Quicken Loans and PostEgram Team Up to Keep Military Families Connected

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The Detroit-based companies partner to keep deployed military personnel in touch with loved ones around the world

“Members of our armed forces make so many sacrifices to serve their country, and defend our liberties, but staying connected to their families should not have to be one of them,” said Judy Davids, CEO of PostEgram.

Quicken Loans Inc., a 50-state lender providing a variety of mortgage programs including VA loans, helped PostEgram provide one-year subscriptions of its Facebook-based printed newsletters to more than 170 members of the 1775th Military Police Company.

In January, friends and family gathered at a departure ceremony at Ultimate Soccer in Pontiac, Michigan, as the members prepared to leave the country for their new base in Afghanistan. PostEgram founder and CEO Judy Davids registered members for the full-color newsletters, which will include their loved ones’ Facebook updates and pictures and arrive monthly to their base overseas.

“Members of our armed forces make so many sacrifices to serve their country, and defend our liberties, but staying connected to their families should not have to be one of them,” said Davids. “The members and their loved ones who came to the ceremony were excited to know they would still be able to stay in touch through social media updates despite the distance and limited Internet access.”

Davids created the easy-to-use application and developed her business model through Bizdom U, the non-profit Detroit-based entrepreneurial boot camp founded by Dan Gilbert, the chairman and founder of Quicken Loans.

To thank Quicken Loans for supporting its military initiative, PostEgram put together a YouTube video, which includes images of the members and their families at the departure ceremony.

About PostEgram:
PostEgram is a personal Facebook magazine filled with12-pages of news and photos from up to 15 family members. It’s the ideal way for men and women serving in the Armed Forces to stay in touch with loved ones. Easy to setup and delivered automatically via the U.S. Mail, a one-time registration ensures a treasured letter from home every month. PostEgrams allow enlisted personnel to look at Facebook news and photos anytime, anywhere, with no Internet access required. It’s Facebook they can touch. Subscriptions, which include color printing and postage, start at $4.99 per month. For more information, visit http://www.postegram.com.

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About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.    

About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.

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