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State Allocation Revives the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- Following a meeting with state officials at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD), the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO) is pleased to announce it has secured $50,000 in state funding for its annual operating budget.

Healthcare Coverage Savings and Benefits Now Offered to American Gem Society Members

LAS VEGAS, Nev. /ScoopCloud/ -- The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MJM Global Insurance Brokerage Group, which will offer access to healthcare coverage to the Society's membership, for those wishing to participate.

Papa’s ‘Grandkids On-demand’ for Seniors Launches Nationwide Expansion in Six New States

MIAMI, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Papa, a leader in the Elder Tech industry announced they have expanded services to California, Illinois, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Papa is expanding beyond its current markets of 19 cities throughout Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Papa Pals support older adults with transportation, household chores, technology, and companionship. The Papa Pals are like "Grandkids On-demand!"

EPIC adds New Benefits Consulting Team in Houston TX

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the hiring of Principal Ed Oravetz, Principal Keith McNeely, Principal David Potts, Client Executive Elisha Johnson and Client Manager Marilu Alejandre.

Edupoint Educational Systems Makes ‘Top Companies to Work for in Arizona’ List for the Fourth Year

MESA, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- Edupoint Educational Systems, an industry leader in K-12 student information and learning management, has once again earned a spot among the 2019 azcentral.com(R) Top Companies to Work for In Arizona. The 2019 list marks the fourth time Edupoint has been recognized.

ACI employment data shows at least 23,000 Illinois college alumni working for top companies

CHICAGO, Ill. /ScoopCloud/ -- At least 23,000 alumni of Illinois independent colleges and universities are working for 145 top employers throughout the state, according to findings from a three-month research project conducted by Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). ACI is a Chicago-based nonprofit that serves 27 independent higher education institutions.

Best Friends Pet Hotel Announces ESOP Acquisition Led by Mosaic Capital Partners, Becoming the Largest Employee-Owned Pet Care Company

NORWALK, Conn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Best Friends Pet Hotel, a national operator of pet hotels with 30 locations throughout the United States offering boarding, grooming, doggy day camp, training and retail services at each of its locations, announced today its Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, acquisition led by Mosaic Capital Partners.

Robert Golan, PC Wins Appeal to Get Workers Compensation Coverage for Independent Contractor

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Lately, some businesses in the state of New York have been hiring workers as independent contractors, not as employees in order to avoid providing benefits for these workers, including workers compensation benefits. Robert Golan, PC, a worker's compensation lawyer, represented a massage therapist who worked for a local hospital doing therapeutic massages for patients.

Energy Jobs Will Be Easier to Find for Virginians After Enactment of HB2008/SB1348

RICHMOND, Va. /ScoopCloud/ -- Energy sector jobs will be easier to find following Governor Northam's approval of HB2008 / SB1348 earlier this year. The legislation creates a 17th Energy Career Cluster in the state's education system, says the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium. An Energy Career Cluster will introduce students to career opportunities in energy and focus their education on the jobs needed to meet the industry's growing workforce needs.

EPIC to Exhibit at 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will exhibit at the Gulf Coast Symposium on May 15-17, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

The Sun Sentinel Names Spodak Dental Group a Winner of The South Florida Top Workplaces 2019 Award

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Spodak Dental Group has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Sun Sentinel for the fifth year in a row. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

Galileo Ranked #1 on Bay Area Best Place to Work List

OAKLAND, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, announced today that it has been ranked #1 in its category of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Growing Work Opportunities for Artists in North Carolina – Creative Aging Symposium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC) is excited to announce its 2019 Creative Aging Symposium: Building Creative Communities Across Generations on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bell Campus in Greensboro. The event will be repeated on May 1 during the same hours at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte.

New Bill Targets Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) issued a statement today informing employers that bipartisan legislation currently pending could significantly revise the rules for employer-sponsored retirement plans.

EPIC’s Tiffany McClellan to Present on Designing Benefits Plans at HRE Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan, CEBS, will present at the Human Resource Executive (HRE) Health & Benefits Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Blockit Joins the Heroes to Healthcare Mission to Support Rapid Organizational Growth

MCKINNEY, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- ImPowerQ Associates announced today that Blockit(R), a leading innovator in applying advanced technology to today's complex healthcare challenges, are joining the Heroes to Healthcare mission, a U.S. Department of Labor and VA approved national apprenticeship program focusing on addressing the high unemployment and underemployment rates among enlisted level veterans with healthcare occupational experience while in uniform.

EPIC to Sponsor 2019 International Association of Interviewers Elite Training Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) Elite Training Day on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Chico's Headquarters in Fort Myers, Fla.

Risk and Insurance Honors Eight EPIC Brokers Consultants as 2019 Power Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Alexander Brown (Environmental), DeAnna Buck (Captives), Alexandra Forcucci (Real Estate), Maron Impagliazzo (Transportation), Matt Sears (Employee Benefits), and Neil Slattery (Retail) have been recognized as 2019 Power Brokers(R) by Risk & Insurance(R) magazine. Lawrence Kirshner (Employee Benefits) and Laura Tesoriero (Retail) were named as finalists.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Names United Fidelity Funding Corp. a 2019 Top Mortgage Employer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. /ScoopCloud/ -- United Fidelity Funding Corp. (UFF), a rapidly growing national mortgage banker, announced that it was designated a Top Mortgage Employer for 2019 by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine.

FormFree Honored as Top Mortgage Workplace by Mortgage Professional America Magazine

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree(R) has been named to Mortgage Professional America's (MPA) list of Top Mortgage Workplaces. MPA's inaugural awards program recognized 32 of the best employers in the mortgage industry, which included a mix of lenders, brokers, appraisal management companies and technology vendors.

LBA Ware’s Outstanding Corporate Culture Garners the Firm Multiple Honors as a Top Mortgage Workplace

MACON, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- LBA Ware(TM), provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that the company has been named a top mortgage workplace by two industry trade publications.

Simplifile Named a Top Mortgage Workplace by Mortgage Professional America

PROVO, Utah /ScoopCloud/ -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that it has garnered a spot on the inaugural Top Mortgage Workplace list, sponsored by industry trade publication Mortgage Professional America (MPA).

Mary Shah Named Principal at Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc.

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today announced the appointment of retirement plan consultant Mary Shah as its newest principal. Shah's promotion recognizes a track record of outstanding client service delivery and business development contributions since joining SBA.

Halo Staffing Group Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best Of Staffing Client Award

CHINO HILLS, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Halo Staffing Group, a leading staffing agency in the healthcare and clinical lab industries, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing(R) Client Award for providing superior service to their clients. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients.

ARMCO Named a ‘Top 100 Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced that it was named among National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine's annual Top 100 Mortgage Employers list for 2019. This is the third consecutive year the company has been recognized with this distinction.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Designates OpenClose a Top Mortgage Employer for the Third Consecutive Year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it was selected as a 2019 Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine for the third straight year.

EPIC to Sponsor Generations Family Business Conference in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it will sponsor the Generations Family Business Conference on Feb. 11-12, 2019 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Promotes Three Consultants to Director Level

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the advancement of retirement plan consultants Kim Shumate, David Runsick and Harry Souder to the role of director. Shumate, Runsick and Souder were promoted in recognition of their sustained contributions to SBA, including their proven success leading complex projects to high-value outcomes and fostering strong client relationships.

Study: Housing Workforce Shortage Is Barrier to Affordability

OAKLAND, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- According to California's Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), the golden state must dramatically increase the productive capacity of its residential construction sector in order to create enough new housing to improve affordability. However, new research released today by Smart Cities Prevail shows the industry has failed to make the investments necessary to compete for the more than 200,000 new workers necessary to meet this ambitious goal.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and HR Hotlink Partner for the Benefit of California New Car Dealers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today a marketing and distribution agreement with HR Hotlink. Both firms are longtime valued partners of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

Former Houzz and Drip leader joins Cloudvirga as vice president of talent

IRVINE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Ashley Lundquist as vice president of talent. Lundquist will oversee the firm's initiatives to attract, develop and retain top technology talent as Cloudvirga rapidly expands its team.

Robert Golan, PC Overturns Judge’s Ruling and Restores Benefits to Injured Worker

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Robert Golan, PC, a worker's compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, recently settled a $250,000 case for a union carpenter who hurt his back at work in 2016. A misunderstanding over the definition of "work" caused the Judge to suspend the $800 per week monetary benefits to that worker and his family.

Large Number of Medical Residency Applicants Receive Rejections

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- This year marked the 16th consecutive increase in the number of medical residency positions offered and Residents Medical, an educational and residency placement organization, is taking notice.

Digital insurance agency Matic named a Central Ohio ‘Best Place to Work’ by Columbus Business First

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, has been named one of Central Ohio's top employers by Columbus Business First.

Danielle Reed of EPIC Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that HR Solutions Associate Consultant Danielle Reed has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference (TPC).