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Impact started in 1999 in Chicago's north suburb, Waukegan, Illinois. Explore and read more about how we became the company we are today.

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1999

October 1, 1999

Impact Networking is Founded

Impact Networking was founded in 1999 as a Kyocera dealer in Chicago's North Suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. At the time, Impact provided sales of products and services with in-house technicians.

Document Printing

Impact Networking began to integrate Document Printing as part of our solutions and services.

2000

November 1, 2000

Impact Networking Becomes the Largest Kyocera Mita Dealer in the Midwest

Using Impact's "Sales Philosophy" Formula for Success, Impact Networking became the mid-west’s largest Kyocera Mita dealer within a year of Impact Networking's inception.

2001

June 10, 2001

Impact Networking's "Hands-on" Bring NBC "Thumbs Up"

Tom Lajeunesse and Robert Fisher appear on NBC showcasing the new hands-on showroom at the downtown Chicago office.

July 1, 2001

Impact Networking Expands to Downtown Chicago

Impact Networking unveils a new digital showroom at 55 W. Monroe St Chicago. A joint venture with Kyocera Mita Corporation, the 6,000 sq. ft. space will showcase laser printers, wide format printers and more in the 'try-before-you-buy' lab. Impact still exclusively deals Kyocera.

2002

May 13, 2002

BTA Reseller of the Year Award of Excellence

Impact Networking receives BTA, Business Technology Association Reseller of the Year Award for Category ll for outperforming dealers and VARs in four performance areas: Finance, Operations, Vision, and Industry & Community Involvement.

2003

June 2003

Impact Networking opens branch in Darien, IL

The Darien Branch houses 2 local Sales teams and a Service Technician team.

November 1, 2003

J.D. Power and Associates Certified Dealer - One of 10 Dealers Nationwide

Impact Networking was awarded a Kyocera Mita America Total Solution Providers nationwide who have demonstrated the ability to consistently deliver an outstanding customer experience for clients who buy and service their Kyocera device through Impact.

2004

January 2004

Impact Networking Reaches $10 Million in Sales

May 1, 2004

Impact Networking is recognized as Kyocera Premier Dealer

Impact Networking is recognized as a 2004 Kyocera Premier Dealer, representing Kyocera'a best dealers. Qualifications include year over year sales growth, achievement of annual printer and supply targets, and achievement of an aggressive annual total purchase quota. Less than 10% of all Kyocera Dealers attain this award.

2005

January 2005

Document Printing

Impact Networking began to integrate Document Printing as part of our solutions and services.

2006

January 1, 2006

Impact Networking Joined Certified Copier Dealer Program

The J.D. Power and Associated Certified Copier Dealer distinction signifies excellence in sales and service satisfaction. Becoming a J.D. Power and Associates Certified Dealer means that our dealership performs at a national-benchmark level of customer satisfaction as measured by the firm's independent Copier Customer Satisfaction Study.

2007

January 1, 2007

Impact Networking Opened Distribution Center and Warehouse in Lake Forest

The Lake Forest Distribution Center houses the Warehouse, Assembly, Scanning, Parts and Distribution Center and our IT Department.

June 2007

Impact Networking Reaches 100+ employees

August 3, 2007

Impact Networking Acquired Kubichek Office Products Group

Impact Networking acquires Kubichek Office Products Group in Southern Wisconsin, and in the process is the start of Impact Networking and Konica Minolta partnership. With offices in Madision and Brookfield, Impact will now have a major presence in Southern Wisconsin and the Greater Milwaukee area. Kubicheck has over 40 employees and, over $7 million in annual sales, and has a loyal customer base after serving the region more than 70 years.

December 2007

Impact Networking Acquired Borchew Design Group

At the end of 2007, Impact Networking acquired a full service web development firm that they had been outsourcing their marketing and website development needs for the past 8 years. The now in-house creative services group is Impact’s ‘Design and Marketing solution’, handling all of Impact's design and marketing needs as well as acts as an independent agency, taking on outside clients.

2008

January 1, 2008

Impact Networking Expanded to Indianapolis

Impact Networking’s Indianapolis office is led by General Manager and Partner, Chris Zvirbulis. The Indianapolis branch started with a team of 7 people.

2008

Impact Networking Reaches $25 Million in Sales

April 15, 2008

Impact Networking received Dealer of the Year- Perfect Image Award

Impact Networking receives the Perfect Image Award for Dealer of the Year at the ITEX conference 2008. They also are awarded with Most Innovative Customer Retention Program, and Best Implementation of Technology Strategies.

October 20, 2008

Impact Networking Scores with Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks and Impact Networking have entered into a new, multi-year corporate sponsorship that gives Impact Networking a significant presence during all Blackhawks home games at the United Center, including dasherboards, LED displays and sponsorship of the NHL Impact Plays of the Week.

2010

November 24, 2010

Letters to Santa expansion

In a unique expansion of its participation with the Chicago Sun-Times' annual Season of Sharing: Letters to Santa program, Impact Networking all-out adopted the school, providing gifts to each student in Pickard's head start- through fourth-grade classes. Through year-round initiatives, including voluntary employee payroll deduction, Impact exceeded its goal of collecting $10,000 and is purchasing more than 900 toys, allowing most of the 432 participating students to receive two or three gifts this year.

2011

March 22, 2011

Impact Networking received Outstanding Customer Service- Perfect Image Award

Impact Networking the received the magazine’s 2011 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in Customer Service from imageSource Magazine.

2012

April 18, 2012

Impact Networking received Outstanding IT Services Provider—Perfect Image Award

imageSource Magazine announced Impact Networking the received the magazine’s 2012 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in a specific category.

2013

January 1, 2013

Impact Networking earns CompTIA Industry Trustmark

The CompTIA Managed Print Services Community focuses on the creation of standards and initiatives specific to the managed print services industry. The group was created to provide networking opportunities among industry thought leaders, as well as to create beneficial tools and programs for managed print services providers.

January 1, 2013

Platinum Partner Status- DocuWare

The Impact Networking Document Printing team was awarded Platinum level DocuWare Partner status. Platinum is the highest of four Partner levels of the DocuWare program, achieved through sales and clearly defined sales activities. Impact Networking joins a prestigious group of only 11 companies in North and South America to receive Platinum level status, and is the only company in our markets.

January 25, 2013

Impact Networking receives Pro-Tech Service Award from Konica Minolta

Service of Excellence Award Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Impact Networking, LLC of Waukegan, IL has been honored with a 2013 Pro-Tech Service Award, which recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

April 2013

Impact Networking received Dealer of the Year —Perfect Image Award

imageSource Magazine announced Impact Networking the received the magazine’s most prestigious Perfect Image award out of all dealers nation wide for overall outstanding service in every category.

June 1, 2013

Impact Networking received GE Capital Platinum Award

Impact Networking was recognized by GE Capital's Office Imaging Platinum Reward program, for achieving success in customer leasing and lending programs using financing to its fullest extent supporting the success of their business.

2014

June 2014

Chicago Loop Office moved to Michigan Avenue

Impact Networking’s Chicago branch moved to a new building in the Loop, located at 150 North Michigan Avenue. The new location has an 8,000 sq. ft. office space, and increased their capacity from 12 work stations to 30.

August 6, 2014

Impact Networking celebrates new Headquarters groundbreaking

The 20,000-square-foot, two-story office building at 13875 W. Boulton Blvd. will house administrative, IT, two sales teams, dispatch and services and C-level employees when completed at the end of 2015. The new corporate headquarters will sit across the street from the iconic 40,000-square-foot distribution center located at 13860 W. Boulton Blvd., which opened in 2007.

October 16, 2014

Impact Networking, LLC receives 2014 Wisconsin Excellence Award

Impact Networking receives the 2014 Wisconsin Excellence Award after being selected from peers and competitors of the US Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce (USIATC).

October 24, 2014

Impact Networking is Recognized as a Largest Office Supply Firm in the Milwaukee Area

The Milwaukee Business Journal released their list of Largest Office Supply Firm in the Milwaukee Area based on annual local sales revenue. Impact moves up 3 spots and is ranked 5th with $10,000,000 in sales.

November 6, 2014

Milwaukee Branch Grand Re-opening

The Milwaukee, WI. Branch’s grand re-opening showcased their state-of-the-art showroom and updated office space.

2015

June 2015

Impact Networking Reaches 200+ employees

January 23, 2015

Impact Networking Acquires NorthShore Business Technology

Impact Networking acquires NorthShore Business Technology, a Konica Minolta office equipment dealer headquartered in Kenosha, WI. NorthShore has been in business for more than 75 years, allowing them to build strong relationships with more than 2,500 customers. NorthShore has branches in Kenosha, WI., Rockford, IL., and Peru, IL. Read more

March 2015

Impact Networking opens branch in Chicago West Loop

The West Loop branch, located in the Fulton Market, will house both the Creative Services Group as well as Strategic Services.

March 12, 2015

Impact Networking Wins 2015 Perfect Image Award for Outstanding MPS Program

imageSource Magazine revealed Impact Networking as the winner of the Outstanding MPS Program—Perfect Image Award.

June 11, 2015

Konica Minolta Honors Impact Networking, LLC with 2015 Pro-Tech Service Award for Service Excellence

The Pro-Tech Award recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction. To attain the Pro-Tech standard, each element of Impact operation was evaluated and measured, including its management skills, inventory control systems, technical expertise, dispatch systems and customer satisfaction ratings.

July 28, 2015

Impact Networking, LLC Announces Corporate Sponsorship for local Indianapolis Non-profit Organization the Latino Community Development

The Latino Community Development organization supplies those in need with resources, giving them the opportunity to succeed and flourish within the community. Impact Networking hopes to bring experience and expertise to help run the organization more efficiently, ultimately increasing organization funds.

September 21, 2015

Madison Branch Grand Re-opening

The Madison, WI. Branch held a Grand Re-opening Technology Showcase after being renovated. New features include a modernized office space and a state-of-the-art showroom.

December 2015

Impact Networking is projected to reach $50 Million in Sales

2016

January 20, 2016

Impact Opens New Headquarters

Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology throughout, the 20,000-square-foot, two-story new corporate headquarters located across from our Lake Forest Warehouse is now open. Headquarters will be home to Administration, IT, Dispatch and Services, C-Level executives and two sales teams, as well as housing a technology showroom.

December 2016

Impact Networking, LLC Acquires Illinois Paper & Copier Company

Impact Networking, LLC, the preeminent business process optimization provider in the Midwest, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Illinois Paper & Copier Company of Bolingbrook, Illinois. The significance of this purchase is that we are now the 8th largest Copier dealer in the U.S.A and the 270th largest privately held company In Illinois.