Microsoft announces new small business specialist in Kenai

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006


  Microsoft announces new small business specialist in Kenai

Microsoft announces new small business specialist in Kenai

Microsoft Corp. has announced that CNK Computer Solutions, Inc. has become the first Small Business Specialist in the Kenai area. According to a news release from Microsoft, to attain the new designation, CNK has demonstrated expertise in planning and building solutions for small businesses and will receive a rich set of benefits from Microsoft. “As we say on our website this means we are a trusted business ally. We are here to make sure you get the best technology and superior service to keep your software and systems in tack, and that is what Microsoft has certified us to do,” said Chuck Grimm of CNK.

The Microsoft certification didn’t come easy according to Grimm, “As one of the requirements I had to pass a 282 exam designed to test our company’s knowledge of the dynamics and dependencies of the small-business market, as well as the value to small business of several software solutions. I had to study for it, pay for it, and schedule to take it at KPC,” explained Grimm. CNK is extremely pleased with the new status as a Small Business Specialist which allows them to promote their special expertise to customers in delivering high-value, strategic solutions for small business. “Actually if you give us a call, we’ll come and see you; we do make house calls, so we can see what the client has on site and what their needs may be by doing a technical assessment that is free of charge. With our early line of sight to new products, services, and programs from Microsoft, we can extend the value we bring to our client relationships,” said Grimm.

“Small businesses are looking for partner companies that understand their unique business needs. The certification of CNK Computer Solutions, Inc. will help them reach their full potential by creating more visibility, opportunity, and demand in the local small-business segment of the Kenai community,” added Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partner Group at Microsoft.

“I did it because I wanted to be more than a system builder, which we also do, but it was a pride thing for me, something that I could do to switch my line of work more to assessment and consultation that would provide me with the opportunity to give something needed to my community as well as my business,” said Grimm. CNK Computer Solutions, Inc. is located in Kenai across from the Salvation Army in the Kenai Electric Building on the Kenai Spur Highway. They are open regular business hours; you can reach them on line at or call 398-3124.

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