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FirstClose Announces Expanded Portfolio Review Service

Portfolio Review Service

AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, an Austin, Texas-based mortgage technology service provider, announced today the expansion of its Portfolio Review Service for current home values, liens and encumbrances. Lenders can now access a detailed asset valuation that meets compliance requirements, but also exceeds expectations with a summary of the featured properties’ transactional histories. The result is a comprehensive solution for lenders that documents the strength of their portfolios through additional data.

An expanded review process is available on first and second mortgages, as well as HELOC-specific portfolios. FirstClose’s Portfolio Review Service includes detailed information about factors that negatively or positively influence the assets’ value or negatively affect the lender’s lien position such as new liens, judgments, foreclosures and other encumbrances.

Lenders submit property addresses in a simple spreadsheet format; the spreadsheet is then reviewed and annotated within 48 hours. Additional information, such as changes of ownership and property tax history, can also be provided.

“What sets apart FirstClose’s Portfolio Review Service is the unique level of detail that’s all-encompassing,” said Tedd Smith, FirstClose CEO. “That roundtrip history of the assets reviewed underscores the true value of lenders’ portfolios with data that’s accurate, up-to-date and critical to making short term and long term decisions.”

About FirstClose:

FirstClose ( http://firstclose.com/ ) is an Austin, Texas-based online service, owned and operated by First Lenders Data, Inc., a mortgage settlement service solution for lenders looking to improve efficiency and accuracy while lowering costs and turn-around time. FirstClose aggregates nationally recognized vendors and service providers into one easy-to-use online or integrated solution. FirstClose services include credit reports, flood certifications, AVMs, property condition reports, hybrid valuations and traditional appraisal products, as well as income verification, tax tracking, title searches, title insurance, alternative lien reports, doc prep, closing and recording services.

FirstClose also specializes in integrating all settlement services with lenders’ preferred vendors into their loan origination systems (LOS), to eliminate duplicate data entry and obtain reports and critical data elements back into the LOS.

Visit http://www.firstclose.com/coffee-request.php to receive additional information about the offering or email Corey.Smith@FirstClose.com or Tedd.Smith@FirstClose.com.

Media Contact
Callie Collins
of Profundity Communications, Inc.
for FirstClose
+1-405-509-1598
ccollins @ profunditymarketing.com .

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Vapshot, Inc. Introduces Vaporized Spirits for the Hospitality and Nightclub Industry

Vapshots AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vapshot(TM) is a refreshing new way to enjoy mix drinks, cocktails or shots. Vapshot is served in specially designed containers, which are pressurized and premixed with various spirits. The Vapshot machine is capable of injecting a fine mist of spirits into the serving container under pressure.

When served, you simply twist the cap, “pop the top” and a portion of the liquor will instantly vaporize right before your eyes. The process brings out the true flavor of the liquor, making it an aromatic and pleasant experience.

Self-contained and automated, it provides a liter of capacity for each of the two dispensing guns allowing for the pouring of spirits only, a Vapshot (vapor only) or a Vapshot-plus (vapor and shot). LED name plates provide product labeling and a 14-inch color LED is built-in for display of promotional videos.

Due to the efficiency of the system, up to 1,500 Vapshots can be produced from a single 750ml bottle of 80-proof alcohol.

The Vapshot machine is constructed from the highest quality materials including aluminum and stainless steel. Food and medical grade components ensure years of trouble free service.

Vapshot can be served many different ways: Vapshot (vapor only), Vapshot plus a shot of liquor, and a Vapshot mix drink.

Vapshot was designed to provide a responsible way to enjoy alcohol beverages in a new and exciting manner. A Vapshot 1-liter serving, after 1 minute, will give a breathalyzer test of less than 0.05 percent. Within 10 minutes the level will return to 0.00 percent.

Even consumption of a 1-liter Vapshot every 10 minutes is well below standards set by OSHA for intake of ethyl alcohol.

“We wanted to bring a little science to the party,” said Lary Cotten, CTO, Vapshot. “Our goal was to create a new, innovative, and responsible way to enjoy adult beverages.”

Unlike e-cigarettes, Vapshots do not contain glycol or glycerine. There is no introduction of any additional chemicals or compounds when consuming a Vapshot.

Vapshot’s vaporization process does not require any heat, which can produce vapors that may cause a burning sensation when consumed. In fact, Vapshot can be served at room temperature or even chilled. Other vaporization products use heat or a chemical reaction to vaporize the alcohol, thereby introducing factors that may be a negative to health and safety. Vapshot is not in that same category of products.

Designed to be offered as single serving portions, Vapshot is not a system for continual and constant delivery of vapors.

The Vapshot machine is priced at $3,999 with additional cost for the containers based on model and quantity.

Complete details about Vapshot can be found at: http://www.Vapshot.com/ .

A demonstration video can be found at: http://youtu.be/H6oeRnhhu_A .

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Libertarian Party of Texas Poised for Largest State Convention in its History

Patrick Dixon AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Generation Liberty! as its theme, the Libertarian Party of Texas will host its 2014 state convention April 11-13 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple.

The party will nominate candidates for statewide office and elect new state party officers. The convention will feature an exciting lineup of speakers and events supporting Libertarian goals of peace, liberty and justice for all.

While national trends show declining party registration for Republicans and Democrats, since November 2012 the Libertarian Party has shown 11.4 percent growth (Ballot Access News).

The Libertarian Party of Texas has enjoyed growth as well. “Our growth has come from a wide variety of Texans, but we especially see interest among young people,” reports Patrick Dixon, Chair, Libertarian Party of Texas. “I am very encouraged to see future generations of Libertarians getting involved.”

The Libertarian State Convention will see over 200 delegates, with 25 candidates seeking nomination for 15 offices, and, what is tracking to be the largest number of non-delegates, in attendance.

Friday events are free and open to the public while Saturday and Sunday includes meal and speaker events that require registration.

With a 1 p.m. kick-off, Friday’s first session will provide important training for delegates to learn mechanics of the procedures observed during convention business sessions. A 3:30 p.m. “Come and Take It” rally in the Mayborn Center parking lot will feature speakers including C.J. Grisham discussing the importance of defending Second Amendment rights. Candidate debates for statewide offices are scheduled from 6 – 9 p.m.

Saturday business sessions will address state rules and nominations while break-out sessions will address topics like, “The Libertarian Message and Drugs, Data and the Dominatrix: Civil Liberties in Texas.”

Saturday’s lunch will feature Students for Liberty (SFL) founder Alexander McCobin discussing how the young generation can carry the Libertarian message.

The dinner banquet will include speakers Wes Benedict, Michael Cloud and Ben Swann. Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee, and Cloud, president and co-founder of the Center For Small Government, will talk on effectively spreading the party’s message. Swann, a broadcast news journalist known for creating “Reality Check” and his own media company, the Truth in Media Project, will deliver the keynote address.

On Sunday, 2013 SFL Student of the Year award winner, Noelle Mandell will discuss why young people matter and how Libertarians can work to attract/engage the next generation, and will also facilitate a hands-on exercise in activism.

A Sunday break-out session, “Free Beer: Liberating our favorite libations,” will highlight the challenges of small business owners in a highly regulated environment while lunch speakers will discuss “Bitcoin, Banks and Bailouts: How do Bitcoin, the Federal Reserve System, and crony capitalism affect the economy.”

Full convention schedule:
https://www.lptexas.org/2014-schedule .

Registration information:
https://www.lptexas.org/convention-registration .

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Music Industry Book ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ released today by Greenleaf Book Group Press

Author Loren Weisman AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greenleaf Book Group Press announces the release of “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” by Loren Weisman. “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” (ISBN: 978-1608325788) is available nationwide today, November 13, 2013 and will be published in an eBook edition and an audio book edition in January 2014.

“The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” delivers the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of the steps musicians and bands have to take to succeed in music.

Written by music industry consultant Loren Weisman, “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” provides a roadmap for the artist’s journey from passion to profession. Weisman draws on over two decades of experience as a working musician and music business consultant to provide instruction, enlightenment, and sage counsel on such topics as: creating the best plan for a career; touring; booking gigs; performing; recording – from preproduction to postproduction and everything in between; branding a band; fundraising and working with investors; marketing and promotions; and more.

The foreword was written by session guitarist, producer and writer Elliot Randall of Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers and “Saturday Night Live” Fame.

According to Weisman, “My purpose is not to address every minuscule detail, but to focus on the broad spectrum of ideas, applications, and methods and lay out a solid blueprint that each artist or industry professional can adapt and recombine in his or her own personal way. My goal for this book is to give you the information that you need, information that you can personalize and apply to your career and/or the careers of the artists you work with.”

Weisman is a music business consultant and speaker who works to help independent artists, musicians, bands, labels and other businesses achieve sustainable success. Weisman has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer.

“The most devastating thing artists can do to their career is get in their own way, and way too many people do. It’s not the labels, the industry, the fans, the cities, the economy, the social media, the marketing, the promoting, the ‘right time,’ the music, or whatever other excuse you can come up with that determines whether you succeed or you fail. It is you, no one else,” says Weisman.

For more information about Loren Weisman, visit http://lorenweisman.com/ or for information about “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” visit http://tag2nd.com/ .

Video: http://youtu.be/Y8YBXnBcxe8 .

Greenleaf Book Group Press ( www.gbgpress.com ) is an Austin, Texas-based independent publisher.

BOOK SUMMARY:
Title: “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business.”
Author: Loren Weisman.
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press.
ISBN: 978-1608325788; paperback, 7×9; 456pp; $19.95.
ISBN: 978-1608325795; eBook, $7.99.
Audio book: January 2014.

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Music Computing Releases World’s Most Powerful PC: CoreMC Creates New Enterprise-Class Personal Computer

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Computing, the makers of advanced computer-based music production stations and leading edge touchscreen products releases CoreMC (Gen3), the world’s most powerful personal computer designed for audio and video production. Based on the Windows® 8 (64-bit) operating system, CoreMC is capable of running any Windows compatible software for music production, HD video editing or even gaming.

The concept was to use enterprise-level components found in today’s super computers, which are designed for maximum performance and stability, to create compact computer systems for personal or studio use.

CoreMC can be equipped with up to dual Xeon® 8-core processors (16-cores total), 768GB of RAM, 21TB of hard drive storage, the highest performance video cards and best quality audio interfaces.

It is now possible for the user to virtually run all needed applications at once, load everything into RAM and leave the system on so it can provide instant access whenever it’s needed. The very same features provided by today’s super-computing mainframe systems.

“In the past there was a need for a product class to be created for average consumers requiring professional level products, this was called ‘Prosumer,’” said Victor Wong, CEO Music Computing. “Today we face the same needs but the demand has increased to even higher levels, the new EnterprisePro personal computing systems bring the absolute highest performance and quality to the masses.”

Each CoreMC is housed in a stylish black brushed aluminum chassis equipped with four (4) oversized 140mm fans providing ample airflow, yet able to rotate at reduced speeds for near silent operation. A front name plate is part of the design and acts as a baffle to further reduce operational noise. Extras include removable dust filters to keep the interior of the system clean, shock mounting for hard drives and optical drives to reduce noise and vibration, and even anti-vibration pads for the power supply. For those needing to overclock the system, four (4) coolant hose ports are provided on the rear of the chassis with star grommets providing a professional fit.

Four (4) PCI-E 3.0 (x16) slots, One (1) PCI-E 3.0 (x8) and One (1) PCI-E 3.0 (x4) are available, which can be equipped with video cards ranging from the 1GB high-performance card included in the base model to 3-way SLI GTX 680 cards or even a Quadro 6000 card with a GPU designed specifically for Adobe software acceleration.

Audio interface options include:

Echo MIA MINI Digital Audio card (2ins balanced, 2outs balanced, MIDI, S/PDIF, 24bit-96kHz).

RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652 (3 x ADAT digital I/O, 1 x SPDIF digital I/O, S/PDIF, 1 x Word clock I/O (BNC), 1 x ADAT Sync In (9-pin D-type), 2 x MIDI I/O, 32 channels high-speed MIDI, 12 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback on ADAT optical).

RME HDSPe RayDAT (36 Inputs / 36 Outputs, 4 x ADAT I/O (up to 192 kHz via S/MUX4), 1 x AES/EBU I/O (192 kHz), 1 x SPDIF I/O (192 kHz), 2 x MIDI I/O, Supported sample frequencies: Internally 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz. Externally 28 kHz – 200 kHz).

The base configuration priced at $2,499 for the CoreMC is as follows: Xeon 6-core (2.0GHz) processor, 6GB RAM (3x2GB), 1TB HD, 1GB high-performance video card, DVD burner, SonicSource VSTi (3,000+ sounds / 16GB) and Windows 8 Professional (64-bit).

Rack versions of the CoreMC are available in a compact 4U (15.25-inch depth) chassis as well as a full size version with redundant power supplies.

The CoreMC is currently shipping, for complete information, please go to: http://www.musiccomputing.com/coremc .

The CoreMC video (Right Brain Version) can be seen here: http://youtu.be/BP14gcWYO9o .

The CoreMC video (Left Brain Version) can be seen here: http://youtu.be/fsCCWjJ0uFA .

For more information, and to view products available for order and shipment, visit: http://www.musiccomputing.com/ .

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Dave Widmoyer Joins FirstClose as VP, Midwest Region Manager

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, a recognized aggregator of mortgage settlement services, announced that it recruited Dave Widmoyer to manage and grow its Midwest territory. The addition of Mr. Widmoyer establishes a regional footprint in the Midwest to offer its settlement services and technology solution to lenders headquartered in that region.

Mr. Widmoyer holds more than 25 years experience working in the mortgage banking industry in a variety of senior positions at leading organizations. He is known as a dynamic, results-oriented mortgage professional with a proven track record of success in business development, team building and management.

“Dave thoroughly understands all facets of the mortgage supply chain and will have an immediate impact helping to board new clients located in the Midwest,” said Doug Beaty, executive vice president of national sales. “FirstClose is currently experiencing an increasing demand for our products and thus are in a growth mode that requires more resources to effectively service new clients. The addition of Dave is part of our strategic plan to ensure that our end-to-end technology solutions and bundled settlement services platform is introduced to mortgage lenders across the country.”

Mr. Widmoyer has been a regional sales director at Van Wagenen Financial Services; the vice president of sales for the Midwest at Triad Guaranty Insurance; a managing director at PMI Mortgage Insurance; the vice president of mortgage lending at Biltmore Investors Bank; and was a production team leader at Chase Manhattan Bank.

He holds a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Iowa and a master of business administration from the Loyola University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Widmoyer is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

About FirstClose:
FirstClose is an Austin, Texas-based online service, owned and operated by First Lenders Data, Inc., a mortgage settlement service solution for lenders looking to improve efficiency and accuracy while lowering costs and turn-around time. FirstClose aggregates nationally recognized vendors and service providers into one easy-to-use online solution. FirstClose products and services include credit reports, flood certifications, AVMs and traditional valuation products, as well as income verification, tax tracking, title insurance, doc prep, closing and recording services. Additionally, FirstClose provides more progressive services, including hybrid and gap valuations and alternative lien reports.

More information: http://www.firstclose.com/ .

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Announces 2013 Southern Secondary Market Conference

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) today announced that its annual Southern Secondary Market Conference – dubbed “Connections Focused on Your Future” – will be held at the Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center in Houston, Texas on February 12-14, 2013.

The three-day agenda was developed to offer attendees new information, guidance, trend identifications and new, emerging strategies in secondary marketing. The event is said to be unlike past capital market conferences.

“This year we decided to change things up and move past the traditional secondary marketing conference, so we focused on widening the type and breadth of panels, speakers and educational topics,” said Tim Fisher, president of the TMBA.

“This is a unique opportunity and value offering for attendees that allows them to learn and collaborate on topics they normally wouldn’t be exposed to in the usual agenda of regional secondary focused shows. Mortgage bankers from all over the country will be sharing their visions and strategies for future success, which this conference’s primary focus-achieving prosperity in tomorrow’s ever-changing business landscape.”

This year’s lineup includes expert panel discussions on The Securitization Market, Basel III, Servicing Valuations and Mergers and Acquisitions, and more.

Speakers include:
* Doug Duncan, SVP & Chief Economist at Fannie Mae.
* Bill Moliski, Managing Director at Redwood Trust.

To register for the conference, click here. To learn more about the event visit, www.texasmba.org, call (512) 480-8622 or email jpowers@texasmba.org. The TMBA says sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor packages are still available, but are selling out quickly.

About Texas Mortgage Bankers Association:
Since 1917, members of the Texas mortgage banking community have turned to Texas Mortgage Bankers Association for its leadership in industry education, legislative initiatives and peer interaction. Today, TMBA’s purpose is still to serve the mutual interests of its members in order to preserve, enhance and advance the mortgage banking and real estate finance business in the State of Texas. In its effort to advance the Texas real estate finance industry, TMBA supports the highest professional and ethical standards of business among its members while promoting development and prosperity among the industry as a whole.

TMBA members include mortgage lenders; mortgage brokers; real estate finance service providers such as title private mortgage insurance companies, and other real estate insurance providers; attorneys, etc. TMBA aims to meet the educational needs of its membership by providing up-to-date information on new publications and the development of instructional courses that expand the scope of mortgage banking. For more information, visit www.texasmba.org or call (512) 480-8622.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jamie Powers
TMBA
+1.512.480.8622
jpowers@texasmba.org

TMBA, 823 Congress Ave., Ste. 220, Austin, Texas 78701.

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FirstClose Designated to Inc. 5000′s Annual List of Fastest-Growing Companies

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, a leading aggregator of mortgage settlement services, announced that it has been named to Inc. 5000‘s 2012 fastest-growing private companies list. FirstClose ranks 2,876 with an industry rank in the real estate category of 47 and notable three-year sales growth of 79 percent.

“We are excited to have earned a spot on Inc. 5000′s coveted list,” said Tim Smith, president of FirstClose. “Since 2008, we have been adding to our solution set and expanding our footprint in the settlement services space, which has us growing at an enviable rate. I attribute this company milestone to the dedication, hard work and emphasis that our employees place on providing second-to-none service to our customers coupled with their commitment to continually advancing our technology platform.”

FirstClose is comprised of a group of senior mortgage banking professionals that hold years of deep experience in the settlement services space. The company developed a proprietary software platform that delivers an end-to-end solution from loan application to closing for mortgage lenders, which is widely used by companies in the mortgage banking industry.

The magazine says that in a stagnant economic environment the median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. It is reported that the companies on this year’s list created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. “Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.”

The complete results of the Inc. 5000 list, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

About FirstClose:
FirstClose is an Austin, Texas-based online service, owned and operated by First Lenders Data, Inc., a mortgage settlement service solution for lenders looking to improve efficiency and accuracy while lowering costs and turn-around time. FirstClose aggregates nationally recognized vendors and service providers into one easy-to-use online solution. FirstClose products and services include credit reports, flood certifications, AVMs and traditional valuation products, as well as income verification, tax tracking, title insurance, doc prep, closing and recording services. Additionally, FirstClose provides more progressive services, including hybrid and gap valuations and alternative lien reports. More information: www.firstclose.com.

About Inc. Magazine:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit the company online at www.inc.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Title Insurance: Borrowers Are Often Overpaying

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose Title announced that its CEO, Cynthia Waterman, will be available at the 99th MBA Annual Convention & Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois October 21-24 to discuss title insurance issues in the mortgage banking industry and how they can be remedied. She is available by appointment at the show or via phone interviews after the show.

WHO: Cynthia Waterman, CEO of FirstClose Title; Expert in title insurance and supporting technologies

WHAT: The Problem: The title insurance business is a component of the mortgage closing process that doesn’t get much attention. Most lenders are very concerned that the title insurance cost is accurate on the GFE and thus is in compliance. Like everyone working to close a loan, they want to get the deal done fast for their borrower. But in the effort to get things done expeditiously, a key aspect of price comparison shopping is being missed.

In 2010, it is estimated that consumers overpaid for title insurance by a staggering $6.7 Billion. And, the problem could worsen as purchase markets tick upward because the increased opportunity to reduce purchase title premiums dwarfs the disparity in refinance rates – a difference of sometimes more than $1,000 for a single consumer. Further, borrowers trust their lenders and REALTORS(R) to recommend the best options for title insurance and agree to pay whatever is presented to them by the LO, real estate agent, lender or other party they have chosen to trust. This is a huge, growing problem.

WHY: The Solution: FirstClose Title sought to remedy this pressing issue by developing a sophisticated Comparison Rate Engine, known as GRACE, which empowers lenders to present the best possible title insurance rate to the consumer. By using GRACE, everyone wins — consumers save money, lenders make money, and loan officers/real estate agents are able to build valuable borrower trust that ultimately results in increased referrals. Notable is that FirstClose Title is so confident that GRACE returns improved pricing to consumers, they go as far to guarantee the title insurance fee quoted to the borrower on the GFE in writing.

Notable is that FirstClose Title is so confident that GRACE returns improved pricing to consumers, they go as far to guarantee the title insurance fee quoted to the borrower on the GFE in writing.

Using FirstClose Title’s Comparison Rate Engine GRACE, borrowers can save on average between $400 and $1,000, depending on the state and transaction type. All that has to happen to address this issue is lenders and realtors simply have to start adopting the use of this free technology. But where to begin? Cynthia has the answer.

WHEN: Cynthia is available immediately to discuss title insurance issues and how they can be remedied.

WHERE: Cynthia will also be available to meet by appointment October 21 – 24 at the 99th MBA Annual Convention & Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Ill.

CONTACT: To speak with Cynthia via phone, meet her at MBA Annual or for more information, please contact Joe Bowerbank at 949.378.9685 or jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

About FirstClose Title:
FirstClose Title is the first and only company to bring full transparency to rate selection in a scalable business model. The company provides its powerful certified fees for use by lenders when educating borrowers on their vendor choice for title insurance as a consumer centric and no cost solution to quality GFE data needs and service options for title insurance. The company delivers peak performance throughout the life of every transaction including unmatched clear to close ratios, funding transparency and 72 hour policy issuance for short form policies among other unique services which enhance and reduce front end costs of origination and prevent post closing penalties to originators and lenders as the loan is passed to the secondary market. Learn more at www.firstclosetitle.com.

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Blings Indiegogo Crowd-Funding Project Lights Up iPhone and Android Interactive Sneakers

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blings, Inc. releases details for its crowd-funding project on Indiegogo.com for intelligent lighted shoes. Blings™ are the world’s first illuminated shoes that will interact with an iPhone or Android device. The idea was to bring together the elements of style, functionality and technology into a coherent product that can be worn anywhere, which will stand out in a crowd.

To communicate with the Blings, simply pair them with an iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth, then download and install the free App and they’re ready to go.

Once the App has been launched, it will give you several options on how to control the Blings. Press the “ON” button to turn all the lights on. Press the “Preset” button to cycle through the programmed sequences. Press the “Music” button and the Blings will react to audio or your step.

However, one of the coolest features is when you receive a call, the blue lights will flash continuously until you pick up or the phone stops ringing; and when you get a text message, the blue light will flash the word “TEXT” in Morse code three times.

Blings are equipped with blue LEDs in the heel and orange EL (Electroluminescent) lighting along the sides.

“Ever since I first saw ‘TRON’ as a child, I’ve been fascinated by the computers, technology and fashion in that movie,” said Victor Wong, CEO, Blings. “I am glad to have the opportunity to merge high-tech and fashion into something new and cool.”

Blings are made from the highest quality materials including an all leather upper section. The EL lighting is extremely flexible and waterproof. The LED lights are embedded into the sole of the shoe, making Blings very durable and capable of being worn daily.

A push button switch on the brain in the tongue of the shoe allows the user to select various functions and presets for the Blings so they can be used without a smart phone.

Blings will be offered in all standard sizes for both men and women as well as in white and black colors.

Complete information is available at: http://www.BlingsShoes.com or on Indiegogo at http://igg.me/p/252684?a=704462 .

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FirstClose Taps Doug Beaty as Executive Vice President of National Sales

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FirstClose, a recognized aggregator of mortgage settlement services, announced it hired industry veteran Doug Beaty as executive vice president of national sales. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership to execute on the company’s goal of expanding its business and marketing its product line.

Mr. Beaty holds more than 30 years of experience and possesses a proven track record of arriving at sales strategies that build successful organizations. He holds deep experience in the mortgage industry, has extensive sales credentials, and is adept at taking sales organizations to the next level.

“We are fortunate to have landed a seasoned mortgage veteran of Doug’s caliber who has a wide-ranging background in enterprise business development and sales force management,” said Tim Smith, president of FirstClose. “Having Doug in charge of sales arms us with the necessary expertise and leadership to aggressively expand our business in the settlement services space. We are confident that he will develop a viable strategic sales strategy that quickly grows our revenue.”

Prior to joining FirstClose, Mr. Beaty was the vice president and regional manager of production at Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation, a long-standing California-based mortgage banker founded in 1887. Prior to that, he was the president of Beaty Financial Solutions, which provided consulting services to the private mortgage insurance space. As a consultant, Mr. Beaty helped numerous organizations develop business plans and sales strategies that positioned them for top-line growth. Before consulting, he was a senior vice president and also the director of national and field sales for Triad Guaranty Insurance Corporation. In addition, Mr. Beaty has also held positions at Franklin Mortgage Capital, Amarillo National Bank and private mortgage insurance firm Ticor.

“I am excited to join FirstClose and play a key role in helping the company increase its sales and footprint in the settlement services space,” said Doug Beaty, FirstClose’s newly appointed head of sales. “After thoroughly evaluating FirstClose’s business model and supporting technology solutions, it was clear that there is a tremendous amount of potential for this company. Joining FirstClose was an easy, clear-cut decision. I look forward to working with the FirstClose team to achieve peak sales performance, new client acquisitions and exceed our growth objectives.”

About FirstClose:
FirstClose is an Austin, Texas-based online service, owned and operated by First Lenders Data, Inc., a mortgage settlement service solution for lenders looking to improve efficiency and accuracy while lowering costs and turn-around time. FirstClose aggregates nationally recognized vendors and service providers into one easy-to-use online solution. FirstClose products and services include credit reports, flood certifications, AVMs and traditional valuation products, as well as income verification, tax tracking, title insurance, doc prep, closing and recording services. Additionally, FirstClose provides more progressive services, including hybrid and gap valuations and alternative lien reports.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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Rare 9/11 Silver Eagle Coins from Ground Zero Available Now

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Gold Bureau announced today the general availability of Silver Eagle Coins recovered from several bank vaults below the World Trade Center. These coins were removed from the rubble following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

“This is an amazing opportunity for any coin collector or precious metals investor to own a piece of American History,” said John Hutmacher, President of U.S. Gold Bureau. “They are extremely affordable and can be a great investment. Rarely do we have coins with so much historical and emotional symbolism.”

The Silver American Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. Its content, weight, and purity are guaranteed by the United States Mint. The Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint.

The coins have all been certified as authentic and are now available to the general public and private investors alike. Offered at $319, every coin purchased will come with a copy of “America’s Heroes: Stories from Today’s Armed Forces” and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the WTC National Memorial and Museum. Interested collectors can purchase through the U.S. Gold Bureau’s public store at www.usgoldbureau.com/store or by calling (512) 623-7797.

About The United States Gold Bureau:
The United States Gold Bureau® is the leading authority of all things related to precious metals and buying gold. The United States Gold Bureau is a private distributor of gold, silver and platinum coins from the U.S. Mint and is not affiliated with the U.S. Government. The firm is ready to assist clients with all of their gold investing and coin collecting needs. When speaking to a U.S. Gold Bureau representative, customers should expect to be treated fairly and to receive the most accurate information available. Learn more at: http://www.usgoldbureau.com/ .

Contact:
Joshua Hinsdale
Public Communications Office
United States Gold Bureau
(512) 623-7797
Info@usgoldbureau.com.

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Texas Partnership and 3in4 Association Team Up to Showcase Long-Term Care Planning

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Long-Term Care Partnership and the 3in4 Association are joining forces to host a series of free seminars in July to encourage people to think about how they’re going to pay for their long-term care.

Studies show that nearly three out of four Americans will need some kind of long-term care, help with preparing meals, getting dressed or simply getting around, but most don’t have a plan for how they’ll pay for those services. People may need long-term care after a debilitating injury or illness, but the services aren’t covered by typical health or disability insurance, or even Medicare.

The seminars will take place in conjunction with the “3in4 Need More” national bus tour, which will make stops in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio the week of July 16.

The 3in4 Association is a nonprofit industry association dedicated to increasing awareness about the need to plan for long-term care. The organization’s bus tour features noted eldercare expert Dr. Marion Somers. During each Texas stop on the tour, “Dr. Marion” will host at least one of the free seminars.

“People think their health or disability insurance covers long-term care but it doesn’t,” Somers says. “These seminars are basically to let people know that there is a geriatric tsunami headed our way and if we don’t start planning for our needs now, especially the younger people, we’re going to be swamped. But there is something we can do about it. Planning now can save thousands of dollars and a lot of time and stress in the long run.”

Along with the 3in4 Association, the Texas Long-Term Care Partnership is co-hosting the long-term care seminars in Texas. The partnership was created by the Texas Legislature to increase awareness about the importance of planning for long-term care. Partners include the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Department of Insurance, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The partnership’s website, http://www.OwnYourFutureTexas.org, has information about long-term care and interactive tools to help develop a strategy for how to plan for those services.

The 3in4 Association provides a national LTC insurance specialist locator by ZIP code and cost of care calculators for the consumer at http://www.3in4NeedMore.com.

To see a list of dates, times, and locations for seminars in each city, or to sign up for one of them, visit http://www.3in4needmore.net/edu/texas (redirects to event listing page).

Schedule for the free long-term care planning seminars:
* Austin: July 18 and 19, 2012;
* San Antonio: July 19 and 20, 2012;
* Houston: July 20 and 21, 2012;
* Dallas/Fort Worth: July 21, 23, and 24, 2012.

– Photo Caption: Noted long-term care advocate Dr. Marion Somers.

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360 Mortgage Group Adds Melanie Rocha as Account Executive in Western Region

AUSTIN, Texas, May 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has hired Utah-based mortgage specialist Melanie Rocha as an account executive in its Western region. Rocha, a former 360 Mortgage Group employee, brings more than 10 years of mortgage industry experience.

Prior to re-joining 360 Mortgage Group, Rocha worked as a loan officer and processor for Oakridge Capital, a wholesale account executive for CIT Home Lending and a wholesale account executive for First Greensboro Home Equity, Inc.

“To be successful, I need to have a lender behind me that offers the technology and support to get the job done,” Rocha said. “360 Mortgage Group unequivocally delivers on its promise to make its brokers look good, and that’s why I chose to come back to 360.”

“Melanie is very detail-oriented,” said Courtney Henry, president of One City Mortgage. “She doesn’t work a typical 9-to-5 schedule. Instead, she is there for her customers at all hours that she might be needed. Melanie also knows her products front to back and knows how to approach everything to make it work smoothly.”

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group, LLC (http://www.360mtg.com) is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States.

Contact 360 Mortgage Group via email at 360marketing@360mtg.com or by calling (866) 418-2997

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360 Mortgage Group Succeeds with HARP 2.0, Now Helping Significant Number of Qualified Underwater Borrowers

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage banker, officially began accepting applications for HARP 2.0 loans on Monday, March 19, 2012, specifically serving challenged and underwater borrowers. Subsequently, 360 has experienced a significant increase in loan volume, resulting in the largest active pipeline since the company’s 2007 founding.

Borrowers whose application date was listed after December 1, 2011 are eligible to take part in 360 Mortgage Group’s participation with HARP 2.0. Additionally, all EA-I, II, III, and occupancy loans are HARP-eligible with unlimited LTV and CLTVs with AU Approval. 360 is also accepting existing MI transfers and no appraisals will be required on loans receiving a Property Fieldwork Waiver. There is no limit to the number of financed properties owned by a borrower that can be considered HARP-eligible and no minimum FICO is required.

Since first accepting HARP 2.0 applications, 360 Mortgage Group’s active loan pipeline has increased by almost 700 percent and 360 expects customer participation with HARP only to increase in the coming months. As a result of its increased loan activity, 360 is adding staff.

“We’re focused on making quality hires as rapidly as possible, adding expert staff to meet the daily increasing demand both for HARP and all other loan types,” said Mark Greco, President of 360 Mortgage Group.

“360 has truly embraced the spirit of HARP 2.0,” Greco said. “If homeowners have made their payments without fail throughout the past four years during an economic crisis, then they are going to continue to make those payments now. These homeowners see their home as just that – a home – and not just an investment. These are the people that Fannie and Freddie are seeking to help right now, and so is 360.”

If you are interested in contacting 360 Mortgage Group about HARP 2.0 then visit 360′s website at https://www.360mtg.com or contact the following individuals:

Regional Contacts:

West:
Greg Fullmer, Regional Production Manager of the Western Region, at (303) 809-8210 or gfullmer@360mtg.com.

Southeast and Mid-Atlantic:
Brad Smith, Regional Production Manager of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Region, at (813) 397-3979 or bsmith@360mtg.com.

National Accounts:
Scott Stavinoha, Inside Sales Manager (866) 418-2997 or sstavinoha@360mtg.com.

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group LLC is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States.

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360 Mortgage Group Fortifies Foothold in Georgia with Addition of Account Executive Gino Berchock

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, announces that it has added 20-year mortgage lending veteran Gino Berchock as an account executive in its Southern region, specifically targeting the Georgia market.

Prior to joining 360 Mortgage Group, Berchock was regional sales manager for Clearpoint Funding, senior mortgage originator for Home Town Mortgage, regional sales manager for both Countrywide Home Loans and SunTrust Bank, Southeast regional sales manager for the wholesale and correspondent division of Sovereign Bank, regional sales manager for the retail division of Cendant Mortgage, and vice president and branch manager of the retail division of Philadelphia Mortgage Corporation.

Berchock received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Delaware.

“As a former mortgage originator I was looking for a company that provided outstanding customer service, quick response times, user-friendly technology and a product line that could help me to better serve my clients,” says Berchock. “360 Mortgage Group offers all of these.”

“Gino has always handled himself with integrity and professionalism,” said former SunTrust colleague Jo Kingsman. “He is highly motivated, focused on relationships and service and delivers on what he promises. He can always be counted on giving 100 percent of himself. He’s overall a great guy and a pleasure to work with.”

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group, LLC (http://www.360mtg.com) is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States. Contact 360 Mortgage Group via email at 360marketing@360mtg.com or by calling (866) 418-2997.

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360 Mortgage Group Expands Mid-Atlantic Presence with Addition of Account Executive Glenn Bonds

AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has added Glenn Bonds as account executive for its Mid-Atlantic region. In his more than 15 years’ mortgage industry experience, Bonds has held leadership positions and earned a reputation for optimizing broker performance.

Prior to joining 360 Mortgage Group, Bonds served as an account executive for various firms, and as a retail branch manager for Savings 1st Mortgage. Bonds earned his Bachelor of Science degree in technology and management from University College at the University of Maryland. Formerly, Bonds served in the U.S. Air Force as an E5 with top secret/crypto clearance.

“I believe 360 Mortgage Group has the most attractive business model for brokers to grow their businesses in 2012 and beyond,” Bonds said. “360 is an agile, focused company driven by experienced entrepreneurs with a clear vision that is shared with employees and clients.”

“Products and pricing may come and go, but service is what defines a wholesale lender,” Bonds said. “360′s technology drives service at a consistently high level. Working for 360 makes me an ‘impact player’ in my market.”

“Glenn Bonds is very professional and in my opinion an outstanding account executive,” said Steve Summers, owner of The Mortgage Link. “He is always very helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to any of his loans. He is always very involved and goes the extra mile to ensure that all transactions go smoothly and most importantly that all loans are closed on time and without any unexpected issues. It is always a pleasure doing business with Glenn.”

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group, LLC (http://www.360mtg.com) is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States. Contact 360 Mortgage Group via email at 360marketing@360mtg.com or by calling (866) 418-2997

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360 Mortgage Group Hires Account Executive Jon Tinsley to Serve Growing Northern California Market

AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, welcomes Jon Tinsley, the latest addition to 360′s growing unit of California-based account executives. In his 27 years of mortgage sales, management and operations experience, Tinsley has demonstrated an acute ability to listen, analyze, and respond with solid solutions to brokers’, loan officers’ and borrowers’ needs.

Prior to joining 360 Mortgage Group, Tinsley served as a wholesale account executive for Fremont Bank, Reunion Mortgage and MortgageIT. He has also worked in the wholesale lending division at Deutsche Bank and Western Sunrise Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and as a loan officer and manager in the retail lending for units of Eastland Mortgage, General American Mortgage, Sears Mortgage Corporation and World Savings. Tinsley earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University at Fullerton.

“In conducting my ‘due diligence’ in searching for a lender, there were a number of assets the lender needed to possess — first, the technology platform; second, the quality levels of service that brokers/loan officers/processors expect; and lastly, a product mix that is compatible with the lending needs of the area,” Tinsley said. “360 Mortgage Group met all three of those assets, and I am thrilled to be part of a dynamic growing organization.”

“Jon Tinsley was always a top producing account executive for our company,” said Kymberly Gale, branch manager at MortgageIT. “He was a very important member of our team, and 360 Mortgage Group is lucky to have him.”

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group, LLC – www.360MTG.com – is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States.

For more information, contact 360 Mortgage Group by calling (866) 418-2997 or send an email to 360marketing@360mtg.com.

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360 Mortgage Group Hires Michigan-based Account Executive Jeffrey Eason

AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, is pleased to expand its presence in Michigan and the Midwest region with the addition of Jeffrey Eason as an account executive. Eason has worked for more than 10 years in the mortgage industry and has demonstrated exceptional experience as a sales and account manager with the ability to create excellent sales growth and produce customer satisfaction within program and project development operations.

Prior to joining 360 Mortgage Group on March 14th, Eason worked as a senior account executive for ClearPoint Funding; an account executive for TopFlite Financial, Bank of America and Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo); and a new business and lead generation executive for Great Lakes Finance. Eason earned a degree in business from Oakland Community College and Macomb Community College.

“I had three job offers, but I decided to go with 360 Mortgage Group,” said Eason. “This decision was based on a webinar that I watched about the technology and simplicity of 360′s platform. Because 360′s system is integrated with Calyx, it is much simpler and faster to use, which means less time and aggravation for brokers.”

“Jeff was a great employee,” said Jodie Sedestrum, sales manager at Wells Fargo. “He is a go-getter who is very good with all of his clients and always makes sure that they are taken care of.”

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group LLC – www.360MTG.com – is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States. For more information, contact 360 Mortgage Group by calling (866) 418-2997 or send an email to 360marketing@360mtg.com.

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360 Mortgage Group Now Licensed in Washington, D.C.-Metro Area – New markets include Maryland, Virginia

360 Mortgage Group, LLCAUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the goal of expanding its wholesale services to all fifty states, 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, is announcing that they are now licensed to provide mortgages to residents in the Mid-Atlantic region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Currently, 360 Mortgage Group has markets in thirty states and territories across the United States. These states and territories include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

Brad Smith, 360 Mortgage Group’s regional production manager, is responsible for 360′s new Mid-Atlantic market and also currently oversees 360′s Southern mortgage markets in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

“We are extremely pleased to add the Mid-Atlantic market to our growing national lending platform,” Smith said. “360 Mortgage will provide our broker partners with FNMA and GNMA direct Seller/Servicer products and the most progressive proprietary technology in the industry, making us an invaluable partner to the dedicated mortgage professionals in the Mid Atlantic.”

Account executives and brokers interested in working with 360 Mortgage Group in the Mid-Atlantic region should send a resume to Katherine Kersgard at kkersgard@360mtg.com.

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group LLC – www.360MTG.com – is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States.

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B2B Marketing Strategist Dawn Westerberg to Present on Google+ for The Association of Strategic Marketing

Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLCAUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — B2B Marketing Strategist and President of Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC (dawnwesterberg.com), Dawn Westerberg will be presenting “Adding Google+ To Your Marketing Mix” for members of The Association of Strategic Marketing on Thursday, March 15, 2012.

“Google+ promises some intriguing possibilities for B2B marketers,” said Westerberg. “When you take into consideration that Google and YouTube are the number one and number two search engines, making content available on Google+ only makes sense.”

Westerberg believes that the integration between Google+ and other widely used Google applications, services and tools such as Gmail, Google Places, Chrome and Blogger, to name just a few, create a convenient and powerful platform for B2B marketers and business.

About The Association of Strategic Marketing:
The Association of Strategic Marketing (www.associationofmarketing.org) is a training and development website for Marketing professionals. Association of Strategic Marketing provides unique up-to-date Marketing training through audio conferences, webinar and articles.

About Dawn Westerberg Consulting:
Dawn Westerberg invites business owners to “fall in love with your business again” through a sound marketing strategy that drives results and profits. Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC assists companies in developing marketing plans that take full advantage of online and traditional marketing to create lead demand from ideal prospects.

An Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Consultant – http://dawnwesterberg.com/duct-tape-marketing/ – Dawn is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the country on the topics of marketing, social media, online presence, and blogging. She publishes a blog on B2B Marketing at http://dawnwesterberg.com and is a contributor at the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant’s blog. With headquarters in Austin, TX, she serves customers in the United States and Canada.

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360 Mortgage Group Supports Mortgage Brokers Through 2012 Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals Annual Trade Show Sponsorship

360 Mortgage Group, LLCAUSTIN, Texas, March 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, is sponsoring the upcoming Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP) annual trade show on Tuesday, March 6 in Tampa, Florida.

The theme for this year’s FAMP show is “Back on Track,” and will provide entertaining and educational resources for visiting wholesale lenders, title companies, surveyors, loan processors and third-party service providers in order to encourage business growth within the recovering housing market.

“With the upcoming HARP 2.0, Florida homeowners will have the opportunity to obtain refinancing relief that they have not previously been able to enjoy,” said 360 Mortgage Group president Mark Greco. “360 Mortgage believes mortgage brokers remain one of the best financing options consumers have, and we’re committed to keeping that opportunity alive by supporting brokers in any way that we can.”

Pre-registration for the 2012 annual FAMP trade show is free, but for those who are unable to register, the cost of attending “Back on Track” is $5 at the door. “Back on Track” will include a number of venders, food, drinks, and networking opportunities for mortgage professionals. The trade show will take place in Tampa’s Higgins Hall from 4 to 7 p.m.

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group, LLC (http://www.360mtg.com) is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States.

Contact 360 Mortgage Group via email at 360marketing@360mtg.com or by calling (866) 418-2997.

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360 Mortgage Group Releases Closing Doc Functionality to Broker Network

360 Mortgage Group, LLCAUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has announced the release of Broker Docs, a closing document clearing functionality now available online to all 360 Mortgage Group brokers. This new feature to 360 Mortgage Group’s suite of proprietary online origination tools is expected to shorten closing time by at least 50 percent.

Developed by 360 Mortgage Group Chief Operating Officer Andrew WeissMalik, Broker Docs automatically and instantaneously delivers closing instructions to a closing agent whenever a broker submits a documentation order request and a “Clear to Close” has been issued within the file. This allows closing agents to work on a file prior having a 360 Mortgage Group closer review it, thereby reducing the time required to close a file.

“Instead of having to wait on our staff to process a doc order request and deliver closing instructions to the closing agent, now the originator stays in control of the delivery of closing instructions,” WeissMalik said. “As far as we can tell, no other wholesale lender is offering this kind of tool to its brokers.”

The development of Broker Docs is the latest in a series of proprietary tools 360 Mortgage Group has developed to empower its brokers to complete as much of the origination process as possible. Previous advancements include the development of FHA Connection, which allows 360 brokers to pull case numbers directly from FHA’s portal, and an online chat tool that instantly connects brokers to a 360 account executive.

“360 Mortgage Group does not hire anyone it can’t explicitly trust to deliver zero-defect, salable loans,” WeissMalik added. “We have built our technology platform with an eye towards putting as much control as possible in the hands of our brokers, and our minuscule default rate demonstrates that trust has not been misplaced.”

About 360 Mortgage Group, LLC:
Established in 2007, 360 Mortgage Group, LLC ( http://www.360mtg.com ) is a privately owned mortgage bank that has successfully utilized its high-technology platform to provide better communication and customer service to business partners. An approved Fannie Mae seller/servicer, 360 Mortgage Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and services more than 25 states across the United States.

Contact 360 Mortgage Group via email at 360marketing@360mtg.com or by calling (866) 418-2997.

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Allweather Roof Names Southern Minnesota Native, Tracy Riedemann as Their Austin Branch Manager

Allweather RoofAUSTIN, Minn., Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allweather Roof, based in Minneapolis is proud to announce the hiring of Tracy Riedemann as the new General Manager of its Austin operations. Riedemann brings more than 18 years of commercial roofing experience and has worked on more than 10,000 roofing projects in her career. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in roofing repairs, modifications, and re-roofing that adds to Allweather Roof’s Southern branch.

Riedemann is originally from Lake City and is proud to be serving her native Southern Minnesota. She specializes in service, roof maintenance, and repairing roofs that other estimators might give up on. “I love telling a client that I can save their roof,” she said. This saves her clients money and has earned her a reputation of being fair and honest.

Taking care of customers is what brought her to Allweather Roof. She explained the appreciation for the customers and the care and concern for the customers really attracted her to the company.

Riedemann hasn’t come across too many women on the branch manager level in her field, which allows her to tell more men what to do, she joked. She said that she is excited to be pioneer in the industry and loves being out on a roof giving clients great service.

“Although it is rare for a woman to hold a branch manager position, in a primarily male dominated industry, we knew we were getting the best person for the job,” said Ken Sorensen, president of Allweather Roof. “She understands how roofs perform and how ongoing maintenance can extend the life of a good roof.”

Allweather Roof specializes in Rubber (EPDM), Built-up (BUR), Thermoplastic Poly Olefin (TPO), Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), Modified Bitumen, and Coatings for industrial roofing projects in Minn. and throughout the Midwest.

More information: http://www.allweatherroof.com | Minneapolis 612-721-2545 | Austin 507-434-3700.

- Photo Caption: Tracy Riedemann brings over 18 years of commercial roofing experience to Allweather Roof as the new Austin branch manager.

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