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Dec 10 2018
Baylor Scott & White Family Medical Center

| Office Design

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Garland, TX

NBF Account Executive: Rusty Jenkins


Providers at Baylor Scott & White Family Medical Center treat patients of all ages, from newborn to geriatric care. Known for its comprehensive, quality medical care, the center needed a comforting look that would support patient wellness in its brand new building. With a wide variety of spaces to design and strict standards to adhere to, NBF Account Executive Rusty Jenkins was needed to help the medical facility bring this large project to life.


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Dec 3 2018
3 Ways to Bring Privacy into Your Office

| Office Design

An open concept office may work for some, but new studies show that a large portion of office workers still need their privacy on the job. 43% of employed Americans state that not having a private area to work would negatively affect his or her mental wellness at the office. Additionally, one in four survey respondents find value in flexible work environments so that they may work away from their regular work areas when needed. What can you do to add more private spaces to your office while maintaining a space that also fosters collaboration? These tips should help.


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Nov 28 2018
It's a Merry Makeover!

| Why We Work

Tis the season for giving, and we're doing just that! This year, we're gearing up to give back to our local community in a big way, and we need your help to do it. Vote for the nonprofit you want to win a beautiful new office by voting in the survey below by December 20, 2018 at 11:59PM CST. On December 21, 2018 we'll announce the winner of our third annual #MerryMakeover contest and award that nonprofit with one of the three prizes listed below.


1st Prize: $3,000 in NBF furniture

2nd Prize: $1,000 in NBF Furniture

3rd Prize: $500 in NBF Furniture


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Nov 26 2018
Cubicle Styles & Panel System Designs

| Office Desks

Wondering how to buy office cubicles? Whether you’re outfitting a large business or adding a few panels, this task can be a daunting one. Panel systems are available in a huge array of styles and configurations, and most options aren’t easy to buy online. Fortunately, a little studying up front and help from an NBF account executive can make the process painless.


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Nov 19 2018
Assetworks, LLC

| Office Tours

Industry: Software Development

Location: Wayne, PA

NBF Account Executive: Kevin Emery


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Nov 12 2018
Kalejta Financial Management

| Office Tours

Industry: Finance

Location: Sanatoga, PA

NBF Account Executive: Kevin Emery

NBF Furniture Collections Used: NBF Signature Series Perspective Mesh Chairs, Office Star Napa Wood Frame Guest Chairs, Global Zira Boardroom Tables, Office Star Work Smart Conference Chairs


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Nov 5 2018
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Brilliant

| Collection Spotlights

A 2017 study from IPSOS found that 70% of employees who work in an office report wishing that their workplace would consider a design upgrade. Whether you’re outfitting a brand new office or updating your old one, reflecting your own personality in the space is crucial to the success of your day-to-day work life. If you’re the sleek, modern, minimalist type, we’ve created just the collection for you in our best-selling NBF Signature Series line. Keep reading to learn more about our all-new Brilliant collection.


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Nov 4 2018
Help Us Choose the Winners of Our Veterans Day Office Giveaway

This Veterans Day we're giving back to the men and women who have bravely served our great country. Now we need your help. During the month of October, veterans from all over the country have submitted photos of their outdated offices in an attempt to win one of our big prizes: First Prize: $5000 in NBF office furniture Second Prize: $3000 in NBF office furniture Third Prize: $2000 in NBF office furniture We narrowed it down to five finalists, and now we need your help! Choose our winners by voting for the veteran you believe most needs an office makeover.


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Oct 29 2018
How to Create a Workspace that Works for Every Employee

Did you know that the right workspace may transform employee disposition and overall job performance? According to a recent study from Kelton Global, more than nine out of 10 (92%) of working Americans confess that there is at least one aspect of their physical workspace that would make them unhappy. If you’re looking to boost employee happiness and productivity, we recommend invigorating your office with the latest trends in office design. Here’s how:


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Oct 22 2018
Shillington Eye Associates, LLC

| Office Design

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Shillington, PA

NBF Account Executive: Kevin Emery

NBF Furniture Collections Used: NBF Signature Series Mason Street


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Oct 15 2018
Fire Safety Tips for the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

Did you know that the United States has the highest frequency of fire losses of any modern technological society? Or that it’s estimated that U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year? A fire of any scale can cause irreparable damage, yet many offices don’t take their fire safety plans nearly as seriously as they should. In recognition of this year’s fire prevention week, take these measures to ensure you and your employees are prepared for a worst case scenario in the workplace.


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Oct 8 2018
How to Unclutter Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, How To Instructions, Office Life

According to a new research study conducted by Kelton Global, the physical workspace has a tremendous impact on the mental workspace in the modern office. Among the findings, 62% of survey respondents reported that having a cluttered workstation would make them unhappy on the job. Upon closer examination of the results, it was revealed that a cluttered workspace has an especially negative effect on women, of whom 70% said that having a cluttered work area would make them unproductive. By comparison, 55% of men felt the same way. How can you combat negative vibes at the office? Taking our tips for uncluttering your workspace is a good way to start.

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Oct 3 2018
The Complete Guide to Office Chairs

| Office Chairs

Looking for a new office chair for your desk? With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to know what to go with. Take our comprehensive guide to office chairs into consideration to help you narrow down your options and decide what the best chair for your needs will be.


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Oct 1 2018
Animal Medical Center of Marquette

| Office Tours

When Animal Medical Center of Marquette moved offices to its new location in Province, Michigan, it took the opportunity to update the whole look of its clinic. A fresh, modern aesthetic was wanted. Healthcare-grade furniture made to withstand daily use by humans and animals alike was needed. NBF account executive Anna Reedy helped tie it all together. Download the case study PDF here.

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Sep 24 2018
Bruel & Kjaer

| Office Tours

Outgrowing your office space is a good thing. It means your business is growing! Unfortunately, it also means taking on the challenging task of outfitting a brand new office with furniture that works for your business and your employees. This is the issue that Bruel & Kjaer, an Illinois sound and vibration company, ran into when it came time to move offices in 2018. The interior was dated and the furniture did not fit the business’s need for a more open, versatile environment for its employees. Fortunately, NBF account executive Jane Spotts stepped in to take the lead. Download the full case study PDF here.


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Sep 19 2018
Alternative Seating Solutions for the Office

| Office Seating

If your employees are still sitting in basic fabric task chairs, your business could be in trouble. A recent study showed that 54% of American office workers believe that having an uncomfortable workstation would cause unhappiness and a lack of productivity at the office. In addition, 92% state that a workspace that is not up-to-par has a negative impact on mental well-being. What can you do to help your employees stay positive and productive? Consider these seating alternatives to the traditional office chair.


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Sep 17 2018
Crossing Rivers Health

| Office Tours

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI

NBF Account Executive: Anna Reedy

Furniture Collections Used: Lesro Newport, La-Z-Boy, Allseating


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Sep 12 2018
Office Ergonomics and Their Effect on Employee Productivity

A recent study from Kelton Global found that 54% of American office workers believe that having an uncomfortable workspace would cause them displeasure at work. The same study found that 92% of employees believe that an inadequate workstation has a negative effect on his or her mental well-being and productivity, indicating a need for office furniture that is both comfortable and flexible. Consider these office options when designing your employee workstations.


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Sep 10 2018
Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative

| Office Tours

When it came time for Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative to move to its new corporate headquarters in Van Alstyne, TX, NBF account executive Rusty Jenkins had a tall order to fill. The company wanted a fresh, exciting look and functional furniture to fit a huge range of needs, but it also needed to accomplish it all under a strict budget. Fortunately, this type of project is no trouble for Jenkins. Explore the offices of Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative by downloading the case study PDF here.


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Sep 5 2018
Office Design and Job Satisfaction: How the Physical Workspace Affects the Mental Workspace

Did you know that 92% of American workers say that when their physical workspace is lacking, their mental well-being and productivity can suffer? According to a new research study conducted by Kelton Global, the physical workspace affects the mental workspace a lot more than you may have once thought. The study surveyed adults ages 18 and older who are employed full or part time and measured which elements have the most influence on employee mood, performance and overall job satisfaction. The following physical elements were shown to have the greatest negative effect on employee mental wellbeing at the office.


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Aug 29 2018
What is ANSI/BIFMA? - An Overview

| Industry News, Office Design

What does ANSI/BIFMA stand for, and what does it mean? We’re breaking it all down here to give you a better understanding of what ANSI/BIFMA is and how it can affect you and your office furniture.

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Aug 27 2018
How to Arrange Office Furniture: Our Top Tips

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design

Arranging furniture is easier than it may seem. Simply keep this checklist in mind before you begin:

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Aug 22 2018
7 Tips for Meeting Room Etiquette

| Conference Rooms, Office Life

Conference rooms are shared spaces that are meant to be used as collaboration hubs between co-workers and as private spaces for employees and employers. As with any shared space, there are certain unwritten rules that employees need to abide by if the space is to be properly maintained and utilized by all.


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Aug 20 2018
How to Clean Laminate Furniture

| Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions

Take 15% off your new laminate furniture this November by using the promo code HARVEST at checkout! Shop the sale.


One of the greatest benefits to having laminate office furniture instead of solid wood or veneer is that laminate is a breeze to maintain and clean. Laminate doesn’t scratch or stain easily, but you should still take care to clean your laminate furniture in the right way to ensure that it will last for as long as possible. Here’s how:

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Aug 15 2018
How to Properly Light Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Health and Wellness, Office Design

Poor lighting is often cited as one of the most common interior design mistakes. While poor lighting is sure to be stressful and annoying no matter what room you may be in, it can be especially problematic in a home office or in any business setting; in fact, bad lighting is one of the most popular complaints from office employees around the globe.

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Aug 13 2018
The Complete Guide to Filing Cabinets

| Office Design, Office Storage & Filing

Is your office paperwork getting a little overwhelming? Use our guide to filing cabinets before you decide what to buy to ensure that you get the best possible solution for your space.

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July 24 2018
New Additions to the At Work Collection

| Brand Spotlights

Beautiful, functional and affordable, it isn't hard to see why the NBF Signature Series At Work collection has been one of our best sellers for years. With the success of this sleek and modern group of office furniture, we've been adding more pieces in more colors to our At Work offering for the last few years, and 2018 is no different.


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July 23 2018
How to Convince Your Office Manager It’s Time for a Furniture Upgrade

If you think your office could use a furniture upgrade, chances are good that you're not the only one feeling that way. But how do you convince the people in charge that new furniture will be a good investment? Here are four valid points to bring up in your argument.


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July 18 2018
NBF Signature Series Summer 2018 Collection

| Brand Spotlights

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and our 2018 summer collection is now available! This year, our furniture experts have focused their efforts on finding furniture that looks bold and feels comfortable. From a glass top desk that provides a modern edge for the office to a big and tall chair that's as attractive as it is comfortable, there's a lot to love.


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July 10 2018
The Complete Guide to Standing Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

So you’ve heard that sitting all day, every day is detrimental to your health, and you’d like to do something about that. Great! Deciding to get a standing desk for your office is easy, but choosing the right standing desk for your space and for your work style is another matter entirely. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to standing desks which includes everything you should consider before taking the plunge.

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July 9 2018
Go Gray in 2018

| Brand Spotlights

What's the most popular color this year? Gray office furniture is a rising trend, and the versatility of this neutral is one of its best features. No matter if you want to go flashy and modern or keep it traditional, gray laminate or veneer furniture fits the bill in most interior designs. Take our tips for bringing this high-style color into your office no matter what style you lean toward!


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June 26 2018
How to Buy More and Save More on Your Office Furniture

| 30 Second Office Tips

Whether you're starting up a new business or giving your office a much-needed facelift, purchasing a large quantity of office furniture is no easy feat. Fortunately, buying in bulk is the best way to save as much money as possible at NBF.com. Keep reading to learn how to buy more and save more.


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June 19 2018
Classroom Arrangement Tips

| Education

It’s a fact—there is no one size fits all solution to classroom seating. Class size, student behavior and the content of a teacher’s lesson plans greatly affect the way a classroom should be set up. Of course, it’s usually up to the teacher to decide how to arrange his or her classroom, and that typically involves some degree of trial and error. To help you decide what configuration is best for your students, check out the benefits and drawbacks of these popular classroom setups.


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June 19 2018
Neocon Trends 2018

| Office Design

Every year NBF employees scout out the latest trends in office furniture design at NeoCon, the commercial design industry's most important event of the year. This year was no different! From tattoo-inspired designs to smart storage options, these are the biggest trends we took away from this year's show.

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June 13 2018
Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars

| Office Tours


June 8 2018
Exam Room Checklist

| Healthcare

Setting up exam rooms in a new healthcare facility can be a daunting task to say the least. Download our free exam room checklist to make planning easier, and read our tips below to learn more about what type of furniture and accessories are right for your facility.


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June 5 2018
Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants

| Office Tours

Industry: Healthcare

Location: La Quinta, CA

NBF Sales Executive: Ian Kershisnik

Furniture Collections Used: NBF Signature Series Symphony, Bestar Connexion, Office Star seating


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June 4 2018
Help Us Choose the Winners of Our Ultimate Office Makeover!

Cast your vote below to select the winners of our 2018 Ultimate Office Makeover!


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June 4 2018
Collection Spotlight: Corben Cubicles

| Collection Spotlights

Outfitting your office with cubicles is a daunting task for most businesses. Rarely available in pre-configured sets, panel systems often need to be custom fit to the space itself, requiring endless measurements, dozens of considerations that are easy to miss and tiny details that can make or break the end result. Normally, we recommend working with an NBF account executive to assist in making the correct cubicle purchase for your office. But now there's the NBF Signature Series Corben Cubicle System.


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June 1 2018
PJ Albert Inc

| Office Tours

Industry: Construction

Location: Fitchburg, MA

Furniture Collection Used: NBF Signature Series Urban Collection


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May 29 2018
Baytown Area Water Authority

| Office Tours

Industry: Government

Location: Baytown, TX

NBF Sales Executive: Brian Hunter

Furniture Collections Used: HON Foundation Series, Mayline Sterling, Santa Cruz & Valore, Global Swap, NBF Signature Series At Work, Nex & Quik Flip


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May 22 2018
What is the Difference Between CAL 117 and CAL 133 Fire Ratings?

If you've been shopping for commercial office furniture, especially in the state of California, chances are high that you've seen fire protection ratings in the descriptions of the products. But what do they mean? The difference between CAL 117 and CAL 133 fire ratings is huge, so read carefully before determining which is the right choice for your business.


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May 21 2018
How to Clean Your Cubicle

| Office Desks

The cubicle—it's your home away from home. But do you clean it like you do your home? If you don't, you're not alone. After all, who can be expected to make the time to clean their workspace when office hours are spent working? Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to keep your cubicle clean all year long without needing to set aside much time to do it.


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May 15 2018
How to Incorporate Collaborative Touchdown Areas in Your School

An effective education environment combines a healthy dose of the physical space with the social aspect of the learning process. It's not enough to stick students at a desk for hours on end. Rather, creating classrooms and common areas that have flow and flexibility will provide opportunities for students and teachers to work in new ways. Try out these easy methods for incorporating a collaborative touchdown area or two in your school.


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May 14 2018
Office Eating: Productivity Through Nutrition

| Office Life

What we put in our bodies has a huge effect on how we function in our day-to-day lives, work life included. While some eat well to stay fit or at their target weight, it's not the only benefit a healthy diet can produce. Eating well at work provides more energy, enabling employees to be more productive during the hours spent in meetings or at their desks. So what types of food should you be eating at work to keep your brain sharp and your energy up? Here's what we recommend.


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May 8 2018
How to Set Up a Pediatric Healthcare Facility

| Healthcare

Setting up a pediatric facility is similar to setting up healthcare facility for adults, but there are several major differences that need to be considered in the process. Keep these tips in mind while you’re shopping for furniture and accessories for your pediatric exam rooms and waiting areas. Patients and parents will be happy you did!


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May 1 2018
5 Perks Employees Appreciate

| Office Life

Looking for effective ways to boost employee morale and work satisfaction within your business? From starting new company initiatives to offering simple enrichment options, these are a few of the things we've implemented at the NBF office to help keep our employees healthy and happy.


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Apr 30 2018
Sizmek Office Redesign

| Office Tours

Industry: Creative Digital Media

Location: Austin, TX

NBF Account Executive: Rusty Jenkins

Furniture Collections Used: Trendway Trig, Choices & Live; National Office Furniture Cinch, Epic, Grin & Whimsy


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Apr 24 2018
5 Ways to Find Passion for Your Work

| Office Life

Are you working your dream job? The truth is this: it doesn't matter. Whether you landed the career you've always wanted or are stuck somewhere that may not be particularly inspiring, you can find passion in what you do for a living just the same. Here's how:


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