RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Business Systems (VBS), headquartered in Richmond, VA, was named one of the most Generous Companies. The list, compiled by Richmond BizSense, highlights the extensive donations of Richmond’s various businesses. This philanthropic side to the Richmond Business Market highlights over 50 companies, either locally based or out-of-town firms with local operations. VBS ranked at number 15, giving almost $60,000 to organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Having made the list for a second year, VBS was at number 16 last year.
Jim Dotter, President of Virginia Business Systems remarked, “VBS is a family company, and as such, it is important that we are part of thriving, healthy communities. Giving back is critical to the communities where we live and work.” VBS’s largest recipient this year is the James Madison University Foundation. JMU Foundation is dedicated to supporting the faculty, staff, students and programs of the University. Another major recipient of VBS’s dedication is Connor’s Heroes Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support for children who must endure cancer treatments and their families. Connor’s Heroes has supported over 1,000 children with cancer. Additional recipients of VBS’s generosity are the Sydney and Sarah Harkins Trust Fund, the American Cancer Society and the Massey Cancer Center, among others.
Mr. Dotter continues, “Philanthropic giving by VBS is not just at the corporate level, but is also supported by our employees through matched giving, volunteering and board service. Many of these represent support than cannot be tallied, but are vital to the quality of life in Richmond, VA. We are proud of this designation as a Most Generous company.”
About Virginia Business Systems:
Virginia Business Systems (VBS) and Edwards Business Systems (EBS) have been in business since 1954 and are one of the country’s largest independently owned Office Equipment Dealers, recognized by all of their vendors for excellence in sales and service. VBS and EBS, with over 180 employees, are in their third generation of management and ownership, continuing the family commitment of meeting and exceeding the needs of their clients. VBS is headquartered in Richmond and serves Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, New River Valley, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah Valley and Hampton Roads. EBS, headquartered in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley, has offices in West Reading, Middleton (serving Lancaster, York and Harrisburg), Scranton (serving Wilkes-Barre and the Pocono Region), Lewisburg, and Pottstown, PA.
About Richmond BizSense:
Richmond BizSense is the River City’s source of business news and information. They publish four to six original news stories each weekday and provide regular roundups of local foreclosures, business licenses, building permits, legal disputes and more.