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Culver City-based Encantos, a children's book-publisher turned digital education startup, has brought on a former Girl Scouts of America CEO as its chief impact officer.

Anna Maria Chávez was the first woman of color to head the Girl Scouts and was, most recently, the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association. She will helm Encantos' strategic partnerships, corporate and public affairs and community impact activities.

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Sweetgreen, the Culver City salad chain that struggled last year, is going public.

The company announced Monday it has confidentially filed for an IPO. Earlier this year, the lunch chain raised $156 million at a $1.8 billion valuation. To date, it's pulled in over $671 million in venture capital.

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Beyond the models hawking makeup and teens lip-syncing the latest hits, TikTok offers a variety of videos that most would consider relatively helpful: cooking lessons, exercise recommendations and financial planning tips.

Now the Culver City-based social media behemoth is reportedly experimenting with two new features to extend its utility: job recruitment and ecommerce.

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