The Premier Group Network, a buying group comprised of suppliers and distributors, has welcomed New York-based distributor Cooley Group, Inc. (PPAI 278317, D3) to its membership.

Cooley Group is a 75-year-old multi-million-dollar company headquartered in Rochester with four satellite offices in Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse and Utica. Phil Yawman, Cooley Group president, is entering his third year leading its 26-person team.

“Joining Premier Group will position us to be even better partners to our clients,” says Yawman. “We are all excited to be part of this community and we look forward to collaborating with other exceptional industry professionals.”

Premier Group Network Board Chair Menda Wright of Creative Studio Promotions welcomed Cooley Group to the membership. “We are so excited to have Phil and his team as part of the Premier Group family. The last year has affirmed the importance of being part of a community of like-minded professionals. I know we will be an even stronger community with Cooley Group as a member and am assured they too will grow towards their goals from opportunities made available through the Premier Group network.”