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Coordinated Business Systems 25th Anniversary

20 Nov, 2007

Coordinated Business Systems 25th Anniversary

Coordinated Business Systems, Minnesota’s premier Office Technology company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary beginning this October. While 25 years of sustained growth is considered significant for any business, Coordinated has achieved this milestone in the Office Technology industry that has experienced ongoing change in both the technology that is provided to the end-users and the level of service, support and knowledge required to sustain customer loyalty.

Over the years, Coordinated has been recognized both locally and nationally for its excellence in servicing its customers and for being extensively involved with local community organizations. According to Jim Oricchio, Co-Founder and President, Coordinated’s longevity is a testament to his staff, especially a management team that has embraced change and consistently put employees in a position to succeed.

“To experience a quarter of a century of business success requires management leadership, vision and consistency of management style,” said Oricchio who founded the company with his wife Donna. “Our management team continually motivates our people to invest time and energy to grow professionally and take pride in the success our customers experience with our office technology and services. We encourage them to give back to their communities and I am very proud of many of their efforts over the years.”

For Oricchio, who began his office technology career with American Photocopy Corporation, it’s also a time to reflect on the exponential growth he has seen in an industry that went from analog to digital in a blink of an eye and also has seen the emergence of mega dealers.

“Even with all the change, Coordinated has proven itself to the local community and has become a major Office Technology force in the state. The emergence of the mega dealer has worried some, but I truly believe that as a strong independent, we are much closer to the customer and can more easily determine the best arrangement for them to maximize their Office Technology productivity and still be able to save money,” said Oricchio who is overseeing the opening of Coordinated’s newest Technology Center in Downtown Minneapolis which is further evidence of their growth and success with customers. “Our customers get the best of both worlds. They get an office technology provider that has the size and strength to handle Fortune 500 companies, yet maintains the local flavor needed to have an intimate understanding of their business, their industry and their marketplace.”

Because of the rapid changes in office technology and the attempt at consolidation by the national firms, Oricchio’s competition is very different than it was 25 years ago.

“Look in the Yellow Pages from 25 years ago and you won’t see many of those companies around today,” added Oricchio, who plans to have a number of customer events throughout 2008 to thank them for their support and business. “However, throughout all the changes in technology and distribution, our people have pulled together, grown and transitioned with the industry. I know it’s a cliché to say your business is like family, yet over the last 25 years we have seen employees grow, get married, have children and now their children are having children. I truly owe everything to them.”

Coordinated Business Systems has 70 employees and was founded in October 1983 and is headquartered in Burnsville, MN with branch locations in Red Wing, Rochester, St. Cloud and the Downtown Minneapolis Skyway. Coordinated distributes multifunction equipment, network printers, color imaging systems, scanners, paperless file conversion technology, managed professional services programs for remote network monitoring and other related software solutions. In addition print management solutions and programs are offered through an affiliate company, SmartPrintSM, Inc.

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