Technology Association of Georgia Honors 40 Companies for Innovation
and Contributions to the State’s Technology Community


The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced L Brewer and Associates D/B/A LBA Ware as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 26, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

“The 2014 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2014 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the "Top 40" will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit.

“Our tenth year of the Top 40 was an overwhelming success, based on the number of truly innovative companies that participated in the competition," said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. "The Top 40 winners demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia's technology community.”

LBA Ware is comprised of motivated software engineers who understand the business challenges facing mortgage lenders and retail bankers in today’s fast-paced, compliance-centric world. LBA Ware focuses on software to streamline data integration and repetitive workflow. The company’s premier product automates mortgage company payroll, accounting, reporting, scorecards, sales activity, and loan officer compensation compliance requirements, brought about by the Dodd-Frank Act and enforced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Additional software applications designed and supported by LBA Ware include non-performing asset tracking, FDIC loss share validation and reporting, construction loan inspections and draw management, retail banking referrals for incentives, and middleware database-to-database connection software for the automation of data to disparate systems.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.  TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

About LBA Ware: LBA Ware is a software development company comprised of motivated software engineers who understand mortgage and retail banking and the business challenges faced in today’s compliance-centric world. In just a short time, LBA Ware has expanded into a full service banking software development firm offering various software solutions specifically for mortgage and retail banks. For more information about LBA Ware and their software solutions, visit www.lbaware.com

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