The Highlighter Newsletter - JULY 2011
In This Issue:

  Upgrade Now Complete!
  Power Outage
  Summer Fun in
    Full Swing
  NEW! Bernie's List
  Copy Paper & Coffee
    Price Increase
  Wanted: Feedback on
    Web Upgrade
  Save-the-Date: Oct. 6th
  Update: 2nd Qtr. Results
    Recycle For A Reason

Featured Products

Deflecto Custom Chair Mats
Deflecto now offers you the ability to customize your chair mats with your company logo in full color. Stay tuned for a promotion to introduce this fun new product!

HP Dual Packs
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PaperPro® Desktop Staplers
The stapler that started the revolution! One-finger stapling power for up to 20 sheets. It's lightweight with non-slip handle and base. Plus, receive a free sweet treat with your order– Free Bag of our delicious hard candies!

Get It Today!

Get Social w/Garvey's
Like Us & Win a 'Nice Guys' T-shirt Today!

The Nice Guys have taken the plunge into the Social Media pool. "Like" us on Facebook for a chance to win a 'nice guys : )' t-shirt.

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NEW! We have launched a new channel on YouTube called G-TV. In our videos, we will introduce you to the 'Nice Guys' at Garvey's and feature new products that will help you be more efficient around the office. Check it out and let us know what you think...

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Results from last month's newsletter:

Vendor Show Suggestions:
We appreciate all of you that responded with ideas for our upcoming Vendor Show on October 6th. We are expanding our list of vendors this year so that you will have a wide variety of products to see. From custom printing, furniture, everyday office essentials, shredders, you name it. It will be worth your afternoon to attend! Be sure to add the show to your calendar now! You won’t want to miss it!

Furniture Showroom
Thanks for all your feedback on the possible furniture showroom at Garvey’s. Most of the responses indicated people would not be willing to travel to our Niles location to test out a chair or a desk. Many of you said you are able to make furniture decisions based on the images online and in the catalogs and that has worked well for you for now.

We will keep you posted on the furniture showroom front through this newsletter. Thanks again for the feedback.

Feedback Winner: Visa Gift Card
Ann H. - ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago
Upgrade Gets Great Reviews

Thank you to everyone who emailed and called to compliment the upgrade to the website. The upgraded site features faster speeds, better searching capabilities, allows administrators to add new users, allows customers to use multiple cost centers within the same order and an updated returns feature. Many of the ideas for the upgrade came directly from customers. Keep the suggestions coming!

Dan Garvey
Vice President Sales

Power Outage Can't Slow Us Down!

The trees of Niles were no match for the high winds of the storm on Tuesday, June 21. Around 9:00 pm a tree fell on power lines and a transformer knocking out power to most of Niles for several days. The Garvey’s second shift crew, in the middle of picking the orders to be delivered on Wednesday, was left in the dark with no way to print labels, packing slips and manifests. Did that stop us? No way. An “All Hands on Deck” call went out and the amazing employees at Garvey’s rallied to pick orders by flashlight and hand write packing slips, labels and manifests. Thanks to their amazing efforts we were able to make the Wednesday deliveries. This crisis confirmed what many of you already know…..The employees at Garvey’s Office Products are the most dedicated in the industry.

We also want to send a big 'THANK YOU' to our wonderful customers for your patience during the power outage.

Summer Fun in Full Swing

Congratulations to the winners of our Summer Fun Promotion.

Week 1: Season Passes to Great America
Katie K. from Phonak
Week 2: The Golf Wish Gift Card
Dan H. from Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Week 3: Gas Gift Card
Sue K. from Visiting Nurses Assoc. of Fox Valley
Week 4: Ticketmaster Gift Card
El Valor Corporation
Week 5: Cubs Tickets w/Parking Pass and spending cash
Mary C. - Kutchins, Robbins and Diamond
Week 6: White Sox Tickets w/Parking Pass and spending cash
Chelsea L. - Forum Extended Care Services
Week 7: Marriott Hotel Gift Card
TBA - August 15th

Current promotion features products from Avery:


Check Out Bernie's List On Our Website Today!

Bernie’s list is a great place to start your office supply shopping. This list of items features clearance items, overstocks, discontinued products, furniture – both new and some with a scratch or a ding at greatly discounted pricing. New items are added daily. Check back often for a great deal from the nice guys at Garvey’s Office Products.


Copy Paper & Coffee Price Increases

Market conditions have forced the manufacturers of our cut sheet paper and coffee to put through price increases in the 5-10% range. While the price increases were put through by the manufacturers earlier this year, Garvey's significantly increased our stocking position to stave off the increases for as long as possible. Our lower cost inventory has now been depleted and we have to pass these increases along. Please contact your representative for new pricing which will go into effect July 1. We will continue to look for lower cost alternatives that can help mitigate the increases.

WANTED: Feedback on Web Upgrade

We’d love to hear your thoughts on our upgraded website. The only way we can continue to improve as a company is to hear from you.

We will have a drawing from all email replies received for a $25.00 Visa Gift Card. Winner will be drawn on August 31, 2011. Winner will be announced in the next newsletter.

Please send your thoughts to:

Save-The-Date: Garvey's 2011 Consumer Product Show

Thursday, October 6th
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Just a reminder to save the date for this year's product show “It’s Time to Shop” which will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 11:00 – 2:00 at the White Eagle Banquet facility in Niles. We will continue to provide bus service to and from the show for our downtown customers.

Recycle For A Reason: Catholic Charities Receives 2nd Qtr. Donation

Earlier this month, Bernie Garvey had the pleasure of presenting a check for $2,896.55 to Lisa Pauletto and Tim Kramer from Catholic Charities Junior Board at the Catholic Charities Headquarters.

Catholic Charities: All about help and just about everywhere. Catholic Charities is in your neighborhood. With more than 159 programs at 156 locations across Cook and Lake counties, we help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency.

During the 3rd quarter, we will be raising money for Streetwise. StreetWises' mission is to assist Chicago area men and women, who are facing homelessness, achieve personal stability by providing them with a combination of supportive social services and immediate access to gainful employment.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated, and keep those used toner cartridges coming!