Talk and tour for Rotary
Mike Hajek, standing, Director of Business Development at National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) addressed the Staples Rotary Club just prior to a tour of NJPA’s new facility. He gave some history of the organization and explained their contract purchasing program. They establish relationships with national firms like Caterpillar and Staples Office Supply, then make those contracts available to government entities, such as cities, counties, school districts and states. He noted that over 160 of their contracts have been adopted by 26 states as their purchasing contracts. “We are a solutions-based business,” Hajek said. “We make it easier for government to do business.” Their Innovation funding to school districts, cities and counties in Region Five is made possible because of their earnings. Below, a few of the Rotarians paused in their tour of the new part of NJPA’s building. From left are Evan Kuhn, Al Kolling, Jim Vogel, Jim Hofer, Hajek and Dan Orth.