Buyers Guide - Premier Plus Partners

Better than searching on the Internet. Easier to find than a business card.

Our Buyers Guide is a listing of products and services supplied by CASBO-associated businesses, organized within categories that match our 15 school business disciplines to make it easier than ever to find just what you need. We believe that how well you approach your job on a daily basis depends in part on having the best resources. If you have a budget, this is one resource that has your back!

 Michael Levin
 (203) 209-9855
Amazon Business combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to the needs of educational institutions. Amazon Business provides easy access to hundreds of millions of products and a variety of benefits, including business-only pricing and selection, single- or multi-user business accounts, Business Prime, approval workflow, purchasing system integrations, payment solutions, tax exemptions, dedicated customer support and more. To register for a free Amazon Business account, visit www.amazon.com/business. More information about Amazon Business is available at www.amazonbusinessblog.com.
 Duff Erholtz
 (218) 894-6812
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization that partners with local, regional and national education, government and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Throughout the U.S. and Canada, Sourcewell offers a cooperative purchasing program to help public agencies as they strive for efficient public service. On behalf of its 50,000 members, Sourcewell conducts competitive solicitations, awarding to the most responsive and responsible vendors at the manufacturer level. Members can purchase off these contracts through their local dealers, streamlining the procurement process and saving time, energy and money while shopping locally. Membership is free and open to any government, education or nonprofit entity.
 Julie Williams
 (949) 357-7206
COLBI’s mission is giving facilities, fiscal and business professionals control over their capital building program. COLBI is a software and support services company that provides tools, training and support to manage a district's and public agencies' capital building program. Their software tools (Account-Ability, COLBI Docs and QualityBidders) provide seamless communication between a public agency’s facilities and fiscal departments and allows each department to work the way they need to. COLBI simplifies the complex by providing tools, training and technology, putting the owner teams in control to make informed decisions to tackle any issues before it’s too late.
 Jim Yale
 (217) 788-5182
Founded in 1945, Horace Mann has a unique understanding of the challenges you face every day — in and outside of your district. We offer several practical solutions to help you and your employees. • No-cost educational Workshops: Student loan solutions Donorschoose.org Financial Success State Retirement System(s) • Recognition programs • Payroll benefits • Retirement solutions • Auto and Home insurance • Life Insurance
 Kellye Crane
 (510) 497-5554
Committed to Learning integrates Office DEPOT’s education-focused contract division with a wealth of best-in-class partners across the instructional ecosystem of people, classrooms, content, data and materials, personalizing the learning journey.
 Michael Dodge
 (209) 595-0791
KeyAnalytics provides key professional support and information management software to enable school districts to clearly see the options, challenges and obligations of ongoing bond programs and multi-year construction programs. In addition to tracking and standardized compliant reporting of project revenue and expenditures with minimal additional staff time, KeyAnalytics also provides experienced consulting support to quickly answer district’s questions regarding the State School Building Program, developer mitigation expenditure rules, and general municipal bond rules.
 Darin Ditmar
 (714) 483-1373
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union (FCU) is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative that has been serving the financial needs of school employees and their families since 1934. For more than 30 years, SchoolsFirst FCU has been administering retirement plans for school employees and providing comprehensive and flexible third-party administration services exclusively to school districts in the State of California. Currently, they partner with and serve more than 300 school districts and county offices.
 Erica Gonzalez
 (415) 364-6841
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (“Stifel,” pronounced STEE-FUHL) is the leading underwriter of California and National K-12 school district bonds. We assist local districts in financing school facilities and technology improvements. We give back to communities we serve by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors through Stifel's Fabric of Society essay competition and by supporting school-related foundations and functions with charitable contributions.
 Charlotte Doepker
 (310) 212-0363
Keenan has partnered with California schools providing innovative insurance and financial solutions since 1972. We are the experts you can rely on when it comes to employee benefits, workers' compensation programs, property & liability, early retiree programs, construction insurance programs, and loss control services. Keenan is dedicated to meeting the needs of schools and directly supporting our communities. Find out how we can help your district provide valued benefits for your staff and keep your campuses safe - all while putting money back in the classroom.
 Chuck Luchen
 (913) 484-5800
Staples is your trusted K-12 product and service solution to help you prepare for your students' and staffs' return to school. Shifting budgets and ensuring a clean and safe learning environment are key. Staples helps provide consistency, advice, insight and more. They offer national cooperative contracts with low pricing, personal protective equipment for staff and students, print programs to help with distance learning needs, technology solutions to keep students and staff connected, social distancing signage, innovative sanitizing equipment (electrostatic sprayers), first aid and safety kits, and cafeteria supplies.

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