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'Reading is Power' at literacy center

HOLYOKE– For a reading fan such as Juan Vidal Martinez, it was a place to stoke the imagination. The Padded-chair sanctuary was isolated but accessible beneath a skylight and near a library.

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Conklin Office Furniture Celebrates Earth Day

Conklin Office Furniture is preparing for an earth day celebration that will be one to remember.  After recently relocating it's main headquarters from Springfield, MA to Holyoke MA, the Conklin employees will take the day to clean up the grounds of the new office.

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Conklin Hires New Salesperson

Conklin Office Furniture is excited to announce the hiring of Lynn Boivin to join our Holyoke office as a used office furniture sales representative.  

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Conklin Christmas Spectacular

On Saturday December 10th Conklin Office Furniture organized its first family holiday party. With about 50 employees from "all walks of life" a few elves at Conklin organized a gathering catered toward the children.

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Conklin Relocation

As of August 29, 2005 the Massachusetts branch of Conklin Office Furniture can be found at 56 Canal Street in Holyoke.  After a long restoration, Conklin has redone a section of the original American Thread Company mill to serve as their new headquarters.

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House of Hope Taking Shape

After the unfortunate teal and salmon paper had been stripped from the walls in one room and the mustard paint eradicated from the library, the extreme makeover at 946 Plumtree Road had begun. 

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Cancer House of Hope

New Cancer House of Hope Coming to Springfield
Springfield MA has seen many improvements over the past few years. The addition of the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, the first truly integrated cancer care center in the Northeast, will soon be supported by a Cancer House of Hope.

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Just Like New - Conklin Office Furniture Remanufactures Its Way to Profits

It’s not easy making money selling chairs. Ask Jeffrey Hart. In the years after helping company president Fran Arnold move Conklin Office Furniture from an office-supply story to a used office furniture dealer, he realized just how much opportunity there could be apart from pens, pencils, file cabinets, and chairs.

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A Family Business Decides to Diversify and Conquer

A year ago, when many local office supply companies were downsizing, selling out to larger companies, or going out of business altogether, Fran Arnold decided to triple the size of his showroom in downtown Springfield. 

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A Refurbisher Answers Facility Managers' Most Common Objections

Refurbishing is no longer a new idea. Surveys show that about one half of all facility managers already use refurbished, remanufactured, and “as-is” used furniture in their buildings. It’s the other 50% of facility managers who make my job as a refurbisher challenging.

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