Office Depot on North Loop opened Dec. 2
Office Depot, a global provider of office products and services, celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Houston on Dec. 2.
The store is located at 1401 N. Loop Freeway W.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Office Depot Foundation donated 100 new children's book bags and $100 to each of three local non-profit organizations: the Children's Assessment Center Foundation, Avondale House and Target Hunger.
The manager of the Houston store, Ray Rosales, has been with Office Depot for approximately 16 years.
According to Rosales, the new store incorporates a number of features designed specifically with the customer in mind, including colorful and clear signage, carpeted floors for a warmer feel and a friendly, simple-to-navigate floor plan.
Additionally, products are grouped together in highly visible, strategically located "pods," with core office supplies on one side of the store and consumer electronics on the opposite side
The store hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Call 713-869-8207 or visit www.officedepot.com.
– all signed for optimal visibility and ease of purchase.
The furniture area offers the latest product lines and assortments. The front end of the store features Office Depot's Copy & Print Depot and Tech Services.
The Houston Office Depot store employs approximately 13 full- and part-time associates.
It houses more than 7,500 technology, furniture and supply products as well as Copy & Print Depot services in approximately 21,000 square feet of selling space. Federal grant will help emergency planning
The University of St. Thomas has received a $245,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for emergency management planning efforts.
Over the next two years, UST will develop a comprehensive plan to develop, review, improve and fully integrate campus-based all-hazards emergency management and business continuity plans.
These plans include regularly scheduled mock drills, campus training and coordination of communications for emergency preparedness.
A plan to prevent campus violence will address the mental health needs of students, staff and faculty who may be at risk of causing violence by harming themselves or others.
The plan will also include emergency protocols that address the medical, mental health, communication, mobility and emergency needs of persons with disabilities, special needs or language barriers.
The university will expand its preparation for infectious disease outbreaks and further develop plans to ensure continuity of campus-wide operations following an emergency.
UST is the only school in Texas to receive funds from the Emergency Management for Higher Education Program.
"In addition to the emergency procedures we already have in place, this grant will enhance our ability to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies," EMHE Project Director Chris Barry said.
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