October 1, 1999
Impact Networking is Founded
Impact Networking was founded in 1999 as a Kyocera dealer in Chicago's North Suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. At the time, Impact provided sales of products and services with in-house technicians.
Impact Networking began to integrate Document Printing as part of our solutions and services.
November 1, 2000
Impact Networking Becomes the Largest Kyocera Mita Dealer in the Midwest
Using Impact's "Sales Philosophy" Formula for Success, Impact Networking became the mid-west’s largest Kyocera Mita dealer within a year of Impact Networking's inception.
June 10, 2001
Impact Networking's "Hands-on" Bring NBC "Thumbs Up"
Tom Lajeunesse and Robert Fisher appear on NBC showcasing the new hands-on showroom at the downtown Chicago office.
July 1, 2001
Impact Networking Expands to Downtown Chicago
Impact Networking unveils a new digital showroom at 55 W. Monroe St Chicago. A joint venture with Kyocera Mita Corporation, the 6,000 sq. ft. space will showcase laser printers, wide format printers and more in the 'try-before-you-buy' lab. Impact still exclusively deals Kyocera.
May 13, 2002
BTA Reseller of the Year Award of Excellence
Impact Networking receives BTA, Business Technology Association Reseller of the Year Award for Category ll for outperforming dealers and VARs in four performance areas: Finance, Operations, Vision, and Industry & Community Involvement.
Impact Networking opens branch in Darien, IL
The Darien Branch houses 2 local Sales teams and a Service Technician team.
November 1, 2003
J.D. Power and Associates Certified Dealer - One of 10 Dealers Nationwide
Impact Networking was awarded a Kyocera Mita America Total Solution Providers nationwide who have demonstrated the ability to consistently deliver an outstanding customer experience for clients who buy and service their Kyocera device through Impact.
Impact Networking Reaches $10 Million in Sales
May 1, 2004
Impact Networking is recognized as Kyocera Premier Dealer
Impact Networking is recognized as a 2004 Kyocera Premier Dealer, representing Kyocera'a best dealers. Qualifications include year over year sales growth, achievement of annual printer and supply targets, and achievement of an aggressive annual total purchase quota. Less than 10% of all Kyocera Dealers attain this award.
Impact Networking began to integrate Document Printing as part of our solutions and services.
January 1, 2006
Impact Networking Joined Certified Copier Dealer Program
The J.D. Power and Associated Certified Copier Dealer distinction signifies excellence in sales and service satisfaction. Becoming a J.D. Power and Associates Certified Dealer means that our dealership performs at a national-benchmark level of customer satisfaction as measured by the firm's independent Copier Customer Satisfaction Study.
January 1, 2007
Impact Networking Opened Distribution Center and Warehouse in Lake Forest
The Lake Forest Distribution Center houses the Warehouse, Assembly, Scanning, Parts and Distribution Center and our IT Department.
Impact Networking Reaches 100+ employees
August 3, 2007
Impact Networking Acquired Kubichek Office Products Group
Impact Networking acquires Kubichek Office Products Group in Southern Wisconsin, and in the process is the start of Impact Networking and Konica Minolta partnership. With offices in Madision and Brookfield, Impact will now have a major presence in Southern Wisconsin and the Greater Milwaukee area. Kubicheck has over 40 employees and, over $7 million in annual sales, and has a loyal customer base after serving the region more than 70 years.
Impact Networking Acquired Borchew Design Group
At the end of 2007, Impact Networking acquired a full service web development firm that they had been outsourcing their marketing and website development needs for the past 8 years. The now in-house creative services group is Impact’s ‘Design and Marketing solution’, handling all of Impact's design and marketing needs as well as acts as an independent agency, taking on outside clients.
January 1, 2008
Impact Networking Expanded to Indianapolis
Impact Networking’s Indianapolis office is led by General Manager and Partner, Chris Zvirbulis. The Indianapolis branch started with a team of 7 people.
Impact Networking Reaches $25 Million in Sales
April 15, 2008
Impact Networking received Dealer of the Year- Perfect Image Award
Impact Networking receives the Perfect Image Award for Dealer of the Year at the ITEX conference 2008. They also are awarded with Most Innovative Customer Retention Program, and Best Implementation of Technology Strategies.
October 20, 2008
Impact Networking Scores with Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks and Impact Networking have entered into a new, multi-year corporate sponsorship that gives Impact Networking a significant presence during all Blackhawks home games at the United Center, including dasherboards, LED displays and sponsorship of the NHL Impact Plays of the Week.
November 24, 2010
Letters to Santa expansion
In a unique expansion of its participation with the Chicago Sun-Times' annual Season of Sharing: Letters to Santa program, Impact Networking all-out adopted the school, providing gifts to each student in Pickard's head start- through fourth-grade classes. Through year-round initiatives, including voluntary employee payroll deduction, Impact exceeded its goal of collecting $10,000 and is purchasing more than 900 toys, allowing most of the 432 participating students to receive two or three gifts this year.
March 22, 2011
Impact Networking received Outstanding Customer Service- Perfect Image Award
Impact Networking the received the magazine’s 2011 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in Customer Service from imageSource Magazine.
April 18, 2012
Impact Networking received Outstanding IT Services Provider—Perfect Image Award
imageSource Magazine announced Impact Networking the received the magazine’s 2012 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in a specific category.
January 1, 2013
Impact Networking earns CompTIA Industry Trustmark
The CompTIA Managed Print Services Community focuses on the creation of standards and initiatives specific to the managed print services industry. The group was created to provide networking opportunities among industry thought leaders, as well as to create beneficial tools and programs for managed print services providers.
January 1, 2013
Platinum Partner Status- DocuWare
The Impact Networking Document Printing team was awarded Platinum level DocuWare Partner status. Platinum is the highest of four Partner levels of the DocuWare program, achieved through sales and clearly defined sales activities. Impact Networking joins a prestigious group of only 11 companies in North and South America to receive Platinum level status, and is the only company in our markets.
January 25, 2013
Impact Networking receives Pro-Tech Service Award from Konica Minolta
Service of Excellence Award Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Impact Networking, LLC of Waukegan, IL has been honored with a 2013 Pro-Tech Service Award, which recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction.
Impact Networking received Dealer of the Year —Perfect Image Award
imageSource Magazine announced Impact Networking the received the magazine’s most prestigious Perfect Image award out of all dealers nation wide for overall outstanding service in every category.
June 1, 2013
Impact Networking received GE Capital Platinum Award
Impact Networking was recognized by GE Capital's Office Imaging Platinum Reward program, for achieving success in customer leasing and lending programs using financing to its fullest extent supporting the success of their business.
Chicago Loop Office moved to Michigan Avenue
Impact Networking’s Chicago branch moved to a new building in the Loop, located at 150 North Michigan Avenue. The new location has an 8,000 sq. ft. office space, and increased their capacity from 12 work stations to 30.
August 6, 2014
Impact Networking celebrates new Headquarters groundbreaking
The 20,000-square-foot, two-story office building at 13875 W. Boulton Blvd. will house administrative, IT, two sales teams, dispatch and services and C-level employees when completed at the end of 2015. The new corporate headquarters will sit across the street from the iconic 40,000-square-foot distribution center located at 13860 W. Boulton Blvd., which opened in 2007.
October 16, 2014
Impact Networking, LLC receives 2014 Wisconsin Excellence Award
Impact Networking receives the 2014 Wisconsin Excellence Award after being selected from peers and competitors of the US Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce (USIATC).
October 24, 2014
Impact Networking is Recognized as a Largest Office Supply Firm in the Milwaukee Area
The Milwaukee Business Journal released their list of Largest Office Supply Firm in the Milwaukee Area based on annual local sales revenue. Impact moves up 3 spots and is ranked 5th with $10,000,000 in sales.
November 6, 2014
Milwaukee Branch Grand Re-opening
The Milwaukee, WI. Branch’s grand re-opening showcased their state-of-the-art showroom and updated office space.
Impact Networking Reaches 200+ employees
January 23, 2015
Impact Networking Acquires NorthShore Business Technology
Impact Networking acquires NorthShore Business Technology, a Konica Minolta office equipment dealer headquartered in Kenosha, WI. NorthShore has been in business for more than 75 years, allowing them to build strong relationships with more than 2,500 customers. NorthShore has branches in Kenosha, WI., Rockford, IL., and Peru, IL. Read more
Impact Networking opens branch in Chicago West Loop
The West Loop branch, located in the Fulton Market, will house both the Creative Services Group as well as Strategic Services.
March 12, 2015
Impact Networking Wins 2015 Perfect Image Award for Outstanding MPS Program
imageSource Magazine revealed Impact Networking as the winner of the Outstanding MPS Program—Perfect Image Award.
June 11, 2015
Konica Minolta Honors Impact Networking, LLC with 2015 Pro-Tech Service Award for Service Excellence
The Pro-Tech Award recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction. To attain the Pro-Tech standard, each element of Impact operation was evaluated and measured, including its management skills, inventory control systems, technical expertise, dispatch systems and customer satisfaction ratings.
July 28, 2015
Impact Networking, LLC Announces Corporate Sponsorship for local Indianapolis Non-profit Organization the Latino Community Development
The Latino Community Development organization supplies those in need with resources, giving them the opportunity to succeed and flourish within the community. Impact Networking hopes to bring experience and expertise to help run the organization more efficiently, ultimately increasing organization funds.
September 21, 2015
Madison Branch Grand Re-opening
The Madison, WI. Branch held a Grand Re-opening Technology Showcase after being renovated. New features include a modernized office space and a state-of-the-art showroom.
Impact Networking is projected to reach $50 Million in Sales
January 20, 2016
Impact Opens New Headquarters
Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology throughout, the 20,000-square-foot, two-story new corporate headquarters located across from our Lake Forest Warehouse is now open. Headquarters will be home to Administration, IT, Dispatch and Services, C-Level executives and two sales teams, as well as housing a technology showroom.
Impact Networking, LLC Acquires Illinois Paper & Copier Company
Impact Networking, LLC, the preeminent intelligent business automation provider in the Midwest, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Illinois Paper & Copier Company of Bolingbrook, Illinois. The significance of this purchase is that we are now the 8th largest Copier dealer in the U.S.A and the 270th largest privately held company In Illinois.
Impact becomes a Ricoh partner and vendor
Following the acquisition of Illinois Paper & Copier Company, Impact became a Ricoh partner and vendor. This new relationship allowed for additional growth opportunities that a Ricoh partnership could provide, especially through the diversification of new digital office equipment offerings.
New Impact branch opens in Hammond, Indiana
Located near the southernmost end of the Chicago metropolitan area, Hammond is a growing and thriving city that serves as an excellent location for expansion and future development. Impact announced the grand opening of the Hammond branch in a brand-new, modern facility located on Carlson Drive.
Impact Named 2017 Diamond Club DocuWare Partner—A Record-Setting 10 Years in a Row
Impact was honored be selected as a Diamond Club DocuWare Partner for 2017— the tenth consecutive year as a member of this prestigious group of dealers. This decade of distinction makes Impact the longest continual member of the DocuWare Diamond Club, in the entire industry.
Impact wins 2017 ITEX Perfect Image Award
Impact was presented with a 2017 ITEX Perfect Image Award for Outstanding Managed Print Service Program by Marc Spring, ITEX founder and Chief Business Officer and owner of Evolved Office and Copylite companies.
New $60 million / 6,500 seat ballpark named Impact Field
The Chicago Dogs, a new independent minor-league baseball team, announced a 12-year naming-rights deal with Impact for their new stadium in Rosemont.
Impact moves West with new Los Angeles office
Impact expanded operations to two new locations in Los Angeles with a Downtown Sales, Service & Technology Showroom and a Distribution Center in the Arts District.
Chicago Bulls join winning roster of Impact sponsored teams
Impact welcomed the Chicago Bulls to its winning roster of teams, making Impact an official provider of office technology to the celebrated Chicago sports franchise.
Impact acquires Lance Allen Document Solutions
Impact acquired Lance Allen Document Solutions (LADS), an established and trusted Los Angeles-based provider in the document management sector.
Impact Hosts Inaugural Sales Competition
Designed to help students hone valuable skills such as interviewing and delivering a perfect pitch, the first Impact sales competition hosted students from four area universities and gave them the opportunity to flex their sales skills with Impact sales managers and executives.
Impact becomes founding partner of university sales program
Impact and the University of Wisconsin at Parkside officially announced a Founding Premier Level Partnership with the UW-Parkside Sales Program. With a generous donation of $15,000 for the academic year, Impact is making a significant contribution to furthering the aims, potential, and effectiveness of the UW-Parkside Sales Center.
Chicago Tribune names Impact Top Places to Work 2017
Impact ranked No. 1 among midsized employers in the Tribune’s list of Top Workplaces, as measured by Exton, Pa.-based consultancy Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics.
Letters to Santa – 10 Years of Christmas Cheer
For 10 years, Impact has partnered with Pickard Elementary School in conjunction with the Letters to Santa program to provide gifts to Pickard students. In its 10-year partnership, Impact employees have gathered donations and shopped for, wrapped, and delivered gifts directly to the students.
Impact partners with AEG to launch new Impact Sports Bar & Grill inside STAPLES Center
Multiyear agreement launches the first-ever Impact Sports Bar & Grill inside the iconic Los Angeles Arena and names Impact an Official Partner of STAPLES Center and the LA Kings.
Impact receives 2018 Ricoh Circle of Excellence Award and Prestige Certification
Impact is a proud recipient of the 2018 Ricoh Circle of Excellence Award. This is evidence of Impact's commitment to industry-leading customer service performed by certified technical experts.
Impact Becomes Kofax Preferred Services Provider
Impact is a proud member of the Kofax Preferred Services Provider Program, a distinction that comes from our commitment to becoming the #1 Kofax provider in the country.
Impact Launches Professional Development and Education Division: The Impact Leadership Institute
The innovative new training department unites key resources to propel employees' long-term development and cater to evolving learning needs in an ever-changing industry.
ES99, a branding & marketing agency within Impact, opens in Chicago
Located in downtown Chicago's historic office tower, The National, ES99 brings together a creative team of problem-solvers who deliver smart branding and marketing experiences. Specialized offerings include Research and Strategy, Branding, Design and Copy, and Marketing.