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Feb 11 2019
Designing for Cleanability in Healthcare

| Healthcare

One of the most important topics in the healthcare design industry is infection control –designing a space that is beautiful, durable, functional and that helps prevent the spread of germs and disease. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility. They are considered a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety.


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Feb 1 2019
In Memoriam: George Mosher (1939-2019)

| Office Life

On January 31, our founder, George Mosher, passed away peacefully after battling pancreatic cancer. George and his wife, Julie, founded National Business Furniture in 1975. Under George’s leadership, NBF flourished as a company; creating strong bonds with employees, customers and suppliers alike. After George and Julie sold the company in 2006, George remained very active in the business community; helping entrepreneurs and new companies get their start.


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Jan 21 2019
Now Trending: Employee Wellness Rooms in the Office

| Healthcare

Did you know that 92% of employed Americans confess that aspects of their workspace make them unhappy? As a result, businesses are taking extra measures to improve their workplaces, striving to create environments where great work happens due to employee satisfaction. Among new measures taken, companies across the country are taking employee health at the office into consideration by incorporating bookable wellness and mothers rooms to the office. If you’re considering adding one or more of these spaces to your office, keep reading for inspiration and ideas for what you’ll need to get the job done.


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Jan 14 2019
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Rivet 

| Collection Spotlights

As a response to the growing trend in industrial office furniture and residential appearance in the corporate office, we’re proud to present the newest collection in our NBF Signature Series—Rivet. With a powerful look and reliable build, this versatile collection was designed to meet the needs of the busy office worker who cares about the look of his or her space. Whether you work from home or need a high-style look for your corporate office, check out some of the bold features Rivet has to offer. 


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Jan 7 2019
How to Unclutter Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, How To Instructions, Office Life

According to a new research study conducted by Kelton Global, the physical workspace has a tremendous impact on the mental workspace in the modern office. Among the findings, 62% of survey respondents reported that having a cluttered workstation would make them unhappy on the job. Upon closer examination of the results, it was revealed that a cluttered workspace has an especially negative effect on women, of whom 70% said that having a cluttered work area would make them unproductive. How can you combat negative vibes at the office caused by clutter? We teamed up with luxury residential organizer Liz Girsch, owner of the Milwaukee market for NEAT Method, to provide a few tips and tricks.


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Jan 3 2019
Clutter Personality: The Hider

| Office Organization

Driven by the need to store things away, individuals with “Hider” personalities like the idea of order but struggle with “editing” their collections of stuff. The Hider believes that any drawer or bin will do nicely, but these drawers are typically unorganized and stuffed to the brim. The Hider motto? “If you can’t see it, there’s not a problem.” If you think you might be a Hider, keep on reading to discover clutter solutions that may work for you.


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Jan 2 2019
Clear the Office Clutter Contest

| Office Organization

We're giving away $5,000 in brand new office furniture to one lucky winner! For help clearing your office clutter, fill out the form below to enter!


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Jan 2 2019
NBF Signature Series 2019 Collection

| Collection Spotlights

A new year means new office furniture at National Business Furniture! From resimmercial designs to versatile furniture that does double duty, we’ve carefully selected these new NBF Signature Series collection to fit real needs in the office.


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Jan 1 2019
Clear the Office Clutter Free eBook Download

| Office Organization


Dec 18 2018
Clutter Personality: The Procrastinator 

| Office Organization

The Procrastinator motto is “I’ll get to it later”. If you fall into this well-meaning clutter personality, you always have someplace to go or something more important to do. This of course means that organizing your workspace gets constantly shuffled off until tomorrow. The problem? Tomorrow is just as busy, and the mess continues to build. If this sounds like you, keep reading to discover solutions for clearing your office clutter.


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Dec 17 2018
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Bayside Collection

| Collection Spotlights

From the breakroom to the conference room, tables that provide a space to gather and collaborate are crucial to the modern workplace. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the all-new Bayside tables to our best-selling NBF Signature Series collection. These versatile tables have a durable construction and modern look that makes them an asset to any touchdown area. 


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Dec 14 2018
Clutter Personality: The Saver

| Office Organization

Call it sentimental, but the Saver holds on to anything with a story. From a work standpoint, it might be your first winning business proposal from 1995 or that whiteout you haven’t used since you had a flip phone. Most likely, these items are just collecting dust, but the Saver feels reassured knowing that they are always there ‘just in case’. If you find yourself constant telling yourself, “I might need this later!” then read on for helpful clutter solutions.


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Dec 10 2018
Baylor Scott & White Family Medical Center

| Office Design

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Garland, TX

NBF Account Executive: Rusty Jenkins


Providers at Baylor Scott & White Family Medical Center treat patients of all ages, from newborn to geriatric care. Known for its comprehensive, quality medical care, the center needed a comforting look that would support patient wellness in its brand new building. With a wide variety of spaces to design and strict standards to adhere to, NBF Account Executive Rusty Jenkins was needed to help the medical facility bring this large project to life.


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Dec 4 2018
Clutter Personality: The Overthinker

| Office Organization

Are you an Overthinker? Overthinkers tend to be perfectionists who always have a vision of how to reduce clutter but have a hard time getting started. Internally, they’re shouting, “It’s overwhelming! Where do I start?!” If this sounds like you, keep on reading to learn solutions to your overthinking clutter roadblocks.


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Dec 3 2018
3 Ways to Bring Privacy into Your Office

| Office Design

An open concept office may work for some, but new studies show that a large portion of office workers still need their privacy on the job. 43% of employed Americans state that not having a private area to work would negatively affect his or her mental wellness at the office. Additionally, one in four survey respondents find value in flexible work environments so that they may work away from their regular work areas when needed. What can you do to add more private spaces to your office while maintaining a space that also fosters collaboration? These tips should help.


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Nov 28 2018
It's a Merry Makeover!

| Why We Work

Tis the season for giving, and we're doing just that! This year, we're gearing up to give back to our local community in a big way, and we need your help to do it. Vote for the nonprofit you want to win a beautiful new office by voting in the survey below by December 20, 2018 at 11:59PM CST. On December 21, 2018 we'll announce the winner of our third annual #MerryMakeover contest and award that nonprofit with one of the three prizes listed below.


1st Prize: $3,000 in NBF furniture

2nd Prize: $1,000 in NBF Furniture

3rd Prize: $500 in NBF Furniture


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Nov 26 2018
Cubicle Styles & Panel System Designs

| Office Desks

Wondering how to buy office cubicles? Whether you’re outfitting a large business or adding a few panels, this task can be a daunting one. Panel systems are available in a huge array of styles and configurations, and most options aren’t easy to buy online. Fortunately, a little studying up front and help from an NBF account executive can make the process painless.


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Nov 19 2018
Assetworks, LLC

| Office Tours

Industry: Software Development

Location: Wayne, PA

NBF Account Executive: Kevin Emery


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Nov 12 2018
Kalejta Financial Management

| Office Tours

Industry: Finance

Location: Sanatoga, PA

NBF Account Executive: Kevin Emery

NBF Furniture Collections Used: NBF Signature Series Perspective Mesh Chairs, Office Star Napa Wood Frame Guest Chairs, Global Zira Boardroom Tables, Office Star Work Smart Conference Chairs


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Nov 5 2018
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Brilliant

| Collection Spotlights

A 2017 study from IPSOS found that 70% of employees who work in an office report wishing that their workplace would consider a design upgrade. Whether you’re outfitting a brand new office or updating your old one, reflecting your own personality in the space is crucial to the success of your day-to-day work life. If you’re the sleek, modern, minimalist type, we’ve created just the collection for you in our best-selling NBF Signature Series line. Keep reading to learn more about our all-new Brilliant collection.


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Nov 4 2018
Help Us Choose the Winners of Our Veterans Day Office Giveaway

This Veterans Day we're giving back to the men and women who have bravely served our great country. Now we need your help. During the month of October, veterans from all over the country have submitted photos of their outdated offices in an attempt to win one of our big prizes: First Prize: $5000 in NBF office furniture Second Prize: $3000 in NBF office furniture Third Prize: $2000 in NBF office furniture We narrowed it down to five finalists, and now we need your help! Choose our winners by voting for the veteran you believe most needs an office makeover.


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Oct 29 2018
How to Create a Workspace that Works for Every Employee

Did you know that the right workspace may transform employee disposition and overall job performance? According to a recent study from Kelton Global, more than nine out of 10 (92%) of working Americans confess that there is at least one aspect of their physical workspace that would make them unhappy. If you’re looking to boost employee happiness and productivity, we recommend invigorating your office with the latest trends in office design. Here’s how:


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Oct 22 2018
Shillington Eye Associates, LLC

| Office Design

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Shillington, PA

NBF Account Executive: Kevin Emery

NBF Furniture Collections Used: NBF Signature Series Mason Street


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Oct 15 2018
Fire Safety Tips for the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

Did you know that the United States has the highest frequency of fire losses of any modern technological society? Or that it’s estimated that U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year? A fire of any scale can cause irreparable damage, yet many offices don’t take their fire safety plans nearly as seriously as they should. In recognition of this year’s fire prevention week, take these measures to ensure you and your employees are prepared for a worst case scenario in the workplace.


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Oct 3 2018
The Complete Guide to Office Chairs

| Office Chairs

Looking for a new office chair for your desk? With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to know what to go with. Take our comprehensive guide to office chairs into consideration to help you narrow down your options and decide what the best chair for your needs will be.


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Oct 1 2018
Animal Medical Center of Marquette

| Office Tours

When Animal Medical Center of Marquette moved offices to its new location in Province, Michigan, it took the opportunity to update the whole look of its clinic. A fresh, modern aesthetic was wanted. Healthcare-grade furniture made to withstand daily use by humans and animals alike was needed. NBF account executive Anna Reedy helped tie it all together. Download the case study PDF here.

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Sep 24 2018
Bruel & Kjaer

| Office Tours

Outgrowing your office space is a good thing. It means your business is growing! Unfortunately, it also means taking on the challenging task of outfitting a brand new office with furniture that works for your business and your employees. This is the issue that Bruel & Kjaer, an Illinois sound and vibration company, ran into when it came time to move offices in 2018. The interior was dated and the furniture did not fit the business’s need for a more open, versatile environment for its employees. Fortunately, NBF account executive Jane Spotts stepped in to take the lead. Download the full case study PDF here.


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Sep 19 2018
Alternative Seating Solutions for the Office

| Office Seating

If your employees are still sitting in basic fabric task chairs, your business could be in trouble. A recent study showed that 54% of American office workers believe that having an uncomfortable workstation would cause unhappiness and a lack of productivity at the office. In addition, 92% state that a workspace that is not up-to-par has a negative impact on mental well-being. What can you do to help your employees stay positive and productive? Consider these seating alternatives to the traditional office chair.


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Sep 17 2018
Crossing Rivers Health

| Office Tours

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI

NBF Account Executive: Anna Reedy

Furniture Collections Used: Lesro Newport, La-Z-Boy, Allseating


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Sep 12 2018
Office Ergonomics and Their Effect on Employee Productivity

A recent study from Kelton Global found that 54% of American office workers believe that having an uncomfortable workspace would cause them displeasure at work. The same study found that 92% of employees believe that an inadequate workstation has a negative effect on his or her mental well-being and productivity, indicating a need for office furniture that is both comfortable and flexible. Consider these office options when designing your employee workstations.


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Sep 10 2018
Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative

| Office Tours

When it came time for Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative to move to its new corporate headquarters in Van Alstyne, TX, NBF account executive Rusty Jenkins had a tall order to fill. The company wanted a fresh, exciting look and functional furniture to fit a huge range of needs, but it also needed to accomplish it all under a strict budget. Fortunately, this type of project is no trouble for Jenkins. Explore the offices of Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative by downloading the case study PDF here.


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Sep 5 2018
Office Design and Job Satisfaction: How the Physical Workspace Affects the Mental Workspace

Did you know that 92% of American workers say that when their physical workspace is lacking, their mental well-being and productivity can suffer? According to a new research study conducted by Kelton Global, the physical workspace affects the mental workspace a lot more than you may have once thought. The study surveyed adults ages 18 and older who are employed full or part time and measured which elements have the most influence on employee mood, performance and overall job satisfaction. The following physical elements were shown to have the greatest negative effect on employee mental wellbeing at the office.


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Aug 29 2018
What is ANSI/BIFMA? - An Overview

| Industry News, Office Design

What does ANSI/BIFMA stand for, and what does it mean? We’re breaking it all down here to give you a better understanding of what ANSI/BIFMA is and how it can affect you and your office furniture.

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Aug 27 2018
How to Arrange Office Furniture: Our Top Tips

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design

Arranging furniture is easier than it may seem. Simply keep this checklist in mind before you begin:

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Aug 22 2018
7 Tips for Meeting Room Etiquette

| Conference Rooms, Office Life

Conference rooms are shared spaces that are meant to be used as collaboration hubs between co-workers and as private spaces for employees and employers. As with any shared space, there are certain unwritten rules that employees need to abide by if the space is to be properly maintained and utilized by all.


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Aug 20 2018
How to Clean Laminate Furniture

| Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions

One of the greatest benefits to having laminate office furniture instead of solid wood or veneer is that laminate is a breeze to maintain and clean. Laminate doesn’t scratch or stain easily, but you should still take care to clean your laminate furniture in the right way to ensure that it will last for as long as possible. Here’s how:

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Aug 15 2018
How to Properly Light Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Health and Wellness, Office Design

Poor lighting is often cited as one of the most common interior design mistakes. While poor lighting is sure to be stressful and annoying no matter what room you may be in, it can be especially problematic in a home office or in any business setting; in fact, bad lighting is one of the most popular complaints from office employees around the globe.

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Aug 13 2018
The Complete Guide to Filing Cabinets

| Office Design, Office Storage & Filing

Is your office paperwork getting a little overwhelming? Use our guide to filing cabinets before you decide what to buy to ensure that you get the best possible solution for your space.

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July 24 2018
New Additions to the At Work Collection

| Brand Spotlights

Beautiful, functional and affordable, it isn't hard to see why the NBF Signature Series At Work collection has been one of our best sellers for years. With the success of this sleek and modern group of office furniture, we've been adding more pieces in more colors to our At Work offering for the last few years, and 2018 is no different.


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July 23 2018
How to Convince Your Office Manager It’s Time for a Furniture Upgrade

If you think your office could use a furniture upgrade, chances are good that you're not the only one feeling that way. But how do you convince the people in charge that new furniture will be a good investment? Here are four valid points to bring up in your argument.


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July 18 2018
NBF Signature Series Summer 2018 Collection

| Brand Spotlights

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and our 2018 summer collection is now available! This year, our furniture experts have focused their efforts on finding furniture that looks bold and feels comfortable. From a glass top desk that provides a modern edge for the office to a big and tall chair that's as attractive as it is comfortable, there's a lot to love.


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July 10 2018
The Complete Guide to Standing Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

So you’ve heard that sitting all day, every day is detrimental to your health, and you’d like to do something about that. Great! Deciding to get a standing desk for your office is easy, but choosing the right standing desk for your space and for your work style is another matter entirely. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to standing desks which includes everything you should consider before taking the plunge.

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July 9 2018
Go Gray in 2018

| Brand Spotlights

What's the most popular color this year? Gray office furniture is a rising trend, and the versatility of this neutral is one of its best features. No matter if you want to go flashy and modern or keep it traditional, gray laminate or veneer furniture fits the bill in most interior designs. Take our tips for bringing this high-style color into your office no matter what style you lean toward!


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June 26 2018
How to Buy More and Save More on Your Office Furniture

| 30 Second Office Tips

Whether you're starting up a new business or giving your office a much-needed facelift, purchasing a large quantity of office furniture is no easy feat. Fortunately, buying in bulk is the best way to save as much money as possible at NBF.com. Keep reading to learn how to buy more and save more.


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June 19 2018
Classroom Arrangement Tips

| Education

It’s a fact—there is no one size fits all solution to classroom seating. Class size, student behavior and the content of a teacher’s lesson plans greatly affect the way a classroom should be set up. Of course, it’s usually up to the teacher to decide how to arrange his or her classroom, and that typically involves some degree of trial and error. To help you decide what configuration is best for your students, check out the benefits and drawbacks of these popular classroom setups.


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June 19 2018
Neocon Trends 2018

| Office Design

Every year NBF employees scout out the latest trends in office furniture design at NeoCon, the commercial design industry's most important event of the year. This year was no different! From tattoo-inspired designs to smart storage options, these are the biggest trends we took away from this year's show.

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June 13 2018
Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars

| Office Tours


June 8 2018
Exam Room Checklist

| Healthcare

Setting up exam rooms in a new healthcare facility can be a daunting task to say the least. Download our free exam room checklist to make planning easier, and read our tips below to learn more about what type of furniture and accessories are right for your facility.


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June 5 2018
Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants

| Office Tours

Industry: Healthcare

Location: La Quinta, CA

NBF Sales Executive: Ian Kershisnik

Furniture Collections Used: NBF Signature Series Symphony, Bestar Connexion, Office Star seating


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