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Whiteflash adds bridal designer A.JAFFE

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been chosen to become authorized resellers for A.Jaffe, the iconic American bridal designer with a 125 year heritage.

Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS) Founder David Lykken Names Beth Ozenghar President and COO

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS) today announced that it has named Beth Ozenghar its new president and COO. Ozenghar, whose mortgage career spans three decades, had been in the role of senior executive advisor with TMS since 2016. TMS Founder David Lykken will retain the title of founder and chief transformation officer, focusing on spearheading the firm's management consulting engagements.
Texas State Men & Boys Choir

Carnegie Hall Performance in NYC: Top 40-selling Texas State Men & Boys Choir

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Imagine performing at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. That has long been the dream of members of the Top 40-selling Texas State Men & Boys Choir, who are currently celebrating their third anniversary. That anniversary will be marked by: the release of the choir's fourth record, a four-city tour, and a magical Carnegie Hall performance.

EPIC and Qualified Plan Advisors Announce Collaboration Agreement for the Benefit of Ascende Wealth Advisor Retirement Plan Consulting Clients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today a collaboration agreement between EPIC's Houston-based Ascende Wealth Advisors, Inc. (AWAI) and Qualified Plan Advisors (QPA), a division of Prime Capital Investment Advisors. QPA is a federally regulated investment advisor with more than 30 years of specialized expertise in 401k planning advisory services and private wealth management advisory services.

Michael Cooksey Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been named one of "The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40" for 2017 by industry trade magazine National Mortgage Professional.

Midwestern State University Marketing Students collect OVER 800 Bikes and raise over $40K for Operation Santa Claus

WICHITA FALLS, Texas, Dec. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 24 Midwestern State University Marketing Students challenged themselves to collect OVER 800 Bikes and raised over $40,000 for the annual Operation Santa Claus to bring money and bikes to Houston Area effected by recent hurricanes, but also for the local Wichita Falls Community.

Midwestern State University and Wichita Falls Professional Firefighters Association team up with Houston Professional Firefighters Association for Operation Santa Claus

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls Texas, along with the Wichita Falls Professional Firefighters Association, head to Houston Area to meet up with the Houston Professional Firefighters Association to bring bikes for kids who lost their bikes in Hurricane Harvey.

The Littlest Wiseman – The 100-year-old Holiday Tradition Returns for 57th Consecutive Annual Run

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Fort Worth production of The Littlest Wiseman started as a modest junior high school play about the humble birth of Jesus. Now in its 57th consecutive annual run, the play has evolved into an elaborate production that is one of Fort Worth's longest-running Christmas season entertainment events.

Sam Elliott Joins EPIC as Executive VP of Business Development and National Sales and Marketing Leader

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today that insurance brokerage industry veteran Sam Elliott has joined the firm to lead EPIC's new business development efforts nationally.

EyeBuyDirect Launches Winter Whims 2017 Fall-Winter Collection

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The fastest growing online eyewear retailer, EyeBuyDirect, has launched its new collection, Winter Whims. The collection includes 21 frames that embody the colors, textures and feeling of winter. The new Winter Whims collection is available online now. It features chocolate-brown and cinnamon-red frames that invoke the smell and tastes of the holiday season.

Mid America Mortgage to Purchase Assets from Two Oklahoma Lenders

ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Oklahoma City-based American Southwest Mortgage Corp. and an affiliated firm, American Southwest Mortgage Funding Corp. As part of the agreement, Mid America will incorporate American Southwest's operations into Mid America's mortgage platform and secure an interest in their respective pipelines and select assets. Further, Mid America will also offer employment to loan production staff members from each organization.

Dallas’ 11th Annual Feast of Sharing Features Emerald City Band

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Emerald City Band will be performing at the Annual Feast of Sharing today in the Centennial Building at Fair Park (1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Texas). This free holiday meal for the less fortunate in Dallas is open to people of all ages and is served by volunteers "restaurant style."

Emerald City Band’s New Year’s Eve Party Moves to Hilton Anatole in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Emerald City Band's New Year's Eve Party in Dallas - "ECNYE Rock the '18" - will be held at a new location this year: the Hilton Anatole, a 4-star hotel located at 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas' Market Center and Design District, 5 minutes from Uptown and Downtown Dallas. The previous five ECNYE events took place at the Hotel InterContinental in Addison.

At 14, Married Off to a 26-Year-Old Ex-Convict: What This Child Bride Survivor Did With Her Story

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Texas ranks number 2 with the highest number of child marriages. Child bride survivor, Trevicia Williams, helped lawmakers outlaw forced marriages in Texas and step in the direction of ending child marriages when she courageously became the face of the problem as she shared her jaw dropping testimony, and, on June 1, bolstered her advocacy work by writing a heartfelt letter to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to sign SB 1705.

EPIC Attends Worldwide Broker Network Global Conference in Paris and Hosts WBN 2018 Spring Conference

HOUSTON, Texas and PARIS, France, Oct. 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it is attending the 57th Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) Global Conference on Oct. 25-28, 2017 in Paris, France.

TSI’s Phantom XL3 Lateral Access System Redefines the Standard of Care in Spine Surgery

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TeDan Surgical Innovations (TSI) today announced the launch of the Phantom XL3(TM) Lateral Access System for lumbar spine surgical retraction. A full product release will be held later this month at the North American Spine Society Meeting (NASS) in Orlando from October 25 to 27.

Mid America Mortgage Assists Lenders, Borrowers Affected By Recent Disasters

ADDISON, Texas, Oct. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced measures it has taken to provide assistance to both lenders and borrowers that were impacted by recent federally declared disasters. In addition to $20,000 in donations from employees and the corporation toward relief efforts, Mid America will also purchase loans on properties located in areas impacted by the recent storms or fires. This includes both government and conventional loans underwritten to agency guidelines.

New Talking Lexa Bear Turns Your Digital Assistant Into Your Forever Friend

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Wetwire Robotics today announced they are launching the first in a new line of smart toys geared towards digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa devices. The first model is called Lexa Bear and is a talking teddy bear that is designed to hold an Echo Dot or connect with any Bluetooth device like a mobile phone or tablet. Wetwire Robotics has designed the bear to synchronize its mouth movements in real time to the human voice. It is not limited to pre-recorded audio and can speak with about any audio it's connected to.

EPIC’s Retirement Consulting Team Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers List

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Ascende Wealth Advisers Inc., EPIC's Retirement Consulting Team, has been named to the 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. This list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plans.

Nonprofit Executive Series Fall and Winter 2017 Schedule Announced by Xanegy

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Nonprofit Executive Series webcasts, hosted by Xanegy, will kick off on Tuesday, September 26, with "Trends in Human Capital Management." The Nonprofit Executive Series is a monthly webcast for nonprofit leaders.

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