NJPA is now Sourcewell

Contract #: 083116-KON   Description: Sourcewell, formerly known as National Joint Powers Alliance (“NJPA”), is one of the most recognized cooperative contracts among buyers in the public sector due to their extensive marketing and education of joint powers contracting. Sourcewells’s cooperative contract purchasing leverages the national purchasing power of more than 50,000 member agencies while

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Aquisition

KONICA MINOLTA ACQUIRES MACPROFESSIONALS INC. Technology giant, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced the acquisition of Macprofessionals Inc. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the team will become a strategic entity of All Covered, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta. “As part of our strategy to help realize our vision for the Workplace of the

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Toshiba News

Toshiba finally sells chip plant Company announced it finally received approval from the Chinese government to sell its NAND memory chip manufacturing plant to Bain Capital for $18.26 billion (Toshiba needed to pull itself out of negative net worth to stay listed on the stock market)

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Future of Electronic Health Records

Veteran IT exec envisions the future of EHRs – and it’s not even in the EHR Voice recognition and natural language processing will enable doctors and nurses to interact with electronic health record platforms in more comfortable ways. By Michael Sperling – May 07, 2018 Along with a fistful of cutting- edge technologies, an interesting

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VOTE Houston

This message is from GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP Early voting for the primary runoff elections started today, and the Partnership encourages you and your company’s employees to vote. In our 11-county region, there are 28 primary runoff races in which no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote on March 6. Depending on your ballot,

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A request to our elected officials and unelected government employees

Cypress Creek Flooding Concerns   The repeated flooding in the Cypress Creek watershed, particularly downstream, is a threat to the economic vitality of the area and must receive significant mitigation funding immediately.  The historic lack of investment in local flood control is unsustainable.  Thank you for your consideration to this urgent matter. Mike Waites, President

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Cell/Mobile Service

If your cell phone provider is AT&T or T Mobile, you cannot get through to our office right now and have not been able to since at least 11:38 am today. AT&T has reported major outages in Austin and Houston. We hope this problem is fixed soon.

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Houston Chronicle sent me this article

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Texas peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

Governor Greg Abbott today joined law enforcement officers from across the state for the 2018 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony to honor fallen Texas peace officers and their families. During the ceremony, the Governor met with, and presented medals to, the families of the fallen officers. Today’s ceremony included the laying of a memorial wreath and

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New Digital Production Print Products and Solutions

Konica Minolta Brings Enhanced Productivity to the Print Production Market// Konica Minolta Brings Enhanced Productivity to the Print Production Market 4/23/2018 Ramsey, NJ – April 23, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.(Konica Minolta), a leader in digital production print products and solutions, introduced the latest generation AccurioPress color digital production press/copier/scanner: the C3080 Series – which

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Spot the Station

Tonight, Friday March 23 at 8:41 PM, if the weather permits, the International Space Station will cross the skies over Houston, Texas. Visible for 5 minutes, Max Height 65 degrees, Appears 10 degrees above SW, Disappears 18 degrees above NE. Happy viewing!

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

On Sunday, March 11 the 40th annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Northwest Harris County. The Parade route will be on Cypress Creek Parkway (FM 1960W) from Champions Forest Drive to Kuykendahl. This year the Parade will honor the Heroes of Harvey and the Grand Marshall is Jim “Mattress Mack”

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Economic Outlook Forum 2018

The “Northwest Houston Works!” Economic Outlook Forum has lined up a great list of speakers for the March 23rd Forum. We are excited about the important information that will be shared at the event and the valuable insights into the economic outlook of Northwest Houston. Be sure to register early for discounted prices and participate

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Today in Texas

182 years ago today, March 6, 1836, the Alamo was overrun by Mexican President General Santa Anna’s army. The Alamo had been a Spanish Mission, San Antonio de Valero, built in order to colonize the frontier area for Spain.  In 1836, The Alamo was a gathering place of about 200 men who wanted independence from Mexico

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Worm Moon

Tonight’s Full Moon has been referred to as the Worm Moon. This Full Moon appears in March is thought to usually be the last Full Moon of Winter. The term “Worm Moon” results from worm trails appearing in thawed ground, after worms start coming back to the earth’s surface, a prelude to Springtime.

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March 2 Texas Independence Day

March 2, 1836 was on a Wednesday. At a small settlement on the banks of the Brazos River called Washington-on-the Brazos, delegates met to formally declare independence from Mexico for the new Republic of Texas. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed by members of the Convention of 1836. At this time the Texians were

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San Jacinto Fun Run

Saturday March 3, 2018 beginning at 7:30 am the San Jacinto Texas Independence 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk and 1K Kids Walk will take place at the San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site. Office System of Texas is happy to be able to be one of the main sponsors of this fun raising event to

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Go Texan Day

Friday February 23, 2018 is officially “Go Texan Day” in Houston, Texas. It has been a Houston tradition since the 1950’s and everyone is encouraged to dress in western wear this Friday before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo begins. This year Saturday falls on February 24 and the Rodeo Parade takes place in downtown

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA, Inc. has partnered with the NKF Golf Classic to become the title sponsor of the prestigious 30+ event series culminating at the Pebble Beach Resorts – now named the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. It is the Premiere Amateur Golf Event for

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Blue Blood Super Moon

Beginning late tonight and continuing through tomorrow morning, the Largest Full Moon of the Year should be visible in the sky over Houston. The best time to see the impressive sight should be Thursday from @ 6:15 am through 6:30 am. The term Blue Moon is when the full Moon occurs twice in one month.

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Zoo Lights

This holiday season the Houston Zoo is having their now famous “Zoo Lights”. The Zoo Lights is a fun experience for “kids” of all ages. On Tuesday December 5, the Texas Association of Business, TAB, is having a holiday party honoring UTMB and hearing from their President, Dr. Callender. This event will be from 6

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Congratulations are in order!

Ray received Konica Minolta’s “Technician of the Month Award” for the month of August 2017. Shandon received Konica Minolta’s “Technician of the Month Award” for the month of September 2017. Ray and Shandon maintained a 91% or better FCE (First Call Effectiveness) and an average response time of 2 hours. FYI… In order to be

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We are excited to announce Office Systems of Texas will be one of the sponsors for the 7th Annual San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run to be held on Saturday March 3. This fun event includes Children’s 1K, 5K and 10K Runs. We invite you to join us at the San Jacinto Monument for a

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