News for Community

Friday, February 09, 2024
HI-SPEED INDUSTRIAL SERVICE ADDS TWO PROFESSIONALS TO GROWING TEAM  Hi-Speed Industrial Service recently added two new professionals to its growing team:   Dave Rasmussen joined Hi-Speed Industrial Service as General Manager of its Millington, TN and Little Rock, AR locations. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing operations, driving process improvement, and inspiring vision for ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 08, 2024
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Hires Office Coordinator Nia Nguyen recently joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as the nonprofit’s office coordinator. Prior to joining JA, she served in various sales and customer service roles including sales account executive with Truxio and wellness advisor with YogaSix. Nia earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Tuesday, February 06, 2024
Memphis's first zero-waste refill store, Boshi Botanicals, is expanding. Since opening a brick-and-mortar shop in Chickasaw Oaks in late 2023, Boshi Botanicals has added new herbal soaps, guided workshops, and a bulk beauty product selection that increases options for Memphians seeking to cut out plastic bottles and single-use containers. In addition to the zero-waste products Boshi Botanicals ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, February 05, 2024
Hollywood Feed University Presents Online Course on Bringing a New Pet Home: Basic Training Hollywood Feed recently hosted a free virtual class, entitled “Bringing a New Pet Home: Basic Training” taught by Owner & Founder of Allegiance Canine, Jacque Bonéy. This course was part of Hollywood Feed’s free pet wellness education resource known as Hollywood Feed University. In this presentation, ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article, Community, Chamber, Economic
Friday, February 02, 2024
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MEMPHIS AND THE MID-SOUTH WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS  (Memphis, TN) – Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South recently named the following business and community leaders to the nonprofit’s board of directors: *Dr. Gregory W. Boller is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Research at the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics and serves ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
CAMPBELL CLINIC ADDS TWO PHYSICIANS TO GROWING TEAM (Memphis, TN) – Campbell Clinic recently added two physicians, Dr. Stephanie Chen and Dr. Kristina Quirolgico, to its growing team of providers. With 90+ providers and more than 800 employees, Campbell Clinic is recognized as a regional, national and international leader in the field of orthopaedics.  Dr. Stephanie Chen joined the Campbell ...read more
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Monday, November 20, 2023
Comfort Dynamics is giving back to our community, we are offering our Comfort+ Club VIP Membership Benefits FREE to our active duty Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, Military and Veterans (normal $9.99 a month) to include the following:*Priority Service*Two Complete Seasonal HVAC System Inspections*One Whole Home Yearly Plumbing Inspection*One Whole Home Yearly Electrical ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Dr. Sherrie Hopper brings more than five years of civic advocacy experience to the board MEMPHIS, Tennessee, September 9, 2021 – The Chris Hope Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization providing financial and social support services to families of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer and other childhood illnesses, today announced Dr. Sherrie Hopper as the newest addition to its Board of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Chris Hope Foundation Partners with The Financial ActAffiliation will help families financially burdened by cancer and chronic illness rebuild credit scores MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 28, 2021 – The Chris Hope Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization providing financial and social support services to families of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer and other childhood illnesses, today ...read more
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Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Teamsters National Black Caucus to honor Hope for childhood cancer work at August gala in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 7, 2021 – The Chris Hope Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization providing financial and social support services to families of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer and other childhood illnesses, today announced its founder Chris Hope received the 2021 John E. Bratcher ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, February 19, 2021
Memphis, Tenn., February 18, 2020 – Eclectic Eye, a Memphis destination for optometry services and eyewear needs, today announced its partnership with the nonprofit Justice and Kindness Everywhere Foundation during the Eclectic Eye Annual Sale.  “We are proud to partner with well-known Memphis chef and restauranteur Kelly English and his foundation, which helps feed the families of hospitality ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, February 04, 2021
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, February 4, 2021 – With many institutional food buyers, such as universities, restaurants, and hotels, remaining closed or partially open in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s food supply chain is still adapting to lower demand. As a result, small and mid-size farmers, especially specialty crop farmers, are struggling to expand their market opportunities. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Jay Healy of Century Wealth Management initiates fundraising campaign, matches contributionMEMPHIS, Tennessee, January 7, 2021 — The RISE Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers low-income workers to become self-sufficient through financial literacy programs, received more than $20,000 in a fundraising campaign initiated by Jay Healy, founder and president of Century Wealth Management, an ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Memphis, Tenn., November 12, 2020 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) worked with Make-A-Wish? Mid-South to grant 4-year-old Reniya her wish of shopping spree. This is the 15th consecutive year Paragon has partnered with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant the wish of a local child or teen. The event took place Wednesday, October 21, at the bank’s Saddle Creek Banking Center, 7600 Poplar Ave.  “Granting ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 29, 2020 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) presented a check to Elwood’s Shack to provide more than 1,000 meals to feed Mid-South healthcare workers.  “It’s important to us at Paragon to show appreciation for our extraordinary frontline workers – these tremendous heroes serving our communities in these unprecedented times,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Memphis, Tenn., February 25, 2020 – Throughout the month of February, Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is showcasing art from the talented young students of St. Louis Catholic School inside its Saddle Creek Banking Center, located at 7600 Poplar Avenue. St. Louis Catholic School provides a strong foundation in early education for children in Pre-K through eighth grade, offering a well-rounded ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Memphis, Tenn., January 23, 2020 – Eclectic Eye, a Memphis destination for optometry services and eyewear needs, has hired Celina Aur as a doctor’s assistant and Morgan Warnsley as an eyewear architect. Both Aur and Warnsley report to Lindy Faulkner, director of operations at Eclectic Eye. “We are thrilled to have Celina and Morgan on board,” said Faulkner. “We take pride in knowing they will ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Memphis, Tenn., January 22, 2020 – Throughout the month of January, Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is showcasing a collection of artwork from the students of Westminster Academy at its Saddle Creek Banking Center, located at 7600 Poplar Avenue.  Westminster Academy, a Christian School committed to providing a classical and biblical-based education for students in grades JK through 12, offers a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 17, 2019 – Staffline, the only temporary staffing company to guarantee employment eligibility compliance, today announced the appointment of Cindy Davey as Director of Sales. Davey reports to Mark Story, President and Chief Executive Officer at Staffline. “Cindy has been an excellent addition to the team,” said Story. “She brings unique experience and a strong work ethic ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Memphis, Tenn., December 17, 2019 – Accel Performance and Wellness, powered by Campbell Clinic, today announced its partnership with Memphis Nutrition Group, a private practice operated by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) dedicated to nutrition and lifestyle counseling.  “We are thrilled to begin this partnership with Accel,” said Angie Wallick, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN, CEDRD-S, co-owner and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., December 11, 2019 – Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, a leader in orthopaedic care since 1909, recently hosted a grand opening of its most recent campus, located at 7887 Wolf River Blvd in Germantown. Local dignitaries, physicians and staff from Campbell Clinic attended the celebration, while Germantown Mayor, Mike Palazzolo and Fred Azar, M.D. gave brief remarks. “We have ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Memphis, Tenn., November 20, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB:PGNN.OB) today announced the appointment of Dani Bowers as Human Resources Manager. Bowers reports to Robert Shaw, chief executive officer at Paragon Bank. “We’re excited to have Dani serve in this role here at Paragon,” said Shaw. “As an HR professional, a significant component of the job is being in tune with the needs of employees, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Memphis, Tenn., October 17, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is showcasing artwork from students at Farmington Elementary School inside its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of October.  Farmington Elementary works to empower students to make informed decisions as productive members of society by leading students to develop character, self-assurance and ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, September 19, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is displaying artwork from the students at Madonna Learning Center. The school empowers children and adults with disabilities by providing a nurturing faith-based educational and social environment. The artwork will remain in the Paragon Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of September.  “This month, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., September 4, 2019 – Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, a leader in musculoskeletal care and sports medicine since 1909, today announced the creation of Accel Performance and Wellness, an 11,000 square-foot training and rehabilitation facility. The sports performance facility, set to officially open to members later this fall, will be housed in the clinic's new outpatient building ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Eclectic Eye named America’s Finest Optical Retailer by INVISION MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 31, 2019 – Eclectic Eye, a Memphis destination for optometry services and stylish eyewear needs, today announced it has won first place in the 2019 America’s Finest Optical Retailer contest by INVISION, a magazine for the American eyecare professional. “We are incredibly honored to have been selected and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 10, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant five-year-old Khamil her wish of going to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This is the 14th consecutive year Paragon has worked with Make-A-Wish Mid-South to grant the wish of a local child or teen. The ceremony took place Tuesday, June 25, at its Fountain Place Banking Center, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, June 14, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 14, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is displaying artwork from St. Louis Catholic School students in its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of June. St. Louis Catholic School has been a part of the Memphis community for more than 50 years, with a mission to educate students from across the Mid-South spiritually, intellectually, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 9, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is displaying art created by second-grade students at Farmington Elementary School throughout the month of April. The work is featured at its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue), and members of the community are encouraged to stop by.   "The students at Farmington Elementary have worked hard and put a tremendous amount of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, March 11, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 11, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is showcasing artwork from Memphis Oral School for the Deaf (MOSD) students in its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of March. MOSD helps profoundly deaf and hard-of-hearing children ages birth to six years old learn language during the most critical developmental stages of their lives.  "It's ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 5, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) today announced its 2018 fourth quarter financial earnings, reporting record revenue, pre-tax income and net operating income. At December 31, 2018, Paragon had a net income of $1.2 million, an increase of $914,000 or 329 percent over the fourth quarter of 2017. Net income for 2018 increased 49 percent over 2017, primarily due to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
Friday, February 16, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 16, 2018 – Paragon Bank is displaying artwork from Woodland Presbyterian School students in its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of February. "We are excited to host the work that the students at Woodland Presbyterian School have created, and it has been a joy to have these colorful creations liven our office," said Robert Shaw, Chief ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 13, 2018 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) today announced that its employees volunteered more than 1,531 hours with its Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS) program in 2017. Through this program, every Paragon employee is granted 40 hours of paid time to support nonprofit organizations in the community.  In addition to the allotted time, employees are ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, February 01, 2018
ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT  WHAT: Eclectic Eye presents "Spirit Animal" by Karen MulfordWHEN: February 16, 2018 – April 11, 2018WHERE: Eclectic Eye showroom 242 South Cooper St. Midtown Memphis        INFO: The “Spirit Animal” series features wildlife portraits and silhouettes captured by acrylic paint on canvas. The color scheme and style vary from piece to piece, making this series representative of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 12, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 12, 2018 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is displaying art created by Farmington Elementary School students throughout the month of January. The work is featured at its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue), and members of the community are encouraged to stop by.   "The students at Farmington Elementary have put hard work and creativity into developing these ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 12, 2017 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is displaying artwork from Concord Academy students in its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of December. Concord Academy has been a part of the Memphis community since 1983, with a strong focus on providing the best education and environment to students with learning and social disabilities, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Memphis, Tenn., November 20, 2017 – Eclectic Eye, a Memphis destination for optometry services and stylish eyewear needs, has promoted Rebecca Allen to team lead. Allen reports to Lindy Faulkner, retail manager at Eclectic Eye.   “Allen’s more than three years as eyewear architect has prepared her to take on this new role that not only actively expands our inventory, but also focuses on growing ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Memphis, Tenn., November 1, 2017 – Eclectic Eye, a Memphis destination for optometry services and stylish eyewear needs, today announced a special anniversary sale in celebration of 15 successful years in business.  Since opening the store in the heart of Midtown, Memphis, Eclectic Eye has pioneered the local optometry provider model and truly defined how small businesses contribute to the ...read more
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 26, 2017 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) is displaying artwork from Evangelical Christian School students in its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of November. ECS has been part of the Memphis community for more than 50 years, bringing academic excellence and faith-based teaching to pre-K through 12th grade students."These ECS students ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 11, 2017 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction, asphalt and aggregate industry, has hired Adrian Barnhill as Vice President of People. Barnhill reports to Pat Nelson, President of Lehman-Roberts Co. “Adrian’s values align directly with our company’s,” said Nelson. “Those values combined with his experience and innovation in the human resources ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT  WHAT: Francis Klein Trunk Show at Eclectic EyeWHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.WHERE: Eclectic Eye, 242 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104EVENT INFO Join us September 23 as we host a Francis Klein Trunk Show! Dixie Klein, daughter of the designer, will be in attendance. Francis Klein originated in Paris, so it's no secret that the designs are influenced ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT  WHAT: Eclectic Eye presents Immeasurably More by Rachel RievesWHEN: September 22, 2017 – November 1, 2017WHERE: Eclectic Eye showroom 242 South Cooper Street Midtown Memphis        INFO: Rachel Rieves is an artist who lives and works in Memphis. Rieves has always had a passion for art and design, whether it be creating children’s clothing, sewing curtains or interior ...read more
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 30, 2017 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, today announced two of its plants have earned Diamond Achievement Commendation by the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA). Plant 10 in Byhalia, Mississippi and Plant 7 in Batesville, Mississippi were honored with the Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence ...read more
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 29, 2017 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) displayed artwork from Memphis Oral School for the Deaf (MOSD) students in its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of August. MOSD helps profoundly deaf and hard-hearing children ages birth to six years old learn language during the most critical developmental stages of their lives. Paragon hosted a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 16, 2017 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, has hired Michael Frizzell as Project Manager and Izaac Robinson as Safety Coordinator. Frizzell reports to John Paul Finerson, Vice President of Northern Operations, and Robinson reports to Harold Edwards, Safety Officer.  “Michael’s experience and extensive knowledge of our ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 15, 2017 – Fisher Phillips today announced that two attorneys from the Memphis office have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018®. The two local attorneys are Jay Kiesewetter, senior counsel, and Jeff Weintraub, managing partner. Fisher Phillips had a total of 89 attorneys listed in this year’s edition. Kiesewetter and Weintraub have ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 10, 2017 –  Fisher Phillips has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group for having Leading Collaboration across the law firm. The firm was one of 54 chosen nationally to receive this recognition. BTI’s “Law Firms with the Best Collaboration 2017” is based on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 03, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 3, 2017 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) today announced the promotion of Sanjay Dave as Assistant Vice President, Banking Center Manager and Security. Dave reports to Senior Vice President, Carol McConkey, and Chief Financial Officer, Lewis Perkins.  “Sanjay has made incredible strides within our company, and we’re honored to have a team member who is as dedicated as he is ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 31, 2017 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) has hired Sean Waybright as Vice President and Business Development Officer. Waybright reports to Charles Yorke, President of the Paragon Bank Small Business Capital Group, and is based in the group’s Denver office.  “With his commitment to the industry and desire to expand the small business community, Sean was an instant asset to the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, July 10, 2017
inferno, a full-service advertising, public relations, design and digital marketing firm, has appointed Lauren Berry as public relations account coordinator and Von Ralls as web developer. Berry reports to Beth Wilson, public relations manager, and Ralls reports to David Zachry, interactive manager.  “Lauren’s journalism background makes her an excellent addition to our PR department, and we look ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Join us as we welcome a distinguished, luxury designer to Collierville!WHEN:       Saturday, May 20, 2017                                        10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                   WHERE:     Eclectic Eye Collierville                     3670 S Houston Levee Rd # 102                     Memphis, TN 38107EVENT INFO: Join us on May 20 as we showcase eyewear from a ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Jeff Weintraub, regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips in Memphis, has been selected to the "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" in the United States by Human Resource Executive magazine.   The list of influential employment attorneys was compiled on the basis of curriculum-vitae analyses, evaluations by clients and peers and reporting by the staff of Lawdragon, a media company and ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, has promoted Richard Moore to Director of Business Development. Moore most recently served in project management for the company. He reports to Pat Nelson, President of Lehman-Roberts Co.  “Richard’s compassion and desire to serve, as well as his extensive background in the asphalt and paving industry, make ...read more
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