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Chad Lundeen – Saatva

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Sleep being a private activity, shopping for a mattress in public might be counterintuitive to some people. That’s why Saatva designs its viewing rooms to be restful and calming. The mattress company, which has headquarters in New York and Austin, Texas, has viewing rooms in six major U.S. cities. The newest, which is in Chicago, […]

Kim Alpert – Udemy Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She hasn’t quite been on the job for three years but already Kim Alpert can divide into distinct thirds her time overseeing global properties for Udemy Inc. Hired in October 2019, she spent the first six or seven months learning the ways of this San Francisco-based MOOC—massive open online course provider—whose platform is accessed by […]

Jim Tully – ICON International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It could be that Zoom or Teams have made the company’s jet an expensive accessory by eliminating the need for so much travel. It could be that online shopping and banking have reduced the need for retail space, or that remote and hybrid work arrangements have lessened the need for office space. Whatever the reason, […]

Jason Clayton – Irby Construction Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s quite the heap of twisted and rusted metal that Hurricane Ida left on the western bank of the Mississippi River late last August. Catastrophic winds toppled a 400-foot transmission tower, leaving all eight of its high-voltage lines submerged and the entire region south of Lake Pontchartrain without power for days in a sultry part […]

Tim Aimone – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new headquarters, employees can have a work meeting, grab coffee at a cafe, work out and go to the pharmacy, all without leaving the building. After two years of employees working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new building opened on February 14 in Houston, Texas. It was designed […]

Kari Ihle – EVEREVE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though located in bustling Minneapolis and performing well, by the early 2010s, EVEREVE’s flagship location needed to update its in-store experience. Opened in 2004, it no longer reflected the company enough to be considered a flagship by design, Kari Ihle explains. She adds that many of the other nearly 80 locations at that point better […]

Chris Mansky – International Workplace Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It sounds like a battlefield promotion, but it’s one that Chris Mansky would have accepted under any conditions. While he’s still the Southeast regional construction director of International Workplace Group, the world’s largest flexible workspace business and parent company of Regus and Spaces, much has changed since he joined in August 2015. Corporate clients are […]

Beverly Bailey – Stronghold Engineering Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Scott Bailey’s truck was totaled, it was a blessing in disguise, says his wife, Beverly Bailey. Scott, a traveling electrician, was tired of being on the road. Beverly was on maternity leave and dreaded returning to her job as a loan officer. So, the pair used the money from the insurance settlement to launch […]

Justin Lee – CEC Entertainment

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Don’t worry, they’re not breaking up the band at Chuck E. Cheese. A forerunner in using animatronics for entertainment, Chuck E. Cheese has been a birthday party destination for so long that grandparents are enjoying the shows again anew. However, as the iconic band of Chuck E. Cheese, Helen Henny, Jasper T. Jowls and Mr. […]

Leigh Pearson – Staples Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When someone buys ink or toner, they get to decide how to dispose of the empty cartridge. While Staples Canada agrees, it also feels a responsibility to recycle the products. “We want to provide solutions for recycling the products that we’re putting out there,” says Leigh Pearson, the senior director of facilities, sustainability, sourcing and […]

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