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CHICAGO, IL – July 1, 2019 -  TBI, the white-glove solutions delivery provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added two new vendors in July. The addition of Coresite and Netfortris not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.

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CHICAGO - June 17, 2019 - TBI, the largest privately-owned master agent and technology distributor, announces the opening of their new headquarters in Chicago. The nearly 28,000 square-foot, single-floor office space enables TBI’s Chicagoland team to work more collaboratively.

The 230-person master agency relocates its Chicago headquarters to accommodate the more than 20 open positions across the sales, marketing, support, finance and engineering departments. The new space features a more open floor plan and several unique architectural elements the firm has spent the last six months selecting.

“TBI has experienced incredible success over the last few years, and we need more space to accommodate our growing workforce,” said Geoff Shepstone, President of TBI. “We secured a bigger space and spent the last several months building it out to our specifications. It’s modern and functional where TBI employees can enjoy the most up-to-date amenities and technology in an atmosphere that lends itself to creativity, productivity and fun.”

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The office boasts several new features including the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC), a lab showcasing technology solutions, hands-on training, and a place to perform proof-of-concept solution testing. Another highlight of the new office is a fully equipped video studio that enables TBI to professionally produce in-house video content for both vendors and partners. The new studio is staffed by a full-time videographer to spearhead everything from customer testimonials to training videos and handle both pre and post-production. Additional features of the office include floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Chicago skyline, vending machines with fresh food options, beverages including cold brew coffee, a game room, and more.

With its legacy ShoreTel voice solution reaching end of life, TBI selected 8x8 for its UCaaS solution company wide. 8x8 meets TBI’s operational requirements including constant communications with our mobile workforce via telephony anywhere in the world. TBI recently deployed softphones throughout the organization with 60 legacy handsets; employees are able to utilize 8x8’s X Series platform to take their office lines with them wherever they go and connect with vendors, partners and customers via phone, video and chat, effortlessly.

The new office is located at 8550 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois. The building is minutes from O’Hare International Airport, adjacent to two interstates, and is a short walk from the CTA’s Blue Line.

“TBI is successful because of our people. We need a convenient location for both city and suburban employees, an atmosphere that fosters creativity and teamwork, and an environment that inspires all of us to do our best work. I think we’ve built it. I am certain that the new office space gives all our employees—current and future—an opportunity to prosper,” added Shepstone.

TBI officially moves into their new location on June 21, 2019. A grand opening ceremony will take place on July 17, 2019. In addition to their Chicago headquarters, TBI operates their Omni Call Center in Beaverton, Oregon.

TBI is currently hiring for several positions at their new Chicago headquarters. For more information on a career at TBI visit www.tbicom.com/about/careers-in-technology.

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Chicago, IL, May 20, 2019 – TBI, The largest, privately-owned technology distributor, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jackie Landuyt, Director of Finance to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. 

Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

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Chicago, IL, May 1, 2019—TBI, the largest, privately-owned master agent and technology distributor, announces today that they’ve signed a distribution partnership agreement with Talkdesk, an enterprise contact center platform. Talkdesk's Contact Center Platform has been named a visionary (for second year in a row) in Gartner's most recent Contact Center Magic Quadrant, as it empowers companies to make the customer experience a competitive advantage.

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This article was originally published on Skywire

NEW YORK, NY –– Skywire Networks, one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, with more than 525 lit buildings, 35 distribution hubs and 39,000 near-net buildings, announced today their partnership with white-glove master agent TBI. TBI, one of the nation’s leading third-party technology distributors, will now offer their customers and agents access to Skywire’s extensive NYC broadband network.

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CHICAGO, IL – February 1, 2018 -  TBI, the white-glove solutions delivery provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added two new vendors in January. The addition of Hosting.com and Nexvortex not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.

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This article was originally published on Mobile Solutions.

CHICAGO, IL and CENTENNIAL, CO - January 8, 2019 – TBI, the white-glove master agent and one of the nation’s leading third-party technology distributors, and Mobile Solutions, a leading provider of full life-cycle Managed Mobility Services, have partnered to offer TBI customers and agents access to Mobile Solutions’ comprehensive SaaS solutions and services.

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TBI Rehires Four Past Employees

TBI, named one of Chicago’s best places to work by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2018, is not only a great company to work for; it’s a great company to come back to. 

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CHICAGO, IL – December 1, 2018.  TBI, the white-glove master agent, has further positioned itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships solidified in November of this year. 

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CHICAGO, IL – November 1, 2018.  TBI, the white-glove master agent, has further positioned itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships solidified in October of this year. 

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CHICAGO, IL – October 1, 2018.  TBI, the white-glove solutions delivery provider, has further positioned itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships solidified in the third quarter of this year.

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This article was originally published on CRN.

TBI's Partner Marketing Center will help solution providers up their marketing efforts as they pivot their businesses and add more next-gen technologies and services to their portfolios.

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This article was originally published on Channelfutures.

Many partners are focused more on helping their customers digitally transform than applying those same precepts to their marketing efforts. Corey Cohen, director of marketing at TBI, explains how vendors can help.

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ACComplish more by plugging into AT&T with ACC Business.

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Partnership Strengthens Viasat’s Presence in the Business-to-Business Telecom Channel with 2,500 More Sales Agents Coast-to-Coast.

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Comcast Business has once again been named to Vertical System Group’s Year-End 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD and achieved the highest organic growth rate across all 2017 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboards – growing our base of Ethernet ports appreciably without an acquisition.  While it’s always exciting to top the charts, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given our focus and commitment to delivering modern networking solutions and how Carrier Ethernet technology has become such a popular method for wide area networks.

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CHICAGO - May 14, 2018 – Telecom Brokerage Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Corey Cohen, Director of Marketing to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

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The new Verizon Partner Program launched April 1 to better serve it’s program members.

A new and improved master agent model has been deployed in the US to enhance the program’s agility and responsiveness and to better meet the needs of program members.  

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), familiar with it? It’s Europe’s new data privacy regulation, approved in April 2016 and rolling out May 2018, just 8 months from now, hence the buzz.

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There’s a misperception I hear occasionally from some end-user organizations when forging new relationships with CenturyLink’s technology solutions and service partners: they view channel partners as unnecessary middlemen. Some customers believe that involving a channel partner, rather than purchasing technology from a vendor directly, may slow down processes, provide less value and cost them more money without much upside.

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