OfficeMax to Bring Chicago's First OfficeMax Business Solutions Center to the Streeterville Neighborhood New "Store of the Future" Format Designed Specially to Meet the Needs of Chicago's Business Community

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office and facility supplies, technology and services, announced it has finalized a lease agreement to open Chicago's first OfficeMax Business Solutions Center in the city's business-rich Streeterville neighborhood later this summer.

The currently unoccupied street-level space at 550 St. Clair Street will house approximately 3,900 square feet of retail space that will feature specially tailored business services, solutions and products delivered by expert associates to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  

"We're delighted to finalize these plans for bringing our highly innovative 'store of the future' concept to our hometown of Chicago, to partner with local businesses and help them grow," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax. "Through this differentiated, multi-channel model, a specialized Business Solutions Adviser will reside in-store, working alongside business customers to help them take their enterprises to the next level with robust services and solutions tailored to meet their individual business needs." 

"Through this relationship-based retail center, we want local businesses in our community to know that they don't have to go it alone, said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of Retail at OfficeMax. "Every step of the process – from formalizing your business to setting up your website and marketing – will be available through the OfficeMax Business Solutions Center."

The OfficeMax Business Solutions Center is designed to attend to the unique needs of local entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing them with tools and services to help them grow, including enhanced technology support and a vast array of marketing, document and shipping services.

OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service team, and more than 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in the Chicago suburb of Naperville.

About OfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leading provider of 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.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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