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    Dayton, Ohio

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    North Dayton Accounting Firm Celebrates 30 Years of Service


    DAYTON, OHIO - In January of 1980, John M. Manning and a former partner established his fledgling accounting firm in the upstairs bedrooms of a converted house in Harrison Township. Manning & Associates CPAs, LLC, set out to provide a wide range of accounting, tax and business audit services.


    A 1974 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Manning was working towards a master’s degree in accounting at Wright State University while building his new business. Like many startup companies, however, times were tough in the beginning.


    “I liked the independence of working for myself but there was no money,” Manning remembered, noting that, at first, even the most basic resources were stretched. “There were two of us in the office and we shared one calculator between us that I brought from home.”


    In time, the firm began to thrive and in 1989 the office was moved to their current location at 6105 North Dixie Drive, just a few doors down the street from where they started. Three decades later, however, Manning would have a hard time sharing a calculator.


    With 14 staff employees and four highly experienced partners, Manning & Associates has the personnel and expertise to support all types of clients from small companies to large, government contractors.  In addition to managing partner John Manning, John M. Keller and Sandra L. Comer work at the Dayton office and John C. Bensman operates a satellite office in Sidney.

    Office manager Justine Kangas has been with the company for 11 years. “We have a good team here,” Kangas said. “Everyone really works hard to take care of the clients. They are the first priority.” And, while expertise provides the foundation of their business, in Manning’s opinion, the firm’s longevity is more closely related to a company culture of personalized service.


    “We are always thinking about our clients and how best to help them to solve problems,” Manning said. “We go to our clients wherever they need us. In all that we do, we care to deliver service that makes a difference.”


    Manning & Associates is affiliated with the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The firm is licensed in six states and a member of the Peer Review Division of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, for accounting and auditing practice quality control.


    Manning & Associates CPAs, LLC will celebrate their 30 year anniversary in business with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at their Dayton office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday October 21st. Refreshments and live entertainment will be provided.


    For more information regarding Manning & Associates CPAs, LLC, and their 30th anniversary celebration, contact Justine Kangas by calling (937)898-3167 or visit www.manningcpallc.com.

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