E&I’s annual Business Partner Awards recognize suppliers who exemplify true commitment and dedication to our membership community.
Nominees are identified by an internal team of E&I representatives and are evaluated based upon a number of criteria, including: dedication to new member acquisition, programs and level of service provided to members, member purchases, and member satisfaction.
We honor each Business Partner Award winner at the E&I Mixer held each year during the NAEP Annual Meeting.
PARTNER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a business partner who has achieved strong business growth through customer service, quality product service, responsiveness and assistance in providing expertise and solutions to procurement professionals within the membership realm of E&I and has successfully worked with E&I on initiatives related to new member recruitment, etc., and/or other acts of excellence noted by the membership.
2022 Partner of the Year: Grainger
FOUNDATION PARTNER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a business partner who has diligently built and maintained a very strong and dependable relationship with E&I over an extended period of time (minimum of 10 years). This partner is one of the foundation blocks of the E&I Business Partner initiative.
2022 Foundation Partner of the Year: Enterprise Holding
NEW PARTNER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a business partner that has been an E&I partner for three years or less (one year minimum with E&I) and meets the same criteria as the Partner of the Year.
2022 New Partner of the Year: Mythics
REGIONAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a business partner whose contract is available regionally vs. nationally and meets the same criteria as the Partner of the Year.
2022 Member Responsiveness Partner: Wayne’s Roofing
BEST IN CLASS – SALES SUPPORT
This award recognizes a business partner whose sales force has demonstrated an outstanding level of positive engagement with the membership and partnership with E&I.
2022 Best in Class – Sales Support: Staples
BEST IN CLASS – MEMBER RESPONSIVENESS AWARD
This award recognizes a business partner who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to customer service for the membership.
2022 Member Responsiveness Partner: Patterson Dental