Frequently asked questions regarding methods of payment from the City of San Antonio

city of sa economic development dept logoCan checks be picked up?
It is City of San Antonio policy to mail all outgoing checks to vendors. However under certain circumstances, special arrangements for payment pick-up at the Accounts Payable counter of the Finance Department may be arranged through the vendor exception process. For more information, please contact Accounts Payable at 210-207-2064 (select prompt #2).

How can I check the status of my payment?
Please contact Accounts Payable at 210-207-2064 (select prompt #1) to assist with the status of your payment. Please have your purchase order number, invoice number, and invoice dollar amount available when you call.

How can I get information about receiving my payment via Automated Clearing House (ACH) direct deposit?
Please contact Accounts Payable at 210-207-2064 (select prompt #2) and you will be directed to the appropriate Accounts Payable Specialist. The eligibility of vendors for ACH payment is based on an evaluation of historical activity that includes but is not limited to more than four payments per year for a total annual amount that exceeds $250,000.

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September 2013 Word from the Chairman

Rollins_Brad-ChairmanIn August, the North SA Chamber offered our members the opportunity to hear first-hand from Mayor Julián Castro, recognized USAA CEO Maj. Gen. Joe Robles with the Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. Salute to Excellence Award and partnered with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber to inform our members of important economic trends at the Mid-Year Economic Report.

As both of our Chambers endeavor to advance business and economic development in San Antonio, it has truly been a pleasure to work with the Hispanic Chamber CEO, Ramiro Cavasos, and their board toward our common goal to serve business. A big part of that, of course, is to serve as an advocate for business and provide our members a collective voice before their elected officials. We came together at the joint chamber City Council Meet & Greet, hosted by Frost, and our boards visited with the newest and returning Council members, as well as Mayor Castro.

I want to thank Frost for their demonstrated support of business and downtown redevelopment, as well as Government Affairs Council Chair and 2015 Chair-elect, Rob Killen, for his volunteer leadership and help in coordinating this event, and for his efforts to keep our members informed of the important issues that face our community and their businesses. Additionally, on behalf of our board of directors and membership, we thank our elected officials for their public service and the work they do on behalf of our citizens and businesses.

MPO Public Meetings
The North SA Chamber has a demonstrated commitment to keeping San Antonio moving. As you may know, according to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), “By 2040, the San Antonio metro area will have nearly 1.5 million new residents raising the region’s population to over 3.4 million people.” That’s approximately one million or more cars added to our roadways in the next 25 years. The MPO conducts careful deliberation to ensure that major transportation projects are planned with public feedback. To address future transportation needs, we currently have a 25-year metropolitan transportation plan (MTP) that programs approximately $12 billion in transportation funding through year 2035. The MPO is now working on “Mobility 2040” which must be approved by December 2014. Area residents are invited to review plans and provide input on Mobility 2040’s vision and goals at a series of public meetings. Click here for the schedule.

Calendar of Events
We have a number of events coming up and hope you’ll join us.

The Business Technology Series features UTSA’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, Ray Simms, and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, starting at 7:15 a.m. at the Petroleum Club. Learn how to Maximize Security and Control Costs with cyber hygiene, wireless security and online commerce.

The Enterprising Women’s Conference will be Tuesday, October 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Colonnade. Featured speaker will be author and trainer Jennifer Webb, Magic Communications, and the luncheon program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature the ATHENA Leadership Awards® presentation. Congratulations to the finalists and we’re excited to reveal the award recipients at the luncheon.

Additionally, learn about the latest digital trends at On the Horizon on Wednesday, October 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Hills Country Club. Hear from IT and cyber security specialists about digital fraud and how to avoid cyber break-ins.

You can register for these and all of the North SA Chamber events here.

Thank you for all you do to keep Bexar County strong and I hope to see you soon.

City of San Antonio, businesses invite local suppliers to participate in July 23 Supplier Fair

OCI Solar Power, Nexolon America, ERCAM Trackers, KACO new energy and the City of San Antonio invite local suppliers to participate in our Supplier Fair. Suppliers are invited to come speak to us in detail with respect to their capabilities. Please send a representative from your organization to participate at the fair. Each participant will host one informative breakout session for attendees. This event is free of charge.

Breakout Sessions
9:00 a.m.  OCI Solar Power
10:00 a.m.  KACO new energy
11:00 a.m.  Nexolon America
12:00 p.m.  ERCAM Trackers
1:00 p.m.  City of San Antonio

Please contact Sara Krueger at 210-453-3182 or skrueger@ocisolarpower.comfor additional information.

COSA supplier fair

State of the County & Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio Chair: Rob Killen, Kaufman & Killen, Inc.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAbout the Company: Kaufman Killen is a law firm specializing in land use, economic development and local governmental relations. Kaufman Killen represent clients in San Antonio, Austin and surrounding communities on issues such as zoning, vested rights, annexation, tax abatements and the creation of special districts.

About the Program: Hear the Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio during a luncheon program featuring keynote address by Mayor Julián Castro and get “the Bexar facts” regarding County priorities directly from County Judge Nelson Wolff at the State of the County luncheon.

Personally Speaking: Kaufman Killen has been a member of the North Chamber for many years. In 2011 and 2012, Rob served on the Executive Committee as chair of the Business Development Council, and now is serving as chair of the Government Affairs Council. Rob says he has been involved and will stay involved with the North Chamber, “because I believe it is the most effective advocate for the San Antonio area business community.”