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Connexions, powered by IS Contract,
Hosts Successful 2022 Collaborate Meeting
Rosemont, IL – June 7, 2022 – Connexions, powered by IS Contract, hosted their fourth annual meeting, May 23-25, titled “Collaborate” at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida.
The three-day event featured collaborative educational opportunities, team building, networking, guest speakers, and an expo with informative one-on-one meetings, to help facilitate more meaningful collaboration between Connexions members and suppliers.
”This year’s show was extremely productive and beneficial for Special-T,” said Ian Hicks, Vice President of Sales, Special-T. “As we continue to grow, we value the time spent with our Connexions customers. Having one-on-one meetings with key decision makers is worth the investment and will pay dividends in the future. The ISG and Connexions teams did a wonderful job and we look forward to next year’s show!”
ISG members and suppliers were able to interact throughout the week, discuss new products and innovative sales tools, all while being given the opportunity to listen to insightful dealer panel discussions, and hear from great inspirational speakers, including Keynote Speaker, Sylvian Garneau of Group Lacasse.
“Business is all about relationships,” said Workscape Co-Founder, Dave Sauter. “I come to the Collaborate meeting to renew and make new relationships with key manufacturers and colleagues. The Collaborate setting for me is a great gathering in the furniture industry, in-depth and personal.”
Several high-profile awards were handed out at Collaborate 2022:
  • Small Dealer of the Year: Business Environment, Birmingham
  • Dealer of the Year: OFDC, Fort Meyers
  • Vendor Lifetime Achievement Award: Howard Fineman, Boss
  • Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award: Skip Ireland, COS
About Independent Suppliers Group 
Founded in 1977, Independent Suppliers Group is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support, and purchasing power for the community-based independent office products dealer. The organization’s members are located throughout the U.S. and in 6 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Suppliers Group members produce $7 billion in end-user sales. For more information, contact Independent Suppliers Group headquarters (Phone: 847-699-3330); or visit the Independent Suppliers Group website at

About Connexions
Founded by Don Lipscomb (formerly Office Furniture USA), Connexions is a dealer advocacy and solutions provider focused on dealer profitability by way of curated product selection, sales programs, and advanced digital marketing solutions. Connexions represents the culmination of 40+ years of industry experience. For more information, contact Don Lipscomb at 205-410-3415, or visit