We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting our 12th Annual NEOS Business Expo on Thursday, September 12th at our Braintree location from 9am to 2pm. This year, we’re kicking things up a notch to celebrate our 20th anniversary! It’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss!
Some things to look forward to:
- More prizes than ever before!
- Complimentary lunch
- Over 70 product manufacturers
- LOTS of free samples of new products and your old favorites
- New seminars
- Facility tours
- NEOS shuttle to and from the Braintree T station
- And so much more!
We’ll be sharing lots more details as the event approaches, but be sure to mark your calendars now so you can join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary… we’d love to have you there!
In the meantime check out pictures from our show last year!
Can you believe the first day of Summer is this Friday?! To celebrate one of the best seasons in New England, we’re going to be raffling off awesome prizes all summer long in our HOT Summer Sweepstakes! All you need to do is LIKE us on Facebook so you can find out about new prizes as they’re announced and have the chance to enter to win!
The first prize of the season is a $50 Lowes gift card for 2 lucky winners! We’re sure many of you have summer projects you’d like to do around the house, so this gift card could come in handy! Click here to enter to win this week’s prize!
Can you work as an integral member of a team? Or do you prefer to work individually? If the former describes you, then you will have no problem moving forward in your quest for professional growth and fitting quite nicely into today’s popular and preferred work culture – the collaborative environment.
I wouldn’t consider myself a weakling, but sometimes I DO need some extra help when it comes to opening jars or containers around the house. My trick is usually just to bang the jar lid on the counter top or to start hitting it with a butter knife… these tricks usually DO work, but they make a lot of noise and could end up making a big mess. So here are a couple of easier tricks to open tricky jar tops using office supplies…
Use a mouse pad. Most mouse pads have a rubber padding or grip on the bottom which makes them perfect for opening tricky jars. The cheapo or free mouse pads usually work best for this because they are more flexible.
Use a rubberband. This trick can open all sorts of jars/containers, large or small. Just wrap the rubberband around the top of the container and it will give you that extra grip that you need.
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Professional growth is very important, and to that end you may be working long hours at the office, trying to get ahead. However, doing so can leave you tired, stressed out – and no further ahead. It’s how you work, not necessarily how much you work, that can make all the difference. Here are five things you can do so that your professional growth is left intact, but your personal growth and life get some attention, too.
If you are interested in career advancement you must become a team player who can make things happen for yourself, the team, and the company. Your vision for yourself must be unwavering in your rise to a leadership/management level. Here are 9 tips to help you become an effective leader and advance in your career:
Sometimes during the workday you just need a mental break to recharge your battery. While most offices have a company breakroom or cafeteria that you can go during lunch hour or whenever the need arises, some people prefer to leave the building and go for a walk, or go run some errands. Well in these 5 offices, you may never want to leave the building since their breakrooms are probably cooler than anything you’ll find outside of the building! Check out 5 of the coolest company breakrooms from Businessweek.com below…
Employee Club House
Called the High Street Retreat, this employee “club house” was created at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines. They did a survey of their employees and found that most felt the office was “too uptight”, so they made it their goal to create some fun in the workplace. They created this “club house” that consists of pinball, foosball, air hockey, arcade games, books, vending machines, and whiteboards.
Think about your office for a second. I’m willing to bet that there is quite the variety of people working under that one roof. Having different personality types in the office is what makes a company dynamic… if everyone was the same, your company might not be as successful. It is important to understand the different personality types in your office, and also learn how to work effectively with each of them…since some personality types can mesh better than others. Learning to work effectively with the different personality types will make your work experience easier and help you achieve professional growth.
Here are the basic different personality types in the workplace and how to work effectively with each: