Athena Learning Centers Selects Staples for Furniture, Promotional Items and Supplies

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PRINCETON, NJ, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athena Learning Centers recently announced its decision to work with Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, to procure modern, durable and adaptable furniture packages for its franchisees nationwide. The agreement also allows Athena franchisees to avail themselves to the Staples Advantage program for office supplies and Athena-branded promotional items.

The furniture program, created in consultation with Staples interior design and furniture solutions business, Business Interiors By Staples, combines a uniform furniture package while allowing for customization based on the size and shape of the Learning Center. Athena franchisees will receive free consultation from the Staples interior design team to help select the best furniture, design and aesthetics that meets the needs of individual locations.

"Staples large distribution chain, significant discounting on high quality furniture and supplies, and the personal attention our franchisees will receive proved to be the tipping point for us in going ahead enthusiastically with Staples," said Deven Klein, co-founder and COO, Athena Learning Centers. "Staples also solidifies our strategy to have a best-in-class vendor team that will continue to serve the best interests of our franchised network."

In addition to furniture and interior design solutions, Athena franchisees will have access to the marketing and creative expertise of Staples Promotional Products, the nation's leading provider of promotional products, to help develop, manage and implement meaningful brand campaigns.

"We look forward to providing Athena franchisees with the quality and service that Staples is known for and creating the best learning environment for Athena's students," said Michael Mageros, district sales manager, Staples.

About Athena Learning Centers

Founded in 2011, Athena Learning Centers is a community of year-round Learning Centers where children go to improve their math, reading and science skills. Each franchised Athena Learning Center offers the Athena Total Solutions℠ package of powerful solutions to help all students meet high standards and prepare them to succeed in school and in life. Athena Learning Centers are open for enrolled children at least five times per week during after-school and weekend hours. Children are encouraged to attend two to four times per week for best results. Athena Learning Centers believes that success can be learned and have designed their programs with the goal of making students better mathematics and literacy learners. Athena Learning Centers focus is on franchise expansion in the Eastern United States, with more than 30 locations slated to open in 2013. For more information, please visit Athena Learning Centers or call (855) ICANLEARN (855) 422-6532.


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