Business of the Year
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Alan and Laura Horvath, owners of Cartridge World of Hilliard, OH, were named “Established Business of the Year” by the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce.
The award honored “remarkable people making a positive impact” on the Hilliard business community. The Chamber of Commerce said, “Cartridge World was chosen for the award based on growth of the company over the years, innovation, and commitment of giving back to the community.”
Cartridge World Hilliard opened in 2007. Alan Horvath explained, “We are part of a worldwide franchise that is the global leader in selling eco-friendly ink and toner printing cartridges. When we opened, we joined six other Cartridge World stores in the Columbus area. By the end of our first year, we surpassed each of those stores in monthly sales and continue to be one of the top stores in Ohio.
“We attribute this quick growth and sustainability to several factors. First and most importantly was our decision to open in a great community in which residents support local business and help them succeed. Second, is our common-sense style of customer service has brought customers back time and again.
“Over the years, community involvement has probably been the biggest reward of opening the store. I cannot put a price on all the relationships through the Chamber, BNI, school district, Hilliard Optimist Club, coaching local youth sporting organizations, my church, involvement with other professional organizations, and volunteering at local events.
“Last and not least, are all the sacrifices that my wonderful wife and family have made. As many know, the hours of a small business owner can be very demanding and unpredictable – especially early on. Due to their constant support and encouragement, we are here today and humbled by the success this community has helped us achieve.”