. Based on the Windows(R) 8 (64-bit) operating system, CoreMC is capable of running any Windows compatible software for music production, HD video editing or even gaming.

Dave Widmoyer Joins FirstClose as VP, Midwest Region Manager

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, a recognized aggregator of mortgage settlement services, announced that it recruited Dave Widmoyer to manage and grow its Midwest territory. The addition of Mr. Widmoyer establishes a regional footprint in the Midwest to offer its settlement services and technology solution to lenders headquartered in that region.

National Structured Funding Makes National Consumer Announcement of Website Launch

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Structured Funding(TM) announces the launch of its website and services in 50 states. Buyer of structured settlements, fixed annuities, state lotteries, royalty payments, nationwide.

Pin It To Win It – Verragio Engagement Ring Giveaway with Whiteflash

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starting Friday December 7, 2012 one of Sugar Land Texas’ most iconic brands, Whiteflash wants to give you a holiday twinkle treat! Blingle all the way! Pin your fantasy ‘Holiday Wedding’ and diamond jewelry from Whiteflash for a chance to win $2,500 Verragio Engagement Ring set with a 1 carat blue sapphire from Whiteflash.com.

MCT’s COO and Head Trader to Speak on Secondary Marketing Panel at Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO and Head Trader, Phil Rasori, will present on a panel session at the Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference on November 8 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Title Insurance: Borrowers Are Often Overpaying

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose Title announced that its CEO, Cynthia Waterman, will be available at the 99th MBA Annual Convention and Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois October 21-24 to discuss title insurance issues in the mortgage banking industry and how they can be remedied. She is available by appointment at the show or via phone interviews after the show.

Orange Leap Launches Shine Brighter Series of Webcasts for Nonprofits

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com) has launched a new monthly series of webcasts for nonprofit organizations called the Shine Brighter Series. The first webcast is ‘5 Ways Nonprofits Can Get More Likes on Their Facebook Page’ presented by Randy Vaughn of Fort Worth-based Marketing Twins.

Blings Indiegogo Crowd-Funding Project Lights Up iPhone and Android Interactive Sneakers

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blings, Inc. releases details for its crowd-funding project on Indiegogo.com for intelligent lighted shoes. Blings(TM) are the world’s first illuminated shoes that will interact with an iPhone or Android device. The idea was to bring together the elements of style, functionality and technology into a coherent product that can be worn anywhere, which will stand out in a crowd.

Softway Solutions Design Team Places Second for American Design Awards

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston-based strategic digital solutions firm Softway Solutions announced today that it won second place for logo design in the American Design Awards (ADA). An internationally-recognized independent awards program, the ADA recognizes designers from around the world who produce innovative and creative design pieces.

Crane and Rigging Specialists Team with Union Iron Workers on Big Lifts for Gulf Coast Refineries and Plants

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Along the Gulf Coast signs of an energy boom seem evident – from the recent $3 billion addition to Valero’s Port Arthur refinery to the massive $7 billion Motiva expansion still underway; more new construction, upgrades and heavy maintenance is on the books as oil and energy giants along the Gulf crescent are beefing up their plants and contemplating new ones to meet the future, according to Iron Workers District Council of Texas and the Mid-South States.

FirstClose Taps Doug Beaty as Executive Vice President of National Sales

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, a recognized aggregator of mortgage settlement services, announced it hired industry veteran Doug Beaty as executive vice president of national sales. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership to execute on the company’s goal of expanding its business and marketing its product line.

Softway Solutions Experiencing Record Growth, Now a Houston Fast 100 Company

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston based technology firm, Softway Solutions (softwaysolutions.com), is ranked number 40 on Houston Business Journal’s Houston Fast 100 list. The Houston Fast 100 is ranked by two-year growth and a minimum of $1 million in revenue. All of the companies on the list are headquartered within the Houston metropolitan area and have been doing business for at least five years.

Rare 9/11 Silver Eagle Coins from Ground Zero Available Now

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Gold Bureau announced today the general availability of Silver Eagle Coins recovered from several bank vaults below the World Trade Center. These coins were removed from the rubble following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Offers Sholdt Designer Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Men’s Bands

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 31, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As a native of South Africa, one of the premier diamond capitals of the world, Brian Gavin has extensive experience in the diamond jewelry industry. In an effort to expand his selection of fine diamond engagement rings, wedding bands and men’s bands, Brian Gavin has partnered with Sholdt, a jewelry design house based in Seattle, Washington.

Softway Solutions is Ranked by SourcingLine as a Global Leader in Web Development

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston based Softway Solutions was recently selected as a global leader in web application development by the IT services research firm, SourcingLine. Softway Solutions was one of only 15 firms selected out of several hundred companies around the globe. The Washington DC based SourcingLine develops this publication to help companies effectively select web developers offering popular services such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, .NET, JavaScript and more.

Facility Rx Announces Acquisition of the Office Planning Group

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Facility Rx (FRx) CEO and President Vivian Holder announced the acquisition of The Office Planning Group (OPG). OPG is a 25 year old company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with client relationships in private and government sectors. It is also an aligned TAB dealer providing specialty file and storage systems, document imaging, records management, commercial office furniture, and related facility services.

Texas Partnership and 3in4 Association Team Up to Showcase Long-Term Care Planning

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Long-Term Care Partnership and the 3in4 Association are joining forces to host a series of free seminars in July to encourage people to think about how they’re going to pay for their long-term care.

360 Mortgage Group Expands Western Division, adds Colorado Account Executive John Swanson

DENVER, Colo., June 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, announces that it has hired John Swanson as an account executive in its Western region. Swanson, a 10-year mortgage industry veteran with experience in direct sales and marketing for wholesale mortgage lending, will be specifically covering the Colorado market.

360 Mortgage Group Adds Melanie Rocha as Account Executive in Western Region

AUSTIN, Texas, May 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has hired Utah-based mortgage specialist Melanie Rocha as an account executive in its Western region. Rocha, a former 360 Mortgage Group employee, brings more than 10 years of mortgage industry experience.

2012 BSI Top 100 VARs Includes Texas-based MicroAccounting Solutions

RICHARDSON, Texas, May 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business management software specialist MicroAccounting Solutions has been named to the 2012 BSI Top 100 VARs. The annual listing of the top accounting software Value Added Resellers (VARs) in the United States and Canada is published by Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant and Bob Scott’s Insights.

360 Mortgage Group Succeeds with HARP 2.0, Now Helping Significant Number of Qualified Underwater Borrowers

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage banker, officially began accepting applications for HARP 2.0 loans on Monday, March 19, 2012, specifically serving challenged and underwater borrowers. Subsequently, 360 has experienced a significant increase in loan volume, resulting in the largest active pipeline since the company’s 2007 founding.

Whiteflash Launches A CUT ABOVE(R) Diamond Sweepstakes

HOUSTON, Texas, May 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Continuing their tremendously popular Facebook ‘Give it the Yes Vote and Win’ contest series, Whiteflash Inc., leading retailer of ideal diamonds, engagement rings and fine bridal jewelry, announced today another impressive giveaway promotion. By casting a vote between the two members of their internationally acclaimed A CUT ABOVE(R) Super Ideal Diamond brand, each participant will be entered to win the diamond getting the most votes.

Hill PHOENIX Showcases Merchandising Flexibility and Innovative Case Design at FMI2012 Convention

DALLAS, Texas, May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hill PHOENIX will debut an exciting collection of new merchandising innovations at the 2012 FMI show April 30-May 3 at the Dallas Convention Center. Bringing together more than 25,000 industry-shaping professionals from 90 countries, FMI is the food retail industry’s most-attended conference and exposition in North America.

360 Mortgage Group Fortifies Foothold in Georgia with Addition of Account Executive Gino Berchock

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, announces that it has added 20-year mortgage lending veteran Gino Berchock as an account executive in its Southern region, specifically targeting the Georgia market.

TACPA Announces Quarterly CPE Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

DALLAS, Texas, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Association of Certified Public Accountants (TACPA – www.tacpa.net) announced today the opening of registration for its 2012 Spring Meeting and CPE Sessions. This conference is open to all Texas-licensed CPAs and meets all Texas CPE requirements.

360 Mortgage Group Expands Mid-Atlantic Presence with Addition of Account Executive Glenn Bonds

AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has added Glenn Bonds as account executive for its Mid-Atlantic region. In his more than 15 years’ mortgage industry experience, Bonds has held leadership positions and earned a reputation for optimizing broker performance.

ERP and Accounting Software Expert MicroAccounting Solutions Hires Jennifer Stucker as Software Consultant

RICHARDSON, Texas, April 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas-based ERP and accounting software expert MicroAccounting Solutions (www.microaccounting.com) announced today the hiring of Jennifer Stucker to serve as one of the senior programming consultants specializing in assisting clients using SQL Server, Sage ERP MAS 500 (becoming Sage 500 ERP), and Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 (becoming Sage 100 ERP).