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Liberty Coin Service’s Patrick A. Heller To Participate In US Mint Numismatic Forum!

Dollars and Sense
September 22, 2017 3:00 PM

Liberty Coin Service's Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller has received and accepted an invitation from the United States Mint to participate in the Mint's 2017 Numismatic Forum on October 17 at the Mint's headquarters in Washington, DC. The theme of the event is "Numismatics--The Road Ahead." Participation is by invitation only and is likely to be only 50-60 people.

Said LCS CEO and owner Tom Coulson, “We are honored that Pat has once again been recognized by the US Mint with this invitation to meet with US Mint staff. Liberty Coin Service is committed to supporting the hobby of coin and paper money collecting. Consulting with the staff of the US Mint is just one more way we promote the use of money for educational purposes and recreation. Pat participated in the Mint's first Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia last October, the only participant from Michigan, then wrote an article on the event posted at http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/mint-holds-forum that contains extensive feedback and suggestions to the US Mint.”

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Associations and e-Marketplaces

Association Impact
September 22, 2017 1:00 PM

Associations and eMarketplaces

Earlier this month Cheryl Ronk, CAE, FASAE, President and CEO of MSAE, Michigan Society of Association Executives spoke with David J. Akers, Ann Csongei, and Denise Amburgey about a dynamic new eMarketplace which is coming to MSAE and its members

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Breach at Equifax May Impact 143M Americans [Krebs on Security]

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 12:00 PM

Mike and Erik come together to provide insight on the news that everyone has been talking about, the Equifax security breach… A massive security breach hit the credit monitoring company Equifax, and resulted in the leaking of the personal data of nearly 143 million Americans.

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Tesla building ‘world’s biggest’ lithium-ion battery in Australia

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 11:00 AM

Mike and Erik discuss Elon Musk’s latest and greatest challenge: to build the worlds biggest lithium ion battery in south Australia. According to Musk it will be ‘three times more powerful than anything on Earth.’

Full article HERE

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Tech Giants Rally in Support of Net Neutrality

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 10:00 AM

In response, a plethora of tech giants such as Amazon, Reddit, Facebook and Google (among many others) have planned a “day of action” displaying alerts on their homepages detailing what the Internet may look like without net neutrality. The response highlights a popular belief that without net neutrality, ISPs will slow down Internet traffic and throttle startup companies. Erik and Mike deliberate.

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Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 9:00 AM

The well known freeware and Internet fixture Adobe Flashplayer is finally calling it quits in 2020. Chrome, Edge, and Safari have been partially blocking Flashplayer for a year. HTML5 standards are more secure, and the need for Flashplayer just isn’t there anymore. Erik and Mike discuss.

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Consumers Energy Prepared for Hot Weather, Issues Tips

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2017 8:00 AM

JACKSON, Mich., September 21, 2017 – Consumers Energy is prepared for the unseasonable hot and humid weather occurring over the next several days, and is offering cooling tip reminders for customers to stay cool, save energy and money through the weekend:

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What Makes Printing Essentials So Much Better

Michigan Business Beat
September 21, 2017 5:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Jason French, Managing Partner, Printing Essentials, Lake Odessa, MI, finding out his background, the company Printing Essential's story, their core services and how they're doing in 2017.

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Researchers Shut Down AI that Invented its Own Language

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 4:00 PM

AI bots designed by Facebook invented their own language that was unreadable to humans in order to negotiate more effectively.

Elon Musk, despite being a known pessimist on the dangers of AI, suggest that we let computers develop their own languages. Erik and Mike ponder, will machines over rule their operators…

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Key Takeaways from the American Nusmatic Association Conference

Dollars and Sense
September 21, 2017 3:00 PM

For his latest batch of insight on Dollars and Sense, Patrick Heller discusses several numismatic and financial stories that have been of interest in 2017.


In this six segment episode he then interviews Dr. Samuel Gregg, Director of Research for the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids.  

Patrick then shares with us a conversation he had with Brett Irick from the American Numismatic Association Conference in March 2017.

Dr. Samuel Gregg is pictured to the right and Brett Irick is pictured down below. 

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