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Friday, February 28, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Cyber-Security

Business Roundtable: Cyber-Security

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Cyber Security - Keeping Your Data Safe

This session, presented by Rodney Royer of LYLAB Technology Solutions and Robert Yeagley of Eagle Secure Solutions, will be sure to provide some insight on keeping your data safe.

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Domino's Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • March 27: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing
  • April 24: Franchise vs. Entrepreneur
  • May 22: Customer Service & Customer Experience
  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
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Friday, March 06, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 1

Professional Development Series: Session 1

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Purpose: To provide education, training and tools to employees or anyone in the workforce who may be ready to advance to a managerial position. Individuals attending the training will enter the workforce with a greater skill set. This is an accelerated leader on-boarding program.

 

“The Chamber's Professional Development Series is a necessary investment to our employees and company. Our supervisors came back from each class with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a greater perspective on the business world. The presenters really impressed my team and I look forward to sending another group for the next class!”

Jenn Thompson, SHRM-CP
Manager, Human Resources
 - VF Corp

 

Who might utilize this program:

  • Any member business with employees that does not have an internal training program
  • Students and individuals who are looking to advance their skills before applying for a position
  • Employees moving into entry level supervisory positions

 

Program Structure:

  • Classes will run one time a week for four weeks from 8:00 -10:30 am
  • Classes last 2½ hours each for a total of 10 hours of training

 

Program Details:

  • Each class after the first will begin with a 30-minute reflection/discussion on how participants applied their new skills throughout the previous week
  • Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources and information to back up the lessons

 

Training includes:

Session 1: March 6

Self-Evaluation – What are your professional strengths and weaknesses, how can you utilize your strengths as a leader and develop strategies to overcome weaknesses.

Presenter/facilitator: Dennis Mellott - Team Builders

 

Session 2: March 13

Professional Standards in the Workplace: ethics, behavior, time management.

Presenter/facilitator: Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think.

 

Session 3: March 20

How to Manage Staff: motivation, managing difficult employees, scheduling, understanding HR and legal requirements, hiring and firing.

Presenter/facilitator: Sage Schott Reed, The Assessment Network.

 

Session 4: March 27

Becoming Part of the Company Team – advancing the mission and goals of the company, adding innovation and ideas for growth, making the change to management, managing the work-life balance.

Presenter/facilitator Robert Hadfield, Certified SCORE Mentor.

  

When:
Friday, March 06, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Members - 4 week course: $300
Non-Members - 4 week course: $500

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020Business Development

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

Simple Steps is a comprehensive program offered by the SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Chapter with the goal of assisting and equipping small business entrepreneurs with the tools needed to develop a successful business plan. The program will help business entrepreneurs start and grow their business. The program consists of five 2+ hour sequential classes.Who should attend? Individuals or business partners considering starting a business, buying a business or small business owners who want to enrich and grow their business profitably.

 

This 5-WEEK program carries a $100 fee payable to SCORE. Please visit here for details or to register.

 

March 11 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 1: Starting a Business  An introduction to the SIMPLE STEPS Program including steps an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business or run a new business. This session provides:

Introduction to SCORE and entrepreneurial colleagues also starting a business– Myths and realities of entrepreneurship– Critical success factors– Types of Businesses– Overview of key business planning components to be addressed in detail in upcoming sessionso Components of business ownershipo Legal considerations (structure, licensing, taxes) Business and Marketing plan overview Financial Plan overview including cash management and funding

March 18 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 2 : Business Planning  This session focuses on business planning. It discusses how to develop the business idea/concept, create the business model and data collection of core information to create a professional and viable business plan.– Developing your business concept– Elements of a Business Plan– Identifying customers and competitors– How and where to collect the information to complete a Business Plan

March 25 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 3: Marketing This session provides an overview of a marketing plan and guides the participants on the steps necessary to build a successful plan. The discussion will touch on product definition, pricing strategy, competition, target markets, marketing strategies to reach customers and costs elements as related to marketing plan choices.– Define your product or service and the benefits they provide – Define and target your customer and the benefit you provide them– Differentiate your product or service – Promote your product or service – Place your product in the marketplace (retail store, website, mail order, etc.)

April 1 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 4: Financial Planning and Projections  This session focuses on financial planning for a successful business. The session is intended to take the mystery out of the“numbers” and provide a clear financial framework and tools for understanding and tracking business performance. Participants will learn how to create:– Forecast of revenue and expenses– Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet – Profit and Loss Statement – Break Even Analysis and Benchmarks for your company compared to industry norms 

April 8 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 5: Funding and Financing and Panel Discussion with Key Resources  This session discusses financing your business. The discussion includes sources of funds, financial statement analysis,accounting and bookkeeping systems, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, monthly preparation andreview of financial statements. A bank loan officer will provide an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan applications.In addition, a panel of key resources every small business should know will be available to answer questions on why and how to get started. Resources include: Banker, Insurance Agent, Lawyer, bookkeeper and SCORE Mentor.


When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon

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Thursday, March 12, 2020Business Development

Customer Sales & Service

Customer Sales & Service
“Sales” is a process — your process. Master the fundamentals, add “You,” and apply it consistently. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Mentor Tom Burgum.

When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Friday, March 13, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 2

Professional Development Series: Session 2

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Session 2:

Professional Standards in the Workplace: ethics, behavior, time management.

Presenter/facilitator: Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think.

  

Registration for this 4 week course is available through the March 6 event listing. 


When:
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, March 19, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Marketing 101

POSTPONED - Marketing 101

Marketing: the art of knowing and reaching your customer so they are aware of and enticed to try and buy your products and services. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Mentor Cathy Bonser


When:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon

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Friday, March 20, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Professional Development Series: Session 3

POSTPONED - Professional Development Series: Session 3

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Session 3: 

How to Manage Staff: motivation, managing difficult employees, scheduling, understanding HR and legal requirements, hiring and firing.

Presenter/facilitator: Sage Schott Reed, The Assessment Network.

Registration for this 4 week course is available through the March 6 event listing. 


When:
Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020Membership Development

POSTPONED - Bagels and Benefits

POSTPONED - Bagels and Benefits

This session as been postponed. Details will be updated when available.  

 

Thinking about joining the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce?

Attend this FREE session to learn more about how we can play a vital role in growing, strengthening and assisting your business.

Registration is requested. 

For questions about the event or membership please contact Brooke at 717-273-3727 or bmendoff@lvchamber.org.

  

When:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon

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Friday, March 27, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Professional Development Series: Session 4

POSTPONED - Professional Development Series: Session 4

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Becoming Part of the Company Team – advancing the mission and goals of the company, adding innovation and ideas for growth, making the change to management, managing the work-life balance. 

Presenter/facilitator Robert Hadfield.

 

Registration for this 4 week course is available through the March 6 event listing. 

  

When:
Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Friday, March 27, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Business Roundtable: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing

POSTPONED - Business Roundtable: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Interviewing/Hiring/Firing

This great session, presented by Sage Schott Reed of The Assessment Network is destined to give you guidance through these difficult, and often tricky, HR issues.

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Domino's Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • April 24: Franchise vs. Entrepreneur
  • May 22: Customer Service & Customer Experience
  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, March 27, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Thursday, April 02, 2020Foreign Tours

CANCELLED - British Landscapes Tour

CANCELLED - British Landscapes Tour

Join us on our next great trip!

 

British Landscapes

featuring England, Scotland and Wales

April 2-12, 2020 

$3,449 Double Occupancy  (Single $4,349; Triple $3,419)

 

This 11-day tour includes: 12 meals (8 breakfasts and 4 dinners), round-trip airfare from Philadelphia International Airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, airport and hotel transfers, and hotel stays.

 

Tour highlights include: London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, Castle Stay, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and Cotswold.

 

Collette Travel Experiences

  • Behold the Crown Jewels of Scotland in a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Discover the picturesque Lake District 
  • Overnight stay in a historic Welsh castle

Must-See Inclusions

  • See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide
  • Venture to mystical, ancient Stonehenge

Culinary Inclusions

  • Enjoy a private dinner at Hall's Croft, a 400-year old Shakespeare family home
  • Dine like a Londoner with dinner at an English pub

Optional Tours

  • York - The Flavors of Yorkshire ($70 pp): Surround yourself in old-world ambiance and the fresh flavors of Yorkshire when dining in a family-owned alehouse located in the center of historic York.
  • Edinburgh - A Scottish Night Out ($110 pp): Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes.
  • London - London's Fab Food ($95 pp): Follow your guide on an engaging tour of London's more epicurious side.  

 

  

When:
from Thursday, April 02, 2020 8:00 AM
thru Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:00 PM
Registration:
Final day to register for this tour is Tuesday, December 31, 2019
For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Friday, April 03, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - SCORE Luncheon: Understanding Financials

POSTPONED - SCORE Luncheon: Understanding Financials
To explain in plain language basic financial terms and concepts that small business owners need to know to help you understand how to do a financial SWOT and plan how you want to achieve your ROE financial objectives. Presented by SCORE Lancaster Mentor Lou Davenport.

Lunch will be provided!

ABOUT SCORE
Our individual, confidential mentoring services and workshops are FREE and whether you have a single question or need help designing and executing a comprehensive business strategy, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon is here to help.

When:
Friday, April 03, 2020 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Open to members and non-members.

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Monday, April 06, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Presentation Skills: Get Your Pitch Ready!

POSTPONED - Presentation Skills: Get Your Pitch Ready!

Please join us for this workshop as business specialist and Certified SCORE Mentor, Bob Hadfield, prepares you to make your business pitch for THE GREAT Lebanon County PITCH or any presentation. 


When:
Monday, April 06, 2020 1:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020Membership Development

POSTPONED Chamber 101

POSTPONED Chamber 101

New and existing members are invited to join us for a presentation highlighting membership benefits.

Topics will include:

  • •What are my membership benefits?
  • •How can I be more involved?
  • •How can the Chamber market my business?

Are you considering joining the Chamber? This is a great session for you too!

There is no cost to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

For registration please call 717-273-3727 or email Brooke at bmendoff@lvchamber.org. 

If you have any questions please contact Brooke at bmendoff@lvchamber.org or call 717-273-3727

 

When:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chambere of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Registration:
FREE to attend, but registration is requested.

Register Now!

For More Info:
Brooke
717-273-3727
bmendoff@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020Business Development

Lebanon County Business Panel Discussion

Lebanon County Business Panel Discussion
Please join the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce as we provide access to a panel to answer your questions. Additional panelists will be added as confirmed.
Confirmed meeting panelists include:
• Senator Dave Arnold (representative)
• Economic Development Specialist: Kim Stout, Small Business Administration
• Kelly Smith, WellSpan Health
• Representative, UPMC Pinnacle
• Employment Law Attorney: Peggy Morcom, Esq., Buzgon Davis Law Offices
• Business Mentor: Jerry Glenn, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon
• Founder/President: Roger North, North Group Consultants
• Vice President: BT Trefsgar, BenefitWorks Inc.
• Commercial Relationship Manager: Rebecca Witherite, Fulton Bank
• Chief Lending Officer: Rick Rollman, JBT
• Commercial Lender: Steve Snedeker, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
• Business Developer: Craig Connelly, BELCO Community Credit Union
• Fair Lending Officer: Jim Rovito, First Citizens Community Bank

Please register for this ZOOM meeting here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpEscOmhqDMt-ZOHRH1QHuAN5LG5kTn8MA

When:
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Online: Zoom Meeting

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020Chamber Special Event

POSTPONED - Small Business Awards Luncheon

POSTPONED - Small Business Awards Luncheon

Please join us as we celebrate entreprenuerialism and small business in the Lebanon Valley.

This year's Keynote Speaker is Senator Dave Arnold.

  

We are pleased to announce this year's honorees:

2020 Small Businesss Persons of the Year

To be announced! 

2020 Leon Hoover Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

To be announced! 

Join us as we celebrate and show our appreciation and gratitude for these small businesses who support the economy of the Lebanon Valley!

The luncheon attracts a large audience of business leaders from throughout the Valley.

Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. 

 

 

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

 

our Silver Sponsors:

 

 

 

and our Bronze Sponsor:

 

                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

  

When:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Hebron Banquet Hall
701 E Walnut Street
Lebanon
Registration:
$30 Chamber Members
$45 Public Admission
$220 for a Table of 8

Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
(717) 273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Friday, April 24, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Business Roundtable: Franchise Vs. Private

POSTPONED - Business Roundtable: Franchise Vs. Private

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Franchise Vs. Private Business

This session will feature a panel of franchise owners and small business entrepreneurs to provide insight on the pros and cons of both set-ups.

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • May 22: Customer Service & Customer Experience
  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020Chamber Special Event

POSTPONED - Military Appreciation Breakfast

POSTPONED - Military Appreciation Breakfast

Help us show our appreciation for the members of our armed services! Join us as we recognize and celebrate the loyal individuals who have dedicated their lives to the various branches of the United States military.

 

Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Jeff Hawk!

 

2020 General Frank Smoker Beyond the Call Award nominations are available now! Visit our "nominations" page to get the application.

 

 

A special thank you to our:

Award Sponsor:

 

 

When:
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:

NEW LOCATION 

Hebron Banquet Hall

701 E Walnut Street, Lebanon

Registration:

$10 for Active Military, Retired Military, Reserves, or Veterans 

$20 Chamber Members and Public Admission 

Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

Register Today!

For More Information:
Brooke Mendoff
717-273-3727
bmendoff@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, May 28, 2020Chamber Special Event

30th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet

30th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet

Join nearly 400 Chamber members, students, teachers and their families at this gala event that honors the top five percent of the graduating seniors from Annville-Cleona, Cedar Crest, ELCO, Lebanon Catholic, Lebanon County Career & Technology Center, Lebanon, New Covenant Christian, Northern Lebanon, and Palmyra High Schools and the mentors who have made a difference in their lives!

 

This year's sponsors include:

 

Presenting Sponsor: Ebersole Honda Buiock-GMC Hyundai

                                                             

Supporting Sponsor: Vincent R. Boltz, Inc.

 

https://www.rhoadsenergy.com/boltz/

 

 


When:
Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Exposition Corporation - North Hall
80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon
Registration:

Student/Mentor Sponsor (Includes Admission for Business Representative, Student & Mentor) ~ $170

General Admission ~ $45

 

Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

Register Now!

For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Friday, May 29, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Customer Service & Customer Experience

Business Roundtable: Customer Service & Customer Experience

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Customer Service and Experience

We could all use a little insight on making our customer service and experiences better. Join us and service expert Mary Foltz of Service Counts! for this informative session. 

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Domino's Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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