Archive for January, 2015

Tony Hill Wins SmartCEO Future 50 Award

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Congratulations are once again in order for managing partner Tony Hill as he once again takes home a SmartCEO Future 50 award! This prestigious and highly anticipated awards program celebrates companies and their CEOs throughout the region. Each year, SmartCEO takes the time to recognize fifty mid-sized and quickly growing companies throughout the region, along with five small Emerging Growth companies and five large Blue Chip companies. SmartCEO looks at a three year average of revenue and employee growth of each company in order to determine winners. The winners of 2015 have a collective annual revenue of $3.56 billion, which is an accomplishment of itself. According to SmartCEO, “these companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.”

SmartCEO also created a profile for Tony Hill:

“Who did you get your furniture from?” That’s the question Edwards & Hill Office Furniture wants its clients to hear whenever they have visitors at their office. The company’s founding mission was to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. That mission has led the company on a path to growth and has allowed it to celebrate the opening of a new facility with twice the square footage, including a state-of-the-art showroom, library, warehouse and corporate offices. It hasn’t always been an easy road — along the way, the company’s founders had to realize that it’s not always feasible to keep staff members who are a drag on profitability or culture, says managing partner Tony Hill. But now, the company is in a good position to keep building satellite offices in and out of state, he believes.”

Tony Hill had this to say about the award:

“Winning a Future 50 award 2 years in a row is exciting!  As the economy continues to improve, it is great to be recognized for making tough decisions and having the right staff to have weathered the storm and still continue with growth.”

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to provide quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, hospitality businesses and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries. Some of our celebrated projects include those with Maryland Live Casino, Baltimore Horseshoe Casino, Agriculture and Transportation, and the U.S. Departments of Defense.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Sources:

http://www.smartceo.com/baltimore-future-50/

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2020: Hotel Trend Predictions

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Hotel-Trends-2020As we continue to embrace the start of 2015, many of those involved with the hospitality business are looking forward to the future still. While 2020 may seem far away, it is only a short 5 years from where we stand today. Recently, Hotel News Now asked several experts about their hotel trend predictions for 2020, and how our current trends are molding the future.

Dan Welborn of The Gettys Group had several predictions surrounding the future of hotel trends. Welborn believes that the main trend will be the molding of the available technology with the available physical space of the hotel. He highlighted a trend that is already on the rise, the disappearance of the traditional front desk. As technology continues to evolve, the front desk could potentially be eliminated, allowing guests to check in and out virtually while providing more physical room for other design options.

Amy Jakubowski of Puccini Group also highlighted the trend of the disappearing front desk. She also went further with the technology prediction, saying how its evolution will give designers more options when designing. She gave the example of the television. Before the flat screen television, designers had to incorporate larger pieces of furniture to hold the larger appliance. As appliances, such as the television, begin to shrink in size, designers have more room to explore with furniture.

Robert Polacek, also with Puccini Group, highlighted the increasing trend in environment awareness. He predicts that hotel trends will continue to shift in ways that will decrease the emissions released by the industry, while also shrinking the carbon footprint left behind. He also predicted that the development of 3D and laser printing will have a serious influence on furniture and design production.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish hospitality businesses as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

 

Source:

http://goo.gl/9qzBXR

Office Design Trends of 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Office-Trends-2015Now that 2015 is upon us, trends are beginning to take shape for the upcoming New Year. Some of the trends being focused on for the upcoming year are those in the office setting. With the continuous evolution in technology, office spaces are being designed in fun and new ways. Here are some expected office design trends for 2015:

  1. Standing Workstations- More workstations and office spaces are implementing standing desks instead of the traditional sitting desk. This is because a standing desk is not only healthier for the body, but easier for communication. Those standing are more likely to communicate more efficiently with team members than those sitting at a traditional desk.
  2. Compact Workstations- As technology allows for devices to become smaller, the size of our work areas are becoming smaller as well. This means that offices are becoming more open and less cluttered as more businesses continue to go paper-free.
  3. Color- Instead of the traditional white walls, offices are beginning to embrace different colors to help increase creativity and overall mood within the space. Offices are also encouraging artwork throughout the work areas to help boost morale and increase creativity amongst their team.
  4. Meeting Area- Instead of the traditional enclosed, conference room setting, office design is making way for a more open, central meeting area. This means that collaboration and discussions are encouraged without the hindrance of walls. An open office space allows communication to flow freely throughout the space, helping to increase overall productivity.
  5. Technology- Office design is also making way to help incorporate technology trends within the work areas. As video conferencing and wireless networks continue to gain steam, offices are beginning to use these technology trends to create their own, more open and accommodating trends.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Source:

http://goo.gl/kSfs4g