2018 Progress Edition
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Cartridge World celebrates 13 years of doing business in the Tri-Cities
In February of 2005 Cartridge World of Johnson City opened their doors, thus becoming the first Cartridge World franchise location in the state of Tennessee. Franchisee owners, Larry and Debbie England would soon open a second location, this one in Kingsport followed by a third in Bristol and a 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 business accounts, Cartridge World also offers FREE delivery to anywhere in the Tri-Cities and beyond. In 2009 the Englands traveled to Washington, DC where they were awarded the “B lue 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 Englands received the Franchisee of the year award at the Cartridge World National Convention in Las Vegas. Larry also served for several years on the Cartridge World Franchise Advisory Council.
During their thirteen years of business the Englands have also been busy giving back to their community; both have been 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 is a past board member of The Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a Washington County - County Commissioner and will be seeking re-election in the upcoming August election.
Fast forward thirteen 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 location 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 of up to 30% on printing consumables but they now offer printer repair and a FREE printer lease program to qualifying business accounts.