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Alliance Group Promotes Travis Grenier to Vice President of Marketing

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group, a leader in the life insurance and annuity sectors, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Travis Grenier to Vice President of Marketing. Grenier, a ten-year veteran at Alliance Group, has been instrumental in developing the company's internal video marketing production studio and program, setting a new standard in the independent marketing space within the life insurance and annuity industries.

Carlos Vazquez Enters New Role as Marketing Coordinator at Alliance Group

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the life insurance and annuity sectors, is pleased to announce Carlos Vazquez's transition to a full-time role as Marketing Coordinator within the company's esteemed marketing team. After an impactful 15 months serving as a Special Assistant to the CEO, Vazquez will now lend his talents to the coordination, prioritization, and execution of daily tasks for the marketing team, further enhancing the support and resources available to Alliance Group's independent agents, agencies, and partners.

Chrissy Disco Promoted to Alliance Group VP of Agent Experience

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group, a leading national IMO in the life insurance industry, recently announced the promotion of Chrissy Disco to Vice President of Agent Experience. Having dedicated nine years to the company, Disco has been a cornerstone in establishing a cohesive style and brand identity for Alliance Group in her previous role as Creative Director. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in crafting the exceptional agent experience that has become synonymous with the Alliance Group name.

Can We Reverse Record Overdose Deaths? Foundation for a Drug-Free World Says ‘Yes’ and the Key Is Prevention

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- This year's Rx and Illicit Drug Summit highlighted a grim fact of life: "Overdoses and deaths involving synthetic opioids have reached record rates, and every community across our nation is feeling the impact." According to the CDC, more than half of opioid overdose deaths in 10 states studied tested positive for fentanyl. It's time to slam the pedal down on prevention, says Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

Heartland Multiple Listing Service implements Down Payment Resource to raise homebuyer awareness about down payment assistance programs in the Greater Kansas City community

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Heartland Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has implemented its tools to notify real estate agents when homebuyers may be eligible for down payment assistance. According to a DPR analysis, 87% of Heartland MLS's listings are eligible for one or more homebuyer assistance programs.

A 16-year-old’s first job at Chick-fil-A® who learned ‘second-mile service’ saves operators an estimated $35 million over the years

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- James Finlinson, co-founder of OneClickApp.com™, develops a software solution for his restaurant's director at 16 years old. In 2017, James Finlinson was a busy high schooler in Ammon, Idaho. His cheerful attitude made him a perfect fit for his first job at the local Chick-fil-A® restaurant. One day James noticed his director, Jessica, spending several hours daily transcribing schedules from her computer to paper. He offered to help fix the problem and that is how OneClickApp™ was born.

Down Payment Resource’s Veronica Khandelwal named to National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Women of Inspiration list

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Vice President, Housing Finance Authority (HFA) Relations, Veronica Khandelwal, has been named to the 2024 Women of Inspiration list by National Mortgage Professional, an American Business Media publication.

Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane honored as 2024 RISMedia Newsmaker

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker. Newsmakers are recognized for their contributions to the real estate industry and their efforts to positively impact the consumers and communities they serve.

Down Payment Resource presents Housing and Education Alliance Founder and Executive Director Sylvia Alvarez with 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Sylvia Alvarez, founder and executive director of Housing and Education Alliance (HEA), as the winner of its 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

Divergent CRO Announces Launch of New Contract Research Organization

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Divergent CRO, a leading provider of clinical services to biotech and device companies, is pleased to announce the official launch of its new Contract Research Organization (CRO). This new venture aims to revolutionize the research and development process by offering comprehensive and tailored clinical services to meet the unique needs of the biotech and device industries.

Down Payment Resource reports 135 homebuyer assistance programs were introduced in 2023 to combat the least affordable housing market in decades

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q4 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. During a year when home affordability hit a nearly four-decade low, housing agencies introduced 135 homebuyer assistance programs and expanded eligible inventory to make homeownership more accessible.

Down Payment Resource’s Executive Vice President Sean Moss honored in National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Industry Titans awards program

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced its Executive Vice President of Product and Operations Sean Moss has been selected as an Industry Titan by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine. The award recognizes experienced professionals who show exceptional dedication, compassion and integrity who are improving the mortgage industry for both industry professionals and the clients they serve.

Depth 2023 growth drives key hires in strategic marketing and content development as residential mortgage and real estate industries poise for reboot

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies in the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech), real estate technology (REtech) and related regulatory technology (regtech) industries, will close 2023 with a significantly larger internal team and client roster in anticipation of continued rebound for mortgage and real estate volume.

Down Payment Resource donates $10,000 to help an Atlantan buy a home this holiday season

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a $10,000 donation to the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership to be used as a grant to help an eligible homebuyer working with the local nonprofit housing agency.

Renowned Climate Activist and HBCU Green Fund Founder, Felicia Davis, Unveils Empowering Global Youth Initiatives at COP28

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Distinguished climate activist and founder of the HBCU Green Fund, Felicia Davis, took center stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, making groundbreaking announcements that underscore the organization's commitment to global climate action and youth empowerment.

Strategic Benefits Advisors hires industry veteran Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the appointment of Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Yaschik will counsel SBA's clients as they navigate both strategic benefits initiatives and everyday administration of their pension, 401(k) and health and welfare (H&W) plans.

Down Payment Resource highlights 61 down payment assistance programs offering up to $120,000 in funds for Veterans and service members

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, is highlighting homebuyer assistance programs to support Veterans, service members and their surviving spouses in conjunction with Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month, both observed in November.

Down Payment Resource reports housing authorities rolled out 54 homebuyer assistance programs in Q3 and are funding buydowns to offset home affordability crisis

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, reports that homebuyer assistance program administrators are responding to the mounting home affordability crisis by rapidly rolling out new homebuyer assistance programs and funding buydowns.

Millionaire Mastermind Academy Receives Grant from Truist Foundation to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced it received a recent grant from Truist Foundation to support program operations, technical assistance, and support services for diverse entrepreneurs. The academy has helped over 8,000 women entrepreneurs develop and grow businesses nationwide.

Down Payment Resource highlights 42 Native American homebuyer assistance programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, is highlighting 42 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs in 14 states that are specifically designed to support Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) in conjunction with Native American Heritage month.

The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural SIS-Expo Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- On Saturday October 21, 2023. The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural "SIS-Expo Atlanta." The Global mission of the Sis-Expo is to redefine how entrepreneurship is viewed with women leading the charge in economic impact. This event is dedicated to fostering community and the empowerment among women of all backgrounds and stages of business development.

Six mortgage lenders inked deals with Down Payment Resource in September to support homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has onboarded six mortgage lenders this September. DPR's expanded client base includes Elevations Credit Union, Embrace Home Loans, Homeowners Financial Group, HomeStreet Bank, RWM Home Loans and a regional bank. This significant milestone reflects the growing need for solutions that promote accessible and sustainable homeownership.

Depth promotes Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president roles

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies within the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech) industries, announced the promotions of Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president.

Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta and unveils European Piano Academy

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Boris Cepeda, an accomplished pianist and conductor, will now call Atlanta home. It's a groundbreaking move made possible through a "genius" visa designated for individuals with extraordinary abilities. This move marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Principal Mindy Zatto honored with EBN’s 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced that Founding Principal Mindy Zatto is a recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award. Presented by Employee Benefit News (EBN), the Excellence in Benefits Awards honor the human resources leaders, tech innovators, brokers and advisors driving change in the employee benefits space.

Down Payment Resource debuts on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has earned a spot on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks DPR's inaugural year on the list.

Down Payment Resource Issues Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index Report

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis revealed a second consecutive quarterly uptick of 0.5% in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number of programs to 2,373.

Down Payment Resource Reports on Homebuyer Assistance Programs for People with Disabilities for Disability Pride Month

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- In celebration of Disability Pride Month, Down Payment Resource (DPR) has issued a report on the 23 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs that are specifically designed to support people with disabilities and their family caregivers on their journey towards homeownership. While people with disabilities may be eligible for any of the 2,300-plus U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, this report sheds light on programs specially developed to promote accessibility and inclusivity for aspiring homeowners with disabilities.

Depth welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis for summer internship

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Depth, the leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis as its 2023 summer intern.

Capstone Logistics Named Supply Chain Management Partner of the Year by Nissan North America

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Capstone Logistics, a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named Partner of the Year by Nissan North America. The company was honored in the Supply Chain Management category at Nissan's recent Annual Supplier Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Melinda Harris of Down Payment Resource named a 2023 Trailblazer by PROGRESS in Lending Association

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Director of Marketing Melinda Harris was selected to PROGRESS in Lending Association's list of 2023 Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Trailblazers.

Houston Association of Realtors implements Down Payment Resource to engage homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) has implemented Down Payment Resource (DPR) to bring Greater Houston area homebuyers' attention to homebuyer assistance programs in the wake of declining housing affordability. Data indicates that homebuyer assistance programs can be especially impactful in the Greater Houston area, where 89% of listings are eligible for assistance and HAR reports that only 40% of households could afford to buy a home in Q4 2022.

Down Payment Resource adds four team members to help the housing industry meet strong consumer demand for homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has brought on four new team members to grow its sales footprint, expand its relationships with housing finance agencies (HFAs) and provide enhanced support to DPR's growing customer base.

Down Payment Resource Issues Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index Report

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis revealed a 0.5% uptick in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number of programs to 2,362.

HBCU Green Fund Atlanta University Fellows Spend Spring Break Planting Trees in a Rural African Village to Fight Climate Change

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- A group of HBCU Green Fund Fellows from Atlanta University Center recently dedicated their spring break embedded in an African village on the border of Senegal and Mauritania building a tree shelter, planting trees and digging a well in their ongoing efforts to help the vulnerable communities that are most impacted by the effects of climate change, but contribute the least.