WATER COOLER TALK
We face a lot of problems, obstacles and challenges at home, in our local communities, across our country and around the world. All of these problems have one common denominator. Education is a major...
Below are the 2014 Refuse to be Ordinary Contest Submissions. Each comment on this blog post counts as a “vote” towards the specified entry. The top 5 entries will be reviewed by an independent...
WATER COOLER TALK
14 August 2014
We face a lot of problems, obstacles and challenges at home, in our local communities, across our country and around the world. All of these problems have one common denominator. Education is a major part of the solution.
Education doesn’t just prepare students for life in the “real world.” It helps them solve problems for themselves and others. The more they know, the more prepared and confident they’ll be for whatever path they choose.
As your children get ready to hop on the big yellow bus and return to school, we’d like to offer a few suggestions about how you can foster an extraordinary learning experience.
05 August 2014
Below are the 2014 Refuse to be Ordinary Contest Submissions.
Each comment on this blog post counts as a “vote” towards the specified entry. The top 5 entries will be reviewed by an independent panel after August 22, 2014. A winner will be chosen and announced by Tuesday, August 26.
30 July 2014
Is your teacher extraordinary? Does this teacher deserve some extra credit of their own?
If so, give that teacher a shout-out! Tell EZ Office Products why your teacher is extraordinary in 500 words or fewer to nominate them for $500.00 of school supplies for their classroom. The independently owned, Madison-based office supply company is inviting students, teachers, parents, PTO’s and alike to participate in its Refuse to Be Ordinary Essay Contest. The winning essay will award their extraordinary teacher with $500 in free school supplies, giving them a head start for the 2014/2015 school year. Continue Reading
22 July 2014
“United we stand, divided we fall” is a phrase that first appeared in the United States in a Revolutionary War song in 1768. It later became a popular battle cry in the Civil War and World War II. Variations of “united we stand, divided we fall” actually appear in the Bible, although Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller, is widely regarded as the originator of the saying.
27 June 2014
Happy Independents Week! No, we didn’t just misspell a word.
20 June 2014
Here at EZ Office Products, we put as much energy and effort into supporting the good work of community organizations as we do into providing our customers with the office supplies and services they need to succeed. We believe it’s our responsibility as a local business to take on the social, environmental and economic issues that are so important to our customers, business partners, neighbors and friends.
We’re happy to partner with organizations that share our values and vision for a community that comes together to lift up all of its members, not just a select few. And make no mistake about it – we get to have a lot of fun participating in community events throughout the Madison area. Here is a sampling of events that we’ve supported during the past few months.
19 June 2014
How to Become the “EZOP Local-La-Teer”
Congratulations Jeanne Engle from Jeanne Engle Enterprises on becoming the first ever EZOP Local-La-Teer!
EZ Office Products (EZOP) wants to reward you for your efforts and commitment to Living Off Local. Whether that’s local food, products or services, your community loyalty of any local business boosts our economy!
07 May 2014
Every company on the face of the earth is under constant pressure to operate more efficiently. While the trend is to rely more on technology to automate certain tasks and outsource certain job functions, many organizations are overlooking the simplest ways to improve efficiency, like consolidating vendors.
05 May 2014
What does Dane Buy Local mean to EZ Office Products and its President Rose Molz? It does not mean just buying local. Rose says: “It’s about THINKING local FIRST. It’s about understanding that we can influence the state of our local economy.” Rose added: “Buying local is not just ‘you buy from me, I buy from you’. Dane County is like the hub of a wheel and all of the businesses in the county are its spokes. The healthier the spokes are, the better the county is as a whole.”
11 April 2014
EZ Office Products Sponsors 2014 American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon
EZ Office Products announces their “Power Hour” Radiothon sponsorship for the American Family Children’s Hospital fundraiser with DJs from Midwest Family Broadcasting in Madison taking place May 7-9.
In 2013, the event helped the American Family Children’s Hospital raise $613,358 for its “Sick Kids Can’t Wait” campaign, which was formed to raise funds needed to purchase 26 additional pediatric critical care beds and new operating room equipment and build pediatric treatment spaces for children requiring advanced heart and radiological procedures.
For EZ Office Products, being one of the sponsors during this year’s Radiothon is very important. We believe in our children, the future of tomorrow. Making a contribution for children in need, many of whom live right here in our greater Madison community, is just one way we can show this. We want to help spread love, good will and money to get our kids a fighting chance at a life they deserve. We also have personal connections to the hospital at EZ Office Products. Our president, Rose Molz, has two treasured nieces who both have received incredible care at the hospital, 18-year-old Rachel who has been battling Crohn’s disease since 2011 and little five-year-old Kaylee, currently receiving treatment at American Family Children’s Hospital for high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
EZ Office Products hopes to raise at least $5,000 of generosity dollars in 60 minutes during their “Power Hour” scheduled for May 7, 2014 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm and will match that amount for the American Family Children’s Hospital.
For more information on the American Family Children’s Hospital as well as this year’s Radiothon and how to donate, go to www.uwhealthkids.org.