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Business of Furniture - December 12, 2018

  •   Groupe Lacasse Acquires Via Seating to Further Expand its Presence in the U.S. - This acquisition is of strategic importance for both companies to share expertise and manufacturing capability and supports Groupe Lacasse's growth strategy in the commercial seating market segment. Both parties will use their collective talents and knowledge on a larger scale to grow at a faster pace.
  •   Designtex and Crypton Team Up to Celebrate 25 years of Design and Innovation - In celebration of Crypton's 25th anniversary and its foundational partnership with Designtex, the two innovators have teamed up to introduce a special collection that pays homage to art, design, technology, performance and two pioneering leaders in the contract textile industry.
  •   Assmann Invests in Frem - Assmann is in the progress of expanding its product portfolio to keep up with the changes in the world of office furniture.
  •   'Help, I Broke My Space!' Kriei Keeps Things Quiet - Kirei is focused completely on architectural products and not interested in going in the furniture direction (i.e. BuzziSpace).
  •   BSE Global Scores with New Industry City Headquarters Designed by TPG Architecture - When you enter the new headquarters of BSE Global, formerly Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, the energetic buzz of the space is practically tangible.
  •   Stephen Says - "Viscusi's New Guide for Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Developmentk - "Summon Your Courage! It's Time to Change Your Life" - by Sid Meadows, founder and principal of embark cct
  •   PLACES - SHP Offices – Cincinnati
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Allseating, Global and JSI
  •   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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