NBS Blog: Commercial Interiors

What People Want in the Workplace Today Might Surprise You

May 20, 2022

What People Want in the Workplace Today May Surprise You

Steelcase Global research uncovers what people value now and what has to change. Some excerpts are taken from Steelcase’s Global Report: The New Era of Hybrid Work. One thing we’ve learned from the onset of hybrid work is that it’s changed employees’ expectations for their workplace. Now more than ever, people want to feel a […]

NBS Hybrid Learning

April 18, 2022

Rethinking Classrooms for Improved Hybrid Learning

It’s no doubt that the physical classroom we once knew has changed the last couple of years, and for many, it’s been hard to keep up with. Students and educators felt confused and overwhelmed after the classroom suddenly switched from completely physical to fully virtual. It then shifted again to a blend of the two, […]

NBS 2022 Inspired

February 8, 2022

A Year of Being Inspired & Celebrating Our Passions

While the past couple of years have been difficult for most of us, we all have something that has kept us going each and every day. Despite all the struggles we’ve faced, we had time to figure out what we love doing, pick up new hobbies, realize who means the most to us, and establish […]

NBS Pilot Space

December 13, 2021

Pilot Workspaces Make Change a Little Less Scary

In recent months, we’ve all heard the constant buzz about “the new workplace” and how organizations need to re-think their current spaces to better accommodate the new expectations of employees. But unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. When thinking of entirely redesigning a space, organizations typically are hesitant because of the time and […]

November 22, 2021

Spread Some Joy & Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shopping small and local this year is more important than ever. Supporting the creative and dedicated small business owners in our communities is our opportunity to invest back in our neighbors while giving this holiday season. Small Business Saturday is on November 27, but supporting our local artisans and businesses is something we love to […]

2021 Neocon Review

October 14, 2021

Cool Products for the Hybrid Workplace at NeoCon 2021

NeoCon never fails to excite us about the latest workplace trends, and it certainly did not disappoint this year. As we walked through the beautiful showrooms and explored some of the coolest new products, we noticed a popular theme…hybrid work! We all know how challenging hybrid work environments can be, but there’s no better time […]

Top Trends 2021

September 3, 2021

Top 5 Trends for the New Workplace

We’ve put together five trending solutions that can transform your workplace into the spot you’ve always dreamed of. These solutions support control in the workplace, boost hybrid collaboration, and are so inspiring, that your team will be refreshingly excited to come to the office.

NBS Spotify Playlist

August 16, 2021

Let The Music Play! Hear NBS Songs of Togetherness.

NBS has compiled a Togetherness-themed playlist on Spotify.

August 5, 2021

5 Tips to Make Hybrid Work Better

The concept of working in a hybrid role, splitting your work week between the office and a remote location, is a popular topic of conversation these days. And it’s easy to see why. After most of the workforce was required to work from home during the pandemic, many found they enjoyed the benefits and quality […]

July 13, 2021

“Flex Zone” Adapts to Meet the Needs of Today…and Tomorrow

Every organization goes through change. With the “Flex Zone,” NBS created a versatile space that better meets the needs of our people today while retaining flexibility for modifications in the near term and the future.

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. […]

Bring them back together with ancillary spaces

March 15, 2021

Ancillary Spaces: Bring Them Back to Something Better

Many office workers have gotten used to working in some pretty homey environments over the last year—in many cases, their actual homes. As they come back to the office, ancillary spaces with home-like touches can go a long way towards making the workplace return more comfortable. But how do you make these shared spaces safe […]

NBS Year of Togetherness

March 2, 2021

A Year of Togetherness

While living through a crisis has not been easy on anyone, it has caused people and organizations to think about our shared humanity and what we want to achieve together. The longing to physically be together again has led us to choosing togetherness as our theme for the year. We are hopeful 2021 will bring […]

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.

January 6, 2021

Tips to Improve Your Work From Home Experience

Shared by Jennifer Ramon, NBS Human Resources Administrator   We have all had our struggles with adapting to working from home, whether it involves technology, our working environment or just missing the interaction with other team members. Here are some ideas to improve your work from home experience: When you need to get heads-down / […]

November 9, 2020

Safer, Smarter & Faster with NBS

It’s time to create safe and compelling spaces that will drive people to choose the office over remote locations to work.

July 27, 2020

What I Miss Most About The Office

Written by Charity Hogrefe, General Manager – Toledo NBS Commercial Interiors   In our industry the question of “Does the office still matter?” is now an almost daily conversation.  As both an interior designer and branch manager of our Toledo office, I felt passionate to share my thoughts on this subject and the impact it […]

July 2, 2020

NBS Earns 2019 Steelcase Premier Partner Award

We are proud to announce our status as a nine-time recipient of the Steelcase Premier Partner award! This prestigious distinction is awarded yearly to the top Steelcase dealers who have proven success in market share growth, client satisfaction, financial strength, and investment in their people and communities. This year, the award has been earned by 42 […]

June 24, 2020

NBS has Returned to the Office Because Space Still Matters!

As governments begin to lift stay-at-home restrictions, organizations are planning, and even starting, to welcome their employees back into the office. A big consideration is around the speed at which people should be brought back to the workplace – and this is being done with a greater emphasis on employee wellbeing and safety. For many, […]

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 […]

March 26, 2020

3 Ways to Keep Remote Teams Connected

Excerpts taken from Steelcase’s 360 articles on remote working – Breaking Down the Distance Barrier and Suddenly Working from Home? As businesses around the country respond to the global health crisis and put measures in place to keep their employees safe, the ability to work remotely has become more important than ever. The challenge is […]

March 9, 2020

Giving Thanks & Showing Gratitude

It seems now more than ever, taking a moment to give thanks and show gratitude can make a big difference in someone’s day. We are taking pause and reflecting on the amazing people and blessings in our lives. To show thanks and gratitude to our clients, vendor partners, families, friends and co-workers we are reaching […]

January 28, 2020

Ancillary Spaces: A Top Trend for 2020

CEOs are focused on growth, innovation and culture. To attract the best and brightest, companies should consider what message their workplace is portraying. Does it reflect the culture they strive for? Does it support and inspire their team to do their best work? Does it offer spaces to collaborate and build trust? Ancillary furniture is […]