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Is it all about profits?

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Barry Parker was born in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Florida A&M University with degree in psychology he decided to pursue a career in the medical field. Barry became a massage therapist and travelled around the country for two years. His plan was to continue his education and become an occupational therapist but the NYC Police Department called and Barry answered the phone. 
While patrolling the streets of Brooklyn as an officer, Barry discovered the effects of business owners not having a vested interest in the communities they were serving.
After the 911 attack, Barry saw an even greater need for businesses to connect with the people in the neighborhood.  In 2007 decided to relocate to the DC metro area and continue his public service with the DC Metropolitan Police Department. 
Sometime around 2009 Barry was introduced to the merchant services industry by his mentor. The First Financial Merchant Services Give Back program gave the opportunity to connect businesses with people and organizations in the community.
So - Is it all about profits?