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Reasons to Attend Our Vendor Show
Posted on November 20, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Around the holidays, there are two types of adults after a certain age: Those who make and receive stockings and those who don’t. If you’re in the former group, here are some ideas to make your stocking one that brings out the inner child!


Power Charger: These nifty items can be used year round, and you can never have too many. They are small enough to fit in your stocking and cheap enough not to infringe on the candy budget.


Hand Sanitizer: With sticky food and the cold and flu season upon us, you can never have too many sanitizers. Use portable ones to fit in your stocking.


Cord Identifiers:Whether you’re at work or at home, everyone can use an item that organizes. It’s especially handy if you live with a techie or two or three, and wish to stop the “you unplugged my cord again” crisis.


Earbud Wraps: Perfect for the workout-prone or just the walker who always has their headphones in. Keep it themed and buy a couple of new earbuds as well!


Webcam: If you’re looking to help update your stocking receiver’s computer (and communication) without purchasing the whole shebang, webcams run relatively cheap now and provide just as good quality.


Mousepad Rests:A long day of work can suddenly be made better when you have a little support. Bonus: Mousepads are flexiable enough to stick in a stocking. Portable


Laptop Lock: If the person is always on the go, a laptop lock can be useful and convenient! It’s the one item they never knew they couldn’t live without.


Sticky Note Dispenser: With choices such as Cat and Karate Master… You can’t go wrong with a gift that gives a smile.


Smartphone Car Mount:Although the law says hands-free, let’s extra make sure! It’s perfect for the person who’s always traveling.


Location-Trackers: Although a bit on the pricey side for a stocking, if you’re willing to splurge, these little black markers are super useful for the standard “Have you seen my keys?”


Reasons to Attend Our Vendor Show
Posted on November 19, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Thanksgiving is a time for us to pause our hectic work schedules and go home to family and friends. If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids occupied while your meal cooks, snag glue, scissors, construction paper, wiggle eyes and string from your office supplies before you head home to make these adorable creations!.


Paper Plate Pilgrims: A lesson in history. Retell the Thanksgiving story through crafts! As we spend so much time making turkeys, it will be a welcomed sight to see some pilgrims on the table.


Turkey Juice Boxes: Make food part of the fun! If you construct one Turkey Juice Box, it’s only a matter of time before the kids want to try. It also catches spills and sticky fingers.


Paper Leaf Garlands: For the older children, give them a picture of the garland and then let them figure out the rest. Sometimes, the challenge is what is what inspires! The final creations can adorn doorways and arches.


Turkey Puppets: If the idea of glue is too much in the hands of your kids (we understand), try double sided tape instead to make turkey puppets.


TP Turkeys: It’s easy to be green when you can recycle empty toilet paper rolls and create some much needed holiday fun.


Shop for all your Thanksgiving craft supplies:

Paper Plates

Colored Paper


Reasons to Attend Our Vendor Show
Posted on October 15, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Like any good event with flair, our 2015 Vendor & Product Show is packed full of raffled goodies. And just in case you haven’t already signed up and are in need of a little persuading, look no further then this list.


Because you signed up before October 15, 2015

Just for signing up, you can be automatically entered for the chance to win a $50 Target gift card. There are just two key things: Sign-up before October 15, 2015 and attend the show!


Because you walked in

Sometimes, it’s not about whether or not you visited all the booths. Just for arriving, you’ll get raffle tickets for goodies. Of course, a lucky t-shirt or pair of socks may help, but we’ll let you be the judge of that based on the prizes below:

  • 40" Led Smart Flat Screen TV
  • Two Courtside Chicago Bulls Tickets
  • Pallet of Copy Paper (That’s 40 cartons of paper!)


Because you walked in… costumed

As our event falls the day before Halloween, we couldn't resist a bit of fun. If you dress up as your favorite spooky monster, you'll have a chance to win a $100 Amex gift card.


Because you left information

Everyone has a business card on them, and here's your chance to put it to good use! Drop a card off at the Alera® Booth and be entered for into a raffle for a comfy Alera® Fraze Chair.


Because you're a Good Samaritan

The end of October means the holiday season has truly begun. In the spirit of the season, we invite all attendees to bring a canned food item to be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository Booth. To show our thanks, you'll take home a free tote bag.


Because you placed an order

Exciting new technology, innovated products and discounted prices tend to lead to placing orders. And if you happen to place one at any of these booths, you'll receive even more raffle tickets for prizes!


Not Registered? Register Online Today: Garvey's 2015 Vendor Show

5 DIY Halloween Costumes
Posted on October 13, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

As any monster-friendly office knows, there are two things that must happen in October: An impromptu scare from the janitorial closet and outdoing that certain office coworker when it comes to Halloween creativity.


While we can't help with scaring, we can certainly provide a few costume ideas. And as a bonus: If you wear one of these or your own creation to our 2015 Vendor & Product Show, you will be entered to win a $100 Amex Gift Card! May the best costume or monster win.


  • 5. White T-Shirt + Sharpies = Twister Board
    Let's face it! Everyone has played this game at least once when they were a kid. In this situation, the standard "and you are?" won't apply.
  • 4. Apron + Black Marker + Colorful Cotton Puffs = Gumball Machine
    This Halloween, inspire the office "Awwww's." Just don't forget to write 25¢… It's a good collection method for that certain person who hogs the printer!
  • 3. Empty Cereal Boxes + T-Shirt + Stapler + Red Paint = Cereal Killer
    Who doesn't have some empty cereal boxes lying around? Take it from us, there's nothing better than recycling material into or for something new. Add a bit of humor, and you've got yourself quite a costume!
  • 2. Red Hat, Shirt & Pants + Black Fabric + Glue + Scissors = Red Crayon
    The only thing you'll have to do is cut out the word Crayola in fabric and glue it your outfit! In the office environment, there are so many objects to take your inspiration from!
  • And for number one, we've saved the best!
  • 1. A Nice Guy from Garvey's Office Products
    Thanks to our Nice Guy store, you can actually dress up as your local Nice Guy. Personality quirks optional of course. But the rule is that you must help out with all your office's supplies and product needs!
BIC Jersey Winner Announced
Posted on October 1, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Congratulations to Constance C. She is the lucky winner of the BIC Hit It Out of the Ballpark Kris Bryant Jersey Giveaway.


Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway! As always, make sure you check back on our website for more fun prizes and giveaways!

Dan Garvey featured on Wintrust Business Lunch
Posted on September 28, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

In case you missed the Wintrust Business Lunch show today on WGN Radio- our very own Dan Garvey was featured during the last 10 minutes with Amy Guth whom fills-in for Steve Bertrand on today show. Dan comes in-studio to talk about how small-businesses and startups can compete with much, much, larger ones.


Listen now: WGN Podcast (Dan Garvey segment at 26:13)

Ergotron Workfit-T Sit/Stand Desktop Workstation
Posted on September 3, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

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Ergotron Workfit-T Sit/Stand Desktop Workstation
Posted on August 13, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Check out Garvey’s newest addition; the Ergotron WorkFit-T Sit/Stand Desktop Workstation. This ultra simple standing desk solution quickly converts a tabletop into a healthy sit-stand workstation. Simply place the WorkFit-T on an open surface and you’re ready to work! WorkFit-T saves space because it moves straight up and down, always staying within the footprint of your desktop. The platform is extremely stable throughout its range of motion — one can freely lean on it while working without worry of tip or height-drop. Comes in both black (ERG33397085) and white (ERG33397062).


See as Kevin Garvey demonstrates it’s ease of use and fills you in on it’s health benefits.

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HP OfficeJet Pro
Posted on August 4, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

You may think your office printer is fast, but it is Guinness Book of World Record fast? With a record for printing 500 sheets in just over 7 minutes, you should have no problem printing those last-minute reports while saving ink, time and money.


These HP Color pro series printers boast some great features as:


  • Up to twice the speed and up to half the printing cost of lasers
  • Empower workgroups with an easy-to-manage ePrinter
  • Connect and print—at the office or on the go
  • Conserve resources without sacrificing performance


While laser printers require you to change imaging drums, transfer belts, and toner. The Officejet Printers only require you to change an ink cartridge.


See for yourself and watch these short, informative videos:

X451/X551 Color Printer Series

X475/X576 Color Printer Series

Sox/Cubs Ticket Giveaway
Posted on July 9, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Congratulations to Michelle D. She is the lucky winner of our Ticket Giveaway. She won two tickets to watch the Crosstown Classic on Saturday, July 11, 2015.


Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway! As always, make sure you check back on our website for more fun prizes and giveaways!

Earn A Free Starbucks Gift Card Today!
Posted on May 29, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Who doesn't want a $10 Starbucks Gift Card? Garvey's has an easy and painless way for you to earn one. From now until June 30, 2015, if you submit a list of your Jan San or Breakroom items to our breakroom/jan san specialist Mark Annes, he will not only send you your list of items with quoted pricing, but a $10 Starbuck's Gift Card too!


Mark is here at Garvey's to save you money on all of your janitorial and breakroom needs. He has the experience and knowledge to help you make the most economical choices for your office. Be sure to use him as a resource for any questions you may have in either of these categories and to start saving your office money!


Watch for upcoming videos of Mark introducing various new janitorial products and breakroom items that Garvey's can now supply your office with!


To submit your list, email Mark Annes at mark@getgarveys.com or call him directly at 847-324-1262.

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Step Up to the Plate
Posted on April 29, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Congratulations to Meg. She is the lucky winner of our Step Up to the Plate Sweepstakes Giveaway. She won four tickets to watch the Cubs take on the Brewers on Friday, May 1, 2015.


Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway! As always, make sure you check back on our website for more fun prizes and giveaways!

Clean-Up Sweepstakes
Posted on April 3, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Congratulations to Dan at Cassiday Schade, LLP. He is the lucky winner of our Clean-Up Sweepstakes Giveaway. He won four tickets to watch the Cubs take on the Cardinals on Opening Night.


Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway! As always, make sure you check back on our website for more fun prizes and giveaways!

3M Dry Erase Surface
Posted on March 25, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

3M Innovation has done it again! Check out one of the best new products of 2015 so far – Post-it® Dry Erase Surface. These flexible dry erase boards come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs!


Simply clean the surface you want to convert to a dry erase surface, cut your dry erase surface to fit, peel off the backing and stick with the fantastic 3M adhesive. These surfaces can be removed later without harming your walls or other surfaces!


Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking about how you could use this product:


  1. Change an old blackboard into a brand new dry erase board
  2. Setup a place for employees to exchange ideas in a hallway or meeting room
  3. Cover a table top for true design collaboration
  4. Hang one on your refrigerator to track what you are running low on
  5. Hang inside a locker to remind the kids what to bring home
  6. Hang one up as a giant greeting card for someone


There are tons of ways to use this great new product from 3M! While these surfaces come in some standard board sizes you are able to cut them down to whatever size fits your needs! Watch a few of these videos on how to install them!


Watch a few of these videos on how to install them!

Wall installation: https://youtu.be/1SLv8rzslOs

Table top installation: https://youtu.be/2dQXf7r6WDU

Recover an old chalkboard: https://youtu.be/K5g4pQ3-axc


Use search keyword: 3MDES

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Garvey's 89th Anniversary - Feeling Lucky? Winner Announced
Posted on March 20, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Congratulations to Shea P. He is the lucky winner of our 89th Anniversary Special - Feeling Lucky? Pizza Party Giveaway.


Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway! If you are still interested in getting your hands on great sale offers, simply log in and start savings.


As always, make sure you check back on our website for more fun prizes and giveaways!

Pak-It Cleaning Solutions
Posted on March 12, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

Have you ever seen a product that makes so much sense you wonder why it wasn't invented before now? We have that product now at Garvey's!! Pak-It® Pod Cleaners have managed to simplify the world of cleaning products. Most cleaning products are 90-95% water based. With that in mind – why are you paying so much for water? What Pak-It® Technology has done is to concentrate the cleaning solution into a small soluble pod that dissolves completely in your bucket or spray bottle to let you create your own cleaning products when you need them without all the waste of extra plastic bottles.


Pak-It® Pod Cleaners give you a greener and cleaner way to clean! When your spray bottle is running low, simply toss a new Pak-it® Cleaner Pod in and add more water. Everything is pre-measured for you! Pak-It® has a cleaner for all of your cleaning needs as well. Glass Cleaners, All Purpose Cleaners, Basin, Tub & Tile Bathroom Cleaners, Disinfectant Cleaners, Floor Cleaners, Carpet Cleaners, Vehicle Cleaners, and Floor Scrubber Cleaners – Pak-It® covers all the surfaces you need to clean.


Check out our video on their Glass Cleaner and see just how much time and money this product will save you! If you would like to see a live demo of this line of products, please contact your rep!


To shop online, search Pak-It.

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Fellowes Shredder Selector
Posted on January 20, 2015  |  Posted by: nice guys : )

One of the hardest things to order for your office is a new shredder! One of the biggest mistakes we see from our end is that people don't order the right shredder for their needs. There are actually a lot of things to consider when you are ordering a shredder. To help make this choice easier – Fellowes® has developed a fantastic tool called the Shredder Selector. With this microsite, you simply answer a series of questions and it will return several options of shredders that would definitely fit your needs. From the number of people who will be using the shredder to the security level of the documents you will be shredding, and whether or not your documents may have clips and staples still on them - all of these criteria factor into finding you the perfect shredder for your office.


Check out the shredder selector using the button below and see if it cuts the work in half and helps you make the perfect choice!

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