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Pensacola Business Radio – 12.10.15 Guests: Pam Hatt / Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Danny Mortimer and Joel Freeman / Card Payment Solutions, LLC



To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.

Business Is Good.  Your Work Matters.  Share The Air.








Pam Hatt / Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Marketing Director



Pam Hatt Oversee all aspects of Marketing, Membership, and Business and Select Employer Group Development for Pen Air FCU with assets of $1.3B, 18 branch locations, including three student run credit unions, and over 96,000 members located in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida and Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama.




At Pen Air Federal Credit Union respect is a guiding principle. An unshakeable belief in dreams and the can-do attitudes that make them real. As the largest and oldest local credit union in Pensacola, Florida with $1.2 billion in assets, we are dedicated to enhancing lives through exceptional service, strength and financial solutions. We currently have 18 locations in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama, including three student-run credit unions at area high schools. We are a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, serving our community and improving since 1936.


Mission Statement

Enhancing Lives through Exceptional Service, Strength and Financial Solutions.


Vision Statement

Be the financial services provider and employer of choice through our commitment to:

  • A culture of TRUST and RESPECT
  • A team of ENGAGED and KNOWLEDGEABLE professionals
  • Timely, accurate and PERSONALIZED SERVICE
  • Financial STRENGTH and STABILITY
  • Organizational EFFICIENCY

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All of us share something great here – a vibrant and important connection to our community. To keep it strong and healthy we have to take care of it, which means taking care of each other.

You and your goals matter. We understand that you’re trusting us with your money, time, and dreams…and we don’t take that lightly. In fact, we’re here for you because we share those dreams, as well as a mutual respect for the values that connect us – values like family, community, service and financial integrity.

We’re committed to helping you improve your life, and we take very seriously the trust you bestow upon us to help you reach your financial goals. That’s what motivates us to deliver the personalized solutions you deserve.

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Danny Mortimer and Joel Freeman / Card Payment Solutions, LLC

Danny Mortimer is an honest to goodness bona fide Panhandle local; born at the NAS Hospital and raised right here in Pensacola.  He has over 35 years’ experience coast-to-coast in outside sales, sales management, and business ownership.


In 1981 he was recruited into the life insurance industry and soon added to his portfolio a number of securities licenses with the SEC as well as certified financial advisor.  He grew his financial practice to well over 100 agents before transitioning into the wireless communication industry from 1998 – 2003 where as a broker he focused primarily on wireless solutions for businesses.


From 2003 – 2007 he was quite successful in the trade show industry.  As part owner of a company manufacturing portable modular tradeshow equipment and producing high resolution digital graphics, Danny set up distribution networks throughout the world but primarily in North America.  He grew this company well over 300% in just 3 years by developing solid reseller relationships with several of the largest franchise companies in the world such as Sign-A-Rama, FastSigns, Signs Now, and Allegra just to name a few.


In 2008 he came full circle back to the financial industry, this time in the bank card segment as a merchant processing broker.  His financial and sales management experience uniquely qualified him to help build a successful team for Card Payment Solutions along with his own residual portfolio of merchant clientele here locally and throughout the Southeast.


Danny was blessed to marry his Woodham High School sweetheart, Angela Bills. They currently call the Greenville area of South Carolina their home but can’t seem to stay away from the Panhandle.  A growing clientele and agent base here along with their family, kids, and grandchild keep them coming back at least every other month or so.


Card Payment Solutions is a leading provider of credit card processing, merchant accounts, and shopping carts for small and medium sized merchants located across the United States. Our payment processing services enable merchants to process both traditional card-present, or “swipe” transactions, as well as “card-not-present” transactions. Our management’s experience and cumulative knowledge in providing payment processing services to merchants give us the ability to effectively identify, evaluate and manage the payment processing needs and risks that are unique to small business.

Pensacola Business Radio – 12.08.15 / Guests: THRIVE – Karen Toth, Kevin Miller and Mike Findeisen





To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.

Business Is Good.  Your Work Matters.  Share The Air.

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Kevin Miller

Karen Toth







The THRIVE Experience is an 8 week premium lifestyle plan, to help individuals experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. You’re going to live, look, and feel Ultra Premium like never before!  Results from the THRIVE Experience are high impact, and can slightly differ for everyone – depending on which areas of your lifestyle need the most help – and depending on your 8 week goal. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, or simply be the best you can be, we know the THRIVE 8 Week Experience will get you THRIVIN’ in all areas of your life! Individuals on the Experience will enjoy premium support and benefits in the areas of:

  • > Weight Management > Cognitive Performance
  • > Digestive & Immune Support > Joint Support
  • > Lean Muscle Support > Aches & Discomfort Relief
  • > Anti-Aging & Antioxidant Support

THRIVE by Le-Vel is something that’s hard to explain, and challenging to describe… it’s something that can only be experienced.

brand philosophy

Premium Level: Premium Lifestyle

Le-Vel was created and envisioned with a greater purpose, a premium plan. This plan is not to create a product, or a product line, but to build a global brand, a new icon. A brand that encompasses ultra premium products: premium product lines. The new brand, for the better lifestyle, premium-seeking consumers.

The largest and most successful companies in the world are extremely good at one thing. They build brands, not products. They are so good at this one focus, they can literally put their logo on anything and it is passionately accepted worldwide. As the Le-Vel vision is birthed with THRIVE, it will continue on with all of our brands and future premium products. Le-Vel will be a global giant; our logo will be on many different products, wherever you go, our logo will go with you. The quality, passion and efficacy with one product line, will flawlessly continue on to all product lines, because the true focus, our passion will always remain at its inception, The Brand: Le-Vel.

To build the Premium Lifestyle Company, we knew we had to look further than just a product, we had to envision a larger purpose, a deeper reason for what we were doing. We had to create the one and only Premium Lifestyle Brand.

Jason Camper and Paul Gravette share a vision for premium products that offer an opportunity to live a premium lifestyle.

With over 41 years of combined experience in the Health & Wellness industry, Jason and Paul’s vision was to create a company, a brand, a product line that had never been seen before. Their commitment and passion to Premium Grade raw ingredients and using a higher level of nutrition to formulate Thrive was the key to Le-Vel’s success from the beginning.

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Pensacola Business Radio – 12.08.15 Guests: Candys Hess / Training Consultant, Brian Frazier / Gulf Coast Sauce CO., Teryl Deegan / Useful Kitchen Art



To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.

Business Is Good.  Your Work Matters.  Share The Air.


Candys Hess / Training Consultant


Candys Hess is a Training Consultant with eight years of experience working for industry-leading companies.  She’s a strategic and innovative thinker with strong attention to detail and excellent relational skills.

After earning her Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Candys worked for Baptist Health Care’s (BHC’s) People Development Team where she focused on leadership development, new hire orientation, and the organization’s culture, which led to many opportunities to deliver training.  During her tenure at BHC, Candys’ team was awarded Training Magazine’s Top 125 Award five times, moving up in rank from #80 to #25.  At Warren Averett, Candys managed the learning needs for five Gulf Coast offices.  She’s implemented programs to increase trainee interaction, improve the organization’s culture, and measure training ROI.

As a small business owner, Candys is passionate about helping companies develop the training resources they need.  She develops customized training and delivery methods that fit the needs of each specific client.  She does not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training and spends a lot of time with her clients to understand how their businesses operate and what will help them improve.  Candys also evaluates clients’ current training programs to determine how effective they are and what enhancements can be implemented.















Brian Frazier / Gulf Coast Sauce Company
Wholesale & Retail Distribution – Product Development



Our original Sauce is a unique blend of tomatoes, jalapenos and spices resulting in a Sauce that fits no mold. Its spicy flavor and perfect consistency make it a great for everything from a dipping Sauce for fried shrimp and chips to a delightful addition to grits or a hot dog. And it won’t drip on your shirt.


The blend also makes a superb dry rub for steak and hamburgers. Try sprinkling a little on popcorn or your favorite chicken.


Gulf Coast Sauce Co LLC produces a bold and flavorful spicy sauce and a spice package that you can use to make your own sauce in a household blender.

The spice mix is also a great dry rub and seasoning for hamburgers and a variety of other dishes that need a little extra flavor.

The 12 oz. sauce retails for $7.00/bottle.

The mix retails for $5.00 and will make 44 oz.  With the mix you can vary how hot you make the sauce by following the directions on the package.




Telephone:       (850)733-9118
















Teryl Deegan / Useful Kitchen Art


Designer of Kitchen Art – Handmade custom Pieces – EMAIL




Pensacola Business Radio- 12.03.15 – Guests: Andrew Martin / Atlas Financial Strategies, Tom Koenig / King Sized Solutions





To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.

Business Is Good.  Your Work Matters.  Share The Air.


Andrew Martin / Atlas Financial Strategies
President / Owner

At Atlas Financial Strategies, it has been our pleasure to serve the Pensacola community and its surrounding areas. Our mission has always been, and will continue to be, to strive to provide our clients with the very best financial service available as well as a client experience that is second to none. We understand that our recommendations will impact you and your family for years to come. Therefore, we are very careful to make certain that the plan we suggest is suitable to you and fits your objectives.

Atlas Financial Strategies provides financial and retirement planning services to businesses and individuals. Being a leader in the financial services industry means continually striving for improvement. To keep pace with clients’ needs, Atlas Financial Strategies has access to new products, expanded quality service, and pioneered new technologies. Breaking new ground is part of the tradition. For Strength and Guidance, trust Atlas Financial Strategies.


Atlas Financial Strategies, LLC provides Insurance and financial services to both small and large businesses, alike. From employee benefits to succession planning, our goal is to keep you as a business owner focused on one thing: running the business. Atlas Financial Strategies, LLC offers:

  • Retirement plan administration including 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), Simple IRA, and SEP IRA
  • Group benefits including Life, Health, Dental, Vision, and Disability insurance
  • Key Person insurance
  • Buy/Sell agreements
  • Voluntary payroll deducted life insurance*
  • Executive carve-out plans

Executive Benefits

The success of most businesses is tied into the talent, passion and work ethics of their key executives. Executive benefit packages can help you attract, motivate, and retain high-caliber employees and keep your company healthy and stable. We can help you with non-qualified plans, supplemental employee retirement plans, split dollar plans, and more.

Succession Planning

Succession planning allows owners to leave their business on their own timeframe while preparing their company to be transferred to family members, key employees, an outside party, or even a charity. This must be done in a way that achieves personal financial security, maintains harmony, and achieves maximum value for the business.

Key Person Insurance

Key person life insurance offers a death benefit that indemnifies an employer for the loss of one of its most important assets – the key person. This can help assure continuity of the business for employees, customers and creditors, and protects against losses in sales, momentum, and credit. It can also be used to recruit and develop a replacement for the employee.

Buy-Sell Agreements

A buy–sell agreement is a legally binding agreement between co-owners of a business that governs the situation if a co-owner dies or leaves the business, whether by force or by choice. A funded cross-purchase buy-sell plan utilizes life insurance to ensure that the arrangement is properly funded so that there will be money when the event is triggered.

Deferred Compensation

Deferred compensation is a written agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee chooses to have part of his or her compensation withheld by the company, invested on their behalf, and distributed back to them at a pre-determined point in the future. Deferred compensation can be used as a flexible way to attract and incentivize key employees.



Atlas Financial Strategies, LLC

7282 Plantation Road, Suite 400
Pensacola, FL 32504
Phone: (850) 542-4803










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Tom Koenig / King-Sized Solutions
Owner / Independent Consultant




Mr. Tom Koenig is a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant, who worked in the personnel field the latter half of his 22-year career.  As a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and a 2003 graduate from St. Leo University with a degree in Human Resource Management, Mr. Koenig specializes in studying the identity theft crime and teaching solutions to small businesses and large corporations.  After having served for six years on the local Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers board of directors, and attending over 20 corporate training events across the country, Tom stays informed on local and national crime trends pertaining to I.D. theft issues.  As the owner of King-SizedSolutions, LLC, Mr. Koenig works as an independent associate for a company that provides family and small business legal plan memberships, and an ID Theft restoration plan for today’s fastest growing white-collar crime.


Pensacola Business Radio-12.03.15 Guests: Eddie Stewart and Tony Grahame / Pensacola State College, Holley Hugget / Usborne Books and More





To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.  

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.  


Eddie Stewart & Tony Grahame / Pensacola State College

Eddie Stewart
Program Coordinator

Tony Grahame
Carpentry/Engineering Technology
850-475-4875 (o)

Whether you have already decided on a program of study or are still considering your options, you will find that our college has award-winning faculty and staff who place as their highest priority promoting student academic and career success. Research tells us that students who transfer to other institutions after completing their work at Pensacola State College do as well as, and often better than, students who begin their studies at a university.  Additionally, our career program graduates consistently find success in their fields.

Our faculty places the highest priority on student success. In fact, student success is our central theme on all campuses and in all departments from Student Services to Financial Aid to the Pensacola State College Foundation Universal Scholarship fund. Tutors are available in most subjects, and students with documented disabilities may arrange for support services. Smaller class sizes offer faculty the opportunity to provide a level of personalized instruction that cannot be found at larger institutions.   At Pensacola State, we keep our tuition low and our values high because we believe financial need should never keep someone from receiving a quality education and the promise of a bright future.

Pensacola State College ranks in the top one hundred in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded.  Our college is continuously building a stronger Pensacola region by recognizing and responding to the needs of the people we serve. Our corporate and professional training, adult and secondary education programs, technical and career programs, university transfer associate degrees, bachelor degree programs, and community outreach are examples of our commitment to offering award-winning comprehensive programs and services to the communities we serve.

Pensacola State’s dedication to our community’s needs is also evident in the expansion of our physical presence in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.  Our South Santa Rosa Center as well as our Century Center opened in January, 2012. In addition, continuous expansion of Pensacola State College’s eLearning options makes many of our superb educational offerings available worldwide.

Making the decision to attend college is a big step for students of any age, but it is a great step in the right direction. Pensacola State College’s educational experiences will set the groundwork for your future. We invite you to visit one of our campuses or explore your opportunities on our website. Our faculty and staff look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals at Pensacola State College.

Edward Meadows




Pensacola State College is a public, comprehensive community college that was founded as Pensacola Junior College in 1948. As the oldest and largest college in the Panhandle, PSC serves traditional and non-traditional students in Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama.

During its first year, 136 students enrolled at the college. Current enrollment is about 26,000 students.

With six convenient locations, PSC has campuses in Milton, Pensacola and Warrington as well as centers in Century and South Santa Rosa County. The Downtown Center is headquarters for corporate training programs.

Pensacola State College is widely recognized as a premier, student-friendly college that competes with the best – offering more than 100 programs, state-of-the-art resources, and a stellar faculty.

Nationally ranked in the Top One Percent in affordable tuition, Pensacola State College is a smart move toward a bachelor’s degree or a high-tech career. Offerings include: Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration and Supervision, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and career oriented certificate programs.

The B.A.S. and B.S.N. programs open doors for career advancement and retraining for those who have completed associate degrees.

Students earning A.A. degrees have a guaranteed transfer to Florida’s 12 state universities. Students also transfer easily to prestigious colleges such as Cornell, Duke, Vanderbilt and Tulane.

For students earning A.S. degrees and career oriented certificates, job placement is nearly 100 percent in many technical areas. The A.S. degree also transfers to Florida universities.

Pensacola State also offers excellent opportunities via Dual Enrollment, Collegiate High School, Adult Basic Education, GED and Continuing Education programs.

For more information, call (850) 484-1547.









Holley Hugget / Usborne Books and More
Educational Consultant


I have been an Educational Consultant with Usborne Books and More for 9 months now. I currently lead a team of roughly 20 people. I love helping other consultants thrive in business and customers find the perfect books for their children’s needs. I can be found at Holly’s Book Nook on Facebook and every Tuesday evening at The Market in the Breeze.

Usborne and Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. They are high quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated and best of all they are the books kids love to read. Choose from almost 2000 bright colorful and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects.

30 years ago Peter Usborne pioneered a new generation of books that prove that it is possible to create books that compete with the vast media that attracts children today.  From activity books, to neat fiction series, to internet-linked science and history encyclopedias, Usborne does books better.

Kane Miller books come from all over the world to bring a different feel, culture, or just a silly story that kids everywhere can enjoy. Fantastic fiction series make Kane Miller a wonderful choice for the readers in your life.

Check out our New titles or shop by category, or start with our great collections to build a wonderful library of books for your family!


Welcome!  I am so glad that you are visiting our website.  Whether it is your first time here or your hundredth, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

Literacy is so important and Usborne Books & More offers so many ways to make quality books available to children and their families.  As our Mission Statement reflects, “The future of our world depends on the education of our children.  We deliver educational excellence one book at a time.  We provide economic opportunity while fostering strong family values.  We touch the lives of children for a lifetime.”

Please spend some time taking a look at what Usborne Books & More has to offer you …
… if you find some books you like, please place an order.
… if you found many, consider hosting a home show or an e-show to get them for free or ½ price.
… if you found that this just may be the business you’ve always dreamed of, you can Join Today!

There are so many ways to Open a World of Possibilities with Usborne Books & More – how can I help you today?



Pensacola Business Radio- 12.01.15 Guests: Jim DeStafney / Blues Angel Music, Heather Bragg / Creative Cuisine LLC, Chris Jadallah / Calliope Films

Broadcasting live from DeVilliers Square, we interview the city’s best and brightest Business Owners, Community Leaders and Budding Entrepreneurs.

















Jim De Stafney / Blues Angel Music

BAM was opened in August of 1997 by Retired Navy Captain / Fighter Pilot Jim DeStafney, and has grown from a 1,000 sq. ft., one-man guitar shop into a 15,000 sq. ft., full-line, world-class music store.

We provide a great selection of new, used and vintage guitars and amps for both the professional musician as well as the beginner. We also have become Pensacola’s number 1 Band and Orchestra Instrument Dealer.

Our expert staff is always eager to answer any question and meet your musical needs including all music instrument repairs! It has always been our goal to be the “go-to” place for local working musicians, Students, and local families.  We also offer a wide variety of Band Instruments to Rent or Buy.


Blues Angle Music provides service on music instruments and repair on music instruments. Our Master Luthiers and electronics technicians work full time in the fully-stocked repair shop to give you the best quality guitar and amp repair possible. Jim, Todd, Noel, Floyd, and Grant work on your instrument or amp with the same attention to detail and efficiency as if it were their own.

We service and repair:

  • Electric Guitars
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Mandolins
  • Banjos
  • Violins
  • Cellos
  • Brass Instruments
  • Woodwind Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Tube Amplifiers
  • Solid-State Amplifiers
  • Electronics



The Blues Angel Music Foundation

“Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” —Napoleon Bonaparte

Our Vision:

The Blues Angel Music Foundation aims to make a positive impact on the Greater Pensacola Area through the promotion of music education, instruction, and therapy throughout the lifespan of any and every individual it touches.

Our Mission:

We will seek out and support organizations, scholarships, and other efforts to engage the mind and body through music.

About the Blues Angel Music Foundation

In 2012, before there was a foundation, Jim and Nan DeStafney, owners of Blues Angel Music, knew they wanted to help make a positive difference in the lives of people through music. From their own pockets, they made donations to many local organizations including the Belmont Youth Band, the Pensacola Choral Society, the Pensacola Symphony, the Waterfront Rescue Mission, and Guitars for Vets. But that wasn’t enough.

They began looking for groups who were making strides in providing music therapy. It has long been accepted that music can connect to parts of the brain beyond control of the conscious mind. Science and brain imaging have shown us that the brain has the ability to heal and change. This same science has taught us that music therapy can help patients overcome language, cognition, and motor control problems that were once believed to be beyond rehabilitation.

Then, in September of 2014, a $200 donation to their efforts changed things and the Blues Angel Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was born.

Why Music Matters

Music majors are the most likely group of college graduates to be admitted into medical school. Research has shown that piano students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts. Of course, America needs more and better physicians, scientists and mathematicians.

Playing and learning music benefits people of all ages — and it’s proven fun! The Blues Angel Music Foundation advances active participation in music education, instruction, and therapy across the lifespan of every individual willing to participate by supporting philanthropic giving and public service programs.

The BAM Foundation is an active representation of the desire of the staff and customers of Blues Angel Music to spread the power of music to places where it doesn’t currently exist. It is funded directly by BAM through fundraising and by direct, tax deductible, donations from people like you.
Make a donation today and change someone’s life forever.



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Heather Bragg / Creative Cusine
Personal Chef & Owner



With a Personal Chef, you can enjoy “Food at Your Place, Cooked to Your Taste”! Chef Heather, owner of CrEAT!ve Cuisine, LLC, can be your “What’s for dinner?” solution!


Chef will come to your home, assess your dietary needs and requirements, create a personalized menu for you, and help determine how often you would like your service. Pricing is based on how many entrees you choose, the type of entrees, and frequency of service. On your cook date, Chef will shop for groceries and arrive with her equipment. Then she preps, cooks and packages all entrees, stocks your refrigerator/freezer with delicious meals, leaves re-heating instructions ready for you, and tidies your kitchen!


Should you need food or baked goodies prepared for a special event, gathering or party, Chef will happily assist you in making your event a success!


If you are ready to start enjoying some CrEAT!ve Cuisine and save yourself time and energy, then contact Chef Heather today! You can also find her on Facebook at /Chef.Heather74. It’s time to get creative with your cuisine! Buon Appetito!





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Chris Jadahalla
Ameriprise Financial + Calliope Films



Calliope (or beautiful voice) is the Greek Muse of epic or heroic poetry. She was seen to be homers muse as well as the inspiration to the Odyssey and the Iliad. It’s these epic ideals that that Calliope films is based upon.

At Calliope films, we offer video production on any level. Projects we have worked on in the past consist of:
– Commercials
– Weddings
– Short films
– Training Videos
– Demo Reels
– Music Videos
– Infomercials
We have the tools to provide any video production work needed.

When it comes to commercials or any type of project that involves Pre-production. We will sit down with you and design a project to suit your needs.

We are more than happy to travel to you to produce you project.

For every production we have a package deal to Include both video and photography if both are desired.





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