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OfficeMax Announces Title Sponsorship Of Green Tie Ball In Chicago









NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced it is strengthening its commitment to greater Chicagoland with the title sponsorship of the Green Tie Ball, one of Chicago's most celebrated charity events.

The 21 st annual OfficeMax Green Tie Ball is hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green, which is dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicagoland's expressways, gateways and communities. The marquee event will be held Sept. 15 at A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport in Chicago.

OfficeMax has a strong business presence in the Chicagoland area, with headquarters in Naperville, and 45 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region.

"OfficeMax is pleased to partner with Chicago Gateway Green to sponsor this year's Green Tie Ball that brings additional resources to the city's beautification programs," said Ravi Saligram, OfficeMax president and CEO. "As a multi-national company headquartered locally, we are proud to invest in this great community where many of our customers, supply partners and associates live, work and play."

This year's event theme is "Alice in Wonderland", and OfficeMax Green Tie Ball guests will enjoy food from more than 60 of Chicago's restaurants including Frog & Snail, Province, GT Fish & Oyster, Frontier and Public House. Entertainment during the gala will include a special performance by Red Moon Theatre, live music from Chicago cover bands Dr. Bombay and South of 80, as well as deejay sets by Pete Wentz and DJ Rock City. A separate casino tent will feature roulette, blackjack and craps, as well as a silent auction. Winnings from the casino games will go towards tickets for the raffle. The event will be emceed by ABC7's "Windy City LIVE!" co-hosts Valerie Warner and Ryan Chiaverini. OfficeMax will also host a photo booth at the ball.

Visit gatewaygreen.org for information about Chicago Gateway Green, including its upcoming events and activities.

For more information about OfficeMax products and services, visit OfficeMax.com.

About Chicago Gateway GreenDedicated to greening and beautifying the region's expressways, gateways and communities, Chicago Gateway Green was founded in 1986 to benefit the environment and improve the quality of life for millions of Chicagoland residents and annual visitors. A 501c3 non-profit organization, Chicago Gateway Green makes an impact in the community with three key programs: Expressway Partnership, transforming city roadways into landscaped parkways; the International Sculpture Program, beautifying gateways through the installation of public, international art on expressways; and the Tree Partnership, a large-scale tree planting initiative that transforms unused land into green spaces. The nonprofit organization has broad support across the region's business and civic community and serves as a model for effective public-private partnerships. For more information visit www.gatewaygreen.org or our Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatewayGreen.



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