Business Name: Atlantic Office Machines, Inc.
Phone Number: 757-466-8862
President's Name: Lori Walker
President's Title: Business Development
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?
Atlantic Office Machines, Inc. specializes in helping local small to mid-size businesses save time and money. Our expertise is in making your office more efficient and technologically savvy. Our knowledge of copiers, printers, business phones and IT infrastructure helps us educate and advise you on the best solutions for your office needs. Being a small business ourselves, we understand the struggle that comes with wanting/needing the latest office technology but not necessarily having the budget for it. We offer free assessments and afterwards put together a tailored solution to fit your budget and office needs. A majority of the time we actually end up saving our clients money!
Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?
Atlantic Office Machines has been in business for over 25 years and is locally owned and operated out of Chesapeake, VA. We started out in 1990, selling and servicing typewriters. As technology evolved, so did the company. We now offer a range of office technology solutions with personal, authentic service. We are a certified Copystar dealer, specializing in Kyocera products.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
We offer copiers, printers, scanners, and overall document solutions. We have options to purchase, rent, or lease equipment. We have recently expanded and also provide solutions for computer and IT consulting, business phone systems, data backup, and network servers. We offer maintenance agreements along with supplies and personalized service. We also ensure HIPPA compliancy.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?
One of the biggest challenges was making sure AOM grew smart and not necessarily fast. Big decisions like moving to our new location at 1119 Executive Blvd. Suite A in Chesapeake were heavily weighed. Another challenge is making sure we are up to date on the latest office technology trends. Our service team regularly attends and completes training programs in order to stay knowledgeable and certified.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Atlantic Office Machines is proud to work with Toby’s Dream Foundation in helping terminally ill children (in the Hampton Roads area) achieve their dreams.
AOM helps by picking up old, obsolete electronic equipment and recycles these items to donate 100% of the proceeds to Toby’s Dream. The average cost of a Dream is estimated at roughly $5,500.
If you look around your home or office and find old electronics that are not being used, such as: computers, printers, tablets, TV’s, cell phones, stereo equipment, etc. contact AOM. We are able to come to you and take the equipment off your hands for a good cause.
We started this new partnership late last year and were able to raise a couple hundred dollars. This year we hope to double it!
What do you see for the future of your business?
Although AOM has grown over the last 25 years, we have not lost touch with what is important to us, our customers. If you call our office, you can speak directly to our president, Lori Walker. You will see our Vice President, Arnold Heath, helping install your equipment. There are no ivory towers at AOM and this helps make our customer service unique. Having accessibility to our owners helps make our customers feel valued. This continues to be a building block for the future of AOM.
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?
AOM love being involved with the community and supporting local business. Joining the Chamber of Commerce has helped surround us with like minded business that we might not have been introduced to otherwise. Make sure to check out our Chamber Member Discount offer!