SOURCE: Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

August 29, 2011 10:06 ET

UPS Wins Exclusive Affinity Partner Recognition With Illinois Technology Association

UPS Offers Technology Companies Discounts on Wide Variety of Services

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) named UPS (NYSE: UPS) the exclusive shipping & logistics provider in its prestigious Affinity Partner Program. The honor recognizes UPS' commitment to excellence, reliability, and its proven ability to provide logistics solutions that drive systemic efficiency.

The Affinity Partner Program is designed to help ITA members find firms that consistently support the Illinois technology industry by offering superior products, solutions and customer service. Affinity Partner firms help members spend time growing their businesses rather than sourcing and selecting service providers.

"UPS is highly recommended and a perfect fit for the ITA Affinity Partner Program," said ITA President Fred Hoch. "The company is a recognized logistics leader who actively uses technology to further develop their product offerings, just like our member companies."

Since becoming a publicly traded company in 1999, UPS has significantly expanded the scope of its capabilities primarily through the acquisition of more than 40 companies, including industry leaders in trucking and air freight, retail shipping and business services, customs brokerage, finance and international trade services. As a result, UPS's relationship with many of its customers has deepened to include much more than basic transportation services.

UPS offers all ITA member companies discounts on services from overnight letters to domestic and international package shipments. Signing up is quick and easy and the benefits begin immediately. Signing up is streamlined with support every step of the way. Members can create a new account or apply discounts to an existing account.

For more information about the ITA Affinity Partner Program, click here.

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries. ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry. The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois. For more information about ITA, please visit www.illinoistech.org.

Contact the ITA at headquarters@illinoistech.org, follow the discussion on Twitter at @itabuzz, and visit www.illinoistech.org to find out more about how ITA supports the growth of the local industry.

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