NBS Blog: Steelcase

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. The experience earned them top honors as Best in Competition and Best Large Showroom category winner in the IIDA/Contract Magazine […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 30, 2016

NeoCon 2016: What’s Next — Inspiration for the Way We Work Today

All eyes were on Chicago this month for NeoCon, a creative hub for innovation and inspiration. So what’s the latest? Here’s a quick take on some trending ideas from our vendor-partner Steelcase: The smart and connected workspace— and how to know if a space works Informal and authentic design sensibilities that are keeping it real […]

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. […]

April 26, 2016

We’re Platinum For The 5th Year in a Row!

We are honored and excited to be recognized as a Steelcase Platinum Partner for 2016.  NBS is one of 33 dealers in North America who qualified for this award, and one of only five dealers to achieve this status for the fifth consecutive year.  Each year Steelcase designates a select group of dealers throughout the US and Canada […]

March 30, 2016

New Video: Steelcase Education Helps North Canton City Schools Implement Active Learning

North Canton City Schools in northeast Ohio saw an opportunity to transform student learning through the district’s physical spaces. Working with Steelcase Education, the district has implemented active learning environments throughout their schools – on a quest to make learning more engaging and to ultimately improve student success. From the video: “There was a grant […]

March 29, 2016

Design Environments that Boost Healing + Comfort

A well-designed and well-hosted environment including amenities, artwork, natural light and views of nature can elevate mood and improve wellbeing and emotional health. Research even shows that hospitals and healthcare spaces that cater to the emotional and physical comfort of patients and families boost satisfaction and increase traffic at these institutions. Design strategist Yuhgo Yamaguchi […]

March 28, 2016

Coworking Advantages for Large Companies

Today’s hottest talent and top minds value the culture at their startups and are staying put, placing larger companies at risk of missing out on all that these fresh thinkers have to offer. What can be done? One answer: infusing coworking and elements of startup culture into your business. A recent article from turnstone featured […]

February 2, 2016

NBS Celebrates 40 Years With Steelcase!

Take a look back,while we look forward to the next 40 years. Remember 1976? We do because it marked a major milestone for NBS. That year, we became a Steelcase dealer and transitioned from an office supply company to an office furniture dealer. Over the years we have evolved, with Steelcase as a partner, to […]

November 19, 2015

Ensuring Patient Safety

A main priority for healthcare providers is of course patient safety. Hospitals and the like are tasked with keeping patients well in addition to keeping them safe. Today, medical errors and hospital-acquired infections are a top cause of death. This responsibility includes safety from infection as well as from falling and getting hurt. According to […]

November 19, 2015

Year Two: Active Learning Center Grants

After a wildly successful first year, Steelcase Education is pleased to launch year two of its Active Learning Center Grant program. As 12 schools enjoy the benefits of their newly installed active learning classrooms, it’s time to open the opportunity to others who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in […]

November 19, 2015

The Resurgence of Handcrafted

Brick and mortar maker spaces as well as the physical act of making are wildly popular in today’s culture – yet many of today’s workplaces are void of craft. As 3D printers become more accessible to consumers and popular online marketplaces continue to make major strides, it’s clear that people want to use their hands […]

June 24, 2015

News from NeoCon: How to Be More Focused and Productive

New Steelcase Products Push Technology’s Boundaries What if you had more control over privacy, access to power or managing disruptions in your workspace? At NeoCon 2015, Steelcase introduced some visionary new products that address these workplace issues. In the process, they won numerous awards at this annual commercial interiors showcase. The Brody™ WorkLounge grabbed attention […]

January 12, 2015

Finally, Some Good News About Education

New Grant Program Supports an Innovative Model for Classroom Success Are you an educator or know someone who is? Here’s a fantastic opportunity: Steelcase Education is awarding grants up to $50,000 to create active learning centers. For generations classrooms were crowded rows of immobile desks facing a chalkboard. Students were expected to absorb knowledge passively. […]