Greg DuRoss

BY CAROLINE MILLER When Imaging Supplies & Equipment e-enabled their Website six months ago, they didn't see themselves as trailblazers. Instead, the $34 million Fuji dealer, based just outside of Los Angeles in Lindwood, CA, thought of it merely as a good business strategy, reports Imaging Supplies & Equipment President Chuck Bertoni. "We saw it as good business sense. We wanted to put a tool together for our current accounts and to make it easier for them to do business with us," he says. Even so, according to North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association (NAGASA) President Greg DuRoss, companies like Imaging Supplies &

WASHINGTON, DC—Plagued by declining membership and dwindling income from its Forum meetings, the North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association (NAGASA) is pondering its future options, which include merging with another association or disbanding. A report, "Options for the Future," penned by Greg DuRoss, director of member services, given to membership, concluded that dues for fiscal year 2002 will not be sufficient to sustain NAGASA's current roster of staff and programs. At one time the association boasted 450 member companies; it has shrunk to less than 200. Its Forum 2001 attendance was slated to be around 150 members, down from 250-plus in 2000. Net income from

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