Advance Chosen as a 2021 Recipient of the ENX Magazine Elite Dealer Award

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Advance was among the nation’s top office technology dealerships chosen as a 2021 recipient of the ENX Magazine Elite Dealer Award. Advance has been a recipient of this prestigious award for many years in a row.

Cockeysville, Maryland (November 17, 2021) – Affinity Business Communications, the publisher of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging, announces the 2021 list of Elite Dealers. Complete profiles of the 120 award recipients will be featured in the December issue of ENX Magazine.

As the business community continues to grapple with the consequences of the pandemic, the dealer community has flexed its innovative muscles to find new and exciting outlets to corporate growth. From $4 million to nearly $400 million in annual revenue, the Elite Dealer list is an accurate reflection of the diversity in size and scope of the nation’s top performers.

Despite the challenges, the Elite Dealer constantly strives to deliver upon the key variables that add value to the end-user client—namely outstanding service, sales and support—while providing the utmost in customer satisfaction. As the demands of the customer continue to evolve, the Elite Dealer is unwavering in bringing a multitude of solutions to address their every need.

“As difficult as the last two years have been from a business continuity standpoint, it never ceases to amaze me how resilient and resourceful dealers can be in serving the needs of both the client and their employee base,” said Susan Neimes, managing editor of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging. “While we can take solace in knowing that better times are ahead, the true mark of an Elite Dealer is how it can respond to adversity. These companies are battled-tested and determined to find a path forward, which makes them shining examples of entrepreneurial excellence.”

Noted Erik Cagle, editorial director of ENX Magazine, “From withstanding a sharp downturn in copies printed to reconciling the challenges that stem from supply chain shortages, the dealer community continues to endure the most onerous of circumstances. That has not deterred the Elite Dealer from its servant mission to provide clients equally tasked by the pandemic a partner that is attuned to their unique and ever-evolving needs. The pages of our December issue will illustrate the heights to which the Elite Dealer scaled to deliver solutions that speak to the needs of today, with an eye toward the future.”

About Advance
Advance is an iconic Baltimore-based business serving the Maryland business community for over 57 years! They attribute their longevity to delivering exceptional service to customers as well as their commitment to the growth and development of their employees. Advance’s mission: “We are a people company with an intense passion for improving our customers’ businesses and enhancing our team members’ lives,” is the guiding principle behind their every action. Advance partners with Maryland businesses to identify areas within their organizations that would benefit from more effective technology and processes to help increase efficiencies while maintaining the security of their data and the safety of their employees. Advance provides Hardware, Managed IT, Managed Print, Document Management and Software Enhancement services.

From its inception in 1964, Advance has made caring for and investing in its employees and their families a top priority. The culture is team-oriented and collaborative with standardized processes in place that create efficiencies that are utilized at every level of the organization. Advance has been able to consistently thrive in the Baltimore marketplace by constantly adapting to and staying ahead of business and technology innovations. As soon as the threat of the pandemic was evident, Advance transitioned its workforce from on-site to remote while making modifications to its physical locations to ensure the health and safety of those still working on-premise. The same best practices that enabled Advance’s IT customers to swiftly switch to remote environments where executed seamlessly within its own organization.

Noted Jeff Elkin, President of Advance, “As we reflect on the dramatic impact that the pandemic has had on many of our customers’ businesses, we have tremendous pride in our resilience and ability to adapt and evolve to their changing requirements. The saying, “out of adversity comes opportunity” has never been more true for our industry and Advance. Customers need our services more than ever, and we couldn’t be more excited to assist them the Advance way!”

About ENX Magazine
ENX Magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to the office technology and document imaging industry since 1994. Now in its 27th year, ENX Magazine continues to deliver exclusive editorial coverage on market opportunities and issues, news and trends, company profiles, new products, and industry insights. With a monthly circulation of more than 25,000 hard copies, ENX Magazine serves as a leading integrated resource that brings together industry people, products, and business concepts and strategies for office technology industry professionals.

The magazine also publishes ENX The Week In Imaging, a weekly e-newsletter that provides news, profiles, technology and business updates, along with blogs from some of the industry’s most prominent players.