May 1st marks the 55th anniversary of our business. Thinking about our time at Hallagan Business Machines, we know many faces that come in and out of our doors. What started one night, with a ninth child on the way, when Terry Hallagan came home and told Kay that he would like to start his own business. There aren’t too many of us that could imagine being in their shoes that night, but come May 1st 1961, Hallagan Business Machines was an established business.
55 years later, my father continues to be a huge part of my life. He turns 90 this August with the same optimism and spirit of humor that he had growing up. And 55 years later, here we are with the same values, in a new era of business and technology.
My dad always says that he slung a typewriter under his arm, opened the door, walked down the street, and made his first sale right then and there.
We maintain the vision that if you love what you do, you will succeed. We know that when you have a product you can trust and care about, you will succeed. I’m proud of the hundreds of organizations we support throughout the Chicagoland area and have known for so many years.
I want to thank you for your kindness, your support, your loyalty and for recommending us time and again. We would not be here today without a customer base that we truly enjoy supporting. We love what we do and feel it is a priviledge to continue to work with you. We look forward to continuing to support what you do and are dedicated to being a business that you can count on.