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Chamber Chatter April 2013 a publication of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

Cash Bash

It’s Cash Bash time again! This year’s Cash Bash is April 27th. We are now selling tickets at the Chamber. This year’s theme is 1980’s. Tickets are $200 and up to 4 people can attend per ticket. This is your chance to win $10,000 as well as various other prizes! If you would like to purchase a d: ide ticket please call the Chamber or stop in the office. v o r Where: Occasions Banquet Hall When: Saturday, April 27th Time: Registration is from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Cash Bash Donations The Chamber is currently taking donations for our Cash Bash prizes. We rely on the generosity of donors for items for the drawing. For example, your donation might include tickets, gift certificates, autographed memorabilia, etc. This annual fundraising event is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to donate a prize and receive recognition! The prizes will be awarded to various lucky winners throughout the evening as tickets are drawn along with the announcement of the donor’s name. This is a well attended event.

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Tickets: $200 up to 4 attendees per ticket must be 21 years of age for tickets: (317)398-6647

Cash BASH CG-18 Festival license Number 130569

Grand Prize: $10,000!!!! Occasions Banquet Hall 415 East Hendricks Street Contest for best 80s outfit

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors

Aaron Wine, President Knauf Insulation Tony Long, President Elect MainSource Bank Chris King, Treasurer Runnebohm Construction Scott Asher, Past President Boys Club-Shelbyville Directors

Beau Browning Browning|Pike Financial Management Ryan Claxton Major Health Partners Treva Cunningham Walmart* Scott Gabbard-Shelby Co. Ag Promotion Committee/Purdue Extension

Networking Luncheons April When: Wednesday, April 10th Where: 18 on the Square, 18 Public Square Seating is limited so RSVP today! Cost of the lunch is $12 if reserved by Monday, April 8th. $15 if reserved after 4/8 or at the door. Email Courtney at courtneystjohn@shelbychamber.net or call (317)398-6647 to reserve your spot.

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Greg Gerline-Sandman Bros./ Shelby County Pantry Pals Mary Harper Shelbyville Central Schools Ron Harrison O’Neal Steel Amy Larrison First Bank Shelbyville Gena Linville Major Hospital Cathy Wenning Duke Energy

When: Wednesday, May 1st (please note this a change from our normal schedule) Where: Simmons Winery 8111 East 450 North, Columbus Cost of the lunch is $12 if reserved by Monday, April 8th. $15 if reserved after 4/8 or at the door. Email Courtney at courtneystjohn@shelbychamber.net or call (317)398-6647 to reserve your spot.

STAFF

Julie Metz, Executive Director juliemetz@shelbychamber.net Courtney St. John, Executive Assistant courtneystjohn@shelbychamber.net Jordan England, Executive Assistant jordanengland@shelbychamber.net FOUNDER’S CLUB

Colour Palette RushShelby Energy, Inc. Shelbyville Paint and Wallpaper

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As a Chamber Member, you are entitled to a free mailing list of all Chamber members. We can provide this document in either an Excel Spreadsheet or a hard copy format.

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Faith-Ful Friend Service Offers Personal Assistance Services Do you hang your head in shame as you buzz thru the drive-thru of McDonald’s to grab “dinner” for your amily before their next stop of the day? We can help to break this cycle at Faith-Ful Friend Services, a personal assistance business that is in the kick-off phases in Shelbyville. Founded on the principle that life has gotten too busy, Faith-Ful Friend steps in and takes care of the things that you need to do, but just cannot find the time. From meal preparation and household assistance to pet sitting, we are here to serve. Faith-Ful Friend Services was birthed on the heels of one last disenchanting experience in corporate America. God placed on my heart that I could make a difference by taking some of the pressure and stress of people who are trying to survive in the “rat-race” and desire to have the special touches for their family. I love to cook. I am not trained as a chef, I just enjoy making good food for good people. One of our services is to come to your home and do everything from the grocery shopping to preparing meals in advance that you can cook or reheat later. No mystery ingredients in these foods. You know every item used in the preparation. Special diets? No problem! Diabetic to gluten free, we can handle it! Most foods can be kept refrigerated or frozen, so in one afternoon, we can prepare weeks worth of meals or more. And the best part? No mess from the meal preparation! The kitchen is clean when we leave. Most of today’s pet owners view their pets as part of the family. Leaving them at a kennel is not always the best solution. I know my cocker spaniel hated being boarded as she suffers from cage-fright. She does so much better in her home environment. It can be quite expensive if you have multiple animals. We can handle it all, from farm animals to fish, so you are free to enjoy your trip and know that the rest of the family is in good hands. We understand that there are times when you just need a break from the daily responsibilities. Does a romantic get-away sound tempting? We also offer weekend nanny services. This includes meal preparation, outings as requested (by the parents, of course!) as well as inside and outside activities. Right now, Faith-Ful Friend Services is a one-person business. All work is done by me, the owner and director, but as we grow, you will never be surprised by who is working in your home. You will meet and approve your service provider. Everyone who works for Faith-Ful Friend will undergo a thorough check, Chamber Chatter April 2013

including a complete background check. I can already hear you thinking out loud “I would love this, but I could never afford it”. Faith-Ful Friend Services was founded on a desire to serve and to make life better for busy families. Our rates are very reasonable. I encourage you to make a call, and see how we can make your life easier and more enjoyable!! FAITH-FUL FRIEND SERVICES All God’s creatures need love! Susan Roberts 949 W. McKay Road Shelbyville, IN 46176 (317) 874-8377 **Serving Greensburg, Greenwood, Shelbyville and the South Side of Indianapolis. **Highly recommended by Sadie May and Percy Faith

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Meet Your Shelby County Chamber Board Members Name: Amy Larrison Company: First Bank Shelbyville (inside Kroger) Job at First Bank: Branch Manager How Many Years as Branch Manager? 9 months How many years involved with the Chamber? 6 What events have you been a part of at the Chamber? ATHENA, Golf Outing, Annual Dinner, Cash Bash, Ambassadors, Divot Divas, Board of Directors Other organizations involved in and roles in other organizations? My volunteer role with the Chamber is my main community commitment. However, I have been involved with SCUFFY cloth a child program, and on drive teams, coached cheerleading at Waldron for a total of 7 years, Blue River Soccer Association Board of Directors, Community Aspiration Committee Chair. Also, I attend Shelbyville Community Church. Education: Attended Anderson University and IUPUI Family: Three children: Brandon, senior at IU; Caitlyn, freshman at Ivy Tech; Ethan junior at Shelbyville. Hobbies: Teach group fitness classes at Shelby County Athletic Club (cycling), golf, working out, yard work, and watching my kids’ activities. Favorite Quote: Life is like a grindstone -- whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of. -Unknown

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Personal Finance Company welcomes Tyler Lyons Personal Finance Company has been serving its customers for over 75 years. The mission of PFC is this: we strive to be the most respected provider of loan products and services, considered by our customers as trusted partners and the best option to meet their borrowing needs. We are a consumer finance company that is dedicated to serving each customer with a personal touch. We focus primarily on meeting the financial needs of our customers by offering loans directly and financing through local retailers. Personal Finance Company’s continued success is based on earning our customers trust and business through the good customer service you will find each time you walk in a PFC office. Personal Finance Company was originally founded as Model Finance Company in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1937. The company operated in Illinois and Indiana until 1971 when it was acquired by one of America’s largest financial providers, Securian Financial Group. Shortly after that our name was changed to Personal Finance Company. Today, PFC operates in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The PFC enterprise is governed by six fundamental values: trust, strength, integrity, quality, respect and community.

With that being said, I would like to introduce myself. I am Tyler Lyons. I am 23 years old and a recent graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where I studied business and sport administration. I was born and raised in Frankton, Indiana, a small town in Madison County. Upon graduation at Ball State in May of 2012, I joined Personal Finance Company as a Manager-in-Training and learned the ropes of the finance business as I traveled to several PFC branches. I was promoted to Branch Manager of the Shelbyville office in January. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, anything involving sports and listening to music. March is an exciting month for me, March Madness and the NCAA Tournament is one of my favorite times of the year and is especially exciting for me as I am a huge Indiana Hoosiers basketball fan. I am very excited to start building relationships with the individuals and businesses of Shelbyville. Everyone that I have met thus far has accepted me with open arms and shown nothing but kindness. To Contact Personal Finance Company, call (317) 398-1300 or visit their office at 264 East Broadway Street.

RushShelby Energy Welcomes Village Post Office (Manilla)- RushShelby Energy became the 35th Village Post Office (VPO) in Indiana this week and becomes the first rural electric cooperative in the United States to partner with the U.S. Postal Service in providing this service. The small town of Manilla, Indiana, had its local post office hours reduced to only four hours each morning and RushShelby Energy agreed to provide limited postal products and services for the remainder of each business weekday. The VPO model was introduced in 2011 to serve as an alternate retail location for postal products and services. “As a locally-owned cooperative, RushShelby Energy has a commitment to our communities and serving as a VPO is part of us being a good neighbor in our headquarters town,” said David Sheets, Senior VP of RushShelby Energy. “This is about service and the convenience of our consumers, not about generating revenue,” added Sheets. Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service, RushShelby Energy, and the local Chamber Chatter

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communities participated in a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at the cooperative. Consumers will be able to purchase stamps and priority mail products in the office as well as use a special collection box located near the cooperative drive-thru. RushShelby Energy serves nearly 15,000 consumers in parts of nine east central Indiana counties.

Carmen Jennings, (r), U.S. Postal Service Manager of Post Office Operations, is joined by David Sheets, Senior VP of RushShelby Energy, in opening the newest VPO in Indiana.

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Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services offers flexibility In a weak economy with high unemployment, death, unfortunately, doesn’t take a break. Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, a Flanner and Buchanan Company, recognizes that there is an ever growing segment of the population that needs to be cared for at the time of death with a reasonable alternative to the high cost of today’s funeral prices. Community * Compassion * Commitment……this is the mission statement of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services. Holding true to these ideals, the company has invested its time, talent and financial resources into its Shelbyville Planning Center. Conveniently located right on the downtown circle at 1 Public Square, this location sits perfectly positioned to serve the citizens of Shelbyville and Shelby County. Offering “A Simple Farewell” cremation package starting at $1,295 and the “Legacy” burial package at $2,495.00, Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, offers an affordable alternative to families with either limited resources or those who wish to provide a meaningful tribute for their loved one without paying the higher prices charged by other funeral homes. With two burial packages and three cremation packages, Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services has the pricing, flexibility and service to assist families no matter what their final wish might be. According to David Carmony, Funeral Director, the one area that families that Legacy is privileged to serve won’t experience a change in, is the service they have come to expect from a leading provider of funeral services. “Our staff is sensitive to the fact that many families we are fortunate enough to serve are experiencing financial hardship in addition to the burden of having just lost a loved one. There are many questions they have and our staff is here to help them through every step of the process. There are no hidden fees or charges and the compassion and dignity that every family will experience is at the highest level offered in the profession.” Legacy is pleased to offer its services both at the time of need as well as pre-need for those interested in pre-planning their funeral. Convenient payment plans are available starting as low as $50.00 per month. With an experienced and caring staff of funeral professionals, two locations (Shelbyville and Indianapolis) and affordable pricing to fit every budget, Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services is pleased to be a resource for all of Central Indiana. To contact Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services, call (317)454-7077

Flexible • Affordable • Meaningful

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(317) 454-7077 • Basic Funeral with Casket starting at $2,495 • Basic Cremation starting at $1,295 • No hidden charges or fees • Preplan as low as $50 per month • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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SCUFFY Embarks on 2013 Campaign In spite of Old Man Winter, we officially kicked off our campaign on March 6th with a breakfast at Occasions Banquet Hall! The snow storm could not prevent a crowd of more than 150 people, who came to enjoy a wonderful breakfast buffet, a visit from Clarence the SCUFFY angel of the future (you had to be there to see it!), and find out how our Pacesetters did. 2013 marks our 59th Annual Campaign in support of our thirteen member agencies, and our goal is bigger than ever, $790,500.00. From March 6th the day of the kick-off to May 1st, the day of our end of the drive dinner, we have exactly 8 weeks to make sure we reach our goal. In 58 years we have never failed, and we are very confident that our wonderful Shelby County community, business and community partners will not let us fall short this year either. One of the keys to our success are the many dedicated volunteers. With only two people in the office, it would be impossible for us to get everything done. Every year one of our dedicated volunteers takes on the mega task of being our Drive Chair. This year Mike Leland, Human Resources Manager at Atlas Logistics, accepted this challenge, and we are thrilled to have him at the helm of the 2013 campaign. Mike was last year’s assistant drive chair, but it is very different to sit in the driver’s seat. “I believe SCUFFY exemplifies what community spirit is all about, people helping people, no questions asked,” said Leland. “SCUFFY provides needed resources from cradle to grave for people of all ages, gender, race and status, and THAT is why I support and believe in SCUFFY completely, and why I was honored to be asked to serve as this year’s Drive Chair. I was happy to help out Kent McNeely last year, and with the great team that we have on our Drive Committee, I have no doubt that we will once again run a successful campaign.” Assistant Drive Chair this year is Beau Browning with Browning|Pike Financial Management. Beau is a Vice President on our Board of Directors, and has been helping with the drive for several years as Division Chair of the Retail and now the Service Division. As usual, our 2013 Pacesetters did an outstanding job, and we were thrilled to announce their results at our breakfast. This year’s Pacesetters were: Fiddlers Three/Maxim Events, Loper Elementary, Beaty Construction/ C-Tech, Atlas Logistics, and Ryobi Die Casting USA. Together they raised $107,790.63, roughly 14% of our total goal, and outstanding start for our campaign. Loper Elementary achieved one of the highest amounts ever raised by an elementary school Pacesetter in the county, $6,235.91!! Go Loper Bulldogs! As a reward for their achievements the Loper Students got to shave the head of their Principal, Brent Baker, now that’s some true SCUFFY spirit! A great big thank you to all of our Pacesetters for a job well done. We also would like to once again thank our breakfast sponsors, Duke Energy, Ryobi Die Casting USA, Runnebohm Construction, and Major Health Partners, and our Giving From The Heart Day sponsors and partners, C-Tech, Indiana American Water, PCE Insure, and Indiana Downs. Thank you to all who have already made your 2013 campaign pledge, and if you haven’t, please do so now. Call us, stop by, mail in your pledge. $790,500.00, we can’t do it without you! To contact SCUFFY, call (317) 398-6231. SCUFFY is located at 126 North Harrison Street.

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The Business and Industry Trade Fair celebrated another exciting year on March 20th. This year celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Business and Industry Trade Fair. We would like to thank all the booth participants and all who attend the Business Connect as well as the Networking Luncheon. Thank you to our sponsors: Indiana American Water, Shelby County Drug Free Coalition, and McDonald’s. State Farm-Beth Prince

Thank you to Coach Lin Dunn of the 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever for speaking at the Networking Luncheon. Thank you to Bob Evans Restaurant for catering the lunch.

State Farm-Scott Tyson Coach Lin Dunn of the Indiana Fever

First Bank Shelbyville Birthday Celebration

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Thank you to Bishopp Appliance for sponsoring the TV giveaway. Thank you to WSVX for broadcasting live from the Trade Fair. Thank you to the Shelbyville News and Saver Gator for advertising our event. To our hardworking committee members: Scott Huber, Janet Wallace, Jeff Pruitt, Sherry Talbert, Mary Harper, Tony Long, Amanda Henson, Dayla Thurston, and Diane Schuler, we could not do it without you! Thank you to our Ambassadors for staffing the Chamber booth. Thank you Shelbyville Central Schools for the use of their facilities. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year a success! Plan to join us for next year!

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In-Sight Realty Welcomes New Realtors Gretchen Morgan received her real estate license in February 2011, and joined the In-Sight Realty group in August 2012. Gretchen moved from Alaska to Shelbyville in 1988 during a down turn in the local housing market. She purchased her first home on South West Street for $18,000 by assuming the mortgage of a house headed for foreclosure. This sparked the beginning of a steady accumulation of rental properties one by one over the years. Gretchen has bought, sold and rented real estate in Shelby County for 24 years. Gretchen is currently employed at McNeely, Stephenson, Thopy & Harrold as a legal assistant and has enjoyed this position for 20 years. She has been active in adult sports with running and cycling groups and helped found Energy2Action, LLC, a small event management company that organizes and directs athletic events that benefit many local charities. Gretchen spent many years coaching children’s sports when her children were young - namely The Rapid Ropers jump rope team, t-ball, softball, and baseball. Gretchen has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and is currently a member of Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors. Gretchen is available to assist in every area of real estate--purchases, sales, investment property, leases, and contract sales. She is especially interested in helping first time home buyers secure financing and purchase their own home! She can be reached at 317-604-8002, or at the In-Sight Realty office located at 46 E. Washington Street, Shelbyville or by email at gretchen@in-sightrealty. com. Laurie Kohlhepp has lived in Shelby County for most of her adult life, and the Fairland area since 1995. She has been active in various organizations throughout the years. Laurie has worked in the Customer Service and Sales arena since 1998 with Major Hospital and American Lawnmower. Most recently she is the full time Office Assistant with Major Medical Associates. Laurie started her Real Estate career in 2006 at the urging of Mona and was very pleased to join her again at In-Sight Realty. She enjoys the team atmosphere of In-Sight and looks forward to assisting you with all of your Real Estate needs. Laurie can be contacted at the office at 317-825-0820 or her cell most evenings and weekends at 317-512-1937 or via her email at laurie@in-sightrealty.com.

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2013 Annual Dinner a Success The 2013 Annual Dinner was once again a success. We had over 250 Chamber members and community leaders as well as friends and families of the award recipients on hand to celebrate the event. Thank you to our dedicated committee members who work hard on this event. The committee members for the Annual Dinner include: Sherry Talbert, Sheri Yarling, Aaron Wine, Scott Asher, Doug Cassidy, and Steve Gardner. Thank you to Occasions Banquet Hall for hosting our event. Thank you to Mayor Tom DeBaun for the city update. Thank you to Wildrick Restoration for providing transportation for our Shelby County Community Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Bob Wortman. Thank you to all attended.

Jeffrey Cassidy receiving the Shining Star Award at at the Shelbyville High School. Shelbyville News Photo.

Doug and Terri Wildrick of Wildrick Restoration with Bob and Sue Wortman.

Left to Right: Janet Wallace, Chamber Volunteer of the Year; Charlene Thurston, Golden Pineapple of Customer Service; Sandra Hall, Citizen of the Year; Mike and Megan McGylnn, Pay It Forward Award; Renee Gardner, Golden Apple Educator of the Year; Scott Huber, Business Person of the Year; Bob Wortman, Shelby County Lifetime Achievement Award. Not Picture: Jeffrey Cassidy, Shining Star Award. 12

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Thank you Renewing Investors! Ace Hardware* APM Advanced Pest Management* Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill* Arco Electric Products B & H Electric and Supply* Barrinson Homes* BBUGGS, Inc.* Blue River Career Programs* Cagney’s Dean Rush Electric* Disability and Autism Services of Indiana* Early World of Learning Employment Plus J & J Excavating of Flat Rock, LLC*

J.R. Showers* Jupiter Coil Coating, Inc. Kopper Kettle* Marietta Volunteer Fire Department Metl-Span* National Automotive Pilkington* Shelby County Community Corrections Shelby Eastern Schools Shoe Sensation* Southwestern Consolidated Schools Walker House Williams Industries

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Welcome New Investors! aba-creations*, located at 3 Public Square, specializes in stained glass, pottery, basket making classes. They also have a working art gallery. For more information, call (317)364-2903. Encore Apartments, located at 8035 Preidt Place in Indianapolis, offers apartment rentals. For more information, call (317)885-7155. Faith-Ful Friend Services* specializes in household assistance, meal preparation, pet sitting, and weekend nanny services. To contact Faith-Ful Friend Services, call (317)874-8377. Farhill Lake Apartments, located at 4927 Encore Drive in Indianapolis, offers apartment rentals. For more information, call (317)781-0000. Green Acre Estates, located at 1700 Preidt Circle in Franklin, offers apartment rentals. For more information, call (317)738-0944. The Greenfield Daily Reporter offers a community newspaper, web offset printing, heatset sheetfed printing, direct mail and advertising. To contact the Greenfield Daily Reporter, call (317)462-5528. Grand Oaks Apartments, located at 7215 Grand Ritz Lane in Indianapolis, offers apartment rentals. For more information, call (317)888-6000. State Farm-Beth Prince*, located at 308 North Harrison Street, offers insurance, financial services, health insurance, bank products, life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and business, auto and home insurance. To contact Beth Prince, call (317)392-3922. * denotes Presidential Member

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Early World Of Learning, Inc. ewolonline.org Early World Of Learning, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation started in October 2006. It is made up of community members who voluntarily support early learning (infant through elementary) in Shelby County communities and schools. Early World’s current focus is on preschool education. They worked with Aspiration Team #1 in creating the Shelby County Kindergarten Readiness Booklet, geared for use by parents of 3-5 year olds. It is being distributed by schools and is also available at all of the Month of the Young Child events in April, beginning with the 3/31 Grover Museum kickoff event. The Month of the Young Child is celebrated each April and several free events are held for young children in Shelby County with activities geared toward children, age 8 & under. Early World will have a table at the Parent Fair at Shelbyville Middle School on Thursday, 04/04/2013. For more information about the 4/8 Heritage House Grandpals’ animal show and 4/15 library family pajama party, visit them at their table or check out their website, ewolonline.org, events tab, to download the Month of the Young Child 2013 Flyer. Early World urges parents to take the opportunity during this Month of the Young Child to thank their Child Care Provider and School Teacher for the important work they do with children, age 8 and under. Early World works with Huffer Memorial Children’s Center, our county’s Child Care Resource and Referral Agency to coordinate local trainings as well as an Early Childhood Education conference hosted by Shelbyville Central Schools at Blue River Career Center each August. The keynote presenter in 2013 is Mary Jo Huff, the storyteller. For more information on the conference, see Early World’s website, ewolonline.org, which was designed and hosted by Mach1 PC LLC. To contact Early World of Learning, call (317) 398-6187.

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In this issue: Faith-Ful Freinds Personal Finance Company SCUFFY RushShelby Energy Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services Early World of Learning Amy Larrison


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