Rogards Named 2015 Small Business of the Year

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce announces Rogards Office Plus as the 2015 Small Business of the Year winner. Rogards will be presented the coveted award at the 2015 Chamber Annual Meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on October 23, 2015 from noon to 2:00 p.m.

The Small Business of the Year Award is given to an outstanding small business that has made a significant contribution to the local community and economy. The award is intended to recognize a successful and growing business that has achieved its status through ingenuity and hard work. The Chamber has been honoring local businesses with this award for over 20 years.

“Our business is all about making connections with other area businesses … It truly feels like our customers have given us this award. It’s validation that our customers appreciate our commitment to one-on-one service, to our local community and to putting our flexibility as a small business to work for them to make their workday run more smoothly,” said Rogards President, Tonya Horn.

Rogards Office Plus specializes in office supplies, resources and furniture for businesses and schools. With business-to-business sales accounting for more than 95 percent of their total transactions, and their involvement in the Local Purchasing Challenge, Rogards is helping to create a strong economic impact in the community. Rogards also regularly gives back to the community by establishing programs such as their Community Plus Program, which allows employees to use paid hours each quarter to complete volunteer work at a local non-profit organization. Additionally, since the new ownership team took over in 2012, sales have increased by almost 10 percent annually.

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