July 2018

342 343 ues to give us more opportunity.” Like AT&T, Portables has embraced the recently purchased Direct TV as an asset to their consum- er offerings, delivering the product to customers who walk through their doors. In order to do so, Portables manages grassroots marketing endeav- ors to stay front and center within the communi- ties where they operate. Portables partners with other small businesses in the communities they reside within to drive business and earn repeat customers.When it comes to direct marketing, the endeavors are in partnership with AT&T. Not only does partnering with the communications com- pany save in marketing and advertising dollars, it requires minimal staff time and ensures brand consistency across all mediums.With AT&T be- hind the wheel of marketing media, Portables’ time can be spent planning future growth.Wil- liam says, “We hope to hold 150 locations within three years.” Portables is currently the Number 1 choice for AT&T customers in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company’s success, growth, and future pros- pects are paired with employee appreciation. John acknowledges that vision and preparedness have been key to succeeding in the high-paced, ever-changing environment of wireless communi- cations. John extols the company’s employees. Upon being named among the fastest-growing private companies in 2017,William responds with: “The for- mula to our success lies within our people. It is their determination, drive and desire for achievement that has fueled Portables’ growth and success. Our people own this honor and achievement.” It is obvious that the company’s commitment to hard work and strong partnerships, paired with intuitive decision-making and organization, will facilitate the coming years’ growth. Portables is well on its way to meeting its mission, which is to be the leading provider of AT&T’s products and PREFERRED VENDORS n iQmetrix Software Development Corp. www.iQmetrix.com With our POS and retail management solutions found in 19,000+ stores, iQmetrix is the largest retail software provider for the North American wireless industry. Our omnichannel approach enables us to be the single solution to core retail challenges. For nearly 20 years, we’ve proven to be the #1 partner for supporting wireless retail growth.  n Commercial Express HVAC Inc. www.commercialexpresshvac.com n Belkin www.belkin.com AT&T PORTABLES services in the communications industry by of- fering an extraordinary experience to all of its customers. Need it fixed right the first time? Looking for a friendly, professional repair team? WE’RE NOT SAFISFIED UNTIL YOU ARE! At Commercial Express HVAC, our goal is to always exceed your expectations. We guarantee fast, friendly, professional service every day. Our staff is committed to outstanding workmanship, superior value, and long term customer relationships. You can depend on Commercial Express HVAC for all of your facility HVAC needs. n Heating & A/C Service n Preventative Maintenance n 24/7 Emergency Repairs n Equipment Replacement n Design/Build Installations n Indoor Air Quality Upgrades n Server Room A/C Install n Commercial & Residential 3656 Centerview Drive, Suite 12 Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone 703-378-HVAC (4822) Fax 703-378-3383 www.ce-hvac.com Since 1983, Belkin International has created products that help people realize the power of technology and make people’s lives better, easier and more fulfilling. Belkin products are renowned for their simplicity and ease of use. Linksys products helped make wireless connectivity mainstream around the globe. WeMo is the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences, empowering people to monitor, measure and manage their electronics, appliances and lighting at home and on-the-go. Discover More About Our Latest Innovations www.belkin.com 12045 East Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, California 90094 O: 310.751.3032 • M: 310.721.8281 cj.pipkin@belkin.com