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Office Depot to Offer Tech Support

BY CSA STAFF

New York City Office Depot Inc. on Tuesday introduced technology support services for customers. Following in the footsteps of Best Buy Co.’s “Geek Squad” and Circuit City Stores’ “firedog” service, the office-supplies retailer said its “Tech Depot Services” are available in customers’ homes or offices.

“We’re in the midst of a national rollout,” said company spokesman Jason Shockley. “Eight-five stores out of the 1,200 are up and running right now—and we’re continuing expansion throughout the year.”

The 85 Office Depot stores that are now offering Tech Depot Services are located in Florida.

The introduction of the service comes a week after Office Depot posted a sharp drop in quarterly profit, hurt by higher expenses and lower sales in North America.

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Verde joins TDIndustries board

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DALLAS TDIndustries, a specialty construction company, has announced the appointment of Dora Ann Verde to its board of directors. Verde, a CPA and partner in the public accounting firm of Garza/Gonzalez & Associates in San Antonio, will serve as chairperson for TDIndustries’ audit committee.

According to Jack Lowe, Jr., board chair of TDIndustries, “We are fortunate to name Dora Ann Verde to our board and are very impressed with her exceptional qualifications.”

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Brash Entertainment names legal affairs vp

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Video game company, Brash Entertainment, announced that Melissa Miller has been appointed vp of legal affairs. Miller joined Brash from Fox Filmed Entertainment, where she handled legal affairs for domestic and global licensing and merchandising initiatives.

Prior to joining Fox, Miller practiced at Alschur Grossman Stein & Kahan, where she litigated on disputes involving partnership agreements, trade secrets and intellectual property.

“Melissa Miller has specialized in understanding complex partnerships and licensing agreements, making her an ideal fit for our business,” said Mitch Davis. “She navigates the Hollywood studio system with ease and is equally comfortable working closely with the game development community.”

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