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5/13/2022
Comcast to award $10K grants to 100 businesses owned by women, people of color in Detroit
WXYZ Detroit

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5/12/2022
Rally House Sports Merchandise Retailer Opens in Taylor, and More
DBusiness

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5/11/2022
Hair stylist fulfills her dream with new salon in Corktown
Crain’s Detroit Business

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5/9/2022
Jackson nonprofit helps women entrepreneurs find their people
Crain’s Business Detroit

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5/8/2022
Michigan Women Forward to honor Women of Courage and Achievement
Grand Rapids Magazine

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5/4/2022
New menu items, chefs and more news and events from the local food scene
The Detroit News


4/29/2022
Detroit Opera Unveils 2022–23 Opera and Dance Season, and More
DBusiness

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4/29/2022
Helping hands: Clarkston area scouts raise more than $6,000 for Ukrainian refugees; Busch’s to host ABC Food Drive
The Oakland Press

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4/28/2022
Virtual small business conference to offer expertise on COVID-19 recovery solutions
Detroit Free Press

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4/25/2022
Event this week highlights two amazing local women
WoodTV

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4/22/2022
Michigan Women Forward To Host Virtual Pitch Competition For Entrepreneurs
Hayti

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4/19/2022
Be:Her boutique owner hopes new storefront adds ‘value’ to Detroit neighborhood
Crain Business Detroit

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4/15/2022
7 Attractive Entrepreneur & Small Business Grants For Women In Michigan In 2022
Tip Sale Tips

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4/15/2022
WomanUp & Celebrate! A Fundraiser to Support Michigan Women Forward
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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4/14/2022
Detroit Wing Co. Expands into Livingston County with Brighton Store, and More
DBusiness: Detroits Premier Business Journal

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4/11/2022
Girls for Change helps middle-schoolers feel included
Schools News Network

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4/8/2022
Michigan Women Forward to honor Women of Courage and Achievement
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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4/1/2022
Pandemic leads to business opportunities
Spartan News Room

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3/30/2022
Michigan Women Forward and ISAIC join forces to promote women-owned fashion companies
Rieltor Pro Global News

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3/28/2022
ISAIC, Michigan Women Forward team up to spur women-owned fashion businesses
Crain’s Detroit Business

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3/24/2022
Michigan Women Forward to host WomanUp & Pitch for food entrepreneurs
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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3/23/2022
Female entrepreneurs battle it out for cash prizes, mentorship
Fox2 Detroit

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3/21/2022
Michigan women will organize a virtual competition for entrepreneurs
Michigan News Time

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3/17/2022
Women’s History Month: Honoring Lansing trailblazer, civil rights champion Hortense Canady
Fox 47 News

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3/15/2022
DBusiness Daily Update: Travelogue Follows Detroit Native’s Journeys Around the World, and More
DBusiness

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3/11/2022
Kathy Beauregard Named to MAC 2022 Hall of Fame Class
Western Michigan University

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3/8/2022
International Women’s Day: Elizabeth Whitney Williams
9&10 News

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3/8/2022
International Women’s Day: 5 influential women in Michigan
Midland Daily News

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3/8/2022
Midland’s Nor’East Outdoors a finalist for women entrepreneur competition
Midland Daily News

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3/4/2022
50 MIW honoree: Kelly Springer
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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3/3/2022
11 Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In The Detroit Region
Detroit Regional Chamber

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3/3/2022
Holland ‘solo doc’ eschews insurance, competes for $10K prize
Holland Sentinel

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3/2/2022
WomanUp & Pitch Grand Rapids
WGVU Morning Show

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2/18/2022
Michigan Women Forward selects finalists for WomanUp & Pitch Competition
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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2/16/2022
This is the first black-woman-owned knit store in Detroit
WDIV

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2/10/2022
Former Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner to lead proposed new community bank in Birmingham
Crain’s Detroit Business

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2/7/2022
For music entrepreneurs, Detroit is fertile soil
Crain’s Detroit Business

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2/3/2022
Michigan Women Forward Names Natalie Hall Chief Development and Program Officer
Detroits Premier Business Journal

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2/1/2022
Digital Equity Program Extends to Women-owned Businesses
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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2/1/2022
Metro Detroit’s Skinphorea Skincare Clinic to Start Nationwide Franchising, and More
Detroits Premier Business Journal

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1/28/2022
Michigan Women Forward earns CDFI certification
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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1/24/2022
Michigan Women Forward launches Small Business Technical Assistance Program
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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1/20/2022
Michigan Women Forward gets federal designation that will let it expand business lending
Crain’s Detroit Business

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1/16/2022
Event to highlight business opportunities in Grand Rapids neighborhood
mLive

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1/14/2022
Michigan Women Forward hires Chief Development and Program Officer
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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1/7/2022
Detroit’s only Black woman-owned yarn store weaves together art, friendships, community
Detroit Free Press

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1/6/2022
Sleepy Dog Books will soon come to Downtown Mt. Pleasant
Morning Sun

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12/27/2021
Wealth of resources provide a lifeline for small business owners
Crain’s Detroit Business

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12/16/2021
DBusiness Daily Update: Pistons Owner Tom Gores Pledges $350K to Youth at SAY Detroit, and More
DBusiness

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12/15/2021
Shelly Irwin Interview
The WGVU Morning Show

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12/14/2021
On this day in 2009: Detroit’s first African-American City Council president dies
Michigan Advance

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12/13/2021
Michigan Women Forward hires VP of fund development
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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11/22/2021
Trailblazer and ‘legislative legend’ former state Rep. Mary Brown dies at 86
mLive

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11/22/2021
Michigan Women Forward hires business development director
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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11/8/2021
Hannah Heebner Promoted to Development Director at Michigan Women Forward
Detroit Premier Business Journal

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11/8/2021
Crain’s 2021 100 Most Influential Women
Crain’s Detroit Business

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11/7/2021
Child care, wage trends hold back women’s workforce re-entry
MiBiz

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11/1/2021
Western Michigan’s Kathy Beauregard to step down after 25-year run atop athletic department
mLive

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10/20/2021
Michigan Women Forward to honor Hall of Fame inductees
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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10/20/2021
Organization opens WomanUp & Pitch applications
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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10/20/2021
Michigan Women Forward talks business pitch competition
Fox 17 West Michigan

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10/19/2021
Three winners announced for Michigan Women Forward’s 53 Voices pitch challenge
Morning Sun

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10/16/2021
Carolyn Cassin – Michigan Women Forward
ebw.tv


The Community Foundation is making a $250,000 investment into Michigan Women Forward to provide microloans to local entrepreneurs in St. Clair County; Carolyn Cassin is interviewed.

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09/30/2021
Michigan Women Forward selects 53 Voices pitch finalists
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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09/27/2021
Chris Holman speaks with MWF – Michigan Women Forward, President & CEO Carolyn Cassin
Michigan Business Network

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09/14/2021
Two Kalamazoo women recognized for courage and for setting an example for local youth
MLive

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09/05/2021
Alexis Dishman on expanding Michigan Women Forward’s reach
Crain’s Detroit Business

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08/26/2021
Women’s Equality Day a reminder of how far women’s rights has come and where the movement has to go
M Live

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08/25/2021
After flooding and pandemic, Michigan women’s museum reopens Thursday
Lansing State Journal

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08/16/2021
Michigan Women Forward inducts six women to Hall of Fame
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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08/12/2021
New class of Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame includes 6 contemporary, historical figures
Detroit Free Press

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08/11/2021
Detroit civil rights activist to be inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame
Fox 2 Detroit

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07/29/2021
Michigan Women Forward launching ‘53 Voices’ pitch challenge
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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8/2/21
Powerful Women Let’s Talk – 053: Judy Welch
WGVU Public Media

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07/17/2021
New Crème Brûlée salon in Detroit aims to diversify beauty industry
Crain’s Detroit Business

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07/16/2021
West Michigan executive director for Michigan Women Forward to retire
Forex Insurance

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07/16/2021
West Michigan executive director for Michigan Women Forward to retire
Opera News

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07/16/2021
West Michigan executive director for Michigan Women Forward to retire
Grand Rapids BusinessJournal

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07/12/2021
DBusiness Daily Update: Crème Brûlèe Opens in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction, Detroit’s Alerje Receives Grant from NSF, and More
DBusiness

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03/15/2021
Eye on Detroit – Michigan Women Forward
CBS Detroit

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03/08/2021
Several Months After Flood, Hall of Fame Museum Strives To Continue Celebrating Women From MI
PBS WKAR

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03/08/2021
Here’s how local women are helping other women lift up their small businesses during the pandemic
WXYZ Detroit

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03/08/2021
Michigan women’s history museum faces COVID-19 pandemic, a flood and death of its founder
Lansing State Journal

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03/03/2021
Women’s history needs more than a month to honor trailblazers and champions
Lansing State Journal

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2/10/2021
Cultured Kombucha wins pitch event
Record Eagle

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2/9/2021
Alumna a Finalist in Business Pitch Competition
Northern Today

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2/9/2021
5 Detroit women entrepreneurs among 10 finalists to vie for piece of $36,000 in virtual competition
Model D

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2/4/2021
Announcements
Lansing City Pulse

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2/3/2021
Michigan Women Forward selects pitch competition winners
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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2/1/2021
The HERstory Museum in Lansing flooded. Some of its women’s history college may yet be saved.
Fox 47 News

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1/14/2021
Michigan Women Forward hosting virtual pitch competition
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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12/13/2020
Flashpoint: 12/13/20
WDIV Local 4 News

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11/24/2020
Gov. Whitmer Joins Small Business Owners to Discuss Innovation, Resilience during COVID-19
Michigan Economic Development Corporation Press Release

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11/23/2020
As women leave pandemic economy, returning to work, higher wages will be a struggle
Detroit Free Press

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11/2/2020
Alexis Dishman: Pushing Michigan Women Forward
Michigan Chronicle

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10/26/2020
Comerica Bank donates $350K to Michigan Women Forward
Grand Rapids Business Journal

10/23/2020
Voices of a Nation: Why so many women are leaving the workforce
Click on Detroit

10/16/2020
Frankenmuth icon Dorothy Zehnder inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame
M Live

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10/2/2020
WMU AD Kathy Beauregard receives Women of Achievement and Courage Award
M Live

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9/30/2020
Kathy Beauregard Recipient of 2020 Women of Achievement & Courage Award
Western Michigan University

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9/30/2020
Things to do around Lansing: October
Lansing State Journal

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9/20/2020
Michigan Women Forward plans enhanced small-business lending initiative as CDFI
Crain’s Detroit Business

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8/25/2020
Michigan Women Forward, GEMS, GirlsGrowing2Women
WGVU Community Connection

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8/25/2020
Bavarian Inn Co-Founder Dorothy Zehnder named to Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame
WXYZ Detroit

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8/20/2020
Juggling Act: 100 years since women got the vote, there’s work to be done
Detroit News

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8/9/2020
Michigan Women Forward’s Resilience Fund helps small businesses regain financial footing
Rapid Growth

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6/18/2020
Celebrate Michigan Women with Michigan Women Forward
WoodTV

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5/22/2020
MEDC Key To MWF’s Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund
Michigan Business Network

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5/15/2020
MEDC, Michigan Women Forward create $1.5M relief fund
Grand Rapids Business Journal

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5/13/2020
Michigan Women Forward partners with MEDC for expanded small business relief program
Crain’s Detroit Business

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5/13/2020
1.5 million relief fund helps small businesses
Wood TV

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5/7/2020
Pivoting and Rising above the Challenges as a Female Leader
Forbes

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4/21/2020
Women entrepreneurs help Detroit small business struggling during COVID-19 pandemic
Featured on WDIV

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4/17/2020
Carolyn’s Update: Finding Gratitude
Michigan Women Forward E-blast

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4/15/2020
Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote
Virtual Tour by Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw

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4/14/2020
Michigan Women Forward launches small-business relief program
Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

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4/12/2020
Tips to Stay Focused in Remote Meetings
“Money I’m Home” Podcast by Consumers Credit Union

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4/8/2020
The Economic Fallout of COVID-19. What’s Next?
Detroit is It article quoting Carolyn

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4/2/2020
Carolyn’s Update: We’re Building Resilience
Michigan Women Forward E-Blast

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3/26/2020
Carolyn’s Update: We’re Here to Help
Michigan Women Forward E-Blast

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3/20/2020
Bergman: Recognize the effort that has gone into women’s rights, work still to be done
Opinion piece in Lansing State Journal

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3/17/2020
Carolyn’s Update: Michigan Women Forward COVID-19 Update
Michigan Women Forward E-Blast

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March 2020
Michigan Women Forward Continues to Create Leadership Opportunities
Women’s Lifestyle Magazine Grand Rapids

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