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The Gulf Coast CEO Forum provides a comprehensive yearly event schedule devoted to cultivating relationships, ideas and solutions

MORE THAN A GREAT BREAKFAST.
 Monthly Breakfast Meetings
feature a dynamic speaker and presentation with actionable takeaways on leadership, management, trending national topics and business performance.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE NETWORKING.
 Social Events are part of our regular programming, designed to keep you connected to your fellow members in a fun atmosphere with no solicitation.  

LEADERSHIP SECRET WEAPON.
 Roundtables provide a confidential environment for members of non-competing industries to ask advice, tackle hard topics and glean ideas to keep their companies competitive. After all, it shouldn't be lonely at the top. To learn more about roundtables, contact Sarah Scarlett. 

Upcoming Events

    • 13-Mar-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Navigating the AI Revolution: Strategies for Success in the New Era of Intelligence

    Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture.

    Dr. DuBravac is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker, delivering pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming the globe. His research focuses on the forces shaping tomorrow that are percolating on the peripheral of society and business today. By providing an elevated view of developing trends, DuBravac empowers leaders and their organizations to improve strategic decision-making capabilities by identifying and understanding the changing landscape and opportunities that lie ahead.

    Today DuBravac is president of Avrio Institute. The Institute, which takes from the Greek Αύριο meaning tomorrow, helps leaders prepare for uncertain, divergent futures. It’s clients include Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, scrappy start-ups, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Grounded in economics, DuBravac served for over a dozen years as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES.


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    • 21-Mar-2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 26-Mar-2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BESO| 30 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota, Fl 34236
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    CEO SPRING SOCIAL!

    Join us for cocktails and tapas on Tuesday, March 26th, from 5:30 - 7 PM.

     Availability is limited and registration is required. RSVP today if you plan to attend!

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    • 10-Apr-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Plan Your HR Strategy to Win the Talent War

    George Randle is an experienced HR executive, veteran, coach, and leader known for selecting, building, and reorganizing teams to reach their full business potential. George has 20+ years of Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition experience building and coaching elite teams.

    George began his professional life by enlisting in the US Army Reserves eventually earning a commission as an active-duty officer. His officer career assignments included Berlin, US CENTCOM, and III Corps with deployments to Africa (Somalia and Kenya), Central America, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    Following his successful military career, realizing that building elite teams are his true passion, George began working in the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition functions serving the last 15+ years as a global HR executive and leader. Over the course of his time as an executive, the teams George has built and led have hired over 85,000 professionals, including over 2000 executives, in over 75 countries. He is also well known for his decades of pro bono work supporting veterans and their transitions.

     George is a Hogan (HPI, HDS, and MVPI) Leadership Assessment Certified coach, and co-author of the best-selling book, “The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent,” and host of The Talent War Podcast.


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    • 08-May-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club
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     Matt Walsh Interview

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    • 16-May-2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 12-Jun-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Becoming Preferred: How to Outposition, Outsell and Outservice Your Competition

    Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

    Michael is also the bestselling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

    Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

    Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training and e-learning programs to many of today’s leading companies. His Rainmaker Coaching System teaches thousands of sales people throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum sales performance.


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    • 17-Jul-2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Northern Trust| 1515 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236
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    MEMBER SUMMER HAPPY HOUR

    Let's celebrate summer together with cocktails, light bites and a beautiful view of Sarasota Bay! Join us for a Members Only Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 17th at 5:30 pm.

    RSVP Required | Limited Availability | Members Only

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    • 18-Jul-2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 07-Aug-2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    How to Lead, Motivate, and Keep Your Younger Workforce Accountable

    Dr. Kent Wessinger is a People Scientist focused on sustainable solutions to cross-generational growth, with an emphasis on attraction, engagement and retention of millennial employees & clients.  

    In 2016, he launched and continues to manage what many C-suites have called the foremost proprietary data bank on growth and revenue with millennials. He has successfully helped Fortune 500 financial services companies, engineering firms, manufacturing companies, nationwide real estate and insurance firms, governments in North and Central America, non-profits, and many small businesses develop a  relevant strategy to solve their workforce crisis.


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    • 11-Sep-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    • 19-Sep-2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 09-Oct-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    • 23-Oct-2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • State Street Eating House| 1533 State St, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    MEMBERS ONLY FALL SOCIAL

    It's time to celebrate fall! Join us for lite bites, cocktails and conversation at our Members Only Happy Hour on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30-7 pm.

    State Street Eating House| 1533 State St, Sarasota, FL 34236

    RSVP Required | Limited Availability | Members Only

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    • 13-Nov-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    • 21-Nov-2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos | 1819 Main St UNIT 610, Sarasota, FL 34236


    • 05-Dec-2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club | 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236


    The Gulf Coast CEO Forum cordially invites you to our annual holiday party. Join us for a festive evening with fellow CEO members while enjoying gorgeous views, cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Bring your holiday spirit, as this evening will be a memorable occasion!

    Thursday, December 5th, 6:00-8:00 PM

    Festive Business/Cocktail Attire

    Spouses or Plus Ones Welcome

    Tickets are non-refundable


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    • 11-Dec-2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club: 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Past Events

14-Feb-2024 Keith Mercurio: The Art & Science of Inspiring Change
19-Jan-2024 2024 Membership Renewal
18-Jan-2024 January Board Meeting
10-Jan-2024 Phil Guarco: Economic Forecast
13-Dec-2023 Matt Walsh interview with John Lilly - Managing Partner Lateral Capital Advisors, Former P&G executive / CEO Pillsbury
07-Dec-2023 Annual Holiday Party
16-Nov-2023 November Board Meeting
08-Nov-2023 Julian Placino: Mastering the Talent Puzzle: 3 Immutable Secrets to Recruiting Success
19-Oct-2023 Member Fall Social
11-Oct-2023 Alex Weber: Unstoppable
28-Sep-2023 September Board Meeting
20-Sep-2023 Sponsor and Board Appreciation Social
13-Sep-2023 Kim LaMontagne: The 4 Pillars of Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace
16-Aug-2023 Round Table Moderator Social
09-Aug-2023 Kelly Keenan: Stopping the Culture Killer
27-Jul-2023 July Board Meeting
19-Jul-2023 Member Summer Social
14-Jun-2023 Lisa Walden: Creating a Workplace That Doesn't Suck
25-May-2023 May Board Meeting
10-May-2023 Sam Silverstein: The Theory of Accountability
12-Apr-2023 Ben Hammersley: The Future of Work, the Workplace and the Place of Work
28-Mar-2023 Spring Member Only Social!
23-Mar-2023 March Board Meeting
08-Mar-2023 Larry McEvoy: Leading in Complexity
08-Feb-2023 Dominique Dawes: ENVISION: Reaching Your Full Potential
26-Jan-2023 January Board Meeting
20-Jan-2023 2023 Membership Renewal
11-Jan-2023 Phil Guarco: Economic Forecast
14-Dec-2022 Commander Mary Kelly: Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
01-Dec-2022 Annual Holiday Party
17-Nov-2022 November Board Meeting
09-Nov-2022 Scott Christopher: The Levity Effect
18-Oct-2022 Member Fall Social
12-Oct-2022 Michelle Chiantera: Business Marketing to Increase Bottom Line
22-Sep-2022 September Board Meeting
21-Sep-2022 Sponsor and Board Appreciation Social
14-Sep-2022 Brian Carter: Secrets of Modern Sales and Customer Service
10-Aug-2022 Joe DeLoss: Disrupting HR for Good
28-Jul-2022 July Board Meeting
20-Jul-2022 Member Summer Social
08-Jun-2022 Lieutenant Simon Tildsley + Luke Bencie: Safety in the Workplace, Are Your Employees Safe?
26-May-2022 May Board Meeting
11-May-2022 Brock Long: Disaster Preparedness
13-Apr-2022 Andrew Busch: The Future Economy: Opportunities for Growth
07-Apr-2022 Special Evening with Thomas Modly
24-Mar-2022 March Board Meeting
22-Mar-2022 Spring Member Only Social!
09-Mar-2022 Eric Papp: Managing Multiple Priorities
09-Feb-2022 Thomas Modly: Thunder Clouds on the Horizon: Insights from the Helm of U.S. Department of the Navy
31-Jan-2022 2022 Membership Renewal
20-Jan-2022 January Board Meeting
12-Jan-2022 Aron Ralston: 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
08-Dec-2021 Economic Forecast
01-Dec-2021 Annual Holiday Party
18-Nov-2021 November Board Meeting
10-Nov-2021 David DeLong: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce in Today’s Economy
19-Oct-2021 Member Fall Social
06-Oct-2021 How CEOs Can Use Technology to Deliver Amazing Customer & Employee Experiences
16-Sep-2021 September Board Meeting
08-Sep-2021 Alex Sheen: Because I Said I Would
11-Aug-2021 Tom Morrison: WHATS Next? The Future, Post COVID-19
15-Jul-2021 July Board Meeting
14-Jul-2021 Member Summer Social
09-Jun-2021 Dean Saby Mitra + Dr. Damon Woodard: What Every CEO Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Analytics
20-May-2021 May Board Meeting
12-May-2021 Tony Moore: Change the Culture, Change the Outcome
14-Apr-2021 Dr. Jan Pullen: EQ in the Workplace
24-Mar-2021 Spring Member Only Social!
18-Mar-2021 March Board Meeting
15-Mar-2021 Spring Training Baseball
10-Mar-2021 Simon Anderson: Emerging Technology
10-Feb-2021 Jaleigh White & Andy McKay: Succession Planning & Transition Readiness
30-Jan-2021 2021 Membership Renewal
19-Jan-2021 2021 Board of Directors Workshop
13-Jan-2021 Brant Menswar: Values-Based Leadership - Better Decisions, instinctive Motivation & Extraordinary Results
14-Dec-2020 Annual Holiday Party
09-Dec-2020 Michael Stritch: Geopolitics and the Pandemic
19-Nov-2020 November Board Meeting
17-Nov-2020 Member Happy Hour
11-Nov-2020 Meagan Johnson: 5 Generations in the Workforce
22-Oct-2020 BONUS Meeting: Stress Mastery with Dr. Heidi Hanna
14-Oct-2020 Jason Young: Servicetopia - The Ultimate Customer Service Experience
01-Oct-2020 Virtual Happy Hour
17-Sep-2020 September Board Meeting
09-Sep-2020 Will Bowen: Complaint Free Business
12-Aug-2020 Steve McClatchy: Leading Relationships - Communicate Effectively, Resolve Conflict & Lead High Performance Relationships
16-Jul-2020 July Board Meeting
10-Jun-2020 Chris Tomasso: How Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
27-May-2020 Part II - Larry McEvoy: Leading After COVID-19
21-May-2020 May Board Meeting
13-May-2020 Larry McEvoy: Leading After COVID-19
19-Mar-2020 March Board Meeting
11-Mar-2020 Phillip Stutts: Undefeated: The Secret Marketing Formula That Elects Presidents and Will Grow Your Business Every Time
06-Mar-2020 Spring Training at CoolToday Park
12-Feb-2020 Luke Bencie: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler
29-Jan-2020 A Night at Asolo Rep Sponsored by CoolToday
16-Jan-2020 January Board Meeting
08-Jan-2020 Robert Kavcic: 2020 Economic Forecast
01-Jan-2020 2020 Membership Renewal
11-Dec-2019 Brett Culp: Leadership is an Invitation
09-Dec-2019 Sky's The Limit: Annual Holiday Party
21-Nov-2019 November Board Meeting
13-Nov-2019 Kenneth Feld: An Interview
09-Oct-2019 Jim Knight: Culture That Rocks
02-Oct-2019 Member Social at The Field Club
19-Sep-2019 September Board Meeting
11-Sep-2019 Mark Nutsch
14-Aug-2019 Kelly Keenan
18-Jul-2019 July Board Meeting
17-Jul-2019 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
12-Jun-2019 Molly Bloom: Bet on Yourself and You'll Always Win
23-May-2019 May Board Meeting
08-May-2019 Robyn K. Levin: Trends In Digital Marketing
10-Apr-2019 Steve McClatchy: Decide - Work Smarter, Execute Faster and Lead by Example
08-Apr-2019 Happy Hour at Sarasota Waterworks
21-Mar-2019 First Peek: CoolToday Stadium for the Atlanta Braves!
21-Mar-2019 March Board Meeting
13-Mar-2019 Dennis Deaton: Destination Thinking for Leaders
13-Feb-2019 Gene Hammett: Achieve Hypergrowth
12-Feb-2019 A Night at Asolo Rep
17-Jan-2019 January Board Meeting
09-Jan-2019 Stuart Hoffman: 2019 Economic Forecast
31-Dec-2018 2019 Membership Renewal
12-Dec-2018 Kristen Soltis Anderson
10-Dec-2018 Seas & Greetings Holiday Party with Galati Yachts
15-Nov-2018 Board Meeting
14-Nov-2018 Taryn Morgan
30-Oct-2018 Mind The Gap
10-Oct-2018 Rod Hershberger
13-Sep-2018 Board Meeting
12-Sep-2018 Cyber Security with Tampa FBI
08-Aug-2018 Scott Greenberg - Joint Meeting with LWRBA
19-Jul-2018 Board Meeting
18-Jul-2018 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
13-Jun-2018 An Interview with AG Lafley
23-May-2018 Member Social at The Field Club
17-May-2018 Board Meeting
09-May-2018 Taddy Hall
24-Apr-2018 Member Social - Happy Hour at Oak & Stone
11-Apr-2018 Michael Tougias
28-Mar-2018 A Night at Asolo Rep
14-Mar-2018 Julissa Arce
08-Mar-2018 Board Meeting
14-Feb-2018 Les McCurdy
18-Jan-2018 Board Meeting
17-Jan-2018 AllTrust Presents Gregory L. Williams, CEO of Acrisure
10-Jan-2018 Eric Bailey
19-Dec-2017 2018 Dues
13-Dec-2017 Colonel Danny McKnight
11-Dec-2017 Bolly-Holly Bash
16-Nov-2017 Board Meeting
08-Nov-2017 Joshua Lifrak
11-Oct-2017 Taryn Morgan at IMG Academy
21-Sep-2017 Board Meeting
13-Sep-2017 Taddy Hall
09-Aug-2017 Mark Wilensky
20-Jul-2017 Board Meeting
19-Jul-2017 Cocktails at Sarasota Yacht Club
14-Jun-2017 Recruitment & Retention: Who's Getting It Right
18-May-2017 Board Meeting
10-May-2017 Rick DesLauriers
05-May-2017 Lawn Bowling on Cinco de Mayo!
12-Apr-2017 Nassir Ghaemi
23-Mar-2017 Board Meeting
09-Mar-2017 A Night at the Asolo
08-Mar-2017 Kerry Johnson
08-Feb-2017 Anirban Basu
19-Jan-2017 Board Meeting
17-Jan-2017 January Happy Hour
11-Jan-2017 Chef Jeff Henderson
19-Dec-2016 Holiday Party
07-Dec-2016 Janine Driver
17-Nov-2016 2017 Dues
16-Nov-2016 Trivia Night!
09-Nov-2016 Ken Gronbach
12-Oct-2016 Mind The Gap - Featuring John Zogby
14-Sep-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast - John Simmons
27-Aug-2016 R-Night with the Bradenton Marauders
10-Aug-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast - Karen Eber Davis
22-Jun-2016 Member Happy Hour
08-Jun-2016 CEO Forum Breakfast
11-May-2016 Philip Kotler
13-Apr-2016 Penelope Trunk
23-Mar-2016 Innovation Conversation
21-Mar-2016 Spring Training Game
15-Mar-2016 A Night at the Asolo
09-Mar-2016 Anne Grady
15-Feb-2016 Lunch and Lecture with Daymond John
06-Jan-2016 Dr. James Otteson
16-Dec-2015 Josh Bleill
07-Dec-2015 Holiday Party
11-Nov-2015 Yong-Gon Chon
14-Oct-2015 Why Smart Employees Under Perform-7 Hazards to Avoid
09-Sep-2015 Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
08-Jul-2015 Ron Hamilton
18-Jun-2015 VIP Event at new Microsoft Store
10-Jun-2015 A Night In The Shark Tank
13-May-2015 Commander Kirk Lippold
08-Apr-2015 Bob Kelleher
19-Mar-2015 Cocktail Social
11-Mar-2015 Mark Thompson
05-Mar-2015 Spring Training Game!
11-Feb-2015 Frank Bucaro
04-Feb-2015 Night at the Asolo
14-Jan-2015 Mark Vitner
15-Dec-2014 Gulf Coast CEO Forum Holiday Party
10-Dec-2014 Matthew Christensen
12-Nov-2014 Michael Tougias
16-Oct-2014 Herb Meyer
08-Oct-2014 Chris DeRose
10-Sep-2014 John Simmons
13-Aug-2014 No Speaker Meeting In August
09-Jul-2014 Dean Eisner
11-Jun-2014 John Moore
14-May-2014 Tom Gilovich
09-Apr-2014 Jim Knight
02-Apr-2014 R-Night, Philadelphia Here We Come
12-Mar-2014 David Marquet
27-Feb-2014 R-Night Social with Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
12-Feb-2014 Jeffrey Ma
08-Jan-2014 Anirban Basu
11-Dec-2013 Bealls - Chief Executive Officer Steve M. Knopik
13-Nov-2013 John Ratey: How Exercise Optimizes Brain Function and Performance
09-Oct-2013 Paul Hrabal: Risk Taking
11-Sep-2013 Kelly Keenan: Rethinking ROI of Social Media
10-Jul-2013 Les McKeown- Achieving Predictable Success
12-Jun-2013 Derreck Kayongo- Finding Value in Your Work!
08-May-2013 Mike Staver; Leadership Isn't For Cowards
26-Apr-2013 Golf at the Longboat Key Club Harborside
10-Apr-2013 Ed Tseng, The Missing Link in Peak Performance: How State of Mind Affects Bottom Line
13-Mar-2013 Danielle Berg and Blair Caplinger, Sponsored by MGA Insurance Group
07-Mar-2013 R-Night, Sponsored by Lou Marinaccio, MGA Insurance Group
09-Jan-2013 Joe Hahn
12-Dec-2012 Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity
14-Nov-2012 Fueling Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace
11-Oct-2012 A Conversation with Honorable Florida Gov. Rick Scott
12-Sep-2012 The Happiness Advantage and Positive Leadership
11-Jul-2012 Our Age of Transformation: Major Trends in the 21st Century
13-Jun-2012 What Private Equity Investors Expect from a CEO
24-May-2012 Gulf Coast CEO Forum Golf Event
09-May-2012 Making Hockey work in a Non-Traditional Market

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