Aliant Payments to Pay Its Employees a Compensation Package in Cryptocurrency

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

Aliant Payments, a leading U.S. based provider of merchant services and payment processing, announced today that it will be paying each of its employees part of their compensation package in cryptocurrency. The employees will be paid in a combination of Bitcoin and Litecoin.

“The fintech industry is growing and changing rapidly, and this is a way for our employees to be a part of Aliant’s involvement in this shift to digital currency,” said Aliant CEO Eric Brown. “Each member of the Aliant team now has a vested interest in cryptocurrency not just as something they work on in the office. The more our team utilizes digital currency, the better our customer user experience will be. This benefits Aliant as a company, and our employees as invested customers.”

Aliant became one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept cryptocurrency payments in September 2017. In July 2018 it announced that it had developed its own domestic, fully compliant solution that processes crypto payments, converts cryptocurrency to USD, and offers merchants next day payouts. Aliant’s payment processing system, called CryptoBucks, mitigates the risk of volatility of cryptocurrencies for merchants, making easier the adoption of cryptocurrencies by anyone.

“Adoption happens when you’re able to earn cryptocurrency, and then go on to spend it,” said Aliant CEO Eric Brown. “Being a leader in the crypto and payments space, the Aliant team is always working to educate merchants, and lead by example. I'm so grateful to work with this amazing team, and I can’t think of a better way to compensate them for the value they bring to our community."

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About Aliant Payments

Aliant Payments is a South Florida‐based financial technology company providing credit, debit, ACH and cryptocurrency payment processing for merchants worldwide. Founded in 2003, Aliant continues to pioneer the payment processing landscape. To learn more about Aliant Payments, please visit

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Carnegie Council Celebrates the Sixth Global Ethics Day

NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

Held every October, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events for people to explore the crucial role of ethics in their professions and their daily lives. This year, Carnegie Council is partnering with Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy®, for a webinar on business ethics and will highlight events from around the world on

“Global Ethics Day is the focal point on the calendar to reach our constituents all around the world,” says Joel Rosenthal, Carnegie Council president. “We launched it in 2014 hoping that it would start a movement and each year we see its influence grow. We’re excited to see what this year will bring.”

The 45-minute webinar with Weinstein, entitled "How Ethical Leadership is the Key to Sustained Success in Business,” will be the centerpiece of Carnegie Council's celebration and will take place at 11 a.m. ET on October 16. Terri Civitello, associate director of ethics and compliance at the Otis Elevator Company; Mike Valentine, CEO of Baxter Credit Union; and Carol Tate, director of global ethics and compliance and associate general counsel for Intel Corporation, will appear on the webinar, which will focus on why businesses cannot afford to hire a single dishonest employee.

Weinstein also published an article on "Forbes" online on October 14 in observance of Global Ethics Day, entitled “Seven Bold Leaders Reveal How Ethical Leadership Is A Boon To Business.” The article features business executives explaining the benefits of ethical leadership.

In addition, Carnegie Council has partnered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CFA Institute to produce eight interviews with business leaders on the importance of ethics, entitled “Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words.” Featuring Helen Brand, ACCA chief executive, and Paul Smith, outgoing CFA Institute CEO, and other business leaders, the eight full interviews and three short compilation videos featuring highlights of the talks are available on Carnegie Council’s YouTube channel. In addition, these interviews have been turned into six half-hour television shows, currently airing on CUNY TV in the New York City metro area.

ACCA and CFA Institute have also announced several other Global Ethics Day events taking place around the world, including a breakfast event at the European Parliament in Brussels; the Singapore Ethics Film Festival, in partnership with ACCA Singapore, running from October 16-24; the CFA Society Singapore and CFA Society Malaysia University Ethics Challenge; roundtable/speaker sessions around Pakistan, in partnership with ACCA Pakistan; and an ethics session at CFA Society Australia Investment Conference.

Global Ethics Day will also be observed around the world at schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations. A few highlights include: a conversation on national security with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice (LEAP) Initiative at the The George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs in Washington, DC; a radio program focused on ethics on Radiotelevision Española in Spain; a symposium entitled “Ethics and Creative Practice” at Arts University Bournemouth in the United Kingdom; talks on ethics and a formalized commitment to ethical behavior for all 3,500 employees at Auditor-General South Africa; and a panel on ethics at the Brazilian Association of Professionals for Sustainable Development.

Go to for a full list of events and participating organizations and ideas and inspiration for other Global Ethics Day activities.


Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts, and decision makers. Through lectures, workshops, panel discussions, conferences, interviews, articles, and a wealth of free multimedia online resources, the Council has earned a reputation as an honest, objective voice for ethics in international affairs. Go to

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Payton Clark of Henkels & McCoy Receives MEA Life Sustaining Award

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

MEA Energy Association (MEA) is proud to bestow Payton Clark, apprentice 4, of Henkels & McCoy, with a Life Sustaining Award for using CPR to save a man’s life.

Clark was working on a transmission project in southern Illinois when the crew noticed a tractor coming toward them. The driver appeared unconscious and was slumped over the steering wheel. The crew called 911, got the man off the tractor, and Clark began CPR. The farmer fully recovered after he was treated in hospital.

“It is a privilege to present this Life Sustaining Award,” said John Gann, MEA Vice President. “These awards serve to highlight the outstanding individuals in the energy industry who rise up when called and make a difference when presented with the opportunity to do so.”

Henkels & McCoy Shared Services is based out of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and have been members of MEA since 1997.

The MEA Life Sustaining Award is presented to individuals from member companies who have saved, or attempted to save, the life of another. The Meritorious Service Award is granted to recognize those who have performed actions in the service of another that are considered above and beyond. Applications for the MEA Life Sustaining and Meritorious Service Award are reviewed approved by the Executive Committee of MEA’s Board of Directors. Read about all MEA awards at

For questions contact John Gann, johng (at) (dot) org, or (651) 289-9600 x105.

About MEA:

MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 110 years ago by distribution utilities whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, we fulfill the same purpose through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Energy delivery companies, contractors, and suppliers around the country benefit from our 55 summits, roundtables, and webinars, 400+ online technical courses, safety assessments, evaluator training, operator qualification compliance tools, and leadership courses for field personnel.

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