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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alpine Chimney Sweep Receives 2009 Best of Merced Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- Alpine Chimney Sweep has been selected for the 2009 Best of
Merced Award in the Chimney & Fireplace Cleaning & Repair category by the U.S. Commerce Association
(USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout
the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional
marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that
enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The
2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the
information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses
operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business
through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization
works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of
commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for
small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association