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Harmony Wins 2009 SmartCEO/BDO Seidman Future 50 Award

Firm recognized as one of fastest growing companies in Greater Washington

Reston, VA – January 8, 2009 –  Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony) announced today it has been named to the Washington SmartCEO magazine/BDO Seidman LLP 2009 Future 50, which recognizes the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Washington area based on employee and revenue growth over a three year period.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies,” said Joe Sander, Harmony’s President and CEO. “Harmony has achieved remarkable growth and we are excited about furthering our mission of helping human service agencies more effectively and efficiently serve a growing volume of citizens.”

Winners of SmartCEO’s 4th Annual Future 50 will be recognized at a soccer themed black-tie dinner event on January 29, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD. The keynote speaker for the event is Kevin Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer of DC United. The 50 Greater Washington companies who receive the award are also profiled in the January issue of SmartCEO Magazine.

Each Future 50 winner has effectively translated their passion and innovation into tremendous growth and success, said Jaime Park, Group Associate Publisher at SmartCEO Magazine. We are honored to recognize Harmony Information Systems as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Greater Washington.

Washington SmartCEO magazine is a regional “growing company” publication. SmartCEO believes that a “growing company” is really determined by the spirit, drive and dynamics of a company’s owners and managers, rather than by the size of its building, the number of its employees, or its sales volume. Each month, a variety of businesses in the greater Washington and greater Baltimore areas turn to the pages of SmartCEO for features, case-study advice and trend analysis, all with a uniquely local flavor. SmartCEO is read by more than 34,000 business owners in Baltimore and Washington.

“Harmony has overcome formidable challenges and obstacles on the path to success, and we are excited to once again have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all our Future 50 winners,” adds Tony Cord, Managing Director, Strategic Development at BDO Seidman LLP, title sponsor for the 2009 Future 50 Program. “Today’s fast growing Future 50 companies represent tomorrow’s leaders that will provide the foundation for the Greater Washington business community for years to come.”

For a complete list of winners, visit  Nominations for Future 50/Emerging Growth closed mid-October and are expected to open mid-August for 2010 nominations. 

About Harmony Information Systems, Inc.
Harmony Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, provides comprehensive solutions that enable organizations to manage growing consumer case loads with existing resources. The company’s end-to-end solutions manage the delivery of care for elders and intellectually disabled persons, enabling organizations to maximize outcomes while increasing service delivery efficiency, ensuring compliance with funding requirements, and automating Medicaid waiver processes. Harmony products are used by more than 450 state, local, and private provider human service organizations to manage both traditional and consumer-directed models of service. For more information on Harmony products and solutions, visit or call us at 866.951.2219.

Title sponsor, BDO Seidman LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, outsourcing, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of privately held, publicly-traded and tax-exempt organizations. According to Tony Cord of BDO Seidman, “High-growth companies have unique strengths and challenging requirements. As a CPA firm, our people truly enjoy the opportunity to serve the complex needs of companies like these, so BDO is proud to serve as the Title Sponsor and I am delighted to work as Co-Chairman of the event with SmartCEO Publisher Craig Burris.”

SmartCEO’s public relations partner, Lustig Communications, based in Rockville, MD, delivers strategic media relations and communications services to fast growth companies, emerging technology firms, Federal IT providers and start-ups. Core capabilities include media relations with impact, strategic messaging, thought leadership content creation (white papers, articles, Web content) and internal communications. Lustig Communications identifies where each client’s influencers reside, and then builds innovative and focused public relations programs – offline and online – that effectively reach these decision makers and deliver a tangible return on investment

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