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Our History

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Company Philosophy

Connie Powers founded Powers Business Machines in 1970 with vision of providing customers what want, when they want it. The idea behind the business came from the simple desire to help people. He believes strongly in his philosophy that service comes before sales. Over a forty-five year history, his business has been able to grow with the changing times, and he is still helping business of all sizes achieve their goals by providing them quality products at competitive prices.

The sales team, service technicians, and the management operate together to provide the best service possible.

Every one of them is prepared and eager to assist you with all your office supply, equipment, furniture, or repair needs.  Powers may be a small business, but it is able to care for all office needs for any size business.

About Connie Powers

Connie Powers is a Vietnam Veteran, and was honorable discharged from the U.S. Army in 1970. He is passionate about sports and has been a member of the Peninsula Sports Club since 1987, and served on the Board of Directors for 13 years. During his time with The Peninsula Sports Club, Connie has been awarded with a Special Achievement Award, The Charles Karmosky Award and the Presidents Award. Connie was the Peninsula wrestling Official/Commissioner for 30 years, and received an Outstanding Award in 1999. He has also been awarded the Peninsula District Wrestling Appreciation Award and the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Award. In 2003 He received the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Currently, he serves as a Board Member for the Peninsula Sports Club Scholarship and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Newport News.

Connie is a member of the Office Supply Dealer Association, as well as the National Office Dealers Association, and served as President and as Board Member on Local, State, and National Levels. Sharp Electronics Corporation has awarded Powers Business Machines the Recognition Award for Performance and Representation as a Sharp only dealer for Fax machines and Copiers, and the Sharp-Hyakuman Kai Award for outstanding sales and achievements. Connie is also a Board member and Committee member for the City of Newport News Green Foundation.

Awards & Recognitions

Military Service
• Vietnam Veteran
• US Army, Honorable Discharge 1970
Sport Activities & Awards
• Peninsula Sports Club (1987-present)
– Served on Board of Directors from 1987-2000
• Awards from Peninsula Sports Club:
– Special Achievement Award, 1996
– The Charles Karmosky Award, 1997
– Presidents Award, 2002
• Peninsula Wrestling Official/Commissioner
– Received Outstanding Award, 1999
• Peninsula District Wrestling Appreciation Award, 2000
• Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Award for “Outstanding field
of Athletics”, 2003
• Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award, 2004
– Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
– Served on Board of Directors for the Virginia Chapter

Community Involvement
• Member at the First Baptist Church in Newport News
• Committee Member for the City of Newport News Green Foundation 2009-2014
– Serves on the Board of Directors
Business Organizations & Awards
• Member of the Office Supply Dealer Association
• Member of the National Office Dealers Association
– Previous President and Board Member on local, state and national levels
• Sharp Electronics Corporation Awards:
– The Recognition Award for Performance and Representation as a Sharp only dealer for Fax machines and Copiers.
– Sharp-Hyakuman Kai Award for outstanding sales and achievements (14 consecutive years)

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