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Have you ever seen all the service provided by 360 Office Solutions?

Many people are amazed at how much more we are than “just office supplies.”

Check out our Service Summary… you’ll be amazed!

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Active Seating bounces into your workplace

How many times did your mother tell you to “Sit up straight”?

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It seems her old words of wisdom are now all the rage. More and more manufacturers are introducing their own versions of what has been termed as Active Seating: seating contraptions that allows and even encourages the sittee (that means you) to wiggle, rock, and literally exercise as you sit at your work desk, and all the while you’re able continue with your tasks at hand.

Active seating stems from the growing field of ergonomics, or working in a physically stress-free work place.

Old chairThe more traditional office seating has advanced light-years from unexciting the old familiar wooden office chairs of torture creating today’s padded, fully-adjustable, and very comfortable task chairs.

But that can be the problem; today’s ergonomic seating can be so comfortable that you actually forget to get up to stretch and move. And research is discovering that not moving can actually be deadly to you. (But more on that in a different blog.)

Enter the new active chairs. Unlike typical chairs that do nothing but “sit there”, active seating chairs work with your body’s need to be in constant physical movement, whether from your waist, your legs, or upper back. These chair designs may include rounded bases, inflated bladders, spring action, pneumatic shocks, or even sit/stand designs.

In all these cases, the end result is that your body moves throughout your workday via swaying, bouncing, balancing, twisting, shifting, and standing.

As odd as most of these products seem, they all strive (and succeed) in combating static sitting and standing while improving your posture.

Chair montage 2In their own ways, they’ll strengthen and condition muscles in your back, legs, or abdomen. Movement throughout the day keeps a worker stimulated and focused. Users insist they’ve eliminated back pain with improved circulation to the spine and lower extremities.

Chair Montage 1    If you think active office seating is something you’d like to try, call the seating experts here at 360 Office Solutions. We can show you lots of options, and even let you take one home for an office test-ride. So, sit up straight, grab your phone, and give us a call!  (406) 248-7881

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When a Good Machine goes bad…

While your Multi Function Printer (MFP) operates correctly, your machine will reliably be singing its “putchika-putchika-putchika-putchika” song, and your life is like a symphony with all bio-mechanics in perfect zen harmony.

Then one day, you decide to download some new system software.  After all, it was “Free”.  But afterward when you press the PRINT button, this is all you see:

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Of course you frantically push RETRY, but you’re like most mortal office people;  you have no idea what this means, or what you can do to make your system happy again.  Your small business probably has no machine expert on staff, and no one in your office has any helpful advise… except for the one person who ventures over, and comments, “Looks like a connectivity problem to me,” then wanders off.  Hey, thanks, man.

But suddenly, the afternoon looms up. That oh-so-important multi-page business proposal is due then.  Your vacation isn’t until next Friday, and you’re not exactly sure how you’re going to survive this particular career-ending crisis.

Here’s your big hint:  When you need an answer to an office machine situation, call the office solutions people — 360 Office Solutions.  Office machine maladies happen.  blog cartoon 001Even something like a connectivity hiccup.  360 Office Solution should be your “Go To” connection.  Help when you need to figure out what might be wrong with any of your office machines.

It’s most likely your printer isn’t suddenly “broken.”  The vast majority of the times that an MFP stops working correctly, it’s going to be something simple.  Something like a connection issue, software, a poorly chosen menu selection, even a maladjusted paper tray.

Our quick response Connectivity Team knows all about connectivity, driver software, and machine menu selection.  We know how to deal with with finicky office systems.  Products like:  Printers, Scanners, Projectors, white e-boards, and video conferencing.

So, when you need some machine advice from a smart machine professional.  Make your next connection to:

Mike Bartholomew    (406) 259-0429

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Bozeman Public Library Update

The Bozeman Public Library recently hosted an event called “Library Journal Design Institute” put on by the Library Journal (a national library publication), which is a notable event for library administration, trustees, and foundation boards from around the nation. In preparation for the event, 360 Office Solutions was asked to replace the 10-year-old seating that had grown tired and was no longer able to be effectively maintained. The new chairs from Lowenstein feature the latest in textile technology to protect against all sorts of contaminants. The fabric has a ‘nano’ technology finish that repels fluids. In the unlikely event that a liquid gets forced through the fibers of the fabric, it has a complete liquid barrier to ensure nothing penetrates to the foam. An antimicrobial treatment which inhibits bacterial growth, has also been applied from Applied Textiles, who the leader in matching textile technology to various environments. The faux leather on these chairs was designed and engineered specifically for McDonald’s Corporation for use in its locations world-wide. It will stand up to the harshest of conditions.

Bozeman Library’s Old Chairs (Before the update): 

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Bozeman Library’s New Chairs by Lowenstein (After the update): 

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It’s Football Friday @ 360 Office Solutions!

We spent the day gearing up for the Big Game this weekend the only way we knew how – with lots of food, fun, and rivalry!! 😉

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Don’t sweat your Copier purchase — we’re here to help.

Deciding on which copier you need is one of the toughest decisions you can make. A copier purchase isn’t for the feint of heart. That’s why you’ll get plenty of help from the professionals at 360 Office Solutions. We have plenty of brands from which to choose, and depending on your particular office needs, we can narrow down the selection process.

Just ask one of our thousands of Copier customers!  Don’t get in a sweat if you’re in the market for anything from a Multi-Function Color Printer down to a small B/W
space-saver machine.  Let 360 help you make the right choice.

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360 Sings “Jingle Bells”

From our family to yours — We wish you a wonderful holiday season!!

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“I Hate My Copier” Promo Winner

Congratulations to Linda H. from Stockman Bank who won our “I Hate My Copier” promo with Mojo 92.5! She was chosen as the lucky winner of a new Ricoh USA Copier!!Linda Holmes

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French Onion Dip

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Ingredients:

– 2 Tbs. canola oil

– 1 Tbs. butter

– 2 Vidalia onions, sliced into 1/4” rings (~ 4 C.)

– 2 large shallots, sliced into 1/8” rings (~ 1/2 C.)

– 2 C. sour cream

– 1 C. mayonnaise

– 1 tsp. celery salt

– 1 tsp. Worcestershire

– 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

– 1 tsp. salt

Preparation: In a large saute pan over low heat, add oil and butter. When butter is melted, add onions and saute stirring occasionally until golden brown and caramelized, about 35 min. Add shallots and saute for 15 min. more until onions and shallots are dark brown. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 to 6 min., then chop into 1/4” pieces. Set aside to cool to room temp. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, celery salt, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Fold in onion mixture. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight, prior to serving.

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Local Arrowhead Student Sparks PB&J Competition to Help Community

Check out this awesome article that recently appeared in the Billings Gazette! We are so proud to call Nate Smith, his mom Pam, and dad Paul Before, a part of our 360 Family. Nate is clearly making a huge impact on his community – and  one day the world!! 🙂 Click here to read

 

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