The Ampersand Group has launched a new buying group, The Power Of One Group. The Ampersand Group (PPAI 260319, D4) is an Akron, Ohio-based network of 60+ entrepreneurial business owners.

The Power of One Group is meant to give independent distributors in the promotional products, printing services and office supplies industries needed buying power in one combined buying group, and vendor partners a larger group of members to sell to: members that could begin to sell new industry products to their current customers, i.e. bring promotional products and office supplies to their print customers, and vice versa. Vendors will be able to build a more extensive database with advertising and coupon opportunities to offer to group members.

“While we’re excited about our continued growth over the last 15 years and our overall 35 years’ experience in these three industries, we saw an opportunity to bring together our three big, similar industries--print, promo and office supplies—combining our strengths to create one big powerhouse buying group,” says Todd Mellon, president and CEO of The Ampersand Group. “We’re looking forward to delivering even more business opportunities to both our valued vendor partners as well as our valued members so that everyone has the ability to diversify and increase sales simply on one platform.”

The Power of One Group members can utilize the group’s search engine to find products and capabilities they need, while vendor partners can submit a detailed profile, verify a member at any time, educate members on their products and services, and take advantage of targeted advertising opportunities.

More information is available at the For every new membership received, The Power of One Group will donate a portion of its proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.