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Staples and Chicago Bears Announce Staples Small Business Hall of Fame, Class of 2010
Frost Dental Lab and M&M Custom Flooring are final two honorees into Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes

CHICAGO, Dec 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Staples, Inc. and the Chicago Bears have announced that McHenry-based Frost Dental Lab and M&M Custom Flooring of New Lenox are the final "enshrinees" to be named to the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame. These Chicagoland small businesses join previous winners Markatay, Inc. and Tasty Catering to make up the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

In keeping with its commitment to helping small businesses, Staples developed the program to make it easy to for local companies to have a chance to win one of the four Hall of Fame spots. The Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes was open to all Chicagoland small businesses this fall by entering at www.StaplesHallofFame.com.

"Frost Dental Lab is very excited to be named the third winner in the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame sweepstakes," said Scott Frost, President of Frost Dental Lab. "We are a small company, but we're dedicated to providing high-quality product and service to all of our dental office customers."

Michelle Thompson, President of M&M Custom Flooring, echoed those same thoughts. "Providing a small business such as ours with a platform like the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame shows Staples' commitment to business owners, and we are truly honored to be a part of the program."

In addition to being named to the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame, winners received a prize package featuring a $2,000 Staples gift card, a free onsite consultation with a Staples EasyTech, two annual Economy Plus options and one annual Red Carpet Club membership from United Airlines, and a $200 Wildfire gift certificate. Representatives from each company were also on hand at Soldier Field in December when the Bears took on the New England Patriots.

Staples will also be making a $1,000 donation to the charity of each company's choice.

"Staples launched the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes to showcase the importance of small businesses and honor them in a unique way for what they bring to the economy of the Chicagoland area," said Bob Wolfe, Staples regional vice president. "All of the honorees may be small businesses, but they deliver big-time results."

About Staples

Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products and services. Our broad selection of office supplies, electronics, technology and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and copying and printing, helps our customers run their offices efficiently. With 2009 sales of $24 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples is available at www.staples.com/media.

About Frost Dental Lab

Frost Dental Labs provides high-quality bridge and crown work along with unrivaled customer service. Our mission is to provide the specialized services needed for cases dealing with time constraints or shades that you can't get from a large impersonal lab. They focus on each and every dentist's individual needs, fostering a more personalized partnership between Frost and their customers' practices. To learn more please call Frost Dental Lab at 815-363-0883.

About M&M Flooring

M & M Custom Flooring is a family owned business that has been providing high-quality custom flooring solutions to the New Lenox area for over 15 years. Our flooring experts are trained to help you select the best hard-wood, carpet, tile, or laminate for your project. To learn more visit www.mmcustomflooring.com or call 815-485-4884.

SOURCE: Staples, Inc.

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