COLUMBUS - KissTech may have just commemorated it's grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, but owner Thomas Niegisch has wasted no time in getting his company's name out there. Niegisch, who is also the company's primary technician, appeared before the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Monday morning, to see if the county would consider switching to a local company for its IT needs.

KissTech, located at 109 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Columbus, is a locally owned and operated company specializing in computer sales and repair.

"We are knowledgeable in both Windows and Mac environments," states the company's FaceBook page.

Niegisch is a familiar face in Columbus, having previously served on the city council. He said business at KissTech has taken off right from the start. The company commemorated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce on March 8.

When Niegisch met with the commissioners, he said he noticed the county's current IT contract was coming due.

"I've looked at the numbers and I think we can save you some money," he said.

Niegisch said he had spoken with several county department heads about their specific IT needs, and so far hadn't come across anything he wouldn't be able to provide. He estimates that he could potentially save the count yup to $200 per month, on top of being locally owned.