INKPEACE IS ALIVE & WELL !

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INKPEACE IS ALIVE & WELL !

 user 2010-09-29 at 7:45:36 am Views: 57
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    INKPEACE IS ALIVE & WELL !
    InkPeace Alive and Well Despite Losing Lease
    InkPeace,
    Long Beach’s largest retailer of remanufactured ink and toner
    cartridges, closed its retail store in Bixby Knolls recently after its
    landlord, The Copy House, ceased business operations, according to Mark
    Hawkins, founder and CEO of InkPeace.After the building’s owner
    delivered a new lease agreement, the offer was rescinded less than
    24hours later after being advised that the building, located at 3636
    Atlantic Ave., would be easier to lease or sell if it was vacant.
    InkPeace was given the weekend to clear out of the building. “We had no
    time to inform walk-in customers that the InkPeace store was closing
    since we were literally given the weekend to move out, a time when we
    are normally closed”, Hawkins said. InkPeace board of directors decided
    reopening a walk-in location would not be in the best interest at a time
    the company is expanding its focus on business, government, and
    education. “Coming out of the chute in 2008, our main objective was to
    educate our local community and schools on the importance of recycling
    cartridges and the fact that they could cut ink and toner expenditures
    in half”, Hawkins says. “We have accomplished that objective, and are
    pleased both the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Unified School
    District have initiated pilot programs that utilize remanufactured ink
    and toner cartridges.”

    A pioneer in the dotcom era, Hawkins is
    not interested in online sales opting for face-face contact with the
    company’s clients. “Online ink and toner is predominately newly made
    compatibles from China and we aren’t interested in that.” InkPeace’s
    toner is remanufactured locally using empty cartridges, many sourced at
    local school fundraisers, according to Hawkins. InkPeace’s business
    office remains in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach and
    continues deliveries to clients, which include the home users who had
    frequented the neighborhood store, schools, businesses, and government.
    Orders can be placed by email and phone 7 days a week. Same-day
    deliveries are available Monday through Friday.

    For additional information visit the InkPeace website,  contact Mark Hawkins mark@inkpeace.com, or 562-912-4657.