CORT Austin recently teamed up with Texas Rangers affiliate, Round Rock Express, to refresh a room in the Ronald McDonald House in Austin, Texas. The Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to sleep, eat and relax while their children receive medical treatment at one of the area’s nearby hospitals. CORT donated all of the furniture to finish the room, while Round Rock Express provided a complete baseball themed decor. Ronald McDonald House employees have said the room is by far their favorite in the entire house and predict there will be strong competition among families to determine who will stay there! CORT Austin and the Round Rock Express have worked together for a number of years. Both CORT Austin and Round Rock Express are very active in the local community and frequently work together to support local efforts like the Ronald McDonald House.
CORT Event Furnishings won Best Overall Booth Appearance at The Special Event Show in Nashville this month. The booth’s event design ‘Revolution’, reinforced by new product introductions and a social media promotion, caused quite a buzz among show attendees and clients. “The Special Event show marks the beginning of our 2014 ‘Revolution’ marketing campaign and we’re urging event planners to revolutionize their events. Throw out traditional event design rules and mix disparate styles to create something fresh and innovative,” said Kevin Dana, director of marketing and product development for CORT Events. “We showcased the Napoleon collection and launched the new Rustique and Elements collections, including rustic accessories and greenery. The reaction from clients was overwhelmingly positive and we anticipate strong demand for all the new products.” See the CORT Events Facebook page to view more pictures from the show, www.facebook.com/CORTevents. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll let these fabulous booth photos do the talking.
Most people spend more time in the office than they do at home, so it is important that work environments are comfortable, yet functional for optimal productivity. Business owners today want their employees to work more collaboratively and encourage idea-sharing throughout the business day. CORT recently unveiled the 2014 office workspace trends that support this idea of the changing work environment and the impact it has on the way workspaces are designed and furnished. Offices designed in 2014 must reflect the needs of modern-day employees and invoke collaboration, flexibility, mobility and more. Collaborative workspaces are open, welcoming public spaces that encourage individuals to share and learn from each other by mixing and mingling. Lounge seating areas are a key furnishing feature that enables collaboration. Unassigned tables put between work spaces are also enabling employees to meet and collaborate spontaneously. To achieve flexibility in the office environment work surfaces are designed to fulfill a number of needs. It is not just a “desk” anymore. Examples of flexibility in offices include gathering areas for spontaneous meetings, a variety of seating and works surfaces designed to varying work styles and comfort levels. Unassigned workstations are also becoming commonplace for employees who telecommute and …