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Growing Business & Jobs...One Purchase at a Time!
May 9, 2019

Growing Business & Jobs...One Purchase at a Time!

NYSID rolled out the red carpet once again to show state and local government customers how "Your Purchases Create Preferred Source Jobs" during the 17th Annual Preferred Source Expo of NYSID Members and Corporate Partners on April 30 - May 1.

From the newest Stop The Bleed products to Jamboxx demos, Meeting Room 6 at the Empire State Plaza convention center was abuzz with purchasing solutions for Preferred Source customers from across the state. 

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Preferred Source worker Patty was on hand to share her firsthand knowledge about how inmate boots are meticulously made at Human Technologies, one of the 41 NYSID Member Agency and Corporate Partner booths visited by customers.

Since 2002, over 70 different NYSID Member Agencies and Corporate Partners have demonstrated the capabilities of workers with disabilities at the Preferred Source Expo. From networking to generating new customers, the expo is the perfect atmosphere to promote the Preferred Source Program's impact on employment opportunities for this workforce 

"Trade shows? Love or hate them, what you put into a trade show is what you get out of it...see more." Chad Hartwig, Executive Director of Business Enterprises, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter