Bostitch Pencil Sharpener Winners Announced

Congratulations to the lucky winners of our Bostitch Pencil Sharpener Raffle: Barbara M. from Cantata Adult Life Services, Brenda P. from Central Ink Corp, Cherie P. from Stradis Healthcare and Marlene H. from Orchard Village. Keep a sharp eye out for more opportunities by signing up for our email list.

Pre-Registration Winner Announced

Congratulations to Stacy B. from CE Niehoff & Company for winning our $100 Visa Gift Card Pre-Registration Raffle. If you missed the early bird registration, still make sure to sign up for our Virtual Tradeshow. Once it launches on October 2, 2017, there will be more opportunities to win raffles and prizes!

3 Office Products to Liven Up Your Workspace
Feeling a case of the Mondays? Luckily, office supplies can liven the mood by providing functional and inspiration just where you need it. Here are three of our favorite office products that you probably didn’t know you couldn’t live without…
Boost Productivity with a Dual Monitor
In today’s mobile world, the office desk is often neglected. While laptops, tablets and phones are great for on-the-go, many workers are producing less work simply because they are less comfortable while using mobile forums…
Is Your Washroom Soap Making You Sick?
Most of us blame sickness in the office on the coworker that is sneezing or the weather changing, but a recent study by Gojo says that your washroom’s dispenser may be the culprit…
5 Ways to Promote the Office Breakroom
Here’s the truth: Employees won’t use a breakroom if it isn’t useful. If you’ve found yourself in a situation where employees aren’t utilizing the space, you need to ask yourself the important questions…
Shredding In-House Vs. Outsourcing
There are many companies that advertise to do all your office’s shredding for you. While this may seem tempting, we’re here to offer three reasons why all shredding should be done on your company’s premise…
Pre-Registration Open: 2007 Virtual Tradeshow
At Garvey’s Office Products, we like to keep our customers updated on the latest in office products. That is why every two years we extend an invitation to attend our office supply tradeshow…
Bostitch® QuietSharp Sharpener Raffle
It’s official. The Nice Guys are giving away a shiny new Bostitch QuietSharp Electric Pencil Sharpener! This neat blue sharpener is equipped with XHC cutter technology for 70% faster sharpening and 10x longer lifespan…
Lollapalooza Ticket Winner Announced

Congratulations to Toni from the Addison Group, the lucky winner of Two 1-Day Passes to Lollapalooza® at Grant Park for Friday, August 4, 2017.

If you missed this rockin' opportunity, make sure to sign up for our email list for future chances to win.

The Best Binding for You
So you’ve been tasked to find the best binding machine for your company and are starting to find it’s actually more complicated than one would think. Truth be told, there are many different binding styles, and there isn’t one universal solution. It all depends on your company’s needs…
Annoying Office Habits & Cures
Every office has that one coworker that drives everyone up the wall. While there’s no way to guarantee an annoyance-free workplace, here are some of our favorite irritating office habits and their possible solutions…
Hold A Summer Office Food Drive
Garvey’s Office Products is proud to be an active supporter of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Every summer, we encourage our customers to host a food drive at their office. To start one in yours, follow these simple steps…
3 Tips That Help Avoid Bad Meetings
Have you ever ended a meeting not really sure what the meeting was about? Unfortunately in the workplace, this is shockingly common. To avoid having a bad meeting in your office, follow these three helpful tips…
Lysol iPad Winner Announced

It pays to keep the office clean with Lysol brand products! Congratulations to Haymarket Center for winning our Lysol raffle. We hope you enjoy your Apple iPad.

If you didn't win this time and are on the hunt for more opportunities to make your office spotless (and walk away with a really cool prize), make sure to sign up for our email list.

Recycle for a Reason 3rd Quarter Recipient: Clearbrook
Our 3rd quarter’s Recycle for a Reason recipient has a special place in the Nice Guys’ hearts. Today, we’re proud to introduce to our customers and local community to Clearbrook…
Inkjet Versus Laser Printers
If you’re starting a new business or updating the office supplies in an established one, the first choice you will have to make is what kind of printer you will supply your office with.…
5 Ways to Purge a Messy Desk
You know it’s a problem when your coworkers shudder as they pass your cubicle. But enough is enough when you can’t get your work done. So do yourself a favor and use these five tips for a cleaner office space…
Customize a Business Card
From its design to the color it is – every person you hand your business card to will pass a judgment of your company. So here are three tips to make your card stand apart from the crowd…
5 Ways to Reuse Old Writing Utensils
Every year, over 10 billion writing utensils are sent to our landfills. In an effort to make our offices and our world a little greener, here are five ways to reuse your old pens and markers…
Why Popularity Doesn't Equal the Best Price
We understand. It’s easy to get sucked into the idea that the highest ranking website on Google must be the cheapest. It’s one of the most common misconceptions of today’s age…
Benefits of Using a Stylus Pen
For those of you who don’t know, a stylus pen is one that can be used on electronics. Instead of supporting an eraser, a stylus pen comes equipped with a touch screen end…
Try Before You Buy
How do you find the perfect chair just by looking at a picture? The short answer? You don’t. Office chairs have so many variations, from fabric to supportive functions…
In Need of a Repair
Error. The most dreaded word in the office environment. And while you may have an IT guy to fix your computer issues, what do you do when your office laser printer just stops working…
Staple Like a Pro
When most people think of staplers, they think of the traditional red stapler that Milton clung to in Office Space. However nowadays, staplers are starting to showcase new functions that might warrant Milton’s coveting…
BIC W Flag Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jon L. from Willow Creek Community Church and Grace from Tricoci University, the two lucky winners of W Flags in the second raffle of BIC's Get Ready to #FlyTheW Giveaway.

Still throwing balls? More raffle opportunities are coming soon! Just sign up for our email list to learn more.

Top 3 Standing Desks Accessories
Last year, we named 2017 the year of standing desks. Now with the standing desk category growing faster than even we anticipated, we thought we’d provide a list of the best add-ons you can buy…
Please Wash Your Hands
When the weather transitions, sickness often makes its way into the office. For those of us who have to work when the bug is going around, here are a few products to keep stocked…
Why Bubble Wrap is Essential for Good Business
While we all enjoy the instant gratification that comes with popping bubble wrap, here are some of the product’s benefits when it comes to managing a company…
BIC W Flag Winner Announced

Congratulations to Katie from Cooper's Hawk Waterford Lakes and Allison from MB Financial Bank, the two lucky winners of W Flags in BIC's Get Ready to #FlyTheW Giveaway.

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Recycle for a Reason 2nd Quarter Recipient: The Night Ministry
Every quarter we have the pleasure of selecting a new Recycle for a Reason candidate. For the 2nd quarter, we are proud to announce our partnership with The Night Ministry…
Neat Features of Pilot's G2 Pens
Many may label the design of the Pilot’s G2 Gel Pen as boring, but most of the pens’ design is intentional. So in today’s blog, we’re going to examine some useful hidden features…
Listen While You Work
For most of us who work in a busy office, listening to music is a must. Whether you’re looking to focus or drown out your neighbor’s busy phone, here are some things to consider…
Find Your Inner Pen Balance with EnerGel
Today, we're talking EnerGel and why it's one of our favorite office pens. Besides the fact that it is environmentally friendly by being made from recycled content, these pens also have what we consider the three MUSTs for a balanced pen…
FriXion's Amazing Erasable Pens
The office supply industry is constantly innovating. And if you don't believe us, take a look at Pilot's FriXion Erasable Pens. It's a pen that writes like a pen, but erases like a pencil. How? That's what we wanted to know too and what we discovered would fall into Bill Nye science category. …
The Cumulus Project
There's nothing quite as exciting as a furniture installation that starts with the bare bones. For Cumulus Media, this was the case. The office had just recently moved to the NBC Tower in Chicago, and it had nothing but potential…
Get Your Shred On
We know you're out there. The entrepreneurs. The start-ups. Those who think that they don't need a shredder in their life and who rely heavily on tech. But before you decide that the shredder is obsolete, consider these benefits…
Furniture reDesign at Tricoci University
After every remodeling project is completed, we like to feature some of the choices that made the redesign a success. In our most recent project, featuring Tricoci University, it was hard to choose, but we finally narrowed it down to three…
Recycle for a Reason: AgeOptions
A New Year calls new News to share! We are excitied to announce the new first quarter recipient for our Recycle for a Reason program- AgeOptions…
Recycle for a Reason: Sharpie Gel Highlighters
We've all been there. Highlighting something in a presentation only to have the yellow color smear the words into something unrecognizable. Turning the page and discovering…
Organize Your File Cabinets Like a True Professional
It's a new year! For many administrative professionals, this can mean wrangling the file cabinets into a system that is usable and clearing out the clutter from last year…
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