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Veterans Counselor Pursues Notary Commission To Better Serve His Community

By Kelle Clarke on July 02, 2014 - Most people who attended NNA 2014 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, were looking for ways to advance their careers. But veteran Mike Tillotson came in the hopes of finding a new way to help homeless and needy veterans by taking advantage of the complimentary one-day Conference pass for veterans, sponsored by the National Notary Foundation.

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Confusing Certificates

By David Thun on June 25, 2014 - Completing notarial certificate wording is an essential part of notarizing signatures. But what do you do if the certificate is presented to you with some or all of its information filled in? Or even filled in with the wrong information? Or the wording isn’t normally used in your state? Take our quiz and see how you would deal with confusing certificate situations.

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Forged Notary Seals Earn Criminal Longer Prison Sentence

By Michael Lewis on June 24, 2014 - Forging Notary seals is a serious crime that warrants an “enhanced” prison sentence, according to a federal appeals court ruling issued last week.

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How Many Witnesses Are Required To Verify A Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on June 24, 2014 - How many witnesses are required to verify a signer's signature?

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Tennessee Establishes 'Open-Ended' Fee Structure For Notaries

By David Thun on June 24, 2014 - Tennessee has established an “open-ended” fee schedule for the state’s Notaries — leaving it to their discretion to establish a reasonable fee — under a new law taking effect October 1.

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How One Notary Built A Second Business Out Of Her Day Job

By David Thun on June 18, 2014 - When Monica Haverkamp took a job as an executive assistant at American Airlines, she never expected that her Notary commission would earn her extra income. But thanks to some word of mouth and a few well-placed and cleverly designed flyers, her Notary business has grown exponentially.

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Three Steps To Creating A Notary's Social Media Calendar

By Caitlin Dodds on June 18, 2014 - Setting up profiles on social media sites is not enough to help your Notary business. In order to see results, you have to post regular content. Just like any relationship, it requires effort to keep it alive.

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Vague Borrower Surveys Can Cause Reputation Issues For Notary Signing Agents

By David Thun on June 18, 2014 - It’s standard procedure for lenders to survey borrowers about their closing experience. But when those surveys are unclear about the roles Notaries or other loan professionals play in the closing process, it can have an unfair, detrimental effect on a signing agent’s ability to get assignments.

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What Steps Do I Take To Notarize A Translated Document?

By Kelle Clarke on June 18, 2014 - How do I notarize a foreign document that has been translated into English by a translator?

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Family Business: A Look At Notaries Who Work With Their Dads

By David Thun on June 13, 2014 - In honor of Father's Day this month, we're sharing the story of two Notary dads who have created winning business teams with their children. More

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