OfficeMax Opens Its First Business Solutions Center Nationwide in Downtown
New Store Format in The Shops of Grand Avenue Designed Specially to Meet the
Needs of Milwaukee's Business Community
NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --OfficeMax^® Incorporated
(NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today
announced it has opened its new OfficeMax Business Solutions Center in
downtown Milwaukee to serve the city's business community. The new store
format is OfficeMax's first of its kind nationwide, offering 5,000 square feet
of specially tailored business services, solutions and products delivered by
expert associates to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
The new OfficeMax Business Solutions Center in The Shops of Grand Avenue, 275
W. Wisconsin Avenue, replaces the previous OfficeMax store in that mall. It is
designed to address the unique needs of local entrepreneurs and small
businesses by providing them with tools and services to help them grow.
"Our OfficeMax Business Solutions Center advances our transformation as a
seamless multi-channel supplier of workplace products, services and
solutions," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax. "With the
launch of our new store, we are pleased to introduce a relationship-based
retail service center focused on partnering with businesses to help them
"The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Milwaukee, and we know these
business owners must wear many hats, some of which keep them up at night,"
said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of Retail at
OfficeMax. "We want local businesses to know that they don't have to go it
alone. Every step of the process – from formalizing your business to setting
up your office and website to marketing – OfficeMax can be your partner."
Business services are the core of the new destination, which features an
integrated service counter staffed by business solutions specialists who can
offer services to meet customers' business-critical needs in marketing, IT and
web solutions, including web hosting, customized web sites and cloud storage;
and also computer services including network setup, software installation and
repair. Business community space within the store lets customers hold informal
meetings, network or simply bring in their laptop to plug in and work. Free
Wi-Fi is available throughout the store.
The store provides a portfolio of services to meet marketing and promotional
support needs with printing of business cards, business stationery and
envelopes, signs, banners, posters and custom printing requirements. Business
services including furniture and space planning, packaging and FedEx shipping,
and document shredding are also available.
Added Kristin Muntean, vice president, Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at
OfficeMax, "A specialized Business Solutions Adviser also will reside
in-store, working alongside business customers to help them take their
enterprises to the next level with robust services tailored to meet their
individual business needs."
The store features must-have technology products for small business, including
convertible laptops, smart phones and accessories, and business-quality
printers and shredders. Products and services are grouped by the business
solutions they provide, to help customers more easily shop based upon their
business needs. An OfficeMax.com kiosk in the store provides customers with
"endless aisle" access to thousands more office, technology, furniture and
OfficeMax Business Solutions Center hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to
7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone is
For more information about the new Milwaukee store, visit
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products,
solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.
The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables
our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper,
print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture
to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax consumers and business customers are
served by approximately 29,000 associates through OfficeMax.com;
OfficeMaxWorkplace.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and
Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the
2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office
supply industry to receive Ethics Inside^® Certification by the Ethisphere
Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more
information, visit www.OfficeMax.com.
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