Epic River Wins Bronze in 10th Annual Best In Biz Awards

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Recognized for their support of community banks, credit unions, local healthcare providers and small businesses across the country

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We are doing our part to make sure local financial institutions can navigate the legal, risk and compliance challenges presented by Covid-19 and the CARES act to ensure that the local banks, healthcare providers and small businesses are able to remain solvent and position themselves for growth.

Epic River has been named a bronze winner in Company of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

The Epic River platform enables community banks and credit unions to compete with non-bank lenders by seamlessly facilitating the entire online lending process. During a year filled with unique challenges, Epic River was able to adapt their services to serve community banks, credit unions and local healthcare providers with PPP loan application and forgiveness, patient lending, eSign, eDelivery, document exchange, and remote online notary.

2020 marked the 10th annual Best in Biz Awards and – with a continuing global pandemic – was also a year like no other in the program’s 10-year history. Despite the global challenges, the 10th annual program saw a particularly strong field of entries from public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from some of the most recognizable and admired global brands to the most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies – proving North American business’ resilience and continuing innovation and growth despite the odds. The judges were impressed with this year’s winners’ agility and adaptability that allowed their businesses to thrive, their willingness to always go the extra mile to help their customers in these unusual times and particularly, many winners’ efforts to maintain their commitment to the environment and to prioritize helping others in their communities.

“Community banks and credit unions were instrumental in getting the funding provided by the Payroll Protection Program into the hands of businesses across the country, and local healthcare providers have been on the front lines of a global pandemic since March,” said Jeff Grobaski, CEO, Epic River. “We are doing our part to make sure local financial institutions can navigate the legal, risk and compliance challenges presented by Covid-19 and the CARES act to ensure that the local banks, healthcare providers and small businesses are able to remain solvent and position themselves for growth as soon as this global pandemic is behind us.”

Since the program’s inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Combining top editors’ and reporters’ unparalleled expertise and experience with the objectivity inherent in the journalistic ethos and further enhanced by the variety of outlets represented, Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely able to determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2020 judging panel included, among others, writers from Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, USA Today and Wired.

“2020 has been a year defined by a need for resilience. Companies have faced unprecedented hardship and disruption because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, and have responded with grit, innovation, and compassion. Businesses have risen up to meet unforeseen challenges on the fly, showing adaptability, creativity and toughness,” said Joseph Pete, Times of Northwest Indiana, judging his second Best in Biz Awards program. “It was tough to choose between so many worthy and inspiring entries and all of the entries deserve acclaim.”

Best in Biz Awards 2020 honors were conferred in more than 90 different categories, including Company of the Year, Most Resilient Company, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Operations Executive, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Crisis Management Program, Marketing Program and Annual Report of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2020, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2020-winners.

About Epic River

The Epic River Platform™ has provided new banking concepts and better customer experiences to community banks and credit unions. Epic River brings together a community financial institution’s low cost of capital with our innovative platform to compete with the high-convenience and high-cost offerings of non-bank financing providers. Community banks and credit unions running on the Epic River platform are able to provide better loan terms, lower cost of closing and unsurpassed convenience to customers to improve the financial wellbeing of the community in which they live and work. The Epic River platform also powers the Finastra eSignature solution, ProSign Online, to provide our customers with a simple, secure and compliance-centric electronic document signing and delivery platform. For information, visit http://www.epicriver.com.

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the premier awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 90 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com

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