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January/February 2016

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Preferred Vendors
Energy Procurement

Mobility Solutions

Event Supply Rentals and Services

Electric Cars & Utility Vehicles

Maintenance Management Software

Plumbing & HVAC

Roofing & Building Envelope

Janitorial Paper Products & Supplies

Hand Hygiene & Dispensing Systems

Collections Care Supplies

Marketing Materials, Placards & Banners

Paints, Coatings & Supplies

Visitor Health & Hygiene

Office/Janitorial Supplies

Merchant Services

LED Lighting and MRO Supplies
Got the Right Pricing?
If you're working with one or more cooperative vendors, and you'd like to confirm your pricing is tied to our national contract, just send us a little information and we'll do the research for you.

News and Updates
  • PPG Paints recently added a new product line to their contract. The X-Restore and X-Protect products, both of which help protect flooring while eliminating the costs associated with waxing. You can download information about both products on the PPG Paints webpage.
  • The global oil market continues to dominate news headlines after experiencing a precipitous decline over the past 18 months. Many are asking, "what impact does this have on my natural gas and electricity budget?" Download the latest article written by 5, our preferred vendor for energy advisory services.
The Amigo Mobility SmartChair
Self propelling a manual wheelchair can be cumbersome, especially for those who don't often use one. Amigo's SmartChair is an alternative solution that is packed with safety features to help provide a safe and comfortable experience for your guests. The SmartChair is 20% taller than a standard wheelchair, which means guests who use the SmartChair will have better visibility of your exhibits.

Custom platform decals can also turn the SmartChair into a fun form of transportation, or can be used to generate revenue through local advertisement.

Alliance members get special pricing on SmartChairs, as well as other Amigo Mobility products. Contact Anne Havens from Amigo Mobility to learn more.

Anne Havens

Eight Great Benefits of Chemical Dispensing
by Staples Facility Solutions, a division of Staples Advantage
It takes a lot of different products to keep a building clean and safe for everyone in it. A few decades ago, it wasn't unusual to see all of those chemicals and products lined up in 55-gallon drums in a building's maintenance area. Pumps or faucets were affixed to each for pouring into buckets. It seems obvious that this isn't the best, or safest, way to store and dispense the detergent, degreasers and other products maintenance and janitorial staffs most commonly use.

So are you making use of the dispensing and dilution control systems that have developed and improved the industry? Here are eight great benefits to today's chemical dispensing systems.

Why You Need to Simplify Your Vendor Portfolio
by Tom Rogers CPA
CEO, Vendor Centric
In December I wrote about the value of "Strengthening Your Three Most Important Vendor Relationships." Now it's time to simplify those vendor relationships to streamline processes, improve visibility and get more leverage.

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