International Business Solutions Alliance

Local Expertise Drives Nationwide Strength
September 12, 2006

Headquartered in Indianapolis, International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA), chose the beautiful downtown area for the site of its 2006 National Conference and Trade Show. More than half of the organizations 135 affiliates and 115 preferred vendors gathered Aug. 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency for networking opportunities and educational seminars, including sessions on selling digital printing programs, the latest RFID technology updates, health-care market sales strategies and applications for hot new promotional products. Highlights of the event included a supplier trade show, and presentations by printing industry forecaster Dr. Joe Webb and business speaker Dirk Beveridge. During the IBSA awards banquet, supplier awards were presented

IBSA Conference and Trade Show
July 1, 2006

In a nod to the city’s motor sports and racing heritage, Indianapolis-based International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA) has chosen “Setting the Pace: 2006” as the theme for its annual conference and trade show. The event will occur Aug. 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. Conference sessions will include dynamic speaking events, as well as seminars covering emerging products and cutting-edge technologies. The IBSA Supplier trade show, featuring printing companies, technology providers and promotional products suppliers, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The annual IBSA awards banquet will also occur during the conference and will be held at the historic Indiana

IBSA Conference and Trade Show
June 20, 2006

In a nod to the city’s motor sports and racing heritage, Indianapolis-based International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA) has chosen “Setting the Pace: 2006” as the theme for its annual conference and trade show. The event will occur Aug. 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. Conference sessions will include dynamic speaking events, as well as seminars covering emerging products and cutting-edge technologies. The IBSA Supplier trade show, featuring printing companies, technology providers and promotional products suppliers, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The annual IBSA awards banquet will also occur during the conference and will be held at the historic Indiana Roof

IBSA 2006 Conference, Trade Show Sets the Pace
April 13, 2006

IBSA 2006 Conference, Trade Show Sets the Pace Indianapolis-based International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA) is gearing up for its annual conference and trade show to be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis, Aug. 13 to 16. "Setting the Pace: 2006" has been chosen for the theme as a nod to the city's motor sports and racing heritage. The conference and trade show will begin with a casual evening reception on Sun., Aug. 13. Conference sessions will include dynamic speaking events and seminars that will discuss emerging products and cutting-edge technologies. The IBSA supplier trade show, featuring printing companies, technology providers,

Healthy Sales for IBSA
April 1, 2006

Headquartered in Indianapolis, International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA), a nationwide organization of independent printing and promotional products distributors, reported a 300 percent increase in health-care sales for 2005 under the Novation contract. IBSA affiliates are focusing on the challenges faced by under-served, non-acute clinics and smaller hospitals. In addition, IBSA has signed an agreement with Oklahoma’s largest not-for-profit health-care group, INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City, for purchasing forms, printing, promotional products and other business solutions as part of the Novation contract. INTEGRIS Health operates a system of 11 hospitals and 19 physician’s offices.  IBSA’s Oklahoma City affiliate, Print Imaging Group, will supply nine INTEGRIS

IBSA Signs New Affiliate, Needs 50 More
March 1, 2006

Oklahoma City-based INTEGRIS Health, the state's largest not-for-profit health-care organization, has agreed to purchase forms, printing, promotional products, and other business solutions from Indianapolis-based International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA) through its purchasing agreement with Novation, the contracting services company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium. INTEGRIS Health operates a system of 11 hospitals, led in the Oklahoma City area by INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center. Oklahoma City IBSA Affiliate Print Imaging Group will supply nine INTEGRIS Health regional hospitals and 19 physician's offices as part of the agreement. Since the start of IBSA's contract with Novation on Jan.

IBSA Healthcare Sales Rise 300 Percent in 2005
February 14, 2006

IBSA Healthcare Sales Rise 300 Percent in 2005 International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA), Indianapolis, recently reported a 300 percent increase in its healthcare sales under the Novation contract in 2005. IBSA affiliates focused their attention on selling to underserved non-acute clinics and smaller hospitals, and also worked to educate those facilities about the advantages of becoming a member of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). IBSA began its contract with Novation on Jan. 1, 2005, which gives IBSA distributors the opportunity to offer their products and services at a discounted rate to members of VHA and

Distributors Enjoy Another Good Year
November 1, 2005

Despite changes in the make-up of the Top 100, distributors posted strong numbers for 2005 THE BIG CHANGE in BFL&S' Top 100 Distributor rankings this year is the absence of International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA), which skews the results significantly. Because IBSA is an affiliation of distributors, rather than a single distributor entity with completely central billing, BFL&S decided that placing it in the rankings would be inappropriate. Make no mistake—with $447 million in total sales and almost 2,000 total employees at 283 locations—IBSA is having a huge impact on the distributor marketplace. Now under new management, expect to see IBSA grow

Survivors and Heroes Respond to Hurricane Katrina
November 1, 2005

Survivors and Heroes Respond to Hurricane Katrina News of the incredible devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina prompted International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA) affiliate Patrick Bush, president of Cleveland-based Bush Inc., to use his company's Web site to issue a call to action. He wanted to encourage others in the IBSA network to join his company in making a significant contribution to the American Red Cross. After all, among those in Katrina's destructive path were many fellow industry professionals, as well as members of the business communities that the independent supply channel serves. Paul Edwards, president of Fenton, Missouri-based FormStore, had already made his own donation,

Customized Business Models Empower Distributors
January 1, 2005

Economic and philosophical challenges are giving rise to X-treme distributorships. As Custom business solution aficionados, distributors are naturally going to devise unique strategies for growing their own companies. A few clearly dominant models have emerged. Among today's most influential organizations are the following: • American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn.—Larry Zavadil, president • International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA), Bowling Green, Ky.—Paul Keith, president, CEO • Proforma, Cleveland—Greg Muzzillo, founder, co-CEO Major Factors/Common Denominators With sales revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars, these organizations are unquestionably major companies. Each company's management team includes individuals who have prior experience working for the