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Knapsack Health Takes Aim on The Personal Health Record Marketplace

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Bringing together a team of Clinical Leaders, Healthcare IT Professionals and Software experts, the Knapsack Health mobile application is designed to flourish in the Interoperability and Blockchain movement that is currently happening in Healthcare.

Founder - CEO Charles Spannagel states, "I have been in this field since 2005 (Electronic Medical Records and Personal Health Records) and just as legislative initiatives created the robust marketplace for Electronic Medical Records, we are predicting the same trajectory with the current initiatives of interoperability national standards."

Knapsack's initial offering is designed with the patient in mind but will also partner with medical practices, financial institutions that offer HSA's/FSA's, legal practices, senior citizen organizations, youth organizations, addiction treatment centers and other targeted groups/businesses that could utilize the free application for their group members and customers.

On the topic of patients and consumers, Spannagel states: "Our goal as a company is to provide patients the tool they need to record their health records as well as the manage and track the records of their loved ones. The current state of patient portals and PHR's is highly fragmented and confusing. Patients can have multiple portals but no centralized solution to store and manage their records. Essentially, individuals and caretakers are dealing with a big data management problem. The solution we have built gathers a comprehensive medical history, insurance and demographic information, and a repository to upload any record or document the user wants to keep with them on any smart device."

Knapsack has also begun their "Finger Cuffs" initiative which utilizes a blockchain user interface paired with a Near Field Communication (NFC) receptor. This locks in the patient's visit from check in to check out, ensuring the patient starts and finishes with their own secure record.

Knapsack's Features:

FOR USERS
* A complete medical history stored securely on your mobile device (Cloud Server and Application are HIPPAA compliant)
* Ability to add up to 9 additional users (10 records total)
* Track medical expenses for tax purposes
* Store additional health related documentation, visit summaries, lab results, diagnostic tests, etc.
* Translate record for international travel
* Message your record (PDF) safely and securely with password protected encryption

FOR PROVIDERS
* Free Application for Providers which streamlines front office registration workflow
* Produces a complete medical history for patient
* Obtains Demographics and Insurance Information
* Enlists Practice in a growing network that will give access to additional tools

FOR ORGINIZATIONS
* Ability to receive medical history, documentation, files directly from user
* Ability to receive tax documentation from user
* Enlists Organization in a consumer network of communication tools

Learn more at: https://knapsackhealth.com/

TERMS:
Personal Health Record (PHR): is an electronic application through which patients can maintain and manager their health information (and that of others for whom they are authorized) in a private, secure, and confidential environment. PHR

Electronic Medical Record (EHR): is a digital version of a patient's paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider's office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient's care. EHR

Interoperability: Interoperability is the ability of different information systems, devices and applications ('systems') to access, exchange, integrate and cooperatively use data in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational, regional and national boundaries, to provide timely and seamless portability of information and optimize the health of individuals and populations globally. Health data exchange architectures, application interfaces and standards enable data to be accessed and shared appropriately and securely across the complete spectrum of care, within all applicable settings and with relevant stakeholders, including by the individual. Interoperability

Blockchain: A blockchain is a digital record of transactions. The name comes from its structure, in which individual records, called blocks, are linked together in single list, called a chain. Blockchains are used for recording transactions made with cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and have many other applications. Blockchain

Near Field Communication (NFC): NFC is a short-range wireless technology that enables simple and secure communication between electronic devices. It may be used on its own or in combination with other wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth. NFC

Government Initiatives:
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: Interoperability Road Map

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Penalties Proposed for Organizations that do not meet Interoperability Standards: Interoperabilty Blocking Rule

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services putting patients first: MyHealthEData Initiative

MEDIA CONTACT:
Charles Spannagel
Knapsack Health
cspannagel @ knapsackhealth.com
480-310-0981
https://knapsackhealth.com/

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Arizona Grand Ole Opry Tribute to Bill Bassett

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. -- The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will host a "Tribute to Bill Bassett in the Grand Ole Opry Style" concert on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. in the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde.

Unlike a typical concert, the Grand Ole Opry Style presents several artists giving the audience a variety of music and a sample of each artist's musical style. This Tribute to Bill Bassett will include 20 different performers whose exceptional talents will make this a memorable afternoon.

The fast-paced opening hour will highlight more than a dozen popular musicians, each performing one or two selections of well-known country, folk, pop, and jazz favorites. Reno and Sheila McCormick will perform authentic, down-to earth country, western and bluegrass featuring his strong vocals and hot flatpicking on the Martin guitar.

Ron McLain follows with his repertoire of country, folk, blues, and love songs from the 30's to the present. Singer and fiddle/violinist Sonja Whisman will be joined by bass guitarist, Marty Thrifty, vocalist Kathi Belucci, and guitarist Lee Zimmer to present standards and a classic pop instrumental. Singer/songwriters, Larry and Leslie Latour, will perform their original life-story songs and heart-warming two-part harmonies. Gary Simpkins, who rounds out the first have, was a part of the 60's folk-rock scene in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and since the 80's has been playing folk festivals and shows throughout the region.

The second half will feature the music of the Blazin' M Ranch singing cowboy, Bill Bassett. As a young boy growing up in Seattle Washington, Bill imagined himself a singing cowboy when, at the age of 6, he wrote his first song, "Six White Horses." Bill honed his craft writing, recording and playing in clubs and at concerts, eventually making the move to Nashville, and toured the country supporting many country legends. In 2005 Bill joined the Blazin' M Ranch where, for 15 years was the Master of Ceremonies and leader of the Blazin' M Singing Cowboys through nightly shows.

Bill interprets songs in a way that brings out the joy, heartbreak, humor and pathos of life. He was inducted along with Jim and Jeanne Martin into the Greater Arizona Country and Western Swing Association Hall of Fame in 2018. Bill perform some of his original songs. He will be backed up by the Bill Bassett Ensemble. On bass guitar will be Tommy Anderson who is founder of the Jerome Ukulele Orchestra. Dave Rentz on percussion and drums has provided the beat for over 30 local bands in his 40-year music career. Eric Williams, on piano and saxophone, has been a Verde Valley entertainer for many years. Rounding out the Ensemble will be Reno McCormick who started his musical career when he won the band contest at Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Festival in 1977.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at https://www.pecpaf.com/

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Performing Arts Center Hosts Celtic Music Matinee

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. -- The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will host a concert of Irish and Scottish music by the Kilted Spirit band, with bagpiper Mike McKee, on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road, in Camp Verde.

Kilted Spirit has been entertaining audiences around Arizona for about 10 years with lively and rowdy renditions of Irish and Scottish music. Led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Colleen Collins, the band consists of vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle & bouzouki, fiddle, banjo, bass, and drums. Colleen is a classically trained guitarist with a powerful and expressive voice, a crisp guitar style, and impressive touring resume who has performed and taught guitar for many years.

Eily Hallagan on fiddle and vocals has been playing the violin since the age of nine, and has received a degree in both Music Performance and Theater Arts. She was chosen as one of the top violinists to play for Isaac Stern in celebration of his eightieth birthday. She performed for several years in orchestra and chamber ensembles. Specializing in Irish fiddle and folk music, she has a particular interest in cultural music and rich history of strings throughout the history of performance.

Chris Moreno, on bass, guitar and Irish bouzouki, is a classically trained guitarist who has studied with guitar virtuosos Christopher Parkening, Manual Barrueco, and David Tannenbaum. He has performed at Irish pubs across Arizona, though is versed in all styles of music from Spanish guitar to punk rock and bluegrass.

Jake Coash has been a drummer almost all his life, starting in the second grade. He obtained his music education degree from Ottawa University and has taught drums and band classes for 14 years. He has also performed for St. Jerome's Catholic Church, the Arizona Broadway Theater, and various percussion groups. He brings to the band professional knowledge and a great sense of humor.

Complementing the Kilted Spirit will be Michael McKee performing several songs on bagpipes. Mike has over 25 years of playing experience. He is a member of the Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band and is an instructor and advisor for the Arizona Highlanders Pipe Band in Flagstaff, Arizona.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at https://www.pecpaf.com/.

Tickets for children and students are always free. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Learn more about Kilted Spirit at: https://kiltedspirit.com/

Twitter: @EnglandCenter @KiltedSpirit

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Partners Snake Avoidance is On A Mission to Keep Your Dog Safe in The Desert

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. -- Partners Snake Avoidance has trained over 17,000 dogs to avoid the scent and sound of a Rattlesnake. This protects the dogs and their owners from the deadly venom of a rattlesnake. A Rattlesnake bite can cost several thousand dollars to treat and may prove deadly. Partners Snake Avoidance recommends every dog to have this type of training if they are going to be in a desert environment and especially if they are curious or active in nature.

Partners Snake Avoidance wants to keep you and your dog safe in our wonderful desert environment. As the weather warms up and the creepy crawlers are more pronounced the risk of a snake bite dramatically increases.

Treatment of a Rattlesnake bite can cost thousands of dollars in anti-venom and could still prove to be deadly. Not to mention the emotional cost of a traumatic experience. The alternative is to take your dog to Partners Snake Avoidance in Cave Creek, Arizona and undergo just 15 minutes of training in order to create a negative association with the scent and sound of a rattlesnake.

The methods used by Partners Snake Avoidance are incredibly safe for both the dog in training as well as the rattlesnake. Upon arriving, your dog is fitted with the training equipment and taken out onto the course in a real desert environment. Partners Snake Avoidance's instructors and handlers walk your dog up to double-mesh wire cages and once your dog shows curiosity to the scent or sound of the rattlesnake a small stim from an E-Collar is applied. This gives the dog a negative association with that scent or sound and a flight response is created.

While training is not guaranteed as many variables in the wild can affect results, they have 100s of 5-star reviews that speak to the efficacy of training.

In an interview, one client, Jon Hegreness, said: "Through the years I have taken three dogs to this location for Snake-proofing. I spend a lot of time in the desert with my dogs and can attest to the training being effective. All three of the dogs I put through their program had times they encountered snakes and none of the dogs wanted anything to do with them. The side effect of their avoidance was also to alert me to the snake's presence near our trail. Having watched a neighbor's dog go through the pain and treatment of a bite, and see the financial pain that caused the neighbor, it is a good idea to give these guys a go."

Partners Snake Avoidance is starting this year's training on February 22, 2020 but the first few sessions are already booked out. Costing only $100 and less than 15 minutes of time, this training is a no-brainer for any dog in the desert.

You can book your dog's session in minutes using their online scheduler HERE: http://partnersdogs.com/snake-avoidance/#signup

MEDIA CONTACT:
Christopher Oosthuisen
Snake Avoidance Director
Partners Snake Avoidance
bark@partnersdogs.com
480.595.6700

4640 E Forest Pleasant Pl.
Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
https://partnersdogs.com/

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Edupoint Announces 4th Annual ‘Partner for Life’ Award Co-Recipients: Oregon’s High Desert Education Service District and Beaverton School District

MESA, Ariz. -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that Rachel Wente-Chaney, Chief Information Officer for High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) in Redmond, Oregon, and Steven Langford, Chief Information Officer for Beaverton School District (BSD) in Beaverton, Oregon, have been selected as co-recipients of the company's 2019 Partner For Life Award.

Bob Weathers, Founder and CEO of Edupoint, presented the awards at the Opening Session of the company's 2019 Synergy CONNECT conference in Anaheim, California, earlier this month.

Edupoint's partnerships with HDESD and BSD were instrumental in bringing about the Oregon Student Information System (OSIS) committee's 2012 selection of Synergy as Oregon's statewide student information system, representing more than 400,000 students.

"Rachel Wente-Chaney and Steve Langford are two early adopters who embodied the spirit of partnership that Edupoint considers one of the cornerstones of our business," said Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Office of Edupoint.

"They implemented Synergy at their districts before the statewide search effort and helped open many doors in the state adoption. The selection marked an important milestone for Edupoint, both in terms of our growth in the Pacific Northwest and as an affirmation of our maturity as a K-12 solutions provider and our potential growth nationwide. With this year's Partner for Life Award, we recognize Rachel and Steve for their ongoing commitment to Synergy and to the support of learning at their districts."

"Redmond School District was the first pilot district to work with us and with Edupoint to bring Synergy to Oregon," Wente-Chaney said. "My team has been supporting student information systems since 2009, and we provide everything from end user support - when a teacher needs to know how to take attendance or enter grades - all the way through patches, updates, and custom programming in Synergy. The OSIS team has also done great work with us over the years."

"We have some fantastic teams at Beaverton that support Synergy for our district of 41,000 students at 54 schools," Langford said. "Everything we do in IT is done together in teams, and that concept of collaboration and teamwork is something that we look for in our partners as well. We very much appreciate Edupoint's willingness to sit with us and explore new ways to give our students and staff time and information."

In recognition of Wente-Chaney and Langford's valued contributions, Edupoint has awarded $10,000 to each district to be granted as a student scholarship based on criteria of the district's choosing.

About Edupoint Educational Systems

For over 35 years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower K-12 stakeholders to improve student achievement. Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem built to fit the way educators already work, with seamlessly integrated student information management, learning management, MTSS, assessment, special education management, and analytics.

Synergy is unique among K-12 student data management solutions in providing an array of role-based mobile apps designed to give all stakeholders access to the tools they need when and where they need them. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support 4.5 million students in 21 states.

Information: http://www.edupoint.com/.

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Near Death Out of Body Experiences Guides Woman to Become A Doctor and Medium

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- In "Med School after Menopause, The Journey of my Soul" (ISBN: 978-0578526300; $14.99 Divine Publishing, Nov. 2019) author Ann Charlotte Valentin shows the reader that it is never too late to transform one's life path. By sharing stories from her own life, she helps the reader identify how their own perception affects them in different situations.

Each chapter provides a specific message for the reader to contemplate followed by an exercise that can easily be incorporated into daily life.

By sharing her own journey and paranormal experiences through life, she inspires the reader to find their Divine Feminine, intuitive powers and soul's purpose. This book will take you on a journey that will help you create peace and happiness in your mind, heart, and soul.

"I knew I was dying. The first thing I noticed was that I was still alive. I was still there, just outside my body!" said Dr. Valentin as she came close to death in the ER in 1992. She then developed a serious blood disorder and walked a fine line between life and death for several years.

Two years later as she struggled to heal, she again left her body, which activated her life path. As a result of these experiences, she became clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient.

"I wrote this book to inspire the reader to follow their own intuition and develop into the person they were born to become by moving from their mind to their heart."

Ann Charlotte Valentin is a doctor and medium with a background in business and computer science. As a physician she helps her patients heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. She also works as a public speaker and spiritual educator to help others find their intuitive gifts.

"Med School after Menopause, The Journey of my Soul" ($14.99, 228 pages, 6x9 paperback/e-book, ISBN: 978-0578526300) is available at local bookstores, Amazon and other online stores. For more information, visit https://drlotte.com/.

Facebook and Instagram: @Dr.LotteValentin

Divine Publishing is a subsidiary of Divine Spiritual Essence. For more information visit: https://www.divinespiritualessence.com/

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Christmas at Schnepf Farms – a Brand-New Holiday Destination – debuts with a VIP opening November 26

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. -- Christmas at Schnepf Farms is ushering in its inaugural season with a VIP/Media exclusive opening on November 26. A ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local dignitaries and influencers will begin at 5:30 p.m. Post-ceremony, the farm will be open for all to experience the brand-new holiday wonderland until 10 p.m.

Invited guests include Queen Creek Mayor and members of the city council. Christmas at Schnepf Farms charitable partner, the New Leaf Foundation, also will be present. VIP guests and media are welcome to attend with their families and will receive a wristband for all-access to the farm's attractions.

Schnepf Farms is turning 40 acres of its property into an all-in-one holiday event that features ice skating, a vintage Christmas carousel, 4D state-of-the-art animated movie, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, hayrides to feed reindeer, pictures with Santa in his workshop, glow mini golf and the world's largest inflatable Christmas-themed obstacle course. The culmination of the experience is the World of Illumination train ride, a fully lit excursion through Santa's magic portal.

Christmas at Schnepf Farms is open nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. beginning November 26, 2019 until January 4, 2020. Tickets are $20 for admission and are available at https://schnepfchristmas.com/.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to The New Leaf Foundation (https://www.turnanewleaf.org/).

For media inquiries or to obtain a VIP invitation, contact Branded Pros at info@brandedpros.com or call 480.221.5818.

More information:
https://schnepfchristmas.com/
24610 Rittenhouse Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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Local Phoenix Radio Host, Rich Berra, Releases Second Holiday Children’s Book for Charity

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Rich Berra, co-host of the nationally syndicated Johnjay and Rich Show on iHeart Radio, has released his second holiday children's book, "Christmas Steve Meets Christmas Carol" (ISBN: 978-0578571904). Berra's book is the sequel to "The Tale of Christmas Steve," released in 2017. Proceeds from the sale of each book go to the #LoveUp Foundation (loveupfoundation.org) - a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization co-founded by Berra and his on-air partner, Johnjay Van Es - which helps foster children and families in need.

Following the first whimsical book about a small elf with a big heart, "Christmas Steve Meets Christmas Carol" tells the story of a 6-foot-2 tall elf girl named Carol who, while big on the outside, is scared on the inside to let her talents shine. With a little help from Christmas Steve, Carol learns what happens when you let go of fear and start dreaming out loud. Illustrated by Design Art Studio and published by Branded Pros, the 32-page hardcover book retails for $17.99.

Since 2017, Berra has donated nearly $50,000 in book-generated profits to the #LoveUp Foundation. This year, with the arrival of "Christmas Carol," the radio host and author is implementing a buy-one, give-one campaign: Every book purchased at christmassteve.org will be matched with a second book donated to a Children's Miracle Network Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, a Title 1 school or one of #LoveUp's affiliated programs.

"This year, we wanted to go beyond the monetary donation and share what's at the heart of these books - a love of reading - with kids everywhere," said Berra. "The story, the proceeds and the gift of the book itself to children in need all combine to make the ultimate impact."

In addition to featuring the two hilarious and heartwarming children's books, Berra's Christmas Steve brand has expanded to include fashion t-shirts with funny elf sayings, kids' and baby clothing, natural wood toys and more elf-themed merchandise.

For more information about the buy-one, give-one campaign or to make a purchase, visit christmassteve.org. For media inquiries, contact Stacey Kole at Branded Pros at stacey@brandedpros.com.

More information: https://christmassteve.org/

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Now That’s Just Grand: Introducing the Rail Baron Charter – Your Own Private Train

WILLIAMS, Ariz. -- Something special and truly unique just rolled onto the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona: The Rail Baron Charter, a private train comprised of three ultra-luxurious 1940s and 1950s railcars. The train set, consisting of a rear open-aired observation car ("The Kansas"); a parlor/cafe and lounge car ("The Utah"); and a coveted vista dome/sleeper car ("The California") will be available for charters for the first time ever from Williams to one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon, beginning November 1, 2019.

In addition, two other historic rail cars will be made available for charters: "The Santa Fe," a luxury parlor/lounge/cafe car; and "the Max Biegert," also a luxury parlor car with an open-air rear platform. Charters even have a choice of engines - a traditional diesel engine or a magnificent steam engine.

It's perfect for corporate events, wedding parties, groups of families and friends, civic organizations, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, class reunions, or other milestone moments. The five cars can accommodate 200 guests because there is lots of "living room" and full-on bedrooms and galleys (kitchens) on this train set.

Grand Canyon Railway is not a tourist railroad or heritage museum - it's an everyday working passenger railroad that runs 65 miles from Williams (itself on historic Route 66) to within steps of the South Rim of Grand Canyon.

Charters include an engineer, brakeman, conductor, and passenger service attendant to provide for every need. It's possible to add stops along the way (on sidings) for a Chuck Wagon dinner, bar service, live entertainment, custom food service (these passenger cars have kitchens) a personal chef, or even to have a sleepover in the private sleeping cars.

These fully restored historic train cars feature fine fabrics, hand-crafted teak and fine wood interiors, china and real silverware, televisions and satellite radio.

While there are a variety of options when it comes to chartering a train (time, number of passenger cars food, sleepover options, etc.), prices for a full charter with 200 people can cost less than $160 per person.

So, if you ever wanted your very own train, call 928-635-5700 or visit https://www.thetrain.com/charters/.

For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway, visit https://www.thetrain.com/ or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724).

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Debuting this November: Christmas at Schnepf Farms

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. -- The 250-acre Schnepf Farms, one of the Phoenix area's favorite destinations, is turning into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Together with World of Illumination, the leader in Christmas entertainment with the world's largest animated holiday light show, the Farm is unveiling Christmas at Schnepf Farms-a new kind of holiday magic for the entire family.

Located in Queen Creek, Schnepf Farms is turning 40 acres of its property into an all-in-one holiday attraction that features ice skating, a vintage Christmas carousel, 4D state-of-the-art animated movie, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, reindeer hayrides, pictures with Santa in his workshop, glow mini golf, marshmallow roasting over open bonfires and the world's largest inflatable Christmas-themed obstacle course.

The culmination of the experience is the World of Illumination train ride, a fully lit excursion through Santa's magic portal.

"We are so thrilled to launch this new event with our partners," said Mark Schnepf, owner of Schnepf Farms. "We believe we have something special to make your Christmas truly unforgettable."

This enchanted holiday experience opens November 26 and runs through January 4, operating nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $35 per person and can be purchased at the door or online at https://schnepfchristmas.com/.

Visitors may sign up at the website now for a chance to win one of 500 family four-packs of tickets. Free general admission for children to Christmas at Schnepf Farms is also offered every Monday night throughout the season. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the New Leaf Foundation.

More information: https://schnepfchristmas.com/

For more information, email info@schnepfchristmas.com or to schedule an interview, email info@brandedpros.com.

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