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SBM donates $1,130 to YWCA for Casual for a Cause


SBM and Employees recently donated $1,130 to the YWCA of Sterling. This donation was made possible by all SBM employees who participated in SBM’s “Casual for A Cause” Fridays. For the last 6 months, SBM employees can donate $5 every week to Casual for A Cause and they are allowed to wear jeans and dress casual during Friday that week. Today SBM presented a check for $1,130 to Denise Garcia a representative for the YWCA. Thank you to everyone involved for contributing to this great cause!



2018 SBM Scholarship Award Winner

We are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 SBM Scholarship Winner, Alicia Sheddan. Alicia is a very accomplished graduate from Milledgeville High School. Some of her academic accolades include; Freshmen of the Year, Pre-Calculus Student of the Year, Chemistry Student of the Year, High Honors (all 4 years), State Scholar, Sauk Valley Community College President’s List (as a high school senior), 7th Overall Individual at NUIC Scholastic Bowl Tournament, and a 4.16 GPA. Alicia has been accepted and will be attending Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida where she will be pursuing a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering. SBM’s President, Shannon Richter presented a check for $500 to Alicia. SBM wishes all the best to Alicia in her future endeavors!

2017 SBM Scholarship Award Winner

We are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 SBM Scholarship Winner, Dylan Alexander. Dylan is a dedicated student volunteer and outstanding leader! In addition, Dylan was recently accepted into the United States Air Force Academy, where he will be joining a select group of our nation’s finest young people. Congratulations Dylan on your success, we wish you luck. A $500 check was presented to Dylan by Wendy Johnson, and Shannon Richter.

Sharp Hyakuman Kai Dealer Awarded to SBM

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has recognized SBM (Sterling Business Machines, Inc.) as a Hyakuman Kai Dealer. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai status to outstanding dealers that have achieved $1 million in sales during the past year. This is SBM’s third year in a row of achieving this award. SBM is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.

“The Hyakuman Kai Award reinforces our commitment to Sharp dealers like SBM,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “SBM provides our industry leading and innovative multifunctional products, intuitive software applications, and unparalleled security and support programs; building long-lasting relationships through outstanding customer service. It is an honor to recognize them as a leader among our dealer network.” “Our goal is to provide the Sauk Valley Area businesses with World Class products, support, and help encourage business growth within our communities,” said Herb Richter, Vice-President of SBM. “We are so proud to be a Sharp dealer and look forward to strengthening our customer relationships by supplying the latest technology and document solutions.”

Also recognized at this year’s Sharp Annual Convention was Terry Loring, sales manager of SBM for being in the top 10% of sales production in the Sharp dealer community. “This is a tribute to Terry’s dedication, knowledge, and commitment to his customers,” said Herb Richter.

SBM Earns 2016 Small Business of the Year Award

Shannon and Herb Richter were presented a plaque at this year’s annual luncheon of the United Way of Whiteside County. The plaque was to the Employees of SBM for the “2016 Small Business of the Year” award. SBM’s staffs contributions and SBM’s paper sales proceed program allowed SBM to proudly contribute to the United Way’s Campaign.