Top 5 Traveling Apps

The holidays are approaching fast and many of us are traveling to see family. We highly recommend some of our favorite mobile apps below. Many of them are available for Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry platforms, but all of them are available on Apple’s iOS devices.

Trip Planning and Management

With these apps, you can book flights and hotels, manage your itinerary and more!

Some of the most recognizable travel booking apps are Orbitz, Priceline,, Expedia, and Travelocity.


TripIt_icon_flat TripIt (free) saves all your trip details in one convenient place. All you have to do is forward your reservation emails to your TripIt account, and it automatically adds them to your itinerary.

yelp-ios-app-icontripadvisor Yelp and TripAdvisor’s app (free) provides you with millions of user reviews of restaurants, hotels, and sights.

Smart_Traveler_icon_highres_with_rounded_corners_800_1 Smart Traveler (free), from the US State Department, includes basic information on each country, plus travel advisories. Smart Traveler provides you with travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more.

downloadIf you are traveling abroad Word Lens is the app for you! With Word Lens, you can aim your smartphone’s camera at a sign in a foreign language, and Word Lens will instantly translate it for you (available for Spanish, French, German, and Italian)!


Veteran’s Day is Near!

Nov. 11 Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day Facts:

  • In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  • In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
  • Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

Write with Pride

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Camo Pens

Write with pride using the Camo ballpoint pen and enjoy over half a mile of smooth writing. Part of the proceeds from the pen is donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and gives support toward helping WWP fulfill its mission of honoring and empowering wounded service members. Barrel features an exact match to U.S. Army’s digital camouflage and a comfortable rubber grip. Durable metal spring clip easily attaches to pockets.

Support Veteran’s All Year Long

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Calendar desk pad will make each month more meaningful with a picture and story of a wounded warrior and their families. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project. To help honor and empower, the Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, related to their military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Dated planning pages range 12 months from January to December.

Wave with Pride

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American Flag

American flag includes embroidered stars, sewn stripes, reinforced ends and brass grommets. Made of heavyweight nylon, flag is appropriate for outdoor or indoor use. 

Shop our monthly flyer for more veteran inspired products.

The 6th Season of Teacher of the Week is here!


The start of football season is also the start of our 6th annual Teacher of the Week promotion!  Each Sunday a different teacher will be chosen from the nominations to be the weekly winner.  Each weekly winner will receive a storage tote FULL of classroom supplies, a carton of paper, and 2 Suite tickets to the Carolina Panthers January 3rd game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. At this game, the Teacher of the Year will be announced and will receive an amazing prize pack for their classroom and school! All nominees will receive a sample pack, but the 10 best nominations each week will receive a special box of supplies! 

Click here to nominate a teacher –

-Brittany Bryant
Marketing Associate, FSIoffice

First School-Day Photo Contest


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


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


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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