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June Edition 2018
WelcomeWireless 'RoboFly' Looks Like an Insect, Gets Its Power from LasersLaser-Shooting Cow Eyeballs Are As Amazing As They SoundEZMicro presents... Electronic Recycling InformationWin a four pack of Lehigh Velley Zoo tickets!Wisconsin Company Encourages Employees to Become CyborgsTHINGS TO DOEZ Micro Lunch and Learns  | 40 Boredom-Busting Activities to Do With the KidsRiddle  |  How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions
Welcome

We start this newsletter with a huge goodbye to Lisa! After 10 years of faithful service she will be dearly missed by so many people. We asked Lisa if she would like to write a note to everyone she loves.

Breaking up is hard to do...
 

Breaking up is hard to do. And, that sentiment doesn't just apply to romantic relationships—it also holds some water when it comes to leaving your job.

As many of you know, I have been with EZ Micro for over 10 years. However, life moves forward and you have choices to make (some are very tough).  I had the opportunity to start a new chapter in life, and with A LOT of praying, family discussion and a leap of faith, I made the choice to leave EZ Micro and write that next chapter.  I'm excited to say that California is on the horizon.

To all the clients and friends I have made throughout the years at EZ Micro, I wanted to say "I will miss each and every one of you."  EZ Micro has the kindest and most dedicated clients I have ever met.  Thank you for your acquaintances and friendships.

Working for, and with, Dave Dooley, has been the most rewarding, educational and spiritual journey, of which I can never repay him for.  My co-workers are my family.  I enjoy their company, their stories and the constant banter back and forth.  I miss ALL these goofballs!


Lisa is beloved by EZ Micro along with so many of our clients. We wish her all the best and we are very excited for her future.

With the leaving of Lisa comes a new employee. Typically, Lisa would be introducing the new employee but this time, I get the chance to tell you a little bit about myself.
 
My name is Hillary Spear, and I have a beautiful family that I cherish - my husband, 2 daughters and we are now in the process of fulfilling a lifelong dream of adopting an older child. I went to Lehigh University and started my career working for a consulting firm (CALIPER, INC) in Princeton, NJ. After the birth of my daughters, I decided to stay home and invest in them. When my youngest was about 8 years old, I went back to work at the Allentown Rescue Mission taking care of the homeless. I am very involved in the youth ministry at our church and love to spend time with my friends and family.

When Dave Dooley asked me to join EZ Micro it was an easy decision. I had been a client of EZ Micro for years and had seen the quality of their work and the character of both Dave and the employees. Over the years, EZ Micro had consistently impressed me so much that I jumped at the chance to be part of their team.

I look forward to getting to know all of you as we go on this journey together!

 

Wireless 'RoboFly' Looks Like an Insect, Gets Its Power from Lasers
By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer

A new type of flying robot is so tiny and lightweight — it weighs about as much as a toothpick — it can perch on your finger. The little flitter is also capable of untethered flight and is powered by lasers.

This is a big leap forward in the design of diminutive airborne bots, which are usually too small to support a power source and must trail a lifeline to a distant battery in order to fly, engineers who built the new robot announced in a statement.

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Laser-Shooting Cow Eyeballs Are As Amazing As They Sound
By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer

Ordinary contact lenses just moved one step closer to letting you shoot lasers from your eyes.

Scientists recently developed the first pliable, ultrathin "membrane laser" that can be fixed to curved or delicate objects. After being charged with blue light, the membrane emits lasers; researchers tested the material by placing it on contact lenses that they then mounted on cow eyeballs, according to a new study.

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EZ MICRO presents....

Looking for some good summer reading? Looking for an educational book to learn while not feeling like a "text book" but reads more like a story? One of my favorite authors is Patrick Lencioni.

The Ideal Team Player
How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable

By: Patrick M. Lencioni

Or are you just looking for a great Novel to take on the beach with you?   In that case, I recommend this...

The Writing Desk

by Rachel Hauck

 

 

A Fun Craft Project for
Summer Nights on the Patio

Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???

According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, almost one in four Americans has not read a book in the past year. So to find out if that is true, we sent a team to the street to ask pedestrians to name a book, and here are the very sad results.



Click to view more information!
 
Win a four pack of Lehigh Velley Zoo tickets!


The first three people to like us on our Facebook and comment "send me to the zoo" will win a family four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo Tickets!!

Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Wisconsin Company Encourages Employees to Become Cyborgs
BY JONATHAN STRICKLAND
Employees at Three Square Market, a vending services company that makes micro markets, will soon have the opportunity to become cyborgs.

Starting on Aug. 1, 2017, workers can opt in to getting a special microchip surgically implanted under their skin between the thumb and forefinger. The implant will take mere seconds, says the company's blog post, and it will allow employees to make purchases from the break room micro market, essentially a cluster of self-service vending machines and kiosks. Employees with the implant also will be able to open electronically locked doors and access computers without having to type a password.

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THINGS TO DO
BLUES, BREWS & BARBECUE FESTIVAL

Over 20,000 visitors gather in downtown Allentown each year for the annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival. They come to listen to incredible Blues musicians with international prominence, sample amazing BBQ from all around the US, and drink delicious craft and domestic brews right in the heart of Downtown Allentown!

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LEHIGH VALLEY FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS

Check out this list of festivals and events happening in the Lehigh Valley.

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EZ Micro Lunch and Learns
 
Come join us for our monthly lunch and learn on the last Thursday of every month. Each session we try and focus on topics that will help you and your company.
 
June's topic will be:

The power of storytelling: How Storytelling is at the root of attracting your best customers & best team members

If you would like to learn more or register for this free lunch and information seminar - please click here.
40 Boredom-Busting Activities to Do With the Kids
ByBy Lauren Piro

Here are some fun crafts to do with your kids over the summer. My personal favorite? Number 8 – Crystal Names! I can't wait to do that one with my kids (who am I kidding, even if I didn't have kids I'd be doing this one). Although to all the sports enthusiasts - I'm sure number 22 will be a hit too!


Add these clever, colorful crafts and games to your cool-mom arsenal.

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Riddle

You have to choose one of three doors to walk through.

Door number 1 - Has lions that haven't eaten for years
Door number 2 - Has thousands of poisonous snakes
Door number 3 - The entire floor is made of quicksand.

Which door do you choose?

Get the Answer!


 
 
How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

We're nuts about
helping our customers!

Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

E-Mail
Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-3991. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.

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