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Can A Personal Loan Be Used To Consolidate Debt? 343

Debt consolidation transforms multiple debts into a single monthly payment. This is an excellent option for those who have many debts and want to reorganize their payment schedules, interest rates, and fees into one. Through debt consolidation, you can take control of your debts and manage them correctly.    In the US, for example, debt is one of the ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 10/19/2020
2020 SME Election Results 322

The 2020 SME International Director and Member Council elections are now complete. The results have been received from EZVoteOnline, the agency designated to function as the Tellers Committee. The election results are attached for your information.  The following individuals have been elected to serve as SME International Directors from ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 10/09/2020
Help Recognize Women In Science, Technology And Engineering 299

The Manufacturing Institute is currently seeking nominations for its ninth-annual STEP Ahead Awards. These awards  recognize women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies. The institute’s STEP Ahead Awards gives women across the country a platform to showcase the incredible ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 08/12/2020
Volunteers Needed For Champions Program 278

As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, SME wants to continue to ensure our members are able to have virtual engagement/interactions with other members. To assist with this, we're seeking volunteers to participate in our SME Connect Champions Program. This program offers an opportunity for SME members to increase their ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 07/09/2020
2020 Annual Chapter Recognition 274

On behalf of 2020 SME Member Council Chair Brett A. Peters, PhD, and the entire SME Member Council , we're happy to announce the winners of the 2020 Annual Chapter Recognition awards. To attain platinum, gold, silver and bronze status , chapters are rated in four different areas: professional development, communications, the advancement of ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 06/12/2020
Basics Of Manufacturing Removable Safety Railings 270

Safety railings are essential in any workplace, especially in the industrial setting. Having safety railings also helps in keeping the industrial workplace OSHA compliant. Every single day in the workplace, there is always a hazard. There are different types of safety railings, one of them is the removable safety railings. Having removable safety ...

Added by Tyler Pack Blog SME Connect Blog 05/20/2020
Applicants Needed For SME International Director/Member Council Nominating Committee 268

SME is currently seeking applicants for its  International Director/Member Council Nominating Committee . This committee identifies, evaluates and nominates candidates for the  SME Member Council  and  SME Board of Directors . Potential members must have many of the qualities and capabilities of the directors and council reps they are ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 05/15/2020
Modular Homes: The Future Of Home Construction 267

It’s almost half of the year but technological advancements in the manufacturing industry are still blooming. It was projected that at the start of the year that 2020 will be the year of growing tech advancements, especially in the construction industry.  Technology is always evolving to provide advancements and comfort to those who are in the field ...

Added by Tyler Pack Blog SME Connect Blog 05/12/2020
Applicable Loans And Other Means To Handle Your Emergency Expenses 264

Everybody wants to be financially stable. Unfortunately, a lot of people are having a hard time managing their personal finances. It seems that expenses never end while their available resources are limited. Is their income the root of this problem, or is it a matter of financial planning? Perhaps, you have spent a considerable amount of time making a ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 04/27/2020
Manufacturing: A Promising Investment Opportunity 260

Taking on investments has been a global trend over the years. Many are seeking different opportunities where they can invest and profit at the same time. They are willing to put their money on promising and developed businesses to reap their share later on.  But every investment has different risks and returns. Therefore, it is crucial that before you ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 03/24/2020

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