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New business Q&A - Alliance Accounting & Financial Services Inc

February 11, 2003

Owner: Harry D. Barney.

Address: 17715 Virginia Av., Hagerstown.

Opening Date: June 1, 2002.

Products and Services: "We offer a wide range of accounting and financial services specifically geared toward the small and medium business. This may include all back office accounting services including processing payroll, writing vendor checks and processing receipts or it may be just some tax or general business advice. We also prepare personal and business income tax returns."

Market area: "We market to an area that is within a 50-mile radius of our office and includes Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Maryland with special emphasis on Hagerstown.

How did you get in your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I am a CPA and have been in this business for many years both in the Washington, D.C., suburbs and later in New Jersey. I always wanted to return to the vicinity of where I was born (Berkeley Springs, W.Va.) but was never able to do so. This year I was given the opportunity to return and I grabbed it."

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Previous business experience: "Controller of a publicly traded home building company, vice president of finance of the real estate operations of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., partner in the certified public accounting firm of Laurent & Barney PC. I also am licensed to sell health and life insurance and mutual fund shares."

Number of employees: One.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; after hours and weekend hours available by appointment.

Web site: www.aafsi.com.

Telephone: 301-393-8898, 1-800-753-9615.

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