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Venta Financial Group Appoints Mark Ciolfi Executive Vice President (*CORRECTED*)

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Venta Financial Group, Inc. (Venta), a wholesale and retail mortgage banker, announced that it hired Mark Ciolfi as executive vice president (EVP). As EVP, Ciolfi’s primary focus will be to help Venta increase its production on a national level.

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CAC Group Growth Sets Stage for New Company Name

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CAC Group, Inc. announced this week that it is now Cogensia. The name change is the result of a 12-year process that has now come to be realized. Since its founding, CAC Group has provided premium analytical consulting for some of the country’s largest marketers.

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LRM Adds TPF Production Lines, Expands to Second Building

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc., headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has secured a second building and added two presses due to rapid growth. Operating at 24/7 since May of 2011 and processing 2 million pounds of plastic per month, LRM reached full capacity on its main TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming(R) production line.

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Planese Releases Remodeling Sentiment Report for Northern California

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Planese, Inc. has announced the Northern California findings from its Fall 2013 US Remodeling Sentiment Report. This release will coincide with the three-day Home and Garden Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center that starts on Friday, Sept. 13. This forward-looking report, based on data from Planese’s survey of 2,000 homeowners nationwide, has documented trends in the home improvement industry since 2005.

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Peel to Exhibit Flexible Packaging in the States

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. is the largest national market for flexible packaging and the value it brings to brand owners through versatility and potential for innovation. Peel Plastic Products Ltd. is bringing this value to the brand owners attending two U.S. September trade shows – HH Backer Total Pet Expo and Pack Expo. Peel is exhibiting in booth 1733 at the Total Pet Expo and booth S6075 at Pack Expo.

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US Business Spending on Carrier Ethernet Services Tops $5.5 Billion in 2013, says Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — US enterprises are expected to spend more than $49 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provided by carriers, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Ethernet metro area and wide area services are ubiquitous, available from all major data service providers, including cable/MSOs, who are building a formidable base around Ethernet services in the small to mid-sized business market.

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Planese Remodeling Sentiment Report for Kansas City – Local Homeowners Have More Equity, Feel Secure

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Planese, Inc. has announced the Kansas City findings from its Fall 2013 remodeling sentiment report. This release will coincide with the Home Show Fall Edition at the Overland Park Convention Center that starts Friday, Sept. 6. This forward-looking report, based on data from Planese’s survey of 2,000 homeowners, analyzes and documents trends in the home improvement industry.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Named a Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lender for Third Year in a Row

TROY, Mich., Aug. 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), a leading wholesale lender licensed in all 50 states, announced that Mortgage Technology magazine named the company to its Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers list for the third year in a row. UWM says its technology is a key component to it being one of the fastest growing, most service-oriented wholesale lenders in the country.

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Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum announces 3 Events to Inform and Educate about Cannabis and Developing Mass. Marijuana Industry

BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three informational events across the state with the cannabis industry’s best and brightest will be hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum (MCKF) in association with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis on Sept. 28-29 in Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth.

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DeCio Pasta Poised for Explosive Growth

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DeCio Pasta, the leader in production of high quality handmade naturally flavored pasta, has launched an aggressive strategy to grow its brand on an international basis. DeCio has just completed expansion of its state of the art Tempe, Ariz. manufacturing facility increasing production capabilities over 300 percent to accommodate escalating demand for its innovative products.

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VLP Expands with Intellectual Property Partner Dianne Reed

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP announced today that Dianne Reed has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Reed has nearly 30 years of experience in private practice and has worked extensively in virtually all aspects of patent practice for many different types of clients, including start-ups, established companies, investors, nonprofit organizations, and universities.

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2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The finals for the 2013 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition were held on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair. This is the fourth annual event sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship. Its goal is to celebrate and recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

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TeamSnap Becomes Official Team Management Sponsor of Ripken Baseball

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamSnap, the world’s No.1 web and mobile team and activity management service, today announced a partnership with Ripken Baseball, the nation’s largest youth-focused baseball and sports organization, to share resources and content for advocating youth sports.

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Legal Moonshiner Makes Moonshine World History in ‘Dry’ Marshall County Kentucky

HARDIN, Ky., Aug. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World Spirits Competition ‘Spirits International Prestige’ (SIP Awards) this week announced from their judging headquarters in Las Vegas that newcomer spirits maker Silver Trail Distillery, of Hardin, Kentucky, had repeated its 2012 Gold Medal for its classic LBL ’1950′s Style’ Moonshine in 100 proof. Besides the 2013 Gold for the 100 proof, the company won Gold in the flavored whiskey category with its apple pie flavored Moonshine – LBL Apple Sin.

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Actor Stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia scores a role in ‘Degradation’ written and produced by brothers Paul and Daniel Lupi

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zak Lee Guarnaccia Actor/Stuntman, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures and Paul Lupi, Producer of Mill Reef Films, are developing a feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled ‘Kalm.’ In addition, Guarnaccia is in talks for a role in another Lupi production ‘Degradation,’ written and produced with brother Daniel Lupi (‘Lincoln,’ ‘The Master,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘Boogie Nights’).

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EPIC adds Principal Dawn Jeffery in the Inland Empire

ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Dawn Jeffery as a property and casualty insurance producer in its Inland Empire division. Dawn brings 28 years of experience in risk management and commercial insurance program development and management to EPIC. Her industry expertise includes construction, transportation and non-profit clients.

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San Diego Business Journal Names MCT to its 2013 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it has been named to the San Diego Business Journal’s (SDBJ) 2013 Top 100 annual fastest-growing private companies list, with a specific ranking of 24. Organizations that earned a spot on the list were honored at a recent awards ceremony held at the Paradise Point Resort and in San Diego, California.

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Miller-Valentine Group Proudly Welcomes US Senator Chuck Grassley at the Grand Opening of Meadow Vista Communities in Iowa

ALTOONA, Iowa, Aug. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Miller-Valentine Group is proud to announce the grand opening of Altoona’s most desirable affordable housing development, Meadow Vista Communities. The ceremony will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013. A pre-event reception will start at 2:30 p.m. and the Grand Opening Event will start at 3:30 p.m. at 1806 28th Avenue SW in Altoona, IN 50009.

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EPIC honored by Orange County Business Journal as a ‘Best Place to Work’

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Orange County Business Journal has announced that EPIC has been recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Orange County. EPIC is one of only 34 Orange County companies with 250 or more employees to receive this honor and is ranked 4th in the large company category.

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United Shore Financial Services Chairman Jeff Ishbia Wins Ernst & Young’s Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award

TROY, Mich., Aug. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Shore Financial Services (USFS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing mortgage lenders, announced that its founder and chairman, Jeff Ishbia, won Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Award for the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region. The winners were recently honored at a black tie gala event held at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan. USFS is the parent company of United Wholesale Mortgage, Shore Mortgage and Capital Mortgage Funding.

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Over 1.25 Million Pounds of Trash Recycled by Greener Owensboro Recycling

OWENSBORO, Ky., Aug. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greener Owensboro Recycling celebrates their 3rd year of business with over 1,250,000 pounds of recycled waste collected. Starting with a few neighborhood homes and a small truck and trailer in July 2010, GO Recycling has grown to now serving over 1,000 residential and business customers in Daviess County and Owensboro Kentucky.

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Tireman Announces New Auto Center in Oregon Ohio to Open August 5 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Be Held August 8 at 11 a.m.

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tireman Auto Service Centers, located in Ohio and Michigan, will open its newest auto center August 5. The new full-service auto center is located at 3608 Navarre Avenue in Oregon, Ohio, across from Walmart and Buffalo Wild Wings. The new location will be another ‘green’ auto center for Tireman.

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Vladimir Bien-Aime Designated to Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals List

LANSDALE, Pa., Aug. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, the leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that its president and CEO, Vladimir Bien-Aime, was named to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s ‘Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals’ list.

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The Compliance Group Relocates California Offices, Citing Increased Demand for Mortgage Compliance Services

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), has relocated from its original San Marcos, Calif.-location into a larger office space, located at 1901 Camino Vida Roble, Ste. 115 in Carlsbad, Calif. According to Annemaria Allen, president of The Compliance Group, increased activity in the regulatory sector was a driving factor in the decision to move.

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