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On Thursday, May 5, 100 employees from Dominion Energy gathered in Chester, Virginia to build 22 wheelchairs for disabled veterans and low-income residents in the community. They had a great time, contributed to two great causes, and enhanced their relationships with coworkers through collaboration.

In this video from WTRV-CBS6, photojournalist Chris Jenkins hears from Dina Takhchi, Chair, Dominion Energy Diversity Council about the activity and the plans to donate 11 of the wheelchairs to Chapter 50 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), with the remaining 11 going to the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Ben Nice expresses his gratitude and explains that his department will use the wheelchairs to aid low-income residents in the county.

Best Corporate Events facilitator Eric Nodler keeps the action of the Build-a-Wheelchair® program moving, handing out tools and parts to the teams as they earn them through answering trivia questions and other activities, and setting up a wheelchair race among participants to test their finished assemblies.

The WWBT-NBC12 news team also covered the event. Reporter Ashley Hendricks spoke with Ralph Baskerville, Commander of DAV Chapter 50, who explained the need for the wheelchairs and expressed gratitude to Dominion Energy and its employees for this donation.

As Dina Takhchi noted, many Dominion employees are veterans or have family serving in the military. They took pride in giving back to those who have given so much for our country, while improving their teamwork skills and having some fun on a beautiful spring day.

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall, live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way.

The recent IMEX gathering in Las Vegas drew more than 3,300 meeting professionals for in-person education and networking, and Smart Meetings is reporting that urban venues are seeing the return of group business. Concerts are back.

And according to AdWeek, while virtual and hybrid events are here to stay, “Few believe the limitless audience of a virtual event is worth the in-person trade-off of a live event…What we’re seeing is b-to-b events come back first, (as) it follows the back-to-the-office trend.”

We’ve noted why team building should be a top priority as your employees return to the office or other workplace. You may not have everyone back in the office full time. You may have new employees still getting familiar with your people and operations. At the very least, you may have employees who haven’t physically worked together for a long while.

So, if you are bringing your people together (or back together) and are interested in the value team building can provide as part of that process, you may be wondering: what are some of the specific activities we should consider? And what are the unique benefits of each?

Here are seven fun in-person activities that are great for bringing your team back together in the post-COVID work environment.

Charitable CSR Programs

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs enhance the benefits of team building activities—teaching problem-solving, leadership, communication, and collaboration in a fun, engaging way—with the element of giving back to the community. The result is a powerful, emotional experience that increases employee loyalty and engagement. Here are details on three of the most popular CSR programs.

Bike Build Donation®

This is one of our signature trademarked programs. In February 2018, we delivered the largest bike build in history: 3,500 employees from Lowe’s built and donated 1,058 bicycles at one program in Las Vegas (watch the video here). Our facilitators have been delivering Bike Builds for more than two decades.

We continue to pioneer the future of this charity event with the use of our proprietary apps and Apple iPads®. This worthwhile program incorporates engaging audio/video clues and fun challenges and activities, enabling teams to earn the parts necessary to assemble bikes for children in need.

Mini-Golf Build and Food Donation

This is a fun charity team building program where, working in teams, groups design, construct, and play a mini-golf course using canned and boxed food items. Each hole has a unique theme and rules.

After the course has been built, an entertaining tournament ensues with scoring and friendly competition. Once completed, the course gets deconstructed and the food donated to a predetermined food bank or other charitable organization.


Build-a-Wheelchair is another trademarked program, an engaging, worthwhile event that benefits wounded American veterans and other people with impaired mobility. Beginning with various iPads® activities to earn the needed materials, teams assemble, safety test, and decorate new wheelchairs for donation. Whenever possible, a representative from the selected charity arrives to accept and thank the group for their donation.

SmartHunts® (High-Tech Scavenger Hunts)

Best Corporate Events’ sister company, SmartHunts, combines mobile app technology with traditional scavenger hunts and games to take these activities to an exciting, engaging, and interactive new level. In addition to testing participants’ knowledge and collaboration skills, SmartHunts are a great way to discover a new campus, museum, or city. Among the most popular of these is the City SmartHunt®.

City SmartHunt

This program is a creative way to experience the essence of your chosen city. Photo missions, video challenges, and trivia questions guide teams on a fun scavenger hunt through monuments, historic sites, and local attractions.

All SmartHunts programs include destination-specific points of interest, fun trivia, pop-culture missions, clues to solve, photo & video missions, GPS mapping system, social media sharing, team tracking, and a live leaderboard with an event slideshow.

Team Building Events

Whether your focus is on strengthening connections and communications within your employee team, professional skills development, enhancing employee engagement and loyalty, or just enjoyable competition, team building events improve trust and performance. Here are three of our most popular programs.

Competition to Collaboration®

This engaging, trademarked training program highlights the positive impacts of organizational synergy, both in sharing best practices and celebrating colleagues’ successes. It begins with two sub-teams completing various challenges separately, attempting to improve their own performance and reaching goals for the other team to beat—then adds a surprise twist that reinforces the message of team collaboration.

A Minute 2 Win It!

As seen on the popular TV game show, and adapted for team play, groups participate in rounds of fast-paced tabletop challenges. The competition heats up as one-minute games are practiced and scored using commonplace items like pencils, plastic cups, and a deck of cards. Teams cheer and have a blast as they vie to be named champions.

Igniting Team Performance Series™

Whether your team is a newly formed group or an existing project team, this dynamic training session will measure your group’s teamwork proficiency, identify areas that need improvement, and deliver activities custom-tailored to those needs.

Fun and fast-paced, participants will engage in increasingly complex challenges, each one preceded by brief yet powerful group discussions. This program is customized to meet your organization’s unique situation and objectives.


With proper safety protocols in place, live events are coming back. People crave togetherness and connection.

In-person team building programs are an investment your company makes in its people that pays off in improved retention and loyalty, greater workplace collaboration, and enhanced interpersonal skills. As offices and other workplaces reopen after COVID, bringing employees together in a fun and productive way is more important than ever.

If Charles Dickens was writing his classic novel today, the opening line might read “It was the weirdest of times.”

Job openings in the U.S. hit a record high in September, as companies across industries and regions struggle to find enough help. There are a record number of container ships waiting to unload off the California coast because there aren’t enough dock workers to unload them. Even if there were, there aren’t enough truck drivers to pick up the containers. Even if there were, there aren’t enough warehouse workers to unload the trucks.

And so it goes, across companies and job categories. The economy is rebounding, but a record number of workers are quitting their jobs. In many industries, there aren’t enough employees to go around now. Businesses are struggling to find enough employees.

Employers have to think hard about retention and recruitment. Many are raising wages, but know they need to offer more than a paycheck. How does a company become an employer of choice—a place that people want to join and don’t want to leave?

One answer is to emphasize corporate social responsibility (CSR). How does community philanthropy impact employment choices? While its importance varies from individual to individual, as a whole, people feel pretty good about reaching out and helping others. And when a company does that, it’s not just saying, but showing that its leadership cares about more than just the bottom line.

Invest in Your People

Any type of team building activity—whether the objective is to improve collaboration, problem-solving, or professional skills—improves employee engagement.

It demonstrates to employees that their worth to your company is more than just the immediate value of their daily efforts. You’re willing to invest in improving their skills and their work life over the long term. You’re paying them not to do their regular jobs for a few hours because you place a priority on team building.

Even more than holiday bonuses or employee surveys, team building programs let individuals know your company really does care about them, by investing in developing their leadership and interpersonal skills, while having fun doing it!

We all know the statistics about how difficult and expensive it is to retrain someone when a good person leaves your company. So, retention is so critical. Employee engagement done correctly equates to retention and enthusiasm.

Show Your Heart

Incorporating CSR in your team building takes it to a whole different level. It’s tremendous when a company is willing to do something charity-related or philanthropic in combination with developing their people.

From the perspective of employees, it has to do with heart. It has to do with the spirit of the company, with the culture that your company embraces. At one of our recent team-building events, the client said, “I feel like every time we do one of these activities, it enhances who we are, the culture that we have as a company.” That’s a pretty powerful statement.

This manager felt that the fact the company took some time to do a team-building activity enhanced the culture; it had the entire group feeling unified because they had just worked through a very difficult activity together. They had just celebrated together, with each of the participants sharing something they learned from the activity.

At our Bike Build Donation® events, we usually don’t tell the participants that kids are going to be there; it’s a “reveal” at the end of the activity. When those kids come in, it’s very emotional.
Many of those kids have never even owned a bike before. And when the facilitator asks everyone to close their eyes, and they sneak the kids in and tell a story, when everybody opens their eyes and the kids are standing there with the bikes, it’s really powerful

It’s so emotional that it has an impact on employee engagement and employee retention. It’s above and beyond working.

A bike-build program has all of the pillars for a team-building event. It’s got a goal, roles, fun, communication, competition, collaboration, and problem-solving, plus it’s got building. Everything an organization could want in a team-building program happens in the bike build. All of our charity events have an inherent team-building foundation. It’s a double bonus.

Or there’s our Build-a-Wheelchair® events, often done in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans and other veterans’ support organizations. In one of these programs, a charitable representative came with two retired service members in wheelchairs…that really had an emotional impact on the participants.

For our Project Alzheimer’s™ program—we get calls from people who go to our website and might say, “I just went through this very difficult situation with my mom with Alzheimer’s. And I saw you have an Alzheimer’s program. I know one of my workers is dealing with the same thing. We’re absolutely doing this program.”

All of our CSR programs allow participants to reach out to others. It’s about emotions, caring, company culture, the community. Those are all things that any of our charity programs represent.

Make It Part of Something Bigger

More often than not, our team building program options are a part of a full-day or multi-day offsite employee meeting. In those cases, the company is making a broader investment in enhancing the knowledge and skills of its employees, as well as defining their corporate culture.

Team building is a vital piece of that investment. A CSR program might even be a surprise piece of that because it has such a tremendous impact.

But whether the CSR team building event is hosted in a hotel, conference center, or on the campus of a Fortune 500 company, it enhances company culture in a powerful way.

Make an Impact on Your Community

Some companies allow employees to take a few days off each year, separate from their vacation days, when they’re paid to volunteer for different nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or their local soup kitchen. For employees who value giving back to the community, any type of CSR policy or activity has a powerful impact on loyalty, engagement, and retention.

Again, any type of team building program has a positive impact on employee morale and engagement. But incorporating CSR takes those effects to a higher level.

For any team building or professional development program we deliver, we can end with a surprise CSR component. It’s the best of both worlds when team building is combined with charity.

For example, we’ll take off the tablecloths, and lo and behold, there are all these school supplies. What are these school supplies for? Because we’re going to be putting them into backpacks and donating them.

How about our Golf Build Food Donation program? In two hours, your group gets to build a mini-golf course using canned and boxed goods, play a round of golf with medals to the winners, and then donate all the canned and boxed goods to a local food bank – it doesn’t get any better than that!

BEST CSR activities increase employee loyalty and engagement by enhancing your culture and creating an emotional as well as practical impact.

Best Corporate Events has been a proud sponsor of the Clearwater Jazz Festival for the past four years. This fantastic organization hosts an annual four-day music festival that incorporates fundraisers for music programs and also facilitates outreach events year-round.

Our participation over the years has spanned from delivering our signature Build-a-Guitar program during Clearwater Jazz events to raise money for the organization, to providing instruments like guitars, bass guitars, drum sets, and more, for donation initiatives in the Clearwater area schools.

CJH collects donated instruments and also works with partners to help inspire young people to continue on their musical journey with programs that provide onsite group guitar lessons throughout the year and identify opportunities to inspire young musicians with the gift of music. Whether it is for a school jazz or band program, a committed student who may not otherwise be able to afford an instrument outside of the school system, or a dedicated proven talent, these gifts of beginner and professional-grade instruments are a symbol of CJH’s strong belief in these young talents and the power of music to change lives.

Beyond providing inspiration and opportunity to experience music for students in our community, studies show that music education can have an assortment of positive benefits including higher test scores and graduation rates, increased math, listening, and language skills, improved self-esteem and creativity, and more. Bringing more music into the community also benefits people of all ages, as music has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve moods and cognition, and even boost energy levels.

To get involved, attend upcoming Clearwater Jazz events to support year-long education and outreach!

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We developed over 50 Virtual Programs for the virtual world in 2020 and now Live events are back! We are so excited to be delivering in-person programs again as companies start getting their teammates together again face-to-face.

Even when COVID made it impossible to deliver live events, we were hard at work evaluating, improving, and adding to our successful live events lineup. Best Corporate Events was built with our strong catalog of trademarked events, and that hasn’t changed.

Before the pandemic, CSR programs were among our most popular events, and they are leading the way again as live events return. Charitable organizations need support more than ever, and they count on the generous contributions they receive from our corporate clients through giveback programming.

In anticipation of the return of live events, we also stocked up on all the supplies we’ll need to deliver great Charitable Team Building events. Our warehouses are filled with over a thousand bikes, wheelchairs, guitars, wagons, rollators, care kits, and all kinds of other donation items for our popular CSR events. All you have to do is give us a call – we’re ready to go!

Giving back to the communities we live and work in is a key part of our events, and also something our team loves to do themselves!

Giving back to the communities we live and work in has always been a priority at Best Corporate Events. All over the country, our charitable programs are some of the most popular with our clients, because they love to have fun while doing good as much as we do. This has allowed us to facilitate thousands of donations to organizations and communities in need.

Our team is spread out all over the country, but when we do get together, it is no surprise to find give back activities on the docket. We bring all our facilitators from across the country together each fall for training and camaraderie.

For our 2019 gathering, our team got to assemble items from some of our most popular CSR programs like Bike Build Donation®, Build-a-Guitar®, and Wagon Build Donation™ that we donated to a local organization in Pinellas County, FL, where our national headquarters is located.

We were lucky to have this chance to get together and do good before the onset of COVID-19 because the virus has made delivering charitable team building events impossible.

We recognize that during this challenging time around the world, non-profit organizations are struggling, and need financial support to continue their essential roles in their communities.

That’s why as we have worked to find innovative and high-tech solutions to presenting events virtually to our clients, and to find ways to continue incorporating give back into our events.

Our charitable organization partners have been in touch, and most are still striving to stay fully operational for their communities. That means they need the same support as ever from corporate partners in order to fulfill their essential roles in their communities.

A graph representing charitable organizations and their level of operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The best way to explain what our partners are going through is to hear what they have to say.

“We truly appreciate the work of BCE and all of your clients to want to help during these uncertain times. It is difficult for us as non-profits to continue to serve our most vulnerable populations with limited funds and supplies. Currently, our cash and in-kind donations are down so that is limiting the number of military and veterans that we can serve. We continue to do the best that we can because of wonderful people like BCE and your clients. Thank you for being heroes to our heroes!”

“We have been an operating nonprofit for seventeen years and served hundreds and hundreds of youth but are struggling to make sure that we can be operational into 2021 when we can offer in-person programming again.”

“No donation is too small. We appreciate and put to use everything that is given to us.”

“Please don’t be afraid to help. This is a critical time to support children who have had their worlds turned upside down, they need a sense of childhood in any way we can give it to them.”

“We become better together!”

We love being a part of the good our clients are always trying to do when they participate in our charitable events. We know how important supporting their communities is to them, how much more meaningful it makes their gatherings, and we know how much everyone has been hurting during this globally challenging time.

We also know that as companies stabilize, and we move towards the day when live events will return, giving back is rising to the forefront of everyone’s mind again.

It comes as no surprise that PPE and monetary donations are at the top of most organizations’ wish list right now. While most charitable events require physically collecting or assembling items to donate, monetary donations are something that can be accomplished virtually – and in a way that still brings teams together to have fun and bond.

A chart showing donation needs from charitable organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic

We will be here ready to deliver great charitable team building events again as soon as it is safe to hold live events. In the meantime, we have developed a series of Virtual Game Shows and Entertainment programs, the grand finale of which can all include a monetary donation in any amount you choose to uphold the Best Corporate Events giveback tradition.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, Comcast in partnership with Best Corporate Events hosted one of our most popular CSR programs, Helping the Homeless in Bothell, WA. 50 members of their team came together to assemble and donate backpacks to help homeless men, women, and families in need. At Best Corporates Events, we learned that one in 30 children are homeless each year and researched some of the most requested items needed at shelters across America. Our team building activity, Helping the Homeless involves participants competing in a series of fun and challenging icebreakers and activities on Apple iPads® we provide. While completing the challenges, teams capture and save all their memories with photos & videos of their teams in action.

Through these challenges, teams earn points, which enable them to acquire the contents of the care packages.  Items can include clothes and blankets, toiletries and hygiene items, first aid supplies, food, school supplies and toys for children. This inspiring, morale-boosting event may include personal touches in the form of letters and messages written by participants to the recipients of the packages

At the conclusion of the event, our charitable resource manager coordinated a representative from Mary’s Place Seattle to attend the event and thank Comcast for their generosity.  Mary’s Place has been helping hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations since 1999. Providing safe shelter and services to support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Each day, Housing Specialists at Mary’s Place work with families to address barriers and empower parents to build family stability, secure housing, and prepare for employment. Kids do homework, participate in fun and enriching activities, and go on outings and adventures in Kids Club. The women’s drop-in Day Center in downtown Seattle provides meals, showers, laundry, access to resources, safety and relationship to over a hundred women each day.

The support of the community and organizations like Comcast and Best Corporate Events allows Mary’s Place to keep their doors open each day.


The team at Best Corporate Events wants to wish all of our clients and partners a Happy Thanksgiving. As we look back on our year, we are grateful for the companies that reached out to us to fulfill their corporate social responsibility. Our CSR team building programs allow us to help charitable organizations year-round.

At Best Corporate Events we are proud to partner with 1,000s of companies nationwide to donate items to help less fortunate members of the community. While some tend to focus more on giving during the holiday season, we are pleased to offer give-back charitable team building programs throughout the year. Our CSR programs can be delivered anywhere in North America. They feature group bonding activities designed to boost team spirit. These uplifting events include activities, games, and challenges result in the creation of items for donation. The items are donated to local and national charities for the benefit of overseas soldiers, schools, the homeless, children, the elderly, and Alzheimer’s patients – to name a few.

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving or the holiday season to focus on giving back. Sure we all love pumpkin pie, turkey and football, but let us not forget the reason for the season. The meaning of Thanksgiving, as it is known today, has vastly changed from how it originated. There wasn’t always a Macy’s parade, or watching a football game, nor was pumpkin pie a dessert staple. These tried and true traditions only came into existence many years after the first Thanksgiving.

In 2012, #GivingTuesday was rolled out, making it another popular day to promote and celebrate philanthropy. According to, it’s easy to participate. Just come together and find a way you or your company can give back to the community. There are so many ways you can help others. Through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice.

Whatever your family’s traditions may be, Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday meant to show appreciation and thanks. BEST is thankful for all our amazing clients and non-profit partners. Without these organizations nationwide, we would not be able to offer over 16+ CSR programs and help those in need through our charitable donations.  THANK YOU!

“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.” Jim Valvano, Basketball Coach

CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility leads the way for team building. Companies, big and small continuously reach out to Best Corporate Events for a fun event that helps the community. 

These events include corporate team building activities, games, and challenges resulting in the creation of items for donation to local and national charities for the benefit of overseas soldiers, schools, the homeless, children, Alzheimer’s patients and more.

Our production team is constantly seeking new charities that need our help. With the ever-popular Build-a-Wheelchair that benefits seniors, we discovered another great support item that comes in handy called the Rollator and thus launched Build-a-Rollator.  Rollators are like walkers, but the difference between a walker and a rollator is wheels. A rollator is often called a “rolling walker with a seat”. A rollator has four wheels and brakes and does not need to be lifted to move forward. Rollators are easy to maneuver because the wheels swivel. 

These high-quality Rollators feature large 8″non-marking wheels, sturdy handbrakes, a fold-up and removable back support, a padded seat, plastic tray, and a basket to store personal items. The special loop locks, composed of internal aluminum casting, operate easily and ensure safety. The Rollators come with a lever to allow for independent handle height and angle adjustment. There are many benefits to using a rollator some of which include, convenience, peace of mind for outings, extra storage space.

With the use of Apple iPads, teams complete fun trivia, photo, and video challenges to earn trips to the “Rollator store” to gain the parts and supplies necessary to build their Rollators.

Once assembled, team mechanics visit the inspection station before adding a cup holder and customizable cup along with notes of encouragement and a care pack with slip-proof socks, and decorations that are attached to each Rollator.

The Rollators will be staged with your teams for a memorable photoshoot and, whenever possible, a representative from the chosen charity will make a surprise appearance, sharing information about their organization and the impact your donation will have on the recipients.

After the conclusion of the event, a link to the photos and videos captured by the participants during the program will be made available for you to relive the memories of this fun and worthwhile team-building event.

A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community has become increasingly more important year after year. Consumers are looking for more than just high-quality products and services. When making a purchase, consumers are holding companies accountable for how they socially contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). By embracing CSR, companies stand out from competitors in your industry and have an advantage over them. You establish yourself as a company committed to going one step further by considering social and environmental factors.

Our Most Popular Programs

Over the years, BEST has developed a great lineup of charitable give-back programs. We have built long-lasting relations with the top philanthropic organizations. Our CSR programs can be delivered anywhere in North America. They feature group bonding activities designed to boost team spirit and unity while helping less fortunate members of your community. These uplifting events include activities, games, and challenges resulting in the creation of items for donation. The items are donated to local and national charities. These charities are helping overseas soldiers, schools, the homeless, children, the elderly, and Alzheimer’s patients – to name a few.

Check out these Top 7 benefits to contributing to CSR:

  1. Increase public image – For most companies, their measure of success is based on the positive impact they have on society while maximizing the value for its employees and owners. Whether you like to believe it or not, consumers assess your public image when deciding whether to buy from you. Consider organizing volunteering time or a team building activity like Build-a-Wheelchair. Build-a-Wheelchair is a fun and interactive event where participants assemble wheelchairs to benefit veterans and local nonprofits. Consumers will notice that your brand is committed to helping others and, as a result, want to do business with you.
  2. Boost employee engagement – Team building activities are an excellent way for employees to develop deeper relationships with one another. By showing your commitment to CSR, you’re more likely to attract and retain the top-performing employees.
  3. Positive workplace environment – Positive employee relationships are crucial for today’s companies. The team building programs hosted by BEST allow your team members to grow within their career by strengthening their skills and relationships. Employees, in turn, will be more engaged, productive, and happy!
  4. Increase creativity – Members of your team can utilize their different strengths while sharpening other skills needed at the workplace. Using each individual’s creativity encourages professional and personal growth.
  5. Boost performance – In addition to forming better relationships, team building activities develop skills that can be used back in the office. So the next time a big project is assigned, everyone will be more confident in their role in the project.
  6. Confidence – CSR helps build confidence allowing your team to be more confident in speaking up and being open to sharing their ideas.
  7. Have fun – At Best Corporate Events, we offer unique programs that combine fun with a higher level of problem-solving, innovation, and strategic planning. Furthermore, our events are designed to enhance individual and team growth through trust and communication. Team building will solidify the cohesiveness of your group while providing key insights and applicable skill sets needed in the workplace. In 2017, a study by Cone Communications found that the majority of consumers surveyed, 87% said they would purchase a product because a company supported a cause they care about. More importantly, a whopping 76% will refuse to buy from a company if they learn it supports a cause contrary to their own beliefs.

Team Building for CSR

It is in a companies best interest to establish a CSR strategy. A plan involving all the employees at every level is essential. The majority of these initiatives are team building activities. Whether scheduled daily, monthly, or quarterly, they contribute to the strength of the team and are far more valuable than any other initiative.

Don’t forget to share your efforts on your social media channels. And if you hire BEST to facilitate your next CSR event, don’t forget to mention us in your post.  We love seeing your team at work and having fun! Our Facebook page can be found HERE. Your customers would love to see how you are helping the community, thus help increase your customer base. Some companies that do a great job showcasing their CSR efforts are big names like Apple, Google, and The Walt Disney Company.

View our full list of CSR programs HERE



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