Check Out the Children’s Institute Consultation Station and Meet ABA’s Affiliated Business Partners

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The Consultation Station at the 2019 Children’s Institute (Ci7) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will offer booksellers the opportunity to meet with representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers. 

Ci7 logoThe seventh annual Children’s Institute will take place June 26-28, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree. The Consultation Station, located in the Doubletree’s GreenTree Ballroom Foyer, will be open on Thursday, June 27, for two separate time blocks: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Booksellers are encouraged to contact any of these vendors before the Institute to set up appointments. 

Binc Foundation: Providing emergency financial assistance and scholarship opportunities to booksellers.

Kate Weiss
(734) 477-1025
www.bincfoundation.org

Booklog: With over 1,400 users worldwide, Booklog remains a leading POS/IM system for tracking inventory sales and customers to achieve top performance for your retail operation. 

Gwen Fishbeck
(773) 275-4439, Ext. 229
www.booklog.com

Chosen Payments: Chosen Payments is dedicated to providing the lowest cost, fastest funding solutions and check guarantee services, and helping users improve cash flow while increasing profitability.

Chosen Payments also appeared at last month’s BookExpo, where the company ran a contest for booksellers who visited the ABA Member Lounge. Chosen Payments announced that Book No Further in Roanoke, Virginia, has been named the winner of the contest, and will receive a $100 AmEx gift card.

Sarah McKee 
(805) 910-1445
www.chosenpayments.com

The ABA Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (formerly the ABA Diversity Task Force)

For more information, visit the committee page on BookWeb, contact diversitytaskforce@bookweb.org, or check out the ABA Diversity Task Force Facebook group.
 
Drag Queen Story Hour: Free stickers, postcards, a white page, DQSH banner, and Dragtivity Book and tote bags for purchase. All proceeds go back into DQSH programming. 

Jonathan Hamilt
(770) 403-5460
www.dragqueenstoryhour.org

IBID/Wordstock: Provider of retail POS and inventory control software for independent booksellers. 

David Walton
(412) 369-5990
www.irtnet.com
www.wordstock.com

Ingram Content Group: Ingram Content Group LLC keeps the world reading by connecting people with content in all forms. Stop by to see the newest iPage enhancements and to learn about BookLove, Indie Vault, and more. 

Pat Bieda
(615) 793-5000
www.ingramcontent.com

PartnerShip: PartnerShip manages the ABA shipping program and offers a substantial discount with FedEx, from LTL pallets up to full truckloads.

Keith Korhely
(800) 599-2902
www.partnership.com

W.G. Ellerkamp Co.: Ellerkamp provides booksellers with paper bags, plastic bags, re-usable totes, and beautiful gift wrap. 

Jack Ellerkamp
(800) 805-0012
www.wgellerkamp.com