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Konica Minolta Partners with Dealers to Give Back

Celebrates Award-winning Year by Paying it Forward

Ramsey, NJ, (July 8, 2021) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), is proud to announce a collaboration with its dealer partners to celebrate wins and pay it forward by supporting dealers’ favorite charities. In 2020, Konica Minolta was recognized with 74 total awards for its innovation, equipment, solutions, technology, sustainability and customer loyalty. In turn, the company wanted its valued dealer partners to be recognized as well.

Konica Minolta engaged its dealer partners in a social media program to celebrate success and pay it forward by supporting dealers’ favorite charities.

In honor of the record-breaking amount of awards won by the company in 2020, Konica Minolta started a social media campaign in late May, starting with a LinkedIn post touting the awards. Dealers were invited to comment on the post with a recent award received by the dealership, and asked to share the post with the hashtag #CantHoldACandleToKM. The program ran three weeks, and in appreciation of the engagement, Konica Minolta announced it would “pay it forward” by contributing to the participating dealers’ charities of choice.

Dan Hollembaek, President of Integrated Business Solutions, participated in the program, stating “What a great way to help folks in need. Thanks Konica Minolta, I'm sure the Alzheimer's Association will really be grateful. #CantHoldACandleToKM.”

Kerry Wright, President of CPI Imaging also joined in, commenting, “This is great and I love the way we give back to the community and support local organizations. It has been wonderful to be a part of this for almost 30 years. #payitforward”

As a result of the campaign, two donations were made by Konica Minolta to support charities named by its dealers, CASA Lake County and the Alzheimer's Association. CASA Lake County - CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates – is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

“Konica Minolta is committed to creating new value for our customers and communities, and we pride ourselves on making positive contributions to our neighbors in need. Knowing how much our dealer community shares in this mission, and the efforts they put toward philanthropy, we knew this program would resonate with them,” said Laura Blackmer, Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta. “This was such a great opportunity to get into the spirit of giving with our dealer partners, and we hope to run more programs like this in the future.”

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™. The company guides and supports its customers’ digital transformation through its expansive office technology portfolio, including IT Services (All Covered), content services, managed print services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been included on CRN’s MSP 500 list nine times and The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for fourteen consecutive years, and received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent four years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Konica Minolta partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and works to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Integrated Business Solutions

Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) is a consulting firm that implements, secures and supports critical business applications and core infrastructure for organizations across the US and Canada. IBS experts combine an average of over 20 years experience with established methodologies to generate practical results.

About CPI Imaging

CPI is an independent document management company with an established tradition of providing the right solutions, products, and services to customers throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. What do we mean by “right?” We’ve been in business for more than 50 years and have had to adapt to meet the ever-shifting marketplace, but one thing has never changed—our commitment to delivering EXACTLY what our customers need.

Konica Minolta Contact

Maggie Grande
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 551-500-2659
mgrande@kmbs.konicaminolta.us