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Minnesota’s Innovative Office Solutions, the largest women-owned Independent Business Products Dealer in the Country, Acquires Viking Office Supply

We are thrilled to announce that as of May 2018, Innovative has acquired Viking Office Supply in Alexandria, Minnesota. 

Viking Office Supply has been serving central Minnesota since 1972 with office supplies, office furniture and business equipment. With a long history of providing local personalized service to their customers they were a perfect fit to add to the Innovative family. 

Coming on the heels of our acquisition of Brown & Saenger in January 2018 this move continues the Innovative growth story, allowing us to add highly experienced talent to our team and bring the Innovative offering to more customers who value local personalized service. 

The people of Viking will join the Innovative team and provide an additional location in central Minnesota to provide personalized employee-driver deliveries.

A Winning Culture

Throughout its growth, Innovative Office Solutions has made it a priority to maintain the culture that made it successful in the first place. A culture focused on relationships, bringing the best service to its customers, helping employees attain their goals, and being a good partner to suppliers.

“When we started Innovative, it was to fill a gap in the market where service was suffering in the industry. We brought service back through our Relationships Matter belief system, and combined that with the technology and partnerships necessary to compete in the marketplace,” Smith said. “We’ve created a growth culture, but kept it a fun and rewarding place to work and that attitude has resonated with our customers.”

Innovative Office Solutions has landed on the MN Business 100 Best Places to Work list for four consecutive years by offering a health friendly workplace with initiatives such as sit-stand desks, daily workouts and health-based incentives.

That winning culture has given Innovative a unique spot in the marketplace as a business that deftly combines their large-scale technology and supplier partnerships with the touch and feel of a small company.

About Innovative Office Solutions

Founded in 2001 by CEO Jennifer Smith, Innovative Office Solutions is a progressive, independent provider of office productivity solutions with a focus on making the workplace more productive.

The products & services offered by Innovative include office suppliesfurniture & designcleaning suppliesbreakroom productspromotional productstechnology solutionsprint & graphic design.  This full portfolio is delivered in a personalized, relationship focused, approach designed to deliver the right solution to meet the unique needs of any organization.

Clients include US Bank Stadium and the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, St. Paul Saints, and Minnesota United FC. Innovative partners with each of these professional sports teams to give back to the community through a variety of sports-themed initiatives. Additionally, Innovative operates its InSports Foundation with the goal of helping 10,000 kids experience the life lessons associated with sports.