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Sheila Keller, Marketing Strategist

Applied Innovation once again honored as one of Metro Detroit’s top companies to work for


For the third consecutive year, Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier independently owned office technology dealer, has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). Applied Imaging and the other companies selected will be honored for their accomplishment Tuesday, September 23 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

According MBPA President, Jennifer Kluge, the award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of Metro Detroit’s businesses and only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach receive the honor. Entries are evaluated by an independent research firm in a number of categories including compensation, employee education and development, diversity and inclusion, employee enrichment, work/life balance, employee achievement and recognition, community initiatives and several others.

“On behalf of my management team, we’re very excited to once again be recognized by the MBPA for being one of Detroit’s best places to work,” said Applied Imaging President John Lowery, Michigan’s 2012 Small Businessperson of the Year. “We’ve worked extremely hard to create a culture we call Applied Chemistry. The success of that endeavor has allowed us to attract talented individuals who view Applied Imaging as a career opportunity and not just a job.

Lowery founded Applied Imaging in 1987. From its roots in Grand Rapids, the company has grown to include offices in Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Traverse City and Metropolitan Detroit, which was established in 2011. Applied Imaging’s business includes the sales and service of copiers, printers, document storage and retrieval products, and software solutions that help customers be more productive and efficient when it comes to document workflow. Manufacturers represented by Applied Imaging include Ricoh, Canon, Kyocera, Océ, Samsung, OnBase, Microsoft, and more.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Grand Rapids and now nationally.

Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, The Henry Ford, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, The Detroit Marriott, Baudville, Staples, Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy, BASIC and Corp! Magazine.