New Business - Allegheny Benefits & Consulting

June 17, 2007

Name of business: Allegheny Benefits & Consulting LLC

Owners: Kathy Valentine and Eric Ford

Address: 277 Eastern Blvd., Suite 3, Hagerstown

Opening date: April 1

Products and services: All types of employee benefits plans (medical, dental, life, disability, etc.) and human resources consulting (preparing handbooks, writing policies and procedures)

Market area: Tri-State area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "We realized that most small- to medium-size businesses do not employ a full-time HR person. We are able to provide those types of services on a contract basis in addition to selling the employee benefit plans."


Previous business experience: Combined more than 26 years in insurance and 20 years in human resources

Number of employees: Three

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cell phone access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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E-mail address:

Telephone number: 301-733-0060

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