EXCITING! New Office Supplies Program with Independence Business Supplies

NOACC Chooses Independence Business Supply For New Member Benefit

CLEVELAND, OH 10/27/08 – Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), the largest independent chamber association in the United States, has engaged Independence Business Supply, an Ohio-based office supply firm for its new office supply member benefit program. NOACC plans to launch the aggressive program in October 2008. After considering a number of national organizations, NOACC chose Independence Business Supply, a full-service office supply, furniture, ad specialties and printing services firm that has significant experience working within membership organizations.

“We needed to find a benefit partner that not only understood how to develop an effective member benefit program, but also had a thorough understanding and appreciation for the NOACC model,” said Vicky Hawke, Executive Director of NOACC. “When we considered other national companies, we quickly realized that Independence Business Supplies offered the perfect combination of expertise, industry insight, and passion for the mission of NOACC. Additionally, their willingness to offer outstanding pricing for our members and an aggressive rebate program for member Chambers of Commerce made them the best fit for our future growth plans. Finally, the fact that Independence Business Supply has been an Ohio-based business for 25 years provides further evidence that we are solely committed to the Ohio business community.”

Branded as the Chamber Office Plus program, it is a comprehensive initiative that will include outstanding pricing on all office products, free delivery, no minimum order fees, free office design services, free furniture assembly and installation, and a special rebate on all purchases by member organizations.

“We are thrilled to add the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce to our strong stable of clients. Their outstanding leadership and committed Board of Directors make this one of our most exciting partnerships yet and we look forward to helping this growing organization achieve their mission,” said Steve Gordon, President of Independence Business Supply. “Our initial focus will be to establish relationships with each Chamber member through an aggressive marketing campaign. In order to do so, we must first identify interested Chambers, develop customized fulfillment programs, and then formulate a strategic plan to offer benefits to member organizations.”

“NOACC’s mission is to harness the power of the NOACC chamber partnership to provide benefits and resources that the individual business or chamber would be unable to obtain on their own. Our members understand why we were formed and they appreciate the impact that we are having on the community,” said Hawke.

“It’s our job to find benefit providers that share our vision and offer relevant products and services for our members. We have a fantastic opportunity to impact our membership and the region overall. We are very pleased to include an organization like Independence Business Supply to the other benefit providers available to our members.”

About NOACC: Founded in 1995, the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) was formed to provide tangible benefits of chamber membership to local businesses. NOACC comprises over 120 Chambers of Commerce representing the business interests of 35,000 members across Ohio. Members range from multi-national corporations to mid-sized and small businesses and organizations.. Their mission is to harness the power of the NOACC chamber partnership to provide benefits and resources that the individual business or chamber would be unable to obtain on their own. Visit NOACC’s website at www.noacc.org. Contact Vicky Hawke, Executive Director at 866-466-6222 or director@noacc.org.

About Independence Business Supply: Since their inception in 1983, Independence Business Supply has become the largest independent office supply dealer in Ohio capable of shipping supplies anywhere in the United States. They are a business products dealer providing their clients a single source for office products, furniture, facility & breakroom supplies, printing and promotional products. They do things the old fashioned way – excellent service with fair and honest pricing – pricing that is reflective of an organization that focuses its dollars on meeting client needs instead of executing multi-million dollar advertising campaigns. To learn more about Independence Business Supply, contact Jessica DeJean at (216) 398-8880, jessica.dejean@ibuyibs.com or visit www.ibuyibs.com