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The Lacey Chamber Newsletter Volume 11, Issue 7

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Message from the President By Jeff Powell, President

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ne of my responsibilities as president of the Chamber is to provide you with interesting and informative Forums. Over the last seven months I believe we have done that. The last Forum truly informed all of us as to what we should be expecting with the new health care program that the politicians in Washington, D.C., passed just a few months ago. I had a hard time trying to formulate in my own mind what this meant to our company and how it would impact us. I now know that it will not cost us less and it will take a lot more administrative time to sort it all out. When it comes right down to it, what I want to say is that these new regulations, not just limited to the federal government but all government, are choking the life out of business—and not just small business. I really feel that we, the risk takers, are being targeted to provide capital to run the government that we created, and that capital is drying up due to over regulation—just an observation. Our new fundraising committee is doing a bang-up job. They have started the process of looking at new programs that will benefit our members and at the same time creating a more sustainable stream of income for the Chamber. Some of the ideas being worked on involve a community referral system, a BBQ competition, a baking and decorating competition, and a revamped auction. Some of these will happen this year while others will take time to fully develop. We will keep the membership informed as to our progress. The committee welcomes any ideas and is always looking for members who want to be part of the monthly brainstorming sessions. Thank you to committee members Tony Salas, Al Eckroth, Lowell Gordon, Amanda Graham, Chris Lester, Lourdes Beck, and Brent Walz for all your hard work.

Our new Community Resource Guide is now complete and will be available at the Lacey Chamber BBQ at the Woodland Creek Community Park on July 7. Come join us and let us show our appreciation for all you do to make our community a better place. There is a small charge of $5.00 to cover the cost of supplies. We won’t be able to take credit cards, so please pay in cash or by check. I look forward to seeing you there!

Lacey Chamber BBQ

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Member Appreciation BBQ

O Bee Credit Union

Wednesday, July 7 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Woodland Creek Community Park 6729 Pacific Ave. SE Admission $5

8665 Martin Way E Lacey, WA 98516 (360) 459-4272 www.obee.com

RSVP to 491-4141

Design and layout of the Thrive newsletter is performed by Peggy DeGregory of Essential Business Support.

July 2010

Table of Contents Message from President 1 Setting Staff Standards 2 Golf Tournament Update 3 Show Your Support for Military 4 Mushroom Festival 4 Landlord-Tenant Law 5 Heritage Financial Recognized 5 Business is Booming! 9 Roster 9 Chamber Events 11 Thank You Costco Expo Volunteers 11 Kidwiler Thanks Yous 11

Save the Date! The 2010 Auction

Spotlight on Cinema will be on Saturday, October 16, 2010

Community Resource Guide The Community Resource Guide is now available. Pick up yours at the Member Appreciation BBQ on July 7 or at the Chamber office at your convenience.


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Setting Non-negotiable Staff Standards Written br Noel Peebles

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hen a person seeks employment with your company, he or she is basically saying, “I want to work for your company.” What this really means is “I will give up doing whatever I please, show up for work and behave the way you want me to behave, so long as you pay me in exchange.”

Now, that gives you, the employer, the opportunity to set some standards of behavior that are non-negotiable. That doesn’t mean you are taking away any creativity from your employees. After all, it is important for staff members to have some flexibility and to project their own personality into their job. With that said, it is also a good idea for the employer to be inflexible with some things. In other words, set non-negotiable standards. This is no different from everyday life. Society has rules. Imagine, for example, if there were no road signs or laws to guide us on how to behave. Imagine if there were no rules in sport… it would be a shambles, right? The truth is, most of us like to know our boundaries, because that way we know what we can and can’t do. If we break the law, we get fined or arrested. If we don’t play fairly in sport, we get penalized in some way. We are use to non-negotiable standards.

Why should it be any different when running a business? It shouldn’t! To run smoothly, every business needs rules and policy. Although staff members may not always agree with the policy, they can and usually will comply. I will give you a couple of examples of what I mean. When I ran my retail stores I had a staff uniform designed. Staff members were required to wear

the uniform—that was non-negotiable. However, it wasn’t quite like being in the military. There were various acceptable combinations, so the staff could adjust the uniform to suit their own personality.

Here’s the deal, it was a non-negotiable standard that staff members were required to wear the uniform. Furthermore, it needed to be within the agreed guidelines using any one of the approved combinations. Anything else was unacceptable. Now, that’s not unreasonable. Another example was the handling of money. Banknotes were required to be put into the cash registers in the correct compartments and all facing in the same direction. I had worked out that it took the same amount of time to put the money away in a tidy order as it did to shove it in any old way. This kept the cash registers tidy and made counting the money much easier. This was a non-negotiable standard, and it worked well. I’ll give you yet another example. As anyone in retailing will know, meeting and greeting customers is critical. If you ask, “Can I help you?” the inevitable response is “No thank you. I’m just looking.” So why ask a question that you know will get a predictably negative response.

The answer is you shouldn’t! So, one of my non-negotiable standards was that staff members never, never, ever asked, “Can I help you?”

Instead, staff members were given intensive training on exactly how to meet and greet customers. They were given lots of ideas and the flexibility to inject their own personality into what they said.

When greeting a customer, staff members were encouraged to begin by talking about anything except making a sale. They could comment on the weather, something happening outside the store, the fashionable coat the customer was wearing… anything except making a sale.

The reason for this was simple. The first objective was to always try to relax the customer before attempting to make a sale. So “can I help you” was a definite NO-NO. I believe that in setting non-negotiable standards it is important to put the policies in writing. Although verbal instruction will be necessary on occasion, it is much easier to hold people accountable for something that is written.

Finally, it is really important to ensure that employees know and fully understand the meaning of the non-negotiable standards. They need to be thoroughly trained on what’s required or how to do the particular task. I’m a strong believer in asking people, “Do you understand?” and in some cases following up with “Show me.” This way there can be no misunderstanding as to exactly what’s required. Although setting non-negotiable standards might sound very disciplined, it is really about running a business at maximum efficiency. And, in no way should that stop everyone from having a lot of fun. Besides, most employees will try hard to please... and they have a right to know what’s required of them and their boundaries.


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12th Annual Golf Tourney Update It was a wonderful day for our 12th Annual Golf Classic Tourney! The weather held out—with our fingers crossed—for a super fun-filled day at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie – The Woodlands course! We had a very successful tournament as golfers enjoyed good company, delicious food, and lots of prizes! We want to gratefully acknowledge all who made this special event a wonderful success! THANK YOU!

Presenting Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

Chris Lester Insurance Services Green Sponsors

Raffle Donors

360 Chiropractic America’s Credit Union Americana Bistro at the Red Lion Hotel Apex Karting Budd Bay Café Hole Sponsors Budd Bay Embroidery & Specialties 4th Dimension Technology C&L Benefits Auction Group 94.5 ROXY Cabinets by Trivonna Anchor Bank Budd Bay Embroidery & Specialties Casa Mia Cecila Mikler, RE/MAX Four Seasons Cecilia Mikler-RE/MAX Four Charlie’s Safari–The Family Fun Seasons Center Chicago Title Insurance Company Chris Lester Insurance Services Chips Casino Palace Christian Life Church Corrina Phillips, Morgan Stanley Dirty Dave’s Pizza Smith Barney Farrelli’s Firewood Pizza Costco-Lacey Golf USA Fisher Jones Family Dentistry Occasions Catering and Special Lucky Eagle Casino Events Nisqually Red Wind Casino Olympia Federal Savings Olympia Federal Savings Pardiman Productions Red Lion Hotel Phoenix Inn TAGS Awards & Specialties Pints & Quarts Pub Twin Star Credit Union Professional Temp Staffing Agency Washington Business Bank Regency Insurance River Edge’s Restaurant Tee Bag Items TAGS Awards & Specialties ABC Printing Tumwater Valley Golf Club Charlie’s Safari–The Family Fun Twin Star Credit Union Center Washington Business Bank Chris Lester Insurance Services Nisqually Red Wind Casino Professional Temp Staffing Agency Dunamis Interiors Planning Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Festival Professional Temp Staffing Agency

Tom Carroll

Volunteers

Alice Gaugler, Heritage Bank Caleb White, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity Restore Chris Lester, Chris Lester Insurance Services Denise Burditis, Heritage Bank Diana Grantham, Heritage Bank Dr. Mike Beehler, Retired Helen Moore, Heritage Bank Janice Swain, The Williams Group Marketing & Design John Grantham, Budd Bay Embroidery & Specialties Kathy Powell, First American Title Insurance Co. Kelly Hernandez, Mixx 96.1 Kim Combs, Occasions Catering and Special Events Lourdes Beck, C&L Benefit Auction Group Meredith Yenne, Hometown Property Management Nikki Box, Homestreet Bank Ray Foisy, Sterling Savings Bank Ross Irwin, Cabinets by Trivonna Sean Finney, Lacey Parks and Rec

Special Thanks

Volunteers (continued)

Shon Brewster, Lacey Costco Tabitha Johnson, The Ranger / Northwest Airlifter

Chamber Volunteers Arvilla Moore Margie Eckroth

2010 Golf Committee

Chair, Joanna West, Washington Business Bank Brent Walz, O Bee Credit Union Chris Lester, Chris Lester Insurance Services Corrina Phillips, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Gina Parks, Dumanis Interiors Planning John Grantham, Budd Bay Embroidery & Specialties Kim Combs, Occasions Catering and Special Events Lee Sherman, Washington Business Bank Lourdes Beck, C&L Benefits Auction Group

 The Woodlands Golf Course, particularly Kevin Myers (Golf Pro) and most especially Sam Smith (Asst. Golf Pro) and Richard Wright (Catering Director), whom we’ve had the pleasure to work with again this year. They are a professional staff and run top-notch events.  TAGS for donating the plaque for the “Most Creative Hole” award.  Golf USA for kindly donating the golf balls for the galf ball raffle.


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Show Your Support for the 3rd Stryker Brigade! By Carlene Joseph, Harborstone Credit Union, Military Affairs Committee Chair

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he Lacey Chamber of Commerce is working diligently with the local Association of the United States Army Subchapter to support Joint Base Lewis McChord’s Community Connector, the 3rd Stryker Brigade. We need community support to welcome the 3rd Stryker Brigade home! You can help by attending our next Subchapter meeting on July 15, 2010, at the Hawks Prairie Restaurant to show your support. The meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. Already, a welcome home barbeque is being scheduled for the city of Puyallup and a “Lakewood Salutes” event is being scheduled in Lakewood. We need businesses to help with this effort to show the 3rd Stryker Brigade just how much the Lacey community cares. This evening, an AUSA general membership meeting was held in the City of Lakewood. Our guest speaker was the commander of Joint Base Lewis McChord, MG John Johnson. He talked about the challenges in Iraq and the great progress I Corps made during their deployment. He went on to talk about the tremendous challenges our soldiers face each day. The rally tonight of corporate partners was the best I’ve ever seen. In a large room, representatives of Lacey, Lakewood, and Puyallup were in attendance to provide their unwavering support to our America’s heroes. We want you to join in too. Please give me a call directly at (253)312-9279 to learn how you can help. The Chamber’s ongoing commitment to the 3rd Stryker Brigade is supported by our Military Affairs Committee, which is always scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Hawks Prairie Restaurant. Please come by and listen to how you can help. Remember, these soldiers are coming home during the summer months, so be prepared for a surge of spending in the area. These soldiers boost our economy, so why not support them. I look forward to seeing you some of you at the next Military Affairs Committee meeting.

Third Annual Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival The Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie, well-known for it’s March to Support Military Families which has raised over $250,000 to date, will hold it’s third annual Pacific NW Mushroom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25, 2010. It will be held at the newly finished Regional Athletic Complex located at the corner of Steilacoom and Marvin Road in Lacey. This event drew over 15,000 people over two days last year and is expected to draw at least as many this year. Features include: 770 KTTH’s Chef Jeremy from Salty’s on Alki, The Lost Boys Pirates with Capn’ Bill, Balloon Twister Adam Lee, Mary Ellen Psaltis local author and cooking columnist for the Olympian, the ever popular Ciscoe Morris of NWCNs’ Gardening with Ciscoe will be doing his live KIRO 97.3 radio show. Many of the latest bounce houses, a great Kidzone, Chef Dan Thiessen, Nancy Hebb from the Bayview School of Cooking , A Bumpin’ good time with Chef Amadeus, as well as many exhibits from local artisans and antique dealers as well as people featuring mushrooms.

This year, there will be a Hufungous Amungus Shrooom Feast featuring many local chefs vying for the best mushroom recipe—the winner will be featured in the Recipe Writer’s Olympian food column. There will be music from the Bobbers who specialize in fishing music; Off Boulevard, a local Manhattan Transfer style vocal group; The Jazz Avenue Workshop band; Acoustic Union; and much more! Check out all the details at www.mushroomfest.org.


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Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law Submitted by Lacey Chamber member, Carmen R. Rowe Hoogkamer, Goldstein Law Office, PLLC

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would like to welcome all of you to attend an upcoming Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law seminar in Tacoma, Washington, on August 12, 2010, put on by Sterling Education Services (SES). I have the privilege of being one of the speakers at this event and am very excited about the panel of experienced and savvy lawyers covering the issues. This is a great opportunity to educate commercial landlords and tenants regarding lease provisions, the eviction and judicial process, dispute resolutions, and other issues relating to commercial leasing. Commercial leasing is a major component of any healthy business, and understanding the various issues is particularly important in these economic times. This seminar provides critical information for business owners, attorneys, property managers, developers, building owners, leasing agents, landlords and tenants, collection agents, and

other real estate professionals. It is also a unique opportunity to attend a seminar of this caliber on the “South End” without having to travel to Seattle (and at a cost lower than you would pay in Seattle). On the seminar agenda, I will present the section on Lease Provision and Issues: Plan Ahead to Avoid Problems. This section covers the following issues: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k.

Case law and legislative updates Business items Lease drafting considerations Parties to the lease Liquidated damages Guarantees Option to renew/extend Signage Condemnation issues Insurance issues Rights that cannot be waived or modified

Other topics covered by highly experienced advisors will include landlord and tenant obligations (including issues under the Foreclosure Act); the eviction and judicial process; landlord-tenant mediation and dispute resolution; various issues when a tenant or landlord file bankruptcy (including treatment of leases, stays, damages, and collection and judgments); green building and green leases, and ethical considerations for lease negotiations.

Please contact me if you are interested in attending the seminar, either by phone 360-352-1970 or email carmen@jaglaw. net. Please also see the flyer for the seminar in this newsletter.

GOLDSTEIN L AW O F F I C E P L L C Jay A. Goldstein

Attorney at Law

1800 Cooper Point Road SW, No.8 Olympia, WA 98502 www.jaglaw.net

(360) 352-1970 fax (360) 357-0844 jay@jaglaw.net

Heritage Financial Recognized as Best of the Northwest

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eritage Financial Corporation, the bank holding company for Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank, announced that it was recently honored and recognized by The Seattle Times as one of the Best of the Northwest for 2009. There were two categories in which Heritage Financial was honored: “Top 20 Companies of the Decade” and one of only 23 companies that were debt-free.

Heritage Financial was recognized as one of only three Washington banks in the “Top 20 Companies of the Decade.” This recognition was based on the highest total shareholder returns from 2000 through 2009. Heritage Financial generated a 132% return for shareholders during that period of time. The Seattle Times stated that, “The community banks that rose to the top rejected newfangled ideas such as pay-option mortgages and ‘liar loans’.”

Additionally, Heritage Financial was recognized as one of 23 publically traded Pacific Northwest companies that were debt-free for 2009 and the only bank to be recognized in this category. “To be honored as one of the ‘Top 20 Companies of The Decade’ is indeed an honor. This is especially rewarding when one considers that we are included with other iconic companies of the Pacific Northwest such as Paccar, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nike, and Columbia Sportswear, as fellow ‘Top 20 Companies of the Decade’,” said Mr. Brian Vance, Heritage Financial’s Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, we are pleased to be recognized as one of just a few companies, and the only bank in the survey, that is debt-free. To be a debt-free company in these difficult economic times is a nice position in which to be. I would like to publically thank all of our employ-

ees who do their jobs so very well every day which makes these awards possible.”

According to the publication, to be considered for The Seattle Times “Best of the Northwest,” public companies must be headquartered in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Companies must trade above $2 a share, be public for at least two full years, and be listed on the New York, American or NASDAQ stock exchanges. Heritage Financial Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered in Olympia, Washington which operates two community banks, Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. Heritage Bank serves Pierce, Thurston, Mason and South King Counties in the South Puget Sound region of Washington through its fourteen full-service banking offices and its Online Banking Website www.HeritageBankWA.com.


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PO Box 771 DuPont, WA 98327 Contact: Ted Luna Category: Sports & Recreation Phone: (253) 439-0707 Web: www.soccertimeatkicks.com

Chicago Title Insurance Co. –Ignite! Investor First American Title Insurance Company Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Festival Olympic Hot Tub Company The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie

5114 Raccoon Valley Rd SE Olympia, WA 98513 Contact: Thane Bryenton Category: Web Directory Service and Local Advertising Site Phone: (360)-556-9696 Web: www.relylocal.com

Behavioral Health Resources Copiers Northwest , Inc. Garden Courte Memory Care Community Lacey Seventh-Day Adventist Church Nisqually Red Wind Casino –Boom! Investor North Thurston Public Schools Olympia Auto Mall Association Pacific Mtn. Workforce Development Council Timberland Regional Library Titus-Will Capital Chevrolet West Coast Bank - College St. West Coast Bank - Hawks Prairie

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Business is Booming! New Members Goldstein Law Office PLLC 1800 Cooper Point Road SW No. 8 Olympia, WA 98502 Contact: Jay Goldstein Category: Attorney Phone: (360) 352-1970 Web: www.jaglaw.net

Jeannie Sherin-NW Choice Realty 422 Carpenter Rd SE, Ste 106 Lacey, WA 98513 Contact: Jeannie Sherin Category: Real Estate Phone: (360)-350-4656 Web: www.nwchoice.com

Upgrades–Thank You!

Custom Security-Ignite! Investor Shipwreck Beads-Ignite! Investor

Renewals–Thank You! First Year

Coffee News Medicine Creek Winery–Sparks! Investor Shur Kleen Car Wash

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B & R Flooring America J & I Power Equipment, Inc. Pacific Electronics, Inc S. Stewart Ridgeway CPA –Ignite! Investor TCMS The Acme Service Group

2010 Board of Directors & Group Roster Executive Board

Jeff Powell, President, Prime Development Group, 528-2550 Jerry Farmer, President Elect, 94.5 ROXY, 236-1010 Felix Peguero, Vice President, Edward Jones Investments, 438-0341 Mike Harris, Treasurer & Board Member, Columbia Bank, 459-3344 Carlene Joseph, Secretary, Harborstone Credit Union, 253-983-8636

Board of Directors

Andrew Barkis, Hometown Property Management, 456-7368 Tom Carroll, Network Communications International, 701-1532 Al Eckroth, Virgil Adams Real Estate, 701-3307* Lowell Gordon, The Creative Office, 754-1732 Chris Lester, Chris Lester Insurance Services, 866-0610 Tony Salas, Anchor Bank, 491-2250* Renée Sunde, Thurston EDC, 754-6320* Angelique Wilson, Professional Temp Staffing Agency, 786-8443* Patrick Davidson, Past President, Guild Mortgage, 412-1000 *Recently elected, serving a two year term.

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Committee Ambassadors:

Amanda Graham, Event Coordinator, 491-4141

BBQ:

Al Eckroth, Virgil Adams Real Estate, 360-701-3307

ROXY Connector Business Roundtable: Reneé Sunde, Thurston EDC, 754-6320

Education:

Courtney Schrieve, NTPS, 412-4418

Fundraising and Auction:

Tony Salas, Anchor Bank, 491-2250

Government Affairs:

Daniela Anderson, Hometown Prop. Mgmt, 456-7368

Golf:

Joanna West, Washington Business Bank, 754-1954

Kidwiler Scholarship Foundation: Stewart Ridgeway, CPA, 459-4404

Military Affairs:

Carlene Joseph, Harborstone Credit Union, (253) 983-8636


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Thank You to Our Costco Expo Volunteers

For all events, please RSVP to agraham@laceychamber.com or call 360-491-4141 July 5, Monday—Chamber Office Closed

July 7, Wednesday—Member Appreciation BBQ 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Woodland Creek Community Park 6729 Pacific Ave. SE Admission $5 RSVP to 491-4141 July 9, Friday—Government Affairs Meeting 11:30 a.m. Panorama – Chambers House Restaurant 1751 Circle Lane SE July 13, Tuesday—Military Affairs Meeting 7:30 a.m. Hawks Prairie Restaurant 8306 Quinault Dr. NE

July 13, Tuesday—Auction Committee Meeting 2:00 p.m. Chamber Office

July 14, Wednesday—Fundraising Committee Meeting 2:00 p.m. Chamber Office July 20, Tuesday—5:01 Surge O Bee Credit Union 8665 Martin Way E 5:01 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

July 27, Tuesday—Ambassador Meeting 12:00 p.m. (noon) Dirty Dave’s Pizza 3939 Martin Way July 28, Wednesday Executive Meeting 8:30 a.m. Board Meeting 9:30 a.m. Chamber office

The Lacey Chamber would like to thank the four volunteers who helped staff the Costco Expo Chamber booth this year:

• Mike Wolfe with Mutual of Omaha • Caleb White with South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity Restore

• Shannon Carson with Heritage Bank • Bonnie Vandver with Nutshell-Write to the Point

Thank you all for your support and dedication to the Lacey Chamber. We appreciate it very much!

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Kidwiler Scholarship Fund Thank Yous The Lacey Chamber would like to thank these member businesses who donated raffle prizes to benefit the Kidwiler Scholarship at the June 2010 Forum: 94.5 ROXY Budd Bay Embroidery & Specialties, Inc Cabinets by Trivonna Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Festival FASTSIGNS Occasions Catering and Special Events Pardiman Productions Professional Temp Staffing Agency S. Stewart Ridgeway, CPA The Ram Restaurant & Brewery Apex Karting West Coast Bank Bradburn and Associates (John Bradburn) A Steve’s Professional Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning South Sound Bank RelyLocal-Olympia G. L. Kluh Jewelers Edward Jones Investments (Felix Peguero) Classic Winemakers

Thank You for Your Continued Support!


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