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January 19, 2012 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ New Agreement Offers Promotional Products and Apparel

CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with The Image Group to provide CHAMPS Group Purchasing members discounted pricing on promotional products and apparel.

This agreement is effective December 1, 2011, through November 30, 2014, and is available to all CHAMPS members in Ohio and Michigan. Only nonprofit facilities in all other states in the USA can access this agreement for promotional products and apparel.

Jan Elder, CHAMPS contracting director, said, “CHAMPS is pleased to announce our new contract with The Image Group. This Ohio-based company has extensive healthcare experience in the areas of promotional products. We have been very impressed with their professionalism and prompt service. ”

Jon Levine, CEO, The Image Group, said, “The Image Group is excited to begin a new partnership with CHAMPS and their members. The Image Group has extensive experience helping organizations in the healthcare field with their branded promotional products and apparel, and will be able to assist the CHAMPS membership in reducing the time and the costs associated with procuring these goods and services. We look forward to a long and rewarding association with the CHAMPS organization.”

The Image Group provides clients with a wide range of services that include: product selection and design, silk screening, embroidery, award manufacturing, warehousing and fulfillment, web development and support, and more.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
As healthcare group purchasing experts, CHAMPS helps the healthcare industry save money and lightens the contracting burden for purchasing managers. For nearly 19 years, CHAMPS Group Purchasing has been an affiliate of Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country, with over $36 billion in volume and more than 1,750 contracts.

With more than 4,000 clients nationwide, CHAMPS is one of Premier’s largest healthcare group purchasing affiliate programs and has been working in the healthcare arena since 1916. Choosing to partner with CHAMPS enables healthcare facilities to gain access to Premier agreements, while benefiting from CHAMPS’ personal and expert service, aggregated contract portfolio and custom contract offerings – making utilization of the program as seamless as possible. For more, visit

About The Image Group
With its roots in award manufacturing, the company has grown to become one of the largest providers of promotional products and apparel in the United States. The company’s mission statement is a clear indication of their customer service philosophy; “Our vision is to be seen and remembered as being the best at everything we do – as a company, and as individuals – whatever it takes.”