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May 9, 2017

“Your Purchases Create Preferred Source Jobs”

Category: General — NYSID @ 3:13 pm

NYSID member agencies and corporate partners participated in the largest gathering of Preferred Source customers ever during the 2017 Preferred Source Expo at NY GovBuy May 3-4 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

NYSID rolled out the red carpet for members, corporate partners and Preferred Source customers at the Preferred Source Expo

Preferred Source workers were on hand from Schenectady ARC, Arc of Ulster-Greene and Rehabilitation Support Services, clearly demonstrating this year’s theme: “Your Purchases Create Preferred Source Jobs.”

Thanks to the NYS Office of General Services (OGS)Office of the New York State Comptroller and New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials (SAMPO) for collaborating on the event’s largest procurement audience ever.

“I love the Preferred Source Expo,” said Paul Roes, a Preferred Source worker from Schenectady ARC. “I always have a great time meeting current customers and new customers. I get to explain how much I enjoy my job and how important my job is to me.”

Jose Acosta, offsite contracts manager, and Paul Roes, Preferred Source worker, Schenectady ARC, demonstrate how "Your Purchases Create Preferred Source Jobs"

The annual Expo provided an opportunity for NYSID staff to connect with both customers and member agency representatives, and promote the impact of Preferred Source purchasing on livelihoods for workers from NYSID member agencies.

More than 35 member agencies and corporate partners exhibited in NYSID’s new event space, complete with video highlighting member agencies, raffle prizes… and hot popcorn for all to enjoy.

Enjoy this short Instagram video of the sights and sounds from the Preferred Source Expo at NY GovBuy.


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