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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-09-2013 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Crain's Chicago Business this week profiles Richard Jurek (cS: "rjurek349") in an article (and accompanying video) titled, "In our midst: a bonafide space junkie."
Richard Jurek is like a kid — a really big, 46-year-old kid—in a candy store, a candy store whose goodies literally are (or were) out of this world. Two decades ago, the Oak Brook marketing executive began amassing a collection of space memorabilia he values in the mid- to high six figures. Its more than 300 pieces are crowned with a checklist from the last moon mission...

Access to read the article may require registration for the first week it is online. There are photos posted here.

Congratulations Rich on the accolades! Glad to see you and space memorabilia make the news!

David Carey
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posted 09-09-2013 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kudos Rich!

Great piece - they just need to give you and the collection more air time.

SkyMan1958
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posted 09-09-2013 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fun piece.

Congratulations Rich on nicely explaining the field to the wider public!

NJSPACEFAN
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posted 09-09-2013 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rich, a fine article and excellent video. You are a credit to our hobby. I'll trade you a crisp new $100 Benjamin for that old $2 Jefferson in the article photo!!

Ken Havekotte
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posted 09-09-2013 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw the video; well done! Good to see some of your space-flown $2 bills depicted as part of the world's biggest flown US currency collection. Nice presentation, Rich, as I enjoyed the video.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 09-09-2013 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neat piece Richard. It is always rewarding to see another enthusiasts passion for the subject.

space1
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posted 09-09-2013 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nicely done. Congratulations!

Greggy_D
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posted 09-09-2013 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice job, Rich!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 09-09-2013 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done Rich.

Now if you could just let me know where you keep that stuff stashed...

rjurek349
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posted 09-10-2013 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys - I appreciate the feedback. Crain's does a great job with something like this -- a video, a print article, and a full-on social media campaign with Twitter, Tublr, etc. Half the fun was watching how this news organization has adapted to new media.

A big thank you, too, to Robert for not only posting the article, but also spending time talking to the reporter about the collection and for his gracious comments.

Gilbert
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posted 09-10-2013 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nicely done, Rich.

SkyMan1958
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posted 09-10-2013 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the way, Rich, is there a full length video that will be shown by Crain's (hopefully via YouTube) or is this edited clip it?

rjurek349
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posted 09-10-2013 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, this edited clip is it. It really is designed as just a sneak peak for their print/online article. Just an added feature to tease their readers. Since they are a weekly business publication, the videos go out in advance via social media and eblast to drive traffic and hardcopy sales.

SkyMan1958
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posted 09-10-2013 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the info!

heng44
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posted 09-11-2013 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice collection, Rich. The lighting and quality of the images almost make it look like a clip from a movie...

Larry McGlynn
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posted 09-11-2013 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rich, the video was top shelf in it's quality. The location and the presentation of the artifacts really worked well.

Craig's use of all types of media such video, print and the Internet really covered all the bases of the media world.

Nice job in getting the hobby presented to the general public.

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