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Business of Furniture - January 16, 2019

  •   ASID Sponsors Inaugural DesignWell Conference - The event theme is wellness architecture—how nature, materials, and design come together to benefit humans within the built environment.
  •   Unika Vaev Announces Partnership with De Ploeg - Unika Vaev has announced their new partnership as the exclusive North American Distributor of the upholstery collection of European Textile Manufacturer, De Ploeg.
  •   One Workplace Launches New Commercial Interior Construction Company - Vantis begins operation with about $33 million of business that has been assigned by the dealership.
  •   INDEAL Evolves Beyond Buying Group to Serve the Dealer Community - The growth of INDEAL comes from a vacuum in the industry. INDEAL has morphed from a buying group, which is all about return on investment, to an organization focused on the plight of the dealer, where the dealer is going to be and what the dealer needs to do.
  •   New Standing Desk Comes with a View - Using a glass surface did raise some questions about safety at first, but in the end it was the perfect view.
  •   5 Nightingale Products Win Prestigious Good Design Awards - 'Good Design' is the oldest and most prestigious design awards program in North America.
  •   Stephen Says - "Why Do Manager's Over-Think Hiring Salespeople?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "Stop Networking, Start Connecting" - by Sid Meadows, Founder and Principal of embark cct
  •   The Biz - "Next Wave Furniture Innovation" - by Kevin Budelmann, President of Peopledesign
  •   Workplace Wellness - 4 Stretches You Should Be Sharing with Customers Who Have Desk Jobs
  •   PLACES - Innovative Commercial Environments Offices and Showroom – San Diego
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Allseating and HBF Textiles
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - December, 2018 & January, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: CHOO CHOO GRILL, GRAND RAPIDS - The Choo Choo Grill definitely bucks the trend found in major metro areas around the country where some restaurants are doing double duty as coworking spaces during the day before switching to serve diners at night.
  •   WORKSPACE OF THE FUTURE - The way business gets done is changing — the pace of technological innovation coupled with societal change is redefining enterprise technologies, architecture and processes. By 2020, 50 percent of the total Global workforce will be millennials; 40 percent of information will be stored or processed by cloud computing; and IoT will lead to more than 20 billion connected devices globally.
  •   WHY YOUR WORKPLACE NEEDS A WALKING PATH - One of most accessible and cost-effective forms of exercise to incorporate into the workplace is walking. Inactivity spanning our professional and personal lives is a leading culprit of many preventable health conditions. Embracing workplace wellness has benefits beyond lower insurance premiums though, such as fostering collaboration, creativity, and productivity.
  •   AGILE WORKFLOW INNOVATION AND THE SPACE THAT SUPPORTS IT - The word "agile" is heavily used in the practice of workplace design. Sometimes it's interchangeably used with terms like "flexible" and "mobile." Architects and designers use these words in their discussions around how to create workspace that responds to continuously shifting business needs.
  •   A GUIDE TO WORKING FROM HOME - If it seems like more people are working from home, it's because they are. Thanks to telecommuting technology and research from experts like Cornell University's Nicholas Bloom, companies are becoming more lax about location requirements. One of the best parts about working from home is the opportunity to create a comfortable and motivational workspace. But with great power comes great responsibility.
  •   CANCER DOESN'T MEAN THE END OF EMPLOYMENT - Working after a cancer diagnosis has a wide range of challenges. From choosing whether or not to disclose it to working out accommodations with an employer or experiencing discrimination, the fear of being treated differently is real and causes a lot of stress. According to statistics Cancer + Careers compiled through its research, 1.68 million people in the U.S are diagnosed with cancer each year. There are 15.5 million survivors currently, and with the advancement of technology and medicine, that number will continue to grow.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   CIFF RE-INVENTED FOR 2019 - Once primarily for Chinese professionals, the platform has come to include a growing number of international attendees and buyers. Out of CIFF's 200,000 visitors and professionals, 30,000 come from outside of China, which is more than any other Chinese fair or show. The very best in Chinese design and quality and the most sought after products will be on display.


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