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One Buncombe Fund: A Local, Worthy Cause

Rachael Nygaard Strategic Partnerships Director OneBuncombe Fund receives check from Advanced Business Equipment

Want to start your day with an instant pick-me-up? Try donating to a local nonprofit! ABE marketing coordinator Brenda Cooke confirms it’s a real mood booster. She recently went to the offices of One Buncombe Fund to donate, as promised, a check on behalf of ABE representing the following: $100 won in a contest sponsored by vendor Konica Minolta, $100 in matching funds requested by ABE from Konica Minolta’s community giving program, and $100 in matching funds from ABE. 

Non-Profit Spotlight: Hendersonville Rescue Mission

3 photos of volunteers helping guests at Hendersonville Rescue Mission

For forty years, HRM has remained unwavering in its mission to help men and women who are going through a tough spot in life, with the ultimate goal of giving them the tools needed to bring about lasting change and to better their lives. Read about their amazing beginnings, with a coffee pot and Little Debbie snack cakes!

Reflections on 40 Years in Business

photo Kevin Jackson, owner; photo of ABE facilities on Sweeten Creek, newspaper photo of founder

There are many reasons to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a company. But as we reflect upon our many years in business, we find ourselves asking how we measure the success of a company: in years or in integrity? 

5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from an Interactive Whiteboard

The interactive digital whiteboard, with new functionality and design that enables you to do so much more than just write out the points you’re trying to make, is changing the way people carry out meetings and presentations. This is true for every sector, from education to healthcare, manufacturing to banking, government to retail, and more.

Non-Profit Client Shoutout: MemoryCare

2 photos of doctors with patients; residents' common area at MemoryCare

Many people are surprised to learn that MemoryCare, a nationally recognized organization specializing in dementia care, is a nonprofit organization. Founded in 2000, MemoryCare relies on community support to carry out their mission of “helping individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive disorders live as fully as possible, for as long as possible, at home or in their preferred setting.” They offer care to anyone in need, and ABE is proud to shine our non-profit client spotlight on their work.

Customer Survey Results: The People Behind the Scores

Some members of the ABE service/imaging team inside and outside with vehicle fleet

We’re proud of our customer satisfaction surveys and our many all 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook and the Better Business Bureau—but we also recognize that we wouldn’t have that customer recognition and appreciation without the people behind our numbers: Meet the members of the ABE Imaging Tech team, always ready to ride to the rescue with parts, supplies and problem-solving expertise!

World Backup Day: a Reminder to Protect Your Business

Sign reading Don't be an April fool, Back up your data by March 31, World Backup Day

March 31 is World Backup Day—a reminder to protect your business and “avoid becoming an April fool”.  Whether it be due to natural disaster, a hacker or simple human error, in a flash your critical business files (data, pictures, spreadsheets) and information could suddenly be lost forever. 

ABE Recognized with GreatAmerica Prestige Partner Award for 2020

Prestige Partner award plaque and ABE 40 year anniversary seal

While Advanced Business Equipment (ABE) has been recognized consistently over the years with the Prestige Partner Award from GreatAmerica Financial Services, a nationwide provider of commercial equipment and technology financing, receiving it for the year 2020 feels pretty epic. 

ABE Partner Konica Minolta Selected for the Leaderboard of CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating, Promoting KM’s Commitment to Achieve Carbon Minus

Konica Minolta logo, CDP logo and solarpanels on rooftop

We are proud to announce that CDP, an international not-for-profit organization working to achieve a sustainable economy, has selected longtime ABE partner Konica Minolta for the 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard in the Supplier Engagement Rating, which evaluates companies’ commitment to climate change throughout their supply chain. 


Nonprofit Shout-Out: Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry

blue ridge mountain sunset with SVCM logo

This week we shine our non-profit client spotlight on an organization that accomplishes their mission thanks to the power of community. Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry (SVCM) accomplishes all this through on-going programs and several events throughout the year, each geared to a specific purpose.