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Business of Furniture - January 15, 2020

  •   Innovakote Creating 'Full Circle' Powder Coat Recycling Process - A new company, Innovakote, is cleaning, sorting and preparing industry waste for a new life. It is trying to close the loop on a major problem for the office furniture industry and others who use powder coating.
  •   Trend Marketing Announces Passing of Founder and Principal, Fred Goff - Fred was more than the boss or industry rep, he was a friend and mentor to those on his team and to those he worked with.
  •   There Are New Giant TV Screens on The Market — Make Some Room For Massive Marketing Technology - Colossal-sized screens might be the next big thing.
  •   The Future is Bright with LED Lighting Possibilities - Diode light is more efficient powerwise than incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. LED lights are not filament bulbs, but little semiconductors.
  •   BuzziSpace Opens New Showroom at Design Post Cologne - BuzziSpace, the global brand behind acoustic lighting and furniture solutions for healthy workspaces, opened its Cologne, Germany, showroom at Design Post during IMM 2020.
  •   Stephen Says - "Please Stop Forwarding Me Articles You Read Online, I Already Saw Them" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "The Importance of Reading: Every Book Gives You the Opportunity to Learn and Grow" - by Sid Meadows, Founder and Principal of embark cct
  •   PLACES - Urban Spaces Coworking Offices – Stuttgart
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Ghent and National Office
  •   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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