First School-Day Photo Contest

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Who is excited for school to start? We definitely are! Back-to-school season is absolutely one of the most exciting times of the year here at FSIoffice! Luckily for you, we are giving you a chance to win a prize for posting a first school-day photo on our Facebook or Twitter page!! On Friday, September 4 we will pick the best school photo and announce the winner at the end of the day. Happy posting!

FSI Highlight: Jeff Boswell

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This month we want to highlight Jeff Boswell. Jeff has worked at FSIoffice for ten years as a Furniture Design Specialist. His job entails arriving at the office bright and early, designing layouts of offices for customers and collaborates with about 18 to 20 of FSI’s finest sales representatives. A typical work day for Jeff entails going to multiple sites to measure, consult on customer needs and sell what we offer. Jeff also dips his toes in the installation process of our products. Jeff’s favorite part of his job is meeting new and different people everyday and really enjoyed visiting HON in Muscatine with some of our sales representatives.

Jeff is originally from eastern North Carolina and has a beautiful family. Jeff and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 29 fabulous years. They have two sons, Allen and Taylor, who are both in law enforcement. Their family is extended with three happy dogs. Dorie is a rescue and she is a Cattle dog Basset Hound mix, Belle and Daisy are Beagles.  

When Jeff isn’t working, you can find him outside hunting or training for a 5k. Jeff and Debbie try to run at least one 5k a month. They are quite a competitive couple by placing above the younger generation and winning out of their age group in many races they compete in. Jeff has completed the Charlotte Observer Marathon in 4 hours and 5 minutes and recently finished the Fellowship of the Idiots (19.7 miles) in 3 hours and 30 minutes. WOW!!

Jeff has several favorite movies, Open Range, Sandlot, Facing The Giants, and Fireproof. He doesn’t really have a favorite food because he likes lots of different things, just as long that it’s healthy. His hidden talents include being a handle man and finding solutions to problems that others can’t solve. 

We asked Jeff a couple of entertaining questions to get to know him a little better. 

If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would you be?

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FSI Highlight- Lorie Pearce

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Lorie Pearce has been with FSIoffice for 25 years! She is our Furniture Specifier and enjoys every minute of her job. Particularly, her favorite task is data entry. Lorie is a native North Carolinian and she lives in St. Pauls. She enjoys reading, window shopping, and eating out with family.

Just like Letisha (introduced in a previous highlight), Lorie is a cruise fanatic and really loves the Caribbean. She has traveled to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Fittingly so, she really loves to eat Mexican food and her favorite restaurant is MiCasita’s! When Lorie isn’t soaking up the tropical sun or indulging in Mexican food, you can find her watching The Big Bang Theory with her Cairn Terrier, Daisy. At fourteen years old, Daisy battles diabetes and blindness, but that doesn’t stop her from enjoying life.

To get to know Lorie a little more, we asked her some fun questions.

1. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

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9 Life Changing Binder Clip Uses

Have you seen ideas that are so simple, yet ingenious? Do you say to yourself ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ Get ready to ask yourself that same question again. We have put together a list of 9 amazing uses for binder clips. These aren’t just office oriented, but ideas you can use around your home as well. Grab your binder clips and let’s start binding, clipping, hanging….well you get the idea. Enjoy! 

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Products Made in America!

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Please strive to put America first when making product selections. Working together can create jobs and put Americans to work. American Made Products are specially marked throughout our catalog. Here are a few to get you started.

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You will sure be proud to hang this high quality Baumgartens American Flag in your front yard or outside your office. Stitched flag included embroidered stars, sewn stripes, reinforced ends and brass grommets. Made of heavyweight nylon, flag is appropriate for outdoor or indoor use.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas under $100!

Are you searching for practical gifts for your dad, but on a tight budget? Worry no more! Here is a list that features Father’s Day gifts all under $100! Enjoy shopping!

 Weego Paris Jump Starter Batter Pack

Don’t leave your dad stranded on the side of the road. Weego jump-starts your car and conveniently fits in your pocket. Weego also charges your phone and has a USB connection to charge smartphones, laptops, tablets, and speakers. Worst case scenario, if your dad’s car and phone dies, Weego can charge both if he needs to call for help. Not only is it compact, but Weego automatically turns off to save energy when forgotten. So, no need to have your dad thumbing for a second car for a jump. Weego is there to his rescue!

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Samsill Carrying Case (Flap) for 10.1″ iPad, Tablet PC-Black

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Give your dad that professional look when he goes into the office with the Samsill Carrying Case for his tablet. Special zipper binder keeps your dad’s iPad, documents, notes and other essentials safe and protected with a professional appearance. Your dad can store his iPad in the quick-access front pocket that is equipped with magnetic Smart flap designed for iPad and other 10.1″ tablets. iPad wakes up when the Smart flap is open and sleeps when it is closed.

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3M Post-It Pop-Up Notes Gloss Desk Organizer

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Dad will be sure to smile when he opens this 3M Gloss Desk Organizer with his family photo already inside. Make your dad smile every time he grabs a Post-It. He may reach for a tissue next when he sees how blessed he is.

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Wounded Warrior Project Appointment Books and Planners

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Is your dad always forgetting family birthdays, anniversaries, or doctor appointments? Then give him this wonderful calendar pre-loaded with all the birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments to help remind him of those important days. Not only will you be helpful to him, but a portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project to help veteran fathers, as well.

Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker System

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Spread the joy and excitement of music on Father’s Day with the Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker System. These speakers deliver super bass sound with a universal stand for tablets. Although some dads say they can’t dance or don’t sing in the shower, we really know they dream of being in a rock band. Make that dream come true on Father’s Day and let him play the air guitar in private!

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Kensington Simply Portable Carrying Case for 17” KMW62568

Does your dad constantly complain about airport security when he travels for work? Well, we all probably do! Give your dad the Kensington Simply Portable Carrying Case with SureCheck design that allows quicker airport security processing without having to remove his notebook. He will be super comfortable with the plush padded handle and shoulder strap, too. Built-in strap attaches easily to his roller bag for easy airport travel.

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Genuine Joe 42-piece Drill Kit Set

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Give your dad the amazing Genuine Joe 42-piece Drill Kit Set that is organized and makes it easy to find what he is looking for. Use for maintenance and emergencies around the office or home office. Plus, whenever you need something fixed you know who to call.

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Lorell Free-Standing Coat Rack

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Does your dad just sling his suit-jacket over his office chair? He will be hanging in style with the Lorell Free-Standing Coat Rack made of chrome. Freestanding, three-hook coat rack fits any office decor. This coat rack offers a sturdy tubular base and double hooks at the top.

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Verbatim Bluetooth Wireless Folding Mobile Keyboard

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Wireless, Bluetooth mobile keyboard provides a quick and easy way to compose email and other documents with your iPad/iPhone. Designed especially to work with your dads Bluetooth-enabled iPad/iPhone (iOS 4 or higher), this thin-profile keyboard features an ultra-compact design that folds for maximum portability and easy storage in the included carrying case. The iPad/iPhone keyboard has a built-in media console allowing your dad to play, pause, and control his iTunes with the touch of a button. The keyboard also includes two AAA batteries and an iPhone stand for even greater freedom and mobility.

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