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Q&A With Office Revolution’s Principal, Bernie Donaldson- Cubs Radio Sponsorship

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Bernie Donaldson Principal Office Revolution

With Office Revolution’s first sponsored Cubs On Deck Luncheon event coming up this Wednesday, June 7th, we sat down with Principal Owner, Bernie Donaldson to discuss the 2017 MLB season for the Cubs, the Cubs Radio Sponsorship with 670 The Score, and more.

Q&A

  1. How long have you been a Cubs fan?
    • Since my first visit to Wrigley Field in 1984. And I’ve been a season ticket holder for 20 years.
  2. What is your first Cubs memory?
    • Seeing Harry Caray and all the classic Cubs personalities on that first visit in 1984.
  3. What are you most excited for this season?
    • When any organization reaches the pinnacle of performance, I always love to see what they do next. So I’m most excited to see the Cubs build on their success as World Series Champions.
  4. What made you want to sponsor the Cubs On Deck Luncheon Series?
    • It was really just a natural extension of the work we’ve already done with them. We were lucky enough to meet the Ricketts family and senior officials. They and the entire franchise have a lot of integrity so we wanted to expand our activities to include Cubs Radio and the Cubs On Deck series.
  5. What does the Cubs On Deck sponsorship mean to you as a Cubs fan and a business owner?
    • As a business owner I always love working with organizations I feel good about. Being able to combine my personal passion for baseball with a business partnership with an incredible organization that I highly respect…it’s just perfect.

Tune into Cubs Radio at 670 The Score to catch pregame, in-game, and post-game coverage of Chicago Cubs baseball, and don’t miss the first Cubs On Deck Luncheon this Wednesday, June 7th, at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House! For more details, click here. Go Cubs Go!

5 Health Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks

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Standing Desk, Teknion, Sit to stand

What does your team want?

Employees want a work environment that supports the way they like to live in the rest of their life. For many people, that means a healthier office. Gym memberships, in-office yoga and massage, healthier food options and ergonomic furniture are some of the most commonly requested employee amenities. Some of these are easily achievable, while some may stretch your wallet thin. Thinking about taking the ergonomic furniture route? Take a look at some of the benefits waiting for you and your team by installing height adjustable desks.

Find that perfect balance…literally.

No one wants to sit around all day, but standing all day can lead to just as many problems as sitting if you aren’t keeping your posture in mind. Studies suggest that for every half hour of work, shoot for sitting for 20 of those minutes, standing for 8, and moving around for 2. While you’re standing, your muscles are at work and although you may not feel like you’re burning extra calories, by the end of the day you’ll feel the difference compared to if you were sitting at your desk all day.

Not only are you using the muscles in your lower body, but standing with good posture while working can have an impact on your abdominal muscles as well. So, how much of an impact can it make? Standing for an afternoon has been shown to burn 170 more calories than an equal amount of sitting. Over time, this difference can have a major effect on your weightenergy levels, and overall mood.

What to expect…

Nothing’s ever a guarantee, but here are some common benefits that come with height adjustable desks if your team is able to find that balance of sitting and standing throughout the day:

  • Lowered risk of weight gain/obesity
  • Lowered blood sugar levels
  • Reduced back pain
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Boosted productivity

The bottom line…

Reducing your sitting time can improve your physical, metabolic, and mental health. Now that you’ve discovered the benefits of height adjustable desks, you can take a look at our favorite models right here. If your office doesn’t have (or isn’t considering) height adjustable desks, get your standing time in by taking periodic breaks when you’re able to and go for a walk, do some stretches at your desk, or start an impromptu office dance party. Don’t forget to have fun while you work.

 

 

 

 

Office Revolution’s Jim Hornof Jams at 2017 REACH Social Event for City of Hope Foundation

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It was a night filled with great people, delicious food, and rock and roll as bands took to the stage to support the City of Hope Foundation. City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. Every year, City of Hope conducts clinical trials enrolling more than 6,000 patients. They translate breakthrough laboratory findings into real, lifesaving treatments and cures, and manufacture them at three, on-campus facilities.

Last night, the event raised over $350,000 to help continue their research and treatment for these serious, life-threatening diseases. Office Revolution’s Jim Hornof performed with his band Spakl, as they had the crowd dancing and singing the whole time to some classic tunes. This is one of our favorite events every single year, and we’re very proud to be a part of it and help give back to a foundation that is making such a strong impact around the world.

Jim Hornof, Spakl, City of Hope, REACH SOCIAL

 

Office Revolution Announces Katey Knott Spicer Promoted to Leadership Team as Director of A&D Business Development

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As Director of A&D Business Development, Katey will lead Office Revolution’s design initiatives for the architecture & design community and will manage the New Business Development Team to best serve our clients. She will also be working hand in hand with the Marketing Team to help spread the Office Revolution brand and raise awareness of our mission to build beautiful and functional spaces.

“Over the years, Katey has grown tremendously as a professional and has become a real leader within our company,” says Principal Owner, Bernie Donaldson. “I’m proud of how she represents the Office Revolution brand in the marketplace and her dynamic with internal groups. I’m thrilled to welcome Katey to our leadership team.”

With over 11 years of experience in the commercial design industry, Katey has worked both as an interior designer and in contract furniture sales. We look forward to seeing her grow as a part of the leadership team in her new position.

Katey Knott Spicer Director of A&D Business Development

 

Office Revolution Volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository

It was a day filled with classic rock and cabbages, as Office Revolution spent the morning volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository boxing up produce to the tunes of Led Zeppelin, Wham! and Kansas. We enjoyed the opportunity for us to get involved and help give back to the community, and we also got to bond with colleagues and friends while we packaged over 34,000 lbs. of produce in just a few hours!

We had teams of packers who picked the produce that passed their rigorous inspection and placed them into boxes. Who knew cabbages could be so heavy?! We also had the weighing team who ensured each box was within the weight limits for shipping purposes, and our box makers and runners who got their cardio in by running empty boxes wherever they needed to go. We filled over 1,100 boxes by the end of the morning!

The team at the Greater Chicago Food Depository truly couldn’t have been greater. They we’re welcoming, kind, and very helpful in answering all of our questions. We were happy to work with such an amazing group.

As we laughed and danced while we packed up our produce, we realized this will be an event that Office Revolution looks forward to continuing to do for years to come. “In keeping with our commitment to social responsibility, we are proud to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository with our volunteer efforts.  Working together as a team to help others builds on our overall effort to foster a culture that all members are proud to be a part.” says Principal Owner, Dave Feder. Needless to say, Cabbage will not be on the menu for dinner tonight.