Business, Electronics, Free News Articles

SecuGen Releases the Ultra-Slim Hamster Pro 10 and U10, an FBI-Certified OEM Fingerprint Sensor, at ISC West 2018

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the release of the Hamster Pro(TM) 10 and U10 sensor. Both the Hamster Pro 10 and the U10 sensor inside of it are FBI certified for PIV and Mobile ID FAP 10 applications.

The Hamster Pro 10 ( https://secugen.com/products/hamster-pro-10/ ) features the U10 sensor at its core and is supported by SecuGen's free SDKs that operate on Windows, Linux, and Android. The U10 sensor is SecuGen's smallest sensor to date measuring only 13 mm thick and is based on patented technologies. The U10 sensor is therefore, suitable for embedding into virtually any device including laptops, ATMs, access control machines, and even small hand-held devices.

The ultra-slim Hamster Pro 10 itself is very compact, attractive, and economically priced for large scale deployments. The Hamster Pro 10 joins SecuGen's growing product portfolio of high quality and rugged USB fingerprint readers that include the affordable Hamster Pro as well as SecuGen's flagship Hamster Pro 20.

Dan Riley, VP of Engineering for SecuGen stated, "Since we started the company 20 years ago, we have been pushing optical fingerprint technology to its limits by making the sensor smaller and smaller while maintaining high image quality. With the U10 sensor, we have reached a critical milestone. This new sensor is small enough to be embedded into a laptop or hand-held device. Our team has done a masterful job with these products."

"As always, we are listening to our partners and responding to their requirements," added Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen. "They have been asking us for a smaller and less expensive sensor, and we are pleased to deliver the breakthrough Hamster Pro 10 and U10 sensor as a direct response to their expressed needs."

SecuGen will showcase the Hamster Pro 10 and U10 in booth # 8131 at ISC West 2018, the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, from Wednesday April 11 through Friday April 13, 2018.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

Known for high quality, ruggedness, and price-performance, SecuGen's products are used across a wide range of industries, market segments and applications around the world including insurance and banking, medical and health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, AFIS and law enforcement, and national ID and voter ID projects.

Learn more at: https://secugen.com/.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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Gordon Brush Mfg Co. Inc. Wins ABMA 2018 William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award for PlateScrape

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Gordon Brush(R) worked with the inventors of the PlateScrape to create an environmentally friendly, revolutionary, new, effective, and simple way to pre-sanitize dirty plates in restaurants, hotels, convention centers, and banquet halls.

The patent-pending PlateScrape, when filled to its capacity of 4.5 gallons of water (slightly above the brushes), is ready to use. Just glide one plate at a time in between the brushes to easily scrape off any remaining food waste on the plate. The 4.5 gallons can be used for washing at least 200-400 plates and can continue to be used, until the plates come out clean and pre-sanitized.

The current method of cleaning plates in commercial kitchens uses spray nozzles which use over 1 gallon of water per minute and wastes environmental resources. PlateScrape reduces multiple utility bills and the environmental footprint by its pre-sanitizing method. PlateScrape not only saves an enormous amount of water, it also saves significant manpower dollars in contrast to the traditional spray-off methods.

View a brief video about PlateScrape here: https://www.gordonbrush.com/videos.php

The PlateScrape is estimated to be able to save over one hundred billion (100,000,000,000) gallons of water annually in the United States alone, with a similar savings in contaminated water that needs to be processed through sewer treatment systems. Factoring in the natural or propane gas needed to heat the water will also save trillions of cubic feet of gas. Combining the savings from water, sewerage treatment, gas, and labor will save $20 to $30 billion annually.

The William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award is given out by the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA), is to recognize outstanding innovation in any manufactured product, component or service in the brush industry in any given year. The award is named after William Cordes, who served as the Association's first President from 1917-1928. This award serves as a constant reminder that all new and exciting endeavors have beginnings that connect with real people.

Ken Rakusin, President and CEO of Gordon Brush notes, "On behalf of PlateScrape, I'm delighted that we won this prestigious award from the American Brush Manufacturers Association. It was truly a collaborative effort between Gordon Brush and PlateScrape. This product adds to the long list of great American made brushes and ties into the Company's mantra of being, 'Proud To Be An American Manufacturer.'"

"The PlateScrape product will become a disruptive force in the food service industry to clean dirty plates by reducing labor time, saving billions of gallons of water, and billions of dollars in energy costs. We thank Gordon Brush for collaborating with us on this product," said Nate Stein, President of PlateScrape.

More information about the PlateScrape and Gordon Brush(R) are available at https://platescrape.com/ and https://www.gordonbrush.com/.

About Gordon Brush:

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., is an ISO 9001:2008 certified American manufacturer of brooms and brushes. Established in 1951, Gordon Brush(R) includes two brands whose origin dates back to 1855 and 1897. All told, the Company is comprised of seven brands. Gordon Brush(R) manufactures the FootMate(R) System and over 15,000 standard and custom brushes, selling to a multitude of industries including: janitorial, medical, electronics, manufacturing, military, aerospace, and pharmaceutical in its state-of-the-art, 183,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the City of Industry, Calif.

Gordon Brush(R) has made brushes for the United States Army to clean the main gun on the Abrams tanks, saving the Department of Defense over $1.5 billion. The Company also has made brushes that were used on the space shuttle, the lunar module, and brushes to clean the guidance system and guns on the Apache helicopter. Gordon Brush(R) manufactures brushes that grow microorganisms used as alternative energy sources; that are used by the FBI for fingerprinting crimes scenes; and for complex circuit boards in the computer industry. Gordon Brush(R) has patents pending on stadium sweepers that are changing the way America cleans its greatest sports stadiums and theatre chains.

Gordon Brush(R) has been featured on the ION Network, Discovery Channel, Bloomberg News, and in the Los Angeles Times.

The FootMate(R) System has been featured on the Today Show and The Real TV Show, as well as in online magazines: People.com: "Stuff We Love;" CNN.com: "The Short List for Buying American;" Cosmopolitan Germany: "Beautiful Feet for the Warm Days"; Drug Store News; Bisous Magazine; Posh Beauty; Milk & Honey; and Beauty Store Business. The Company has also received Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, United States Congressional District 32 and California State Senate Recognition from State Senator Bob Huff, California Senate District 29. Learn more at: https://www.gordonbrush.com/.

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HousingWire Honors Matic as Top Innovator in Housing Tech

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Matic, a fintech company whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has been named to HousingWire's 2018 Tech100 list of the most innovative tech providers in the housing industry.

Los Angeles-based Matic, which recently announced plans to add 50 jobs to its regional office in Columbus, Ohio, was recognized for its groundbreaking technology that gives loan officers, mortgage servicers and borrowers on-demand access to a digital homeowner's insurance marketplace.

Matic analyzes borrower and property data from the mortgage loan origination system to calculate the amount of coverage needed, then makes more than a dozen A-rated carriers bid on the policy. Securing a policy with Matic takes seconds instead of days, improving the borrower experience and helping lenders close more loans in less time and at a lower cost. Matic also works with real estate portals and mortgage servicers to help their customers find the best policy at a competitive price.

"Matic works with companies across the housing ecosystem - from real estate agents to mortgage originators to mortgage servicers - to transform homeowner's insurance into an integrated part of the mortgage process," said Matic CEO Aaron Schiff. "We are honored to be named among HousingWire's Tech100, which similarly spans the entire housing economy and recognizes the pioneering companies that are ushering in our industry's future."

The fifth annual HW Tech100(TM) recognizes leading innovators in U.S. real estate, mortgage lending, mortgage servicing and investment technology. HousingWire received hundreds of applicants for this year's program. Of the 100 companies selected by HousingWire, more than half - including Matic - are new to the list in 2018.

"Companies in the 2018 Tech100 represent the leading edge of solutions and services that will propel mortgage companies toward success," said HousingWire Magazine Editor Sarah Wheeler.

For a full list of honorees, see the April issue of HousingWire magazine or visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/42985-the-2018-hw-tech100.

About Matic:
Matic is a technology-driven insurance agency focused on helping lenders and loan officers better integrate homeowner's insurance into the lending process. By using loan application information and first-of-its-kind technology, Matic provides homebuyers multiple policy options within seconds, helping loan officers close their loans faster. Matic delivers the most trusted, affordable insurance policies available thanks to its partnerships with a diverse network of insurance carriers. Today's borrowers expect a digital home-buying experience, and Matic gives them the digital insurance experience to match. For more information, visit https://matic.com/ or follow Matic on LinkedIn.

About HousingWire:
HousingWire is the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.

Learn more at https://www.housingwire.com/.

@maticinsurance @HousingWire #2018HWTech100

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HousingWire Names ReverseVision to Its TECH100 List of Housing’s Most Innovative Tech Companies for a Third Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced it has been named to HousingWire's HW Tech100(TM) list of innovative housing technology companies for a third time. Previously recognized in 2015 and 2017, ReverseVision is the only provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) technology to receive this distinction.

Now in its fifth year, the HW Tech100 recognizes the most innovative technology companies in U.S. real estate, mortgage lending, mortgage servicing and investments. HousingWire received hundreds of applicants for the 2018 awards program. Of the 100 companies HousingWire recognized this year, more than half are new to the list.

"It's an honor for ReverseVision to be recognized among HousingWire's Tech100 for a third time - particularly in a year when so many coveted spots on the list went to industry newcomers," said John Button, president and CEO of ReverseVision. "This award is a testament to ReverseVision's ongoing commitment to bringing innovation solutions to the HECM space."

"The number of fintech companies serving the mortgage industry has exploded over the last several years - making the choice of just 100 companies this year very difficult," said HousingWire Magazine Editor Sarah Wheeler. "Companies in the 2018 Tech100 represent the leading edge of solutions and services that will propel mortgage companies toward success."

For a full list of honorees, see the April issue of HousingWire magazine or visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/42985-the-2018-hw-tech100.

About ReverseVision:
ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading provider of technology and training for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) origination. With nearly 10,000 active users, ReverseVision technology is used by 10 of the top-ten reverse mortgage lenders and supports more HECM transactions than all other systems combined. The company's comprehensive product suite also includes HECM sales and education tools and a dedicated professional services team. ReverseVision partners with some of the finest and fastest-growing banks, credit unions and lending organizations in the United States to provide its HECM technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.

A three-time HousingWire TECH100(TM) company, ReverseVision has also been recognized in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500(TM) listing. ReverseVision's annual user conference, the only event of its kind in the industry, brings together more than 200 lenders, vendors and educators each year to advance HECM lending. The company continues to build on its technology's pioneering capabilities with frequent enhancements aimed at boosting users' HECM volume, workflow efficiency and data analysis capabilities.

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

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.

Learn more at http://www.housingwire.com.

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Cloudvirga Named to HousingWire’s TECH100 List of Most Innovative Tech Companies in Real Estate and Housing

IRVINE, Calif. -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(R), today announced it has been named to HousingWire's 2018 TECH100 list of the most innovative technology companies in U.S. real estate, mortgage lending, mortgage servicing and investments.

Cloudvirga was recognized for its digital mortgage POS platforms, which uniquely combine a compelling consumer experience with automation that helps lenders cut their loan production costs and close loans faster.

"Tackling the mortgage cost-to-produce problem requires new ways of thinking and technology that enables new ways of doing business," said Cloudvirga Co-Founder Kyle Kamrooz. "We're incredibly proud to be at the forefront of a digital sea change in mortgage technology as one of the new names on this year's HousingWire Tech 100."

"Companies in the 2018 Tech100 represent the leading edge of solutions and services that will propel mortgage companies toward success," said HousingWire Magazine Editor Sarah Wheeler.

"These companies provide innovative solutions and are moving the housing finance industry forward as technology rapidly changes how the landscape operates," added HousingWire Online Editor Caroline Basile.

For a full list of honorees, see the April issue of HousingWire magazine or visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/42985-the-2018-hw-tech100.

About Cloudvirga(TM):

Cloudvirga's digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software, powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(R), uniquely combines a world-class borrower experience with a truly automated lender workflow that radically cuts overall loan costs, increases transparency and reduces the time to close a loan. Founded by top fintech veterans with a track record of building successful mortgage technologies, Cloudvirga's initial customer roster includes eight of the top 40 non-bank mortgage originators. To date, Cloudvirga has raised over $27 million from some of the country's top lenders and venture capital firms.

For more information, visit http://www.cloudvirga.com/ or follow Cloudvirga on LinkedIn.

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.

Learn more at http://www.housingwire.com.

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Entertainment, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities, Regional Events

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘PIRATES’ dock in Long Beach May 11-20

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers - Gilbert & Sullivan's rollicking musical masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance," comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 - May 20, 2018.

"The Pirates of Penzance" is directed by Jennifer Hammond, with musical direction by Jonas Sills and choreography by Cameron Shim. This trio have added their unique brand of silliness and satire to this classic, gathering a cast of 35 to tell the tale.

This marks the second time this talented crew has teamed up to bring Long beach family friendly theatre! Just last December they produced the popular "Christmas Carol"! Both companies founded in 2013, CTLB AND AIR found themselves on similar trajectories, producing musical theatre at the historic Ernest Borgnine theater in Long Beach, Calif.

Artists, producers and long-time friends, Jonas Sills (AIR) and Sean McMullen (CTLB) were reunited to produce this project, with the support of Tim Cable, manager of the historic Borgnine theatre.

"I am proud to be part of a partnership that is truly bringing excellent family friendly entertainment to Long Beach," said Tim Cable. "It is my goal to bring Long Beach to the Borgnine (theatre) and put it on the map!"

Jennifer Hammond, the Director, sums up the plot: "Young Frederic leaves his apprenticeship to the Pirate King and meets and falls in love with the beautiful, yet whacky Mabel. You see, usually Mabel is usually played as an overly dramatic leading lady, but our Mabel is a cross between Lucille Ball and Sarah Jessica Parker a collision of glamour and comedy." Hammond continued, "So, it followed that we should take a look at all our other leads and see them differently as well. Of course, madcap antics ensue and a very 'happily ever after' conclusion is in store for you."

Since the 1870's "The Pirates of Penzance" has been a favorite of musical theatre and light opera fans alike. Joseph Pap's irreverent hit production in 1980 transferred from Central Park and ran years on Broadway receiving five Drama Desk Awards and three Tony Awards. It then travelled to London for a run of 601 performances and in 1983 was turned into a movie that inspired thousands of productions ever since.

Parodies of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General," the most famous G&S tongue-twisting fast-paced patter-song, have found their way into numerous movies and TV shows such as "Despicable Me 3" (the Minions song), "The Muppet Show," "The Simpsons," and many others.

Sean McMullen, President of CTLB and designer for this production, works in set design, costume design and is currently on faculty at the Orange County School for the Arts. McMullen, recipient of the Long Beach Hero Award, has a MFA in Theatre from CAL ARTS. The creation of CTLB, now in its fourth year, has been his lifelong dream.

McMullen explains, "This is our second Mainstage production in collaboration with Art in Relation and The Scottish Rite Event Center at the amazingly beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre. We are humbled and feel blessed to be part of this incredible collaboration!"

Jonas Sills, tenor, conductor and teacher who worked for 15 years as a public school music teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District at virtually every level with a focus on primary and middle school chorus. Sills has directed church choirs for the Unitarian and Methodist Churches and is the founder and artistic director for the Los Angeles Musical Theater Youth Chorus. In recent years he has been drawn to create his own art with his own production company, "Art-In-Relation," producing fully staged and professional productions in Long Beach and Los Angeles.

"It is a joy to work with such talented performers who have the generosity of spirit to bring light opera to kids in such a hilarious way and still sing like pros! Not to mention the 10 piece orchestra comprised of professional and student musicians and getting to perform at this historic gem in the heart of Downtown Long Beach," says Sills.

Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB) is a dynamic theatre company serving the Long Beach Community and its families with school age children. CTLB strives to teach, inspire and create experiences that will leave a lasting impression on our young actors and it is our hope that those experiences will inspire them in all aspects of their lives well beyond the stage.

Art-In-Relation (AIR) is the brainchild of Co-Producers Jonas and Heidi Sills. Mentored by Producer Emeritus and co-founder Ray Buffer, AIR takes its acronym name as a nod to the Hindu deity, Vayu who was known to give life through breath. With new co-producer Jon Peterson AIR hopes to breathe new life into musical theatre productions, concert music, choral presentations, plays as well as creating opportunities to experience healing arts. Their goal is to house all of these ideas under one roof.

Scottish Rite Event Center (SREC) The beautiful Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center was built in 1926 and designated Historical Landmark #8 by the City of Long Beach. The Center is located only minutes from beaches, airports, the Queen Mary and the civic center. They boast a beautiful 800 seat auditorium and numerous gathering rooms, large and small, ideally suited for theatrical performances, weddings, business social meetings.

SUMMARY:
What: "The Pirates of Penzance"
When: May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20.
Where: Ernest Borgnine Theatre at 855 Elm Street, Long Beach, CA
Times:
- 2 p.m. Matinees Saturday and Sunday
- 7 p.m. Evenings Friday and Saturday
Single Tickets: $25 General and $15 children under 12
Box Office: (323) 320-2898.

Learn more at:
http://www.artinrelation.org
http://www.childrenstheatreoflongbeach.org
http://www.lbscottishrite.org

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MortgageHippo Picks Matic for Integrated Homeowner’s Insurance That Helps Lenders and Consumers Save Money

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced the availability of its one-click "get quote" button within MortgageHippo, a cloud-based digital mortgage platform that guides consumers through a modern, lender-branded borrowing experience.

By integrating with Matic, MortgageHippo makes it easy for borrowers to secure the homeowner's insurance required for a residential mortgage loan closing at a competitive price. Matic uses loan and property data furnished by MortgageHippo to determine precisely how much coverage is needed, then scans the market to compare policies from multiple top-rated carriers.

"Consumers want suitable homeowner's insurance at a fair price - but comparison shopping is difficult and time-consuming," said Ben Madick, COO of Matic. "Meanwhile, it takes loan processors about an hour of effort and a day or two in turnaround time per loan to verify a policy and update the closing disclosure. Matic eliminates the pain on both sides of the equation. Borrowers get a great policy at a great price, and lenders improve their bottom line by compressing a two-day process into two minutes."

"Matic delivers an exceptional consumer experience and gives mortgage lenders a real edge when it comes to lending efficiency and borrower conversion," said Valentin Saportas, CEO of MortgageHippo. "We're proud to partner with a company that exemplifies MortgageHippo's commitment to helping top-producing loan teams future-proof their organizations with early access to the best tech solutions in today's market."

MortgageHippo customers who are interested in enabling Matic can reach out to their account manager to turn on the integration.

About Matic:

Matic is a technology-driven insurance agency focused on helping lenders and loan officers better integrate homeowner's insurance into the lending process. By using loan application information and first-of-its-kind technology, Matic provides homebuyers multiple policy options within seconds, helping loan officers close their loans faster. Matic delivers the most trusted, affordable insurance policies available thanks to its partnerships with a diverse network of insurance carriers. Today's borrowers expect a digital home-buying experience, and Matic gives them the digital insurance experience to match. For more information, visit http://matic.com or follow Matic on LinkedIn.

About MortgageHippo:

MortgageHippo works with lenders to devise and implement their digital mortgage strategies using its borrower-centric digital lending platform. The MortgageHippo platform allows lenders to deliver a modern borrowing experience, improve borrower conversions, significantly reduce origination costs and integrate with other innovative technologies. MortgageHippo's platform is fully customizable to lender preferences and configurable to lenders' workflows and processes. For more, visit https://www.mortgagehippo.com.

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Neotrope and Send2Press Announce 18th Annual NonProfit PR Grants to Help Worthy Causes Raise Awareness

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope, a brand marketing, PR, and entertainment media company, today announced the launch of its 2018 annual Non-Profit PR Grants program for 501(c)(3) charities. Launched in 2000, the PR Grant(TM) helps to raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential "halo" sponsors and donors.

Average value of each grant is $2,400 and will be offered to 10 U.S.-based non-profit organizations "doing good" on a national or regional level for 2018.

Starting in 2013, the PR Grant was re-named after the company co-founder, the late Dr. J.L. Simmons, PhD, who passed away in 2003. Now the Neotrope PR Grant program is known as the "J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant."

As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing news dissemination through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service, and social media marketing for the selected applicant charities.

"We are very proud to have helped so many worthy causes raise awareness with this program the past 17 years," says Christopher Laird Simmons, member PRSA and ASCAP, and Neotrope CEO. "When my late father and I first launched the PR Grants in 2000 we felt we could help out an organization or two with our services and expertise, over writing a tiny check that wouldn't pay for a month of coffee and muffins."

There is no fee to apply. Applications are being accepted through July 1, 2018. Complete grant information can be found on the PR Grants website: https://prgrants.com/.

About Neotrope:
Since 1983 Neotrope(R) has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and social media services. Based in California, Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, sound design, video and more. The company has been at the forefront of many communication and technology movements for over three decades. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009, has an A+ rating with the BBB, and is a member of GS1. Learn more: https://Neotrope.com/.

About the Non-Profit PR Grant:
The Non-Profit PR Grant(TM) program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)(3) worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers. Other PR industry firms have since copied the name, but ours is the original.

With this cause-related marketing grant program, Neotrope has been honored to help many worthy causes in past years, including: The C Diff Foundation, Children Awaiting Parents, Geek Club Books, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc., Move for Hunger, Special Equestrians, Starlight Children's Foundation, World Savvy and dozens more (full list available on grants website).

PR Grant recipients are selected by Neotrope / Send2Press staff based on qualified applications filled out and submitted by U.S. based non-profit organizations. Choices for grant recipients are both subjective, and based on overall activities and actual need, as well as best fit for support from the marketing team.

Additional information regarding the Neotrope 2018 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant program for U.S. charitable non-profits and grant recipients can be found at: https://prgrants.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NonProfitPRGrants.

Twitter: @neotrope @prgrants #prgrant #PRgrants2018

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The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes Partners Credit and Verification Solutions to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of credit and verification solutions firm Partners Credit & Verification Solutions to its Preferred Partner network. Partners Credit offers TMC members a suite of comprehensive and customized credit related products and services.

"We're excited to have such a flexible and tech-savvy provider like Partners Credit joining our preferred partner network," said Rich Swerbinsky, Chief Operating Officer of The Mortgage Collaborative. "Our members stand to immensely benefit from a personalized offering as it relates to their credit and verifications needs as a result of the addition of Partners Credit to TMC's preferred partner network."

Partners Credit & Verification Solutions is the preferred provider of innovative verification and credit-related services for thousands of mortgage professionals. Partners Credit helps accomplish more through their suite of comprehensive, easy-to-use products and services. By seamlessly facilitating a client's lending process, Partners Credit helps assure compliance and reduce the number of third parties engaged in their client's workflow. This all-in-one streamlined approach enables clients of Partners Credit to spend less time managing vendors and more time focusing on what really matters: the borrower.

"We're honored to join the TMC family," said Blake Matheson, CEO and Managing Partner of Partners Credit & Verification Solutions. "The mortgage business is more dynamic than ever and full of new challenges and opportunities. We look forward to ensuring TMC's members have the tools needed to close more loans efficiently, compliantly and at low cost."

The Mortgage Collaborative network is more than 130 lenders strong, with an aggregate annual origination volume of over $220 billion. The lender network is supported by a preferred partner network of organizations that specialize within each facet of the mortgage life cycle. The Mortgage Collaborative is rewriting the playbook on the cooperative model and their network caters to lenders of all sizes, with a strong mix of independent mortgage brokers and community banks and depositories.

About The Mortgage Collaborative:

Based in San Diego, The Mortgage Collaborative was founded in 2013 to empower mortgage lenders across the country with better financial execution, reduced costs, enhanced expertise, improved compliance, and to help its members access the dynamic and changing consumer base in America. The association is managed by its founding members: John Robbins, CMB; David Kittle, CMB; Gary Acosta, CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP); and Jim Park, former chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). Robbins and Kittle are former chairmen of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA).

For more information, visit: https://www.mortgagecollaborative.com/.

About Partners Credit & Verification Solutions:

Based in Chicago Illinois and Monterey California, Partners Credit was founded in 1994 by two old friends and football coaches. Tor Matheson and Terry Donahue became close as teammates on UCLA's 1966 Rose Bowl Championship Team. Years later, after a stint running a regional collection agency and credit bureau, Tor asked Terry (who would soon become the most winning college football coach in Pac-10 conference history) to partner with him in a novel venture: a technology-driven credit reporting company that would utilize emerging, web-based solutions to deliver borrower credit data for mortgage banking. Today Partners offers a full suite of customizable underwriting and due diligence tools for mortgage origination, loan portfolio review, and risk mitigation. Since its inception, Partners has dedicated itself to three values: service, innovation, and integrity.

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

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iMobie PhoneRescue Can Now Recover a Forgotten iTunes Backup Password

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- iMobie, a leading software developer for iOS and Android, today announces that its cutting-edge data recovery software PhoneRescue is now able to recover forgotten iTunes backup password. For those iPhone users who failed to remember their iTunes backup passwords, PhoneRescue can easily help them get access to their encrypted backups no matter how complicated the password is, and restore photos, messages, contacts and other essentials from the backups successfully.

"Apple designed iTunes to help every iOS user back up their valuable data. And to protect their personal info and privacy, iTunes makes it possible to encrypt backups, which is terrific," said Frank Kong, the founder and CEO of iMobie Inc. "However, many users made to encrypt their backups, but failed to remember the passwords. To save them from the trouble of forgetting backup passwords, we bring a new version of PhoneRescue that is able to get back iTunes backup passwords."

Download PhoneRescue to recover your iTunes backup password now:
https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/download.htm

More Key Features of PhoneRescue:

Flexibly Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backups --
More than just recovering iTunes backup passwords, PhoneRescue takes one step further to help users retrieve lost data from iTunes backups. You can preview every single piece of data in your backup, and choose to perform a full restore or retrieve only those items you need, as you prefer.

Also Retrieve Lost Data from iCloud Backups or iOS Devices --
Apart from recovering lost data from iTunes backups, PhoneRescue also enables you to recover data from iCloud backups or from your iOS device itself with no need of a backup. That is to say, PhoneRescue is able to recover your lost data in all situations.

Maximally Cover the Most Data Recovery Types --
Capable of recovering up to 31 types of data & files, PhoneRescue enjoys the world's widest coverage of files, surpassing all competitors in the market. No matter what important data you lose, from photos, messages, and contacts to any other irreplaceable essentials, PhoneRescue can always rescue you from any iOS data disasters.

Restore Data Directly to iPhone without Overwriting Original Data --
With the commitment to give users a simpler digital life, PhoneRescue comes as the world's ONLY software that can restore not only personal data, but also media files directly to iPhone, without overwriting any original data. With just a few clicks, you can retrieve your contacts, messages, photos and even app audios & videos to iPhone/iPad for instant use.

For more details about PhoneRescue, please check:
https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/ios-data-recovery.htm

Pricing and Availability:
PhoneRescue is available for both Windows and Mac computers with Personal License for $49.99 and Family License for $69.99 from iMobie online store:
https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/buy-ios-data-recovery.htm

About iMobie Inc.:
iMobie Inc. is an advanced software developer dedicated to making the digital life simpler for all iOS and Android users worldwide. Learn more: https://www.imobie.com/.

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