Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) Hosts Select Dealer Group22 Jul, 2009
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) Hosts Select Dealer Group
Elk Grove Village, IL, (JULY 2009) - Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) hosted a recent meeting of the Select Dealer Group, a national trade organization whose membership draws from leading office product/service dealers across the country with a goal of benchmarking their industry and sharing best practices.
During the well-attended meeting held in Chicago, DPOE President Chip Miceli, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Select Dealer Group, spoke to national dealers on the topic of print management. The Select Dealer Group is affiliated with BTA (Business Technology Association) of Kansas City. To date, the group has held meetings in Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Minnesota, Las Vegas, Savannah, Washington DC., Utah, Cincinnati and California’s Napa Valley.
According to Miceli, one of the key advantages of an organization such as SDG is that it provides a forum where office equipment dealers can talk with others in their industry and gain insight (as well as provide it) in a non-competitive atmosphere.
“There are times when business owners seek advice from someone who has ‘been there’ in the industry, and understands the unique circumstances that we face,” said Miceli, who added, “We work together to upgrade and improve our industry, because when one person in the industry benefits, we all do.”
In addition to addressing industry issues and exchanging ideas, while in Chicago members of the Select Dealer Group attended a Cubs/Padres game and watched the Cubs win.
Des Plaines Office Equipment is a Chicago-area leader in the field of print management, and document generation equipment and solutions. The firm has been serving the Chicago area since 1955. Today, DPOE operates three locations: its headquarters in Elk Grove Village, and a location in Chicago (211 West Wacker Drive) and Rockford (Loves Park, IL). DPOE is a leading provider of Sharp office equipment, as well as Oki Data. Additionally, DPOE is an authorized dealer for HP, and InfoDynamics. For additional information, please call 847-879-6400 or visit www.dpoe.com.