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VCIL Wins $25,000 SymPowered Office Makeover

December 15, 2011

The Vermont Center for Independent Living is the winner of the fifth SymPowered Office $25,000 Makeover.

Larry Sudbay, president and chief executive officer of SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document technology, solutions and services, made the announcement last fall.

VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville was thrilled to receive news of the award. “This means so much to our organization, especially in these tough economic times. We are extremely grateful to SymQuest for their generosity. Our office equipment is running more smoothly thanks to them.”

The award money will be used to improve network connectivity between VCIL’s various offices and to replace a server that runs the organization’s accounting software.

Each year, SymQuest chooses a different area to support with a makeover. The most recent call for applications was put out to not-for-profit organizations throughout Washington County, Vermont.

Past recipients have included Champlain Valley Family Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y.; CHESCO, Inc. in Keene, N.H.; Rutland County Parent Child Center in Rutland, Vt. and WISE in West Lebanon, N.H. These four mark SymQuest’s $100,000 milestone in giving through this particular program. SymQuest also gives back to the communities it serves by other means including their annual golf tournament, direct sponsorships, United Way campaigns and by making it easy for their employees to perform community service works in their own communities.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living has offered services for individuals with disabilities, by individuals with disabilities, since 1979. Their goal is to tear down the physical, communication and attitudinal barriers that keep people from realizing their full human potential. To that end, they work with business and municipalities to create accessible buildings, sidewalks and parking. They work with individuals to build ramps, modify bathrooms and deliver meals so that they can remain independent and live in their own homes. They also assist individuals in developing life skills and in orienteering their way through the complex maze of governmental departments and services.

“It’s very difficult to choose an organization from the compelling applications we receive,” said Sudbay. “Every time we go through the process we are reminded of the enormous amount of really great, important work being done with less than optimal technology. Even though we’re proud of what we’ve done to help, we still wish we could do more.”

For more information about SymQuest® and The SymQuest Way, please visit or call 800-374-9900.

The SymQuest Group, Inc. maximizes the potential of technology in the business place, and offers networking and document management solutions with:

* Computer-network design and installation.
* Network support and performance monitoring.
* Kyocera and Canon copier sales, service and supplies.
* Kyocera and Hewlett Packard printer sales, service and supplies.
* Digital document storage and retrieval.

For more than a decade, SymQuest Group, Inc., headquartered in South Burlington (with additional offices located in Rutland, Vt.; Keene and West Lebanon, N.H.; Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and Portland, Maine) has upheld its reputation as an affordable and accessible network infrastructure and document solutions technology services company; working extensively with small businesses, as well as larger enterprises.

SymQuest Group, Inc. focuses on highly-customized and accessible customer service, innovative document solution programs, and the crafting of high-availability infrastructure solutions. United by the pursuit of excellence in information management, service and corporate responsibility, SymQuest’s experienced people, refined processes and best of technology keep its clients out front.