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August 2018

IN THIS ISSUE 2 :: New Members 3 :: Affton Community Days 3 :: Trivia Night 4 :: Merger Update 5 :: September Events 6 :: Steak Raffle & Renewing Mbrs 8 :: Member Events 9 :: Member News 10 :: Health Insurance 11 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE August 7 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am August 9 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting Garden Villas South 11:15 am August 15 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am August 16 :: Thursday Trivia Night Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 9:00 am August 30 :: Thursday Affton Community Days Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 5:00 pm

Farewell to Tower Tee

Join us to hear Steve Lotz, owner of Tower Tee, reminisce about one of Affton’s former landmarks. Listen to history and interesting stories from the 55 years his family operated the complex. It’s sure to be a memorable luncheon! Thursday, August 9 11:15 am Registration | 11:50 am Lunch Garden Villas South 13457 Tesson Ferry, 63128 park in reserved spots near entrance or pull in front circle for valet $15 members | $20 non-members register at www.afftonchamber.com by Friday, August 3

meeting sponsor

September 3 :: Wednesday OFFICE CLOSED MISSION STATEMENT The Affton Chamber of Commerce exists to support the business and general interests of the greater Affton area, and to provide opportunities to network, advertise, and educate its member businesses.


ABSOLUTE MARTIAL ARTS

Ana Brock 8822 Gravois Road (63123) 314.664.0466 www.absolutemartialarts.com We offer classes in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Kids Karate. Whether you looking for fitness, stress relief, self-defense, or just to have a great time. We have many different programs to fit your individual needs. Since our establishment, Absolute Martial Arts St Louis has strived to provide high quality instruction, with a focus on a positive and safe learning environment. Sign up for a intro lesson with one of our instructors. This way you can see first hand, if our Martial Arts school is the right one for you.

ANSERPHONE

Amy Lewis 9907 Gravois Road, Suite B (63123) 314.865.6000 www.answerphone247.com Professional telephone answering service and call center resources for business & medical professionals. You will receive secure custom answering and messaging from us 24 hours a day. Business, Medical, Animal Care Service, Car Services, Construction, Contractor, Elevator, Employee Attendance/Call Off Line, Funeral Home, HVAC, Lawyer, Legal Service, Locksmith, Medical Supplier, Property Management, Real Estate, Utility Provider, 24 Hour Service Company, & more.

BEHRMANN COMPANY

Pat Knott or Walt Steineer 9783 Green Park Industrial Dr. (63123) 314.631.4400 www.behrmanncompany.com Behrmann Company is a manufacturer’s representative of HVAC equipment in the St. Louis Metro trading area.

JEFFERSON BANK & TRUST

Nicholas Heyl 5475 Southfield Center (63123) 314.655.2807 www.jbt-stl.com Our Community Bank has been locally owned for 125 years and is focused on providing first-class customer service to local depositors, borrowers, and small businesses throughout the St. Louis region.

SINGLE TREE REAL ESTATE TEAM

Craig Ziegel 21 S. 87th Street (62223) 314.394.5480 www.singletree-reteam.com Whether you are buying or selling a property, you need someone that can minimize the stress involved, explain the process, and keep you informed as the transaction progresses. The Single Tree R.E. Team works together as one, to stand above the rest. .

DO YOU KNOW A BUSINESS WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM AFFTON CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP? As a member, YOU are our best salesperson because YOU know the value of membership! Recruit a new member & you can choose:

lunch at a member meeting or business card newsletter ad Your name or business must be indicated as referring the new member on their application. The new member cannot have been a member during the past 2 years.

NEW MEMBERSHIP PLAQUES

Your Company Name Here

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The Affton Chamber of Commerce is discontinuing sending out current year segments for the black plastic membership plaques. Instead, new members are receiving the new, wooden plaque shown above. If you would like to replace your black plastic plaque with the new design, the cost is only $8 to cover production. Order yours by emailing or calling the Chamber office!

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Anthony’s | Mercy Medical Center


AFFTON COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE & FESTIVAL Saturday, September 15, 2018 Parade @ 10 am Affton High School, south on Mackenzie, ending at St. Louis Islamic Center

Festival 11 am-7 pm Lutheran High School South Smash Band | Memories of Elvis Bubble Bus | Inflatables | Climbing Wall Hot Food | Cold Drinks | Beer Garden Vendors | Games

Online Registration www.afftonchamber.com Parade | Festival | Sponsorships

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty

Thanks to our current sponsors: Commerce Bank Enterprise Bank & Trust Great Southern Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning J & J Construction & Remodeling Mark Bernard Realty Saint Anthony's Medical Center | Mercy State Farm Insurance-Huxel The E&A CFO Group

The Chamber Parade Float We need YOU to join in the unique and fun experience of planning & decorating the Affton Chamber’s parade float...bring your co-workers, friends, and family members! Interested? Contact the Chamber office today!

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MERGER UPDATE Over the past year, we have been involved in some healthy discussions about the future of the Affton & Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chambers. We had great dialogue and many positive ideas were brought to our attention.

Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala Saturday, February 2, 2019 Andre’s South Banquet Center

Nominations are needed for: Business Person of the Year Citizen of the Year Commercial New Construction Commercial Renovation Residential Renovation

However, we collectively determined not to move forward with further merger conversations. We feel fortunate that we were able to learn more about the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber and what it stands for. Both organizations have long, strong, and proud traditions. It is our hope that we can find ways we can work together for mutually beneficial outcomes. We will continue to keep the best interests of Affton Chamber Members in mind as we face the future. Our business community is what drives the Chamber and our mission will always be to benefit the vibrant business environment in Affton.

Nomination Form will be available soon at www.afftonchamber.com. Awards will be presented at Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala.

Happy Anniversary! Angela Lorenz & Diane Lavin celebrated Advance Solutions First Anniversary of Chamber membership with a cupcake delivered by Ambassador Dane Huxel (State Farm).

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PARTNERS Bronze...Bethesda Health Group, Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center


September 18 8:30-9:30 am Southview Assisted Living 9916 Reavis Road

Unlock your Membership! Wednesday, September 5 8:00 am -9:00 am Affton Chamber office Can’t make it? Contact us to set up a 1-on-1!

Networking & Light Breakfast Facility Tours

Learn how to make the most of your Affton Chamber membership by taking advantage of opportunities to network, market your business, use online tools, and more!

Please RSVP by September 13

New Members, New Representatives, and Prospective Members Welcome

at www.afftonchamber.com to allow your host to plan.

Complimentary Coffee and continental breakfast provided. Please RSVP at afftonchamber.com.

Did you know you can increase your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by creating a Traffic Catcher Site (TCS) at www.afftonchamber.com!

Want to learn more?

Thursday, September 13 11:15 am Registration | 11:50 am Lunch

Attend our Key to the 123 Seminar or contact the Chamber office.

Oakland House 7801 Genesta, 63123 $20 members | $25 non-members register at www.afftonchamber.com by Friday, September 7 sponsored by Affton Historical Society

CLASSIFIED ADS & HELP WANTED Did you know that the Affton Chamber members can post classified ads on our website? It is included in your membership! Visit the Classified Ads or Help Wanted pages at afftonchamber.com to submit yours.

PARTNERS Bronze...Rainmaker Sales Support, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Inc.

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Buy tickets: Chamber office & events Kenrick’s Meats & Catering Sharpshooter Pit & Grill

$5 Win a Freezer Filled with 100 Steaks Winner Drawn at Affton Community Days | September 15th You do not have to be present to win. Must pick up or take delivery by September 30. Delivery only in Metro St. Louis area. Proceeds to benefit: Affton Community Days Parade & Festival

Ticket Sponsor

Steaks Provided by

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are June 21-July 26.

Gravois Glass (2017) The Comic Grind (2017) US Bank (1973)

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The 50/50 amount of $39 was won by Keith Brooks, Sharpshooters Pit & Grill. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Anthony’s | Mercy Medical Center


July Joint Membership Meeting

Sponsored by:

July 11, 2018 Thanks...     

Meeting Partner: Lemay Chamber of Commerce Delicious lunch at Holiday Inn St. Louis-South County Center Meeting Sponsor: Advance Solutions Greeters Suzanne Welker, The Comic Grind & Dane Huxel, State Farm Speakers: State Senator Scott Sifton, State Representative Doug Beck, County Councilman Pat Dolan, County Councilman Ernie Trakas, and County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch

PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty

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Pints for the Pantry Saturday, August 25 1:00-5:00 pm American Czech Center (4690 Lansdowne, 63116) Tip your glass for the Affton Christian Food Pantry Beer Festival! Proceeds support their work feeding hungry families. For more info, call 314.580.3138 or email info@afftonchristianfoodpantry.com. Tickets are $45 per person at www.pints4pantry.eventbrite.com.

JB BLAST Friday, August 3, 2018 7 pm @ JB Park Amphitheatre

Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park and a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate our country’s birth! Concessions will be available. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Admission is FREE

Car & Bike Show Saturday, August 25 9:00 am-2:00 pm St. Simon the Apostle Church (11011 Mueller Rd.) Registration for Cars at 8:00 am - $20 entry fee. Fun for the Whole Family! Prizes, Food & Drink. Presented by Knights of Columbus Crusader Council 11146

Food Truck Thursday Thursday, August 9 4:30-7:00 pm Affton Christian Church (9625 Tesson Ferry) Bring your friends and meet your neighbors for a change of pace from your everyday dinner! For more information, call 314.631.5777.

Salem Lutheran Men’s Club BBQ Saturday, August 11 10:30 am until SOLD OUT! Salem Lutheran Church (8343 Gravois) Help support Salem Lutheran Church and School! Smoked Ribs, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, Pork Steaks, Chicken, Fries, Slaw, German & American Potato Salad, Baked Beans. Soda and Water for sale. Benefitting Grades 5-8.

21st Krajiski Teferic Festival Saturday, August 18 Creve Coeur Soccer Complex The Krajiski Teferic Festival is a way for Bosnian refugees to come together and visit. This is a great way for local businesses to advertise and promote their business and products. There will be entertainment, a day long soccer tournament food, and drinks. To participate or sponsor, call Indira Sabic at 314.686.3519.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT TO OUR CALENDAR! If it is posted by the 15th of the month, it will be published in the next month’s newsletter.

Did you know the Calendar is one of the most visited pages on our website? Need help posting? Contact mandy@afftonchamber.com.

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PARTNERS Bronze...Bethesda Health Group, Commerce Bank, Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center


If you have hired someone, received an award, added to your family, or anything else newsworthy, send it to mandy@afftonchamber.com by the 15th of the month for publication in the next month’s newsletter.

Loren Widmer has been hired as the Director of Academic Options for Affton School District for the 2018-2019 school year. Within this position, Widmer will provide leadership, management, and coordination of the Finish Strong Academy alternative education program at Affton High School, as well as online learning opportunities and summer school throughout the district.

Feed My People is in critical need of food. Summer is crunch time for food pantries when children are out of school. Providing food that children normally receive during the school year, through the free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs, depletes food pantry supplies very quickly. Client numbers have increased at both Feed My People locations increasing the need for extra food. Their most needed items are: canned meats, tuna, stews, baby formula, baby food, canned vegetables, fruits, juices, Ensure, Boost or similar product, boxed pasta, mac ‘n cheese, rice, beans, powdered milk, cereals, hot and cold, peanut butter, jelly, and jams. Donations accepted at either Feed My People locations; 171 Kingston Drive, St. Louis, 63125 or 3295 Ottomeyer Rd., High Ridge, 63049, during regular business hours. Your donation, no matter how large or small, will make a difference for those who are in need of food. Thank You!

Congratulations to Commerce Bank, Edward Jones, First Community Credit Union, Midwest BankCentre, and St. Louis County Library for being named to the St. Louis Post -Dispatch St. Louis' "Top Workplaces" for 2018.

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education is inviting school district patrons to serve on one of four new Board Advisory Committees, which will allow board members to seek input and advice on key issues, and promote widespread involvement and participation throughout the district. Board of Education advisory committees will include Finance, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Life and Technology. Each board advisory committee will include community members, parents, board members and district staff members. Committee members will be appointed prior to the start of the school year and for the first term can serve two- or three-year terms. All committee members must be patrons of the Lindbergh district. Board advisory committees will meet approximately once a month and will report to the Board of Education. For more information about Lindbergh board advisory committees, or to apply to serve on a committee, please visit go.lindberghschools.ws/BOE.

PARTNERS Bronze...Rainmaker Sales Support, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Inc.

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GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE Thanks… Dave Johnston, Affton Realty for providing addresses for our quarterly New Resident Mailing. Participants: Absolute Martial Arts, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Lutheran High School South, Natural Healing Therapies, Reavis Pizza, Rooftop Church, Syberg’s-An Eating & Drinking Co., and Trinity United Church of Christ. Save the date for the next New Resident Mailing... 200 inserts | $40 half-page | $80 full-page Monday, October 15 @ 1 pm

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The Affton Chamber is excited to partner with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to offer a selffunded medical plan called the MCF Benefit Plan. This is a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA). MEWAs enable smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage. To find out if you qualify for this new option, contact Sonus Benefits at 314.677.2550

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm, J & J Construction & Remodeling Platinum...Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, St. Anthony’s | Mercy Medical Center


Shop Chamber Members!

See more offers and details at afftonchamber.com

Add your offer to this list by emailing mandy@afftonchamber.com

Newsletters are sent to every member and emailed to additional representatives.

To advertise in this newsletter, contact or submit your camera-ready artwork to:

Affton Chamber of Commerce 314.631.3100 info@afftonchamber.com 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123 Business Card - starting at $30 Quarter Page - starting at $50 Half Page - starting at $75 Full Page - starting at $450 Flyer Insert - $100/month E-Blast to Members $25

Ad Source One—10% discount. Crown Optical—10% off all eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses & accessories. Not valid with insurance or other discount plans. The E & A CFO Group—One month free payroll or other accounting service with 1 year commitment. Call for free quote. F2 Garage Door Solutions—Free safety inspection for garage door and garage door opener! Fran Ann Engraving—10% off purchase from store. John G’Sell DDS—10% discount off services. Gateway Alarm, Inc.—Receive 3 months free monitoring with a new system. Gateway Tree Care—10% off services. St. Louis Bone and Joint Center—FREE Consultation/Exam and Report of Findings. Precision Garage Door of St. Louis—Free tube and tune-up with any repair service. Salon Inertia—15% discount. Torched Fitness—10% off boot camp. Willingham Insurance Agency—FREE insurance review at your business or home to help you make the right decisions for you. Ziegenhein Funeral Home—10% off of ANY casket with “traditional" funeral service of a US Veteran or paid in full pre-need traditional funeral contract.

DO YOU HAVE THIS CARD? It can save you money! Just present this card when you check out to save on office supplies and printing. Need one? Contact the Chamber office. PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Great Southern Bank, Silver…Mark Bernard Realty

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AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.afftonchamber.com 9815 Mackenzie Road Affton, MO 63123-5424

P AID ST. LOUIS, MO PERMIT No. 3156

TIME-DATED MATERIAL

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President President-Elect

JUNE 2017  New Members: More for Less Remodeling  Held June General Membership Meeting  Planned & hosted the Annual Golf Tournament  Conducted Key to the 123 Seminar  Monthly Board of Directors Meeting  Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days, Economic Development, Golf Tournament  Member Communication: 2 E-Blasts (2 members participated) and 1 E-News  Website: 2,745 views of afftonchamber.com; top visited pages: Calendar, Member Directory, and Affton Community Days; 6,500 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 56 click-thrus.

Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

Dr. Steve Brotherton Individual Vacant Michael Bamvakais Dill, Bamvakais & Newsham, PC Erica Chandler Affton School District Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance

Directors Jake Baretich J & J Construction & Remodeling Mark Bernard Mark Bernard Realty Keith Brooks Sharpshooters Pit & Grill Carrie Carrigan Great Southern Bank Duane Dormeier Checkpoint Surveying LLC Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency Cindy Tiefenbrunn Cindy’s Photo Suzanne Welker The Comic Grind Dr. Eric Werner St. Louis Bone & Joint Center (Morris Family Chiro) Rich Whited PenTech Computer Services Ex-Officio Chief Nick Fahs Capt. Melissa Webb Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery

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Affton Fire Protection District St. Louis County Police-Affton Executive Director Office Assistant


Saturday, September 15th Parade 10 am Affton High School to St. Louis Islamic Center

Festival 11 am-7 pm Lutheran High School South

The Affton Community Days Parade & Festival are made possible by the financial contributions of our members and the community. Thank you for your support! 

Presenting Sponsor (exclusive)—$2,500

“Presented By” & logo on all marketing materials, Presenting Verbiage on Signage at Main Stage, “Presented By” & logo on Affton Community Days website & on front cover of booklet distributed along parade route.

Patron (non-exclusive)

$1,000

Promoter (non-exclusive)

Supporter (non-exclusive)

$250

Signage at Sponsored Area Company Name on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route please select area:  Security  Chamber Tent  Tables & Chairs  Festival Set Up  Food Tent  Hometown Hero  Beer Garden Parade Bands *SOLD*

$600

Signage at Sponsored Area Logo on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route please select area:  Beer Garden Band  Inflatables

$400

Signage at Sponsored Area Company Name on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route please select area:  Sound System  Main Stage  Golf Carts

Signage at Main Stage “Presented By” & Company Name on entertainment schedule, Logo on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route

Enthusiast (non-exclusive)

Monetary Donation

$_______

Company Name on Affton Community Days website & in booklet distributed along parade route

For more information or to become a sponsor contact: Affton Chamber of Commerce 314.631.3100 | info@afftonchamber.com | afftonchamber.com Please return this form to the Chamber office at 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123

Business:_________________________________________ Name:_________________________________ Address:___________________________________City:__________________________Zip Code:_________ Telephone:___________________________Email Address:________________________________________ Method of Payment:  Check (enclosed)

 Credit Card

Credit Card Number:_____________________________________ Expiration Date:____Security Code:_____


Presenting Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor DANE HUXEL AGENT

 Poker Hand Sponsor 

Popcorn Sponsor

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FOR INFORMATION, CLICK ON WWW.AFFTONCHAMBER.COM OR CALL THE CHAMBER: 314-631-3100

Return completed form and check made payable to: Affton Chamber of Commerce, 9815 Mackenzie Rd., Affton, MO 63123-5425 or Fax completed form & credit card information to 314-631-3102 We accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa & American Express Paid by  Check  Credit Card Total Payment @ $160 per table___________ Credit Card #______________________________ Name_________________________________ Name of Card _____________________________ Address_______________________________ Exp. Date_____________CVV Code____________ Zip___________________________________ Billing Address #_______ Billing Zip Code _______ Phone________________________________ Signature_________________________________


AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ALL ABOUT MOVIES TRIVIA NIGHT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30) Rooftop Church 9217 Gravois Road, Affton, MO 63123

Beverage Sponsor

Popcorn Sponsor

Poker Hand Sponsor

DANE HUXEL

G Presenting Sponsor | $500 | SOLD-J&J Construction G Poker Hand Sponsor |$100|SOLD-The Comic Grind       

Table of 8 at event Company logo on all answer sheets On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Logo as “Event Sponsor” on all promotional materials Logo placement on screen at beginning and conclusion of slides Option to provide company ink pens or pencils (company provides)

G Beverage Sponsor | $250 | SOLD-Dane Huxel Agent    

On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials Option to provide company koozie cups for beverages

G Popcorn Sponsor | $100 |SOLD-Great Southern Bank   

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On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials Company logo on all envelopes containing poker hands

G Round Sponsor | $100 | 5 Available    

On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials Name and Logo placement on round answer sheet & slide

G Silent Auction/Raffle Donations | Cost: Your Choice! 

In addition to sponsorships or purchasing tables, we welcome any Silent Auction or Raffle items you wish to donate. Please list items on the reservation form.

On-site signage Acknowledgement by emcee during event Name and logo featured on all event promotional materials

For more information or to become a sponsor contact: Affton Chamber of Commerce 314.631.3100 | info@afftonchamber.com | afftonchamber.com Please return this form to the Chamber office at 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123

Business:_________________________________________ Name:_________________________________ Address:___________________________________City:__________________________Zip Code:_________ Telephone:___________________________Email Address:________________________________________ Method of Payment: Check (enclosed) ______ Charge: ______ Charge Card Number:_____________________________________ Expiration Date:____Security Code:_____

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