More Than a Chair

Space shapes behaviors. Behaviors create culture and culture drives results. Create space for innovation, to dream, and for the next big idea. This is the More Than a Chair Podcast with Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick and brought to you by Business Furniture + Choreo.

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Monday Jul 04, 2022

Mina Starsiak Hawk- co-founder and owner of Two Chicks and a Hammer, start of HGTV’s show “Good Bones”, she’s a realtor, and a mother and recently partnered with Business Furniture to open her first office space for the company. Special guest host, Gerry Dick, talks about this major moment for this team so focused on revitalizing Indianapolis, one house at a time.

A Space For Learning

Monday Jun 06, 2022

Monday Jun 06, 2022

Cathedral High School Principal, Julie Barthel, took the lead at the high school in 2020 as the world shut down and educators pivoted to a virtual learning. Special guest host, Gerry Dick, sits down to talk about the challenges and the future of education. Plus, the new Cathedral Innovation Center and how it’s preparing students for the real world.

Monday May 16, 2022

How does space impact a company's Culture? Tiffany Sauder, CEO of Element Three, a full-service marketing consultancy in Indianapolis breaks down the current climate.  She talks about competing against home for employee engagement and creating a space where her team wants to work and grow.   

The Move to Mobile Work

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

How does a company move to a mobile work environment? We all know change can be scary, we sit down with Elise Moote, experienced project manager with Bastian Solutions to talk through the lessons she learned when taking the company from cubicle workstations to a mobile work environment with an open floor plan. Bastian Solutions- is a Toyota Advanced logistics company, a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class, distribution and production solutions.

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

Is the office dead? In this episode of the More Than a Chair podcast, celebrating 100 years in business for Business Furniture, JLL’s Matt Waggoner sits down with Gerry Dick to discuss the future of the workplace in a hybrid world. How have real estate needs changed post covid and what employers need to know to create a space that attracts and keeps talent.

100 Years in the Office Space

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

Business Furniture's Dick Oakes joins Host Gerry Dick to discuss the 100th anniversary of the company. The discussion focuses on changes in the office over the last ten decades and changes coming in the future. 

Tuesday Mar 30, 2021

Join us as we sit down with Kathleen Lemaster, Partner and Interior Designer with Axis Architecture as she discusses her MINDSET on the future of the workplace. Plus, her role in the new Business Furniture + Choreo ancillary showroom. 

Tuesday Feb 23, 2021

Business Furniture + Choreo designer, Heidi Dellekamp, sits down to deep dive into designing the company's first showroom devoted to ancillary furniture. Why the pandemic has made the concepts even more relevant and how a trip out west inspired a new MINDSET for the team. 

Wednesday Jan 20, 2021

"The timing couldn't be better," said Business Furniture + Choreo Chairman Emeritus, Dick Oakes. Join us as we sit down with Oakes and Business Furniture + Choreo Director of Audience Development, Hannah Freiherr, as they dive into the details of our new showroom in downtown Fishers, MINDSET. LEARN: Why opening a new business in the middle of a pandemic is so exciting What employers need to do to shift their MINDSET about a return to the office And MORE on why ancillary furniture is the future of the workplace

Thursday Sep 24, 2020

Tackling the topic of meeting people where they are. How can we promote a safe and compelling workplace while also meeting the needs of employees and cultivating a culture that’s meaningful? Our guest, Arik Orbach, is a People Partner at Google where he’s been a “Googler” (Google employee) for over two years. He is a trusted advisor and guides the 'people' strategy for a subset of Google’s Global Business Organization Also, Rita Schaefer is an experienced change management consultant at Choreo a partner with Business Furniture. Rita uses her background in interior design to help employees’ transition into new working environments.


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