Archive for October, 2018

Promotional Product Vendor Fair

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

On September 26, 2018, Procurement Services and Marketing and Communication announced the addition of Warehouse Direct as the University’s new Prequalified Supplier of Promotional Products (not for resale) (also see and a flyer here).  In the coming weeks we will be hosting a number of Promotional Product Vendor Fairs to introduce Warehouse Direct to the University community.  Various suppliers will be showcasing their product offerings and will be available for all of you to discuss each of your departmental promotional product needs.  In addition, each attendee will have the ability to provide Procurement Services valuable insight into their product needs and make recommendations as to which products should be considered for inclusion in the online ordering system.  Once implemented, the online ordering system will include many of the product recommendations that will ultimately help streamline the order and fulfillment process while ensuring cost control and brand integrity.  

The product shows will be held at the following dates, times and locations.  Attendees are free to come and go throughout these times.   Each show will also feature give-aways and raffles!

Lakeshore Campus
November 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Damen Center
Sr. Jean Room

Water Tower Campus
November 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lewis Tower
Regents Hall 16th Floor

Health Sciences Campus
December 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Suite 150

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone interested.  For questions or more information please contact: Brian R. Slavinskas, Senior Director of Procurement Services and Financial Compliance,  at 312-915-8787 or  We hope to see you there!