Industry Affiliations

Independent Stationers (IS)

Founded in 1977, Independent Stationers is considered the most progressive office products dealer group in the world. The members of Independent Stationers embody an entrepreneurial spirit, believe that a cooperative effort with other independents provides the best opportunities for growth and success, and that this cooperative spirit enables each member to prosper in today’s competitive marketplace.

Independent Stationers businesses are locally owned and operated, but utilize common merchandising and marketing to aggregate the collective strength of the Independent Stationers organization. The group’s value-added programs and services format focuses on addressing the needs of independent office products dealers, a focus that keeps Independent Stationers at the forefront of the industry.

National Office Products Alliance (NOPA)

NOPA is a dealer organization, located in Washington, DC, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the rights and opportunities for the independent office products dealer. NOPA has dedicated professionals on Capitol Hill actively working to represent the interests of independent dealers and is specifically charged with protecting the dealer community from costly, unfair legislation and regulations.

National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA)

NSSEA is the leading trade organization for the educational products marketplace. NSSEA puts the collective experience of the most successful school industry businesses in the world at your fingertips. NSSEA represents companies of all sizes that produce and deliver every type of product you find in an education environment. Founded in 1916, NSSEA promotes an open market for quality educational products and services that are produced and delivered by professional suppliers and dealers.

National Art Material Trade Association (NAMTA)

NAMTA provides an array of products, services and programs developed by, and for, its members. It conducts vital research about the industry and shares trends in the art materials business. Its bi-weekly e-newsletter is a leading source of revenue-generating and cost-cutting ideas; training support, advocacy and regulatory information, industry trends, plus national and international art materials news.