Streamline Expands Houston Growth with Another Key Leadership Addition

 Streamline Home Loans is proud to announce Rick Carrier as Branch Manager and Loan Officer of its Katy, TX location. With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage business, Rick has become a trusted name in the industry, known for his personalized solutions, fast customized quotes, great rates, and dedication to integrity.

Mr. Carrier has set new standards for customer service, earning multiple awards including Top Rookie Originator (37th in the country), Presidents Club Award Recipient, Top Producing Branch, and an 8-year streak of being voted as one of the Top 1% of Loan Officers for Customer Service.

Rick attributes his success in part to his company, fueled by a hardworking team and an experienced management and operations staff. He is a valued member of the Streamline Home Loans organization, and his clients agree, as evidenced by his numerous 5-star reviews on Google, Zillow, Yelp, and Facebook. With Rick Carrier at the helm, clients can expect the same level of dedication, expertise, and customer service that has made him a leader in the industry. If you are in the market for a mortgage, consider contacting Mr. Carrier to help you navigate one of the biggest investments of your life.

About Streamline Home Loans
We Streamline the Process. From loan products to loan professionals, Streamline Home Loans actively seeks out the best in the industry to help our customers find, and fund, the right mortgage for them. Streamline’s model is designed to raise the bar on efficiency, relationships, and integrity. We specialize in product variety, experienced teams, sophisticated software, and quick closings. We currently have locations in NV, CO, TX, GA, FL, and SC, with additional licensing in CA, NM, and AZ. Corporate NMLS# 1810048. Corporate headquarters are located in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about Streamline Home Loans, visit us online at or call (877) 405-3747.

Streamline Home Loans
Stephanie Clark
Stephanie Clark
National Operations Manager
(702) 418-7960



  • Personnel Announcements

NCR Significantly Expands ATM Presence and Services at Walgreens’ U.S. Stores


NCR Corporation(NYSE: NCR), a leading enterprise technology provider, has extended and expanded a long-term agreement withWalgreens, one of the largest pharmacy operators in the world, which will make NCR the provider of ATM services across nearly all Walgreens stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

The expanded sites will join the many Walgreens locations already served by NCRsAllpointATM network, which offers surcharge-free cash access to over 1,200 issuers, including two of the five largest U.S. banks by deposit, representing more than 70 million cardholders. Further, under this agreement, Walgreens will gain more than 1,300Allpoint+cash-accepting ATMs, enabling cash-in transactions alongside traditional cash-out transactions and bringing a traditional branch function into the retail environment.

At many of the ATMs, NCR has also added the ability for consumers to purchase bitcoin at the ATM through NCRsLibertyXplatform. Further,NCR Pay360, a mobile platform that allows consumers to send and receive cash from a variety of sources with a simple code, will be enabled across NCRs Walgreens portfolio.

When consumers walk into any Walgreens in the country, they will know they have access to safe, reliable everyday banking services delivered through NCR ATMs, said Don Layden, EVP, president, NCR Banking. Through Allpoint and other NCR innovations, Walgreens will be able to better serve its customers while enjoying greater foot traffic driven by the many differentiated services offered. We are proud to be supporting Walgreens vision of delivering more joyful lives through better financial health.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in transforming, connecting and running technology platforms for self-directed banking, stores and restaurants. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with 38,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.


TEAONIC Expands Line to Include Wellness Sodas

 TEAONIC, the wellness tea company co-founded by Fleur and Desiree, known for its high-quality, therapeutic blends, has announced the launch of its newest product line: Fresh Pop Sodas.

TEAONIC has always been committed to using natural ingredients to promote overall health and well-being. Starting with a line of wellness teas, the company has expanded to include wellness shots and now, wellness sodas.

The Fresh Pop line includes three delicious flavors: Fresh Pop Detox, Fresh Pop Immunity, and Fresh Pop Chill. Each soda is made with a blend of natural ingredients, chosen for their specific health benefits.

Fresh Pop Detox is a refreshing blend of lemon, ginger, rooibis, dandelion, and cayenne, designed to support the body’s natural detoxification processes. Ginger has long been known for its digestive and anti-inflammatory properties, while dandelion and cayenne are traditionally used to support liver function. Lemon and rooibis add a burst of flavor and contain antioxidants that may help to boost overall health.

Fresh Pop Immunity is a zesty combination of orange, elderberry, lemon, and hibiscus. Elderberry is renowned for its immune-boosting properties, while orange, lemon, and hibiscus add a burst of flavor and contain antioxidants.

Fresh Pop Chill is a soothing blend of tart cherry, hibiscus, and holy basil leaf. Tart cherry is a natural source of melatonin, which may help to promote sleep, while hibiscus and holy basil leaf add flavor and contain antioxidants.

TEAONIC’s Fresh Pop Sodas are made with all-natural ingredients, free from artificial preservatives and sweeteners. They are also vegan and gluten-free, making them suitable for a wide range of dietary restrictions.

“We are so excited to introduce our Fresh Pop Sodas to the market,” said co-founders Fleur and Desiree. “At TEAONIC, we believe in the power of natural ingredients to support and promote overall health and well-being. These sodas are the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of herbal remedies in a delicious and convenient form.”

TEAONIC’s Fresh Pop Sodas are available now on the company’s website,, and will soon be available in select retail locations.

TEAONIC is a wellness company co-founded by Fleur and Desiree, dedicated to using natural ingredients to promote overall health and well-being. TEAONIC offers a range of products including wellness teas, wellness shots, and wellness sodas. All products are made with all-natural ingredients and are free from artificial preservatives and sweeteners.

Contact: Alex Chesler Co-Founder TEAONIC

Alex Chesler



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Pinterest TV expands to Canada, bringing first-ever live North American holiday shopping experience


Following the launch of Pinterest TV in the US last year, Pinterest TV is now available to view in Canada with a focus on shopping inspiration for the holidays. Pinterest TV is a new feature created to unlock live, original video for creators and merchants. 

Pinterest is kicking-off ‘Shop the Holidays on Pinterest TV’ with 10 hours of daily programming running from November 15-18th in Canada and the US. Over sixty brands and four major North American publishers are taking part in the series, which will include over 40 hours of shoppable content. Proving that even holiday shopping is different on Pinterest, Pinners will also benefit from mindful meditation breaks, shopping tips and tricks, and exclusive access to product drops and deals in time for inspiring holiday shopping.

Pinterest TV episodes will be hosted by a combination of publishers, Pinterest Key Opinion Sellers, Canadian and global brands. Each day will focus on a different category so shoppers in North America can find the gifts they’re looking for, while also delighting in discovering something new.

‘Shop the Holidays’ Program Schedule

November 15th – Food and Festivities

Dig into the first day of shoppable fun with The Bay, Fable, Apartment Therapy and a six-hour stream in collaboration with Tastemade, featuring beloved cuisine creators and deals on indie food brands.

November 16th – Home and Decor

Deck the halls with Red Land Cotton, exclusive holiday wreath ideas and a three-hour evening takeover with Wayfair, featuring deals and curated design tips from Pinterest’s own Live Shopping hosts. 

November 17th – Beauty and Fashion

Shop Nudestix, Jenny Bird, Theraface and more with an extra-special gifting curation from the editors at Allure Magazine. 

November 18th – Gift Guides

Finding the ideal gift for everyone will be easy this year. Tune in to shop from indie Canadian brands like LOHN candles, The Silk Labs, alongside Canadian retailer The Bay, and find curated ideas from editors at The Kit and Glamour. 

In addition, the week of programming will also feature holiday spending tips from Holly O’Neill, Bank of America’s president of retail banking.

Pinterest is a destination for people to watch, shop and try inspiring ideas in categories including food, beauty, home, and DIY. Through recent advancements with shopping and creator features, Pinners are engaging in more immersive formats and actionable entertainment than ever before. Since launching Pinterest TV in the US last year, there have been over 2 million minutes of livestream watchtime and over 900 creators and brands have gone live. 

Simply click here, or tap the TV icon in the upper left corner of the Pinterest app to view episodes, interact with hosts, ask questions via chat, and shop products you like, live.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Pinterest,” says Laura deCarufel, editor in chief of The Kit. “Holiday is the most exciting time of the year for The Kit. Every year, our team gets together to consider the hundreds (thousands!) of amazing gift options, and then select the very best pieces and products for our audience. Now, with Pinterest TV, we have the opportunity to bring these gift guides to life in a fresh, compelling way.”

Shopping Pinterest TV 

On Pinterest TV, brands and creators can showcase and tag products so Pinners can shop and purchase on the retailer’s site. Hosts will have a shopping toolbox to enable live shopping experiences including a product drawer with prices and product details, product drops and brand collaborations and a limited-time-offer module to offer discounts. 

“On Pinterest, shopping is about inspiration and over time, we expect to make every product that a user encounters on Pinterest, shoppable. Pinterest TV is the next iteration of our vision to enhance shopping surfaces and help Pinners find the products they’re looking for. We have become the home of digital-taste-based shopping and Pinterest TV makes this experience even more personal.“–  Nadine Zylstra, Global Head of Programming and Original Content, Pinterest

Tastemade, a global partner of Pinterest, will kick off their inaugural Canadian programming during ‘Shop the Holidays on Pinterest TV’. Tastemade will be hosting programming dedicated to food and home days, to help Pinners get ready ahead of holiday hosting season. 

More on Pinterest TV

  • Fresh, live inspiration. Pinterest TV is a new way to discover fresh inspiration through live video from diverse Pinterest creators.
  • Inspiration for your life. Each weekday, Pinterest TV will bring you a fresh episode focused on a different category: food, home, fashion, beauty, and more.
  • Watch live, revisit later. Check out our shows live for a chance to interact with creators and snag exclusive deals. Select Pinterest TV recordings will also be available after airing, so you can check out shows you missed or revisit any of your favorite episodes. To stay in the know on upcoming live sessions, tap “Remind me.”
  • Shop anytime. Following each live Pinterest TV episode, brands will create Shoppable Boards with the products highlighted in the episode to make shopping and browsing easier than ever.

Porsche expands online sales to include customer-configured cars


Porsche is adding new options for those wishing to buy its cars online. The Porsche Car Configurator has been completely redesigned and now offers numerous new functions and views. Users can now pre-order customer-configured cars online, too. The new functions will initially be rolled out in Germany, with other markets to follow.

Porsche customers will soon be able to design their own dream cars online using a new configurator. The Porsche Car Configurator can also now be used to pre-order vehicles directly. The new functions will initially be available in Germany and will be launched in Spain and Portugal in the coming weeks.

Porsche Car Configurator with expanded functions

Thanks to a plethora of new functions and views, the new generation of the Car Configurator is now even more intuitive and offers a noticeably enhanced experience. The new features include expanded views of the vehicle in even higher quality and with more backgrounds. Almost all options are now visually represented in real time – from the different variants of the design packages to details such as decorative stitching. Users are also guided through the configuration process in a targeted manner.

“With the new functions, we have reached a milestone on the way to a highly attractive digital service for buying a Porsche,” says Robert Ader, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Porsche AG. “We have completely revamped the Porsche Car Configurator with the objective of enabling maximum customisation while making the configuration and buying experience as intuitive as possible. The result is a more inspiring, simple and compelling customer journey.”

Online pre-ordering even for customer-configured vehicles

Customers could already request and order in-stock new and used cars. Thanks to the new functions, this will now include customer-configured vehicles as well, which can be pre-ordered from the desired dealer directly in the Car Configurator. The sale is then finalised at the Porsche Centre. The process is part of the brand’s omnichannel approach, which is designed to allow customers to move seamlessly between digital and physical contact points.

“Our customers get the best of both worlds – and Germany is once again the pilot market for the expanded functions in online sales,” says Alexander Pollich, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Deutschland GmbH. “The customer’s dream car can now be configured and pre-ordered from the comfort of home. At the same time, we will continue to focus on the dealers as the central point of contact for the customer and foster that personal contact with our brand.”

Porsche launched online car sales in Germany in 2019 and has been steadily expanding the offering ever since. Online vehicle searches are now available in 100 markets around the world, and cars can be ordered online in 32 of them.

“Many European markets have played a role in shaping the further expansion of online vehicle sales from the outset and are now the first that will be able to offer their customers the expanded functions,” says Marco Schubert, Vice President Region Europe at Porsche AG. “The experience of the past few years has shown that the option of an online purchase is increasingly important to European Porsche customers. This is why we want to offer the expanded options in Spain and Portugal in the coming weeks and have planned the rollout in numerous other countries in Europe for 2023.”