Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 3.26.41 PMWe take our reputation pretty seriously. We’ve worked hard a providing amazing customer service, at developing a robust stock of great office products, and being a good employer. We suppose that our hard work has paid off, because we’ve been fortunate to call a good many of our customers “partners” for the better part of our 15 years in business. We’re proud of being family-owned, proud of being a woman-owned business, and proud that we have such a stable crew of amazing employees. We also firmly believe in being a part of the fabric of our community, and that means encouraging and advocating for other small businesses, for other women-owned businesses, and for Central Virginia’s economy. We’re all in it together. We’re also grateful for the opportunity to work with Hospital Hospitality House of Richmond. They provide a home-away-from-home for those in medical crisis. They’ve never turned anyone away for lack of money. What’s amazing is that while they’re the third-oldest such facility in America, they’re the largest that survives solely through donations. That’s awesome.

We also admire some of these same characteristics in many of our vendor-partners.

We’re the only Trendway dealer in Central Virginia. They make fantastic office furniture. Their employees are considered “employee-owners,” and it shows in the quality of their products and service. Like us, they believe in rolling up their sleeves and working in their community. They also jumped on the environmental bandwagon over 20 years ago. It takes a good bit of raw product to make furniture, and they want to preserve the resources to do that over the long haul.

You wouldn’t think that a huge corporation would take sustainability that seriously, but the folks at HP do. In their eyes, sustainability doesn’t stop with water and raw products. They work to sustain the communities linked to their business, the people helping them, and the businesses that support HP. They also believe in environmental stewardship, but that’s just part of the big picture. Support all – we all move forward. A rising tide lifts all boats, you know.

DARRAN is also one of our favorite vendors. They’re like us, too. They’re family-owned and woman-owned. They’ve got a great team building quality products, and also a firm believers in sustainability. They say, “In order to protect our environment for tomorrow, we have to take action today.” They have an entire page of commitments and certifications signifying their passion for this.

It’s more than just pencils and desks. It’s our partnership with you, our vendors, and our community. A rising tide…