When natural disasters occur, devastation occurs. Homes are destroyed, lives are lost, and families are altered. Precious memories and heirlooms could be swept away in an instant. This can be equally devastating for businesses: offices damaged, files lost/destroyed, and the worry of insurance reacting fast enough to get your business back up and running. Our founder, Melissa Johnson Eldridge, a native of Louisiana, saw all of this first-hand in August of 2005, experiencing Hurricane Katrina.

With COVID-19 in our present view, several states rushed into implementing RON. In the very near future, a busier than normal hurricane season will approach, with some businesses and states currently not fully functioning. It is paramount that businesses have systems in place to effectively operate. Thankfully NEMA has these and is ready and willing to consult businesses on emergency preparedness. Below is a brief how-to and overview of benefits of integrating RON into your business structure for situations like these.

How-to Guide on Integrating RON

  1. Grab our Founders Book! Melissa released her highly informative book, “Remote Online Notary Training System Getting Started Volume 1” in November 2019. It provides the very details on RON, how to get started, the platforms used, and a guide on a business plan.
  2. Choose the Right Platform. Depending on your business needs and method of operation, having the right RON platform to conduct business is extremely important. NEMA has this info readily available via consultation.
  3. Consult with established RON signing agencies for best practices. We hate to toot our own horn, but NEMA is an established RON agency that can do just this. Our founder and her team of notary/consultants have the expertise to coach you on conducting your business successfully. Give us a ring!
  4. Training and Implementation. When launching your business, having the ability to navigate RON platforms, properly train/connect with notaries who can do so as well, should be priority. NEMA offers regular web-based (and in-person, pending COVID-19) training and continued coaching to assist in this.

The benefits of integrating RON into your business are as followed:

  1. Getting training and setup for your business is simple, and not time consuming. Once done, it’s done! It is something you don’t have to keep doing over and over.
  2. Planning ahead for RON has several advantages in reactively implementing. In a case where a natural disaster strikes, your time, money, energy, and effort will be put into saving your business, while paying ahead for RON will act as a contingency and aid in keeping your business afloat.
  3. Secure Documentation. The notarization and authentication of documents can be completed online on a secure platform. The documents can be recorded via cloud-based storage and/or external hard drive, decreasing your chance of losing importation documentation if a disaster indeed affects your business.

It is imperative that businesses prepare going into this uncertain hurricane season, and NEMA is here to assist. Feel free to reach out to us to schedule your consultation.

Melissa Johnson Eldridge Continues to Move Forward with RON as Newest MISMO Member

Published 5/11/2020

Ever since learning about Remote Online Notary (RON) back in 2017, Melissa Johnson Eldridge has been advocating and educating countless notaries and industry professionals, making major waves in the notary world. Always focusing on moving upward and onward, she entered the year 2020 with 20/20 vision. She expanded and rebranded her educational platform, now NEMA Online Signing Solutions, forming a team of highly-trained mobile, electronic and RONs enabled to conduct digital closings and computer-based signings. With this venture she has consulted with several titles, lenders, and software platforms at the forefront of electronic real estate closings to provide an unmatched customer service experience. Working hard equally behind the scenes and in front of her students, she continued to educate herself in industry standards, certification, and remote online notary legislation. She recently became a member of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, or MISMO, to continually advocate and collaborate with industry for the integration of RON into real estate transactions. Melissa recognized the importance of membership enabled the opportunity to network and collaborate with other industry partners in the MISMO community to centralize and unify RON standards and operations. Through pushback from industry detractors and the negative impact of COVID-19, Melissa continues to trail blaze despite all odds. Just a quarter through 2020, there is no telling what other major contributions Melissa will make as she continues to set trends for the future.

When natural disasters occur, devastation occurs. Homes are destroyed, lives are lost, and families are altered. Precious memories and heirlooms could be swept away in an instant. This can be equally devastating for businesses: offices damaged, files lost/destroyed, and the worry of insurance reacting fast enough to get your business back up and running. Our founder, Melissa Johnson Eldridge, a native of Louisiana, saw all of this first-hand in August of 2005, experiencing Hurricane Katrina.

With COVID-19 in our present view, several states rushed into implementing RON. In the very near future, a busier than normal hurricane season will approach, with some businesses and states currently not fully functioning. It is paramount that businesses have systems in place to effectively operate. Thankfully NEMA has these and is ready and willing to consult businesses on emergency preparedness. Below is a brief how-to and overview of benefits of integrating RON into your business structure for situations like these.

How-to Guide on Integrating RON

  1. Grab our Founders Book! Melissa released her highly informative book, “Remote Online Notary Training System Getting Started Volume 1” in November 2019. It provides the very details on RON, how to get started, the platforms used, and a guide on a business plan.
  2. Choose the Right Platform. Depending on your business needs and method of operation, having the right RON platform to conduct business is extremely important. NEMA has this info readily available via consultation.
  3. Consult with established RON signing agencies for best practices. We hate to toot our own horn, but NEMA is an established RON agency that can do just this. Our founder and her team of notary/consultants have the expertise to coach you on conducting your business successfully. Give us a ring!
  4. Training and Implementation. When launching your business, having the ability to navigate RON platforms, properly train/connect with notaries who can do so as well, should be priority. NEMA offers regular web-based (and in-person, pending COVID-19) training and continued coaching to assist in this.

The benefits of integrating RON into your business are as followed:

  1. Getting training and setup for your business is simple, and not time consuming. Once done, it’s done! It is something you don’t have to keep doing over and over.
  2. Planning ahead for RON has several advantages in reactively implementing. In a case where a natural disaster strikes, your time, money, energy, and effort will be put into saving your business, while paying ahead for RON will act as a contingency and aid in keeping your business afloat.
  3. Secure Documentation. The notarization and authentication of documents can be completed online on a secure platform. The documents can be recorded via cloud-based storage and/or external hard drive, decreasing your chance of losing importation documentation if a disaster indeed affects your business.

It is imperative that businesses prepare going into this uncertain hurricane season, and NEMA is here to assist. Feel free to reach out to us to schedule your consultation.

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