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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Takes to the Ring

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Plano Fire-Rescue and Plano Police take each other to the mat for their annual competition, Battle of the Badges (BOB) Blood Drive. Starting Tuesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 10 these departments need your life-saving blood donation to Carter BloodCare...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Visit Parks, Pools, Trails, Sports Fields and More for National Parks & Rec. Month

Parks Rec Month 2022 WEB

In honor of July being National Park & Recreation Month, Mayor John B. Muns read a detailed proclamation recognizing the department. He encouraged everyone to visit the highest ranked park system in the state. On hand to accept the certificate were:

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Make Waves at the TMC Family Swim Night and Luau

Luau15 022

The tropics come to Plano for the annual aquatic-extravaganza at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC). You and your most colorful Hawaiian shirt will be right at home at the TMC Luau on Thursday, July 7. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., you’r...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Grill Safely, July 4 and All Year Round

Grill on fire

July is the peak month for grill fires according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The Agency’s 2020 report determined, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills annually. Backyard summer activities and pool parties often ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Plano’s July City Council Meeting On the Move

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Take note of upcoming meeting date changes for the Plano City Council next month. In July, the Council meeting dates shift a bit to allow for summer break. There will still be two meetings, as prescribed by law, but not on the usual dates. 

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Computer Refresh Project is Progressing on Schedule

Computers and monitors

You have or soon will see the unfamiliar faces of Computer Refresh Project technicians in your department installing new machines.. Again, Technology Services reminds Team Plano members to be ready in advance of your deployment date. The 2022 Computer Ref...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Beat the Heat: Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness

Heat exhausion

The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. In 2019, 884 people ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Officer Bianez Talks about Surviving an Active Shooter Incident

Active Shooter crime scene

News stories about senseless mass shootings are sadly being reported too frequently. It’s a hot topic on everyone’s mind. Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez is providing tips on “Surviving an Active Shooter Event&rdq...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Use the Sweltering Heat as an Excuse to Clear Your Clutter

Declutter your home

The 100+ temperatures likely have you spending more time inside where you’re noticing “stuff” is taking over your home. It’s time to reclaim space by getting rid of unwanted and outdated items. If you’re stuck inside, but don’t know how or where to start,...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

3 Cheers to the New Leadership for the 21st Century Graduates

L21 2022 Graduation PT1 (13)

The graduation ceremony for the 2022 Leadership for the 21st Century Program (L21) participants took place on June 15. The 13 participants of the 6-month training gathered at the Oak Point Nature & Retreat Center to receive their well-deserved certifi...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

TAMIO Presents 2 Awards to Plano at State Conference

TAMIO Hayley and Yaney

Plano’s Communications and Media teams took home two awards from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference on June 9.

1st Place in the Most Creative with the Least Dollars category for the video series Stoler on t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Get Your Dog to Strike a Pose for the Doo the Right Thing Photo Contest

Doo the Right Thing Photo Contest graphic

Capture one of the many heart-warming moments you share with your pet each day and send a picture for others to enjoy. Plano’s Doo the Right Thing Dog Photo Contest is back with a mission: cuteness for a cause, increase pet waste disposal.&n...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Sign Up for Plano’s New Residential Food Scrap Composting Pilot Program

Food scraps in the trash

Want to reduce food waste at home? The City will soon launch a new Residential Food Scrap Composting Program to make better use of your organic food waste. The Sustainability & Environmental Education division (SEED) expects to start the project this ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Meet C4H Premium Incentive Requirements by August 31

Schedule doctor appointment

Don’t wait to schedule your annual exam and be eligible for Connect4Health (C4H) 2023 premium incentives. Getting in to see your doctor may take a while. With an August 31 deadline to meet requirements, it’s a good idea to schedule doc...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Amy Pagan and Nicole Warhoftig Are Now Leadership Plano Grads

Leadership Plano Amy and Nicole

On June, 2 two Team Plano members became graduates of the Leadership Plano development class. Congratulations are in order for Parks & Recreation Marketing Specialist Amy Pagan and Sustainability & Environmental Education Manager Nicole Warhoftig!...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Council Approves Renaming a Courtroom for Retiring Judge Stevenson

Naming of Stevenson Courtroom (2)

Plano City Council paid tribute to Judge Don Stevenson in honor of his over a quarter century of service to the community. At the May 23 City Council Meeting City Manager Mark Israelson introduced the item with, “The suggestion to rename the Nor...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Plano Public Library Receives Three Prestigious Awards

Library Branding Iron and DemcoUpstart Awards (2)

It was a banner night for Library Director Libby Holtmann and the Plano Public Library staff at the May 23 City Council meeting. “Each of these awards highlight how Plano Public Library supports the City’s commitment to serve by provid...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Spiff Up Your Neighborhood with a Beautification Grant

Neighborhood

Restore pride in your neighborhood with a little help from a Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification grant. The grant provides up to $10,000 in funding for a community-driven beautification project. Matching funds are required based on neighborhood type ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Contact Plano’s EAP Anytime, Anywhere for Counseling

Compsych EAP WEB

Team Plano, this is a quick reminder about one of your many work-life benefits! Employee assistance programs (EAP) are confidential services that employers provide to help employees with personal difficulties. At some point, we all may face personal emoti...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Register Flexible Spending Accounts with Diversified Benefit Services

Diversifies Benefit Services FSA

We are in the second quarter of the year and many of you are using flexible spending account (FSA) benefits. Diversified Benefit Services, Inc. (DBS) is our administrator for the City of Plano FSA plans.  

As a reminder, our benefits plan provides...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Are Your Beneficiaries Up to Date?

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), life insurance or final vacation and sick payout? It’s possibly not who you think or want it to be. We have heard numerous horr...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Resist Springtime Overwatering of Lawns

Water sprinklers in yard with flowers

More sunshine, longer and warmer days signal green things to bud and grow, but watch your water usage. Beginning Friday, April 1, you are encouraged to water lawns and landscapes only two times a week if needed through October 31

The Spring/Summ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Get Home Repair Help with a Great Update Rebate

Great Update Rebate

Is your home 35 years old or older? Is your property value at or less than $383,180? Home improvements you may want to make could happen if you qualify for the Great Update Rebate! 

This City program helps Plano homeowners finance the costs of car...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Complete NEW State Mandated Course, “Workplace Waste Ace”

Workplace Waste Ace video screenshot

In 2020, a state law was passed requiring government entities to establish educational programs encouraging employees to recycle. To meet this state requirement, the Sustainability & Environmental Education division created a new training module, Work...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Enable the Closed Captioning Feature on Your Zoom Meetings

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From now on it’s important to make sure our external Zoom meetings are accessible to all virtual participants. By activating the Closed Captioning feature, meeting and webinar discussions are transcribed during the live sessions. 

Listen as Andrea...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Team Plano, Rediscover the Things that Ground Us

Ground Rules active listeners

For weeks, you have seen messages promoting our “We Are Team Plano” campaign. Those four words go beyond sharing WHAT we are about into WHO we are and WHY we do what we do.

  • You heard City Manager Mark Israelson reinforce his message tha...
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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-trained, compassio...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

IMPORTANT NEWS: Production Change for TeamPlano Retiree Newsletter

Newsletter Whats New

The production and distribution schedule for your retiree publication is being adjusted. As of July 1, the weekly TeamPlano Retiree Newsletter switches to a bi-weekly information resource. From this point forward, you will receive newsletters on ...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Retirees Got a “Yoga, Behind the Curtain” Reveal at June Luncheon

Retiree lunch audience

Yoga expert Skila Ramirez incorporated hard facts and humor with the Quarterly Retiree Luncheon group on June 22. The Human Resources event drew a nice group of former coworkers and friends eager to catch up on the latest news and enjoy each other&rsq...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Takes to the Ring

Blood donation

Plano Fire-Rescue and Plano Police take each other to the mat for their annual competition, Battle of the Badges (BOB) Blood Drive. Starting Tuesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 10 these departments need your life-saving blood donation to Carter BloodCare...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Grill Safely, July 4 and All Year Round

Grill on fire

July is the peak month for grill fires according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The Agency’s 2020 report determined, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills annually. Backyard summer activities and pool parties often include fi...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Make Waves at the TMC Family Swim Night and Luau

Luau15 022

The tropics come to Plano for the annual aquatic-extravaganza at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC). You and your most colorful Hawaiian shirt will be right at home at the TMC Luau on Thursday, July 7. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., you’re invited ...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Plano’s July City Council Meeting On the Move

Council Chambers no people

Take note of upcoming meeting date changes for the Plano City Council next month. In July, the Council meeting dates shift a bit to allow for summer break. There will still be two meetings, as prescribed by law, but not on the usual dates. 

Join u...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Learn to Cook and Eat Well With Diabetes

Cook diabetic meals

Get help with preparing meals at home that are tasty and good for you too! It’s important to remember that no food is off-limits when you have diabetes. The key is to watch portions, balance what you eat and watch the carbohydrates in each meal....

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Retirees
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Project Independence is Your Ticket to Mobility

Senior help propram riders

One of the most helpful services provided through the Wellness Center for Older Adults is called Project Independence. Many people remember “Plano Senior Rides,” which is now offered by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) through the DART...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Beat the Heat: Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness

Heat exhausion

The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. In 2019, 884 people ...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Officer Bianez Talks about Surviving an Active Shooter Incident

Active Shooter crime scene

News stories about senseless mass shootings are sadly being reported too frequently. It’s a hot topic on everyone’s mind. Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez is providing tips on “Surviving an Active Shooter Event” in an extended segment of the popula...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Pre-65ers, Meet C4H Premium Incentive Requirements by August 31

Pre 65ers health insurance

Don’t wait to schedule your annual exam and be eligible for Connect4Health (C4H) 2023 premium incentives. Getting in to see your doctor may take a while. With an August 31 deadline to meet requirements, it’s a good idea to schedule doctor appointments now...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Explore Your Senior Living Options

Seniors playing chess

Trying to decide if moving to an over-55 community is in your future? Consider signing up for the “Study of Independent Senior Living Options” workshop at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center. The two sessions are on Wednesday, June 29 an...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Attend a New Lunch & Learn: Life After Covid-19

Seniors life after COVID

It’s important to make every effort to stay on top of gathering the latest facts about COVID-19. Since the beginning, most people who contracted the corona virus recovered from their symptoms completely within a few weeks. Others, unfortunately,...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Sign Up for Plano’s New Residential Food Scrap Composting Pilot Program

Food scraps in the trash

Want to reduce food waste at home? The City will soon launch a new Residential Food Scrap Composting Program to make better use of your organic food waste. The Sustainability & Environmental Education division (SEED) expects to start the project this ...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Get Your Dog to Strike a Pose for the Doo the Right Thing Photo Contest

Doo the Right Thing Photo Contest graphic

Capture one of many heart-warming moments your pet shares each day and send a picture for others to enjoy. Plano’s Doo the Right Thing Dog Photo Contest is back with a mission: cuteness for a cause, increase pet waste disposal. 

It’s a treat to ex...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Some Dogs are Welcome at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

Service dog on leash

Dogs make for wonderful companions and are welcome almost everywhere; including the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC). However, your furry friend must be a registered service animal to enter the Center.

A service animal is any dog that is individually t...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Council Approves Renaming a Courtroom for Retiring Judge Stevenson

Naming of Stevenson Courtroom (2)

Plano City Council paid tribute to Judge Don Stevenson in honor of his over a quarter century of service to the community. At the May 23 City Council Meeting City Manager Mark Israelson introduced the item with, “The suggestion to rename the North Courtro...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Ride Along to Fine Dining with the Sam Johnson Rec Center

Fine dining table

Take a short trip south for a fun Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) outing in Dallas for shopping and fine dining. Enjoy spending the day at NorthPark Mall coupled with a visit to the Seasons 52 restaurant for an exquisite meal on Wednesday, August 17....

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Retirees
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare-questions

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. If you are a retiree on the City of Plano’s medical, dental or vision plan, your coverage ends on the last day of the month before you turn 65. At 65, you must transition to Med...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Changes for Medicare Part B Members

COVID 19 at home test

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released information on ramped-up access to home COVID tests. As of April 4, seniors who have Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, are now eligible to get up to ...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Link to the “Little Blue Man” with Stoler on the Street

Stoler on the Street Little Blue Man2

Visits to the City of Plano’s official website, plano.gov, yield a bountiful resource of beneficial information. But accessing all of this info isn’t so easy for everyone. Individuals with disabilities may experience difficulty navigat...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Are Your Beneficiaries Up to Date?

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), life insurance? It’s possibly not who you think or want it to be. We have heard numerous horror stories about retirement benefi...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Get Home Repair Help with a Great Update Rebate

Great Update Rebate

Is your home 35 years old or older? Is your property value at or less than $383,180? Home improvements you may want to make could happen if you qualify for the Great Update Rebate! 

This City program helps Plano homeowners finance the costs of car...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Resist Springtime Overwatering of Lawns

Water sprinklers in yard with flowers

More sunshine, longer and warmer days signal green things to bud and grow, but watch your water usage. Beginning Friday, April 1, you are encouraged to water lawns and landscapes only two times a week if needed through October 31

The Spring/Summ...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Retirement Security Plan (RSP) Recipients Get Cost-of-Living Increase

Retirement Security Plan RSP COLA increase

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase is for retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of March 31, 2022. 

In ac...

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Retirees
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Are You Working Part-time in Retirement….or Plan to?

Senior working PT in retirement

Did you know that working after retirement can boost your mental, physical and social fitness? Exercise, reading and crossword puzzles may provide the stimulus to help stay fit mentally and physically, but working is also an excellent way to stay engaged....

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Retirees
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Assist the Plano Senior Advisory Board with Local Issues

Seniors at a Advisory Board meeting

Are you interested in tackling senior issues? The Plano Senior Advisory Board welcomes your input. This group works with City Council and City staff to raise public awareness and make recommendations that improve the quality of life for our senior populat...

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Retirees
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Pre-65ers should consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-t...

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Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development: Virtual Courses are Available

Training Online

Human Resources offers a catalog of virtual training opportunities for all job types and levels. Refer questions to Senior Training Coordinators Tony Beasley or Debbie Speed at 972-941-7339 and 972-941-7217, respectively. 

Intro to Presentation Sk...

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