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The 35th Annual HPS Conference and Trade Show will be held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 19, 2016!

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In the group purchasing community, HPS is your trusted business partner. Whether you've been a member for years or you're looking for a new GPO relationship, HPS has a reputation in the industry of honesty, expertise and customer service.

We perform in the best interest of customers and vendor partners alike. Our longstanding relationships and industry presence have withstood the test of time, helping our members effectively achieve their purchasing goals since 1949.

Ask Michelle

Michelle Pleiness is the vice president of member development. She is responsible for the membership preservation by ensuring that we have direct communication with each of our members and understand their needs. In addition, the Member Development Team is responsible for growing the membership in all classifications and into new markets.

Michelle joined HPS in 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Wayne State University.


Melanie Glassmire

“In 2005 Ohio University made a significant change in our food purchasing bid process and became a prime vendor under the HPS college and university food purchasing program. Through negotiations with the manufacturers on firm pricing and through the prime vendor distribution program, we are able to maximize the rebate program with Gordon Food Service and save more than $100,000 annually.”

—Melanie Glassmire, Ohio University Dining Services, Athens, Ohio

Judy Ellis

“Our school district has been a member of HPS since 2006. We were one of the first schools in Kentucky to join HPS, and they not only save our district valuable dollars, they save us time on the bid process.”

—Judy Ellis, food service director, Boyle County Board of Education, Danville Kent.

Mike Mieras

“We were very satisfied with the outcome of our recently designed multi-purpose room. It was better than we had imagined. We have had great reviews from the staff, administration, and residents. We have had good experiences working with HPS interior designers, and it was the right move to repeat our business. We encourage other HPS members to take advantage of the HPS design services.”

—Mike Mieras, director of building services, Spectrum Health Continuing Care, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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