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How to Use Color to Boost Productivity & Comfort in Commercial Spaces

Strategies for Leveraging Color in Today's Blended Spaces | By Sherwin-Williams Photo credit: Vintage Revivals As work and home lives continue to intermingle, commercial spaces are blending along with them. When designing for spaces where we work, learn, and more, using color effectively is key to creating interiors that help people be as productive and comfortable as possible. Here are some tips for making the most of color in blended spaces across business, education, healthcare,...

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5 Essential Elements for a Flawless Graduation Ceremony

A Break Down of the Top Things to Consider | By Sunbelt Rentals For students across the country, it's one of the most important days of their young lives: graduation. They've worked hard to get there; now, the institution has to work hard to make sure the ceremony goes off without a hitch. To do that, you've got to consider everything from power generation and lighting to temperature control and flooring. Here, we break down...

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Supplier Spotlight: Columbia Advisory Group

An Interview with Steve Erwin, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer | By E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Steve Erwin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Columbia Advisory Group (CAG)  to talk about IT trends and challenges, and how higher education and K-12 institutions should be tackling their cybersecurity strategy. What are some of the trends and challenges you're seeing in IT security in education? A common challenge we are...

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Why We Need to Develop Schemas in Supplier Diversity: Part 3

Using Schemas for Bringing in New Diverse Suppliers | By Veronica Cook-Euell, M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed,Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Kent State University This is the third of a three-part installment in our blog series on the importance of developing your diverse suppliers. Example 2: Let's Do Business Together Consider the most frequent request made to a purchasing department, not only from diverse suppliers, but from anyone looking to do business with an organization: how can...

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Why We Need to Develop Schemas in Supplier Diversity: Part 2

Using Schemas When a Problem Occurs | By Veronica Cook-Euell, M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed,Supplier Diversity Program Manager atKent State University This is the second of a three-part installment in our blog series on the importance of developing your diverse suppliers. Example 1: A Problem Occurs Let's look at a common challenge we face as supplier diversity professionals. A problem has occurred with one of our diverse suppliers that has impacted their ability to continue with a...

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Why We Need to Develop Schemas in Supplier Diversity: Part 1

What is a Schema & What Does it Have to do with Managing a Supplier Diversity Program? | By Veronica Cook-Euell, M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed,Supplier Diversity Program ManageratKent State University As with most strategies, you will often find a set of objectives that have been put in place to carry out several processes such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. We know these to be the four principles of management, which are often present in the...

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Understanding the Latest Advancements in Coatings Technology

Selecting Paint is More than Just Aesthetics & Durability | By Sherwin-Williams Today, aesthetics and durability are not the only considerations when specifying paint. There are several new, unique, and innovative features that are important to understand before selecting product for the next project. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality and Elimination of Odors Technologically advanced paints improve indoor air quality and help rooms stay fresh for longer periods of time. For example, paint with Formaldehyde Reducing...

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Video: Why E&I is Different

Not All Purchasing Cooperatives Are Created Equal | By E&I Cooperative Services E&I Cooperative Services is different from the rest. Why do we say that? E&I is the only national purchasing cooperative focused exclusively on the needs of the education community. These are very different from state and local government needs. We were formed as a true cooperative by educational institutions, for educational institutions. We remain the only member-driven, non-profit cooperative in the market governed...

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Smart Technology & Sustainability

How Facilities Managers Can Use Smart Tech to Support Sustainability Initiatives | By Rob Gallant,General ManageratCarrier Enterprise There’s an ancient Greek proverb that states: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Implementing and nurturing sustainability programs on campus is a great way for educational institutions to plant their proverbial trees – and it involves facing and overcoming challenges like climate neutrality, reducing greenhouse gas...

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Supplier Spotlight: Nikon Instruments, Inc.

An Interview with Jacquelyn Perry, Contract Administration Manager | By E&I Cooperative Services For over 100 years, Nikon Instruments, Inc. has been a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical, clinical, and research applications. As the only microscope company to manufacture its own glass, Nikon Instruments ensures the very strictest quality assurance throughout the entire production process. We recently caught up with Jacquelyn Perry, Contract Administration Manager...

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