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EPIC Ranked #46 Among the World’s Top Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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New start-up AdaptRM launches its beta release, with new features and big plans for the future

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rapid Prototypes, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing beta service. Already supporting unlimited numbers of devices, this release incorporates a new invoicing ability. This option not only allows the user to track time to their various projects, but also creates professional invoices for direct transmission to clients via their preferred method.

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EPIC adds John Walsh as Executive Liability and Financial Lines Principal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct, 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

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Dimensions OH and S announces published study results indicating the influence of workplace climate on employee well-being and health behaviors

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dimensions in OH and S, Inc. announces that co-researchers Dr. Karen Mastroianni and Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker published new research findings, in the Taylor and Francis Journal, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. The qualitative study, ‘Do Work Relationships Matter? Characteristics of Workplace Interactions That Enhance or Detract From Employee Perceptions of Well-Being and Health Behaviors,’ explored the influence of workplace climate on well-being and health behaviors.

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The Compliance Group Taps Mortgage Quality Control, Operations Expert Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG) announced it has hired Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing nearly 14 years of quality control and operations experience, Burcham will be responsible for formulating, facilitating and communicating TCG’s plans for the future. Burcham will also be working closely on product development and serving as a subject matter expert for sales and new technology initiatives.

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The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing and Negotiating: Interviewing isn’t simply a matter of answering questions any more

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Unfortunately, most professionals and executives don’t really have a lot of experience at competitive interviewing, says author Robert James Gerberg. In fact, when they’re invited back for a second interview, chances are that five to seven other good candidates will be under consideration. The e-book, ‘The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing and Negotiating – 2015 Edition,’ by Mr. Gerberg offers a simple and straightforward system for making sure you are continually at your best in this critical situation.

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Energy Optimizers, USA, ranks in Top 500 of INC. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest growing companies

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, has earned a coveted place on INC. Magazine’s list of the Top 500 of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States. The Tipp City-based energy management firm ranked at 484 based on its astounding 979 percent growth rate over a three-year period.

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UWM Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Inaugural HW Fast50 List

TROY, Mich., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it earned a spot on HousingWire’s inaugural HW Fast50(TM) list. UWM is referred to on the list as United Shore, which is its parent company. The company’s growth was derived almost entirely from UWM’s wholesale production.

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Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Corporate Citizenship Initiative, ‘Paragon Gives’

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announces that it will be formally launching its corporate citizenship initiative coined, Paragon Gives. On Sunday October 19, 2014, Paragon BioTeck, will kick off its newly branded corporate social responsibility initiative at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in Chicago, Ill.

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Mark Gustafson Joins Bank of Southern California

PALM DESERT, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank’s Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc.

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Atlanta-Based Valiant Horizon Announces Debut Full-Length Album on the Label from German Electronica Producer Marian

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Valiant Horizon is excited to announce the release of ‘On The Move’ – which is the first full-length album on Valiant Horizon by German electronica producer Marian. As evidenced by a number EDM recordings already produced, Marian is set to take off in today’s quickly expanding electronica and dance music market. Inspired by multiple musical genres, he fits nicely in a number of spaces with his music including progressive house and minimal techno.

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Central Iowa Tech Startup Promises to Revolutionize Fitness Industry

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Central Iowa technology start up, Xstreaming Fitness has developed a software solution that will revolutionize the fitness club and personal fitness industry. By offering online access to custom, live and recorded fitness and training video, the Xstreaming Fitness program hopes to help Fitness Clubs broaden their services, expand their marketplace as well as reduce member turnover as well as increase satisfaction and engagement.

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EPIC adds Christopher Walker, Esq. as Director of Healthcare Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

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MeetingOne, Inc. and Blue Sky Broadcast Announce Strategic Partnership

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MeetingOne, a leading global Adobe Connect web conferencing reseller and integrated proprietary audio conferencing provider, today announced a partnership with Blue Sky Broadcast, a key provider of online learning and virtual event solutions. Utilizing Blue Sky Path’s seamless integration to Adobe(R) Connect(TM), the partnership allows MeetingOne to resell Blue Sky Path(TM) to corporations, government agencies and academic institutions.

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Veterans Receive Free Oil Changes on Veterans’ Day at Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers plan to honor local veterans this Veterans’ Day, November 11, by providing free oil changes at their seven (7) Naples, North Naples and Bonita Springs, Fla., NAPA Auto Care Center locations.

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OpenClose Reports Banner Year, Adds Staff to Handle Increasing Demand for its End-to-End LOS Platform and Correspondent and Wholesale Solutions

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that it is adding technical staff to effectively manage a growing demand for its browser-based LOS platform, LenderAssist(TM), and accompanying solutions. Amid a down market, OpenClose is having its best revenue growth year in company history.

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EPIC Co-founder Dan Francis to Leave Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective November 1, 2014.

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Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters – Traditional Resumes No Longer Work But New Styles Do

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With record numbers of resumes in circulation, Robert Gerberg, creator of the TAPIT Worldwide System and author of ‘The Professional Job Changing System’ and dozens of other books on job hunting, has released entirely new guidelines for professionals and executives seeking from $60,000 to $300,000+ in ‘Outstanding New Style Resumes and Letters – 2015 Edition.’

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Van Dorn Gourmets Announces Grand Opening of First Store Offering Complete Line of Spices, Seasonings, Blends and Dip Mixes

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After experiencing popularity and success through their online store of gourmet rubs, seasonings, spices and dips, Van Dorn Gourmets has recently announced the launch of their first brick and mortar store in Burbank, Calif. Featuring an expanded line and customer-first service the store has been met with quick enthusiasm and positive feedback from area food lovers.

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Laguna College of Art and Design Partners with Project Gado to Bring the Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers to Getty Images

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast’s top fine art college, announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed on the Getty Images website.

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EPIC adds Bill Cosgrove as Financial Institutions Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. (Bill) Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

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Host of hit TV Show ‘Hoarders’ Makes Special Guest Appearance

SAINT LOWELL, Ind., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show ‘Hoarders,’ Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at his newest Steri-Clean franchise. This franchise owned by Gary Hofer and Tony Moser is hosting the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on Friday October 17 from Noon – 4 p.m. and is inviting the public to its grand opening / open house on Saturday Oct. 18 from Noon – 4 p.m.

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Does Recent Sharp Drop in Ebola Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Outbreak?

LONDON, U.K., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Replikins Global Surveillance System(TM) analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end to the current outbreak if adequate public health measures are implemented for containment of Ebola virus already in human hosts. (See Figure.)

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EPIC Names Insurance Veteran Peter Garvey as COO

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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VLP Law Group Grows with the Addition of Jeremy Cubert and Richard Kimball to its Intellectual Property and Corporate Groups

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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XanCan takes the beverage industry by storm with their concept of texturing the sidewalls of aluminum beverage cans

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — XanCan(TM), a U.S. based company, today announced the launch of its textured aluminum beverage cans (patent pending). Changes to the aluminum beverage can have been minimal at best, since its birth. The concept of texturing the sidewall of beverage cans is both innovative and revolutionary. The XanCan(TM) breathes new life into an old favorite.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Named a Finalist for Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Online Originator Award

TROY, Mich., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it has been selected as a finalist for Mortgage Technology magazine’s 2014 Online Originator Award.

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Stemming Business Losses related to Employee Divorces – A Better Online Solution from Starting Over Again

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When an employer has an employee going through the difficult process of a divorce, it has been estimated that the overall loss to that employer can be devastating to the business as well as the employee – a loss to the business of up to $80,000. Starting Over Again is now offering employers a way to reduce these losses, through a 10 week dedicated program in both the U.S. and Canada.

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David Wiesner joins EPIC as Regional Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting Division. Wiesner brings 25 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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