Boston's Whittier Street Health Center Announces New Medical Director

Dr. Shilpa Malhotra has joined the historic Boston community health care center as Medical Director in 2020
Press Release – updated: Jan 17, 2020 09:00 EST

ROXBURY, Mass., January 17, 2020 ( – Whittier Street Health Center is thrilled to announce that Dr. Shilpa Malhotra, MD, MHSA, has joined its family in 2020 and will serve as the health care center’s Medical Director for primary care.
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Malhotra as Medical Director at Whittier. Dr. Malhotra is an excellent physician and proven leader who is dedicated to fulfilling our vision and serving our community,” said Frederica Williams, President and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center.
Dr. Malhotra brings with her a specialized clinical experience, which includes a focus on gynecology, menopause management, and family planning. Dr. Malhotra is a graduate of The George Washington University and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training program at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York. 
Prior to accepting the position at Whittier, Dr. Malhotra served as an attending physician in OB/GYN at Atrius Healthcare in Burlington, Massachusetts, as an attending physician at Advanced Care for Women in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Contemporary Women’s Care in Southside, New York. Her clinical interests include Women’s Health and Preventative Health care. She speaks English, Hindi, and Marathi
“I look forward to working closely with all the outstanding and talented physicians and colleagues at Whittier in this new role,” says Dr. Malhotra. “Whittier is a leader in comprehensive care and has a long-standing commitment to serving the health care needs of Boston’s underserved communities. I am inspired and excited to continue and expand Whittier’s excellence in patient care and our program growth.”
As Whittier’s Medical Director, Dr. Malhotra will advise and lead the clinical staff towards fulfilling Whittier’s mission to be the premier leader in urban health care. This includes an aggressive rollout of new services at the health care center in 2020, including a new Weight Management and Related Diseases Clinic, and Whittier’s Boston Health Equity program, which is an innovative population health management system to address social inequities and health disparities. 
The mission of Whittier Street Health Center is to provide high-quality, reliable and accessible primary health care and support services for diverse populations to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities. The health center also provides an on-site clinical partnership with Dana Farber Cancer Institute; dentistry; HIV services; laboratory; OB/GYN; pediatrics; eye care; mental health, and 40 social service initiatives. WSHC is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Media Contact:Jesse Migneault​Phone: 617.989.3283Email:
Source: Whittier Street Health Center

Baker Street Funding Announces Lawsuit Loans At All Time High

Baker Street Funding is a Premier Legal Funding Company established to create a simple, user-friendly legal funding process for plaintiffs and attorneys.(PRWeb January 15, 2020)Read the full story at

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) is Pleased to Announce its 2020 Board of Directors

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®), an industry organization that provides technology and business professionals in the financial industry a forum to learn from and connect with each other, is pleased to welcome Don Anderson, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Michael Santoro, E*TRADE, to its 2020 Board of Directors.(PRWeb January 15, 2020)Read the full story at

Signature Bank of Georgia's SBA Director Named Coleman 2019 Main Street Lender of the Year

Press Release – updated: Jan 13, 2020 10:00 EST

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., January 13, 2020 ( – Signature Bank of Georgia President and CEO Freddie Deutsch is pleased to announce Tareasa Harrell, Managing Director of Government Guaranteed Lending, has been named Coleman’s 2019 SBA Main Street Lender of the Year.  ​
Tareasa Harrell joined Signature Bank in September of 2018.  Having built a highly successful track record that spans over 20 years in SBA Lending, Tareasa and her team have played a critical role in the bank’s overall success since joining. “Her dedication to clients, referral sources, and her vast SBA knowledge provide Tareasa a distinct advantage over other competitors in the GGL segment, and we are extremely fortunate to have her not only leading the team but producing a strong volume of business,” says Chief Lending Officer, Steve Reagin. As a result, Signature Bank ranked in the SBA Georgia District Top 20 Lender Report for 2019 in terms of gross loan volume, as well as the top 9% of all SBA lenders nationwide.
Freddie Deutsch explains, “Government Guaranteed Lending can be complex. Tareasa fully utilizes Signature Bank’s SBA Preferred Lender status and the local decision-makers to produce not only loan results but successful solutions and results for her clients. 
The full article can be read here: Coleman Report
About Signature Bank of Georgia
Celebrating 15 years serving Metro Atlanta, Signature Bank of Georgia is the only locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, one of the most affluent communities in the country. The bank offers a full range of business and consumer deposit products and loans in the metropolitan Atlanta area and is a preferred lender with the Small Business Administration. Giving back to the community is an integral part of the bank’s mission. 
Signature Bank of Georgia is located at 6065 Roswell Road, between Hammond and Hilderbrand Drive, and a Loan Production Office is also located in Suwanee at 1186 Satellite Blvd., Suite 100. Signature Bank of Georgia is listed on the OTC –Pink Market under the symbol “SGBG”.  For more information about Signature Bank or SBA Loans Atlanta, visit the websites at, or call Lawanna Saxon, Managing Director of Marketing at (404) 256-7702.
Member FDIC l Equal Housing Lender 
Source: Signature Bank of Georgia

Visit Napa Valley’s Welcome Center to Relocate to First Street Napa, Downtown's Premier Shopping and Dining Destination

Visit Napa Valley’s official Napa Valley Welcome Center will open in First Street Napa in the Fall of 2020.

With the addition of the Napa Valley Welcome Center, First Street Napa will become an even more natural starting place to explore all the region has to offer,” said Todd Zapolski, principal and managing member, First Street Napa.

NAPA, Calif. (PRWEB) January 13, 2020
Visit Napa Valley’s official Napa Valley Welcome Center will open in First Street Napa in the Fall of 2020. Buildout is underway on the new 2,550 square-foot visitor center that will be located adjacent to Makers Market and across from the Mayacamas Downtown tasting room.
“The diversity of shops, restaurants and amenities make First Street Napa a must-visit stop for any Napa Valley trip. Now, with the addition of the Napa Valley Welcome Center, it will become an even more natural starting place to explore all the region has to offer,” said Todd Zapolski, principal and managing member, First Street Napa. “Visit Napa­­­ Valley has created this exceptional asset for tourists and business travelers, and we look forward to working with them to warmly welcome visitors.”
Since first opening at the Napa Riverfront in 2011, the Napa Valley Welcome Center, which is managed by Visit Napa Valley, has welcomed more than one million visitors. More than 80 volunteers and five staff members collectively speak more than ten languages and provide local expertise, as well as complimentary concierge services, maps, magazines, and other collateral materials. The Mercantile retail shop features locally crafted gift items as well unique home décor.
“We’re excited to have the Napa Valley Welcome Center be an integral part of First Street Napa – making this valuable resource more accessible for both visitors and local residents,” said Linsey Gallagher, president and CEO, Visit Napa Valley. “The Welcome Center is often the first stop for many visitors who are either unfamiliar with the Napa Valley or for those seeking new and unique experiences. It’s also extremely beneficial for locals who are planning itineraries for visiting friends or family, or just wishing to explore their own backyard.”
The Napa Valley Welcome Center, which is open daily, 360 days a year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also offers a public restroom and is pet friendly. With the move will come improvements to the Center’s offerings designed to inform and motivate visitors to explore all parts of Napa Valley. Given that the Welcome Center is a resource for travelers and locals alike, new experiential, education and technology-driven offerings are intended to enhance the region’s position as both an attractive travel destination and a dynamic place to live and work for all who visit the Napa Valley Welcome Center. During Cabernet Season, which takes place November through April, wine tastings are offered Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring select wineries from the Napa Valley. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the featured wines, meet the wine educators, and learn more about the winery.
“The opportunity to engage and communicate directly with more visitors was the ultimate factor for our Visit Napa Valley board in making the decision to relocate,” said Gallagher. She added, “We gave this a lot of thought and we are confident this is the right move, to the right location, at the right time, and it will pay off by getting more people to explore all regions of the Napa Valley.”
Located between Franklin and Coombs on the north side of 1st Street, First Street Napa is home to Archer Hotel Napa, Brown Estate Wines, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, Compass Realty, Compline wine bar + restaurant, CYCLESOCIETY, Eiko’s Sushi, John Anthony Family of Wines, Kalifornia Jean Bar, lululemon, Macbella, Makers Market, Mayacamas Downtown, Mecox, Napastäk Napa Valley, Napa Valley Jewelers, Overland, Silicon Valley Bank, Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, State & First by Maris Collective, Tommy Bahama and Toy B Ville.
About First Street NapaFirst Street Napa is a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development located in the heart of Downtown Napa. Spanning three city blocks, First Street Napa features fashion and specialty retailers, innovative restaurants and wine bars, creative office space, and Archer Hotel Napa, the tallest building in Napa Valley with 183 guestrooms and 39 balcony-clad suites. Catering to the local Napa community and visitors alike, First Street Napa invites people to shop, dine, relax, work, and indulge in an environment complete with exceptional landscaping, living walls, seating areas, amenities, and locally curated art and design. First Street Napa’s retail, agrarian landscaping, approachable dining, and wine country charm make this destination unmistakably Napa. For more information, please visit, or follow @FirstStreetNapa.
About Visit Napa ValleyVisit Napa Valley is the official destination management organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as an attractive travel destination and enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live and work. The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa. For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitNapaValley.

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to Hold “Leveraging the Cloud” Panel Discussion in New York City for Financial Technology and Business Professionals

Past WSTA Panel Discussion

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 09, 2020
The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®), a not-for-profit organization that provides financial technology and business professionals a forum to learn from and connect with each other, will host a panel discussion on “Cloud-First Design: Leveraging the Cloud” on January 16, 2020 in New York City. Panelists include representatives from financial services, Expel, Nuxeo, Tufin, and Zscaler. John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research, will provide industry perspectives and moderate the discussion. For more information, please visit:
“Both development and operations change radically in a cloud-native and cloud-first world,” notes Mr. Burke. “Old assumptions become traps, old team structures and processes become roadblocks, and plunging head first into cloud services can create operational and security blind spots. Our panel will provide crucial insights and tested practices that will help participants resolve, or better still avoid altogether, whole hosts of problems.”
Panel Discussion OverviewIf you’re like most financial firms, you’ve already made a foray into the cloud. You may be using it for R&D or launched into full-production mode. Nemertes Research marks 2019 as “the year of the cloud:” the year in which more than half of all workloads have moved to the cloud.
But how does the shift to cloud affect your design practices? What are the “gotchas” and speed bumps that early adopters encountered?
This panel of industry experts will share insight into the practical and operational impact (and benefits) of cloud-native and cloud-first design. We’ll share what to do, what not to do, and what to expect in terms of business benefits.
Topics covered will include:
Cloud True Cost of Ownership: What does it really cost, all-in, to move workloads to the cloud (including networking and storage costs)? How can financial firms factor that into their workload-placement decisions?
DevOps for cloud and multicloud
Leveraging open API platforms, and API management. What are open APIs, and how can they help? How should financial firms think about deploying API management solutions
Cloud migration: What workloads can and should be moved to cloud? What are the best practices for legacy migration?
Cloud and cloud security: As the perimeter dissolves, how should cybersecurity practices evolve to embrace the cloud?
Key technologies, including cloud management platforms, cloud service brokers, Kubernetes, containers, and more
About the Wall Street Technology AssociationThe WSTA facilitates educational and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances in areas such as Cybersecurity, Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Management, Cloud, Blockchain, Digital, Architecture, etc. and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.
The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to stay informed about leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s educational Digital News provides additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including webinars, white papers, videos, and information about other industry events.
Nemertes Research is a global research-based advisory and consulting firm that analyzes the business value of emerging technologies. Since 2002, we have provided strategic recommendations based on data-driven operational and business metrics to help organizations deliver successful technology transformation to employees and customers. Simply put: Nemertes’ better data helps clients make better decisions.

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