Purchasing Services needs your comments on UST Vendor Fair

Purchasing Services needs your comments on UST Vendor Fair

By Karen Harthorn
Director of Purchasing Services

Thanks to those of you who attended the UST Vendor Fair sponsored by Purchasing Services and approved UST vendors on Aug. 21 at the Minneapolis campus and Aug. 23 in St. Paul. We've started to get feedback from vendors and they unanimously are interested in sponsoring future UST vendor fairs.

We'd also like to get feedback from attendees as your comments and suggestions are valuable for planning future events. If you attended the fair, please click on this link to a quick 10-question survey. Your responses will be appreciated.

See the list of UST Vendor Fair raffle winners and the vendor donors below.

Marco– departmental MFDs, printers, supplies and service

  • Kimm Thiboldeaux – iPod shuffle
  • Henry Bishop – iPod shuffle

Flaire Print Communications

  • Mary Dunn – digital camera
  • Sarah Hoover – digital camera

Modern Press

  • Jean Larsen – two Minnesota Vikings tickets

Griffith Printing Inc.

  • Suzy Merkling – Cafe Latté gift certificate
  • Marie Klein – Bellanotte gift certificate

Metro Promotions

  • Anne Winston – computer bag
  • Ken Goodpaster – blanket and mug

DoubleTree Guest Suites

  • Michele Goodson – DoubleTree getaway
  • Jill Eifert – DoubleTree getaway

Vanguard Travel

  • Joe Herrera – $200 travel certificate

Dahlin Promotional Group

  • Rachel Thompson – weatherproof jacket

Berry Coffee

  • Mary Edel-Joyce – coffee and mug
  • Jeff Koslawski – coffee and mug
  • Cindy Badilla – coffee and mug
  • Al Kisling – coffee and mug

Black Cat Promotions

  • Britt Wells – mug set
  • Bev Johnson – mug set

A. Johnson & Sons

  • Brian Dusbiber – 50 roses gift certificate
  • Catherine Slight – 50 roses gift certificate

Science Museum of Minnesota

  • Kathey Goodwin – two tickets to the science museum and Omnitheater
  • Christine Griffith – one free class at the Science Museum of Minnesota's Computer Education Center

Millennium Hotel

  • Tara Borkowski – Walker Art Center certificate
  • Patty Petersen – Walker Art Center certificate
  • Debbie Shelito – Millennium Hotel getaway
  • Nicole Mass – Millennium Hotel getaway

Office Depot

  • LuAnn Hudson – white board
  • Maureen Murphy – 3M Co. products
  • Brian Hiu – office supply gift basket
  • Mona White – Swingline electric stapler
  • Susan Callaway – Kensington PC key
  • Susan Thompson – IQ dry erase board and accessories
  • Brian Clifton – office supply gift basket

Gainey Conference Center

  • Maggie Zawasky – Gainey getaway
  • Judi Olson – Gainey getaway
  • Mary Fisher – Gainey getaway
  • Susan Barnett – Gainey getaway

UST Purchasing Services

  • Kathy Bredesen – jar of candy (guessed 459; actual: 467)
  • Jackie Biljan – jar of candy (guessed 676; actual: 672)

We also wanted to let you know that lunch was sponsored by the vendors (check the Purchasing Services Web page for preferred UST vendor contact information).

The following vendors contributed $100-$1,000:

  • Allegra Print and Imaging
  • All Print
  • Berry Coffee
  • Corporate Express
  • Dahlin Promotional Group
  • DoubleTree Hotel
  • Educational and Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I)
  • Epic Potential Events
  • Flaire Print Communications
  • Griffith Printing Inc.
  • Marco
  • Metro Promotions
  • Modern Press
  • Sexton Printing Inc.

Thank you, vendors, for participating in the UST Vendor Fair and funding the lunch, raffles and giveaways that were included in the event.