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Mid America Mortgage Assists Lenders, Borrowers Affected By Recent Disasters

ADDISON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced measures it has taken to provide assistance to both lenders and borrowers that were impacted by recent federally declared disasters. In addition to $20,000 in donations from employees and the corporation toward relief efforts, Mid America will also purchase loans on properties located in areas impacted by the recent storms or fires. This includes both government and conventional loans underwritten to agency guidelines.

DangerMan The Urban Superhero Releases Super Suit Costume For Halloween

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Halloween night just got safer! America's Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will roam the streets trick-or-treating with the likes of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man as the new DangerMan Super Suit is now available for kids! Actor and mentor Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has released the new costume just in time for the holidays.

RMA Attends ICMA Annual Conference – Will Address Market-Based Zoning and Implementing Redevelopment, Meet with Local Government Decision Makers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates is excited to announce that Kim Briesemeister and Kevin Crowder will be speaking at the 103rd Annual Conference of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. RMA team members will also be welcoming key government officials to learn more about creating successful cities during the event being held in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 22-25, 2017. Highlights include the Economic Development Approach to Craft Breweries.

The Everest Foundation Hires Former Vice-Chairman and Program Director of UC Davis School of Medicine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Everest Foundation is thrilled to announce that Raj Ramsamooj, M.D. has joined its team as Director of Graduate Medical Education Operations. Dr. Ramsamooj is a genuine leader in graduate medical education (GME) and a practicing transplant pathologist.

EPIC Insurance adds New Brokerage Team in Pittsburgh, PA

PITTSBURGH, Pa. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the opening of operations in Pittsburgh, Pa. with the hiring of Sean Andreas, Al Dragotto, Kurt Karstens, Pete Kostorick, Sally Krauss, Zach Mendelson, Phil Wakim, Chuck Yorio, Jan Zewe and others.

Mortgage Capital Trading’s Bulk Acquisition Manager™ Technology Achieves 100 Percent Investor Adoption

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it has gained unprecedented industry-wide technology adoption among the investor aggregator community. MCT officially unveiled the Bulk Acquisition Manager(TM) (BAM) within its capital markets software platform, MCTlive!, in July of this year.

Tony Shap Announces New Program to Help Women Jump-Start Their Own Consulting Businesses

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Acclaimed marketing consultant and innovator Tony Shap today announced a new initiative designed to help women achieve their goals in the fast-paced marketing industry. The program from Tony Shap Consulting is the first ever of its kind to focus on women specifically and will allow female entrepreneurs to play to their strengths and achieve greater success.

Laguna College of Art and Design Honors Vans at 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala and Live Auction

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) raised more than $315,000 at its 28th Annual Collector's Choice Gala and Live Auction held on Saturday, October 7th at Montage Laguna Beach. The total amount raised beat last year's record.

NAMB Releases Housing Outlook: Congress Needs to Make Key Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, has announced its housing outlook and its plans to advocate for change.

The Mortgage Collaborative Expands Metrics-Driven Lender Collaboration Lab Initiative

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, recently announced details surrounding the continued expansion of their Collaboration Lab initiative. Launched in the spring of 2017, TMC's Collaboration Labs offer their Lender Members the opportunity to participate in day and a half long "deep-dive" networking sessions with peers.

Unique Halloween Party in Silicon Valley – South Bay October 28, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Professionals Guild announced today its Halloween Party at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. The Halloween party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, starting at 8 p.m. The party finishes at midnight. A large crowd of friendly professional people is expected.

NAMB Appoints John Stevens as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced that former president elect John Stevens has been appointed to the role of president.

RMA to Present Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) will be presenting its proposed Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin at a joint workshop before the City of Cape Coral and the South Cape Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. RMA was hired by the city to create an implementation plan to spur redevelopment of the waterfront area and create a destination for Cape Coral, which would include a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of PHH Mortgage to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced a new strategic partnership with PHH Mortgage, a leading subservicer and portfolio retention provider. The new relationship with PHH Mortgage adds an experienced, best-in-class subservicer to their preferred partner network.

RingBoost announces Ascend Hospice joins Primary Wave’s 1-800-Hospice Network

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- RingBoost, a premier national provider of enhanced telecom services, today announced that Ascend Hospice has joined its 1-800-HOSPICE(TM) network. 1-800-HOSPICE is a national network of hospices that make use of the premium phone number services offered by RingBoost and share marketing services, including listings in the network's AIDEFINDER directory. Ascend has secured the exclusive rights to use the 1-800-HOSPICE marketing phone number in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

The 50th Anniversary of first Heart Transplant is Special Event to Veteran Transplant Surgeon Kristine Guleserian

MIAMI, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- December 3, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first human-to-human heart transplant, notes Mark Oristano, author of "Surgeons' Story" (ISBN: 978-1935953784). South African physician Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the surgery which astonished the world in Capetown. The patient, 54-year old Louis Washkansky, lived with another person's heart pumping his blood for 18 days.

VanDyk Mortgage Enables Borrowers to Automate Asset Verification Using AccountChek by FormFree for Faster Mortgage Closings

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced that VanDyk Mortgage Corporation has selected its flagship AccountChek(R) service for automated asset verification. Loan officers at VanDyk have already begun offering AccountChek as an alternative to manual, paper-based asset verification. In addition, borrowers can choose AccountChek as a faster alternative to uploading bank statements when using VanDyk's self-service mortgage portal, powered by Ellie Mae's Encompass Consumer Connect.

RMA to Speak at FRA Annual Conference: Team to Address Branding, Retail Therapy, Attracting Restaurants and Measuring Redevelopment Success

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates, based in Pompano Beach, will be sending several team members to speak at the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Annual Conference, which will take place in Daytona Beach from October 18-20, 2017. This prestigious gathering of the top redevelopment experts in the state features a series of informative seminars.

Venice Art Center Exhibition Sponsored by Mahle Cool Air

VENICE, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mahle Cool Air and Heating was a sponsor of the Venice Art Center's monthly exhibition featuring works from local artists. Founded in 1958 by the Venice-Nokomis Art Association and located directly on Venice Island, the Venice Art Center has grown from humble beginnings to now include a permanent gallery, cafe, and offers art classes.

States Reaction to National Opioid Crisis Draws Comment from Bradenton Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Aggressive legal action by states to curb national opioid addiction crisis draws comments from southwest Florida civil trial lawyer Bernard Walsh. In response to growing political pressure to stop the opioid addiction crisis, many State and municipal governments are filing lawsuits against a range of drug manufacturers.

Arizona Surgeon Invents and Performs World Record Setting Cancer Surgery

MESA, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- The World Record Academy recently awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand and his surgical team a world record for removing a 17-centimeter cancerous ovarian tumor using only small incisions in the abdomen, a technique called a laparoscopy. While removing cysts and tumors using laparoscopic surgery is a standard practice, Dr. Marchand said it is rare to use the technique in conjunction with an ovarian cancer staging procedure.

Howard University Alumnus’ International Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Makes U.S. Debut at Black Hollywood

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Ochulo, an international Fashion and Lifestyle brand based in Nigeria, will make their U.S. debut during Howard University's homecoming at the legendary Social Architects' Black Hollywood extravaganza. This engaging fashion experience entitled, "The People's Paradise," presents Ochulo's revolutionary men's and women's fashions. The magic will unfold on October 20, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in NW Washington, D.C.

The Mortgage Collaborative Unveils New Lender Member Benchmarking Solution

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, has released its monthly benchmarking solution to its Lender Members. The first reports were made available this month and will be provided to participants on a month-to-month, real-time basis.

Edupoint Partners with Certica Solutions to Expand Synergy Assessment with Navigate Item Bank

MESA, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has partnered with Certica Solutions to offer the Navigate Item Bank to client districts using Edupoint's Synergy Assessment solution. The optional Navigate Item Bank can be accessed within the Synergy Assessment interface.

Advanced Technology Development Center Adds LBA Ware to Its ATDC Signature Portfolio

MACON, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced that the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) - Georgia's technology incubator - has accepted LBA Ware to into its ATDC Signature portfolio. As an ATDC Signature company, LBA Ware will have access to ATDC coaching and programming, potential investment capital and additional resources from the Georgia Institute of Technology, including intellectual property and talent.

Golden Globe Nominee Geoffrey Lewis’ last film ‘High & Outside a baseball noir’ North American Premiere at the Austin Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Standard 17, LLC announces "High & Outside : a baseball noir," also nominated for Best Screenplay & Best Film at the prestigious 2017 Raindance Film Festival in London. The film premieres Oct. 27 and Nov. 1, 2017 at the Austin Film Festival. "High & Outside" is about an independent league baseball player, Phil Harding (Phil Donlon), who takes desperate measures to keep his imperiled big-league dream alive, which threatens to destroy his already fragile family.

New Talking Lexa Bear Turns Your Digital Assistant Into Your Forever Friend

AUSTIN, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Wetwire Robotics today announced they are launching the first in a new line of smart toys geared towards digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa devices. The first model is called Lexa Bear and is a talking teddy bear that is designed to hold an Echo Dot or connect with any Bluetooth device like a mobile phone or tablet. Wetwire Robotics has designed the bear to synchronize its mouth movements in real time to the human voice. Wetwire Robotics will be launching a Kickstarter campaign October 23, 2017.

How Group Travel Insurance Can Help Plan and Protect Your Next Group Trip

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Whether it's a family reunion, a school team outing, a destination wedding or friends just traveling together for a special getaway, TravelInsurance.com recommends group travel insurance plans to protect their investments. Planning travel for groups of 10 or more on the same itinerary can involve a lot more logistics than the typical trip. The company's Group Travel Site offers an easy and affordable way for group leaders or travel agents to offer trip protection to all of the members of the group and manage them all on a single site.

Baha’is of Detroit Tri-County Area to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith

DETROIT, Mich. /ScoopCloud/ -- Baha'is of the Detroit Tri-County Area (Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties) are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, on Oct. 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac.

National Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Strengthens Market Position

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. /ScoopCloud/ -- Pendo, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that Paul Wholley has been hired as VP of Sales, responsible for leading the company's national sales team. The company's proprietary QC technology boasts numerous unique features that assure the highest levels of quality and compliance.

Mortgage Capital Trading Again Named Best Places to Work – for the Sixth Year Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it earned a spot on the San Diego Business Journal's (SDBJ) Best Places to Work list for the sixth year in a row.

Killer Noodle Announces Grand Opening on October 16, Grand Opening Special Event on October 15

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Killer Noodle in WLA Sawtelle Japantown is pleased to announce a Grand Opening special event on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, followed by the official Grand Opening of the restaurant on the 16th.

Utelogy Recruits AV Industry Hall of Famer Bob Sharp to Serve as its Global Business Development Vice President

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Today, Utelogy Corporation announces the hiring of Bob Sharp as Vice President, Global Business Development. Utelogy makes software for control, enterprise management, and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education.

City of Lake Forest votes to enter into agreement with 5 Bars to accelerate small cell wireless coverage and protect assets

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing, and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of Lake Forest.

Rich Eagar of EPIC to Present on Retirement Advisory Practice Team Structures at 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Retirement Consultant Rich Eagar will present at the 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference (PANC) on Thurs., Oct. 12 at the JW Marriot, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.