Office as Gym?

by Merilee Kern

FlexCycle Under-the-Desk Exercise Bike from LifePro allows people to make the most of their home office and other seating space. This under-the-desk bike is easy on the joints and makes squeezing some aerobic exercise into one’s day a breeze. Included with the bike are optional resistance bands that hook up to the desk bike, so users can up their office workout instantly — … [More]

Mailers with a Clean Environmental Footprint

by Mike Hunter

With consumers increasing tasking note of excess plastic packaging, companies can boost their brand image (and provide another point of pride to their employees) by using compostable mailers. Tishwish offers a line of zero-waste mailers that are sturdy, customizable and 100% compostable, made from bio-based polymer (from corn) and completely CORNpostable. Among their other … [More]

Cool Systems for the Hot Season

by Erin Robert

A comfortable workplace environment is a must-have asset for businesses, which is why we recommend businesses strategically prepare their commercial HVAC systems for the hot summer season.  During the beautiful winter and spring months in Arizona, it’s easy for business owners to neglect their HVAC systems, but that’s actually the recommended time to schedule a routine … [More]

Virtually Where?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Virtual meetings have become a staple of business life, and participants join from their home office or living room or kitchen. But they don’t have to show that location in their background. Some virtual meeting programs allow a user to upload an image from the computer to virtually place as a background. It may look great as long as the person doesn’t move but then … [More]

Shine a Light on Sanitation

by Jamie Killin

Purification, LLC is an innovative, Tempe-based company that’s harnessing the power of CDC-approved UV-C lights to disinfect air and surface contaminants, reduce spore activation and kill airborne pathogens through environmental sterilization and HVAC air sterilization. The one-of-a-kind technology can be used on any surface to sanitize homes, schools or businesses in a way … [More]

Gift Cards Support Local

by Mike Hunter

A popular employee gift for many employers is a gift card. Several local restaurants have special offers this holiday season to make that budget item go a bit further. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Grimaldi’s will give a $10 bonus card with purchase of a $50 gift card and a $20 bonus card with purchase of a $100 gift card, online and in-store (excluding Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go) … [More]

Workspace, InnerSpace

by Mike Hunter

From symptom surveys to cubicles to cleaning protocols to new apps, COVID-19 has business leaders scrambling to implement a myriad of strategies that will enable the safe return of their employees to the workplace. In order to return, companies must improve their cleaning practices, ensure social distancing is possible, and put employee safety first while also balancing … [More]

Air Purification System Fights Airborne COVID-19 Virus and More

by Mike Hunter

With indoor air quality more essential than ever with the infectious COVID-19 still active worldwide, eradicating the virus while it's airborne is crucial to mitigating its transmission. Hummingbird EQ, an air purification system from cleantech company Energy Cloud, was proven to capture and deactivate the airborne COVID-19 virus on the first airflow pass through the system by … [More]

Interiorscapes as Capital Expenditure

by Mike Hunter

Businesses can incorporate greenery such as plants and moss walls for their worksites as capital expenditures. Admitting it’s unconventional, Plant Solutions founding principal Joe Zazzera says, “The use of the budgeting tool is a great way to integrate plants and their benefits into an office environment as we all look for ways to make our employees happy, feel safe and … [More]

Vaccinated – To Be or Not to Be

by RaeAnne Marsh

Some people might call it common sense, to use a term that, when invoked in conversation, is usually in the context of discussing something we feel is so painfully obvious that it ought to be commonly — that is, universally — understood, but isn’t. We’ve got an asset that many places in the world are crying out for. But its existence has spawned a tremendous divide between … [More]

Cooling Gadget for Hot Summer Workplace Safety 

by Merilee A. Kern

A report in Yale Climate Connections indicates that, according to NCEI’s annual temperature outlook, “the year 2021 is 96% likely to rank among the 10 warmest years on record and 85% likely to rank among the eight warmest years on record” and the CDC tells us there are more than 600 deaths attributed to extreme heat conditions in the United States every year. Potentially of … [More]

COVID Verified: Bracelets Bolster Awareness

by Melissa Rein Lively

New purple bracelets let the world know the wearer has been vaccinated and is safe to be around as part of a global #IAMCOVIDVERIFIED campaign. With three successful COVID-19 vaccines currently in distribution worldwide, health experts say the end of the pandemic is finally within reach. COVID Verified is a new program founded in Scottsdale that aims to support global … [More]

Eye-to-Eye Impact 

by Mark Quinn

Eye contact is essential for human connection, every time you make eye contact, you get a small dose of oxytocin, drawing you in. Effective eye contact can be instrumental to someone pitching a proposal to the executive team, landing a deciding sale for the month, nailing the interview for a dream job or compassionately connecting with a patient. Amazingly, research shows it … [More]

PPE Kits: Return to Office Surprise 

by Leo Friedman

PPE kits are a cost-effective, convenient and efficient way to make sure individuals and teams are outfitted with the protection needed. A variety of kits are available, ranging from personal coverage or for the whole office, as well as on-the-go kits for stocking up the supply closet. In addition to providing protection, these kits — and products in the kits — provide a unique … [More]

Take a Fresh Breath 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Indoor air quality has taken on greater import in this COVID era. While they are not a replacement for air filtration systems, plants are more than an aesthetic reprieve for our eyes. Since NASA began researching ways to improve air quality for astronauts in closed environments in space, we’ve learned they can counter some of the toxins our made environment surrounds us with — … [More]

Appreciation by Cookie

by Mike Hunter

Businesses looking to express appreciation to a client or to reward an employee may find a suitable gift at Crumbl Cookies. Now known for cookies in a range of flavors that puts Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream’s famous “31 flavors” to shame, Crumbl offers more than 120 special ones that rotate weekly in addition to its standard bearers: chilled sugar cookies and the milk chocolate … [More]

Face Masks: Do You Nose How to Wear Them?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Face masks are the must-have fashion accessory of our time. They make a statement as to the wearer’s favorite sports team, social awareness, or simply patterns and color. But their main purpose is to protect us from airborne droplets that we expel when we breathe or talk that might contain disease molecules — notably, COVID-19. There are varying degrees of effectiveness, … [More]

Hand Sanitizer in a Wristband 

by Mike hunter

Fashionable and refillable, these revolutionary wristbands are effective at allowing people to safely access hand sanitizer anywhere. Made of ultra-light silicone in a wide variety of colors, the wristband has a built-in dispenser, making it easy to fill with the user’s choice of sanitizer. The CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least … [More]

Standing Out with a Personal Touch

by Rick Elmore

Business leaders have seen lead-generating and relationship-building opportunities like networking events and coffee meetups evaporate amidst the coronavirus pandemic. But businesses can navigate the “new reality” of normal business operations while mitigating the spread of the coronavirus with help from automated handwritten letter technology.  Handwritten letters, being … [More]

Gifts Employees Would Actually Love to Receive

by Lindsay Jorgenson

It’s that time of year when business managers need to start thinking about ways to show employees their appreciation, and that often means gifts. So, are there gifts out there that employees want more than others? The answer is yes, and here are some of this year’s top contenders. Rawlogy Let’s face it, most jobs can be stressful and employers know that. This year, think … [More]

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