Leading Technology Company Recognized by Lexington Chamber for Growth

 Columbia, SC — August 30, 2022 – Carolina Business Equipment (CBE), a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that they’ve been awarded the Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s “Large Business of the Year” award. This is a highly respected award because the Lexington Chamber is one of fastest growing counties in the state and is comprised of some of South Carolinas most recognized companies. This prestigious recognition was presented to John Eckstrom, President & CEO of CBE, for the company’s success, which has continued despite many of the challenges that businesses have faced in recent years. While many of CBE’s competitors have either contracted or plateaued in response to external factors like the pandemic, inflation or supply chain issues, CBE continues to thrive year after year. The leadership of the company attributes their staggering growth to their bedrock of strong values and their elite team of employees.

“It’s always a privilege to receive recognition, especially amongst so many other fantastic companies whom we respect deeply,” stated Eckstrom. “However, we never focus on winning awards, but instead focus on enriching the lives and businesses of our customers at every opportunity that presents itself. When we’re focused on elevating the lives of everyone we come into contact with, great things happen. This is true across all areas of life. We believe that our core values – ‘Faith, Family and Work’ – explain our propensity for achievement and by focusing on those principles, in that specific order of priority, we’ve found a recipe for success which we believe will help our company, the individuals inside it and the customers we serve for years to come.”

CBE’s contributions to the community extend beyond their IT and technical expertise, in that they’re highly engaged in supporting many charitable organizations. In other words, while CBE prides itself on being an exemplary small to mid-sized business (SMB) first, the company goes far beyond that, as well. In fact, many CBE employees have chaired the boards for several organizations including Sharing God’s Love, the Better Business Bureau and SCOA Cares. Additionally, they’ve teamed up with direct-impact organizations including Welvista, SC Center for Fathers and Families, Providence Home, Columbia Women’s Shelter, American Cancer Society, Young Life, SOAR Columbia and The Blood Connection, to name a few. The correlation between selfless community involvement and increased organizational growth may demystify how they continue to perform at such a high-level year-over-year. In other words, it seems that the more they give to others, the more they grow.  This is one of their core principles and it seems to be paying off.

While many businesses recognize the power that efficient managed technology can have on productivity, efficiency and growth, many businesses don’t have the on-staff resources or expertise necessary to develop their own internal IT strategy. CBE’s leadership team makes it a practice to use technology to deliver customers solutions that ultimately boost their productivity and in so doing provides a competitive advantage to that customer. Eckstrom commented, “Our team is packed with some of the highest caliber employees you could ever hope to work alongside. While we pride ourselves on our ability to identify, master and seamlessly integrate managed technology into businesses, our truest competitive advantage is our people. It’s remarkable to be a part of an organization like CBE. When everyone at your organization exhibits such a high-level of dedication, concern for our customers’ well-being and unrelenting commitment to excellence, it makes life thrilling. While we still work very hard, I can’t help but feel blessed to be surrounded by such inspiring talent.”

Perhaps CBE’s success is a consequence of the company culture they’ve created, the values each employee embodies and their ability to align everyone around a compelling, rewarding collective mission.


Carolina Business Equipment, Inc. (CBE) has been providing business solutions to South Carolina since 1975. CBE was founded in Columbia, SC by two service technicians with a dedication to outstanding customer service, a commitment that has extended through time as we have grown and added new locations and products. Whether you need print solutions, managed print services, or IT solutions, our goal remains the same: to provide you with stellar service and the modern, comprehensive products and services that your organization needs.

Over the years, we have expanded to serve most of South Carolina. We have showrooms, offices, and warehouses in Columbia, Charleston, Florence and Greenville

South Carolina and Rockingham North Carolina. CBE also maintains a national network of authorized dealers that allows us to assist customers across the United States. As the only independent authorized Sharp Service Training Center in South Carolina, we have the technical backing to ensure that we are up to date on the latest industry knowledge and techniques.  CBE is also among the largest independent dealers in the U. S. for each of the three major manufacturers we represent, Sharp, Toshiba and Kyocera.

CBE provides cutting-edge solutions while remaining true to our core values: fairness, reliability, and a commitment to serving our customers. We pride ourselves on helping our clients reduce their operating costs. Our customers have the security of knowing they are backed by our experienced staff and an extensive inventory of top-rated equipment and supplies. For more information, please visit https://www.cbesc.com or call (800) 868-9005.

SOURCE: Carolina Business Equipment

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