April 13, 2012

First Sponsors of the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2012

­Thank you to Border States Electric, Digital Business Architects (DBA) and Kirby Risk Electrical Supply their Bronze sponsorship of the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2012, the only eBusiness event dedicated to business-to-business leaders in the electrical ­supply chain. Their leadership and part­nership is greatly appreciated. Join the ranks of these eBusiness leaders – take a look at the sponsor benefits to select your company sponsorship and su­bmit t­he sponsor form to secure your sponsored event.


Border States Electric (BSE)provides products and services to the construction, industrial and utility markets. Active employees own 100 percent of the company under the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The employee-owned company has approximately 1,400 employees and 56 branch operations in 13 states. BSE is the seventh largest electrical distributor and one of the 100 largest private ESOP companies in the U.S. Corporate headquarters are located in Fargo, N.D. For more information, visit www.borderstateselectric.com

Digital Business Architects (DBA), a technology consultancy delivering collaborative software solutions, delivers core services including software application development, systems integration, and IT opportunity assessment. DBA performs the necessary software maintenance and development services for the Industry Retail Database (IRD) CERICOMX® application in order to maintain data synchronization compatibility with the 1SYNC Data Pool and enhance the software functionality based on customer feedback and Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) requirements. To learn more, visit www.dbapartners.com.

­Kirby Risk Electrical Supply has been providing products, service and solutions to the marketplace since 1926. Today, Kirby Risk has evolved and continues to provide premium electrical products to Industrial, OEM, Construction, and Commercial and Institutional markets. Kirby Risk is a leading distributor in the Midwest with 38 stocking locations and a central distribution center serving Indiana, Central and Southern Illinois, and Northwest Ohio. Kirby Risk has grown its presence in these markets; and as a result, is now ranked by sales volume in the top 20 of Electrical Suppliers in the United States. Learn more at www.kirbyrisk.com.