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  • Formally Established on July 22nd, 1981 as Family Computer Center, INC in Berkley, MI by Jack Parish as part of the Doll & Toy Soldier Shop
  • Family Computer Center (FFC) was recognized by Atari, Inc. as their largest-volume US independent computer sales outlet
  • Microsoft releases MS-DOS
  • MTV airs it's first video: Video Killed the Radio Star
  • The first DeLorean DMC-12 rolls off the line
  • 1983/1984:
    FFC’s marketing focus shifted to serious use of the personal computer for schoolwork or small business applications
  • 1984:
    The Family Computer Center officially makes the name change to Centaris, inc.
  • Centaris moves forward with Jack’s Son, Scott
  • Centaris Becomes a Microsoft Gold Partner
  • Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
  • Twin Peaks premieres on ABC
  • Movies: Home Alone, Ghost and The Godfather Part III
  • Curt Hicks, President & CEO, joins the Team
  • Curt and Scott officially become part owners. Centaris moved to Oak Park
  • Centaris 90's Logo
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  • Joe Moore, Partner & CTO, joins the team
  • Microsoft releases Windows 98
  • Movies: Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, and the Wedding Singer
  • Music: Green Day, Shania Twain and Spice Girls
  • 1999: What about Y2K?
  • Internet Explorer version 5 released
  • Introducing a new technology: Bluetooth
  • Centaris 1999 Website
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  • Welcome to the new Millennium!
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  • What's New? Microsoft Business Server 2000:
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  • Microsoft Gold Partnership:
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  • Centaris's 2001 Website
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  • 2001 Microsoft Awards
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  • Microsoft releases Windows XP
  • Wikipedia is launched
  • What's New? Server 2003
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  • 2005 Centaris's Website
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  • Microsoft releases the Xbox 360
  • 2006 Centaris Celebrates 25th Years!
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  • Nintendo releases the Wii gaming system
  • Movies: The Pink Panther, Garfield and Superman Returns
  • 2007 Centaris's Website
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  • John Bamberger, VP of Sales, joins the team
  • Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search combine
  • 2011: Centaris Website
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  • Centaris Celebrates 30 Years! Pictured: Scott and Joe
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  • 2013: Centaris acquires Power IT
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  • 2015: Centaris Move to Sterling Heights
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  • 2016: Centaris Celebrates 35 Years
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  • 2016: Centaris 35th Anniversary Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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  • Centaris acquires Expetec
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  • Centaris Petoskey New Office
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  • Centaris merges with BCS to form Centaris Technology Solutions
  • Centaris Celebrates 40 Years

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