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Walmart Names Siani Probiotic Body Care as Finalist for 2022 Open Call Event: A Golden Opportunity for Small Business Growth

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart selected Siani Probiotic Body Care as one of 1,200 finalists from 13,000 applications for its ninth annual Open Call event. Walmart's initiative focuses on increasing jobs in America by supporting products made, grown, or assembled in the USA.

Siani will be contending for a chance to secure a variety of deals, ranging from supplying products to a few local stores to providing hundreds of Walmart and Sam's Club locations. Jacqueline Gelardi, president of Siani, said, "We are thrilled to have this opportunity to grow our business by partnering with Walmart. If chosen, this opportunity will be the needed jump-start to build awareness of the benefits of topical probiotics. And we would love to provide more USA-based job opportunities."

Walmart chose 3 of Siani's top-selling products to compete in the open-call event: BabyBiotics®, FemBiotics™, and Pet Probiotic Spray. All 3 products are made, grown, and assembled in the USA.

Siani FemBiotics™ - Natural Probiotic Skin Care for Women

Siani's moisture-infusing, natural probiotic topical spray protects against harmful bacteria on the skin, creating an optimal environment for skin to flourish while diminishing inflammation. These probiotics assist in the reduction of yeast infections, acne, rashes, cold sores, odors, and more. Siani's all-natural probiotic skincare sprays are safe for internal and external use.

Siani BabyBiotics® - Topical Probiotic Skin Care for Babies

Awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval, this award-winning topical probiotic helps ensure children's health and prevent common issues associated with newborns through adolescence.

BabyBiotics topical probiotic spray assists with diaper rash, hand-foot-mouth, ringworm, ear infections, nasal congestion, pink eye, canker/cold sores, and more. This product is especially supportive for c-section babies who did not receive the beneficial flora from the birth canal.

Siani Probiotic Pet Solutions - Natural Probiotic Spray for Pets

Siani's organically approved Probiotic Pet Solutions helps reduce vet costs by promoting immune health, preventing skin diseases, and improving faster healing. It helps to diminish itch, odors, runny eye stains, bad breath, cracked paws, and more and is for internal and external use.

About Probiotics

Probiotics are micro-organisms that help restore the beneficial bacteria that protect humans from harmful contaminants by eliminating the biofilm layer that defends destructive pathogens.

Similar to probiotics taken internally, topical probiotics provide numerous benefits. Like dietary probiotics impact your stomach's biome, probiotic skincare products promote a healthy skin biome by influencing the types of bacteria that live on your skin.

Siani's topical probiotics have good bacteria (microscopic cleaners) that break up biofilm by killing the harmful bacteria and leaving the good bacteria to thrive. The good bacteria create a protective shield against bad bacteria.

About Siani

Siani Probiotic Body Care offers a complete line of natural probiotic skincare sprays, lotions, and creams for men, women, children, babies, and pets.

Clinically tested, Siani Probiotic Body Care products reduce pathogens' ability to flourish. Carefully and ethically cultivated, Siani Probiotic Body Care products are made with nature in mind.

* Live probiotics and purified water only.

* Grown with 100% organic ingredients, Vegan-friendly, and Gluten-free.

* 100% Non-GMO, no fragrances or colorants.

* VEGAN - Pareve Probiotics.

* Never tested on animals.

* Made in the USA.

In light of growing concern about viruses, the strength of Siani's regular line of skincare sprays has been doubled to add more protection with no increase in sale price. These probiotic skincare sprays can be applied everywhere on the body to fight pathogens, which cause a whole host of problems, including diaper rash, cold sores, jock itch, acne, yeast infections, and more.

Based in Florida, Siani is owned and operated by three women dedicating their time to improving health on local, national, and international levels.

For further research and information, learn more at https://probioticbodycare.com

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 230 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and clubs under 46 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2022 revenue of $573 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and employment opportunity.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your health care regimen.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Assurant Turns Their Miles Into Meals, Donating Over 380,000 Meals to Food Insecure Communities

RED BANK, N.J. -- Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, embarked on the third annual "Turning Miles Into Meals" challenge this April to benefit core charitable partner, Move For Hunger.

Assurant's first "Turning Miles into Meals" challenge with Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, was in May of 2020 with roughly 160 participants and continues to grow year after year. This year, the number of participants grew to over 2,300 Assurant employees, who collectively completed 150,817 miles in activity during the month-long event.

The Assurant Foundation donated $1 to Move For Hunger for each mile earned, and the total donation will help provide over 380,000 meals to families and individuals facing hunger and food insecurity in the United States. From April 4 to May 1, 2022, participants completed weekly and daily challenges to keep them motivated during the event. The initiative concluded with an awards ceremony to recognize the group's efforts and to present Move For Hunger with a charitable donation.

"Our teams always enjoy participating in the Turning Miles into Meals Challenge with Move For Hunger, coming together to strengthen the communities where we operate," said Ryan Lumsden, President, Multi-Family Housing. "Move For Hunger's mission and goals heavily align with our own, which makes this a very valuable partnership."

Assurant Global Housing employees exceeded all expectations and goals throughout the 2022 "Turning Miles Into Meals" challenge. Here are some more numbers about the Turning Meals to Miles challenge:

* Over 2,300 Assurant employees around the world participated
* There were 29 different teams
* Over 320 million steps completed
* An average of 1,000 hours of activity were logged per day
* Over 70 miles on average completed by each team member

In 2021, Assurant was awarded Move For Hunger's "Partner of the Year," and this partnership between Move For Hunger and Assurant is expected to grow in the years to come.

"The dedication and passion we see every year from the people at Assurant never fails to impress us," said Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. "It's not every day we come across a large enterprise supported by so many employees advocating for these important community initiatives."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 27 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 22 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Assurant:

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 300 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world's leading brands to develop innovative solutions and to deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products and other specialty products.

Learn more at https://www.assurant.com/ or on Twitter @Assurant.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Intellimedia Network’s Immersive Technology IP Acquired by Frontera Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Intellimedia Networks, Inc., a Los Angeles, California based immersive solutions technology company, today announced that certain of its IP has been acquired by Frontera Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: FRTG) ("Frontera" or "the Company"), a Dallas, Texas based technology-focused strategic acquirer of revenue-generating companies and intellectual property (IP), as part of its multi-part strategy to make further acquisitions from Intellimedia's suite of technology solutions.

This acquisition provides Frontera Group with a cutting-edge mix of media technology, learning platforms, and virtual event broadcasting technologies, positioning FRTG at the forefront of a new wave of immersive technology-powered content for a wide array of customers.

Intellimedia Networks has developed and positioned several multi-million-dollar IP assets focused on media, education, and virtual event broadcasting technologies suited for a variety of market verticals. The IP that Frontera has acquired includes immersive technologies using AR, VR, and interactive experiences that open doors to innovative ways to leverage information-sharing. This form of information sharing provides high-impact, context-sensitive experiences.

The 70/20/10 model for learning and development highlights that people learn from job-related experiences, as 70 percent of what people learn is experiential, compared with 20% learned from others and 10% through formal learning. FRTG's acquisition of Intellimedia's IP positions FRTG as a "knowledge enabler" supporting the "70%" of the experiential portion of learning.

"Intellimedia is thrilled with this M&A as our products and solutions are an ideal fit with the value-creation opportunity presented by Frontera. I believe our world-class solutions will continue to deliver exceptional value to customers, employees, and shareholders," said Darshan Sedani, President, and Co-founder of Intellimedia Networks.

"Our acquisition of Intellimedia Networks' IP places Frontera at the leading edge of the metaverse world of augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive worlds that are poised to generate significant revenue in training and media technology applications. Frontera will participate in expanding a new mode of knowledge-sharing utilizing ROI-proven technologies," said Mr. Andrew De Luna, CPA, MBA, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice Chairman of FRTG.

"We look forward to the growth and entry into new markets that the Frontera acquisition enables," said Teodros Gessesse, CEO and Co-founder of Intellimedia. "Our primary focus of developing platforms that deliver context-sensitive knowledge and information to our customers in media, training, and virtual event broadcasting will be greatly enhanced as a part of the Frontera Group."

Frontera's acquisition of Intellimedia Networks' IP provides FRTG with access to a broad market play for an accelerated entry into a NASDAQ listing. "We have a strategy to acquire and invest in companies that are the next wave of new technologies with a keen focus on applications that markets require and are ready to buy," said Mr. Mann Yam, Chairman of the Board of FRTG. "Intellimedia Networks has the intellectual property to get us into new and recurring revenue streams across several vertical markets."

About Frontera Group:

Frontera Group is a strategic acquirer of intellectual property and revenue-generating companies in the technology and human capital markets. It is developing and executing an aggressive, four-tier acquisition and implementation strategy intended to provide substantial increases in profitability to its acquisitions in industries which possess traditionally low and stagnant EBITDA multiples. The Company has identified and is currently pursuing several revenue-generating acquisition targets.

For further information, please visit Frontera's website at https://frtgtech.com/.

About Intellimedia Networks:

Intellimedia Networks is a US and India-based technology company that designs and deploys cloud platforms and applications that create immersive experiences. Intellimedia's award-winning products utilize AR, VR, and AI to enhance media, training, education, virtual event broadcasting, real estate, and other applications. For further information, please visit Intellimedia Networks' website at https://intellimedianetworks.com/.

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The statements contained in this news release which are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. For example, statements that describe eFRTG's hopes, plans, objectives, goals, intentions, or expectations are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this news release. Numerous factors, many of which are beyond FRTG's control, will affect actual Results. FRTG undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. This news release should be read in conjunction with FRTG's most recent financial reports and other filings posted with the OTC Markets and/or the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission by FRTG.

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Southwest Airlines New Amarillo to Austin Flight Takes Off Today

AMARILLO, Texas -- Amarillo travelers today experienced the start of new options featuring the state capital as Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, celebrated the start of Southwest Airlines' new daily non-stop service to Austin.

The new expanded service to Austin Bergstrom International Airport will operate on Sundays through Mondays departing Amarillo at 6:10 a.m. and arriving in Austin at 7:30 a.m. The return flight departs Austin at 7:55 p.m. and arrives in Amarillo at 9:20 p.m. On Saturdays, the flight will depart Amarillo at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Austin at 12:25 p.m. The return flight departs Austin at 12:25 p.m. and arrives in Amarillo at 1:50 p.m.

"The strong relationship between Southwest Airlines and the City of Amarillo goes back decades as Southwest has long been a major part of air travel for the entire Texas Panhandle," said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. "The addition of this daily flight to the capital city of Texas not only shows Southwest's impressive commitment to Amarillo, it also greatly expands the travel opportunities for the entire Amarillo area. The Amarillo economy is growing along with our population. The incredible vision of partners such as Southwest Airlines fosters our growth and allows us to provide the amenities our community needs to thrive and to be successful."

"We are proud of the continued partnership with Southwest Airlines and excited for the nonstop flight from Amarillo to Austin," said Jason Harrison, president and CEO of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. "The new service will not only help our community get into south Texas for personal travel but will allow our businesses an easy and efficient way to get to our state's capital for business development, growth and lobbying efforts.

"Southwest Airlines continues to be an irreplaceable partner with our Taking Flight - Amarillo Initiative. We appreciate their continuing dedication in maintaining and growing travel options to and from Amarillo, now with the new Austin service."

"For many years, Southwest Airlines has been instrumental in meeting the travel needs of Amarillo. Southwest's willingness to add new flights to/from Amarillo during this time of great industry fluctuations and unknowns is a testament to Southwest's trust in our partnership and the community. Southwest sees our community growth and the additional travel needs of our businesses as well as of our leisure travelers and has responded positively with this new flight to Austin and a new flight to Denver, Colorado (starting June 5)," said Michael Conner, Director of Aviation for Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. "I know the community will take advantage of these great opportunities and support the future of air service here in Amarillo.

"A big thank you to the entire Southwest Team and our participating community leaders who helped to make this a reality and who continue to amaze me with their contributions to our Taking Flight program. I look forward to many more years of service with Southwest here in Amarillo."

Learn more about Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport: https://www.fly-ama.com/

For more information, contact City of Amarillo Communications Manager Dave Henry at (806) 378-5219 or by email at David.Henry@amarillo.gov.

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Education and Schools, Free News Articles, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality

New Jersey Applebee’s Locations Announce 6th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

ALLENDALE, N.J. -- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar has announced and is accepting nominations for its 6th annual Above and "BEE"yond Teacher Essay Contest, which recognizes top teachers - as nominated by their students - by rewarding them with a sponsorship check and end-of-year class party. The contest is being offered at Applebee's restaurants in New Jersey owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises.

Applebee's will award four deserving teachers across 13 counties with a $500 sponsorship check to use toward their classroom for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, along with an end-of-year party for their current class*! To nominate a teacher and enter the contest, students must submit an essay in-person at their local Applebee's explaining why their teacher deserves to be Applebee's "Teacher of the Year." As an additional incentive, students who enter an essay will also receive a free ice cream certificate** for later use.

Essay submissions are limited to one per student and will be accepted at participating Applebee's restaurants from Monday, January 10 through Sunday March 13, no later than 10pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 15 and end-of-year parties will be thrown before Sunday, June 12. If end-of-year parties are not viable, class parties will be replaced with two Dinner for Four certificates.

"We're really excited to participate in our sixth annual Above and 'BEE'yond Teacher Essay Contest at our New Jersey restaurants," said Kevin Coughlin, Director of Operations, Applebee's New Jersey. "Our restaurants are committed to giving back to the local community now more than ever. We're honored to support local schoolteachers and want to recognize their dedication and hard work amidst the ongoing pandemic."

Applebee's Above and "BEE"yond Teacher Essay Contest entries will be accepted at the following Applebee's locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey: Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clark, Clifton, Edison, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, Linden, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manchester, Middletown, Milltown, Mt. Olive, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Ocean, Paramus, Parsippany, Phillipsburg, Piscataway, Rockaway, Tinton Falls, Totowa and Union.

*One winner will be selected from each set of counties, grouped together by the following geographic areas: - (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson); (Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union); (Morris, Sussex, Essex); and (Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean). Please note, essay submissions from the 2021-2022 school year will also be included in this year's voting. Prizes are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions. If end-of-year parties are not viable, class parties will be replaced with two Dinner for Four certificates.

**Offer valid only at Doherty Enterprises owned and operated Applebee's® locations in NJ. Limit one per person. May not be redeemed on day of purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.

Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates more than 130 restaurants in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Georgia, including five restaurant concepts: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex and its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas. In addition, Doherty Enterprises is also a franchisee of Sola Salon Studios with 8 locations in Staten Island and New Jersey. Doherty Enterprises is ranked 11th in Top 200 Franchisees in the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor, is recognized as the 77th largest Foodservice revenue company in the United States by Nation's Restaurant News, the 73rd largest privately held business in the New York Metro area by Crain's Business, and 34th largest privately held company in New Jersey by NJBIZ.

The Doherty vision is to be the "Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve" and its mission is to "Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers." Doherty Enterprises has also been lending a helping hand to team members and their immediate families when financially burdened through the WOW a Friend Foundation. To date, the foundation has assisted more than 3,100 people and donated over $4.1 million directly back to those in need. ( https://www.dohertyinc.com/ ).

About Applebee's®

As one of the world's largest casual dining brands, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar serves as America's kitchen table, offering guests a lively dining experience that combines simple, craveable American fare with classic drinks and local drafts. Applebee's restaurants are owned and operated by entrepreneurs dedicated to more than serving great food, but also building up the communities that we call home. From raising money for local charities to hosting community fundraisers, Applebee's is always Doin' Good in the Neighborhood®. Applebee's has 1,749 franchise and company-operated restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and 11 other countries as of June 30, 2020. Applebee's is franchised by subsidiaries of Dine Brands Global Inc. [NYSE: DIN], which is one of the world's largest full-service restaurant companies.

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JV Group, Inc (OTC MARKETS:ASZP) announces Change of Control

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Publicly-held JV Group, Inc. (OTC MARKETS: ASZP) announces the completion of a change in control effective November 23, 2021. Harthorne Capital, Inc has acquired voting control in a private securities purchase agreement for 98.2% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company's common stock from Michael A Littman ATTY, Defined Benefit Plan, an affiliate of Michael A Littman, as trustee.

As a part of the transaction, Michael Singh was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andrew Trumbach as President and Chief Financial Officer and Lisa Marie Iannitelli as EVP, Investor relations. Michael A Littman and Calvin D Smiley Sr. have resigned from all officer, director, and employment positions with the Company.

Contemporaneously with the Change in Control, the size of the Board was increased from three to six directors. Michael Singh was appointed as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Andrew Trumbach, Lisa Marie Iannitelli, Dr. Claude Stuart, Esq., Dr Narendra Kini MD, and Tyler Trumbach Esq. were appointed as Directors.

"We are excited to move forward in the public markets," said CEO Michael Singh. "We intend to rebrand the company, while growing market capitalization through strategic asset acquisitions to be disclosed, thereby adding to shareholder value over the coming year."

"Awaysis is uniquely positioned to seamlessly connect desirable vacations, effortless ownership and solid investments in some of the world's most sought after locations," said Kofi Nartey, Director of Real Estate Development & Sales.

JV Group Inc has filed the necessary control information to the OTC Markets along with strategic business plans, which will reflect the changes and the new direction of the company. In connection with this, the company has also filed a name change and symbol change to AWAYSIS CAPITAL, INC. (OTCMARKETS: AWYS) by application to FINRA to better reflect the new business model and branding. These milestones are expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

About JV Group, Inc.

JV Group Inc. is a real estate investment and management company focused on acquisition, construction, selling and managing residential vacation home communities in desirable travel destinations. The Company creates value through targeting, acquisition, development, up-cycling, rebranding, and repositioning of currently undervalued operating and shovel ready residential/resort communities in global travel destinations. These assets are relaunched under the Company's unique Awaysis Brand to create a network of residential and resort enclave communities that will optimize both sales and rental revenues, providing attractive returns to owners and exceptional vacation experiences to travelers.

For more information, please visit our Website: https://awaysisgroup.com/

CONTACT:

JV Group, Inc.

Andrew Trumbach, Chief Financial Officer (855-795-3311)

info@awaysiscapital.com

Social media: @awaysis_group #awaysisgroup

DISCLAIMER:

Statements in this press release that are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although JV Group, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, JV Group, Inc. is unable to give any assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

OTC MARKETS: AWYS / OTC:AWYS

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Mid America Mortgage announces completion of new funding source for its down payment assistance program through J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has secured an additional line of liquidity from J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (member of FINRA and SIPC) ("JVB"), an indirect controlled subsidiary of Cohen & Company Inc. (NYSE American: COHN), through the company's Agency MBS & Gestation Repo Group.

"While challenging on many levels, the circumstances presented by COVID have allowed Mid America to innovate our product lines and deliver financing options that enable more consumers - including low-to-moderate income and minority borrowers - to realize the dream of homeownership," said Mid America Owner and CEO Jeff Bode. "By accessing capital through JVB's gestational repo program, we can finance these unique loan programs, including our down payment assistance program, at a lower cost than a traditional warehouse line, thus enabling us to grow these programs by nearly sixfold in 2022."

JVB's Gestational Repo Financing allows mortgage originators seeking incremental returns to make short-term investments into a Ginnie Mae (GNMA) security, which carries a zero-risk weighting, as an alternative means of securing capital markets financing. Gestation repo enables GNMA issuers to pool these securities faster while also reducing issuers' funding costs and improving their cash position.

"Mid America Mortgage has placed itself in a strategic position to capitalize on the implementation and utilization of a gestation repo facility such as ours within its mortgage pipeline operations," said Tom McHugh, Managing Director and Head of the Mortgage Group at J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC. "JVB is excited to partner with the team at Mid America."

About JVB

J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC ("JVB"), a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC"). JVB focuses on four distinct business lines: (1) Mortgage Trading and Financing (focusing on providing capital market services to middle-market mortgage originators seeking to enhance their mortgage pipeline execution and overall portfolio profitability and includes (i) TBA Trading, (ii) Agency MBS Trading, (iii) Gestational Repo Financing (2) Wholesale Trading & Distribution (focusing on servicing small fixed income broker-dealers); and (4) Credit Trading (focusing on investment grade and high yield corporate bonds). For more information, please visit www.jvbfinancial.com.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/click-n-close/#cnc.

Frequently named a top mortgage employer/workplace by industry trade magazines such as Mortgage Professional America, MReport, National Mortgage News and National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software

Mortgage Coach announces integration with ICE Mortgage Technology enabling lenders to deliver accurate loan comparisons

IRVINE, Calif. -- Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, today announced an advanced integration with ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure. Mortgage Coach has leveraged Encompass® Developer Connect™ APIs (application programming interfaces) so lenders can deliver information-rich Total Cost Analysis (TCA) loan comparison data to borrowers automatically and easily.

The Mortgage Coach platform helps lenders engage borrowers in the home financing process with digital TCA presentations that deliver an interactive comparison of how mortgage strategies perform over time. The integration enables lenders to instantly generate accurate and compliant TCA presentations for every loan record managed in Encompass via a secure, single sign-on user experience.

Mortgage Coach is the inaugural "borrower conversion" solution available through the ICE Mortgage Technology Marketplace, which is used by thousands of mortgage lenders who use Encompass as their loan origination system (LOS) to increase borrower commitment.

Guaranteed Rate, one of America's top-five retail mortgage lenders, is the first to leverage the enhanced Mortgage Coach integration with ICE Mortgage Technology's Developer Connect APIs.

"Guaranteed Rate typically builds its own technology and partners with only a small set of elite innovators such as ICE Mortgage Technology and Mortgage Coach," said Paul Anastos, chief innovation officer at Guaranteed Rate. "We understand that innovative technology enables our team to provide consumers with an unparalleled home financing experience. For years, Mortgage Coach TCAs have helped our team deepen engagement with homebuyers with easy-to-follow home financing advice. Mortgage Coach's partnership with ICE Mortgage Technology will make it easier than ever for our loan originators to meet the long-term financial goals of our clients."

"Mortgage Coach is committed to earning borrower confidence through transparency and education. Lenders convert that confidence into repeat transactions, referrals, and lifetime brand loyalty at scale, capturing every fundable opportunity," said company President Joe Puthur. "Our partnership with ICE Mortgage Technology enables any lender leveraging Encompass to add access to the benefits of our TCA platform. This innovation provides a new simple method to help millions of additional borrowers make a more confident and informed mortgage decision."

About Mortgage Coach:

Mortgage Coach is an award-winning borrower conversion platform that gives consumers the confidence to transact with educational presentations that model loan performance over time. The company's side-by-side loan comparisons allow borrowers to make faster, more informed mortgage decisions while enabling lenders to consistently deliver an on-brand, consultative home financing experience that increases borrower conversion, repeat business and referrals. To date, more than 120 enterprise independent mortgage banks, depository banks and credit unions rely on Mortgage Coach to deliver personalized, modern service that grows revenue and customer loyalty. To learn more about Mortgage Coach, visit https://www.mortgagecoach.com or follow @MortgageCoach.

About Intercontinental Exchange:

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

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About ICE Mortgage Technology:

ICE Mortgage Technology combines technology, data and expertise to help automate the mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration, and every step and task in between. ICE Mortgage Technology is the leading cloud-based loan origination platform provider for the mortgage industry, with solutions that enable lenders to originate more loans, lower origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring high levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit https://www.icemortgagetechnology.com or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.

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Mortgage Coach integration with First American Title empowers consumers with greater insight into title fees during the loan selection process

IRVINE, Calif. -- Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, today announced its integration with First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF). The integration enables lenders to incorporate title fees into custom Total Cost Analysis (TCA) presentations, providing consumers with greater insight into their closing costs.

Mortgage Coach enables lenders to provide a consultative home financing experience using digital TCA presentations that deliver accurate, actionable financial advice and compare the performance of mortgage loans over time. The platform's connectivity with lenders' tech stacks allows loan originators to automatically generate and send custom TCA presentations to borrowers via email, text or Mortgage Coach's native mobile app. The integration with First American Title makes it possible to import exact title fees - including lenders' title insurance, recording, Escrow service and borrower closing service fees - into TCA presentations.

First Tech Credit Union (First Tech) is the first to leverage Mortgage Coach's integration with First American Title. According to First Tech Vice President of Mortgage Lending Bill Bolton, "Mortgage Coach TCAs have been pivotal to providing our member family with modern, personalized home financing service that helps them achieve their financial dreams. Using Mortgage Coach's integration with First American Title to provide exact insight into title fees during the loan selection process demonstrates our commitment to member education and uncompromising service."

"When lenders couple consultative education with greater insight into loan fees, consumers feel empowered to make milestone financial decisions with confidence," said Mortgage Coach President Joseph Puthur. "By providing additional insight into closing costs, Mortgage Coach's integration with First American Title helps lenders provide an elevated level of service that will keep customers coming back for life."

"Mortgage Coach's use of our API is a prime example of how First American Title can create efficiencies for our lender customers, while also simplifying the home-buying process for buyers and sellers," said Jim Dulle, senior vice president and managing director with First American Title's Direct Division. "We're committed to developing and deploying innovative technologies that help improve the process of buying and selling real estate for all the parties involved."

Mortgage Coach customers who would like to activate the First American Title integration should contact their customer success representative.

About Mortgage Coach:

Mortgage Coach is an award-winning borrower conversion platform that gives consumers the confidence to transact with educational presentations that model loan performance over time. The company's side-by-side loan comparisons allow borrowers to make faster, more informed mortgage decisions while enabling lenders to consistently deliver an on-brand, consultative home financing experience that increases borrower conversion, repeat business and referrals. To date, more than 120 enterprise independent mortgage banks, depository banks and credit unions rely on Mortgage Coach to deliver personalized, modern service that grows revenue and customer loyalty. To learn more about Mortgage Coach, visit https://www.mortgagecoach.com or follow @MortgageCoach.

About First American Title:

First American Title, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances and equity loans. For more information, visit www.firstam.com/title.

About First American:

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $7.1 billion in 2020, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2021, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For(r) list for the sixth consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at https://www.firstam.com/.

Related link: https://mortgagecoach.com/

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Mortgage Coach and Sales Boomerang accelerate lead conversion with personalized Total Cost Analysis loan presentations for every managed borrower

IRVINE, Calif. -- Mortgage Coach, the borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to deliver clear mortgage advice and lending education with the interactive Total Cost Analysis (TCA) loan comparison, today announced an integration with Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system. The integration helps convert leads identified with Sales Boomerang's opportunity alerts by enabling lenders to automatically generate accurate TCA presentations that are highly relevant to consumers' housing finance needs.

Sales Boomerang monitors customer databases on behalf of lenders to identify exactly when a prospect or past customer is ready for a new loan. By combining market intelligence - for example, factors such as interest rate changes, improved credit scores and home listings - with mortgage lenders' credit underwriting preferences, Sales Boomerang notifies lenders of high-relevancy loan opportunities. Now, through the integration with Mortgage Coach, every Sales Boomerang opportunity alert from any managed contact record automatically includes a tailored Mortgage Coach TCA that can be used in any form of client or marketing outreach.

With a single touch, loan originators can further personalize the generated loan comparison with video narration from any device, enabling professionals to instantly illustrate all benefits relevant to the borrower. This targeted, proactive loan product positioning leads to a measurable increase in speed of lead decision, selection of more profitable loan scenarios and improved committed loan conversion rates.

Centennial Bank helped shape the Mortgage Coach integration with Sales Boomerang as a trusted depository looking to increase mortgage market share across existing clients. According to Centennial Bank Mortgage Division President Keith Little, "Each month Sales Boomerang proactively identifies hundreds of people within our database who we can now help with a mortgage. By pairing that borrower intelligence with Mortgage Coach's TCA presentations, we now have an automated way of crafting highly personalized lending proposals that illustrate the financial benefits of homeownership, furthering our commitment to provide all our banking customers with long-term mortgage advice and easier access to superior lending services."

"Clearly articulating the specific benefit of a relevant, personalized lending program to newly triggered leads inspires trust and confidence that makes them more likely to transact," said Mortgage Coach President Joe Puthur. "This special innovation with Sales Boomerang gives lenders a fully automated method of providing transparent lending options at the most influential time - well before typical point-of-sale interactions occur. The integration empowers lenders to transform alert-prompted outreach into a consultative conversation by addressing a borrower's needs with the illustrated benefits of lending programs tailored to their specific financial circumstances."

"Our borrower intelligence delivers on ROI promises by excelling at identifying when a borrower is ready to transact," said Sales Boomerang CEO Alex Kutsishin. "Together, Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach enable lenders to deliver unparalleled proactive advice to people based on data, creating immediate sales influence for countless new loan options before the borrower is even shopping."

About Mortgage Coach:

Mortgage Coach is the only platform that allows mortgage lenders to create digital and accurate home loan comparisons for consumers. With the Total Cost Analysis presentation, lenders can create a multi-option comparison, offering the borrower a more personalized digital experience. This level of transparency has revolutionized the rate quoting and pricing process allowing borrowers to make faster, more informed mortgage decisions and ultimately, increase production and pipeline conversion for lenders of any size. For more information on how to start using borrower education as a competitive advantage, please visit http://www.mortgagecoach.com/.

About Sales Boomerang:

Sales Boomerang transformed the relationship between mortgage lenders and borrowers with the introduction of the first automated borrower intelligence system in 2017. The company's intelligent alerts notify lenders as soon as a past customer or prospect is ready and credit-qualified for a loan. As the mortgage industry's #1 borrower retention tool, Sales Boomerang is trusted by more than 150 lenders - including brokers, independent mortgage companies, credit unions and banks - to help build lasting borrower relationships that maximize lifetime customer value.

To date, Sales Boomerang alerts have enabled lenders to close more than $150 billion in additional loan volume that would have otherwise been overlooked and achieve customer retention rates that outperform industry norms by an average of 3-5X. To learn more about Sales Boomerang and its No Borrower Left Behind(tm) ethos, visit https://www.salesboomerang.com.

About Centennial Bank:

Centennial Bank, a Home Bancshares (NASDAQ: HOMB) company, is a full-service financial institution with branches in Florida, Arkansas, Alabama and New York and $15 Billion in total assets. For more information, please visit https://www.my100bank.com/. Centennial Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #466091, All loans are subject to credit and property approval.

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