The Young President's Organization (YPO) Gold Chapter held a futurist event at Merchants Bonding Company's™ headquarters on October 20, 2016. Chairman of the Board and President Larry Taylor, a member of the YPO's Gold Chapter, discussed Merchants' new facility at the event. Taylor said, "We feel this building brought us up to date as a 21st century company.”
Participants in the YPO Gold event test drove Teslas and the University of Iowa’s experimental driverless car. They also enjoyed a presentation from the DaVinci Institute's top futurist Thomas Frey focused on hot new technologies that are in experimental stages. Prior to joining the Colorado-based DaVinci Institute, Frey was an engineer with IBM for 15 years.