Businesses Learn to Save Money and Protect the Environment

Organization offers free paper shredding in Chicago and Wheaton

Oct 19, 2010, 07:00 ET from Association for Information and Image Management Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses and organizations both small and large can save money and help make the environment greener by participating in Paperless Office Days in Chicago on October 27th and in west suburban Wheaton on October 28th.  The two-day event is sponsored by the Association for Information and Image Management Chicago (AIIM Chicago), the leading international organization focused on helping businesses understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, and business processes.

Paperless Office Days will begin on October 27th at the City of Chicago's Center for Green Technology.  "Participants will learn how creating a paperless office will save their organization the costs associated with paper, printing and storage, as well as increase business productivity and protect the environment," according to Joyce Osborne, President of AIIM Chicago.    

As a part of the event, AIIM's Paperless Office Days will provide free paper shredding to any business or organization who wants to participate in this cost-saving and environmentally friendly service.  This service will be provided on October 27th at the City of Chicago's Center for Green Technology from 9:00am to 3:00pm and on October 28th at the DuPage County Fair Grounds from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

"Whether you realize it or not, storing files takes up space and costs money.  Moreover, recycling paper minimizes the environmental impact associated with cutting down trees unnecessarily," Osborne said.  "Businesses and organizations throughout the Chicagoland area are encouraged and welcomed to bring in up to five boxes of old files.  We will shred them at no cost," she added.    

Also as a part of the event, AIIM Chicago will be awarding a Fujitsu fi-6140 scanner and Kofax Express software to the company who has saved the largest percentage of money by using the technology to scan and capture files to eliminate paper.  "Contestants can submit a brief description of their processes and how their efforts to go paperless have benefited their organizations both monetarily and productivity," Osborne concluded.

For more information on the event, go to or call 630-782-2109.

For More Information Contact:

John J. Pastuovic

630-782-0795 (office)

312-925-9092 (cell)

SOURCE Association for Information and Image Management Chicago