Carolina Business Equipment (CBE) was recognized in a ceremony Wednesday for the company's accomplishments in information technology (IT).

Representatives from the company's lead manufacturer, Sharp Electronics, presented a plaque to CBE president and CEO John Eckstrom honoring him and all CBE staff members.

Eckstrom spoke during the ceremony thanking his employees for their hard work and ability to remain in good condition throughout the pandemic.

"The honored guests today are you, the employees of CBE," Eckstrom said. "Keep on doing what you do, the way you do it and it is worthy, this celebration is worthy of our customers out there putting their trust and confidence in us and for that I say thank you, thank you, thank you for what you’ve done."

President and CEO of Sharp Electronics, Mike Marusic, spoke about the achievements of CBE and how he looks forward to seeing what more the company accomplishes. He also emphasized his excitement over being able to gather again to celebrate with people.

"In a very difficult year we’ve all been through, we felt it was important not only just to recognize the company but to do it in a fun way," Marusic said.

CBE was founded n Columbia and has been providing business solutions to entities statewide since 1975. Services include print solutions, managed print services and IT solutions. Additional information about CBE is available online.

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