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Advantage Technology's 2022 Company Picnic

Wrapping up summer, the Advantage Technology crew came from far and wide to enjoy our annual company picnic! We enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs with all of the fixings at Coonskin Park in Charleston. Never a dull moment, at Advantage Technology, we really know how to throw a party!

Ribbon Cutting for new Bridgeport Location
Brdigeport Ribbon Cutting

On January 27th Advantage Technology joined with the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and local leaders to celebrate the opening of our new office at 1509 Johnson Avenue in Bridgeport. Located in the growing central West Virginia region, this new office helps us quickly address customer needs all over West Virginia. While we had a previous office in the area, this new facility offers more space and quicker deployment to our customers.

It was a great time with an Open House following the ribbon cutting. We all enjoyed a little lunch and showcased the location.

Richard Wilbur Speaks to the West Virginia Coding Club
Richard Wilbur III

At a recent meeting of the West Virginia Coding Club, Advantage Technology's President and CEO, Richard Wilbur III, was honored to be the guest speaker. He described how he started Advantage Technology from a spare bedroom and grew it into West Virginia's largest IT service companies. And he praised Advantage Technology's own software development department.

Advantage Technology welcomes Jennifer Cox to the team
Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox is a seasoned administrator with decades of experience in the public and private sectors. In coming to Advantage Technology, Jennifer will work with our sales engineers, sales team and service department to produce proposals and ensure services is delivered in a prompt and professional way.

Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family to sunny destinations and volunteers as a “chef” and regional leader for Lasagna Love, a nationwide grassroots program that spreads kindness one meal at a time to those who are struggling as a result of the pandemic and food insecurity.

Advantage Technology welcomes Mike Ferrari to the team
Michael Ferrari

Michael Ferrari is a seasoned IT pro with decades of experience in accounting, sales and procurement. In coming to Advantage Technology, Mike will be in charge of all purchasing, ensuring consistency, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. This efficiency maximizes savings we pass along to our customers.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys camping with his wife, kids and grandkids. He has an active role in his church, teaching children’s Sunday School and always keeping an eye out for things to put in shoeboxes at Christmas time.

Using the Advantage Technology Customer Portal
Advantage Technology Customer Portal

The Advantage Technology Customer portal is a quick and easy way to request service and quotes and review Service Orders, Quotes and Invoices. In this short video, I’ll explain how to access and use the Advantage Technology Customer Portal.

To access the Advantage Technology Customer Portal simply visit portal.advantage.tech and sign-in. If you haven’t received your sign-in credentials yet, just call 866-793-8232 and request access to the customer portal.

Advantage Technology Expands in North Central West Virginia
Advantage Technology North Central

Advantage Technology has expanded its presence in the North Central region of West Virginia. The local office, in Bridgeport, has been staffed now for nearly two years and we continue to invest in it as we grow in the area.  Patrick Marozzi, recently promoted to the Regional Sales Manager, says they couldn’t be more excited about their rapid development.

COVID-19 and your Work-From-Home Contingency
Coronavirus

There’s a lot of news coming out about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. We would never offer health recommendations or advice, but as West Virginia’s largest IT company we feel it’s our duty to provide you with a little information that might help with your productivity and business continuity planning.

Plan now, so your company will be ready if the worst happens.

First off, if the worst happens and your workforce must work from home, rest assured that there are many tools available for telecommuting.

Coronavirus Impact on IT
Coronavirus

You may be aware of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Necessary medical interventions are causing challenges for international companies in nearly every industry. Component suppliers and production facilities have extended shutdowns or are operating at limited capacity, causing disruption to global supplies of critical materials.

Advantage Technology Teaches Coding to Kids

For three weeks this summer, Advantage Technology participated in the BridgeValley CTC STEAM Academy located in the Toyota Hall building of the South Charleston campus. This week-long day camp aims to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts to rising 5th – 8th graders from all around West Virginia. Advantage Technology has instructed the game-design class for the past three years, and hopefully many more to come!

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