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Recent LPS Webinar Video Now Available

The LaMATS Purchasing Services (LPS) webinar that aired live on October 18, 2018, is now available for viewing anytime at the LMA video archive. Click to view: https://vimeo.com/295881931 Hosts Cliff Palmer and Paul Holmes of LaMATS introduce in this hour-long presentation and live Q&A many of the benefits of purchasing goods and services through LPS. Be sure to share this link with anyone responsible for municipal buying to learn how LPS can save money, expand access to vendors and assist local governments in all forms of procurement. By popular demand, a future live webinar on LPS "Piggyback" purchases, Surplus Property Program and electronic posting of public works is being planned now an

LPS Renews Popular Office Depot Discount Partnership

LaMATS Purchasing Services (LPS) has renewed its partnership with Office Depot Business Solutions Division to provide Louisiana local governments extraordinary savings through contracted discount pricing at Office Depot online and retail outlets statewide. LMA members can now access: Up to 66% off the Office Depot Business Select Catalog (it's not just "office supplies!") Discounts on Copy & Print Depot Services online or in stores Next Day Delivery and Free Shipping for all orders over $50 Tax exempt store purchasing (with registration) and dedicated account management for tax exempt purchasers Reporting capabilities that provide a process to manage and control your expenditures, check invo

LaMATS Recognizes Gordon King

At the October 10 meeting of the LMA Board of Directors in Baton Rouge, LaMATS Board President Mayor Clarence Fields (L) and Board Vice-President Mayor Jennifer Vidrine present plaques to former LMA Executive Director Gordon King commemorating his instrumental role in the creation of LaMATS in 1998. Photo credit: Tracy Melancon, LMA

Webinar: LaMATS Purchasing Services

A webinar on the topic of LaMATS Purchasing Services (LPS) will be presented at 10:00 AM on Oct 18, with LaMATS Procurement Consultant Paul Holmes and Executive Director Cliff Palmer conducting. Check the LMA website events calendar to register.

LaMATS Promotes Local Government at Small Business Summit

Helping business owners better engage with municipal government was the goal of LaMATS attendance at the 2018 Small Business Summit, held Sept. 28 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Hosted by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the City of Shreveport, the Summit convened hundreds of small business owners with an emphasis toward minority, women, and veteran owned companies. In her welcoming statement, Shreveport Mayor Ollie S. Tyler said the event is designed to teach business owners how to build capacity and provide more value-added products and services. LaMATS Executive Director Cliff Palmer said those same lessons can help small businesses create long-term relationships with munic

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