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October 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

2 :: Renewing Members 2 :: New Resident Mailing 3 :: October Meeting & Annual Gala 4 :: Fall BBQ 5 :: Chamber Benefit Plan 7 :: Member Events 8 :: Member News 10 :: Speakeasy Trivia 11 :: Member Discounts

SAVE THE DATE October 5 :: Saturday Fall BBQ Schnucks Parking Lot 11:00 am-6:00 pm October 10 :: Thursday General Membership Meeting LiUNA Event Center 11:15 am October 12 :: Saturday Trivia Night Rooftop Church 7:00 pm October 14 :: Monday Office Closed October 15 :: Tuesday New Resident Inserts Due Affton Chamber Office 1:00 pm October 16 :: Wednesday Economic Development Meeting Affton Chamber Office-lower level 9:00 am October 24 :: Thursday Economic Outlook Breakfast Sunset Country Club 7:30-9:00 am October 29 :: Tuesday Ambassador Committee Meeting Affton Chamber Office 10:00 am

4th Annual Mid-County Region Area Chambers of Commerce

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 - 9:00 am Sunset Country Club, 9555 So. Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO, 63127 $35 includes admission and breakfast Join the Affton, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Crestwood-Sunset Hills, KirkwoodDes Peres, Maplewood/Richmond Heights, Midwest Veterans, and Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Chambers of Commerce for the 4th Annual MidCounty Area Chambers of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast. At this year’s event Sam Page, M.D., St. Louis County Executive, will provide the keynote address, followed by a panel of economic leaders speaking on key components driving and encouraging Regional economic growth. Panelists include Rodney Crim, Interim CEO, St. Louis Economic Partnership, Derek Grier, MO State Rep and Chair, House Workforce Development Committee, and Juli Niemann, EVP, Smith Moore. Carol Daniel, long-time KMOX radio host, will emcee. Join us to collaborate and leverage collective influence for Chamber members, represent the value the St. Louis Mid-County Area delivers to the Region’s economic prosperity, and network with seven other chambers of commerce! Sponsorships available from $250 and include tickets & recognition. Register at www.afftonchamber.com and make payment by October 18. Members Only Event | Prepayment Required

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.


IT’S MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TIME! Do you know a business that isn’t a member, but should be? This is a great time to join!

If they join between October 1 and December 31, the rest of 2019 is FREE! Not sure of all the benefits of being a member? Visit afftonchamber.com/ join.html or contact the Chamber office 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.

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for renewing their memberships. Year joined is in parentheses. Listed renewals are August 23-September 19.

Diane Ayer (2018) Shirley Eckert (2010) Frontier Mortgage (2018)

Restaurants | Churches | Financial Institutions Service-Based Businesses or any member trying to reach new customers: You provide 200 half-page inserts & $40 and we do the rest! New Resident Mailing is sent quarterly to new homeowners in 63123 welcoming them to our area. Drop off 200 half-page* inserts & $40 by 1 pm on Tuesday, October 15.

*Have so much to tell new Affton residents that you need a full sheet? Simply double the price ($80) and fold the sheets (in half or tri-fold)! 2

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm Agent, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill


School District Update: Affton, Bayless & Lindbergh presented by Dr. Travis Bracht, Ron Tucker, Ed.S., and Dr. Tony Lake Thursday, October 10 11:15 am Registration | 12 noon Lunch LiUNA Event Center 4532 S. Lindbergh, 63127

meeting sponsor

$18 members | $23 non-members

register at www.afftonchamber.com by Friday, October 4

FLU SHOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE COURTESY OF MEDICINE SHOPPE-AFFTON!

High dose or regular flu vaccines. Available with your insurance; bring your insurance cards. Medicine Shoppe will bill private insurances and can give a receipt for members to submit directly to their insurance if they would like. Flu shots are free with Medicare and Medicaid. The cash price for a flu shot is $30.

Announcing the Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala Theme: Nominations are needed for: Business Person of the Year Citizen of the Year Commercial New Construction Commercial Renovation Residential Renovation Nomination Form is included in this newsletter or can be submitted at afftonchamber.com. Deadline for nominations is November 15. Awards will be presented at Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala on February 1, 2020.

Join us on February 1, 2020 at Andre’s South Banquet Center

PARTNERS Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South

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AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BBQ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th 11:00AM - 6:00PM

TICKET SPONSOR:

(or until food runs out) at Schnucks Parking Lot 10070 Gravois Road at Valcour CARRYOUT ONLY

DINNERS: $10.00 INCLUDES (2) SIDES PORK STEAKS | HALF CHICKEN 1/3 SLAB RIBS | (2) BRATWURSTS Sandwiches Also Available: Hamburgers, Brats & Hot Dogs

Volunteers Needed 1:00-3:00 and/or 3:00-6:00 pm Shifts Needed | Wear Your Company Attire | Network with Other Workers Contact the Chamber office to sign-up!

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PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Tammy Luechtefeld - State Farm Agent Silver…Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center


PARTNERS Bronze...Cindy’s Photo, Commerce Bank, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company

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September Membership Meeting

Sponsored by:

September 12, 2019

Thanks...

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Garden Villas South for the delicious lunch. Meeting Sponsor: Affton Plaza Greeters Charlie Merx, Merx Flooring and Jake Baretich, J & J Construction& Remodeling Photos provided by Cardin Photography

New Member Garrett Bosqui Maverick SoftWash

New Member Amy Armstrong MU Extension in St. Louis County

Affton Plaza’s exciting announcement of their proposed 9 Mile Garden!

The 50/50 amount of $67 was won by Eric Pickett, Busey Bank. Jim Eye, Indox Services; Mike Detrick, Great Southern Bank; Paul Lints, Citizens National Bank; Dr. Travis Bracht, Affton School District; Katie Keeven, St. Louis County LibraryGrant’s View; Gerard Schmidt, SERVPRO of Affton/Webster Groves; Lois Mans, Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency; Gary Chippendale, All Family Care; Dr. Tara Brooks, Affton Veterinary Clinic won prizes donated by Affton Plaza, Lois Mans Farmers Insurance Agency, and Delmar Gardens & Garden Villas South. Want to see your name mentioned here? Attend a meeting, buy 50/50 tickets & win OR donate an item for the 50/50 drawing.

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PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm Agent, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill


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.

Jim Slama Memorial Trivia Night Saturday, October 19 | 7:00-10:00 pm Seven Holy Founders Parish Hall 20% of the profits will go to the James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation. Over $1400 was raised for the scholarship last year!! Visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/829397107435076/ for more information.

Affton Historical Society Membership Meeting Sunday, October 27 | 12:30-3:30 pm Oakland House (7801 Genesta Street) Pot Luck Luncheon followed by Membership meeting. Program presented by John Murphy… Authentic Portrayal of an 18th Century Barber Surgeon. Bring your favorite dish to share. Drinks and dessert provided. Come meet some old friends and perhaps make a new friend. Open to the public. Contact Charlie Brown, 314.353.2636 for more information.

Bayless Homecoming Parade & Football Game Saturday, October 5 Parade begins 9:30 am at Bayless Elementary School Football game kickoff 1:00 pm at Bayless Field

MU Extension of St. Louis County Sustainable Garden & Kitchen Seminar Saturday, October 5 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm Eliot Chapel (100 S. Taylor, 63122) This conference provides practical research-based education information and demonstration on living a sustainable lifestyle in an urban setting. Topics include Vermi-composting, Pollinator Gardening, Fermentation, Brewing 101, Canning, Preserving, Pest Control, Native Plants, & more. $75 per person includes lunch. Register at http://extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/classes.aspx Contact Dwayne T. James at 314-400-2115 for more info.

White Haven Readers’ Guild Wednesday, October 9 | 2:00-3:00 pm Ulysses S. Grant NHS (7400 Grant Road) Join Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for a quarterly book club. Enjoy a group discussion in the park’s classroom of They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook. Free, reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

Affton Community Center Flea Market Saturday, October 12 | 8:30 am-1:00 pm Affton Community Center (9801 Mackenzie) Cash in on unwanted goods or perhaps find your next treasure at the Affton Community Center Flea Market. We can't wait to see what you will find! Free admission or $20 per vendor table. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, please call 314-615-8822. Advanced registration is required for vendors.

PARTNERS Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South

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We asked our Ambassadors to answer a few questions so we can get to know them better. Watch for more spotlights in the months to come. Photo provided by Cindy’s Photo.

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

SERVPRO of Affton/Webster Groves Golf, large family gatherings, golf, Sunday dinner with family and BBQ.

Dr. Aamina B. Akhtar, an infectious disease specialist and veteran of the Mercy Hospital South medical staff, has been named chief medical officer of Mercy Hospital South. She began her new role September 16. Dr. Akhtar succeeds Dr. Charles Rehm following his retirement.

We all miss 100 % of the shots not made, so take the shot! In MO, Branson with my wife for quick weekends, Mexico for the sun and beach (golf). Get involved, meet more people, serve.

Citizens National Bank has been named one of the Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis by readers of the St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

Recruit more ambassadors (grow 2x) because members see the value in serving and seeing the chamber grow.

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PARTNERS Gold…The E & A CFO Group, Tammy Luechtefeld - State Farm Agent Silver…Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center


Did you receive your Monthly SIR? What’s a SIR?

It’s a Statistics Information Report! This new feature of the Member’s Area gives you a snapshot of your online presence through our website. Included are counts of online Membership Directory and Traffic Catcher Site views for your organization. Watch for your email with the subject: “Your Affton Chamber Monthly Statistics Information Report” If you have any questions, please contact the Affton Chamber office...we're happy to help!

Reference Librarian Mel Lambert

from St. Louis County Library for presenting our Lunch & Learn with a Librarian on August 29. She gave attendees multiple free resources to market their business or organization. If you missed it, watch for a future date!

4324 Weber Road Affton, MO 63123

(314) 631-2440 kenricks.com home of...

Meats • Catering • Prepared Food

10% Discount any Full Service or Delivery for over 25 people Affton Chamber member businesses only

SHOP LOCAL!

PARTNERS Bronze...Cindy’s Photo, Commerce Bank, Syberg’s: An Eating & Drinking Company

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Saturday, October 12 @ 7 pm

Affton Plaza Commerce Bank Harster Heating & Air Conditioning Syberg’s-An Eating & Drink Co.

SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!! Round Sponsor … $100

Test your knowledge of the decades! Poker Hand … $100

Tables of 8 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Decorate yourself or your table! Register at www.afftonchamber.com

DONATIONS NEEDED

Send an E-Blast to over 400 member reps for only $25!

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. 10

E-Blasts are a weekly email of member-submitted ads, offers, events and/or coupons sent each Thursday. Multiple members can participate each week.

To Participate: Submit a full page (.jpeg or image file) to the Chamber office along with $25 payment. Subject line of email will include names of participating members. Contact the Chamber to reserve your space!

PARTNERS Diamond...Dane Huxel - State Farm Agent, J & J Construction & Remodeling, Sharpshooter Pit & Grill


Shop Chamber Members! See more offers and details at afftonchamber.com Add your offer to this list by emailing mandy@afftonchamber.com Ad Source One—10% discount.

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

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. Insite Advice—Free Extended Internet Marketing Analysis ($300 value) Precision Garage Door of St. Louis—Free tube and tune-up with any repair service.

St. Louis Bone and Joint Center—FREE Consultation/Exam and Report of Findings.

PARTNERS Platinum...Great Southern Bank, Harster Heating & Air Conditioning, Mercy Hospital South

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TIME-DATED MATERIAL

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President

AUGUST 2019

• New Member: Maverick SoftWash • Held August General Membership Meeting • Monthly Board of Directors Meeting • Made & delivered New Teacher Welcome Bags to Affton

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& Bayless School Districts, Cor Jesu Academy, Dressel Elementary, Lutheran High School South & Salem Lutheran Schools Multi-Chamber Business After Hours at Fran Ann Engraving Ribbon Cutting at Total Access Urgent Care Hosted Lunch & Learn with St. Louis County Librarian Committee Meetings: Affton Community Days Parade, Ambassadors, Economic Development, Golf Tournament, Trivia Night Member Communication: 3 E-Blasts (2 members participated) and 1 E-News Website: 1,633 page views (773 unique visits); top visited pages: Affton Community Days Parade, Calendar, Elected Officials; 8,496 impressions of banner ads on website & member’s area with 106 click-thrus

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President-Elect Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

Michael Bamvakais Dill, Bamvakais & O’Keefe, PC Carrie Carrigan Great Southern Bank Keith Brooks Sharpshooter Pit & Grill Erica Chandler Affton School District Dane Huxel State Farm Insurance

Directors Jake Baretich Marty Carr Alex Knebel Lois Mans Charlie Merx Dave Schneider Cindy Tiefenbrunn Suzanne Welker Dr. Eric Werner Rich Whited Ex-Officio Chief Nick Fahs Capt. Melissa Webb Lisa Rackley Mandy Montgomery

J & J Construction & Remodeling Deca Realty Co. Inc. Farmers Insurance Agency Merx Flooring Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Cindy’s Photo The Comic Grind St. Louis Bone & Joint Center PenTech Computer Services Affton Fire Protection District St. Louis County Police-Affton Executive Director Office Assistant


AFFTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

THROUGH THE DECADES

TRIVIA NIGHT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Rooftop Church 9217 Gravois Road, Affton, MO 63123

Popcorn Sponsor

Each round will be decade specific starting 1920’s to the present!

G Presenting Sponsor | $500 | SOLD-J&J Construction

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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

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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-The E&A CFO Group

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

G Poker Hand Sponsor | $100 | 1 Available • • • •

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 | 6 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.

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:_____


Each round will be decade specific starting 1920’s to the present!

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Beverage Sponsor

Popcorn Sponsor

DANE HUXEL AGENT

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TO REGISTER, 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___________________________________ Phone________________________________ Signature_________________________________


Keynote Speaker Sam Page, M.D., St. Louis County Executive Thursday, October 24th, 7:30am - 9:00am Sunset Country Club, 9555 So. Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO, 63127

Sponsorship Opportunities Title Sponsor ~ $2,500 Four (4) tickets at a prominent table Logo on all event signage Recognition in all printed and digital pre- and post-event communications Hyperlinked business logo in all digital event communications Banner with logo prominently displayed at the event (company provided) Recognition from podium

Regional Sponsor ~ $1,000 Four (4) Tickets at a prominent table Logo on all event signage Recognition from podium Hyperlinked business logo in all printed and digital event communications

Development Sponsor ~ $500 Three (3) guest tickets Logo on all event signage Recognition in all event printed and digital communications

Friends of Business Sponsor ~ $250 Two (2) guest tickets Logo on event signage Recognition in all event printed and digital communications

Individual Ticket ~ $35 Includes ticket and breakfast for one guest ~~~~~ For more information, please contact: Affton Chamber of Commerce 314-631-3100


Sponsorship Pledge Form ___ I will provide sponsorship to the 4th Annual Mid-County Areas Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast in the amount of $__________. ___ I will provide sponsorship to the 4th Annual Mid-County Areas Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast in the amount of $_________ but will be unable to attend the event.

Name/Organization: ____________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________ Email address: _________________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________________________________________ Name as it should appear in the program: ___________________________________________________ Name of Guests: 1.

2. (Individual: 1 ticket)

(Friends of Business Sponsor: 2 tickets)

3.

4. (Development Sponsor: 3 tickets)

(Regional and Title Sponsor: 4 tickets)

Payment Options Check: ___ Enclosed is a check made payable to Affton Chamber of Commerce. Credit Card: Please bill my _____Visa _____MasterCard _____Discover _____AmEx Card No.: ___________________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________________________________ Code: _______________________________ Name as it appears on the card: __________________________________________________________ Fulfillment:

My support can be expected on: _____ / _____ / 2019

Please RSVP with this form by Friday, September 27, 2019


Annual Awards Nomination Form Please check one. You may duplicate this form to nominate in more than one category. Deadline is November 15, 2019.

Form must be completed in its entirety to be a valid nomination _______ I want to nominate an individual for Business Person of the Year. Recognition of a successful business leader in the Affton community; someone who has demonstrated ethical business practices, distinguished herself/himself with their dedicated & energetic leadership. This person has given her/his services to enhance the quality of business life & embodies community leadership through the combination of business, civic, & community activities. Cannot nominate individuals that have received this award in the past. _______ I want to nominate an individual for Citizen of the Year. Recognition of an individual who has made substantial volunteer contributions with dedicated service in the interest of the Affton community. Cannot nominate individuals that have received this award in the past. _______ I want to nominate a business for Commercial New Construction. New construction of commercial project in 63123 & is completed during 2019; must include photos and be current member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. _______ I want to nominate a business for Commercial Renovation. Renovation project in 63123 & is completed during 2019; must include photos and be current member of the Affton Chamber of Commerce. _______ I want to nominate an individual for Residential Renovation. Renovation project in 63123 & is completed during 2019, must include photos.

Nominee’s Name ___________________________________________________________ Street Address______________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Please tell us why the nominee deserves this award. List any accomplishments, awards, or honors the nominee has received. This section will be used to determine who receives this award. Please attach additional pages if necessary.

_______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Nomination submitted by:

Phone:

Submit Online: afftonchamber.com | Mail: 9815 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123|Scan & Email: Lisa@afftonchamber.com


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