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ARTICLE NAME

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SPECIAL PARTNERS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mike McManus, President Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.

Platinum:

Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.

Gold:

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Edmond Brown, President Elect ELB Enterprises, Inc.

Silver:

Illinois American Water Company

Bronze:

Ameren Belleville News-Democrat Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Friends:

Associated Bank Auffenberg Belleville Commerce Bank Eckert’s Country Store and Farms Four Fountains Nursing and Rehab Gonzalez Companies, LLC Grey Eagle Distributors Homefield Energy Korte & Luitjohan Regions Bank Scott Credit Union Southwestern Illinois College TerraSourceGlobal TheBANK of Edwardsville The ROHO Group

Alliance:

Abbott EMS Allsup, Inc Balke Brown Transwestern Bank of America Bank of Belleville Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative BOS Metro East Banking Center Breakthru Beverage Group Cannon Utility Services, LLC. Casino Queen Chelar Tool and Die CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Cooling Concepts ELB Enterprises, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems FCB Bank First Bank FKG Oil Company Flooring Systems, Inc. Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Lewis Rice LLC Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. McDonald’s - Burris Management, Inc. Siteman Cancer Treatment Center McKendree University National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Print Master Sam’s Club Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. SIHF Healthcare Strano & Associates The Esquiline of Our Lady of the Snows Volkert, Inc. Walmart Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Center

Justin Price, Vice President CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Kevin Vick, Second Vice President Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Dr. Jeff Dosier, Immediate Past President Belleville Township High School District #201

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lisa Adams, Marketplace Magazine Brett Baltz, Egyptian Workspace Partners Ryan Boike, Belleville School District #118 Cathy Dupertuis, People Ready Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Carol Haffner, Beacon Ministry Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Mary Lamie, Bi-State Development Dan Lovekamp, Auffenberg Dealer Group Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Kayla Mitchell, Scheffel Boyle CPAs David Nosacka, Hospital Sisters Health System Jessica Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Amy Richter, Hospice of Southern Illinois Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Ron Stephens, Bank of Belleville Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Chairman Mark Kern, St. Clair County Christine Spargur, Scott Air Force Base

CHAMBER STAFF Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director wpfeil@bellevillechamber.org Beth Tucker, Office Manager btucker@bellevillechamber.org Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager pschifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org Diana Goebel, Marketing & Communications Manager marketing@bellevillechamber.org Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager bms@bellevillechamber.org Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism clindauer@bellevillechamber.org

Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street, Belleville,IL 62220 Phone: (618) 233-2015 Fax: (618) 233-2077 www.bellevillechamber.org

AMBASSADORS Rebecca Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Justin Chapman, TheBANK of Edwardsville Lynne Clapp, Vertical Performance Terri Dambacher, CompuType IT Solutions Julie Fetters, Associated Bank RoseMarie Fitzgerald, Community Member Mary Jo Foerste, Community Member Cari Frick, Metro Lock and Security, Inc. Sharon Goff, Self-Employed Patty Gregory, Art on the Square Dean Hardt, City of Belleville Dennis F. Korte, Sr., Community Member Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Dorothy Meyer, St. Clair County Mark Mueller, Mueller Furniture Al Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Lisa Phillipson, Hospice of Southern Illinois Joy Prigge, Dieterich Bank Leslie Schmidt, Abbott EMS Loretta Stammer, Community Member Brandy Steely, CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. Anne Thomure, Memorial Regional Health Services Jack Weck, Community Member Sheri Welch, Independent Insurance Agent Susan Wobbe, St. Clair County Office on Aging John Wunderlich, Community Member Sharon Zika, Scott Credit Union

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COVER STORY OLD TOWN MARKET CELEBRATES ITS 20TH YEAR Belleville’s Old Town Farmers’ Market is ready to kick-off its 20th Season on May 4th with what will be the best year ever! The Market pops up every Saturday through November 2nd from 7:30 am—noon on the first Block of South Charles. In addition to many of our loyal vendors that have been with us from the start like the Turkey Hill Grange, we have many new vendors to supply you with all you need! But what else do we have to offer new this year? * Live music will again be provided to Market goers from 9 am—noon each Saturday. This has been made possible through the kind support of Kathy Mordini—Avenue Realty Associates, David C. Slimack—State Farm, and Mark Dill—Lender with US Bank. * The City of Belleville has kindly provided the Market with a much needed storage option. When the City acquired land to expand the parking lot next to the Market, they agreed to partner with the Market and allow an existing building to be used for storage and as a source of electricity. (Great idea, Lori Powell!) This is a HUGE donation to the market and we truly appreciate it. * The Market has always wanted to provide healthy food alternatives to all members of our community. Spearheaded by Amy Funk of the University of Illinois Extension Office, in coordination with the Chronic Disease Prevention Workgroup, and graciously funded by St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, we will be able to accept SNAP cards for the first time! All of this couldn’t have happened without the support of “The Friends of The Old Town Market”, a group of dedicated volunteers who provided ideas, human power, contacts, vendor solicitation and more! If you’d like to stay updated on how you can help out, please follow the Belleville Old Town Farmer’s Market on Facebook, and join the Facebook group “Friends of the Old Town Market”.

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CHAMBER NEWS OFFICE MANAGER BETH TUCKER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT We are both delighted and saddened to announce that Beth Tucker is retiring from the Chamber. After ten and a half years of service, Beth’s last day will be Friday, May 31, 2019. Beth has been a tremendous employee. Beth came to the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce to be the office manager as a second career after retiring from Bank of America as Project Manager, working on quality of service writing employee newsletters and more. Beth’s retirement is our loss, but welldeserved. We are throwing one last party for her Friday, May 31 from 11am-1pm at the Chamber office. Members are welcome to stop by. We all wish Beth the very best in her retirement. A job description for this position will be posted soon. Please check the Chamber’s job board for more information.

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CHAMBER NEWS MEMBERS MAKE DRIVE AWAY HUNGER ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS For the 12th year in a row, Belleville schools and the Chamber’s Education Committee have hosted the “Drive Away Hunger” food drive and our members helps make this year a huge success! The demand on our area food pantries is overwhelming and they rely on this drive every year to keep them able to continue serving those in need the Belleville area. The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee helps the area schools collect items to distribute via school buses. We had an overwhelming response from our members this year and send a thanks to all those that participated in this year’s event!

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May 2019

Upcoming Chamber Events

5/1 5/2 5/2 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/7 5/9 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/15 5/21 5/21 5/21 5/23 5/27

ChamberNet @ GCS Ballpark Ribbon Cutting @ Top Nutrition & Performance Ambassadors Committee Meeting Business After Hours @ The EDGE Leadership Belleville Graduation Day Old Town Farmer’s Market Opens Education Committee Meeting Healthcare & CSA Committee Meeting Otto Golf Classic @ St. Clair Country Club Coffee Cup Connections @ Cambridge House Leadership Belleville Committee Meeting Young Professionals Lunch @ St. Clair Country Club Board of Directors Meeting Economic Development Committee INforM Committee Meeting Lunch & Learn Office Closed for Memorial Day

Advertise your organization’s job opportunities for free! E-mail your job descriptions to marketing@bellevillechamber.org or call 618-233-2015 for more information.

If you’re interested in getting involved with a committee, please call the Chamber at 618-233-2015.

Funnel Cake Food Drive

Friday, May 10, 10 am—2 pm

Programs & Services for Older Persons 201 North Church Street Belleville, IL Donate 5 non-perishable food items or $5 to get a funnel cake!

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

Welcome

to the following businesses and organizations who joined the Chamber in March.

Belfor Property Restoration 2000 North Illinois | Swansea swanseaoffice@us.belfor.com www.belfor.com

Ott’s Tavern 20 East Washington | Millstadt ottstav@gmail.com

Charlie’s Off Main 200 Mascoutah Avenue | Belleville charliesoffm@gmail.com

Schaefer Automotive 4300 West Main St. | Belleville schaeferautomotive@gmail.com www.schaeferautomotive.com

Coffee With Christ 6 Wade Square | Belleville info@coffeewithchristbelleville.com www.coffeewithchristbelleville.com

TechKnow Solutions 494 Memorial Drive | Breese admin@techknowsolutions.com www.techknowsolutions.com

Community Interfaith Food Pantry 1218 West Main Street | Belleville feedbelleville@gmail.com www.feedbelleville.org

Top Nutrition & Performance, LLC 110 Mascoutah Avenue | Belleville ken@topnnp.com www.topnnp.com

Guin Mundorf, LLC 310 Regency Centre | Collinsville www.gmschoollaw.com

T.R.’s Place Inc 4901 Concordia Church Rd | Belleville

Jeffrey S. Fries, CPA 1001 Sherman Street | Belleville jsfcpa88@msn.com

Thank you

1818 Chophouse AgeSmart Ameren Illinois Angels of St. Clair County Archway Cooling & Heating Avenue Realty Becker, Hoerner & Ysursa, P.C. Belleville Area Special Service Cooperation Belleville Township High School, District 201 Belo Pest Solutions Buettner Lawns Caritas Family Solutions Carol Bartle Car-Tech Automotive CASA of Southwestern Illinois Cooling Concepts LLC Copper Bend Pharmacy Creason-Edwards Cimarolli, P.C.

TRIKEN Consulting Polygraph & Private Investigations, INC. 110 North High Street | Suite 2 | Belleville info@triken.net www.triken.net

to the following members for renewing their membership with the Chamber in March. CTS Technology Solutions Dave Schmidt Truck Service, Inc Eckert’s Inc. Educational Concepts Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Hanks Excavations & Landscaping Heartlands Conservancy Keils Clock Shop Kings House Retreat Center Mathis Marifian Richter MedStar Ambulance Inc Metro East Gastroenterology MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Newbold Toyota BMW Office Productivity Training, LLC Oktoberfest Plocher Construction List continues on next page....

Did you know the Chamber has a members-only event calendar? Submit your event online at www.BellevilleChamber.org and click “Calendar” to see the calendar and submit your event! All events will be featured in our Weekly Friday E-blast. Page 8

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Ribbon Cuttings

Schaefer Automotive Wednesday, April 10 4300 West Main | Belleville

Belleville Community Assistance Tuesday, April 23 512 West Main | Belleville

Celebrating a new business opening, anniversary or remodel?

Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015.

Print Master PTL Manufacturing Inc. Quest Management Consultants Scott A Givens, LLC Sheri Welch St Clair County Transit St. Clair County St. Louis Food Ingredients State Farm Kate Elder Insurance Steck-Cooper & Co. Insurance The Copper Fire Todd Hall Retreat & Conference Center Town & Country Bank Town Hall Sports Tree Hut Pre-School & Childcare Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern IL

For a complete list of our members, visit www.BellevilleChamber.org. For Membership Information, please contact Peggy at 618-233-2015 or PSchifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Business After Hours May 2 The EDGE June 6 Raymond James RSVP for events online at www.BellevilleChamber.org! Just click on the event you wish to attend and log-in. Need help? Email your RSVP to marketing@bellevillechamber.org or call 618-233-2015.

July 11 Lindenwood University August 1 Schmale Insurance September 5 The Esquiline October 10 Grimm & Gorly November 7 The Atrium of Belleville December Breakthru Beverage

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS On Thursday, April 4, St. Paul’s Senior Community welcomed the Belleville Chamber for the Chamber’s monthly Business After Hours. St. Paul’s Senior Community began its service to the community in 1926 and continues today as a not-for-profit, faith-based Life Plan Retirement Community for active seniors, offering a full spectrum of health services. St. Paul’s Senior Community is licensed by the state of Illinois and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The community is sponsored by The United Church of Christ and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of individuals from the congregation of St. Paul’s Church, Christ Church, Trinity Church, and the local community. St. Paul’s Senior Community completed construction in 2015 of a new licensed building to complement the apartment residence. The new Senior Community features a state of the art household model of care. The 6 licensed households include memory care, skilled nursing care, assisted living/shelter care, and a dedicated household for short term Medicare Rehabilitation. Each household will be home to approximately 15-20 residents, and each household will contain its own dining room, kitchen, hearth room, and spa – all the comforts of home!

David Braswell, Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast Catherine Kucher Cindy Olson, Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Sheri & Dave Welch, Independent Insurance Agent

Thank you to St. Paul’s Senior Community for their hospitality during our April Business After Hours. ............................................................................................................................

For more information about St. Paul’s Senior Community: http://stpaulsseniorcommunity.com

Upcoming Business After Hours

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EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT Opaa! has Belle Valley taste buds screaming “YUM!” The Belle Valley Board of Education and Administrative Team believe the relationship between nutrition, health and learning are fundamental pillars of a child’s development. Today Belle Valley is faced with serving a great number of children who attend school without the proper nutrient intake from home. The key for a school cafeteria is to find food students like that is full of the nutrients vital for growth and mental development. This is a real challenge in today’s fast food world! Last year, the Belle Valley administrative team began seeking input from students in hopes of finding the right choice of food items to create an environment where students would eat everything on their plate because they actually liked it. To fill that order, Belle Valley knew they had to find a professional food service management company that believed in creating freshly prepared “scratch” meals on a daily basis. Superintendent R. Dane Gale began the process of seeking out such a food service management company, judging the companies first and foremost, by their desire to put kids first each and every time they made a food choice decision. To fill this order, Belle Valley School chose Opaa! Food Service based out of Chesterfield, Missouri, because they had a long history of providing delicious, nutritional meals for children. For 2018-2019, students at Belle Valley School are now able to choose from a variety of made from scratch entrees. They also self-serve as much fresh fruit and vegetables as they would like to eat. In addition, fresh salads are prepared daily and a salad bar is an alternative option to the hot menu choices. Through Opaa!, Belle Valley is pleased to have a registered dietician and chef working together to plan every meal so they taste good, while also meeting the multitude of federal nutritional guidelines. All of the transitional hard work has far exceeded expectations. This year’s kitchen staff has served over 89,000 meals to date, a significant (over 35%) increase in the number of students that are eating breakfast and lunch over last year. Now, students freely admit they love the food and are excited to have fresh fruits and vegetables daily. The impact this has on overall school performance, according to Superintendent Gale, is immeasurable! Thank you Opaaa! and the Belle Valley kitchen staff for all you do for our children!

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LEADERSHIP BELLEVILLE Regional Growth Day The 2019 Leadership Belleville class participated in Regional Growth Day on April 26. Regional Growth Day teaches the class about the economic impact of Scott Air Force Base and regional growth in the Metro East area. The class began their day at Scott Air Force Base where they got to take a tour and have lunch with some of the airmen. After lunch, the class traveled to Mid-America St. Louis Airport and met with director, Tim Cantwell. They later took part in a panel discussion on economic development with speakers Adam Hill (The Sonoma Group), Erika Kennett (Illinois DCEO), Ronda Sauget (Leadership Council), and Dennis Wilmsmeyer (America’s Central Port). The class wrapped up their final day before graduation with Eric Schauster (The City of Belleville) talking about leadership and economic development in Belleville. A special thanks goes out to all of our speakers as well as our day coordinators, Christine Spargur and Eric Schauster (Class of 2000). We would also like to thank our Business Day Food Sponsor: Roy-el on the Fly To learn more about the Leadership Belleville Program, visit www.bellevillechamber.org.

BRANDON RAKERS

KARL GILPIN

By joining the Leadership Belleville program, I hope to learn about the community and develop certain skills to promote the community and businesses. As a banker it is important to develop strong relationships with the businesses in Belleville as it will help the community grow and succeed.

I found out about Leadership Belleville through Annissa McCaskill, Director of Economic Development for Belleville, while meeting with her to discuss a potential development project. Knowing that I had recently retired from the military and moved to Belleville, she suggested that it would be a great way to fast-track getting to know up-and-coming leaders of Belleville from across a broad spectrum of professions, as well as meeting the current leaders of of Belleville government, education, and industry, at the monthly class meetings.

Leadership Belleville has helped me grow as an individual in the workplace and in the community as I became a member of the board at the YMCA in downtown Belleville. I have been able to use the leadership skills to make a difference in the community.

The course has definitely lived up to expectations. We have had some very interesting presentations and tours along the way, and had a chance to get to know a number of community leaders that otherwise we may never have had a chance to meet. Plus, of course, gaining a personal connection with all my fellow classmates has been a great experience and I look forward to meeting up with them occasionally after we all graduate.

I think this program is a great idea for helping build better leaders today, but also as an investment in the future of Belleville. The Chamber Connection Page 13


The Healthcare & CSA Committee is Collecting Items for

Emergency Hygiene Kits April 1st - May 9th, 2019

Suggested Items: Tooth brushes, Tooth paste, Shampoo, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Kleenex, Deodorant, Lotion, Wipes, Lip Balm, etc. Items must fit in a quart sized plastic bag.

Collection sites: AgeSmart Community Resources | Belleville Chamber Office | Downtown Belleville YMCA East Belleville YMCA | Family Hospice | Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House Programs and Services for Older Persons

Distribution sites:

Beacon Ministries | Call for Help, Inc. | Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House Project Compassion | Violence Prevention Center | Union United Methodist Church

For more information:

Carla Boswell (618) 234-4410 Ext. 7036 or carla.boswell@swic.edu

Tamara Foote (618) 222-2561 ext: 34 or tfoote@agesmart.org

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MEMBER UPDATES BANK OF BELLEVILLE ANNOUNCES ENHANCEMENTS TO ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM Ronald R. Stephens has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Belleville as well as its holding company, Belleville Bancorp, Inc. Stephens was part of the team that organized Bank of Belleville when it was established in 2005. He had previously held the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer and most recently served the Bank as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. “This promotion represents the continuation of our management succession plan. Ron has played an integral leadership role for our Bank since its inception,” said Wyatt Rawlings III, Chairman of Bank of Belleville and Belleville Bancorp. “We are very fortunate to have someone such as Ron to lead our team and continue the mission of serving our clients, our communities and our shareholders.” “I am excited to lead Bank of Belleville into its next period of growth,” Stephens said. “Simply stated, our strategic plans are centered around staying true to our core values - being the best community and client-focused bank as possible resulting in the continued increase in long-term value to our shareholders” Former President and CEO, Kevin M. Pesko, will remain in a key leadership role with the Bank, serving as Market President of St. Clair County. During Mr. Pesko’s tenure as CEO, the Bank began operations as a de novo institution. Today, the Bank has more than $200 million in total assets and operates as the only locally-owned independent community bank headquartered in Belleville, Illinois. “Our relationship has always been more of a partnership,” Pesko said. “So, while I am proud we will have Ron to direct our team and the bank’s future, he is also to be congratulated for his leadership and resourcefulness since the bank’s beginning.” “We are extremely grateful for the leadership that Kevin has provided for the last thirteen years,” Rawlings said. “In his new position as Market President, Kevin will ensure that we continue to provide the signature level of service that our clients have come to know and expect from this institution.” Further enhancing the Bank’s Executive Management Team, Karl Abert was promoted to Chief Credit Officer and Jennifer Warren was promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Abert joined the bank in 2011 after considerable experience in the private accounting field. Since joining the bank, he has distinguished himself in the area of Credit Administration. Warren joined the bank in 2017 after considerable experience in community banking. While initially overseeing Deposit Services, Warren’s role has expanded to include leadership of Bank Operations, Bank Secrecy Act, Bank Security and Information Technology. “We are pleased to have these very talented bankers within the Bank and we congratulate them on their new roles,” said Stephens. Bank of Belleville operates from its headquarters at 215 South Illinois Street in Belleville Illinois. The Bank serves individual and business clients throughout St. Clair County and beyond. As of December 31, 2018, the Bank had total assets of $209 million and 38 full and part-time team members. Shareholders Patrick B. Mathis George E. Marifian Kevin J. Richter Mark J. Stegman Mark S. Schuver Gregory W. Coffey William J. Niehoff Kelli E. Madigan Bradley W. Small Mary E. Lopinot Deanna L. Litzenburg Philip D. Speicher Laura E. Schrick Beth K. Flowers William W. Asa Associates Natalie T. Lorenz Rebecca K. Wohltman Colin C. Clark Melissa C. Meirink Amy C. Randazzo Allyson T. Schwab Holly A. Rogers

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Bradley W. Small Philip D. Speicher Mark J. Stegman Deanna L. Litzenburg Nathan Carl Lanter David C. Nelson Robert C. Nelson Jr. Christopher B. Bortz James E. Neville Timothy S. Richards Matthew C. Zittel Michael J. Bedesky Martin K. Morrissey Stephen C. Mudge Dominique N. Seymoure M. Ann Hatch Untress L. Quinn Paul G. Schoen Perry J. Browder John D. Simmons Leonard F. Berg Todd W. Sivia John D. Stobbs II Jennifer A. Shaw Erin M. Phillips Jane Unsell J. Michael Weilmuenster Mark B. Weinheimer Stan R. Weller William L. Berry

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These EMERGING LAWYERS have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois who are age 40 or younger OR who have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 or fewer years. Jennifer M. Behme David I. Cates Ryan J. Mahoney Jennifer L. Barbieri Nicole L. Winters Jason M. Gourley Brendan M. Nester Christopher T. Layloff James A. Bock Jr. Garrett C. Reuter Jr. Alemayehu A. Ayanaw Andrew K. Carruthers Katie E. Jacobi Daniel C. Lytle Kathryn L. Modeer Gregory W. Odom II Leslie Odom Gregory C. Flatt Sara A. Ingram Kendra A. Wolters James M. Brodzik Blair P. Keltner Kyle C. Oehmke Nicole E. Rice Trevor A. Sondag Jason K. Winslow Thomas Q. Keefe III Samantha S. Unsell Michael J. Hertz Colin C. Clark Beth K. Flowers Natalie Tai Lorenz Melissa C. Meirink Laura E. Schrick Sandra J. Tatoian Rebecca K. Wohltman Reed C. Nelson Jennifer M. Wagner

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A lawyer CANNOT buy the distinction of Leading or Emerging Lawyer. The distinction was earned by being among those lawyers most often recommended by their peers. For a full description of our research process, a complete list of all Leading or Emerging Lawyers, and to view profiles of the lawyers listed on this page, go to

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MEMBER UPDATES VOLUNTEERING COULD HELP YOU LIVE A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER LIFE AND HELP EASE DEPRESSION Recently, the Corporation for National & Community Service, the federal agency responsible for the nation’s volunteer and service efforts, released an independent report stating the health benefits from continuous volunteering of people 55 and older. The research examined how participation in national service contributes to changes in health and wellbeing of Senior Corps volunteers in the Senior Companion, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Foster Grandparent programs. In the report, after just two years of service senior volunteers showed increased life satisfaction, feelings of less isolation and an improvement in their companionship status, compared to older adults who do not volunteer. Also, 84 percent of senior volunteers reported improved or stable health and 78 percent felt less depressed. Some local senior volunteers with the Southwestern Illinois College Programs and Services for Older Persons echo these research results: “Every morning when I volunteer as a Foster Grandparent, I know the kids love me and it keeps me going,” said Ms. Louise Lewis, of Centreville. “Working with the babies keeps me young. I see people who are younger than me with walkers and I don’t need that.” “Each Wednesday is a brand new day of hope and sunshine,” said RSVP volunteer Gloria Ann Crowder of Belleville. “Thank you for this opportunity to keep me smiling and seeing hope in action.” “Our Senior Companion, Carol Carter, has been a blessing to us ever since the first day she walked into our home,” said Margaret Kohl, of Granite City. “Beyond being dependable and faithful, Carol has been a great Companion for Frank when I’m away at work and running errands. We have become so close to Carol that we consider her part of our family.” Each year, Senior Corps engages approximately 220,000 Americans 55 and older through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs – all addressing some of the nation’s most pressing challenges. The Foster Grandparent Program provides limited-income seniors the opportunity to serve as one-on-one tutors and mentors to young people with special needs. The RSVP program has close to 1,000 senior volunteers working throughout our service area and the Senior Companion Program helps over 230 older adults maintain their dignity and independence, while also assisting caregivers by giving them a break. For more information on volunteering contact PSOP at 618-234-4410 or swic.edu/psop. For more information on Senior Corps visit seniorcorps.gov/healthyvolunteers.

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MEMBER UPDATES LINDENWOOD BELLEVILLE’S PRUNTY, STUDENTS SELECTED FOR 2019 INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE AWARD GRANT Lindenwood University-Belleville Professor of Psychology Dr. Trisha Prunty and four of her students – Katie Landsbaum, Bessie Flores, Nikki Thomas, and Katie DeLuka – were selected as the recipients of the 2019 Instructional Recourse Award Grant by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. The funding will be used to support a project entitled, “Using Guided Outlines for Principles of Psychology,” in which the four students will create guided notes as supplement for students in the university’s Principles of Psychology courses. “I think what most excites me about this award is that four students helped write the grant, so they received first-hand experience in grant writing, not to mention that our grant was funded,” said Prunty. “This is a wholly student-centered project, which is a win-win for the university and students.” The Society for the Teaching of Psychology awards small grants for research or other development that leads to an instructor resource for other professors of psychology. Prunty said she developed the idea to teach two Principles of Psychology classes and provide students with guided notes developed by the four student-researchers. From that, students in the Principles of Psychology courses will have additional resources to support them in their studies. “The students and I workshopped, and they learned how to properly present a grant argument,” explained Prunty. “Toward the submission deadline, I polished up the proposal with them. It is as much their project as mine.” According to Prunty, the grant writing project was actually a warm-up writing project, as these four student researchers are also in the process of writing manuscripts for original student research surrounding the topics of gender and authority and cat-calling behavior. “I love research, and to have this opportunity to help write these manuscripts as an undergraduate student is amazing,” said Thomas. According to Flores, who double majors in creative writing and psychology, having the opportunity to develop various types of writing as an undergraduate has given her the skillset to master both formulaic and creative writing, something she attributes to the personal learning environment fostered at Lindenwood Bellville. “I feel fortunate to be able to get hands-on experience in both of my chosen fields of study,” said Flores. “These experiences have prepared me to further my education and earn a master’s degree.” According to Landsbaum, who is the sole junior on a team of senior writers, working in a collaborative, group environment has positioned her to enhance her writing and appreciate the group work dynamic. “I was selected to be part of this extraordinary group of writers and researchers, and to be honest, at first, I felt a little out of my league,” said Landsbaum. “But working closely on these projects, I think my skill set has been elevated, which has increased my confidence as a writer and researcher.” To learn more about the hands-on learning experiences provided to students studying psychology at Lindenwood Belleville, visit /www.lindenwood.edu/belleville/academics/academic-divisions/division-of-social-and-behavioralsciences/.

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MEMBER UPDATES SWIC BLUE STORM RADIO, STUDENTS WIN BIG AT NYC IBS CONFERENCE Blue Storm Radio, Southwestern Illinois College’s internet radio station, and broadcasting students recently, won awards of excellence in four categories at the 79th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System International Radio/Television/ Digital Media Conference in New York City. “Our broadcast program is only four-years old and is winning awards placing it in the top 5 percent of college and university radio stations nationally, said SWIC Speech/Communication Professor Mac Chamblin, who teaches Introduction to Radio Production. Students raised funds to send Michelle McIntosh, Adam Brammer, both of Belleville, and Marcella Miller of Granite City from SWIC to the event. Blue Storm Radio received an IBS golden microphone award for Best Show Promo: “Girl Talk” produced by McIntosh, and finalists trophies in the following categories: • Best Radio Drama: “World Traveler’s” – Brammer • Best Commercial: “Mother’s Day Gift Baskets” – McIntosh • Best Comedy Program: “Injustice Among Us Batman” – Brammer “Blue Storm Radio is coming home with trophies in multiple categories and up against leading broadcast schools,” Chamblin said. “I encourage everyone to check out the student work on Blue Storm Radio and you will quickly discover why I am extremely proud of SWIC students and their service to the community.” For more information contact Chamblin at thomas.chamblin@swic.edu or call 618-235-2700, ext. 5592.

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY-BELLEVILLE SENIOR EARNS INTERNSHIP WITH US SKI AND SNOWBOARD OLYMPIC TEAM The Lindenwood University-Belleville Athletics Department is excited to announce that senior Maddison Beck, St. Louis, Mo., of the Lady Lynx soccer team has earned a summer internship as a strength and conditioning coach with the United States Ski and Snowboard Olympic Team. An exercise science major from Webster Groves, Mo., Beck transferred to Lindenwood Belleville in 2016 as a sophomore and played three seasons with the women’s soccer team. Throughout her career as a defender, Beck has recorded 13 goals and 29 points through 56 games with the Lady Lynx, earning herself the title of team captain her senior year in 2018. Beck also coordinates the offseason workouts for the team, and is the president of the Student Athlete Leadership Team, promoting leadership opportunities and diversity throughout the athletic program. She is also a two-time academic all-conference nominee and an NAIA Daktronics scholar-athlete who will graduate in May. “I knew that I wanted to go the route of the strength and conditioning part of athletics over the last few months leading up to graduation,” Beck said. “The trainer I have been shadowing at my gym brought this internship opportunity to my attention. Since I love the outdoors and exploring different aspects of athletic training, I said, ‘why not?’” Beck will be working at a training facility in Park City, Utah, as a strength and conditioning coach from the end of April to late August. “The opportunity presented itself, and I couldn’t be more excited, because this is exactly what I wanted,” Beck said. “The internship is a good mix of what hobbies I enjoy doing and what I love doing with my major.” Beck will begin her internship in just a few weeks, working with the best athletes that the United States has to offer with the Ski and Snowboard Olympic Team. To learn more about Lynx Athletics, visit https://lindenwoodlynx.com/.

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MEMBER UPDATES HEALTH SCREENINGS COMING TO SWIC PROGRAMS & SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS Each month the Chamber highlights exciting and informative events, ranging from business mixers to ribbon cuttings; and while all of these events are important, nothing is as important as taking care of our health. That is why we wanted to announce that Life Line Screening will be performing a day of preventive health screenings at SWIC Programs & Services for Older Persons on Friday, May 31, 2019. This collaboration helps bring important health tests to our community at an affordable price. The tests look for signs of disease that can lead to stroke, heart attack or bone fracture. Life Line Screening scans for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta, the 13th leading cause of death in America; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. The cost for a Wellness Package is $149.00. You must pre-register. Appointments are limited, so please sign up now by calling 1-800-690-0323 and receive a $10 discount off the package or visit Life Line Screening’s website at www. lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.

SWIC STUDENTS TO DISPLAY THEIR WORKS AT SCHMIDT ART CENTER Southwestern Illinois College art students will showcase their artistic talents when the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center and Southwestern Illinois College Art department team to host the annual SWIC Student Art and Design Exhibition. This year’s show kicks off Thursday, April 25 with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Schmidt Art Center at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. The award ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Student artwork created from a variety of media – including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media, digital imaging, metal, plastic, graphic design, and more – will be on display through Thursday, May 9. Schmidt Art Center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information about the SWIC Student Art and Design Show or upcoming Schmidt Art Center programming, call 618-222-5ART (5278) or visit swic.edu/ theschmidt.

IMPACT STRATEGIES ADDS TWO PROJECT MANAGERS TO GROWING TEAM IMPACT Strategies has expanded their team with the hiring of Terry Midgley as a Senior Project Manager and Justin Eilermann as a Project Manager. Terry Midgley is a 39-year industry veteran with an extensive and varied construction background. He has managed large-scale projects including senior and assisted living facilities, hospitals/clinics, and federal buildings. Midgley holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He is a resident of Lebanon, Illinois. Justin Eilermann has 12 years of experience in construction, including field experience and project management. He graduated from Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology. Eilermann resides in Breese, Illinois. Mark Hinrichs, president of IMPACT Strategies, said, “As we continue to grow, we are excited about the contributions Terry and Justin will make as project managers. Their knowledge and industry experience are valuable resources for our clients and the entire IMPACT Strategies team.” IMPACT Strategies provides innovative Preconstruction, Construction Management, Design/Build, and General Contracting services for Healthcare, Multifamily, Senior Housing, Retail, Warehouse/Distribution and Commercial clients in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest. IMPACT Strategies was founded in 2002 to provide dedicated leadership to the entire development building process. Today, the firm has offices in Fairview Heights, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. IMPACT Strategies is a Trusted Advisor to each client, bringing success to every project through collaboration, passion, and ingenuity. To learn more visit BuildwithIMPACT.com or call Mark Hinrichs at 618-394-8400 or Nick Walker at 314-646-8400. The Chamber Connection

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Our hospital can now call itself one of the best hospitals in the region for 2018-2019. More than 4,500 hospitals in the U.S. were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and ONLY 12% achieved “Best” status. In addition, Memorial Care Center has been named one of America’s Best Nursing Homes by the publication for the eighth year in a row. THANK YOU to our caring employees; dedicated staff; and most importantly, our patients, for helping Memorial Hospital Belleville and Memorial Care Center earn these honors.

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MEMBER UPDATES BARBERMURPHY BROKERS RECOGNIZED IN 2018 REALTOR ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS (RASI) AWARD CEREMONY FOR INDIVIDUAL SALES The REALTOR Association of Southwestern Illinois recently recognized Collin Fischer and Terry Johnson of the BARBERMURPHY Group for their Individual Sales in 2018. Collin Fischer – CCIM, Principal, received three awards during the celebration. He was the recipient of an Emerald Award, which goes to REALTORS who sold over $20 Million within one year, the award for Largest Commercial Sale of $7,587,500, and the award for Highest Dollar Volume sold by an individual in 2018 with $22,857,000 in sales. Terry Johnson, Broker Associate, was awarded The Garnet Award which goes to REALTORS who sold over $10 Million within one year. The vast majority of Terry’s sales were with repeat clients which is a testimony to the service he provides his clients. “My 2018 production of $11,760,000 consisted of 10 closings with my average sale of $1,176,000. 50% of the production was land sales, and the other half were spread across investment, office, and industrial. Ironically, 9 of the 10 sales involved previous / repeat clients.” Says Johnson. The BARBERMURPHY Group is a full-service Real Estate Brokerage Firm which specializes in commercial, investment, and industrial properties exclusively in Southern Illinois.

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MEMBER UPDATES HSHS ST. ELIZABETH’S CENTER FOR WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine recently received a National Award for Clinical Excellence from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center received this honor for providing outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. “We are pleased to have received this national distinction,” shared St. Elizabeth’s President and CEO Patti Fischer. “The high quality, safe care that our Wound Care Center provides is often life changing for many of the patients that enter its doors. This award is a testament to that excellent care and we congratulate all involved for their dedication and ongoing commitment to our patients.” The St. Elizabeth’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers® and provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Leading edge treatments at the Center include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress healing of wounds from the inside, out by carrying nutrients to wounds through the bloodstream and increasing circulation. “As a collaborative team, we work hard to make sure that we are providing the best care, and the most effective treatments for our patients. Our goal is to find the cause, heal the wound, and help educate the patient on prevention of wounds and other related health problems. In working with all departments of the hospital, we are able to provide comprehensive care for our patients,” said Dr. Bryon Gorton, Medical Director of St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center, member of HSHS Medical Group and certified Wound Specialist Physician. “We very much appreciate receiving this award, but what we really look forward to each and every day is when we are able to release a patient from our care because that means their wound has been healed – that’s why we do what we do.” To date, St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center has healed 3092 patient wounds since opening in 2013. “St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center is devoted to healing problem wounds and helping our patients to reclaim the quality of their lives. In fact, we have had great success in healing patients who have been dealing with open wounds for years,” said Jeanette Martineau, RN and Clinical Program Director for St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center. “If you or a loved one is suffering from a wound that has not begun to heal after four weeks with traditional treatment methods, contact St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center at 618-234-2120, ext. 32742,” encourages Martineau. “Our compassionate, highly skilled team is ready to help.” A physician referral is not required. The Wound Care Centers at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland also received this national Center of Distinction Award. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

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Community Happenings in May Wednesday, May 1 ChamberNet | 11:30am GCS Ballpark | Sauget

Sunday, May 5, 12, 19, 26 Service Sunday & Sunday Brunch The Weingarten | Belleville

Friday, May 17 Aging Expo | 8:30am McKendree Metrorec Plex | O’Fallon

Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Singer Songwriter Thursday | 7:00 pm Cigar Inn Jazz Club | Belleville

Sunday, May 5 Knife & Gun Show | 10am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Art on the Square | 4:00pm Downtown Belleville

Friday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Notre Dame Academy Bingo | 5:00 pm St. Augustine’s Gym | Belleville

Flavor of Cinco de Mayo - Spring Concert and Art Exhibition | 3:30pm Althoff Catholic High School | Belleville

Friday, May 3 Caritas Family Solutions Golf Classic Tamarack Country Club | Shiloh

Monday, May 6, 13, 20, 27 Althoff Catholic Fathers & Friends’ BINGO | 7:00 pm CKL of I Country Club | Swansea

Starting a Small Business in Illinois Seminar | 2:00pm SWIC | Belleville

AJ Mitchell Hometown Show | 7:00pm St. Louis, MO

Sports Night | 6:00pm Nichols Community Center | Belleville Saturday, May 18 Flea Market | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Art on the Square | 11:00am Downtown Belleville High Tea & High Fashion | 1:00pm The Grille at The Mansion | O’Fallon

Gesso Magazine presents: A Multiple Tuesday, May 7 Medium/Multiple Artists Exhibition| 5pm Small Business Day | 9:00am Governor French Gallery | Belleville Hofbrauhaus | Belleville

Sunday, May 19 Flea Market | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville

Saturday, May 4, 11, 18, 25 Old Town Farmers’ Market | 7:30am N. St. Charles/E. Main Street | Belleville

Friday, May 10 Rock n Roll Bingo | 6:00pm VFW Post 805 | O’Fallon

Art on the Square | 11:00am Downtown Belleville

Saturday, May 4 Recycling Drop Off | 9:00am PSOP | Belleville

Tuesday, May 14 Toastmasters Meeting | 11:30 am Artigem | Belleville Artigem | Belleville

Belleville History Spring Walking Tour Veterans Memorial | 10:00am Knife & Gun Show | 10am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville Spring Fever: Kid’s Class | 1:30pm Eckerts | Belleville St. Clair County Armed Forces Ball Regency Conference Center | O’Fallon

Adult Hands-On: Pie, Oh My! | 2:00pm Eckerts | Belleville

Thursday, May 23 Scott Credit Union Annual Golf Wednesday, May 15 Scramble | 9:00am QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER (Suicide The Orchards | Belleville Training): A One Hour Training That Could Save A Life | 6:00pm Virtual Flight of Honor | 10:00am Chevy’s Fresh Mex | O’Fallon Belleville Moose Lodge 1221 Thursday, May 16 Southern Illinois Volunteer Conference Bellecourt Place | Belleville | 8:00am Diva Night Out | 5:00pm Belleville Main Street

Friday, May 24 Foz Ryan Golf Scramble to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois | 11:00am Oak Brook Golf Club | Edwardsville

We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit www.bellevillechamber.org for an up-to-date list of events! To submit an event, visit the calendar page at www.bellevillechamber.org or email marketing@bellevillechamber.org.

Thank you for your Support “Advancing Business. Supporting Community.” The Chamber Connection

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On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019,

the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee will host their annual Back to School Fun Fair at Belleville West High School from 5 - 7 p.m. Students from the Belleville elementary Chamber member schools* and their families will be invited to attend. Families in attendance will receive valuable information from local business leaders while participating in activities that will allow them to leave with a backpack full of school supplies in preparation for the new school year. The event will celebrate the new school year with food, games, and more. The Education Committee hopes to provide up to 1,000 backpacks for our school age children. Sponsorships will be essential to the success of this event. The following are this year’s sponsorship levels: Backpack Sponsor - $1,000 • Company logo on Chamber website, newsletter, posters, slide show during event, and sponsor flyer in backpacks. • School supply item with company name inside backpacks. • Premier spot for exhibit table at event. Limited spots available. Corporate Sponsor - $500 • Company name on Chamber website, newsletter, posters, slide show during event, and on sponsor flyer in backpacks • Choice of an exhibit table location at event (after Backpack Sponsor spots are filled). Limited spots available. Table Sponsor - $100 • Company name on posters displayed during event and on sponsor flyer in backpacks • Exhibit table at event Please indicate below your level of support. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. Participating schools: BASSC Elementary, Belleville School District #118, Belle Valley School District #119, Governor French Academy, Harmony-Emge School District #175, High Mount Elementary School District #116, Illinois Center for Autism, Menta Academy, Signal Hill School District #181, Whiteside School District #115, Zion Lutheran Grade School and all Catholic grade schools - Blessed Sacrament, Notre Dame Academy, Sister Thea Bowman, St. Teresa and Queen of Peace

Company/Organization Name: Address: Contact Name: Contact Phone: Sponsorship Level: (Please check one)

Email: Backpack Sponsor ($1000)

Corporate Sponsor ($500)

Table Sponsor ($100)

Please check one: As a sponsor, I would like to reserve an exhibit table for my business at the event. I would just like to be listed as a sponsor and don’t need an exhibit table. If you wish to participate just as an exhibitor and not a sponsor, the cost is $50 per table. Each exhibitor is provided one table and 2 chairs. No signage is provided. Please check here and send back with your payment of $50. Checks may be made payable to the “Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce” and mailed to the Chamber office at 216 East A Street, Belleville, IL 62220. Sponsorship deadline is July 1st, 2019. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at (618) 233-2015. The Chamber Connection

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