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The ASCII Group Announces New Vendor Advisory Committee

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Bethesda, Maryland – September 8, 2016 – The ASCII Group, a membership-based community ofindependent MSPs, VARs and solution providers, is pleased to announce theformation of a new Vendor Advisory Committee. The assembled Committee is made up of ASCII members from IT businessesacross North America, and the participants will provide feedback to ASCII staffto identify future programs presented to the community at large.

The directive of theCommittee is to have a team of ASCII members investigate and evaluate new andupcoming technologies and vendors. Its purpose is to address the growingbusiness needs of the members and will be structured as a conduit for newconcepts to be explored. 

“Many of our membershave voiced that they would like to play a larger role in evaluating andproviding feedback on vendors that are interested in engaging with the largerASCII community,” said Shannon Mayer, VP Channel Development at The ASCIIGroup.  “We value the opinions of ourmembers, so we created this new committee to help ensure that the vendors whodo engage with ASCII will be highly successful in their efforts.”

Vendor AdvisoryCommittee members have the opportunity to help educate fellow ASCII members andtheir input will be incorporated into future Group decision making.  

“Having owned two technology companies overthe last fifteen years, I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate many differentvendor partners. Those experiences have taught me what to look for in apotential partner, and what parts of a channel program works versus whatdoesn’t,” said C.J. Ezell, CEO of Point Clear Networks and ASCII member since 2013. “I am happy to provide my opinion on thevendors that want to partner with The ASCII Group. The more feedback we can getto vendors early on, the better they will understand the needs of our members aswell as the great opportunities that can come from working with the ASCIIcommunity.”

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The ASCIIGroup is a vibrant reseller community of independent MSPs, VARs, and othersolution providers.  Formed in 1984, ASCII has more than 70 programs thatprovide turnkey cost-cutting strategies, innovative business building programs,and extensive peer interaction.  ASCII members enjoy benefits such asmarketing support; educational information; group purchasing power; increasedleverage in the marketplace; and multiple networking opportunities. Theseprograms enable ASCII members to increase revenue, lower operating costs, andgrow service opportunities.  Learn more at or by calling 800-394-2724.


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