From hirings, tech releases, remembrances, and more get the latest news the industry’s top companies in this weekly update.Potestivo & Associates, P.C., announced the hiring of Marc Wagman, who will serve as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in the Chicago office, and Cheryl Cook, who will serve as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in the Rochester office. Potestivo & Associates, P.C., provides providing legal solutions to the real estate finance and credit industry. Headquartered in downtown Rochester, Michigan, the firm also maintains full-service operations in Rochester, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois, with a satellite office providing select services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Prior to joining Potestivo, Wagman worked at a variety of law firms in the Chicago area, including his own private practice where his focus was creditors’ rights and consumer financial issues. Cook brings over 22 years’ experience representing banks, lenders, and businesses in bankruptcy proceedings, commercial litigation, loan workouts, and general creditors’ rights matters.__________________________________________________________________Charlotte, North Carolina-based real estate company Showcase Realty has made new additions to its roster of agents. This month, the company’s team has grown with the signing of six new real estate professionals—Renee King, Lucius Fulks, Rachael Ba, Nancy Sherwin, Rachel Norton, and Kelly Feeley.Owned and run by Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty seeks to provide the highest quality, most innovative and exceptional real estate service in Charlotte. The company boasts of its team of over 50 agents, who are all committed to serving their clients based on honesty and integrity. One of their happy clients wrote in his review, “I recently purchased a home in Charlotte in Sedgefield area and Showcase Realty with Nancy Braun and her team were very knowledgeable about the area, but what really set them apart were their negotiation skills with the buyer. I was also impressed with the contractors that they recommended to me for some enhancements that I did with the place.”________________________________________________________Pennsylvania-based LoanLogics, a loan quality technology provider for mortgage manufacturing and loan acquisition, has announced that it has enhanced its LoanHD Investor Module for Correspondent Loan Acquisition by expanding the mandatory loan commitment options and adding direct trade capabilities, improving the ability of both investors and sellers to lower costs and enhance profitability.In a statement, LoanLogics said that the investor module automates every step in an investor’s loan acquisition workflow from initial loan pricing, creation, and management of commitments all the way through locking, hedging loan funding and onboarding.________________________________________________________Bank of America announced the death of its vice chairman and head of Global Wealth and Investment Management Terrence P. 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By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaCooking and sharing meals with loved ones is a traditional part of the holiday season. But don’t forget to take care of the leftovers, or you could invite foodborne illnesses to your holiday party, says a University of Georgia food safety expert.”It’s great to spend time with family members after a holiday dinner. Just take the time to put away food dishes first,” said Michael Doyle, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga.Refrigerate or freeze holiday meals within two hours of serving them, he said. Refrigerators should be set at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Freezers should be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below.”Temperatures are critical when it comes to keeping food safely stored and cooking food,” Doyle said. “Many home refrigerators are way out of the safe zone of 41 degrees Fahrenheit. A refrigerator set at 50 degrees Fahrenheit is what we microbiologists call an incubator. That’s where we grow bacteria for research.”Whether you’re making leftover ham or turkey dishes, be sure to reheat leftovers to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, Doyle said.After four days, though, leftovers should be eaten, frozen or thrown away, he said.“Americans like to share food along with their good times and celebrations. But without using proper handling rules, you could share foodborne illness with your family and friends,” said Elizabeth Andress, a food safety specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.She offers these tips for proper food handling:* Wash your hands before and during food preparation.* Defrost frozen meats, poultry and fish inside your refrigerator or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and thoroughly cook food immediately after defrosting in a microwave.* Clean and sanitize food preparation surfaces after exposure to raw meats, poultry, fish or eggs.* Cook ground beef and other meats, poultry and eggs thoroughly.* To store food, divide into smaller quantities that will cool quickly.* Transport food in insulated carriers designed for hot or cold foods. Keep hot foods above 140 degrees Fahrenheit.