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A complete post shipping analysis was performed. The results
showed a 9% annual savings rate for UNM, saving the store almost $20,000 in shipping expenses.
Lori Callison + New Mexico
Current News
Strategic Alliance Announced
May 28, 2012
Member Savings Program and Industry Huddle partner to assist small and mid sized businesses. + read full story

New Association Partner
January 20, 2012
The Buying Group and the North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association have signed an agreement to have TBG provide it's turnkey association affinity program to the NCPMA and NCPMA members. + read full story

New Savings Programs
October 13, 2011
The Buying Groups' Member Savings Program has added 8 new suppliers to its' ever growing list of member savings opportunities. + read full story

Hearing Health Plan Announced
May 12, 2011
EPIC HEARING HEALTHCARE AND THE BUYING GROUP PARTNER ON MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM - Program Helps Members save money on their hearing care + read full story

Grainger Industrial Supplies Launched
January 24, 2011
Members save an average of 28% on Graingers' maintenance, operational and repair products. + read full story

ADP Increasing Discount for members
January 01, 2011
25% off -current and new customers + a credit of up to $400. + read full story

Buying Group of Buying Groups - New Buying Group Alliance Announced
December 22, 2010
New Group Purchasing Organization Alliance means increased savings for members. + read full story

Gasoline Savings Now Available through the Member Savings Program
December 28, 2009
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Going Green and Making Money
October 14, 2009
Money for your used Consumer Electronics + read full story

Canadian Credit Card Processor
January 28, 2009
Collective Point Of Sale Solutions added as preferred Canadian Credit Crad Processing Partner. + read full story

Health Insurance now Offered by MSP
November 29, 2008
MSP now offers comprehensive Health coverage. + read full story

New Employee Benefit Announced
September 07, 2008
Comprehensive Wellness Program announced.

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May 01, 2008
The Buying Group announces newest Partner. + read full story

TBG expands in Canada
January 10, 2008
Payworks announced as first Canadian based supplier. + read full story

WebEx joins the growing list of Savings Suppliers
December 06, 2007
WebEx savings and productivity now available + read full story

NCO added as newest supplier
June 22, 2007
TBG has chosen NCO Financial Systems, Inc. (NCO) as its endorsed collection agency. + read full story

Affinity Solution Announced
June 01, 2007
Outsourced Solution now available + read full story

CEA Newest Association Partner
December 16, 2006
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Gevity added as new supplier
December 10, 2006
Gevity HR Solutions added as newest TBG Supplier + read full story

Webcast Interview
October 28, 2006
Interviewwith the Founder of The Buying Group. + read full story

Lifelock - New TBG Supplier
October 21, 2006
Lifelock, the Identity Protection Services Company, is now being offered to Buying Group Members and Member employees. + read full story

Newspaper Article
October 02, 2006
Buying Group Featured in Sarasota Newspaper
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Account Managers Added
September 28, 2006
The Buying Group adds 4 Customer Care Consultants. + read full story

Consumer Site Launch
July 04, 2006
July 4, 2006: TSG Buying Group Inc. has launched the USA Buying Group Consumer site at www.usabuyinggroup.com
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Member Savings Program and Industry Huddle partner to assist small and mid sized businesses.

"Beginning June 1, 2012, members of Industry Huddle will be able to save time and money on business purchases through our Group Purchasing Alliance Program and MSP members can join Industry Huddle to assist them increase their sales and gain marketplace exposure"stated Mark Schiavone, Member Savings Program President.

On the cost savings side ; the new program, Huddle Savings, offers collective buying power through our 250,000 business Buying Group Alliance. Suppliers include Grainger Tools and Supplies, Office Depot, YRC Freight, ADP Payroll, Goodyear, Texaco/Chevron, RBS Worldpay Credit Card Processing as well as over 30 other companies. These suppliers offer significant savings on businesses' day to day expenses and the personal purchases of staff and family members.

Significant savings opportunities include Grainger Tools (21% average savings), ADP Payroll (25% average savings), Unifirst Uniforms (savings average 25%) and Office Depot (20% average savings).

Zach Haines, Industry Huddle Executive Director stated, “This presents an outstanding opportunity for Industry Huddle members to save thousands of dollars on products and services they already buy”.

On the sales growth and marketplace exposure side; Industry Huddle offers an opportunity for MSP members to participate in many ways to communicate and do business with others within their industry.This is a true business value in the social media space according to Schiavone.

About Industry Huddle
Industry Huddle is a FREE social network for businesses and companies that buy, sell, and consume products. Each Industry Huddle page is tailored specifically to a companies industry and needs. Sign-up today for free to grow your sales and save your company money!

Businesses can register for this value added program by going to www.industryhuddle.com .

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Affinity Solution Announced

Membership based groups such as Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Alumni Groups, Franchisors and Non Profit Organizations will have a new way to provide a comprehensive affinity program to their members. TSG Buying Group Inc. dba The Buying Group is offering a complete outsourced member savings program which assists group members save money on day-to-day business expenses through a newly launched program called Affinity Solution. Since 2002, The Buying Group has maximized business purchasing power for over 350 individual companies and seven Trade Associations.

"With Affinity Solution, group members will get discounts on everything from credit card processing and shipping to office supplies, payroll and tax credit processing, just to name a few," said TSG President, Mark Schiavone. "These discounts are available from well-known business suppliers such as ADP, DHL, Royal Bank of Scotland, Staples and Verizon. With the aggregated purchasing of our individual members and our group partners, we are able to gain significant purchasing power for the best deals possible."

Schiavone added " many membership based organization see Affinity Programs as a necessary evil if you will. The return on staff time invested is usually very disappointing and it takes away from their true focus and mission. Now the Affinity Program can be outsourced with one point of contact, increased vendor negotiating leverage as well as an increased non dues revenue opportunity."

For further information on the Affinity Solution Program, contact Mark Schiavone at mark@thebuyinggroup.com (941) 330-8050 or on the web at www.affinityprogram.info

About The Buying Group:
TSG Buying Group Inc. dba The Buying Group (TBG) offers customizable one stop shop affinity programs to Trade Associations and other member based groups. TBG brings collective buying power to group members, achieving savings and value added services for firms of all sizes. TBG'S Suppliers include Staples Office Supplies, Verizon Wireless, ADP Payroll and Employee Screening, DHL, MESCA Freight, PODS as well as many other national suppliers. Member employees are also eligible for many consumer savings opportunities. TBG's resources are available online at www.tsgbuyinggroup.com

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