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NBS is a Steelcase Premier Partner for 10 Years in a row.

June 30, 2021

NBS Earns Steelcase Premier Partner 10 Years In A Row

NBS is pleased to share we have been recognized as an honorary Premier Steelcase Partner for 2020. NBS has been named a Premier Partner now for 10 years in a row. The Premier Partners program rewards dealers for their success in market share growth, client satisfaction, financial strength and investment in their people and communities. […]

Smart Digital Signage from NBS

May 20, 2021

Notify Everyone, Everywhere with Cloud-Based Digital Signage

Smart display systems allow organizations to deliver a consistent message across the enterprise, no matter where people are located or what device they are using.

NBS Media Walls

February 3, 2021

You Need a Media Wall. Here’s Why.

A media wall blends the physical and digital seamlessly. In addition to monitors and smart boards, it may include web cameras and A/V equipment.

January 27, 2021

To Get People Back to the Office, Focus on Safety First

For workers to feel enthusiastic about their return to a shared work environment, managers have to start thinking about the fundamentals—starting with safety.

November 19, 2020

3 Ways to Retrofit Your Meeting Spaces to Enhance Virtual Collaboration

As we return to our workspaces many of us are quickly realizing that the functionality of conference and huddle rooms may no longer be up to par given the new reliance on virtual collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WebEx and other video conferencing software. The need to create effective spaces, whether enclosed or open, […]

June 11, 2020

Purchasing Solutions to Support Working From Home

The coronavirus pandemic forced much of the workforce to work from home full time and it’s a new reality organizations are coming to terms with. Some of us were experienced and equipped to make this transition, but many of us were thrown into this new way of working without the proper office set up we […]

May 28, 2020

Have Peace of Mind with Proactive Decontamination Services

We know organizations have been challenged with the question as to what can be done to make their workplace safe. We also know it’s impossible to remove every risk, but there are ways to proactively make it safer. Now that many organizations are ready to transition their people back to the office, adding additional safety […]

Cleaning Technology

April 27, 2020

What is the Best Way to Clean and Disinfect Shared Technology Devices?

Frequently touched devices such as touchscreens, room scheduling interfaces and button panels require regular cleaning to ensure their surfaces remain sanitary. Plastic surfaces and cosmetic finishes can be damaged by long term exposure to chemicals; therefore, leading technology manufacturers, including Crestron, Extron, Microsoft and Steelcase, recommend the following guidelines when cleaning their products. Cleaning your […]

October 30, 2019

More Ancillary Choices with Less Headache

New ways of working have driven demand for different kinds of spaces at work. With these spaces comes an exciting time for end users and designers to access so many different ancillary products, options and choices to create unique and welcoming areas that blur the edges of home and work. The challenge is once you’ve […]

July 23, 2019

Architectural Elements: Creative Solutions for Spatial Challenges

Unique architectural elements can be a focal point for a space. When our team came together to design the new NBS showroom, one of the goals was to highlight the in-house solutions we can provide for our clients. Every space has its challenges and for us, it’s our over 13′ high ceilings. In one area […]

June 4, 2019

NBS Earns 2018 Steelcase Premier Partner

NBS has been named a 2018 Steelcase Premier Partner recipient for the seventh consecutive year in a row – placing us in the top 5% of dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada. NBS is among only 29 Steelcase dealers to receive the honor and one of only three to receive it for seven years in […]

May 23, 2019

Troy Showroom Renovation: 90 Day Progress

Work on our showroom expansion began in February—and at ninety days into the project, we are wrapping up the second phase of our renovation. This included a 4,000 sq. ft. buildout into our existing warehouse by our own NBS Construction Team.   Over the last few months, they have been working diligently demolishing walls, adding […]

February 20, 2019

NBS Cares: 2019 Wellness Campaign

Wellbeing is a buzz word popping up all over workplaces. What does a focus on wellbeing do for employees and what kinds of activities are possible? NBS is exploring all aspects of wellness in 2019, from physical and mental wellbeing, to environmental, community and financial wellbeing. Our “NBS Cares” campaign aims to encourage team members […]

January 29, 2019

Now Under One Roof! NBS Clawson & Troy Teams

To better serve Southeast Michigan with our NBS Architecture + Furniture + Technology (AFT) capabilities, we’ve merged our Clawson and Troy locations as of January 28th, 2019! This move will also improve synergy and communication among these two teams who work closely together. Our Clawson facility was the home to our Construction Solutions division who […]

January 10, 2019

The Skillman Foundation Featured in Great Lakes Design Magazine

We are excited to share one of our client’s workspaces was recently featured in the December issue of Great Lakes by Design Magazine!  The Skillman Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of children in Detroit. Their work focuses on education, economy and equity for Detroit youth. The Skillman Foundation choose Detroit […]

November 14, 2018

NBS Invites Lawrence Tech Students to Volunteer at [re]ocon event

NBS believes in supporting and educating students in our industry to help set them up for future success. Throughout the year we host student tours, workshops and even a hosted a design competition this past February. Our goal is to expose them to career possibilities, connect them with vendors in our industry and educate them […]

November 1, 2018

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology At NBS we believe that the skillful integration of Architecture, Furniture and Technology (AFT) can enhance how people perform, increase their engagement in their work and lead to improved business results. We have built our business and approach to the workplace around this principle. It takes […]

October 16, 2018

2018 Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Recipient | Defiance College

NBS is proud to share that our client, Defiance College in Defiance OH, has been awarded a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant! Defiance is among sixteen educational institutions to receive an active learning classroom this year valued at approximately $67,000 and includes design, furniture, installation and on-site training. Steelcase’s grant program supports institutions who […]

August 22, 2018

NBS ranks #8 on Crain’s Detroit Cool Places To Work 2018 List!

Striving to create a safe, engaging and productive place to work is top of mind for many organizations. But what about a “cool” place to work? From wellbeing initiatives, social events and benefit perks, organizations are seeing the value of creating workplace environments where people want to come to work, connect and find purpose. To […]

July 16, 2018

Power Education Spaces with Steelcase Thread

Students Need Technology. Technology Needs Power. Mobile devices have multiplied over the last decade, resulting in the need for additional power in the spaces where learning and work happens. This has become clear in today’s leading education settings where more technology than ever before is being used in classrooms, media centers and in-between spaces. Traditionally […]

June 27, 2018

NBS Supports Gensler Detroit in Annual City Year Project

NBS jumped at the chance to support Gensler Detroit for the second year on their classroom renovation with City Year Detroit. The two organizations have been partnering for years to transform classrooms in lower income cities to provide students the opportunity to learn in inspiring and productive environments. They recently completed their latest project at […]

June 18, 2018

NeoCon 2018: Steelcase Receives ‘Best of Competition’

NeoCon 2018 was a great success for Steelcase and their family of brands. For the first time, Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone and their extensive new network of partners were together in the newly redesigned Steelcase showroom in Chicago. Their show stealing experience earned them top honors as Best in Competition and Best Large Showroom category winners in the […]

June 5, 2018

NBS is a Steelcase Premier Partner – Six Years In A Row

NBS has been named a 2017 Steelcase Premier Partner recipient for the sixth consecutive year in a row – placing us in the top 5% of dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada. NBS is among only 35 others to receive the honor and one of only four to receive it for six years in a […]

NBS Disney 2018

April 24, 2018

Reward, Recognize, Celebrate: NBS Experiences Disney

TEAM NBS DOES DISNEY! “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney Reward, recognize and celebrate, this is just one of the seven keys to Disney’s success in the book Inside the Magic Kingdom by Tom Connellan. NBS has been applying these seven keys to the […]