NBS Blog

June 25, 2019

The Coolest New Products at NeoCon 2019

Shared by Joey Carolan, Workplace Associate   This year at NeoCon over 500 commercial design manufacturers from around the world came together to showcase their innovative new products. They compete to stand out and draw a buzz among visitors and exhibitors. After exploring the Merchandise Mart for three days, I’ve put together what I thought […]

June 24, 2019

First Time NeoCon Experience

Shared by Jonathon Dugan, Workplace Associate   As a new NBS team member and young workplace associate, I had never experienced NeoCon, the industry’s largest commercial design expo in Chicago. I learned about the importance of NeoCon for my career from my fellow colleagues and was eager to witness the innovative products and solutions for […]

June 20, 2019

Top Three Steelcase Trends At NeoCon 2019

Shared by Dave Seidl, New Business Development   Members of the NBS team had the opportunity to attend NeoCon this year, the annual commercial design conference in Chicago. As always, it was a time filled with lots of fun, food and great design. As a distributor of Steelcase products, NBS is always working to stay […]

November 27, 2018

Thoughtful and Intentional Design: It’s All in the Details

Whether a space is large or small, simple or complex, thoughtful design considerations allow a space to perform and attention to detail can really tell a great story. The 30-day ‘design pop-up’ in the Foundation Studio, located within The Detroit Foundation Hotel, was the perfect place to share such a narrative. NBS sponsored the set […]

June 25, 2018

Interior Design Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Senior Interior Designer, Jillian Kennedy   Design trends included very little workstations with “ancillary” being the new “primary.” It’s all about the collaborative spaces, lounge furniture, cross over spaces, and phone booths or quiet rooms. Color trends were sort of mixed this year. A lot of showrooms did neutrals like black and white, while […]

June 25, 2018

Education Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Christy Borowski, NBS Workplace Associate – Healthcare & Education   At NeoCon this year the biggest buzz in education was around the announcement that Steelcase was acquiring Smith System, an education focused furniture company that many have never heard of.  This fills a large gap in the Steelcase Education product offerings when it comes […]

June 25, 2018

Healthcare Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Kristen Diephuis, NBS Workplace Associate – Healthcare & Education   It’s an exciting time in healthcare design. This year at NeoCon we saw healthcare products trending towards versatile, cleanable, and modern design benefits. A recent survey found that 63 percent of patients today said the most stressful part of visiting their doctor is waiting […]

June 20, 2018

Top Trend at NeoCon Makes You Feel Like a Super Hero

Shared by David Overberg, NBS Director of Business Development   NeoCon 2018 was the year of the “Phone Booth” In 1978, the world was introduced to Superman on the big screen. As we remember from the movie, and many variations of the original since, when Clark Kent needed to get ready for his other day […]

June 20, 2018

InfoComm 2018 Recap

Shared by Ed Kleiss, NBS VP of Operations and Audiovisual Solutions   InfoComm is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in the United States, with thousands of products for audio, collaboration, video and web conferencing, video displays, control systems, digital signage, security and various other audiovisual related technologies. This year we saw a focus on […]

January 17, 2018

Meeting on Video: Web Conference vs. Videoconference

Meeting through live video is becoming an important tool for companies to connect.  According to Polycom’s global survey, 92% of workers surveyed believe that video collaboration technology helps improve relationships and fosters better teamwork. It’s part of the current trend towards smaller huddle rooms and the growing number of employees who work remotely.  So what’s […]

NBS Infocomm 2017 Showfloor

June 27, 2017

InfoComm 2017: Biggest Yet

Shared by Joanne Ladio, NBS Audiovisual Solutions Specialist June 14-16, 2017 – Orlando, FL Over 44,000 people attended the InfoComm audiovisual trade show and conference this year – a record-breaking number!  They should have counted the equipment displayed.  I think it would have been a record-breaker too.  It was impossible to see everything and try to take some […]

NBS Construction Modular Rooms Mezzanine

May 22, 2017

Don’t Move, Improve: Add Space Without Relocating

Shared by NBS Construction Solutions Architect, John Gabriel Often companies find themselves in a predicament where they are expanding to the point where they are out of available space. Traditionally, their options were to either move or build an addition to their existing building. The cost of this however is very high and the time to […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 9, 2016

Steelcase: It’s In Our Blood

Shared by Interior Designer, Angela Dabbs You might think that the above photo was completely staged.  You might even think that it took a lot of planning and coordination, but the truth is actually much simpler. On May 5th, 2016, we hosted an Open House at our beautiful new Bay City office.  It was a long […]

June 6, 2016

5 Takeaways from Steelcase’s New Global Report

Shared by Senior Workplace Specialist, Heather Greene Insights from Steelcase’s Global Engagement Report, studying 17 Countries and over 12,000 Workers If you work in an office today, it might not come as a surprise that the office of the future is still some ways off. Steelcase embarked on an unprecedented global study, partnering with IPSOS, […]

May 23, 2016

@40 Stories- Projector Presentation

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Mike Swales Back in the early 1980’s, myself, the owner of our Steelcase dealership at the time, and a Steelcase sales rep were all in Houston, TX for a sales presentation at the Steelcase showroom.  I remember preparing the night before in the hotel room for our sales pitch to Ford Aerospace. […]

May 11, 2016

Tips for a Successful Collaborative Space

Shared by Senior Designer, Jennifer Newton Businesses today want to be more innovative and collaborative, but what does that mean and how is it achieved?  Integrating technology into a collaborative workspace has become far more complex than just plugging into a projector. Understanding a company’s culture, environment and security needs, are necessary when designing an […]

April 7, 2016

@40 Stories – The OFP Rap!

Shared by Cindy Davenport, Interior Designer The very first OFP (Order Fulfillment Process) we created was presented at our company meeting as a rap!  We performed different sections of the OFP process as a rap in teams to make it more fun and memorable for everyone.  This was back in our Mount Clemens office where […]

March 7, 2016

@40 Stories – My NBS Memories

Shared by Maria Morrison, Interior Designer The biggest thing I remember working at NBS twenty years ago was that we all would eat lunch together every day in our conference room.  The break room was small with only a fridge and one table.  What happened in the Mount Clemens office drove our future NBS culture.  It wasn’t until […]