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Loyola Celebrates Family Owned Businesses in Illinois

Jim Buik - Friday, September 19, 2014

Since the Roscoe Chicago Uniform Company is a family-owned business, we are big supporters of other family-owned businesses. If not from the perspective that we share the same core values, are vested in our team members, actively involved in our community, and are dedicated to sustainable business practices; but family businesses account for 50% of the gross domestic product in our country today.

Family businesses are the core foundation of the American economy that's why the uniform company is more than thrilled that an organization is celebrating family business in Illinois. The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business presents the Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards every year. The awards program, in its 21st year, recognizes family businesses in Illinois that demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A strong commitment to both business and family
  • Positive family/business linkage
  • Multi-generational family business involvement
  • Contributions to industry and community
  • Innovative business practices and strategies

Garvey's Office Products is Awarded Medium Family Business of the Year

This years winners have been announced and the uniform services company is proud to say that the awardee for Medium Family Business of the Year is a valued customer of Roscoe and we are of theirs. Garvey's Office Products was founded in 1926 and in their 88 years as a family business have grown to become the largest independently owned office supply distributor in Illinois. Like the Chicago uniform company they are dedicated to customer service by offering competitive pricing in their industry, but with exceptional service that fits the needs of the customer. Backed by six second-generation siblings who have been in the family business together for 22 years, the loyalty and “family” spirit extends throughout their company with many team members having been with the company for over 10 years. Be sure to check out their employee profiles on their home page and their YouTube channel where you can truly see them embody their corporate tag line of “The Nice Guys in Office Supplies”.

Garvey's is Dedicated to Sustainable Business Practices with "Recycle For a Reason" Program

The Chicago mat company wants to point out a wonderful program Garvey’s Office Products has in place called “Recycle for a Reason” that raises money for local charities through the recycling of toner and electronics. Individual rebates on recycled cartridges and electronics is not much, but accumulated over a quarter can produce a staggering amount. In the first quarter the “nice guys” raised $7,305.98 for Bernie’s Book Bank and in the second quarter $6,709.68 for Center on 3656 N. Halsted.

If you would like to learn more about the program, the charities selected or the collection guidelines click here. While nominations are now closed, consider nominating or applying for next year’s Illinois Family Business Award here.

Congratulations to Garvey’s Office Products and continue representing family business. The Roscoe Chicago Uniform Company is honored to work with such a great organization.

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