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AT-A-GLANCE® Wounded Warrior Project® Planning and Productivity Tools Now Available at Office Depot

WWP product sales through Office Depot will result in a portion of the proceeds going to support the needs of injured U.S. service members 

Office Depot Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project. A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded WarriorsAs individuals and businesses start their planning for 2014, Office Depot, a leading global provider of office supplies and printing services, is now offering AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing products that can assist them, while benefiting a great cause—Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. For every WWP product sold through Office Depot, AT-A-GLANCE, which is a part of ACCO Brands, will donate a portion of the sale to WWP.

“We’re very proud of our relationship with Office Depot and delighted to have our Wounded Warrior Project products featured in its stores across the country,” said Thomas W. Tedford, President, U.S. Office and Consumer Products, ACCO Brands. “The successful launch of these products with Office Depot is a true ‘win-win’ endeavor that ultimately benefits Wounded Warrior Project.”

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Office Depot Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project. A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors

Staples Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE® Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project®

A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors

Individuals and businesses can now support injured U.S. service members’ needs by purchasing from the full line of AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing products benefiting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The WWP products are now available at Staples retail stores and online at Staples.com.

The AT-A-GLANCE WWP products are designed to give individuals the ability to better organize schedules and appointments. The product line includes planners, wall calendars, desk pads and appointment books featuring snapshots and stories of Wounded Warriors and their families. Continue reading

The History of the Trapper Keeper

Oh Snap! The History of the Trapper Keeper

Trapper Keeper—a name that is on the short-list of iconic brands that have become a part of our everyday terminology.

“Hand me a Kleenex.”

“Go make a Xerox of this article.”

“Don’t put that Q-tip too far into your ear!!”

Yes, many of us have used the term “Trapper Keeper” when referring to a number of types of binders and notebooks. But rest assured, there’s only ONE Trapper Keeper!

And what an interesting story lies behind our favorite school portfolio. Erin McCarthy, deputy editor for the popular website MentalFloss.com, pulled together a great article outlining how the Trapper Keeper came to be the iconic figure it is today. We assure that you will learn something that you previously didn’t know about Trapper Keepers, so definitely give it a look: The History of the Trapper Keeper

Tell us: What kind of Trapper Keeper did you have?

Back-to-school means you need to get organized

Tips to Get Families, Students Organized for Back-to-School…and Beyond

AT-A-GLANCE helps productivity prevail during the 2013-14 school year

The back-to-school season is underway, and the preparations taken for getting back to the classroom are plentiful. To help with this transition, the planning and organizing experts from AT-A-GLANCE® have compiled tips for families and students of all ages.

“All the talk about back-to-school typically revolves around shopping for supplies and new clothes—and the costs associated with them,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “However, the true cost of this annual endeavor is time and how it’s lost due to lack of proper planning and organization.”

To help families and students get through this process in a productive and efficient manner, AT-A-GLANCE suggests taking the following steps Continue reading

New Line of AT-A-GLANCE® Productivity Tools Supports Wounded Warrior Project®

Nonprofit organization to receive portion of all Wounded Warrior Project® product sales;
AT-A-GLANCE® committed to minimum donation of $125,000 through 2014 

To help raise awareness of injured U.S. service members’ needs, the makers of
AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing tools today announced its new line of products supporting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). AT-A-GLANCE is a part of ACCO Brands, a leader in branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.

Wounded Warrior Project logo

Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors of the United States Armed Forces. Its vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. With this new alliance, WWP will receive a portion of the proceeds generated by the new AT-A-GLANCE WWP items through the end of 2014. A minimum of $125,000 has been pledged by AT-A-GLANCE, with the total donation expected to exceed that amount.

“We are extremely excited about this new relationship with AT-A-GLANCE and ACCO Brands,” said Brea Kratzert, director, Strategic Partnerships, Wounded Warrior Project. “It is through the support of the American public and iconic companies like ACCO Brands, that Wounded Warrior Project is able to offer 19 programs and services to our nation’s injured service members and their families.”

The AT-A-GLANCE WWP products are designed to give individuals and families the ability to better organize schedules and appointments. The product line includes planners, wall calendars, desk pads and appointment books featuring snapshots and stories of wounded warriors and their families. Continue reading

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Save Time and Alleviate Stress with Proper Vacation Planning

Five tips from productivity expert ACCO Brands help to make family vacations manageable and enjoyable

School’s out, the summer is here, and with it comes family vacations. This, in itself, brings a feeling of uneasiness to many, primarily due to lack of planning and ill-defined schedules. But rest easy—we have several tips to help you get the most out of your vacation this summer.

“Most vacations are planned with only the best of intentions—but are they WELL-planned?” asks Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “Poor organization can make the most well-intentioned family vacations go awry. Proper planning and time management will afford families the time to relax and enjoy their trips.”

Here are several steps you can take to get organized for your vacation:

Write it down to get around: Use a daily planner or calendar to create a “vacation map” to track all your intended activities and destinations. Plan out each day so you can easily refer to where you have been, where you are and where you still want to go. Be sure not to over-book yourself.

Do your homework: Prepare your trip in advance, as much as possible.

  • Make a list of the attractions you want to visit and check ahead to find out the busiest times.
  • Purchase tickets for attractions and events in advance whenever possible. Use a pocketed file or organizer to keep your tickets, itineraries and other trip materials in order.
  • Gather and organize items needed during the trip, including clothes, toiletries, snacks, electronics and other equipment, including chargers and adapters.
  • Don’t rely completely on your GPS—plan your driving routes. Check on current and future road construction along your routes, as well.

Perform the “21-point inspection”: For those vacations that include a long drive, perform a thorough checkup on your vehicle. You might not know all 21 points on your car but some of the most important ones can be easily checked, including fluids and tires. Consult your auto record book to see what maintenance is due on the vehicle before you leave.

Takeoff to a great vacation: When traveling by air, many things like delays and lost baggage are out of your control. However, you can take steps to make your experience more pleasant.

  • Get a ride to the airport to avoid parking.
  • Check for flight delays online or via smart phone apps.
  • Leave your family some extra time to get settled.
  • Take an earlier flight so that your family can hit the ground running on the first full day.
  • Come back a day early so you can ease back into your daily routine.

A day of relaxation: A family vacation can tire you out just as much as an everyday job. Give yourself a day of relaxation. Plan some free time for the final day of your trip. That extra day will give your family the flexibility to do something they might not have been able to do during the course of the week. Maybe you’d simply like to relax and unwind. “ Isn’t that why you took a vacation in the first place?” adds Cupp.

Get more tips on planning, organizing and productivity for every facet of your life by visiting the Day-Timer and the AT-A-GLANCE Success Centers.

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