2017 Progress Edition
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Cartridge World celebrates 12 Years of doing Business in the Tri-Cities
In February of 2005 Cartridge World of Johnson City opened their doors, thus becoming the first franchise location in the state of Tennessee. Franchise owners, Larry and Debbie England, would soon open a second location, this one in Kingsport followed by a third in Bristol and fourth in Greeneville. Cartridge World of the Tri-Cities offers businesses and consumers an alternative to high priced ink and toner printer cartridges. For their accounts of activities, Cartridge World also offers FREE delivery to anywhere in the Tri-Cities and beyond. In 2009 the England’s traveled to Washington, DC where they were awarded the “Blue Ribbon – Small Business Award” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of only 56 small businesses recognized across the country to honor American companies that showcase excellence in several categories of entrepreneurship. That same year the England’s received the Franchisee of the year award at the Cartridge World National Convention in Las Vegas. Larry served for several years on the Cartridge World Franchise Advisory Council.
During their twelve years of business, the England’s have also been busy giving back to their community; both have been or currently are members of local Rotary Clubs. Larry is a past President of the Johnson City Morning Rotary Club and past President of the MSHA Foundation Washington County Community Board. During his ten years on the MSHA Foundation Board Larry chaired or co-chaired many of the signature events such as the Dragon Boat Festival, Niswonger Golf Classic, and the Spirit Gala. Larry has also served for four years as the Board Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) East TN Chapter. Larry also currently serves as Chair-Elect of The Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a Washington County - County Commissioner and also serves on the Community Advisory Board for SunTrust Bank. The England’s have one son, Russell, who is a student at ETSU.
Fast forward twelve years from the opening of their first location and many changes have taken place. The Bristol and Greeneville stores are no longer open, and the Johnson City and Kingsport stores have moved to new locations. The Kingsport store is now located at 1420 East Stone Drive, not far from the original site and the Johnson City store is now located at 805 Sunset Drive, across from Mahoney’s. Although the Bristol and Greeneville stores are no longer in operation, FREE deliveries continue to be made in both areas to their business customers. Not only does Cartridge World offer savings up to 30% on printing consumables but they now offer printer repair and a FREE printer lease program to qualifying business accounts.
Cartridge World – Johnson City Cartridge World – Kingsport
805 Sunset Drive – Suite 2 1420 East Stone Dr. – Suite B1
across from MAHONEY’S next to E-Z Rentals in the Eastgate Plaza
423-722-0333 / 423-247-7465