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Those Magnificent Men and Their Copy Machines


Those Magnificent Men and Their Copy Machines


In 1965 I was eight years old, entertainment for me came in the form of movies (my how times have changed) and one of my favorite movies as a child (and still now) is a comedy classic titled "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines"
Four years later we would be landing men on the moon!  Watching "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines".  gave an 8 year old a chance to dream about the future.
For those not familiar with the movie, I've added the youtube (takes about 20 seconds for the sound to start) trailer to the left column of this blog.
My thought was to change the title up somewhat to "Those Magnificent Men (and Women) and Their Copy Machines" and give every one a short reveal of how Print4Pay Hotel Members and their Copier Dealerships give back to the community.
Giving back to our communities is what make our Dealerships unique and special.  Special thanx to all of the Print4Pay Hotel members that responded in our forums.

 Muratec America, Inc. takes an active role in community service. For the past several years our employees have volunteered time helping to build houses in Plano, Texas for Habitat for Humanity and collected food, clothing and cash donations for The Friendship House, Plano Food Pantry and The Buckner Children’s home. Our company has raised funds for The V Foundation, Race for the Cure and St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and we’ve provided discounted/no charge office equipment to several job outreach centers and disaster relief agencies throughout North Texas and the Gulf Coast region.
ASI Business Solutions in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas: Over the years we've donated many devices to non-profits in the DFW area. We are currently wrapping up a 30 day fund-raising campaign for Friends of Wednesday's Child. The money will be used to assist them this weekend in their annual Winter Hugs event.

Martin Group in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: For more than 15 years, we have donated free use of a copier to the Walworth County 4-H Extension for the run of the annual Walworth County Fair. The Extension has to make a lot of copies in a hurry during the Fair's six day run to support their youth programs, including the bulletins for the Sunday Award Ceremony. It is so convenient for them to be able to do their copying right on site. Every year, we lend them a good size copier; install in in their temporary office on the fairgrounds; donate the supplies, toner and staples; and pick the copier back up as the fair concludes.

Digital Office Solutions in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin donated a printer to Morgan Grove Family Center last year and they also donated a Holiday Giving Tree in December 2012 Saint Vince de Paul Society and Santa to provide gifts for children.

Mac-Durgin Business Systems in Laconia, New Hampshire last year donated a Kyocera 1820 to their local Salvation Army Center.

NECS New England: During Hurricane Sandy my old neighborhood in Brooklym was severly damaged. NECS responded by raising over $5,000 from the employees and then a match from the company that allowed me to buy much needed supplies (generators, heaters, fuel, wood cleaning supplies, and other items in short supply in the greater NY area) and drive them down using the company truck.  Vince McHugh also posted this thank you email to all of the employees and management of NECS, you can read that here.

Polek & Polek in New Jersey: Donated 20 huge boxes of supplies (clothes, cleaning supplies, person products) to the relief effort at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Highlands, New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy.  Special thanks you the employees and management of Polek & Polek, your donation was tremendous.

Leppert Business Systems Inc of Burlington, Ontario: Support charitable activities where our employees are involved through donations, goods in kind, prizes, etc. Sponsorship of organizations giving back to the community through donations, sponserships and services.  Special reduced IT pricing for charity companies we support, a couple of food banks, Habitat for Humanity.
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Hey Art, Really admire your efforts in our industry and with your blog. 

Its been a long time resource to keep me updated in our industry.  I will be celebrating 14 years at Martin Group, and was happy to see us represented in the list above.  We are as enthusiastic as ever in supporting our communities, and below is a quick write up we refreshed to be current. 


Martin Group in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin:  Is a regional power house in the office equipment community.  With 35 years in the industry, and being entirely locally owned, we have a strong conviction of giving back to our community and clients.  We believe that it is important to take an active role in our communities in addition to our business contributions.  We donated numerous machines to support many community groups throughout the year.  A couple of our longtime benefactors have been the local 4H chapter who participate in one of the longest running county fairs in our state.  As well as The Agape House, Walworth County Alliance for Children, Child Advocacy Center, and Lake Geneva Jaycees.  Our employees are also proud members of several different community groups including Jaycees, Rotary Club, YMCA, and Alzheimer Association.  Through our employees’ time and efforts, 1,000’s of volunteer hours are logged, and $100K of dollars raised for our communities needs.  These groups help to support a variety of organizations like the Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fire and Police Services, Education Scholarships, Special Olympics, community Easter Egg Hunts, Open Arms Free Health Care Clinic, and continued research for finding a cure for Alzheimers.  To us at Martin Group, being in the community means more than just having a building locally; it means that we do all that we can to see that our community is bettered. 

Almost three years ago, I wrote the above blog. I want to do a 2015 version.  Please either post here or go to the forums and write a short paragraph about how your company is giving back to the community so that we can post the 2015 version of "Those Magnificent Men (Women) and Their Copy Machines".


It would be great to see how we all contribute.  Please post below. I re-posted the older version on the blog tonight also.  Here is the link for the forums.



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