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Staples and Detroit Red Wings Star Center Steve Yzerman Plan Special
DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 1999--A professional ice rink may not seem like the traditional office environment -- it's cold and slippery, you get shoved, kicked and bruised as part of the normal working day. Possibly the only business machine around is the trusty Zamboni. But for a hockey star like Steve Yzerman, the ice is the office where he does his best work.

In celebration of greater Detroit's hardworking businesspeople, who are both loyal Yzerman fans and Staples business customers, Staples is partnering with Detroit Red Wings Center and Captain Steve Yzerman in a unique promotion called "Take Your Office to Steve's Office." Staples and Yzerman are offering the chance for a Detroit area businesses and its employees to win a visit from Yzerman at their office, and in turn will see Yzerman at "work" at his office on the ice at a Red Wings game in March!

Through March 1, 1999, members of the public can come in to any of the 14 Southeastern Michigan Staples superstores and enter the contest simply by filling out a specially-marked entry form at the Steve Yzerman display located at the front of the store. This ultimate employee incentive includes a VIP trip for up to 20 office employees to attend a regular season Detroit Red Wings game, dine and view the game from a luxury suite and enjoy limousine service to and from the game.

Yzerman will personally present the game tickets when he visits the office which submitted the winning entry. Yzerman also will meet the employees, sign autographs and hand out sports merchandise.

Yzerman, a perennial NHL All-Star, is first on the Red Wings in points and assists this season, and currently ranks 10th on the NHL all-time scoring list. Yzerman is the longest serving captain in term of games in NHL history.

Staples is an active participant in both the business and education community in Southeast Michigan. Last October, Staples awarded Port Huron Northern High School with a $5,000 Staples gift certificate and a visit from Bobby Ross, Detroit Lions head coach, as winners in the 1998 Staples Coach of the Week program.

Detroit-area Staples superstores include:

  • Dearborn Staples: Westborn Mall, 23141 Michigan Ave (Michigan Ave. and Outer Dr.)
  • Westland Staples: 35615 Warren Road
  • Taylor Staples: 22275 Eureka Road
  • Chesterfield Staples: 51382 Gratiot Ave. (NE Corner of Gratio Ave. and 23 Mile Rd.)
  • Farmington Hills Staples: 29199 Orchard Lake Road
  • Roseville Staples: 31980 Gratiot Ave (with Sam's Wholesale Club)
  • Brighton Staples: Challis Road and Grand River Road, Brighton Town Center<
  • Commerce Township Staples: 335 Haggerty Road
  • Sterling Heights Staples: The Shops at Sterling Ponds, 14 Mile Rd. and Van Dyke Rd.
  • Grosse Pointe Staples: 17410-17420 Mack Avenue (Exit 223 off I-94)
  • Clawson Staples: Clawson Center, Fourteen Mile Road and Crooks Road
  • Rochester Hills Staples: Hamlin Square Shopping Center, 1950 South Rochester Road
  • Ypsilanti Staples: 3120 Carpenter Road.
  • Monroe Staples: 1525 Challis Road.

Staples, Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies, furniture and technology to consumers and business from home based businesses to Fortune 50 companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest operator of office superstores in the world. The Company has over 37,000 employees serving customers through more than 915 office superstores, e-commerce, mail order catalogs and contract business. More information about the company is available at http://www.staples.com.

     CONTACT: Staples, Inc.
              Christina Erridge
              508-424-7375
              christina.erridge@staples.com