The sky is the limit when it comes to office projects so head to Office Depot in Calumet City and grab some creative supplies.
Patrons of Office Depot will love the convenience of the nearby parking spaces.
So make sure you have enough office odds and ends to go around. Calumet City's Office Depot is here to help.
At Efficient Office Equipment in Tinley Park, you can take some stress off your plate with some new and helpful office supplies.
Wall decorations such as mirrors are sure to catch your eye, so stop in and see what else is on hand.
If you prefer to commute by car, take advantage of the many parking options in the area.
Whether you're a professional or a student, Efficient Office Equipment has the items you need to get organized and stay there.
Most popular offering: Chicago flag items
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Q&A with Tim Gillengerten, Owner
What sets your business apart from your competition?
Transit Tees is an insider gift shop. We design and produce almost all of our items in Wicker Park. If you live in Chicago, you'll love the gentle nods to the city's subway system, maps, city seal, and flag.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
While waiting at the Western Blue Line stop I realized that the signs at the platform were a form of contemporary art. The first line that was created for Transit Tees was the different L stops with the neighborhood incorporated into the sign.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
"I know what that is" (when referring to our Loop Stripe T-shirt). I love the positive affirmations that we hear from our customers every day.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Creating new designs and products daily, putting them out on the sales floor, and then hearing customers exciting in seeing them.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The store is an eclectic mix of vintage posters, subway signs, reclaimed pallets that have been made into Chicago flags, old silk screens, Chicago-centric apparel, magnets with L stops and neighborhoods, glassware, pillows ... . A wide range of prices so that everyone can get a little piece of Chicago.
The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.
Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.
On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We work with your budget and meet the customer on every level. Our motto is quality, service and cost. Also, we'll beat any price quote, when you bring in other competitors quote. Our goal is to save you time and turn arounds. Framer has over 20 yrs. expc. We also, love pets they are welcome here.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We like to give great discounts and having a satisfied customer is on of our goals. We would like to share the stories that we've experienced over 35 yrs. of service to the Chicago Land and other states, that we had the privilege to serve. It is a honor to be a part of helping others achieve & save.
What do you love most about your job?
Pleasing a customer and watching their face light up; when they have seen the finished product of the frames they have selected; with their art. It feel really great to know that your in the business not for gain, but to help someone get framing at a low cost and still have enough money for lunch.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Wow ! You really hit it right on the mark. This is fabulous, this is Amazing.
A small, contemporary frame shop nestled in the West Loop, CMM Framing strives to offer custom framing solutions for clients ranging from artists and designers to galleries and corporate customers. The shop's framing experts each boast several years of experience and prefer to personally oversee and control the quality of individual projects from beginning to end. With hundreds of frame and mat samples on hand, they cater to individual tastes with custom creations, all the while preserving flat mementos—such as drawings, paintings, or trophies that were accidentally dropped in front of a steamroller—within 99% acid-free archival materials. Customers can browse an online gallery of past products to gain ideas, catching glimpses of eye-popping Peter Max–esque prints expertly framed against dark, glossy wood or understated crème-colored backgrounds.