Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2015
Morf Media Inc., leader in enterprise compliance training for the mobile workforce, today announced NewLeaf Wholesale, a division of Skyline Financial Corporation is hosting training on upcoming regulatory changes that impact real-estate loans. Register for the session here conducted by Morf Media, Inc. SVP of e-Learning Ginger Bell. She will present best practices to get ready for the new integrated disclosure rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, TILA-RESPA (TRID) on August 1, 2015.
In this seminar, mortgage originators and real estate agents will gain insights, tools, tips and training to prepare for the new processes, deadlines and archiving rules associated with meeting TRID compliance. The training helps industry professionals make sense of the major 1800 page rule which requires significant process and communication changes. In a step by step process, the training shows how attendees can become experts on the new rule.
The secret to TRID success is to start now with the materials and resources I provide in the training and on my TILA/RESPA Toolkit website, said Bell. When you leave the workshop, you will have a game plan thats easy to follow. Take the initiative now to learn how to educate your partners to keep their transactions on tract with the upcoming disclosure changes.
This session will be led by Bell, mortgage industry training veteran, who will explain the highlight of the new rules and provide tools and resources to help originators understand the changes and gain valuable information to be able to share the changes with their agents.
TRID consolidates four existing disclosures for closed-end credit transactions secured by real property. The forms being replaced by TRID are:
Good Faith Estimate (GFE)
Initial Truth-in-Lending Disclosure
HUD-1 Settlement Statement
Final Truth-in-Lending Disclosure
In their place, TRID mandates the use of two disclosures: a three-page loan estimate and a five-page closing disclosure. The free Train-the-Trainer events will provide a step-by-step approach to help trainers and company managers know about the mandated changes while ensuring their loan origination software is up-to-date.
For industry professionals who cannot attend the event, training is available in its entirety online via Morf Learning, award-winning enterprise training platform for mobiles. Morf Learning is optimized to make enterprise compliance training effective for professionals on the go. It includes a library of certified course content that is delivered in an innovative way to delight and engage employees, partners and administrators with its playbooks for compliance success. It offers powerful analytics engines that show an individuals progress, strengths and areas needed for improvement, proof of examination for audits and more.
For more information about piloting Morf Learning, please visit http://www.morfmedia.com. Morf Media invites industry training experts to contact us to learn more about the benefits of delivering enterprise training with Morf Learning.
About Morf Media, Inc.
Morf Media, Inc., developer of Morf Learning, mobile platform as a service, simplifies enterprise compliance training for companies and the mobile workforce in highly regulated industries. Founded in 2013 by a seasoned management team with expertise in developing start ups, Morf Learning is in pilot with more than 100 companies and partners in the financial services and life sciences industries. Morf Playbooks–three minute courses with gamification and smart analytics deliver a more effective and fun way to engage in training. Its digital platform offers centralized reporting for managing governance, regulatory and compliance training on a sustained basis. Morf Learning turns compliance training into playbooks for business in highly regulated industries.
For more information about Morf Media, please visit: http://www.morfmedia.com.
For crowdfunding information about Morf Media, please visit Angel List, Gust or Equitynet.
Vice President Marketing of Morf Media, Inc. USA
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Itasca, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2015
After 50 years of business, Helix Camera and Video is entering a new era as a leading photographic retailer in the Chicagoland area. The company was recently purchased by photo industry veteran, Valerie Maros, and moved to a newly renovated retail storefront at 100 N. Walnut Street in Itasca, Illinois.
We are proud to carry on Helixs long legacy of providing quality products and exceptional customer service that Chicago-area customers have come to expect, said Maros, owner and president of Helix. Our new location caters to the demanding needs of professional photographers as well as those who are passionate about photography as a hobby.
According to Helix founder Paul Schutt, the company that he built is in good hands with the new ownership. Im excited about the new opportunities ahead for Helix, he explained. Val found a really neat location that can bring back the education end that we helped pioneer in our early days. The nearby park is perfect for telescope star parties and photo walks.
The new two-story retail location is located in Itascas former Village Hall building, across from the Metra train station. The first floor is dedicated to showcasing cameras, lenses, lighting, accessories and supplies from major manufacturers including Nikon, Canon, Leica, Panasonic, Tamron, Manfrotto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Profoto, PocketWizard, Hoya, Tenba, Meade, Ikelite and more.
The support and encouragement from our vendors has been overwhelming, according to Mike Delaney, purchasing manager. In addition to the wide range of gear that will be in our store, we will be adding lots of products online at helixcamera.com. And we will also stay true to Helixs reputation of being the leading resource for underwater photography gear and telescopes.
The second floor of Helixs new location offers a spacious 1500-square-foot event space that will be available for photography classes, workshops, new product demonstrations, vendor events and local camera club meetings. You really couldnt ask for a better location for hands-on photography classes, explained Maros. We have a nature center, historic church, park, gazebo, swan pond, train station and even a wine shop, all within walking distance from our store. All offer the perfect backdrop for learning.
The event space will also double as a photo studio available to rent. Equipment such as cameras, lenses and lighting will also be available to rent on a daily or weekly basis, offering photographers an affordable option to try new gear or have a back-up on assignment.
The original Helix camera was started in 1963 by Schutt in his fraternity house at the University of Chicago. Over the past 50 years, the business had 14 different locations, the most recent being 310 S. Racine Avenue in Chicago. In 2013, Helix sold that building to a public storage center and revamped its business model to focus on serving local and international customers through its website helixcamera.com. In 2015, Schutt decided to officially retire at the age of 78 and sell his business to Maros.
With a long history of operational experience in the photographic industry, Val is probably one of the most knowledgeable people in the retail distribution side of the business, says Schutt.
For over 25 years, Maros has served the photo industry by building strong vendor relationships to deliver the best products and service to the photographic community. She was instrumental in expanding Calumet Photographic from a primarily mail-order business with three locations into an international retailer with over 20 stores around the globe. After her success with Calumet, she focused on operations and business development for other photo-related companies.
Our focus is to bring a new energy and level of expertise to the local photo community as well as online customers, says Maros. These are very exciting times for Helix!
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University, has been invited to speak at The International New York Times Luxury Conference Series in Singapore
Academy of Art University is pleased to announce that Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University, has been invited to speak at The International New York Times Luxury Conference Series in Singapore. Dr. Stephens will talk about The Asian Wave of Talent during the afternoon of Thursday, November 21, 2013.
The International New York Times Luxury Conference series is the premier annual forum for business and creative leaders from across the global luxury goods industry. Since its inception in Paris in 2001 as the International Herald Tribune Luxury Conference, the conference has spanned the globe and has been held in London, New Delhi, Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Berlin, Hong Kong and S
Blue Bell, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2015
44 Business Capital LLC has closed over $ 200MM in SBA loans since its inception in August of 2009. In 2014, 44 Business Capital closed 36 SBA loans for over $ 50,000,000 to small businesses in the region and helped Parke Bank finish as one of the top SBA lenders in the Philadelphia District by loan volume during the SBAs fiscal year. 44 Business Capital, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania is the exclusive Lender Service Provider to Parke Bank which participates in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7a loan program giving small businesses greater access to capital. Recent loans range from $ 500,000 to $ 5,000,000 providing financing for debt restructuring, real estate and business acquisitions.
Greg Poehlmann, 44 Business Capital President, said, We are very proud of this milestone and continue to work with our bank partner, Parke Bank, to build our SBA franchise. We will continue to expand prudently into contiguous markets to grow the reach of our SBA assistance and expertise. Poehlmann added, “My partners and I are excited to receive the 2014 Champion of Veterans Small Business Lending Award last week in San Antonio during NAGGL (National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) mid- year conference. 44 Business Capital will continue to drive home SBA’s mission of giving access to capital to underserved markets like Veterans and minorities.”
According to Poehlmann, 44 recently extended a $ 550,000 SBA loan to Sean Danowski, President and owner of Vetro Molding and Design of Stowe, PA for the acquisition of an existing business. Sean is a Wharton Graduate and Veteran of 40 combat missions in Afghanistan with the US Navy. “During my search for funding to acquire an existing business, I dealt with a number of banks that claimed to go ‘above and beyond’ in their support for Veterans, but all of them refused to look past my lack of industry experience. However, Phil Martin and the team at 44 Business Capital truly valued the military experience and education that I did bring to the table, and their support is a major reason why I am a business owner today,” Danowski said.
44 Business Capital provides SBA Loan Assistance to Small Businesses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Baltimore MD, Northern VA, and Washington DC. For further information, please contact 44 Business Capital at 215.985.4400 or online at 44businesscapital.com. The main office is located in Montgomery County at 1787 Sentry Parkway West, Suite 200 Building 16, Blue Bell, PA 19422.
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Greg Poehlmann, President 44 Business Capital LLC 215.985.4400 ext. 229
(PRWEB) May 18, 2015
Kin Platt was born in 1911 in New York City. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. By age 19, he was writing for Fleischer Studios, pioneering animators famed for creating Betty Boop. He also was drawing caricatures of New Yorks stage and screen celebrities. Moving to Hollywood, he wrote radio comedy for Jack Benny and Burns & Allen (among others), and worked on theatrical cartoons for Walt Disney. Returning to New York, Kin created Supermouse, the first animal superhero, for Standard Comics, in the 1940s. Later, he wrote for Timely Comics Co., under legendary Stan Lee. In the 1950s, Kin wrote comic books for National (DC) Comics, while he drew and wrote two comic strips for the New York Herald Tribune “Mr. and Mrs.,” and “The Duke and the Duchess.” Moving back to California, he wrote cartoons for Hanna-Barbera, including Flintstones, Top Cat, Yogi Bear, and The Jetsons.
Kin published his first book, The Blue Man, at age 50. Later came Sinbad and Me, which won a Mystery Writers of America Edgar award in 1967. The Blue Man introduced Steve Forrester, the young hero whose plucky English Bulldog later joined him in three Sinbad adventures. His son, Christopher, was the inspiration for Steve, and Chriss Bulldog, Romeo, was the model for Sinbad.
Much of Platts work, including manuscripts, personal papers, books and memorabilia, is maintained in the Boston University Library, Special Collections. He died in 2003. His family is bringing back his most-loved novels both for old fans and a new generation of readers.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Kin Platts engaging adventure is full of highly inventive puzzles, intricate and engaging mysteries, and brave and resourceful teens who win the day with great heart and humor.
Bluntly, Sinbad and Me is one of the greatest young adult mystery/adventure stories ever written. It’s the kind of book that fires a passion for reading, even in the most reluctant of readers: young boys. However, I first read the book when I was well past the age of 30 and I couldn’t set it down! How did I not discover this book in my youth? Tunnels, caves, spooky old houses, codes, ciphers, a graveyard, a ghost and pirate story, evil villains, colorfully odd characters, hidden treasure, adventure on land and in water, danger, a touch of romance and, perhaps most importantly, it depicts that special bond between a dog and its master. This book has it all, and more. Without realizing it, you’ll even learn a bit about historic architecture and antique coins. Fast-paced, clever, and filled to the brim with humor, it’s Kin Platt’s masterpiece for readers of ALL ages, said Seth T. Smolinske, with threeinvestigatorbooks.com.
Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchaseSinbad and Me at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors books, including distribution in the worlds largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) May 18, 2015
Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that the CUNY School of Law (http://www.law.cuny.edu) has joined its rapidly growing list of partner schools. The School of Law, along with Medgar Evers College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, becomes the third City University of New York (CUNY) Institution to adopt the Akademos value focused bookstore solution within the last 12 months.
Starting in Fall 2015, CUNY School of Law students can shop for textbooks and course materials in the money saving format of their choice and place orders anytime, anywhere through a mobile optimized online bookstore and marketplace.
The new online bookstore will accept the CUNY Scholar card, enabling students to seamlessly apply financial aid toward their purchases. With the deep SIS integration and a best-in-class online shopping experience, students will now be able to complete their course material ordering for a term in less than 5 minutes.
We believe Akademos will best serve our students and faculty, said Glenn Kaufhold, Chief Operating Officer of CUNY School of Law. The Akademos online bookstore is built to meet the demand for competitively priced textbooks, and their innovative faculty resources will create much needed efficiencies in our course material adoption process. As an added benefit, moving to an online bookstore will allow us the opportunity to repurpose our existing bookstore space to better serve our students.
I am pleased to welcome CUNY School of Law to Akademos, said Chief Executive Officer John Squires. We are excited for students to experience our new store design and mobile-optimized shopping experience. Our commitment to continuous innovation around the concepts of value and ease of use will provide outstanding service for CUNY School of Law students, faculty and administrators alike.
To learn more about expanding affordable textbook options for students and our online bookstore offerings for educational institutions, visit http://www.akademos.com.
About CUNY Law School
The City University School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country. It trains lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in their communities. Our motto, “law in the service of human needs,” infuses everything we do.
Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at http://www.adoption.akademos.com. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos’ direct-to-students ecommerce platform at http://www.textbookx.com and its offerings to partner schools at http://www.akademos.com.
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Al Seef Area, Bahrain (PRWEB UK) 15 May 2015
London School of Marketing (LSM), a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has formally announced its partnership with Education Zone (Ezone), located in UAE and Bahrain.
Established in 2003, Ezone is the first company in the Gulf region to gain accreditation under the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for counseling students and sending them abroad. Simplifying and explaining the registration process for students is at the core of what Ezone does. They are further accredited by the Association of International Educators (formerly National Association of Foreign Student Advisers), European Association for International Education, the British Council, New Zealand Education and ICEF Agent Training Course
“We believe that quality education should be accessible to all, as does LSM. This partnership helps to make this goal possible,” said Suad Alhalwachi, the Director of Ezone, an award winner and expert speaker who previously brought New Zealand education to the area. “We are proud to be the leading Local Access Point for LSM in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). I am confident that these programmes will provide the ideal platform for students wishing to further their qualifications.”
By partnering with LSM, Ezone will now deliver an award-winning e-learning platform that will provide its students with a structured learning process. Students will gain an understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of their qualification in addition to numerous other benefits. This includes the ability to earn a British qualification while residing in their home country, a flexible study duration and continuous support from both LSM and Ezone throughout their studies.
“For the past 12 years, we have been adding more destinations that focus on both safety of our students and the quality of their education,” stated Alhalwachi. “Adding distance programmes to our offering is just another way of attracting more students into further education.”
About London School of Marketing
London School of Marketing delivers accredited marketing and business qualifications, and offers courses from recognised professional bodies such as CIM, EduQual, BA (Hons) Marketing, MA Marketing and Innovation, and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University. Based in Central London, it is a QAA approved institution. The school also has offices in Sri Lanka, a network of Local Access Points (LAPs), and online programmes of learning. Courses are run over a broad range of study modes.
About Education Zone
Education Zone is recognised throughout the UAE as one of the most dynamic ‘study abroad companies to provide secondary school students and university graduates with exciting opportunity to study abroad. Formed in 2003, Education Zone deals with New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and many other countries. Its highly qualified staffs are consistently in contact with the Universities and Polytechnics, and are up to date with the various educational changes that are taking place in the world of degrees and postgraduate studies.
Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
Praeclarus Press is committed to producing materials dedicated to “Excellence in Women’s Health,” and is proud to announce the release of Perfect Mothers Get Depressed: Why trying to be perfect, not speaking up, and always trying to please everyone increases your risk of postpartum depression, by Kimberly Thompson, PhD. It is recognized in the United States that roughly 10-15% of mothers are affected by postpartum depression. As such is critical to create awareness and offer support for all who suffer. Mothers today are born into a culture laden with expectations for them. The expectations are not coupled with adequate support systems, leaving women struggling and carrying the burden of feeling as if they have failed in some ways. There is help however and a growing list of resources for women and their healthcare providers.
What happens when a mother tries to do everything right and is afraid to let others know her feelings? How do women cope when they are surrounded by others who are unsupportive? Quite simply, the risk for postpartum depression increases. Perfect Mothers Get Depressed discusses some of the common beliefs mothers have that may seem harmless enough on the surface, but can lead to depression. Based on the authors research, the book, describes the dilemma mothers face and give mothers specific things they can do to recover.
This Mental Health Month, please consider these other titles of interest which are currently available: A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA, A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness by Jennifer Hentz Moyer, Transformed by Postpartum Depression by Walker Karraa, and Act It Out by Stefanie Auerbach Stolinsky. PhD. Save 15% on entire purchase in the Praeclarus Press online store from May 10-15, simply enter code PPMD2015 upon checkout.
Kimberly Thompson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Texas who has published professional research on postpartum depression. Dr. Thompson routinely provides psychotherapy services to help new mothers cope with their experiences of anxiety and depression
Praeclarus Press is a small press that specializes in womens health founded by health psychologist Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA. It features books, webinars, and products that support women’s health throughout their lifespan. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change womens lives.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Television viewers who are looking for entertaining and enlightening content are now finding exactly what they need on Saturday morning with new talk show Wake Up!
“Wake Up! is a new show for the new mainstream viewers who want to add more meaning and purpose to live their lives. It looks similar to weekday network talk shows, so it feels familiar. Yet, all the while, we are having conversations about topics that transform livesso subtly and so seamlessly that viewers don’t realize until hours later when that ah ha moment comes back and changes the way they look at the world,” says Adryenn Ashley, the shows Executive Producer. wakeuptv.com/
Wake Up! was created by Ashley and business partner Lisa Marie, and is hosted by four women with expertise in promoting the wellbeing of the mind, body, and spirit. A lifelong high powered executive and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, Cindy Ertman is versed in providing strategies to individuals looking to find the defining difference in their lives. Zhena Muzyka is an author, motivational speaker, women’s business and life coach, and entrepreneur who founded the multi-million dollar fair trade tea company, Zhenas Gypsy Tea. Natalie Ledwell is the bestselling author of Never in Your Wildest Dreams, an inspiring speaker, and co-founder of pioneering global video vision board company, Mind Movies. Betsy Chasse is a mom, author, and filmmaker; she is also the co-creator, writer and director of the iconic What The Bleep Do We Know.
All of these women are extremely accomplished in their own right, but they arent perfect. We all have flaws and our hosts reveal their own true selves on the show to help viewers to see the possibilities in their own lives, Ashley says. Each week, the hosts explore a variety of topics to help viewers to enhance all aspects of their lives, from parenting to finances to relationships. Not the run of the mill surface level conversations, our hosts dive deep into the truth. Through conversational interviews with top authors, trainers, and educators from around the world, they are able to give viewers the tools they need right now to achieve success. wakeuptv.com/
Guests range from authors don Miguel Ruiz and Lisa Nichols to actor Ryan Kelley of Teen Wolf. This weeks episode will feature Jack Canfield, author of the inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
The concept for Wake Up! first took off after posting the idea on CrowdedReality.com, an online platform for reality television and talk shows. We launched Wake Up! in January and within 120 days, we raised the $ 100,000 needed to tape five shows and get them on the airand weve kept going, Ashley said. “With no paid advertising and using only word of mouth, 40,000 households tuned in to watch the premiere episode on May 9.
Wake up! airs Saturdays at 8 am/7c on POP TV. For more information, visit: wakeuptv.com/
ABOUT ADRYENN ASHLEY
With 30 years in the industry both in front of and behind the camera, Adryenn Ashley brings a unique perspective the art of entertainment. From shooting her first feature film in 8 days that went on to win awards around the globe for 2 years, to launching a TV development platform to give content creators greater control in the process, passion and an eye for whats next have populated the projects that Ashley has championed. Wake Up! is the first program to come off the CrowdedReality.com platform.
ABOUT LISA MARIE
Lisa Marie is a serial entrepreneur responsible for expanding her organic food startup to Europe and launching a global phenomenon. Always one to see the opportunity, Lisa parlays her relationships with influencers around the globe for the betterment of every project she touches. Currently the co-creator of Wake Up!, the first talk show for the New Mainstream, she is referred to as the Connector of all Things Good.
For more information or to register a project concept, visit: https://crowdedreality.com/
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