NBS Blog: Commercial Interiors

March 22, 2018

3 Easy Ways To Encourage Employee Innovation

Innovation is more vital than ever to running a successful company. Not only does innovation provide the basis for generating unique business strategies, it offers a way for companies to gain an edge in entering new markets and creating groundbreaking products. No matter where you go in the business world, there’s no escaping the new buzz […]

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February 27, 2018

NBS Interactive Showroom iPad App Now on iOS 11!

The NBS App is Back! We launched our NBS Interactive Showroom iPad App back in 2012 as a way for people to experience our NBS showrooms and get to know our offerings. Since then it has gone through several updates and modifications. Our most recent update made it possible for the app to work on […]

January 23, 2018

Designing for People, Technology, and Place

The workplace is changing. We can no longer create the same spaces and expect different results. Multi-generations are working together, technology is evolving, and organizations are looking to get the most out of their real estate. Today’s workplace needs an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering […]

December 19, 2017

NBS Pets 2017 Comes to a Close

A Round of Appaws for NBS Pets 2017!  This year we dedicated time, resources and love to the animals in our lives and community. NBS Pets shared the love people have for their own pets and animals in need. Many of our team members participated in the year long celebration by bringing their pet to […]

December 18, 2017

Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Application Open

Steelcase recently launched the fourth cycle of their successful Active Learning Center (ALC) Grant. Steelcase Education seeks to partner with educators to create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and teachers. Through the ALC Grant, 40 classrooms have already been awarded and this cycle will award up […]

October 23, 2017

NBS reveals Fur + Furniture 2018 Calendar

Our first ever Fur + Furniture Calendar contest was pawsitvely pawesome! This past June, NBS kicked off our casting call for pet photos, engaging with the Architecture and Design (A&D) community in Metro Detroit. From firm visits, to ice cream truck stops, we promoted our Fur + Furniture calendar contest and received over 80 photo […]

October 20, 2017

Steelcase Announces FLOS Partnership

New Collaboration Delivers Broad Choice and Access to Finely Crafted Lighting Solutions Steelcase recently announced a new relationship with FLOS, a renowned Italian lighting group with a collection of finely crafted decorative lighting including pendants, sconces, table & floor lamps. NBS will offer a collection of FLOS lighting through Steelcase. FLOS lighting supplements an already […]

October 9, 2017

Having a Creative Space Can Make You More Productive

Today’s modern business world is changing. Along with advancement in technology, there is a greater emphasis on the value of creativity as a means to generate efficiency and productivity. With the focus of companies turned toward how they can boost their employees’ creativity, it’s more important than ever to incorporate creative work environments  into the […]

August 29, 2017

NBS has been voted a Crain’s Detroit Business 2017 Cool Place To Work!

What makes a business cool? Is it the work perks, benefits, the office environment? We asked our Michigan-based team members to participate in Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work survey earlier this spring, which asked a variety of questions about our benefits, culture and workplace.  A third-party firm assessed the ratings and comments, compared against all […]

NBS Work Cafe

August 28, 2017

Workplace Destination: The WorkCafé

Mobile technology has turned the local coffee shop into the new office. At NBS, we can help you reinvent your traditional cafeteria space and turn it into a destination café for connection and collaboration. We have worked with many organizations to convert this overlooked real estate into a space that is leveraged throughout the entire […]

NBS Pets

July 21, 2017

NBS Pet Story: Pet Rooster

Ever thought about having a pet Rooster? Maybe you should. Sara Edwards, a Troy designer lives on expansive land north of Metro Detroit. She reminiscences, “I got Charlie, a Red Sussex Rooster, as a little chick from the Marlette stock yard in 2008. I raised him from a wee little chick into a huge lovable […]

Steelcase Neocon 2017

June 19, 2017

NeoCon 2017: Steelcase Receives Top Honors

NeoCon is always buzzing with energy and excitement. This year was no different. Steelcase drew from their insights and new partnership with Microsoft to showcase how bringing place, people and technology together can fuel creativity. The creativity showed, Steelcase was awarded Best Large Showroom by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Contract Magazine. The vibrant showroom […]

NBS Pet Stories

June 1, 2017

NBS Pet Story: Puppy Mischief

Bringing home a new puppy is filled with excitement and challenges. Ever said to yourself “they will be fine if we leave for just an hour”… famous last words of a new puppy owner. Jennifer Vaillancourt, one of our Lansing interior designers, knows the puppy challenges first hand. Earlier this year, she brought home an Olde […]

NBS Pets

May 3, 2017

May is National Pet Month!

May is National Pet Month!  It’s a month long celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa. In the spirit of National Pet Month, here are some ways you can support pets in need and do more for your own pet.  Adopt: If you’re looking to add a pet to your family, […]

NBS Pet Story

April 19, 2017

NBS Pet Story: A Dog’s Choice

Losing a pet is losing a member of your family. Breanna Golda, one of our Troy designers, recently lost their family dog Diesel and she fondly remembers the day they brought him home almost 11 years ago. “They day we got him [Diesel] we were originally going to get one of his brothers. The lady […]

NBS Showroom Troy Town Hall

March 27, 2017

Workplace Real Estate: Connected + Hardworking

Smart and connected work environments perform harder for organizations compared to traditional workspaces. Walls are no longer just space dividers. They can embed technology, lighting and other work tools to ramp up collaboration and leverage more vertical real estate. Additionally, power access is no longer limited to the perimeter of a space. We understand how […]

February 13, 2017

NBS Unleashes our 2017 Pet Campaign!

After a long day at work, a pet is always there to greet you. They are our loyal companions, stress relievers and entertainers. This year we are dedicating time, resources and love to the animals in our lives and community. To kick things off, we are celebrating National “Love your Pet” day this Monday, February […]

January 28, 2017

Spark New Learning – Apply Today to Transform Your Classroom

Are you an educator or know someone who is? For the third year, Steelcase Education is awarding up to fifteen schools grants valued at $65,000 (grades 6 – 12, colleges and universities) to create active learning centers. Steelcase has partnered with educators to rethink today’s classrooms to make them more engaging, flexible and innovative through […]

December 16, 2016

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Success: 825 Hours!

Wow! Our team members across all five locations went above and beyond, donating and volunteering their time to the causes and organizations that speak to them. From their efforts, NBS surpassed our initial 700 hour goal with a new total of 825 hours, and that number is still growing!  Over the holidays the NBS team […]

NBS Live Work Balance

November 8, 2016

Practicing Mindfulness

Shared by Designer, Shawney Anderson 3 minutes: How frequently the average office worker is interrupted or distracted 23 minutes: How long it takes to return to a task after being interrupted 8: Average number of windows open on a worker’s computer at the same time 30: Average number of times per hour office workers check their email […]

NBS Volunteer Community Outreach Habitat for Humanity

October 31, 2016

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Update: 723 hours

We did it! We reached our 4.0 Volunteer Challenge company goal of volunteering 700 hours in 2016! September and October were big months for us and many of our team members took part in group organized volunteer activities. In September, our Audiovisual Solutions team donated their time to the Troy Family Daze community event. Volunteer jobs […]

NBS Steelcase Answer System Upgrades

October 25, 2016

Game Changing Upgrades for Steelcase’s Answer System

Multiple Options, Major Impact When’s the last time you upgraded your workspace? If you’d like to give your current Answer Panel System a functional boost, and at the same time make your office a more interesting place to work, than check out these three brilliant ideas. Back Painted Glass Skins are beautiful and beneficial. They […]

NBS Block Party

October 14, 2016

Welcome to the NBS Block Party!

Don’t you love a neighborhood block party? It’s a time when your community can come together to connect and socialize. We have taken this concept and turned it into our own weekly gathering! Our Troy team members are actually organized into “neighborhoods” depending on the market they support. With busy schedules and workloads, we thought these […]

October 5, 2016

Privacy: Thinking Beyond Four Walls

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Jessica Merchant Most of my career has been client facing. Meeting with clients weekly and hosting them at work events or other social engagements. I am a mobile worker in a sales role, I must be an extrovert, right? Well, I am not. While I have similar qualities of an ambivert […]