Business News including New Offices and Management Changes
NEWS: (DENVER, Colo.) Altavera Mortgage Services, a premier provider of third-party residential mortgage origination services, reports a marked uptick in non-Qualified Mortgage (non-QM) inquiries in the first quarter of 2016. According to President and Founder Brian Simons, staffing requests from Altavera's clients suggest the industry is preparing for increased business in Q2 and the second half of 2016.
NEWS: (BOTTLE CREEK, North Caicos) The People's Democratic Movement started their tour around the Islands with a series of public meetings to promote their initiatives. North Caicos was the first island to receive the party and their supporters. The main topics covered on the meeting were crime, security, the 2016 budget and its failings, issues affecting the islands of North and Middle Caicos.
NEWS: (FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.) Gratitude Wellness, a health and fitness product manufacturing company, recently announced that it is raising funds via Kickstarter to help manufacture the goods and purchase the equipment necessary for the production of its patented GRATITUDE Roller.
NEWS: (BOULDER, Colo.) TeamSnap, the leading tool for organizing and communicating every aspect of active sports life, today announced that a milestone 10 million coaches, administrators, organizers, parents and players now use its online and mobile apps to streamline group activities.
NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a leading wealth management firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Lacey Johnson has joined the firm as a Director and Wealth Advisor. In this role, Ms. Johnson will be responsible for advising high-net-worth clients on a range of wealth management issues, as well as helping to grow the firm's client base.
NEWS: (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) OpenClose, an enterprise-class, multi-channel, end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that industry veteran Michael Falce has been hired as a vice president, enterprise account executive. In this role, he will work with lending entities of various types and sizes to utilize OpenClose's LenderAssist LOS and additional software solutions.
International Document Services, Inc. Hits Multiple Daily Mortgage Document Preparation Records in 2015
NEWS: (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it achieved 11 single-day company records for total document orders in 2015. Overall document fulfillment increased 24 percent from 2014 to 2015, with initial disclosures and closing documents seeing similar growth (26 percent and 22 percent, respectively). IDS also saw increased adoption of its eSign functionality in 2015, with 45 percent more documents electronically signed as compared to 2014.
NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) This Sunday, April 24, is the deadline to participate in an extraordinary buying event for some of the finest San Francisco Bay Area real estate. Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity.
NEWS: (SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa.) Faulkner Maserati of Mechanicsburg is moving to a brand new, state-of-the art facility at 6714 Carlisle Pike. The new Maserati Showroom and Service and Parts Center will be in full operation on Friday, April 15, 2016 with a reception that evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and an open house celebration all day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NEWS: (WESTON, Fla.) Biggrey Trust takes the best of what other consumer protection services have to offer and combines them all into one winning solution. Being trustworthy is key to increasing sales. In fact, 62 percent of all consumers look for trusted stores before making a purchase decision. It's all about making an emotional connection and Biggrey helps stores do just that.
NEWS: (NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially announces the Tatt2Away(R) non-laser tattoo removal system is now available for the first time in the greater New Bedford area with New Bedford Tattoo's co-founders Val Garnett and Venessa Kollars.
NEWS: (TIPP CITY, Ohio) Energy Optimizers, USA, has been selected as a Dayton Power and Light Channel Partner of the Year for 2015. Founded in 2009, Energy Optimizers, USA, specializes in helping schools and government agencies identify, finance and implement energy saving projects.
NEWS: (TORRANCE, Calif.) DocMagic, Inc. the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's annual 'Top 100 Mortgage Employers' list for 2016..
NEWS: (MIAMI, Fla.) Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown's new book, 'Reinventing Your City - Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around' (ISBN: 9780986086007), is the essential guide for every city and business leader striving to make their community a better place. Authored by the co-founders of Redevelopment Management Associates, their approach to helping cities grow has resulted in $1 billion in private sector investment.
Committee Recommendation Would Place Terre Haute Dept. of Redevelopment under Management of TH Economic Dev. Corp.
NEWS: (TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) A search committee tasked with finding a replacement for the retired director of the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment will recommend that the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation (THEDC) assume management of the department. The recommendation will be made at the April 20, 2016 meeting of the City of Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission.
NEWS: (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) American Fidelity Assurance Company recently learned of an incident that involves personal information of some of our Customers. The information did not include Social Security numbers.
NEWS: (TIPP CITY, Ohio) Ohio's Energy Optimizers, USA, has made several strategic hires that will strengthen the company's response to its clients and raise its profile in the energy management market starting in 2016.
NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Alan and Judie Sherin recently completed an intensive training program to become certified vacation specialists and owners of a Dream Vacations travel franchise in Los Angeles. As a result of being part of the nation's leading home-based travel agent franchise network, their travel agency TourTakers Dream Vacations, has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and exclusive, elite product and service offerings.
NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Penny Miller has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting team. She will be based in San Francisco and report to David Wiesner, Regional Director Employee Benefits.
NEWS: (ALISO VIEJO, Calif.) Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has launched RealView QB (Quality Bridge), the industry's only appraisal quality technology that allows users to authorize access and share information with third parties, including lenders, AMCs, appraisers and investors.
NEWS: (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) Alyona Ushe, who helmed the critically acclaimed Arts Garage in Delray Beach for five years, has announced her resignation as President and CEO of the cultural venue in order to focus on managing and programming venues in Pompano Beach, including the amphitheater and the upcoming cultural center.
NEWS: (ORLANDO, Fla.) Attorneys from the southwest Florida personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh attended the Florida Justice Association's annual "Workhorse" seminar held at the Orlando World Trade Center Marriott.
Pavaso Completes 2000 Live Transactions on Digital Closing Platform with 6500 Mortgage Trade User Accounts
NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Pavaso, a leader in eClosing and Consumer Management technology solutions, announced it has recorded its 2,000th live transaction on the Digital Close platform. In addition, more than 6,500 user accounts have been created in the platform, spanning from mortgage lenders to title/settlement agents to REALTORS and consumers. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo.
NEWS: (NAUGATUCK, Conn.) PPRN Radio is pleased to announce the addition of a new program to its schedule: "The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall," a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking. The Online Movie Show will have its premiere on April 25, 2016 and will broadcast live on PPRN Radio on Monday nights at 7 p.m. ET.
NEWS: (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) OpenClose, an enterprise-class, multi-channel, end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that HousingWire has named the company to its 2016 HW TECH100 list for the third year. The list recognizes the most innovative technology firms in the U.S. housing economy.
NEWS: (ATLANTA, Ga.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Stephen McKenzie has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting team in Atlanta.
NEWS: (DAYTON, Ohio) Liberty Savings Bank, FSB, a family-owned institution located in downtown Dayton, has embarked on an ambitious $870,000 project with Tipp City-based Energy Optimizers, USA, to transform the 85-year-old Liberty Tower high rise into an energy-efficient powerhouse.
NEWS: (ATLANTA, Ga.) MEDIA ALERT: Reverse mortgage expert John Button, president and CEO of San Diego, California-based software provider ReverseVision, is available for interviews in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
NEWS: (SARASOTA, Fla.) The Westcoast Center for Human Development celebrated their 44th Annual Heart of Gold Awards Banquet at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh are longtime supporters of this organization and were one of the major sponsors of this event.
NEWS: (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) Rejuvatek Medical Inc., officially announces the Tatt2Away(R) non laser tattoo removal system is now in the greater Salt Lake City area with Doc Holliday Tattoo's owner Allen Record. Their Salt Lake City location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the city.
NEWS: (WICHITA, Kan.) Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially announces the Tatt2Away(R) non laser tattoo removal system is now in the greater Wichita area with Addictions in Ink Tattoo's co-founders Bryan and Tiffani Gruver. Their Wichita location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the city. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all natural system.
Kim Briesemeister of RMA selected by International Downtown Association to Serve on Public-Private Partnership Council
NEWS: (MIAMI, Fla.) The International Downtown Association (IDA) has selected Kim Briesemeister, co-founder of RMA, Redevelopment Management Associates, to serve on the Top Issues Council for Public-Private Partnerships. IDA is the premier association of urban place managers who are shaping and activating dynamic downtown districts, connecting all the stakeholders in a downtown area, and bridging the gap between the public and private sectors.
NEWS: (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it was included in HousingWire magazine's 2016 HW TECH100(TM) list. The company was recognized for its forthcoming eClosing integration with collaborative real estate technology provider and fellow TECH100 winner Pavaso, as well as its recent acquisition by automotive dealership software provider Reynolds and Reynolds.
NEWS: (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) 2 Refunds, Inc. has launched a website with a rare promise: File one tax return and get two refunds. Aptly named, 2 Refunds gives the startup a preemptive position in online done-for-you tax preparation - a niche that exists in the overlapping services of HandR Block and TurboTax yet has no focused presence from either industry leader.
NEWS: (ANAHEIM, Calif.) Students at an Anaheim High School in California received a hands-on chance to learn the basics of business, community leadership, and the lost art of woodworking with local kitchen-and-bath remodeling company Mr Cabinet Care.
NEWS: (ADDISON, Texas) Mid America Mortgage, Inc. remains one of few bidders on so-called TRID 'defect' loans, said Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. According to Bode, Mid America wins roughly 80 percent of its bids on the loans, which have been rejected for purchase by other investors due to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) infractions ranging from minor errors to more significant defects.
NEWS: (DENVER, Colo.) Mortgage services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) announced it has been acquired by Utah-based MetaSource, LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of Titan broadens the company's footprint in data-centric mortgage services.
Creative Uses for Captives: Alternative-Risk Financing Roundtable March 22, Moderated by EPIC’s Daniel Houston
NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga.) In the world of risk management, captive insurers are taking on a major role for companies of all sizes. As the number and types of captive insurers are expanding, so too have the types of risks that captive owners are funding through these alternative-risk financing structures, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants.
NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity to bid on six of the finest homes in Northern California. Each non-distressed property represents the best of the California lifestyle. Ms. Decker will be donating five percent of her fees to the successful bidders' charity of choice.
NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Super Lawyers revealed that 8 Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. attorneys have been named by the magazine as 2016 'Rising Stars' of the profession, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.