Need a 2014 Office Makeover? OfficeMax Has Answers

When the Northwest Credit Union Association needed to replace antiquated furnishings for its new offices in SeaTac, it turned to OfficeMax.

If you could give your credit union workspace the ultimate makeover, make employees more productive and comfortable, and focus more on member service with one decision and one business partner, would you do it?

It’s possible with OfficeMax. As a Strategic Link business partner, OfficeMax has long offered credit unions a one-stop solution for office supplies, printing and technology, and some credit unions have also leveraged the opportunity to provide Office Max discounts to their members.

What many credit union managers may not realize is that OfficeMax also provides elegant workspace solutions.

“Along with traditional office products, OfficeMax offers a broad range of necessities for your office, including furniture, print and document services, facilities supplies, and technology items,” says Danny Weddle, OfficeMax’s national account manager for associations and consortiums.

“At OfficeMax, we aim to help our credit union customers by simplifying processes and consolidating vendors so they can save time, increase productivity and streamline their workplaces to positively impact their bottom line,” Weddle says.

It was a solution that worked recently when the Northwest Credit Union Association moved its Washington offices to a more efficient space near SeaTac International Airport. The NWCUA needed to replace larger, antiquated office furnishings.

The program has also been an answer for STCU.

“If you are not already using them, you should give them a call,” says Support Services Manager Lorraine Hall. “The prices are comparable and the service is exceptional. The local team is focused on the local business and community, and they are awesome partners. The furniture we have purchased is as good as the name of the product, and we have purchased several national name brands.”

STCU is among a host of Northwest credit unions also using OfficeMax for other supplies. For credit unions with multiple branches, a trusted partnership and streamlined process is critical.

“Having the ability to allow remote branches and departments to order contracted items streamlines the process for us,” Hall says. “With OfficeMax’s help, the lists are set up and GL’s are already assigned, so the staff can choose the item and quantity that they need without our intervention. We review and approve, and orders are delivered the next day at the branch. We pay one invoice at the end of the month. Reporting is available to show spending trends,”

More information about the OfficeMax Workplace program can be found here, or by contacting Danny Weddle at DannyWeddle@officemax.com or 405.568.7809.

 

Strategic Link is the NWCUA’s wholly-owned service corporation, using the power of aggregation to provide the Association’s member credit unions with exclusive high-quality, competitively-priced products and discounted services. Contact Director of Strategic Partnerships Craig Reed today to find out how Strategic Link can help your credit union save money while meeting its goals in 2014 and beyond: creed@nwcua.org.

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