Check Out Our New Online Custom Stamp Site!

Check Out Our New Online Custom Stamp Site!

You asked for it, you got it!  

No, it's not a Toyota.  It's a BRAND NEW, SUPER FANTASTIC.......................

CUSTOM STAMP ORDERING WEBSITE! 

 

 

We heard you!  Our customers have been asking us to bring back online custom stamp ordering capabilities.  We wanted to wait until we had a great website to give you - one that is easy to use, easy to navigate and has all the items you want to order - and we think we've accomplished all that with this new site.

Customer Spotlight: Arab American and Chaldean Council

Customer Spotlight:  Arab American and Chaldean Council

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) is the largest community-based human and social services organization serving the Middle Eastern communities in the United States, with 40 outreach offices in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in Michigan.  Founded in Detroit in 1979, it is a non-profit organization that, among other things, helps newcomers to the area adjust to their new environment.  ACC provides educational, employment and training, behavioral health, youth recreation & self-enrichment services, cultural activities, health services and economic revitalization.

Trivia Contest - Win a Prize!

Trivia Contest - Win a Prize!

Ok - I've got a quick and dirty one for you today.  It's going to be a race against the clock and your fellow players to see who can answer it the fastest, but I'm going to challenge you - see if you can answer it without looking it up.

                                                          Today's topic is:

                                                              Manufacturing

What We Do When We're Not Hard At Work

What We Do When We're Not Hard At Work

Did I spark your interest with that title?  Ha ha - fooled you!  You thought I was going to post embarrassing pictures of my coworkers goofing around, didn't you?  (Ok, well, I sort of am.)

Many of you know some of our staff.  You may have a friendly relationship with your route driver, your account manager or the customer service rep you frequently speak with, so I thought it would be fun to do a blog about the things OEX staffers like to do in their spare time.  Kind of a "get to know us better" blog.

So here goes:

Product Quick Take - Stix Classpack Scented Markers

Product Quick Take - Stix Classpack Scented Markers

It's that time of year - Back to School season!  The kids are depressed that summer's almost over and the schools are gearing up for the new school year.  Teachers are making lesson plans and ordering supplies for their classrooms.

Today's Product Quick Take is a great item for the classroom - Mr. Sketch Stix Classpack Scented Markers. 

Will Office Furniture be the Next Generation of 3-D Printing?

Will Office Furniture be the Next Generation of 3-D Printing?

I recently read an article by Dan Howarth on www.dezeen.com about a new innovation in the field of 3-D printing that may surprise you.  Researchers at MIT have partnered with Steelcase Inc. to develop a process they call Rapid Liquid Printing that changes 3-D printing as we know it and may make it possible to manufacture custom furniture in a matter of minutes.

Should You Pay For Assembly When You Purchase Furniture?

Should You Pay For Assembly When You Purchase Furniture?

I'm an intelligent person.  I've spent quite a few years on this planet already.  I have a college degree and I consider myself capable.  When I moved out of my parents' house into my first apartment, I saved money by purchasing ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture and I single-handedly assembled my bedroom dresser, nightstand and entertainment center.  

Without power tools.

I read the directions, followed them, and did it myself.  My hands were blistered and sore for quite a while afterward, but I did it myself.

Product Quick Take - Super Sticky Post-It Notes

Product Quick Take - Super Sticky Post-It Notes

I don't know anyone who doesn't use sticky notes.  I have sticky notes at the office and at home - I'm sure you do too.  They're pretty much an essential part of life.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and lots of different colors - you can get squares, rectangles, flowers, hearts, stars, brights, pastels, etc.  Lots of fun options!

This week is a great time to stock up with a quick deal.  

Create a Working Cafe!

Create a Working Cafe!

Every office needs a kitchen/breakroom -  a place for employees to relax and eat lunch, with essentials like a microwave, coffee pot, refrigerator, etc.  Creating the relaxing atmosphere is done in part by the furniture in the room.  Ask your self these questions:

  • Are the tables in your breakroom large enough for multiple people (and conversations)?  
  • Are there enough tables to accommodate everyone who may be on lunch at the same time?
  • Are the chairs comfortable?

If the answer to these questions is "no," take a look at some of the items we're featuring this week:

Product Quick Take: Mobile Laptop Caddy

Product Quick Take:  Mobile Laptop Caddy

Our world is built around technology.  Twenty years ago the "must have" items for business professionals were Palm Pilots (remember those?) or a Blackberry.  Now, just about everyone has a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer and we take them everywhere we go.  Today's Product Quick Take is a great item for today's business lifestyle - the Lorell Mobile Laptop Caddy.  

What is Your Philosophy on Success?

What is Your  Philosophy on Success?

Today's world concentrates on success.  We teach our children that getting good grades is necessary to get into a good college and good grades in college are necessary to get a good job.  Work hard at that job and you'll get raises and promotions and you'll be successful and achieve the American Dream.  We like winners.  We can recite the winners of sports championship games like the Super Bowl, or World Series, TV show winners like American Idol, Survivor or Dancing with the Stars, or the Best Picture Oscar.  Theodore Roosevelt won the presidential election in 1904.   He was "successful."  Who did he defeat - do you know?  I didn't.  Does that mean the other candidate wasn't successful?

ID Badge Reels - The Best Solution For Safety

ID Badge Reels - The Best Solution For Safety

If you work for a company that requires you to swipe an ID badge to obtain access to various parts of the building, you understand the importance of having that badge easily accessible.  You need it within easy reach and visible to others.  The solution?  Lanyards or badge reels - that's what everyone uses.  

Lanyards are more common, but they do present a safety issue for some job positions.  They are very loose-fitting, swing around a lot, and can easily catch on something - potentially causing serious injury.

Credit Card Theft - Are You Prepared?

Credit Card Theft - Are You Prepared?

Thieves get more ingenious every day.  When we find a way to foil them, they come up with a new scheme.  Does that mean we should stop being careful?  Quit locking our doors?  Not watch when we're in a dangerous area?  Of course not.

In the area of identity theft, thieves no longer need to steal your actual credit card - all they need is an RFID scanner and they can steal your credit card information just by walking past you if you aren't protected.

Here's a simple product that can help thwart those attempts - the Quality Park RFID Blocking Credit Card Sleeve.