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Independent Suppliers Group Announces Connexions Grow Awards

Rosemont, IL – July 17, 2023 – Independent Suppliers Group is thrilled to honor and celebrate the exceptional achievements of our industry leaders with the Connexions Grow Awards. The hard work, innovation, and commitment to excellence of each of these award winners is an inspiration to everyone in the Business Products Industry.

“The Connexions annual meeting is so valuable because of the opportunity to network with manufacturers, like-minded dealers, and industry leaders,” said Tom Triplett of Triplett Office Solutions. “The time together viewing innovative new products, combined with the collaboration and knowledge sharing to gain insights into the state of the industry, emerging trends, and exchange of best practices, gives us the ability to lead and be ahead of the pace of change to develop and grow our business with our partners.”

The Connexions Grow Award winners include:

- Vendor of the Year 2022: Group Lacasse

- Largest Percentage Increase Vendor 2022: Lesro

- Dealer of the Year 2022: COS

- Small Dealer of the Year 2022: Ideal Office Worx (formerly Bumbarger’s)

- Lifetime Achievement Award: Norman Lampert of Eurotech

“The recent Connexions Grow 2023 conference held in Atlanta proved an overwhelming success,” said Kevin J. Glynn, Executive Vice President of Groupe Lacasse. “The One-On-One customer facing format provided manufacturers like Groupe Lacasse the access to directly address dealer member’s needs, challenges, and opportunities. The conference also featured a presentation by Solomon-Coyle, whose granular and data-driven material provided insightful context and predictive analysis to both the short and long term future of the contract furnishings industry. Overall, the conference successfully fostered an environment of idea-sharing and collaborative problem-solving by actively listening and responding to one another in real time – especially critical in an historically challenging business environment.”

We extend our congratulations to all of the Connexions Grow Awards winners.

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