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Tony Hill on the Front Page of Baltimore Business Journal

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Tony Hill Baltimore Business Journal

In a recent cover of the Baltimore Business Journal, Edwards and Hill’s very own Tony Hill can be seen on the cover as well as quoted in their front cover article. The article, written by Sarah Meehan, discusses the impact of casino revenue on small and minority businesses and contractors.

 

The article highlights the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Investment Account, which is a fund from the Board of Public Works. The state account is created by slot machine revenue that is then used to help small businesses. The loans offered through the account include an interest rate that is either at or below the market rates. Some of the businesses that were able to receive loans through the account were unable to receive a traditional bank loan for their business. To understand the impact the account has on small businesses, Meehan includes a list of numbers in her article to help readers see the impact:

  • For the 2014 fiscal year, slot revenue reached $578.4 million.
  • Of that revenue, $8.4 million was dedicated to the account.
  • That makes up about 1.5% of the slot revenue that is allotted for small, minority, and women-owned businesses in the state of Maryland.

 

Some more numbers included in the article break down who received helped from the account program:

  • In 2013, 45 businesses were approved or received loans
  • 3 were veteran-owned
  • 15 were women-owned
  • 17 were minority businesses
  • 10 were small, non-minority businesses

 

Our Tony Hill was interviewed for the article to highlight another way the casino business is helping small businesses. Maryland gaming facilities such as Maryland Live! Casino and the future Horseshoe Casino Baltimore are working with minority contractors instead of more established contractors. Edwards and Hill currently furnishes Maryland Live! Casino and will be furnishing the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Tony Hill states in the interview that he knows that other contractors have more established resources than himself, but the gaming facilities give contractors opportunities that they might otherwise never have. Maryland Live! President Rob Norton sees the importance of strengthening the community economy. The casino has also hosted fairs for minority contractors to help establish relationships with businesses and vendors.

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish local casinos as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, hospitality businesses, educational settings, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

 

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

 

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Tony Hill wins SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Tony Hill at SmartCEO gala

Great news! Edwards & Hill Managing Partner Tony Hill was nominated as a finalist in the Minority Owned Business category for the 2013 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence award. Tony won this esteemed award last Thursday October 3, 2013 at the SmartCEO gala held at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville, MD.

About the SmartCEO Circle

The Baltimore SmartCEO 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards is an annual award ceremony that recognizes business leaders in Baltimore for their industry excellence/ business achievements.

Winners of the SMartCEO Circle of Excellence award are CEOs that successfully took some aspect of their business to the next level in a way that’s rarely achieved by companies within their industries.

29 finalists were chosen for the SmartCEO 2013 Circle of Excellence Award, only 10 winners were chosen from the following industry categories:

-Accounting

-Construction

-Family Business

-Finance

-Healthcare/Wellness

-Manufacturing

-Minority Owned

-Nonprofit

-Real Estate

-Nonprofit

These top CEOs help employ over 3,000 workers in the Greater Baltimore area; 2013 is the 5th year of the Circle of Excellence program.

Tony was chosen as the winner of the Minority Owned Business category because he has led the commercial furniture company ahead of its 3 year business plan of growth, while increasing the business revenues by 98 percent.

Tony Hill Managing Partner of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture

Over the past 15 years Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has reinvented itself from a Communications marketing/event company to a commercial furniture business that sells and installs furniture for schools, laboratories, healthcare facilities, the hospitality industry and commercial offices. Tony and Hans Edwards (business partner) have taken on big interior design projects like the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. During this hospitality project, Tony and Hans team installed a total of 2,000 guests rooms, 74 guest rooms every 24 hours, during 36-hour shifts to complete the project on time.

But that’s not the only reason Tony is a business leader of excellence; he is also an outstanding community leader.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has supplied the non-profit Young Audiences with $70,000 worth of furniture and interior design services to furnish the non-profit organization’s new offices. Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is also a sponsor of children, families and small businesses in developing countries, including during times of natural disasters.

See events from the gala awards and watch the video of the SmartCEO nominees (including Tony):

To learn more about Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s accomplishments, read Edwards & Hill Office Furniture makes headlines in the Monday Morning Quarterback Magazine.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://www.smartceo.com/pressrelease/baltimore-smartceo-celebrates-2013-circle-excellence-finalists-and-winners-and-announce

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/eccaf0f8#/eccaf0f8/56

Tony Hill Interviewed By The Baltimore Business Journal

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Just in time for spring, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has great news to share! Tony Hill, managing partner of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, has been featured in the Baltimore Business Journal.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a full-service commercial furniture company founded in 1998.

Tony and Hans believe God led them to create a successful furniture company because the right business mentors were sent into their lives at the right time and for the right need. One person was Jay Isom who served as an invaluable business mentor and guide for Tony and Hans.

How did Tony and Hans finance Edwards & Hill Office Furniture?

Originally, the furniture company was bootstrap financed. Now, Tony and Hans have a line of credit with M&T Bank and credit with their suppliers and vendors.

Where did Tony and Hans get the idea to start a commercial furniture company?

Originally, Tony and Hans created an entertainment industry website where agents were listed, casting information was provided, and where to get head shots could be discovered.

This is when Tony and Hans decided to sell web advertisement and offered a premium package for subscribers.

Tony and Hans realized they would never make the money they needed to make the business thrive so they created a marketing company that focused on event planning and business promotions. This business venture also did not generate good cash flow.

What did branch them into a successful commercial business was Tony’s relationship with a contracting specialist.

Through the contracting specialist, Tony placed a bid on six chairs, which he purchased. Months later Tony sold those six chairs to a client. The client later requested cubicles and a freestanding office.

Tony believes to this day that God opened a door for Hans and him to succeed. Tony stated in the interview with the Baltimore Business Journal that many people are afraid to step through the door God opens for them.

When God opened the door for Tony, Tony saw an opportunity to step through that door and advises anyone, “Don’t be afraid to succeed.”

What business advice does Tony give to startups and successful business owners?

Tony highly recommends that business owners hire the right people in the right positions to save the business money short term and long term.

This business strategy works because business owners have the opportunity to delegate as well as focus on the direction and vision of future business ventures on behalf of the company.

Learn about Edwards & Hill Office Furniture 5-year vision as well as invaluable business advice in the article How I Got Started with Tony Hill featured in the Baltimore Business Journal.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Tony Hill Joins SmartCEO Matrix’s Panel For How Technology is Changing Baltimore

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has great news to share. Tony Hill, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, will be 1 of 3 technology expert panelists for the SmartCEO Matrix’s  (www.smartceo.com) ‘ How Technology is Changing Baltimore’ event.

The Matrix event will be held On Friday September 21st at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards between 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. At the ‘How Technology is Changing Baltimore’ event, Tony will participate in the Matrix networking luncheon and panel discussion.

Tony has nearly 30 years in the business marketing industry and he has plenty of insight to share on telecommunications and full-service commercial furniture.

Get insight into how Tony has lead Edwards & Hill Office Furniture to success.

If you are unfamiliar with the Matrix series, we encourage you to come experience this unique event! 

Enjoy a delectable lunch, great conversation, networking and hear inspiring stories from successful business leaders.

For more information on the September Matrix event “How Technology is Changing Baltimore” and how to attend visit:  http://www.smartceo.com/programs-events/matrix/ba-matrix .

SmartCEO Matrix overview:

Topic:  How Technology is Changing Baltimore
Date:  Friday, September 21, 2012
Time:  10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location:  Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD).

 

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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How To Buy Comfortable And Attractive Office Desks Furniture

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Are you preparing to redesign your office space with new office desks for a fresh, new office look? If yes, you may notice that purchasing comfortable and attractive office desks will be a top priority and it’s not an easy task. You will need to pay more attention to detail when buying office desks than you would for home desks. Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you choose office desks that will make your office feel like a second home to you, your employees and clients. Read to learn what details you should pay attention to when buying desks for your office.

When you want to reinvent your office space with new desks, the first thing you need to look for is desks made for comfort. When employees are comfortable in office furniture, increased productivity in your organization is achieved. You will want to buy office desks furniture that will effectively provide comfort for four to five hours a day because office tasks call for many employees to sit at a desk for most of the work week.  Can the overheads be reached with ease, and how much of the work surface is actually usable space?  Also keep in mind that no matter how comfortable the furniture, you should encourage your employees to get up and walk around often to keep the circulation going.  It is a good idea for them to get up for just a few minutes a few times a day.

Good quality desks are not cookie cutter, but are available in varying sizes and configurations.  There are even desks that have varying heights for maximum comfort or special needs.

Before purchasing any type of office desk, decide how your employees will use them and what attributes will help them to work in a more productive way. This also comes into play when you decide how to configure the desks. Do you sit them alone or place them in a grouped configuration?

Will those using the desks need more privacy or will they spend a lot of time collaborating?  Once you choose a type of office furniture design, you will have to pay attention to color details. Interior décor color has a great impact on the psychology of your employees. This is why great care to attention in office furniture design is so important.

To help choose the right office desks design, start browsing office furniture online. Once you get a feel of what you are looking for, get assistance from an expert office planner – Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you buy elegant and comfortable office desks and everything else that goes with it.

To properly furnish all your office space for function and style, purchase furniture from Edwards & Hill Office Furniture.  We’ll take all of the guess work out of it and you can watch your new space come to life and you and your employees can get to work!

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of business – offices, lobbies, restaurants, bars and cafeterias to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and prepare office plans. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: Office Furniture Demands More Attention When Buying

How To Pick A Quality Hotel Furniture Supplier

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

When you are searching for ways to make your hotel more distinguishable and appealing to guests, you need to purchase furniture from highly qualified contract furniture manufacturers. You will need a contract furniture manufacturer with quality materials and craftsmanship. This article will provide you tips on how to find a furniture manufacture with quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship.

When searching for a furniture manufacture to help you with your hotel design, you need to review the furniture manufacture’s photo portfolio to see their original designs. Ask if you can have photos of finish samples to keep so that you can see what manufacturers stand out in the industry for material, style, and functionality.

Next, observe the level of customer service the furniture manufacturer offers to you. A furniture manufacturer who puts customer service first will generally assist you with design, create shop drawings, develop custom finishes, and handle production and shipping for you. The furniture manufacturer will also work within your budget and meet your standards.  You may consider visiting the factory to see how the furniture is made and the processes in place to serve the customer.  One of the most important factors is to be sure that the manufacturer has the ability to meet your time-line for installation of your new furniture.  You don’t want a fantastic design and amazing furniture that is not there for you to open on time.

It is important the furniture manufacturer takes the time to get to know your wants and needs to help your brand excel. Your hotel interior design should be innovative and unique in furnishings so your property remains competitive. Quality furniture and quality design always matters when you want to leave a good impression on hotel guests.

Deliver a unique and memorable experience for your guests today with Edwards & Hill Office Furniture.

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with hotel furniture choices that will fit every segment of the hospitality industry – hotel rooms, lobbies, restaurants, bars and cafeterias to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the hospitality furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: Contract Furniture Manufacturers and Hotel Furniture Suppliers

Edwards & Hill Communications, LLC d/b/a Edwards & Hill Office Furniture Launches New Website!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has recently launched its new website at http://www.edwardsandhill.com/. On the website you will find a variety of services to help you with all your business needs. If you are setting up a new location for your expanding IT division – Edwards & Hill can help. If you need to plan an all day marketing seminar for division heads throughout the U.S, Edwards & Hill can help. We are truly your one stop shop for business necessities.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Review what products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

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