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August 19, 2002
Bridgeport Financial, Inc. named as finalist for San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award

San Francisco, CA - Bridgeport Financial, Inc., a non-traditional collection agency based in San Francisco, CA, was announced as a finalist for a San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award in the James R. Sylla Emerging Growth Award category. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosts this prestigious event every year to honor excellence in business and community development. The winner of each category will be announced at the 2002 Ebbies celebration on Tuesday, October 15, 2002.

"Bridgeport Financial is committed to providing the highest level of service to our client and the community and we are thrilled to be nominated for an Ebbie," according to Christina Ann Harbridge, president and founder of Bridgeport Financial, Inc. "Being in an industry that traditionally does not have a lot of positive associations, we are honored to be recognized by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce."

"The Emerging Growth Award is presented to a small business or emerging company that has demonstrated a capacity for creativity and innovation, experienced growth and established itself as a leader in its industry," says Carol Piasente, vice president/Communications, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. "Bridgeport Financial is an excellent representative of the kind of entrepreneurial company that is setting new trends that the Ebbies are designed to feature."

Bridgeport Financial, Inc. continues to be a pioneer in the field of collections and has been challenging the conventional approach to collecting for many years with their proprietary Plus System©. The Plus System is a revolutionary collection model that utilizes motivational and human relation techniques to inspire debtors to fulfill their financial responsibilities.

About Bridgeport Financial, Inc.

Bridgeport Financial, Inc. is a non-traditional collection agency that combines traditional collection agency services, innovative educational training and practical public relations principles. Bridgeport Financial, Inc. is a team of individuals who combine their natural talents with an innovative process to generate revenue for its clients and good will for the community. As a result, clients of Bridgeport Financial, Inc. recognize increased revenue recovery, decreased Days Sales Outstanding (DSOs), increased client-retention, added good will and improved efficiency. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Bridgeport Financial, Inc. can be found on the web at

About San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards

The Excellence in Business Awards, first established by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in 1991, are designed to call attention to the visionary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit that is characteristic of San Francisco business, and to also recognize companies that are excellent community partners. Companies selected for recognition at "The Ebbies," have a track record of growth and profitability, as well as a corporate culture that emphasizes giving back to the community in which in operates and that enhances the lives of its own employees.

For additional information contact:
Roger O. Young
Carole Piasente
For Immediate Release