Make plans to attend the Wednesday Networking Event/Reception at the Farm Show Complex, 4 pm - 6 pm! More details coming soon!
Pop-Up Video Studio
Stop by Focus Media Services’ booth and be part of the “Government Works” show. Focus Media Services will be creating short, personalized interview videos where you are the star! Come talk about why you are at the Expo, what you’re learning at the Expo, how you get the best value for taxpayers’ or donors’ money, or your best procurement tip. Television journalist Brad Sattin and the Focus Media Services team will make it a fun and easy experience. Brad has been telling stories to TV audiences across the country for more than 30 years. He’s been seen on ABC, CBS, Fox, and CNN. He’s earned four Emmy awards and nearly two dozen nominations for features on technology and business. You will receive a link to your professionally produced personalized video segment which will be suitable for websites and social media platforms.
COSTARS Awards Program
The COSTARS Program has introduced its new Awards Program and will be recognizing recipients at this year’s Expo. Both suppliers and members will be recognized in the following categories:
- Best Marketing Using COSTARS Name and/or Logo
- Highest Annual Percentage Growth in Sales (FY17 versus FY18)
- Top 1st Year Sales (during first full four quarters after initial contract award) for FY17 and FY18
- Top COSTARS Program Users in FY18 (in each member category)
- COSTARS Members Who Used the Most COSTARS Contracts in FY18 (in each member category)
- COSTARS Members Who Saved the Most by Using COSTARS Program in FY18 (in each member category)
Recipients will be notified the week of August 5.
Tour the Surplus Warehouse
One of the most useful procurement resources that you may have never heard of is the Federal Government Surplus program administered by Pennsylvania's own Bureau of Surplus. Do you ever wonder what happens to all the stuff that you "voluntarily" relinquish to the TSA to get on an airplane? You'll be fascinated at what's collected and we have it! Join a member from our Bureau of Surplus for a 45-minute guided tour of Pennsylvania's Surplus Warehouse, including the famous TSA Room. You'll find an incredible variety of new and (mostly) slightly used furniture, office supplies, equipment, vehicles, computers, cameras and more--most available to COSTARS members for just a service fee! It's convenient and less than five minutes from the Farm Show Complex.
Tours will depart from the Farm Show Complex at 10:45 and 1:15 on Wednesday and Thursday.