Group & Industry News

The National Business Products Industry (NBPI) group has once again raised the bar in terms of its fundraising effort for the City of Hope cancer research centre and clinic.


At the September 15th Spirit of Life Gala evening at the Navy Pier in Chicago, the NBPI presented a check for an incredible $14.3 million to City of Hope, meaning that it was another record-breaking fundraising year.


Congratulations to Essendant’s Joe Templet – who, as the 2016 Spirit of Life Honoree, spearheaded the fundraising campaign – and to all those who contributed to this year’s amazing result.


There was a nice touch from 3M at last night’s event – the manufacturer unveiled a giant 11-ft (3.3m) portrait of Templet made out of Post-in notes as he collected his Spirit of Life award.


The 2017 City of Hope Spirit of Life Honoree for the NBPI is Steve Schultz, President and COO of North America at GOJO Industries.