Free News Articles, Insurance

EPIC’s Rosemary Hughes and Suzannah Gill to Speak at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum and Expo Workshop

ATLANTA, Ga. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Consultant and Principal Rosemary Hughes and Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill will speak at a hands-on workshop at the 7th Annual 2016 IHC Forum & Expo on Wednesday, May 25 from 3-4 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moderated by Jim Fries, national sales director of Health Exchange Resources, the workshop will discuss strategies and best practices for implementing defined contribution health care, including effective decision support and communication and an actuarial breakdown of how defined contribution works. Hughes and Gill will help guide companies in empowering employees to take over their own health care decisions.

About Rosemary Hughes, senior consultant and principal, EPIC:

Rosemary Manning Hughes is a senior consultant and principal in EPIC's Stamford, Conn. and New York, N.Y. offices. She brings over 25 years of experience in the employee benefits industry.

Prior to joining EPIC in June 2015, Hughes was the director of benefits, Americas, for Avis Budget Group, responsible for all aspects of the strategy and administration of all health and welfare, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, and global wellness.

Before Hughes joined ABG, she was a health and welfare consultant for such firms as Arthur J. Gallagher, Fidelity and Mercer Consulting. She specializes in finding solutions that engage employees while managing costs.

About Suzannah Gill, benefits strategy consultant, EPIC:

Joining EPIC's employee benefits consulting team in Atlanta as a benefits strategy consultant, Suzannah Gill brings a breadth of benefits consulting experience to EPIC. She was previously a senior associate and benefits consultant for a large Atlanta benefits consulting firm with a focus on strategic management and business development. Prior to that, Gill brought her strategic benefits expertise to her clients as an ERISA attorney at a prominent Atlanta law firm, representing clients in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation.

As a consultant for EPIC's Employee Benefits practice in the Southeast, Gill will provide client service leadership, including overall strategy, relationship management and business development, bringing new clients to EPIC.

Gill is a responsive and results-oriented benefits consultant, and strives to help her clients navigate through the complexities of employee benefits, so they can focus on managing and growing their businesses. Additionally, her skill set further expands EPIC's legal expertise in employee benefits.

Gill earned a Bachelor of Science in Management with Marketing Certification, highest honor, from Georgia Tech and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.

She is passionate about building relationships with clients to better understand their employee benefits needs and will utilize the extensive expertise available through EPIC's comprehensive Employer Services Platform to better support her clients and help them achieve their business objectives.

About IHC Forum & Expo:

Change is the new constant in health care and employee benefits. The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism constantly tracks the transformation and translates the chaos into clarity and into strategies and tactics that work. IHC Forum & Expo is the event where attendees can access the most current insights, innovations and industry leaders in one place. The expo helps attendees keep pace with continuous health, wellness and benefits change.

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit www.epicbrokers.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
David Hock, of EPIC
650.295.4608
dave.hock@epicbrokers.com

Nicole Conley
650-422-3156
nicole.conley@taniscomm.com

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Awards and Honors, Free News Articles

Whiteflash Named 2016 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, was honored this week by the Better Business Bureau for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction and community service. Named a 2016 Winner of Distinction from among all the retail jewelers in the greater Houston area, Whiteflash has now received high honors from the BBB for twelve consecutive years and maintains an A+ rating.

The Better Business Bureau evaluates businesses on a comprehensive list of performance standards including quality of product, consumer education, innovation, social responsibility, and most importantly, customer care. Whiteflash received high marks for an outstanding record of customer satisfaction as reflected in the thousands of Whiteflash reviews found on independent third party review sites such as Google, Yelp and iVouch from customers all over the world.

With a stunning array of designer engagement rings and the finest crafted precision cut diamonds on the planet, Whiteflash combines a well-earned reputation for exceptional customer care with products and services that are recognized both domestically and internationally as the "best of the best." A CUT ABOVE(r) super ideal diamonds, available exclusively at Whiteflash, are considered among the finest diamonds in the world featuring proven light performance and exceptional beauty.

As members of the American Gem Society, an organization dedicated to consumer protection and education, Whiteflash keeps a laser focus on the customer experience. The combination of ISO 9000 Certified processes and a compulsive devotion to their clients drives the company in the quality of its products as well as the extensive information, education, expert guidance, and above all, customer care it provides.

Whiteflash CEO Debi Wexler had this to say about winning the award. "We are grateful to the BBB for again recognizing Whiteflash with the Winner of Distinction award. Our mantra is to deliver a brilliant experience to each and every customer. This honor provides validation of our efforts and keeps us motivated to maintain an uncompromising standard of excellence."

Added Eliezer Eber, Whiteflash COO, "Taking a process oriented approach though our ISO 9000 framework has enabled us to execute consistently as we grow our business. Having been honored now by the BBB for 12 years in a row is something we are all very proud of."

In addition to the international reach of their robust e-commerce site, the Whiteflash Houston jewelry store in Sugar Land Town Square now serves a growing local clientele. Customers can view top quality diamonds and a full line of engagement rings and fine jewelry by top brands including Verragio, Simon G, Ritani, Vatché, Danhov, and Benchmark, and receive pressure-free guidance from GIA and AGS trained diamond and jewelry consultants.

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE(r) Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning Whiteflash.com website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the "Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9000 certification for total quality management and welcome visitors to their Houston jewelry showroom located in the upscale community of Sugar Land, Texas. Whiteflash is a proud member of the American Gem Society.

For more information, log onto http://www.whiteflash.com/ or call toll free 877-612-6770

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Free News Articles, Software

Arbor Bank Selects the Pavaso Digital Close Platform

PLANO, Texas -- Pavaso, Inc. (Pavaso), a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle (http://www.pavaso.com), announced it has signed on Arbor Bank to its Digital Close(sm) platform to conduct eClosings for all Arbor Bank mortgage customers.

The Pavaso Digital Close platform facilitates electronic communication and collaboration between the realtor, lender, title/settlement agent and borrower, making the entire closing process easier by providing one digital location to deliver any document, especially the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure, along with educational materials. The Digital Close platform's eSign functionality captures the borrower's signature and initials at the start of the transaction so that the borrower need only tap the signature line to sign their documents. Digital Close also supports eNotarization, enabling the notary to verify and stamp the documents digitally. Through Digital Close, lenders can execute a seamless eClosing process that provides transparency and education, supporting fairness to the borrower throughout the transaction.

After the closing, homebuyers stay connected to the business stakeholders throughout their homeownership lifecycle. This affords businesses upsell and cross-sell opportunities and keeps them front-of-mind for homebuyers when it is time to buy their next home.

"We believe the ability to conduct the entire mortgage closing process electronically is yet another way Arbor Bank helps our customers by streamlining a once cumbersome process. This can be especially appealing to both first-time, millennial homebuyers and borrowers that may need assistance reading or signing mortgage documents," said Laura Lasher, president of Arbor Bank's mortgage division. "Further, Pavaso's Digital Close platform helps Arbor Bank deliver on its long-standing commitment to provide customers the best possible service. The fact that it also helps meet the CFPB 'consumer-first' mandate is another plus for customers."

"TRID has exposed inefficiencies and inherent risks in the traditional, paper-based mortgage closing process, and lenders can no longer afford to retrofit old processes to meet these new challenges," said Mark McElroy, CEO and president of Pavaso. "Pavaso Digital Close enables lenders to easily adopt a more TRID-friendly closing process that reduces errors, prevents closing delays and ultimately provides a more streamlined, less expensive, borrower-friendly closing."

About Arbor Bank:

Founded in 1865 in Nebraska City, Neb., Arbor Bank is the oldest state bank in Nebraska. Arbor Bank provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage and ag financing to Southeast Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. For more information, visit www.arborbanking.com.

About Pavaso:

Pavaso is redefining real estate for the real world by connecting everyone in the real estate lifecycle through powerfully simple innovation. For more information on how our platform and solutions can help you meet TILA-RESPA compliance, digitally transform your organization, and dramatically enhance the consumer experience, call us at 866-288-7051 or visit www.pavaso.com.

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Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Auction at USS POSSCO Industries Offers Excess and Disused MRO Spares Opportunities

PITTSBURG, Calif. -- USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a large, West Coast steel mill, has announced that it will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming onsite auction - and online auction conducted by IAAS Worldwide - on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT. Auction Inspection will be held the day prior, Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at 900 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, California.

USS-POSCO Industries (UPI) is a world-class manufacturer of flat rolled steel that produces more than one million tons of cold rolled, galvanized and tin coils annually. UPI's Pittsburg, California, facility has been producing steel for over 100 years.

A variety of excess and disused MRO items will be sold during the auction. Among the many items to be listed will be: DuraRamp Pro 1530 with 30,000 pound capacity, large power transformers, a CTEC pallet transporter with 300 ton capacity, a Quincy QSI Compressor, a Alfa-Laval oil separator, a Durco pump, Lincoln welders, bearings of all sizes and configurations, cylinders, valves, gears, pipe & hose fittings, electrical parts, PLCs, PC Boards, instrumentation, and safety equipment.

The simultaneous online auction will be conducted on the BidSpotter.com website by IAAS Worldwide. Alan Loeser, Director of IAAS Worldwide auction house says that it's typical for interested buyers of these items who are not physically able to attend the onsite auction, to bid online real time through the auction site Bidspotter (www.bidspotter.com). "By partnering with Bidspotter, we can offer these items in a world-wide setting instead of just to those who can physically attend," he said.

As always, IAAS Worldwide terms of payment include cash, credit card, company or personal check with a bank letter of guarantee, cashier's check, or wire transfer. Organization and payment for removal of purchased items are fully the responsibility of the buyer. Visit www.iaasworldwide.com for complete terms of sale. There is a 15 percent buyer's premium onsite and a 16.5 percent buyer's premium online.

For open sale and auction inquiries visit http://www.iaasworldwide.com/ or call Alan D. Loeser, IAAS Worldwide at 717-235-8299. PA License # AUOO3740R held by Alan D. Loeser Sr., member, National Auctioneers Association.

Auction Specifics:
Auction Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m., PDT.
Location: USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, 900 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Auction Inspection of Items: Friday, June 10, 2016, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., PDT, same location.

The preview and auction will be limited to preregistered bidders that are over the age of 18. To gain access to the auction site bidders will be required to produce a valid driver's license, and sign a release form.

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* PHOTO CAPTION: This Lincoln brand Vantage 400 Welder is one of the many items offered at the USS-Posco auction of excess and disused MRO items to be held June 11, 2016, onsite and simultaneously online.

Contact:
Alan D. Loeser
IAAS Team Leader
Phone: 877-235-8299
Fax: 717-235-8331
Email: alan@iaasworldwide.com
www.IAASWorldwide.com

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Free News Articles, Insurance

EPIC adds Broker/Producer Jake Perata to Golf Insurance Services Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jake Perata has joined the firm as an insurance broker/producer for the firm's Sacramento Calif.-based Golf Insurance Services Practice.

With the EPIC Golf Insurance Services Program poised for large-scale National expansion, Perata will be responsible for new business development and the design and management of insurance and risk management programs for golf industry clients across the country. He will be based in Sacramento, Calif. and report to Gary Sigel, Senior Vice President of Golf Insurance Services.

Prior to joining EPIC, Perata was a Technology and Life Sciences Underwriter for the Hartford in San Francisco. He previously worked as a Business Development Specialist at broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Said Paul Lindsay, Director of Industry Risk Practices for EPIC, "Jake will work closely with Gary Sigel, the Golf Service team, and me to help take our programs for the Golf Industry to another level across the country. We look forward to drawing from his expertise, enthusiasm, and creative sales and marketing strategies."

Perata attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sales and Marketing.

Jake Perata can be reached at:
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants
jake.perata[at]epicbrokers.com
916-822-9125 direct.

About Golf Insurance Services from EPIC:

EPIC's Golf Insurance Services team understands the complexities of insuring your golf course or country club. We know that no two courses are alike, so why would your insurance program be the same? Each policy is customized to your specific exposures and the unique features that make your course and your operations different.

To learn more about Golf Insurance Services from EPIC call 877-222-0000 or email golfinfo@epicbrokers.com. To learn more about EPIC's broader capabilities please visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dave Hock
650-295-4608
dave.hock@epicbrokers.com

Nicole Conley
650-422-3156
nicole.conley@taniscomm.com

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Free News Articles

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Approval of All Recommendations Made by Investment Trustee Daniel J Duffy, to Cancel 92% of Company’s Outstanding Shares

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved all recommendations made by Advisory Board Member and Investment Trustee, Daniel J Duffy. Over the next 60 days the company will be cancelling 59,600,000 shares or 92-percent of the outstanding shares of the Company, decreasing the authorized from 1.5 billion to only 10 million shares and already has placed a "sale lock" for a period of one year on previous management.

"Every company has to structure it's self properly in order to succeed and that is exactly what the company is doing here," stated Daniel J Duffy, Investment Trustee of his children's trust. "Companies fail every day because they have too many shares outstanding, which dilutes ownership of the company - usually benefiting only company management. This company is going to put its shareholders first, which include my two children."

Sunshine Capital, Inc. is in the process of acquiring a profitable private company with millions in assets and also gaining large equity positions in existing public companies. These transactions, with the guidance of Daniel J Duffy, will be achieved with little or no dilution to the existing shareholders and be done with practically no debt, making all assets free and clear to its portfolio and its balance sheet. This accretive acquisition provides Sunshine Capital, Inc. with a higher book value, especially when coupled with the reduction in the number of outstanding shares.

The Company would also like to inform all shareholders that after the cancellation of the 59,600,000 shares, the Company will have under 8 million shares outstanding, and maintain a public float of only 450,000 shares, with no intentions of diluting the Company by issuing any shares that are not necessary.

All these steps are going to position Sunshine Capital, Inc. to achieve its goal of up-listing to the American Stock Exchange at a much more rapid rate.

MEDIA Contact:
Lindel Regis
Sunshine Capital, Inc.
7777 Davie Road Extension - Suite 302B, Hollywood, FL 33024
954-703-2538
http://www.PinkSheetsSCNP.com/

(Ticker: Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP / Pink:SCNP / SCNP:US )

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Free News Articles, Software

Open Mortgage Launches Reverse Mortgage Wholesale Operation on ReverseVision’s RV Exchange (RVX) LOS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that Texas-based mortgage lender Open Mortgage has launched its reverse mortgage wholesale operation on the RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS).

A full-service mortgage lender, Open Mortgage has been a home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) retail lender since 2010, originating its reverse mortgage production via the RVX LOS. RVX serves as a centralized exchange, connecting all participants in the lifecycle of a reverse mortgage by allowing them to log in to a single system to share documents and information for each part of the loan process. This central exchange model is unique in the mortgage industry and allows wholesale transactions to be conducted seamlessly from origination to investors.

"Offering the HECM reverse mortgage has been a smart business move for Open Mortgage," said Scott Gordon, founder, president and CEO of Open Mortgage. "Our strategy to get into the product early has allowed us to serve growing borrower demand, build our internal expertise and prepare to serve loan originators in a wholesale capacity, supported along the way with tools delivered by ReverseVision."

"As competition heats up, mortgage brokers are eager to add a product that differentiates them in the marketplace, but they may not know where to start," said Sharon Falvey, director of sales operations for Open Mortgage. "Thanks to our experience as an RVX-enabled HECM retail lender, we are ideally positioned to serve those mortgage brokers through a combination of unparalleled customer service and technology infrastructure while they become reverse mortgage experts themselves."

Falvey also noted that Open Mortgage is eager to attract reputable mortgage brokers that share its commitment to top-shelf customer service, empowering the dream of ownership for borrowers of every description and the responsible origination of HECM reverse mortgages.

About Open Mortgage:

Open Mortgage is a retail, wholesale and correspondent lender offering automated tools, cutting-edge technology and excellent customer service. Every great athlete has a great coach; with this model in mind, Open Mortgage provides the tools and personal support to help lenders grow their origination business. Open Mortgage offers a wide variety of mortgage products including conventional mortgages, mortgage refinance, FHA loans, USDA loans, VA loans and reverse mortgages. Equal Housing Opportunity Lender NMLS #2975.

For more information, visit http://openmortgage.com/.

About ReverseVision:

Recognized as a Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500(tm) Company, ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, offering products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage LOS combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the U.S. to provide the leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.

ReverseVision is recognized as a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.

For more information, visit http://www.reversevision.com/.

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Books and Publishing, Elections and Politics, Free News Articles

Announcing the Trump Insults Playing Cards: full color caricatures of all the people whom Donald Trump has insulted

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Quantum Results is excited to announce the launch of the Trump Insults Playing Cards on Indiegogo, 54 full color caricature cards of the people in politics, entertainment and the media whom Donald Trump has insulted. Our cards include drawings of Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Rosie O'Donnell, Kim Kardashian, Madonna and even the Pope. All of the major former Republican Presidential candidates are pictured, accompanied by Trump's insults. Do your part to Make America Great Again.

The Trump Insults Playing Cards have been launched as an Indiegogo campaign here: https://igg.me/at/JdUenH7uJoU/x

Don't let your friends trump you. Be the first in your card playing clan to own a piece of history. Bring Trump Insults Playing Cards to your next card game or gathering and start some stimulating conversation or even heated debate. Now you can collect the greatest collection of Trump Insults. Some you may be familiar with, but many will surprise you.

Art Glass, President of Quantum Results says: "Trump Insults Playing Cards will have you start spirited discussions about Trump and politics while playing cards with your friends. Even if you are not a Trump fan, you can enjoy his insults aimed at politicians, entertainment figures and the media. Each card includes the quote of the insult, the date, and where it was said."

These cards are beautifully drawn with lots of personality, colorful backgrounds and have detailed patriotic flag backs.

There has never been a candidate quite like Trump and there are no card decks that offer you the exquisite and playful artwork of the people Trump has insulted as this one does. Trump proverbially likes to hold all the cards and now you can too!

See the cards on Vimeo (video):
https://vimeo.com/166525838

The Trump Insults Playing Cards makes a great gift, collector's item and conversation starter. You will love these cards. Your friends will say: Where did you get those cards?

We will be launching the complete collection of insults in the Trump Insults Playing Cards ebook, release date soon.

Quantum Results specializes in caricatures of politicians and entertainers.

Social Media (newly launched):
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trump-Playing-Cards-1712188799068782/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrumpInsultNews

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Economic Development, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Jody Leshinsky, Former Assistant Director of Broward Cultural Division, Joins The Creatives

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Alyona Ushe, President & CEO of The Creatives, has announced that Jody Leshinsky is joining the nonprofit organization as the Vice President of Administration. Leshinsky, the former Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division, will work closely with Ushe in managing venues including The Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp), the upcoming Cultural Center and other cultural initiatives throughout the City of Pompano Beach.

"We are honored that Jody is now part of our exceptional senior team," said Ushe. "She has been a major catalyst for the growth and development of arts in Broward County, and her level of expertise will be invaluable as we expand the cultural footprint of Pompano Beach."

Ensuring the efficient business and administrative operation of The Creatives, Leshinsky will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day administration including the creation and development of short and long-range business plans; as well as the implementation of programs that benefit the artists and cultural organizations of Pompano Beach.

"I am thrilled to be joining Alyona and The Creatives staff as they initiate a new phase of cultural growth in Pompano Beach," said Leshinsky. "The arts are a cornerstone for the success of any metropolitan area, and this city is poised for greatness."

About Jody Leshinsky:

As the Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division, Leshinsky has acted as a critical liaison to other government departments, 31 municipalities, 823 not-for-profit arts organizations and 10,000 artists. Honored many times through the years with national, regional and local awards of excellence, she has been a facilitator for collaborations, entrepreneurial ventures and artistic development, in addition to overseeing all marketing, public relations, advertising and social media for the Division.

One of her key programs, the Cooperative Marketing Program, provides participants with advertising assistance through matching funds and educational workshops. She has been instrumental in securing numerous grant awards from the National Endowment of the Arts; the State Division of Cultural Affairs and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and has been the editor and publisher of "Cultural Quarterly," a fine arts magazine for 28 years.

About The Creatives:

The visionary staff of Cultural Arts Creatives, Inc. - aka The Creatives - program and manage cultural venues throughout Pompano Beach including The Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp), Magnetic Pompano at Citi Centre, and the upcoming Cultural Center. The team has also launched other acclaimed South Florida venues including Arts Garage and Bailey Contemporary Arts.

The Creatives' focus is on the emerging and exploding arts landscape of Pompano Beach. Our mission is to champion and advance Pompano Beach as The City of Arts and Innovation in the broadest creative, economic and social context possible; to attract and retain the best regional talent and to showcase South Florida as the national gemstone of arts and culture.

More information: http://thecreatives.org/.

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Books and Publishing, Free News Articles, Television

Empire Creators Are Under Fire by Prison Author of ‘Empire: Cookie’s Revenge’

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The creators of the hit television show "Empire" may be facing some hard questions from author Eugene L. Weems, Founder of Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC and author of the blockbuster book "Empire: Cookie's Revenge" (ISBN: 978-1515335917). Weems is claiming Co-Creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong have allegedly based the second season of the "Empire" show on Weems' book and have also "stolen" his idea of creating a spinoff television series about the upbringing of Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Lyon character.

Weems, serving a 20-year sentence in a California prison for armed robbery, is not surprised by the alleged actions of Daniels and Strong. He understands some of the most brilliant people need a little boost to advance their creativity. Weems has been focused on positively impacting the lives of at-risk youth and inmates and has published nearly a dozen books while serving his sentence.

Weems' unconventional spirit motivated him to create "Empire: Cookie's Revenge," dubbed the greatest literary entertainment of the year. It is powerful and exciting. Weems' claims of being robbed of his intellectual property are supported with essential facts. Pick up a copy of "Empire: Cookie's Revenge" from Amazon.com and judge for yourself. The truth is in the words.

About Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC:

Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment publishes extraordinary movies, music, and literature, introducing readers and fans into the lives of the biggest names in the business, granting exclusive VIP access to the hottest groundbreaking entertainment art. We provide a bridge between celebrities and their fans by creating high quality entertainment that brings the consumer into the fast paced lifestyles of the rich, famous, and infamous.

Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment draws its material from a wide range of interests, including but not limited to main street contemporary, nonfiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, urban, self-help, philosophy and the visual arts. Through our unique approach we allow our customers to get the latest in celebrity entertainment.

Information: https://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Weems/100010441509393

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC
Eugene L. Weems, President & CEO
P.O. Box 92, Chowchilla, CA 93610.

Terri Harper, Editor
1-916-821-1385
celebrityspotlightentertainmnt@juno.com

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