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In-Person Trade Shows are Back in 2021

It’s time to grab your lanyards, folks—in-person trade shows are back in 2021! The trade show and exhibition industry is worth roughly $11 billion, but it took a hard hit in 2020. This year, things will look a little different….

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The Importance of Healthy Vendor-Client Relationships

As with everything else in the world of work, the pandemic transformed vendor-client relationships. There was a virtual overnight need for personal protective equipment and other Covid-19-safe products. So businesses turned to trusted partners for such resources. Now that we’ve…

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The Golden Age of Neon

Neon signs: a reminder of time gone by. They hit their peak popularity from the 1920s to the 1960s. Streets were aglow with bright neon signs marketing business’s wares and services, everything from hotdogs to designer clothing at department stores…

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How to Do More with Less: Business Style

These days, we’re all running low on a lot of things: time, energy, motivation, efficiency…the list goes on. We’ve all had to learn how to do more with less…or at least maintain our productivity levels as best we can. And…

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A Brief History of Women in Manufacturing

In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to discuss the history of women in manufacturing in the U.S. A historically male-dominated industry, women, who make up roughly 47% of the national workforce, consist of less than a third of…

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How to Prepare for the Future of Work

One of the largest responsibilities of any business is to keep looking ahead: continually forecasting, predicting, and preparing for the future. But the Covid-19 pandemic meant that many were barely treading water. It has dramatically impacted the way we work,…

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2020 Trend Predictions: Were We Right?

This week we’re taking a look back on some of the 2020 trend predictions we made last year. We talked about what classrooms could look like during back-to-school, if we were in for a virtual holiday season (including shopping trends),…

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State of the Industry: Commercial Cleaning

Facility managers and facility maintenance companies have been feeling the pressure lately with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, the demand for professional cleaning services has been extremely high. While many in the commercial cleaning industry have offered cleaning services, businesses…

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