Who Cares About Buying Local?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 by

More people than you might think. Fortunately for independent businesses like mine, most folks prefer to buy locally when possible. In the office products industry, independents can compete head-to-head on price with the big-box stores; we’re all buying at about the same cost. Absent an end-user pricing differential, choosing a local vendor is a no-brainer. Here’s

Your sofa and chair are killing you.  I know, they look so innocent. A study done on over 90,000 women aged 50-79 was published in the February American Journal of Preventative Medicine and it concluded “there was a linear relationship between greater amounts of sedentary time and mortality risk.” That’s not a “man bites dog”

An Open Letter to My Customers

Thursday, 30 January 2014 by

I’m sorry this took so long to reach you, but it’s been in my desk drawer for oh, about 20 years.   I’ve been afraid to mail it, thinking – until now – that maybe it’s more than you want to know. First, let me say thanks for hanging in there with me and my office

In the spirit of the holiday season Tallgrass Business Resources has donated $500 apiece to food banks in each of our primary markets on our customers’ behalf.  The recipients this year are the HACAP Food Reservoir in Cedar Rapids, the Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank in Iowa City and the River Bend food

Attached Photo Courtesy of Joe Photo www.joephoto.com 
Left to Right Back Row: Phil Wasta, Tom Vander Vaart, John Wasta, Jason Blomme, Sadie Hamsik
Left to Right Front Row: Doug Parsons, Brenda Garbe, Michelle Friedman, Diane Ocasio, Stephanie Herr

Photo Courtesy of Joe Photo www.joephoto.com Left to Right Back Row: Phil Wasta, Tom Vander Vaart, John Wasta, Jason Blomme, Sadie Hamsik Front Row: Doug Parsons, Brenda Garbe, Michelle Friedman, Diane Ocasio, Stephanie Herr October 3rd, 2013 (Cedar Rapids, IA)… Tallgrass Business Resources was honored at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s ‘Good Morning Cedar

December 11, 2012 (Coralville, IA)… In the spirit of the holiday season Tallgrass Business Resources has donated $500 apiece to food banks in each of our primary markets on our customers’ behalf.  The recipients this year are the Hacap Food Reservoir in Cedar Rapids, the Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank in Iowa City

Tallgrass Business Resources will be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of their merger and name change, as well as their considerable history in each of their primary markets: Pioneer in Cedar Rapids since 1924, Frohwein in Iowa City and Coralville since 1917, Matthews in Davenport since 1931 & Matthews in Wilton since 1983. For more

December 29, 2011 (Coralville, IA)… In the spirit of the holiday season Tallgrass Business Resources has donated $500 apiece to food banks in each of our three primary markets on our customers’ behalf.  The recipients this year are the Hacap Food Reservoir in Cedar Rapids, the Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank in Iowa

Two well known, multi-generational businesses, Frohwein/ Matthews Office Plus and Pioneer Workspace Solutions – are pleased to announce their merger effective June 1, 2011. The new name of their combined entities is Tallgrass Business Resources.  This event will bring together two of Iowa’s leading office products companies, blending talents and resources in the areas of

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