Missouri Business

United Wholesale Mortgage Makes Virtual E-Closing Available to Borrowers in 16 States, Now Includes Purchases

19 02 2018

TROY, Mich., Feb. 19, 2018 -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has expanded the reach of its virtual e-closing capabilities, as borrowers in 16 states can now enjoy the industry's first end-to-end online mortgage experience without wet signing any documents – and for the first time ever, the virtual process can also be applied to purchase transactions. Originally just offered in four states (Illinois, Montana, Virginia and Washington), the 12-state expansion now introduces the mortgage industry's first real e-closing process to Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Tennessee. UWM continues to partner with Boston-based Notarize to make the technology available to consumers. "Making virtual e-closing technology available in more states and opening it up to purchase business is a huge deal as even more mortgage brokers and borrowers have access to the easiest, most convenient closing process possible,"...

Jack J. Schramm, JD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

19 02 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC, February 19, 2018 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jack J. Schramm, J.D. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Schramm celebrates more than 50 years' experience in his professional life, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Mr. Schramm's experience as an international development lawyer began in 1989 when he joined PA Government Services, Inc. to lead its institutional strengthening practice in Washington, D.C. Shortly thereafter, the developing world determined...

St. Louis Music Upgrades 2,000 Sq. Ft. Trade Show Display With Greatmats Carpet Tiles

17 02 2018

Press Release - updated: Feb 17, 2018 12:00 CST MILLTOWN, Wis., February 17, 2018 - Any business owner knows that making a good first impression is critical to the success of the business. This is especially true when it comes to showcasing your products or services at trade shows. For music supply distributor St. Louis Music, there were six factors at play when it decided to enlarge and redesign its display for its largest annual trade show - The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California - and needed new flooring.  1. Look 2. Cost Effectiveness 3. Reusability 4. Transportability 5. Easy Assembly 6. Comfort  Based in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Music distributes more than 10,000 products from more than 150 leading brands and manufacturers in the music products industry, and has been doing so for nearly 100 years.  Sometimes we get more compliments on the way the floor feels than we get about our own products. Jim...

ProfNet Experts Available on Food Bullying, Sexual Harassment, More

16 02 2018

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Seacoast Commerce Bank Announces the Hiring of Dennis Vitt SVP and SBA Business Development Officer, St. Louis, MO

16 02 2018

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Seacoast Commerce Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings (OTC Pink:SCBH) today announced the hiring of Dennis Vitt as Senior Vice President and Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Business Development Officer, who will be located in St. Louis, MO.  Mr. Vitt has over 19 years of proven success in providing financing through the SBA loan programs.  Mr. Vitt joins Seacoast’s “best in class” SBA Division and will be helping small businesses facilitate the acquisition, development, and refinance of their commercial real estate properties.   He was most recently with Midwest Regional Bank.  Mr. Vitt is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and a graduate of the University of Missouri.“Dennis is an outstanding addition to our SBA Team and his deep roots in Missouri provide a terrific entry into the State.  He has advocated for small businesses in the past and will continue to be very successful in working...

Employee benefits expert to help Lockton clients develop human capital strategies

16 02 2018

ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Chris Panettiere listens to what clients need and helps tailor solutions so that their businesses can flourish. The new senior vice president of Employee Benefits joins Lockton, the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker and consultant, to offer his expertise to businesses looking to enhance their employee benefits programs. Chris Panettiere "When I work with businesses I make sure to truly understand their goals and challenges. From there, we work together to structure a program that protects their most valuable asset, their employees," said Panettiere. "After more than two decades of consulting, I have learned how to provide clarity in an otherwise complex territory." Prior to joining Lockton, Panettiere headed the Georgia Health and Benefits Practice for Willis Tower Watson. He was responsible for strategy development and execution, profits and losses, sales, retention, recruiting, mentoring and growing...

Post Holdings’ Michael Foods Business Announces Plan to Build $85 Million Manufacturing Facility

16 02 2018

Norwalk, Iowa named site for new pre-cooked egg manufacturing and distribution facilityCreation of 100-150 jobs anticipated  Construction to start in summer 2018ST. LOUIS, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, announced plans for its Michael Foods business to build a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Norwalk, Iowa.Construction on the $85 million project is targeted to begin in summer 2018. The plant, which will process eggs and pre-cooked egg products, will be completed in 2019. The facility is expected to create 100-150 new jobs initially, ranging from entry-level to skilled in management, operations, finance and production.  “We looked at numerous locations in the Midwest, and Norwalk had many advantages. We look forward to Michael Foods becoming a preferred employer in the area and being part of the community,” said Steve Schonhoff, senior vice president of integrated supply chain.“We...

When Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway Recently Announced Their Proposed Self-Insurance Plan, the Empower Group Asked, 'What Took You So Long?'

16 02 2018

The EmpowerAdvantage Health Plan owes its beginnings to the small Cuban hospital CEO Jorge Perez and his family left behind. Press Release - updated: Feb 16, 2018 08:57 EST KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 16, 2018 - Recently Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced an effort to pool resources in order to offer their employees access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare through a self-insurance plan.  For everyone looking for ways to contain costs, it was hailed as an innovative means of disrupting the market for the better.  The model they have laid out will reinvest capital that would otherwise go to profits for third-party insurance providers back into their own health plan which will negotiate directly for services. To many, this is viewed as a pioneering first-step in wresting the control that insurance companies have on costs, choice, and reimbursement rates.  But for one company, the Empower Group of Miami, Florida, these measures are only a fraction of the groundbreaking...

Midland Steel Company Takes Part in Innovative Construction Project

15 02 2018

Midland Steel Company We have played an integral part in many interesting projects, but the Survival Condo Project is probably among the most unique. KANSAS CITY, Mo. February 15, 2018 It’s a housing project unlike any other — a 15-story building that goes underground instead of above ground. It includes 1,800 square-foot condos, a swimming pool, gym, movie theater and indoor dog park. Midland Steel Company is proud to have been part of the framing construction, which took place about three hours west of Kansas City. Utilizing a former missile silo near Concordia, Kansas, Midland Steel worked with project engineers to complete the framing of the living structures in a 176-foot deep hole, 40 percent of which is covered with a 9-foot concrete slab. All the steel for the project was meticulously transported across miles of farmland and delivered through a silo door that caps the silo. The frame has a ring beam at the bottom, with pilings built to support the structure. Anchor...

Winning Writers Announces the Winners of the 3rd Annual North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

15 02 2018

Paul Thornton (top left), Alesa Lightbourne (bottom left), and Nicole Evelina (bottom right) Winning Writers awarded $6,250 to honor outstanding self-published books. NORTHAMPTON, Mass. February 15, 2018 Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its 3rd annual North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books. Paul Thornton of Fort Myers, Florida won first prize in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir for White Man's Disease, a gripping and inspiring memoir by an African-American businessman who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 29. Alesa Lightbourne of Santa Cruz, California won first prize in General Fiction for The Kurdish Bike, a richly textured and insightful autobiographical novel about an American teacher at an international school in Kurdish Iraq. Nicole Evelina of Maryland Heights, Missouri won first prize in Young Adult Fiction for Daughter of Destiny, a spiritual and feminist fantasy novel retelling the legend of King Arthur from Queen Guinevere's...

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