Merit Blog

ASPIRE coalition to solve military spouse professional license reciprocity

"I couldn't transfer my license and had to abandon my career."

Laura Schmiegel was attending the University of Michigan Law School when she met her husband, serving in the military. After she graduated in 1996, they relocated to a new state - the...

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Why National CERT issues digital credentials to its army of volunteers

"We, of course, would never wish for an emergency, but when there is one, we hope Merit can help."
Tomer Kagan, Merit CEO


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Demystifying Event Streams: Transforming Events into Tables with dbt

Let’s discuss how to convert events from an event-driven microservice architecture into relational tables in a warehouse like Snowflake. Here are a...

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From start-up to grown-up, your business plan should include pay transparency

Where are the employee-centered companies?

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How to maximize your non-federal cost share credits

"Finding $100 bills in your couch!"


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Why Emergency Responders Preserve Structural Failure Evidence

"How can a building just collapse?"

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Tomer Kagan shares Merit's unique fundraising philosophy and best practices

"We use our fundraising process as a forcing function in the company to compel us to make constant improvements."

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Ohio’s Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Accounts Provide Greater Access to Student Enrichment Programs

Qualifying students can receive $500 for summer and before- and after-school educational activities

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3 Baby Steps to Disaster Readiness During the Formula Shortage

“This product is temporarily out of stock.”

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A Half-Million-Dollar Garbage Bill

“The appeal has been denied.”

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Dear Commercial Storm Chasers, Please Read Into Thin Air

This short read shares:

  1. Chasing can slow emergency responders
  2. Safety may take a back seat in disaster tourism
  3. CERT- a great alternative to profiting...
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Merit Introduces Custom Forms Tool for Organizations to Bring Verified Data into Existing Workflows

Activity Logs and Cost Recovery Efforts Already Being Transformed for Emergency Response Organizations

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How to make a join table with Liquibase and Gorm

A new tool for SQL database relationships

A join table is the traditional tool used to define a "many-to-many" relationship in a SQL database. Here...

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Climbing 110 stories for "Probie" Santora, FDNY

The youngest FDNY hero

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Happy Birthday, Emergency!

Inspiring a generation of responders

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3 Steps Towards Diverse and Inclusive Disaster Communication

What is the human cost of a taco?

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Experience Verified Identity at these emergency management conferences

Merit has deployed to many hazardous scenarios, so we were not about to let a National Weather Service falling iguana warning stop us from meeting...

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Is license reciprocity finally coming to your state?

Family groceries and legislation that matters

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