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Business offers views from above

Business offers views from above

December 11, 2009

Name of business: All Sports 4 U

Owners: Jimmy and Danielle Hinkle

Address: Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, Suite 440

Opening date: Nov. 21

Products and services: "Our main business is aerial photographs of sports stadiums and sporting events. We also sell jerseys, clocks, autographed memorabilia, hats and other professional team keepsakes and memorabilia."

Market area: Maryland area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "The publisher and photographer of these photos (Mike Smith) has been taking photos and selling them through wholesale distribution channels for more than 20 years. About four years ago, me and my wife decided to take these pictures out on the craft show circuit, starting with Williamsport's C&O Canal Days, and did extremely well. Since then, we have done craft shows ranging from Baltimore to Ohio, and we decided to take a jab at the retail 'seasonal market.' Our store is a seasonal Christmas location with the option for a longer term. Many major retailers are taking this same approach of using the downturn in this economy to obtain short-term leases and low commitment."

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Previous business experience: Have done sales and marketing for thermal devices in Mount Airy, Md., for seven years. Also grew up in a long line of family businesses.

Number of employees: Three

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone number: 301-714-2111

Web site: www.aerialviewsinc.com

E-mail address: jdaerialviews@yahoo.com

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