Like most of you, I am amazed at how fast the summer has gone by. It seems like yesterday we were loading up the car and heading for the beach on our annual family excursion to Ocean City, Maryland for a week's worth of fun in the sun. So, vacation in the rearview mirror, as well as a host of swimming outings, picnics, a Scout camp week thrown in for good measure, and now we are on to another year of school, Scout and church meetings, and gearing up for another holiday season that is, dare I say, less than four months away. I noticed yesterday that the tree in my mother-in-law's backyard is shedding its leaves, a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner. I am not sure about you, but autumn is one of those seasons that makes me excited for the festivals and fall fun, but a little melancholy because I am not sure that I enjoyed my summer to the fullest and now it is starting to fade. Even Green Day wrote a song about it: Summer has come and past, the innocent can never last...wake me up when September ends.
Anyway, I digress. As this is a company blog, it is only right to talk about the company and the many goings-on at 647 Franklin Street. As we move into the final third of the year, we are excited for not only the newest Canon products to hit the market, but it seems that all of our vendor partners are releasing new versions of their machinery. Formax has a few new folders and pressure sealers in the hopper, Kyocera a few new printers and KIP is about to release a line of smaller, full-color products into the machine stream. It all adds up to a very interesting and exciting end of 2015, while giving us an optimism about 2016. Sales continue to be strong here at CBM Business Machines, and that is in large part due to the strong lineup of products that we offer, Canon being the flagship and the leader of those product rollouts. Of course, with competition always nipping at our heels, it is always nice to know that with a great team of products and those folks assisting us with everything that we need, CBM can continue to be a leader in the region for office automation. We always strive to do the best for our customers, and our consultative approach makes it easier to get to the core of people's issues and provide solutions based on their needs and not on the size of their wallets, as some of my competitors love to do. Nonetheless, as the weather starts to draw down and get a little chillier, the days get a little shorter and we spend less time out in our backyards, keep in mind that CBM remains vigilant for your office machine needs and will do so for many years to come. Or, as Billy Joe Armstrong so deftly sang: Ring out the bells again, like we did when spring began, wake me up when September ends. Happy Labor Day!!!