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Texas Transmission Experts “The Transmission Shop” Soon to be the First and Only AAA Texas Approved Transmission Repair Facility

Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011

With locations all over the DFW area, The Transmission Shop is the best transmission repair Garland, Lewisville and Plano TX has to offer. Through expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction, the family-owned business has now achieved approval for the coveted AAA stamp of excellence. To achieve it, they were put under intense scrutiny by the long time customer advocate group. AAA inspects each facility, conducts extensive customer surveys, reviews mechanic certifications and even examines the company’s financials. Throughout the United States and Canada, only 8,000 have received a AAA approval since 1975.

Obtaining this designation was no easy task. The process takes time and digs deep into the reputation and viability of the business applying for it. To pass, the business has to score a 93% or better on every point in the inspection and on the survey. To analyze the Dallas transmission service business, AAA went and surveyed the companies transmission repair Plano, Garland and Lewisville facilities one at a time. Hundreds of customers at each location were surveyed with a detailed questionnaire. Questions range from the general “were you satisfied with your experience?” to “was the facility clean?” and “how professional and courteous was the staff?” In addition, close to 100 percent of customers surveyed verified that The Transmission Shop gave them an accurate estimate and repaired their car on time. The inspection of each facility also evaluated the cleanliness of the working and customer waiting areas. On site surveys of customers in the facility were conducted to obtain their opinion on Transmission Shop’s performance. Businesses who apply to the AAA program must meet and exceed the industry standards for education and experience, and all service specialists at The Transmission’s Shop have proper technical education and certification. Each technician is ASE and ATSG certified, which means they have received rigorous training in the latest technology, using quality diagnostic and repair procedures. As ATSG certified service professionals, the staff also has access to a technical hotline, giving them up to date information on all makes and models of cars at the push of a button. Once the facility is inspected, AAA investigators check to make sure proper insurance policies and accounting practices are in place. The insurance policy must support the business should an unforeseen accident or incident take place; without it, a sudden financial burden could cause a business to close its doors without warning. The AAA committee even conducts background checks on the business. The Transmission Shop submitted to this thorough probing with gratitude; after all, the AAA approval lets the general public know they are a trusted repair shop that will perform timely and professional auto repairs to the highest standards. The scope of work at the companies transmission repair Lewisville, Garland and Plano facilities extends beyond just transmissions however.

Collectively, the three shops also offer superior clutch repair, differential service and general auto repair service. Customers always receive a written estimate and approve all work before it is done. In addition, any mechanical repairs performed are guaranteed with a 12 month/12,000 mile parts and labor warranty. Of course, the AAA discount applies at the facility as well. Although they do general auto repair, they have earned their reputation for quality and customer service by becoming the area experts on transmissions. They even offer advice on extending the life of the car’s transmission to help avoid a visit to the shop. Their tips include checking fluids on a regular basis, using the parking brake when the vehicle is in gear, paying special attention to fluid levels under stressful conditions and of course, having it checked at least twice a year. These simple tips help car owners avoid expensive repairs and are part of the reason people love coming to the company’s Garland transmission service shop. When customers do stop by for the biannual inspection of their engine and transmission, they receive a thorough diagnosis by qualified technicians. The idea is to prevent emergency situations. Each mechanic is held accountable for the work they perform. Mechanics must maintain a personal log of all work performed and all parts ordered. They do it knowing that each procedure performed is carried out to the highest standards of the industry. The Transmission Shop also offers advice on the symptoms of engine trouble to watch for. Ignore these tips and larger repairs may be imminent: On manual transmissions, have the car checked if there is difficulty shifting, a grinding noise is present or the car slips out of gear. On automatics, excessive noise or slippage, as well as a burning smell coming from the dip stick can indicate low fluids or more severe problems. Regular checkups and maintenance will prolong the life of the car.

For over twenty five years, the experts at The Transmission Shop have offered the best in Dallas transmission service and with the AAA seal of approval they now have national recognition to back it up. As a family-owned business, they have fostered a reputation of integrity throughout the Dallas, Denton, Rockwell and Collin counties, as well as the Cities of Lewisville, Plano, Garland and Christian Brothers Automotive. They perform a free electronic diagnosis and road test to each car serviced using advanced diagnostic equipment. Services are not limited to cars, but also extend to 4 wheel drive vehicles and RV’s. Their ASE certified technicians are qualified to do a variety of alterations and replacements. Shops can be found at convenient locations around the Dallas Fort Worth area. For more information, call or visit the addresses below.


Mike Adams

1403 Forest Lane

Garland, Texas 75042


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First FinancialÂ?s New Online Trading Service Empowers Individual Investors

Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) August 10, 2004

First Financial Design, Inc. has launched a new online trading service that allows customers to be personally involved in their stock market transactions without compromising on quality or safety.

The service offers online trading for as low as $ 9.95 per trade. A unique aspect of the new service is the way it provides individual investors with access to a wealth of information and tools usually available only to professional traders and market makers. Clients can also opt for First FinancialÂ?s personalized execution of their trades.

First FinancialÂ?s online trading software provides individual investors with access to sophisticated risk management and program trading tools, including a unique Â?Trailing StopÂ? feature, which works like an intelligent and dynamic Stop Loss order.

Â?Say you buy a stock at $ 25 and want to limit your risk to a 50-cent loss,Â? explains McCulley. Â?Instead of placing a Stop Order at $ 24.50, you can place a Trailing Stop of 50 cents. If the stock falls by 50 cents in your absence, an order to sell is sent automatically,Â? he says. Â?On the other hand, if your stock rallies to $ 30, your Trailing Stop automatically gets reset to $ 29.50. If the stock starts to fall from the $ 30 level, the market order to sell is sent automatically when the price reaches $ 29.50. So, your gain is maintained even if you are not at your computer!Â?

The new online trading service supplements a wide array of services under the First Financial umbrella. With over $ 50 million under management, First Financial specializes in retirement, tax and estate planning.

With its latest offering, First Financial brings its unique brand of local, personalized service to the world of online trading. Â?Since we understand that one financial decision can effectively change a dozen more, we leave no stone unturned in identifying potential problems for our clients and creating the right solutions for them,Â? says McCulley.

By becoming one of the first financial planning companies to offer online trading services, First Financial continues its tradition of being several steps ahead of the competition. Another recent addition is a new insurance division, providing life, health and long-term health care cover and annuities.

First Financial utilizes the services of an in-house insurance specialist, Janie Meyers, as well as those of customer-care executive Jan Smith. The company also has on tap a wide network of expert planners, attorneys and CPAs to help solve specialized problems for its clients.

About First Financial Design, Inc.

First Financial Design, Inc. is a financial planning company offering full services in financial planning including retirement plans design and online trading. First Financial specializes in retirement and tax planning and currently has over $ 50 million under management.

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American National Bank of Texas Signs Referral Partnership Agreement With First American Payment Systems

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) July 1, 2009

First American Payment Systems, L.P. (“First American”), one of the fastest-growing electronic payments processors in the U.S., today announces that it has signed American National Bank of Texas as a referral partner. Under this partnership, American National Bank of Texas promotes First American as the exclusive payment processing provider to its merchant clients.

“First American and American National Bank of Texas have worked hard to construct a partnership that offers the best solutions for the bank’s clients, said Shawn Dillon, Manager of Financial Institutions at First American. “We are fortunate to be partnered with a bank that has such great relationships with its clients. This partnership will rise to, and even exceed, those standards, and I am excited to see the results.”

Under the referral partnership, First American offers superior credit card processing and merchant support to thousands of American National Bank of Texas clients. This valuable relationship allows First American to provide the partnering company with improved client benefits and improved service in a competitive industry.

“American National Bank of Texas is always on the lookout for the best available tools for its clients,” said Debbie Myers, Vice President. “We were highly impressed by First American’s upfront pricing, along with its service, customer support, security and comprehensive products. We know our new partner will do what it takes to give our clients the payment processing solutions they need.”

About First American

First American Payment Systems, L.P. is a rapidly growing merchant acquirer that provides comprehensive electronic transaction processing services for more than 100,000 merchants throughout the United States. In addition to credit, debit and EBT card processing, First American also offers a complete line of proprietary products and services including Secur-Chex® check services, FirstAdvantage® gift cards, FirstPay.Net™ e-commerce solutions, FirstFund® ACH software, Govolution® government e-payments, national ATM sales, and Merimac Capital® point-of-sale equipment and ATM leasing. For more information, visit

About American National Bank of Texas

American National Bank of Texas, founded in 1875 in Terrell, is one of the oldest and largest

independently owned banks in the state. With assets of $ 2 billion, the bank has more than 30

locations throughout North Texas serving Collin, Dallas, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall,

Tarrant and Van Zandt Counties. American National Bank of Texas provides individual and corporate trust, investment and estate planning services through its Wealth Management Group as well as personal and commercial insurance and risk management services through SleeperSewell Insurance Services, Inc. Visit American National Bank of Texas on the Web at

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HSA for America Wins National First Place Award for Number of Medical Policies Sold

Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 14, 2009

HSA for America is pleased to announce that they have been awarded First Place for Most Medical Policies sold by a Producing Agency amongst all healthcare coverage agencies across the United States. The award, which was given by HumanaOne, recognizes HSA for America’s commitment to providing outstanding and affordable healthcare coverage opportunities for all Americans.

In order to receive this First Place recognition, HSA for America ranked higher than all other health care coverage agencies in the U.S., including agencies that specialize in providing health care overage plans for individuals and businesses.

“We are very proud of this honor,” said Wiley Long, President of HSA for America. “We owe much of our success to the enthusiasm of our customers for our products and services. We certainly could not have become the number one producer in the country for medical policy sales if it were not for the huge number of referrals we get each month from our customers.”

According to Long, HSA for America has achieved its high level of success by staying committed to exceptional customer service and education. “Each of our insurance agents has in depth knowledge of all aspects of the healthcare coverage industry,” said Long. “This knowledge makes it possible for us to match specifically health care coverage plans with our clients’ unique situations and needs.”

Customers not only get attentive personal service when they work with HSA for America, but they also get health care policies that are specifically suited for their unique needs. After all, the available healthcare coverage options are so extensive and, sometimes difficult to understand entirely. “By working with our advisors, our clients can feel confident that the policies they buy are the best for their needs,” said Long.

More About HSA for America

HSA for America offers affordable HRA programs for employers and their employees, helping both employers and employees save money while receiving tax incentives for their healthcare reimbursements. In addition to a comprehensive offering of HRA programs, HSA for America also offers a wide spectrum of Health Savings Account programs that help businesses and families save money on their medical expenses and income taxes.

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Lou Clinton to Lead First Western Trust Bank Colorado

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 31, 2007

First Western Trust Bank, the West’s premier private bank and trust company, formally announced today that Lou Clinton will head the firm’s rapidly growing bank locations throughout Colorado.

As President of First Western Trust Bank, Colorado, Mr. Clinton is responsible for all Colorado operations and for maintaining First Western’s fast paced growth. First Western has seen a significant increase in the number of wealthy individuals and families seeking tailored personal investment and wealth management services. First Western maintains offices in Downtown Denver, Cherry Creek, Fort Collins, with plans to expand to Boulder and other Colorado communities.

The firm’s robust private banking offering includes a range of investment management services, trust services, customized lending solutions, cash management and deposit services, as well as specialized services providing sophisticated life insurance solutions and assisting with managing private foundations.

“Lou Clinton is a Denver native who knows what our western clientele demands,” said Scott Wylie, Founder and CEO of First Western Trust Bank. “His experience provides crucial expertise to help us deliver the highest level of private banking solutions and quality personal service to our clients.”

Mr. Clinton has more than 25 years in financial services building and directing Private Banking groups at major regional banks, and has extensive experience in meeting the financial services needs of high net worth individuals — having held executive-level private banking positions with Bank One Colorado and First Interstate Bank of Denver.

Mr. Clinton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He is past Treasurer and board member for the Denver Country Club and has held trustee positions with Historic Denver and the Colorado Ballet.

“This is an important time of growth at First Western, as we have seen our assets under management top $ 1 billion and our clients embrace First Western’s truly integrated delivery of banking, investment management and trust services,” said Clinton. “With this momentum, I look forward to continuing to build the best private bank for the western wealth management client.”

About First Western Trust Bank

First Western Trust Bank, the West’s premier private bank and trust company, is the only private bank to comprehensively integrate banking, investment management, personal trust and wealth planning advisory services for high net worth individuals and their families. With more than $ 1 billion under management, First Western fields a team of highly seasoned professionals to deliver personalized wealth management solutions for each individual client. First Western Trust Bank has offices in Downtown Denver, Cherry Creek and Fort Collins that specialize in serving the needs of the entrepreneurial spirit of the West. Offices are scheduled to open in Boulder, CO, and Scottsdale, Arizona, later in 2007. For more information, please visit or call 303.531.8100.

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With the economy showing small signs of improvement, now is a good time for first time homebuyers to be researching the housing market. In Denver, real estate statistics continue to show that it is a buyer’s market with properties staying on the market for an average of 144 days. Those interested in entering the real estate arena should be sure to be aware of the need for title insurance. Fortunately, the Denver insurance industry offers well over 50 companies that provide this critical product.

Title insurance and other insurance types are entirely different. Common insurance like car and home and life are designed to provide the owner with protection from unexpected events that could happen in the future. Car accidents, house fires, unexpected serious illnesses, and premature deaths are all examples of events covered by these types of insurance policies. Title insurance is different because its coverage is specifically designed to deal with things that happened in the past to homes and properties.

While common insurance like auto policies require payment of premiums on an annual basis and span the entire life of vehicle ownership; title insurance is a one-time purchase. Its sole purpose is to protect a new owner from problems that are the responsibility of the prior property owner. Examples of this include liens, money owed to creditors unpaid or not released by the seller of the property. The single payment of title insurance, usually done when the property sale is at the completion or closing date, will protect the new owner for as long as they own the specific property.

Denver insurance providers in the title industry offer two types of insurance. The first is for the property owner and the second is for the lender or financing institution providing the mortgage. The owners’ coverage is usually constructed to cover them for the end cost of buying the property. Lender’s insurance, on the other hand, is to protect the mortgage provider’s investment in the amount of the loan provided to the buyer.

It can vary in Colorado but most of the time the property seller pays for the cost of the new owner’s title insurance. The homebuyer, in turn, takes on the fee for the insurance for the lender. This way, the seller reassures the buyer that the property title is free of any past financial obligations and the buyer demonstrates to the lender that the proper research has been done to determine that the title is free and clear. When preparing for the sale closing, it is often possible to reap the benefits of title insurance discounts if one company provides insurance coverage for both lender and buyer.

With the wealth of Denver insurance companies available to provide title policies it is a buyer’s bonanza. Explore the options that are available, take advantage of the experiences of friends and realtors and find the firm that best meets your personal needs.

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InsureMe Announces First Quarter Results

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 24, 2007

InsureMe, Inc. reported its 53rd consecutive profitable quarter in the company’s 14-year history. Revenue continued to rise during the first quarter of 2007, up 16 percent from Q1 2006. Fueling the increase in net sales was a 28 percent hike in leads over the same quarter last year.

InsureMe, a lead generator for the insurance industry, uses the internet to connect people shopping for insurance to industry professionals. The corporation provides auto, health, home, life and long-term care leads to facilitate the insurance sales process. InsureMe offers insurance-related information, industry news and money-saving tips to both consumers and agents.

“Along with our financial success, we are focused on our values of love, integrity, leadership and innovation,” said CEO and founder Tim McTavish. “Those values influence every facet of our organization from technology to customer relations.”

In 2006, InsureMe was honored with several awards, including the United Way’s Spirit of Hope award for charitable giving and Leadership Magazine’s Leadership Excellence award. Working Mother Magazine and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) both recognized InsureMe as one of the country’s best places to work nationwide.

About InsureMe

InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links insurance agents to consumers nationwide. Since 1993, InsureMe has helped millions of people find insurance coverage while providing thousands of agents with high-quality, real-time leads. The company provides details about services, press coverage, values and awards at its website. Check out the Agent Blog to find tips for agents and fun digital entertainment.


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InsureMe Announces 2006 First Quarter Results

DENVER (PRWEB) May 2, 2006

InsureMe, a company that puts insurance professionals in touch with consumers shopping for insurance, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2006.

InsureMe continued to expand on its explosive growth of 2005, with both revenues and profits up by 29 percent from the previous quarter. Site visits to the InsureMe Website increased by 64 percent during the first quarter. InsureMe also continued its high ratio of conversions from site visits to completed leads.

In addition, the number of insurance agents that use InsureMe insurance leads climbed steadily during the first quarter. As a result, the InsureMe agent base is now the largest in company history.

“InsureMe takes particular pride in the quality of our leads,” stated Tim McTavish, president. “We don’t use pop-ups, spam or incentive programs to drive people to our site. The leads we produce are from people actively shopping for insurance, through search engines or by going directly to the site. This makes it easier for agents to convert leads into sales and why our agent base continues to thrive.”

“The first-quarter results are exciting,” added Mike Sajdak, InsureMe chief financial officer. “InsureMe experienced its highest revenue to date during the first quarter. Our purpose is to help people find the right insurance, and from this performance, I believe that we’re accomplishing this goal.”

About InsureMe

InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links agents nationwide with consumers shopping for insurance. InsureMe desires an open dialog with customers and hosts several blogs to encourage free flow of information about the industry and the InsureMe company. InsureMe has helped millions of consumers find insurance coverage, while providing thousands of insurance agents with leads nationwide. For more information, visit or


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InsureMe Opens Doors to Public for First Job Fair

DENVER (PRWEB) November 11, 2006

In an event that may be parallel to the great Willy Wonka opening of the chocolate factory, Denver-based InsureMe has announced that it is holding a job fair at its offices in Englewood on November 15th.

The job fair, which will be held from 10 AM until 2 PM on the second floor of 9800 S. Meridian Boulevard, is open to all Denver-area career seekers, regardless of whether or not they are familiar with Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. The company is looking for charismatic and talented individuals to fill positions in customer relations, affiliate marketing and copywriting, web design and usability, IT development and programming, project management, and corporate development.

InsureMe, an online insurance shopping service, has been recognized multiple times in 2006 for being a great place to work; Working Mother Magazine and Great Places to Work both included InsureMe in their list of 25 best small companies to work for in the United States.

While outside organizations have praised the company for competitive employee benefits, innovative culture and charitable efforts, InsureMe President and CEO Tim McTavish says the secret is in the sauce: its people.

“The level of talent, commitment and personality of InsureMe team members really goes unrivaled,” beamed McTavish. “We’re excited to meet more of Denver’s best and find them a spot in our company, which we think is as good as Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.”

When asked why InsureMe was such a great place to work, staff statistician Peter Deusterman said simply, “The people are fantastic, the dress is casual and the work is fun. What more could you want?”

The one-day InsureMe job fair will take place on November 15 from 10 until 2. Candidates should come with copies of their resumes and their personalities a-blazing.

About InsureMe

InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links agents nationwide with consumers shopping for insurance. InsureMe has helped millions of consumers find insurance coverage since 1993 and remain on the cutting edge of industry innovations and technologies. For more information about joining the InsureMe team, visit or the InsureMe Jobs page on link


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