New Business Q&A Edward Jones

March 31, 2003

Investment representative: John R. Pullaro

Address: 1 S. Main St., Smithsburg.

Opening date: Dec. 6, 2002.

Products and services: Stocks, bonds, mutual funds from more than 100 families, annuities, life insurance, long-term care insurance, CDs, college savings plans/529, 401(k) rollovers, IRAs and retirement planning.

Market area: Washington County and, specifically, Hagerstown and Smithsburg.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I enjoy following the financial markets and I enjoy helping my clients reach their individual financial goals, like retiring early or paying for a child or grandchild's education costs. Motivation from the entrepreneurial spirit and independence of this business."

Previous business experience: Financial adviser for Merrill Lynch, business owner of three different small businesses and real estate investor.

Number of employees: Three.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Web site:


Telephone: 301-824-7726 or 1-800-824-7750.

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