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AZ's Largest Trade Association Partners With Local Office Supply Company

Thursday, December 20, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
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December 17, 2012 – Arizona small businesses have an obvious vested interest in the local economy’s success. One of the main reasons a small business joins an association like the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is to receive group discounts on products, such as office supplies. While saving money is a top priority for most small businesses, keeping more of their hard-earned dollars also ranks high on their list. They spoke. ASBA listened.

"ASBA’s primary focus is helping and supporting small businesses here in Arizona,” said Rick Murray, CEO of ASBA. "Anytime we can provide our members the best discounts and services, while also supporting another local Arizona small business, it is a win-win for everyone – especially the local economy.”

As of December 2012, ASBA has partnered with Wist Office Products to offer an exclusive program to their members. Wist Office Products is the ideal solution in delivering exactly what ASBA’s 11,000+ member companies are seeking. Being a local company is central to Wist’s ethos. Sam Richard, the Business Development Director at Wist says, "In addition to keeping three times as much money in the Arizona economy compared to our competitors, being local means that we hold ourselves to a higher standard - these aren't just our customers, they are our neighbors, too.”

The Tempe-based office supply company has been in Arizona since 1955, and currently provides quality office products with award-winning customer service to thousands of businesses across all 15 Arizona counties. ASBA also has members spread across all of these counties, which makes Wist a convenient choice for these businesses. "Being a third-generation family-owned company is more to us than just a postcard from the past - it's a way of saying to our customers that we care about the community in which we all live, work and play,” said Richard.

Through a membership with ASBA, Arizona businesses will receive up to 85% savings on office products, free next-day delivery with no minimum purchase, and keep significantly more of their office-supply dollars circulating locally. Businesses that are interested in receiving this discount and supporting the local economy are encouraged to visit or call the central Arizona office at 602-306-4000.

About ASBA – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is the largest trade association in the state representing 11,000+ member businesses, and over ½ million employees in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy access to significant group discounts, countless opportunities to do business with each other, a wide array of insurance products, and active advocacy efforts on public policy issues to protect their businesses. Discover more at or by calling 602.306.4000 or 520.327.0222. Join ASBA. Be amAZed®

About Wist Office ProductsWist Office Products has been proudly serving Arizona businesses since 1955. As the largest independently-owned office supply company in the Southwest United States, Wist provides a comprehensive solution to reducing the cost of business products while consistently exceeding expectations. With free next-day delivery and an award-winning local customer service team, you can always expect a higher class of service. Wist is a third-generation family owned and operated business committed to building strong relationships with their Customers, giving back to the community and staying active in various statewide associations focused on building and maintaining a vibrant Arizona in which we can all live, work and play.


Media Contacts

Rick Murray, CEO

Arizona Small Business Association



Sam Richard

Wist Office Products



To schedule a phone interview or receive additional information, please contact ASBA’s Director of Marketing, Rhette Baughman, at 602-306-4000 or

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