Month: April 2013

ANEW Found Means of Sustainability

By:  Julie Knight Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. or ANEW, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides other companies alternative ways to give their surplus furniture and equipment to other organizations in order to avoid landfills. Essentially, ANEW has creating sustainable practices by extending the lifecycle of surplus items through reuse, resale and repurposing. They will coordinate the removal… Read More

Earth Day is April 22, 2013!

By:  Shannon Spence To celebrate Earth Day this year, I thought I’d share some fun events and ideas to get you going green! Join the fun at the free, outdoor Earth Day Indiana Festival, Saturday, April 27 in White River State Park. Kid-friendly and free bike parking! There are a number of ways you can help support Keep Indianapolis Beautiful… Read More

Here Comes the Sun!

By:  Jill Mendoza Get ready to…… Throw open the windows, Show a little skin, Jump from a dock, Crank up the music, Line up for ice Cream, Race a thundercloud, Fall asleep in the grass, And perhaps laugh with a co-worker, fellow researcher or classmate. Spring will soon be transitioning us into summer.  May you……Thrown open the windows and think about the… Read More

Rijksmuseum Re-opens

By:  Tony White Maybe you didn’t even realize it has been closed during its renovation/restoration.  Maybe you didn’t even realize the Rijksmuseum is one of the premier museum collections in the world.  Or, maybe you did. The Pierre Cuypers designed building, built from 1876 to 1885, has been undergoing renovation and restoration for longer than it originally took to build.  The… Read More

What’s Your Color Personality?

By:  Lee Boyland Does your personality equate to a perfect color palette for you? Interestingly, many designers (usually residential) survey their clients to determine a client’s perfect color palette. While one may be interested in finding out what their color personality is, do the results really equal the perfect colors for your home? A recent Sherwin-Williams Stir article by Kelly… Read More

Are We There Yet?

By:  Cherie Anderson Summer vacation is quickly approaching. Students will soon begin the countdown of the final quarter of the school. They will be hard pressed to stay focused and in their seats as they anticipate the sweet release of that final bell on the last day of school. With much anticipation, they have already begun to ask their parents… Read More

S.O.S…..SEND ONE SUIT WEEK

By: Donna Metallic There’s POWER in your suit. Dress for Success Indianapolis is gearing up for their annual campaign and IDO Incorporated will be a drop off point. We would like to invite you to go through your closet and CLEAN it out!  It is Spring Time…really it is! There’s Power in Your Suit: We are looking for stylish, classy,… Read More

Acts of Leadership

By:  Gary K. Pino, FMP Back in the 1980’s, Thomas J. Peters (The modern day “Father of Business” and the infamous Author of In Search of Excellence), once said, “Celebrate what you want to see more of.”  Shortly thereafter, Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D. teamed up to write an inspirational story, entitled The One Minute Manager.  Both sources… Read More

Networking…Enough said

By:  Amanda Medlen Having recently served at a couple university student events, I had been asked by numerous students on what are some of the best ways to land that job right out of school.  Without even batting an eye, I excitedly said, “Networking!”  Student or professional, doesn’t matter, networking is the key.  I have seen so many examples of… Read More

Biophilic Design – Why it’s Important to Your Bottom Line

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID Biophilia – the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms…Life around us exceeds in beauty and complexity anything else humanity is likely to encounter by Edward O. Wilson from The Biophilia Hypothesis. Biophilic Design, by improving community well-being can impact the bottom line. Productivity costs run 112 times greater than energy costs.  An… Read More