CI Edge Celebrates One Year

image5CI Edge, a buying and best practices group designed to support middle market commercial technology integrators, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this October. CI Edge began accepting members in October of 2015, and now has a total of 58 members.

“What has been most exciting about watching CI Edge take root this past year has been watching our members begin to engage and experience the benefits of buying group involvement,” said CI Edge Principle K.C. Schwarz. “We are very happy with the growth CI Edge has experienced and we look forward to continuing this pattern into 2017.”

To kick off the one-year anniversary celebration CI Edge and their Alliance Partner ProSource, hosted a Champagne Toast at the CEDIA show in Dallas. Members, prospective members, and key industry players were invited to take a break from the hustle of CEDIA and enjoy a drink with the CI Edge team.

“Our Anniversary Celebration at CEDIA was a really fun way to celebrate CI Edge’s first year. It provided a great opportunity for our team to meet many of our new members face-to-face. We also had a chance to share the CI Edge message, as well as the benefits of buying groups with a variety of dealers attending the show. Surprisingly, the benefits of buying group involvement are still a new concept to many small and midsized dealers. We are excited to introduce the idea and invite more integrators into CI Edge,” said CI Edge Director of Administration Sarah Lind. Sarah joined the CI Edge team last summer to help with member recruitment and relationship management.

CI Edge emerged in the Fall of 2015 as the only buying group supporting commercial technology integrators with under $10 million in annual revenue. Members have access to benefits that equip them with an edge in the technology integration marketplace. Benefits include:

  • Receiving national account pricing with CI Edge Preferred Partners.
  • Earning volume rebates through participation in CI Edge programs.
  • Getting elevated backend support with CI Edge Preferred Partners.
  • Having access to training and education to develop business operations and processes.
  • Getting to connect and collaborate with a large network of peers.

Today, CI Edge offers programs with 28 manufactures, distributors, and service providers also referred to as CI Edge Preferred Partners.

About CI Edge

CI Edge was founded in the fall of 2015 as the only buying group supporting small to midsized commercial technology integrators. Members have direct access to buying programs with top technology suppliers and are part of an extensive national network of integrators.

 
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