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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Congrats to the September SBOM

Congratulations to PLUS INC Business Solutions for being recognized as the Greenville Chamber's Small Business of the Month for September 2009.

Each month the Greenville Chamber recognizes a local small business for its accomplishments by honoring it with the Small Business of the Month Award. To view a complete listing of all 2009 Small Business of the Month award winners, visit There, you will also find a link to register an organization for this prestigious award.

For more information on this program, contact Claudia Wise at 864-239-3728.

About PLUS INC Business Solutions
PLUS INC Business Solutions is proud to have served the Upstate of South Carolina since 1958. Plus Inc was founded by Herb Carson and originally sold typewriters and adding machines (hence the business name which is derived from the plus key on an adding machine). Over half a century has passed, and today Plus Inc specializes in the latest technology such as Konica Minolta and Ricoh digital copiers, multifunction systems, document management, fax machines, business computers, printers and networks. Services offered include troubleshooting and repair of office machines, consultation, hardware upgrades and virus protection, troubleshooting and repairing business computers and network servers and configuring Windows-based networks.

Today, David Carson, President of Plus Inc, strives to continue the tradition of customer service that his father instilled in him when he first started working for the company in 1974. After his father’s death in 1995, David and his two brothers took ownership of the company, and today the company is owned and managed by a partnership of five who are all active employees in the company. Plus Inc’s owners love what they do and are very committed to remaining locally owned and involved in the community. Plus currently has 28 employees.

Plus Inc is an Authorized Dealer for Konica Minolta and Ricoh products and has won many manufacturers awards over the years for outstanding sales and service performance. Plus Inc is an authorized Microsoft Partner and a reseller of Nexlink computer systems and servers. They are authorized resellers of Toshiba and HP notebook computers through their distribution relationships with Ingram Micro and Synnex. Recently, they partnered with another local company to provide their customers with a remote backup and recovery service.

As a local company, Plus Inc understands that community is extremely important and encourages its employees to get involved in their local community, organizations, and churches through volunteer work and donations. Last Christmas, Plus Inc allocated $100 for each employee to donate to a local non-profit organization or church. Plus Inc also provides business services and equipment at a donated or reduced rate on a regular basis to non-profit organizations and churches. Community involvement includes volunteer work or donations for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Taylors Free Medical Clinic, Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, local schools, and various food preparation and serving in soup kitchens for multiple churches. Plus Inc also has an internal recycling program as well as a recycling program for customers for toner cartridges and trade-in equipment.

Continuing its dedication to customer satisfaction, Plus Inc is having an open house on October 14 to assist their customers and prospective customers in gaining knowledge about document solutions that can help increase productivity and improve workflow. Workshops will be held to demonstrate scanning solutions, document workflow solutions, electronic account tracking and PDF file conversions. The latest technology from Konica Minolta and Ricoh will also be demonstrated. Please visit their website at for further details.Plus Inc’s focus is on having a professional and family-oriented environment for its employees so that everyone can enjoy their job and love what they do. Plus Inc is proud of the customer service they provide and of the recurring recognition by their customers for satisfaction. You will often hear the owners reminding their team members about having a sense of urgency by stating “Plus Inc is EMS for technology!”