Advance is Recognized as a 2021 Best Places to Work finalist by the BBJ


Advance Business Systems was selected as a 2021 BBJ Best Places to Work finalist in the large company category. The Best Places to Work Awards recognize organizations for their outstanding efforts to create supportive, collaborative and engaging cultures where people love to work 

All participating companies were ranked using surveys answered by employees and scored by Best Places to Work partner, Quantum Workplace. The anonymous survey measures employee’s opinions about various workplace factors including communication, resources, individual needs, manager effectiveness, personal engagement, team dynamics and trust in leadership. 

This year’s award is unique in that many companies have adapted to a new normal as a result of the pandemic. Advance is no exception as it continued to maintain its family oriented and employee-focused culture while shifting from in person to virtual meetings and activities such as happy hours, trivia game nights, wellness challenges, outdoor parties and more. 

Since its inception 57 years ago, Advance has made caring for and investing in its employees a top priority. Their mission statement reflects their philosophy that places equal importance on the well-being of team members as it does on the customers they serve: “We are a people company with an intense passion for improving our customers’ businesses and enhancing our team members’ lives.”  

“At the onset of Covid, our definition of “workplace” was turned upside down.  Although our passion for culture never waned, ensuring the safety of our customers and employees through the pandemic became our top priority.  While this recognition is always incredibly rewarding, it’s even more so this year.  We are very grateful to receive validation that our culture is prospering in these unprecedented times,” says Jeff Elkin, Advance President. 

About Advance 

As a business solutions and IT provider, Advance helps organizations become more efficient and more effective through technology, processes and services backed by industry leading support. Whether it’s proactively managing a customer’s IT infrastructure, providing multifunctional devices, or an electronic document management software solution, Advance provides solutions for productivity so organizations can focus on their core business. Celebrating over 56 years of serving Maryland businesses, Advance has deep roots throughout the state. As an independent, family owned business, Advance is proud to partner with organizations such as the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Zoo, Maryland Athletics, and the National Aquarium for office efficiencies and to demonstrate its commitment to the local community.