Spend a few minutes downtown with lifelong Mill Valley resident Cliff Waldeck and you’ll be reminded that there are very few people here who don’t already know him and want to catch up with him.

That’s because Waldeck has been a nearly ubiquitous presence in Mill Valley, from his two terms on the City Council and a stint as Mayor to his role as a go-to office supplies and business products salesperson for an array of companies over the years. For the latter, while the business name has changed, Waldeck’s jovial, personal touch hasn’t.

Waldeck recently left Blaisdell’s Business Products and for business products Indoff, a “one-stop shop” that has been in business for nearly 50 years. Waldeck, who recalls that he got his start in the business at age 11 when joined his father during the summer and school breaks at the family business, Waldeck Office Supplies, in downtown San Francisco, recently spoke to Indoff about the transition.