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A History-Making Weekend for Military Families, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, ASPIRE, and Merit

Military families have long struggled with the challenges posed by regular reassignments to new states. These PCS (Permanent Change of Station) moves...

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Merit Earns 2023 Great Place to Work Certification™

It’s official! Thanks to our team of incredible people, Merit is proud to announce that we have earned the 2023 Great Place to Work® Certification™....

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Merit's Meaningful Moments of 2022

Everyone at Merit hopes you, your families, and your teams enjoyed a peaceful and happy Holiday Season and are enthusiastic about a productive 2023...

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Merit featured on the GovTech 100 list

Less than one week into 2023, we're already having quite a Happy New Year! 

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Generating APIs and Documentation with Swagger

Streamlining API Documentation

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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...

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Why National CERT Issues Digital Credentials for its Volunteers

An army of volunteers dedicated thousands of service hours to response and recovery efforts when Hurricane Ian struck on September 28, 2022. To help...

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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 Non-Federal Cost Share Credits [With Complete ICS 214s]

Your emergency agency may be about to spend thousands, if not millions, of dollars unnecessarily.

Every year, agencies pay 10-25% non-federal cost...

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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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Solve Your 2 Worst Labor Problems With Fair Chance Hiring

Equitable and successful businesses that hire Fair Chance Employees promote family and community resilience by solving the root cause of recidivism -...

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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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The Best Custom Forms Tool to Add Verified Data in 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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