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Sheila Keller, Marketing Strategist

Applied Innovation once again honored as one of West Michigan’s top companies to work for

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (March 31, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, Applied Imaging has been named to West Michigan’s Best and Brightest to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Award ceremonies for the 101 businesses chosen this year will be held at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI, Thursday, May 7 beginning at 8 a.m.

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology dealership, has recently captured a number of awards from Michigan business organizations, office technology industry publications and the international manufacturers they represent. However, this Best and Brightest To Work For award and several matching ones in Detroit Metro, a market Applied Imaging only recently entered, have special meaning for John Lowery, Founder/President.

“I’ve said it each year that there’s nothing more gratifying for a business owner than to have your employees designate you one of the best places to work,” says Lowery, who launched Applied Imaging in 1987 as a stand-alone copier dealership. “Our management philosophy is to not only make sure each employee understands what they’re doing, but why they’re doing it. When you add the proper tools, training and management to this sense of empowerment, they want to go that extra mile for our customers. Our customers sense that desire during their interactions with Applied Imaging and become delighted customers instead of just satisfied customers.”

Lowery founded Applied Imaging in 1987. From its roots in Grand Rapids, the company has grown to have 210 employees and 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.