• 25 prizes in 25 weeks - results through week 20!

    07/29/2014 — Matt Nagel

    For the past 20 weeks we've been giving out prizes as a way to say thank you for helping us celebrate 25 years of helping businesses save money on their shipping. We've kept you updated the whole way — from week 1 through week 10 — and now we have 10 more lucky winners to share with you:*

    Week 11: Masha from Avins USA, Inc.                   

    Week 12: JoEllen from The College Store — SUNY Potsdam

    Week 13: Kevin from Kent State University Bookstore

    Week 14: Sheryl from Rose-Hulman Bookstore

    Week 15: John from CSC Products Inc.

    Week 16: Don from MCC - Maple Woods CC Campus Store

    Week 17: Betsy from Northern Michigan University Bookstore

    Week 18: Ed from AB Bookstore

    Week 19: Jeff from OnHand

    Week 20: Gary from B Street Music


    Congratulations to all our winners who received a "PartnerShip 25th Anniversary Prize Pack," and thank you to those that provided us with some great pictures of their businesses (as shown to above).

    With week 20 in the books, you still have five more weeks to take home a prize! All you have to do is enter your business into the contest by visiting PartnerShip.com/25th and filling out the entry form. There, you can also view our 25th anniversary thank you video, learn more about PartnerShip, and take a walk down memory lane!

    Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out PartnerShip Employees Reflect on 25th Anniversary for some insight on what this milestone means to our company and its employees!

    *Winners will also be contacted directly

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  • 25 prizes in 25 weeks - results through week 10!

    05/21/2014 — Matt Nagel

    We have completed 10 weeks of our "25 prizes in 25 weeks" promotion to celebrate our silver anniversary of helping small businesses save on shipping! We already announced of our first 5 winners, and now have a whole new group:*


    Week 6: Chuck from Piedmont Driving Club

    Week 7: Sue from MSU-Northern Bookstore

    Week 8: Linda from SouthArk Community College Bookstore

    Week 9: Charlotte from Artful Communicators Press

    Week 10: Donna from College Corner Coffee & Books

    Congratulations to all our winners who received a "PartnerShip 25th Anniversary Prize Pack," and thank you to those that provided us with some great pictures of their businesses (as shown to right).

    We still have 15 prizes to give away over the next 15 weeks so be sure to click here andPartnerShip Prize Pack enter if you haven't already. On our promotional website you can watch our 25th anniversary thank you video, learn more about PartnerShip, take a walk down memory lane, and, of course, enter for a chance to win a PartnerShip Prize Pack with some fun prizes such as t-shirts, mini basketball hoops, and more!

    Check back here at The PartnerShip Connection Blog for more winners in future weeks - or better yet, click the button below to subscribe and never miss a post!

    *Winners are also contacted directly.

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  • CAMEX 2014 - Thanks for the Memories!

    03/12/2014 — Scott Frederick

    CAMEX 2014 Picture2PartnerShip® is a leading shipping solutions provider to small businesses across North America and - as the only endorsed NACS and CAMEX shipping provider - the college industry remains an important customer segment for us. That is why we annually have a large presence at CAMEX - the collegiate retailing industry's meeting place for the past 80 years.

    CAMEX 2014 was especially important to PartnerShip as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year. Once again, we sponsored opening night on Friday, hosted a special customer appreciation party on Saturday night, and used a coffee bar style booth to serve up coffee and cookies on the trade show floor Sunday through Tuesday.

    Here are a few video and picture highlights from this year's event.

    CAMEX is a great way for PartnerShip to say THANK YOU to our many college industry customers for their business and loyalty over the past 25 years! The following video/slide show contains pictures submitted by numerous college stores that either attended our 25th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party at CAMEX 2014, or those that visited our 25th Anniversary College Store Appreciation website at www.PartnerShip.com/25years

    PartnerShip also has shipping programs and services for non-college industry small businesses, retailers and suppliers. With over 17,000 active customers across North America, our customer base has become very large and diverse. We ship everything from shoes to auto parts, and everything in between. So, if you're one of our many non-college industry customers, we want to say THANK YOU for your business as well. In fact, if you visit www.PartnerShip.com/25th, you can watch our short thank you video and sign-up for some fun prizes we'll be raffling off throughout the year.

    By Scott Frederick

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  • PartnerShip Honored with 5th Consecutive NorthCoast 99 Award

    09/19/2013 — Scott Frederick

    NorthCoast 99 WinnerNACS, Inc. (and PartnerShip as one of its subsidiaries) was officially honored yesterday evening with a fifth consecutive NorthCoast 99 award. NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by ERC. ERC is Northeast Ohio's leading and largest professional organization dedicated to HR practices, programs and services.

    Prominent Northeast Ohio organizations were honored at the Westlake, OH banquet last night, including some very familiar names such as the Cleveland Indians, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Majestic Steel USA Inc., University Hospitals, Avery Dennison, Panther Expedited Services, FedEx Custom Critical, and 15-time winner Shearer's Foods Inc. Joining representatives of these prominent organizations was a small, cross-section of NACS, NACSCORP and PartnerShip employees who proudly accepted the award.

    Fifteen years ago, NorthCoast 99 was started to showcase organizations that understood that building and enhancing workplaces for top performers was the key to success. It has since transformed from a workplace competition to a movement - with more and more CEOs shifting towards a great workplace strategy. Here are some interesting facts about this year's NorthCoast 99 companies that were shared at the event:

    • 99% sponsor fundraisers, charitable events and/or scholarships
    • 50% coordinate an organization-wide day of community services
    • 83% provide ongoing coaching and feedback to employees at least quarterly
    • Fill open positions with internal talent 32% of the time
    • Provided, on average, 47 hours of training and development to employees in 2012
    • 86% offer wellness incentives to employees, and 83% conduct wellness challenges or competitions
    • 76% of the leaders hold small/intimate group gatherings with employees at least monthly
    • 89% offer financial planning assistance

    To end the evening, Craig Keilburger, co-founder of Free The Children, gave a very inspirational speech. His message included examples of how one person can make dramatic, positive impacts on the lives of others - a message taken to heart by the NorthCoast 99 companies that strive each and every day to help their employees be successful.

    Congratulations to all of this year's NorthCoast 99 winners. Thank you for all that you accomplish, and for building great workplaces along side NACS, Inc. in Northeast Ohio!

    Scott G Frederick

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  • Third Annual National Student Day Coming in October

    08/19/2013 — Scott Frederick

    National Student Day LogoFor the third consecutive year, our nonprofit parent organization - the National Association of College Stores (or NACS) - will be sponsoring the National Student Day. This special event encourages college stores across the U.S. and Canada to celebrate and connect with their students and customers on October 3, 2013.

    Additionally, National Student Day offers vendors the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the student demographic through advertising on the official National Student Day web site, as well as enhanced branding when companies imprint their logo on all offered merchandise.

    More than 1,500 college stores participated in the 2012 celebration - and there are already more than that signed up to participate this year.

    Even though we have greatly diversified our book of business over the past few years (we now work with over 100 different associations and trade groups and tens-of-thousands shippers across many industries), PartnerShip still has strong roots in the college retail industry. It was almost 25 years ago that PartnerShip was created by and for college bookstores around the country - and we proudly continue to support the industry today.

    If you're a store, vendor or partner to the college retail industry, please visit NationalStudentDay.com to learn more about this awesome event - and mark your calendars for 10.3.13!

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