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Business of Furniture - January 22, 2020

  •   Industry to Organize Around City of Hope in Major Charitable Push - The office products industry started small, raising about $50,000. Last year, the industry raised $15.5 million for City of Hope and the target for 2020 is $17.5 million.
  •   Framery Debuts a New Pod Relevant for the Future - The O VCR is a one-person booth featuring video call technology without the technology. Instead, the O VCR offers space in the booth for a 24-inch screen of the customer’s choice.
  •   How the Application of Neuroscience in Design Can Separate Us from Artificial Intelligence - Why do some spaces appeal to our senses better than others?
  •   Knoll Mothballs Grand Rapids Plant, 210 Jobs Affected - Under the restructuring plan, most of the Grand Rapids manufacturing operations are expected to be closed by the end of the second quarter of 2020.
  •   Novacap Portfolio Company Bestar Acquires Bush Industries - The two companies have more than 130 years of combined history in the RTA furniture industry and consolidated sales of approximately $200 million.
  •   Innovative Office Products Acquires CompuCaddy, Opens Up Healthcare Market - CompuCaddy is a manufacturer of medical computer carts, medical cart workstations and other complementary products for medical and health care facilities.
  •   Teknion Experience Centre Opens in Heart of Dubai Design District - The Teknion Experience Centre officially opened in the heart of the d3 Dubai Design District during the recent Dubai Design Week.
  •   Stephen Says - "Why is the Search to find the President of our Company Taking so Long?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   From Where I Sit - "A Gender Revolution in Jasper, Indiana" - by Michael A. Dunlap
  •   PLACES - Flight Centre Offices – Toronto
  •   FIRST LOOKS - Ferco Seating and Coalesse
  •   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, 2019 / January, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: STAN'S DONUTS & COFFEE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Doughnuts and coffee are the fuel that keep the workplace humming. When a box of doughnuts arrives in the office, all the well-meaning healthy workplace mandates go out the window.
  •   FLEXIBLE WORKSPACES AND COWORKING COULD CONTRIBUTE OVER $127 BILLION TO LOCAL ECONOMIES IN THE US IN THE NEXT DECADE - The increasing migration of flexible office space and coworking locations to areas outside of major metropolitan cities globally is creating a flex economy that could contribute more than $127 billion to U.S. local communities in the next decade.
  •   39% OF COWORKING EMPLOYEES WORK AT WEWORK, LOCAL SPACES MAY GROW AS WEWORK DRAMA CONTINUE - WeWork is the most popular coworking space, but smaller, local coworking spaces are catching up, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform.
  •   FERRARA CANDY MAKES SWEET MOVE INTO CHICAGO'S OLD POST OFFICE - For Ferrara Candy, the new office is a stark departure from the 60,000-square-foot former headquarters in suburban Oakbrook Terrace.
  •   WALLS THAT WOW - Branded interiors are more than splashing your company colors everywhere.
  •   HOW LIGHTING ALTERS OUR MOOD IN THE WORKPLACE - The inconspicuous nature of lighting and its advantageous nature in modern society is oftentimes taken for granted.
  •   THE RIVETER SUMMIT: WOMEN BUILD THE FUTURE BY REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE - The one-and-a-half day event focused on women building the future with programming that featured sessions on key workplace topics.
  •   TECH SECTOR STILL SEEING LOW NUMBERS OF WOMEN AND OFFICE DESIGN PLAYS A FACTOR - Workspace and work style issues are key factors in supporting gender equity, but there is little data or guidance on how to implement such designs.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   STUDY SHOWS MALE ALLIES CAN COMBAT SEXISM — OR CONTRIBUTE TO IT IN WORKPLACE - Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, according to a new study.
  •   WHEN GRIEF GETS IN THE WAY AT WORK - Organizations are implementing measures to improve employee engagement and create a positive work culture.


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