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23% of Employees Decide Where to Work Based on the Office Environment, Survey Finds

Small Business Trends - July 2018

In today’s business environment, the workplace can be anywhere. But when employees are working in an office, how the office is designed carries a lot of weight.

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Local startups share the stage at new Smart Columbus visitor center

Columbus Business First - June 2018

The Smart Columbus visitor center and headquarters opening downtown is packed with technology from the likes of AT&T, IBM, major automakers – and several Central Ohio startups and established businesses.

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Finalist: Continental Office

Columbus Business First - June 2018

Continental Office recognized at the Columbus Business First Corporate Citizenship Awards.

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Study Shows Nearly a Quarter of Your Staff May Leave If They Don’t Like Their Workspace

June 2018

New research shows the physical environment impacts overall employee happiness and attraction and retention.

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Rich Oliver Joins Continental Office To Lead Furniture Sales Division

May 2018

Continental Office this week announced the hiring of Rich Oliver as Senior Vice President, Sales overseeing the furniture sales teams in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Continental Office Sees a Big Future in Concrete Floors

May 2018

Continental Office this week announced they will now offer concrete polishing and epoxy coating services for commercial floors as a part of their diverse offering of commercial flooring products and services.

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Workplace Design Influences Employee Attraction and Retention

Commercial Construction & Renovation - April 2018

The second largest business expense for the vast majority of organizations is their real estate. Continental Office has found there are several ways companies can start to get innovative when looking at how they build new or update their own workplace real estate.

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Continental Office moving closeout business to its headquarters

April 2018

Continental Office, after relocating its headquarters from 2601 Silver Dr. to 5061 Freeway Dr. E last year, will be moving its Office Furniture Closeouts business to 5051 Freeway Dr. E, in the same building north of Morse Road.

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Office Furniture Closeouts Announces Move Into New Facility

April 2018

Office Furniture Closeouts (OFC), a Continental Office company, announced this week they will be moving from their Silver Drive location to Freeway Drive, just north of Morse Road. They will move into the current facility housed by Continental Office.

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Continental Office Finds Correlation Between Workplace Retention and Innovative Office Spaces

February 2018

Many U.S. companies are realizing the need to be more innovative to attract and retain good talent in 2018.

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Continental Office, Hopewell membership-workspace firm share Downtown digs

Columbus Dispatch - December 2017

A new shared-workspace facility in Downtown needed furniture. An office-furniture specialist was looking for a Downtown location. It was a match made in heaven. Continental Office has teamed up with Hopewell, a membership-based office and networking space, to open offices at 130 E. Chestnut St. near 4th Street at the northern end of Downtown, close to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Arena District.

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Continental Office Opens Downtown Studio

Metropreneur - November 2017

Continental Office is expanding its footprint to Downtown Columbus. The 4,000 square foot studio at 130 E. Chestnut St. will serve dual purposes as both a space for employees and a showroom.

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Continental Office's new downtown studio full of tech and comfy spaces

Columbus Business First - November 2017

Continental Office's new downtown studio is outfitted with technology that appeals to Millennial workers and comfortable spaces that allow employees to work when and how they want.

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Continental Office Opens New Downtown Studio

November 2017

Continental Office this week announced they have opened a downtown studio space located at 130 E. Chestnut St. on the corner of Fourth St. and Chestnut St.

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Huntington offices in Northland meant to create community feel

The Columbus Dispatch - November 2017

Huntington Bancshares’ new office in an old Meijer store in Northland is meant to create the feel of a tight-knit community in an airy, multifaceted space.

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Drab office space? Check out Central Ohio's top office furniture and supply companies

Columbus Business First - November 2017

Continental Office is Top of the List for Central Ohio's Office Furniture category.

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Marcom Awards 2017

Marcom - November 2017

MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication. Continental Office won a Platinum award for our website and a Gold award for Great Spaces magazine.

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Columbus CEO Best of Business 2017

Columbus CEO - October 2017

Continental Office has won Best of Business in Office Furniture by Columbus CEO nine out of the past ten years.

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B2B Marketing: Continental Office’s customer-first brand and website redesign increased traffic 103%

MarketingSherpa - August 2017

With a brand refresh just a few months prior, Continental Office, a customized workplace solution provider, needed to update its 6-year-old website. The team wanted to ensure they were integrating buyer personas to provide an engaging user experience complete with relevant content marketing.

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Convention Center overhaul nearing finish; interactive sculpture planned near entrance

The Columbus Dispatch - June 2017

The $125 million overhaul of the Greater Columbus Convention Center is running on time.

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Continental Office Acquires Floor Maintenance Group

Floor Trends Magazine - June 2017

Continental Office recently acquired Floor Maintenance Group (FMG), previously owned in partnership by Continental Office and Aetna Integrated Services. Eleven associates from FMG will be joining the Continental Office flooring division.

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Continental Office makes acquisition to bolster flooring business

Columbus Business First - June 2017

Continental Office is expanding its flooring services. The office design firm has acquired Floor Maintenance Group, previously owned in a partnership between Continental and Aetna Integrated Services.

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Continental Office Acquires Floor Maintenance Group, FMG

June 2017

Continental purchases full-service commercial floor maintenance business to broaden its solution offering to flooring customers.

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How Huntington Bank is turning a Northland Meijer store into an operations center

Columbus Business First - May 2017

Project partners include Integrated Design Group, Gilbane Building Co., Continental Office and AVI Foodsystems.

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Spotlight: Matthew Freedman on his passion for creative storytelling and helping clients express their authentic stories

Columbus Business First - May 2017

Matt Freedman from Continental Office talks about the riskiest thing he's ever done, his lottery plans, and the time he ate in silence with Benedictine monks.

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Here are some of Columbus' most charitable companies

Columbus Business First - May 2017

Columbus Business First has named a record number of companies – 54 – as finalists in this year's Corporate Caring awards program.

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Matt Freedman Joins Continental Office to Lead Branding Division

April 2017

Freedman, formerly an Executive Account Director at Ologie, will oversee sales, operations and creative direction for branding division.

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OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital to open new, expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital NICU

April 2017

The expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital will open on April 11, 2017.

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Continental moves out, OhioHealth moves in

The Columbus Dispatch - March 2017

Continental Office moved within the past few weeks from its Silver Drive offices visible from I-71 to a spot it has used as a warehouse a little farther north on the other side of I-71, off of Sinclair Road.

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Continental Office moving headquarters up I-71 to renovated facility

Columbus Business First - March 2017

Continental Office is on the move. The office design firm is staying in Columbus but relocating headquarters from 2601 Silver Drive to a renovated facility at 5061 Freeway Drive East.

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Continental Office Announces Headquarters Move

March 2017

Company growth and enhanced customer experiences prompts major expansion of Freeway Drive location and upcoming downtown studio destination

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Pelotonia gets its own office chair

Columbus Business First - March 2017

Continental Office has teamed up with furniture designer Herman Miller to create a special Aeron chair to support Pelotonia.

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Pelotonia Partner Continental Office Creates Collaborative New Product to Raise Funds to Support Cancer Research

March 2017

Pelotonia, a grassroots organization that raises money to fund cancer research through its annual bike ride, announces that partner, Continental Office, has collaborated with furniture design leader, Herman Miller, to create a specially branded Aeron chair to support cancer research.

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Consult the Experts - Malik Malone, Director Sales

Columbus Business First - February 2017

Malik Malone tells you how you can affordably optimize your growing space.

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Consult the Experts - Nick Magoto, EVP Design

Columbus Business First - January 2017

Nick Magoto explains why what's good for your people is great for your business.

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Consult the Experts - Ira Sharfin, CEO

Columbus Business First - December 2016

Continental Office CEO, Ira Sharin, answers the question, "Is your workspace ready for 2017?"

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Consult the Experts - Luciano Carfagna, Sales Executive

Columbus Business First - November 2016

Luciano Carfagna discusses the pros and cons of conventional and manufactured construction.

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Columbus CEO Best of Business 2016

Columbus CEO - November 2016

Continental Office won Best of Business in Office Furniture by Columbus CEO for the 5th year in a row.

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Consult the Experts - Hugh Ralston, Account Executive

Columbus Business First - October 2016

Hugh Ralston explains how to get upper management to buy in on a branded work environment.

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Consult the Experts - Kim Keyse, VP Design and Services

Columbus Business First - September 2016

Kim Keyse explains what it takes to collaborate.

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Consult the Experts - John Cellerini, VP Sales

Pittsburgh Business Times - August 2016

John Cellerini shares how to scale bigger in your current space.

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Consult the Experts - Rachel Iannarino, Marketing Director

Columbus Business First - August 2016

Did you know your work environment affects employee engagement? Rachel Iannarino shares how.

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Consult the Experts - Nick Magoto, EVP Design

Columbus Business First - July 2016

It's important that your brand "speak" in your space. Nick Magoto answers the question, "How do I tell my company's story?"

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Millennials Influence Design of New Offices

Columbus Dispatch July 2016

What do millennials want? That's become an increasingly important question for employers trying to compete for skilled young workers.

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Consult the Experts - Colleen McLaughlin, Design Services Manager

Pittsburgh Business Times - June 2016

Colleen McLaughlin shares how to spark creativity in the workplace.

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Consult the Experts - Ryan Ware, Sales Executive

Columbus Business First - June 2016

Curious how you can decrease construction time? Ryan Ware shares some insight.

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Top 10 Tips to Pick the Best Office Chair

Fit Small Business - June 2016

Fit Small Business shares the top ten tips to selecting the perfect office chair.

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Consult the Experts - Doug Williams, VP Sales

Pittsburgh Business Times - May 2016

Doug Williams shares how to optimize your growing office space.

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Consult the Experts - Nick Magato, EVP Design

Columbus Business First - May 2016

Nick Magato explains how to plan for space variability.

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2016 International Design Awards

How Magazine - May 2016

Continental Office's new branding won a 2016 International Design Award in the Identity category; we're featured on page 82.

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Top Privately Held Companies

Columbus Business First - April 2016

Continental Office was featured on the Top Privately Held Businesses in Columbus, Ohio.

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Consult the Experts - Kyle Johnson, President

Columbus Business First - April 2016

Kyle Johnson, Continental Office's President, shares how to maximize your furniture investment with some tips.

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Transitioning From Consultant To Business Owner

Forbes - March 2016

Ira Sharfin had been a successful, big time consultant for 16 years. He was an expert at change management and even helped with the integration when mega-firms Coopers and Lybrand and Price Waterhouse merged in 1998.

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Consult the Experts - Denny Capo, VP Wright Commercial Floors

Pittsburgh Business Times - March 2016

Denny Capo gives his insight on what you need to know about commercial flooring.

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Consult the Experts - Pam Blair, SPHR, EVP Human Resources

Columbus Business First - March 2016

Pam Blair, SPHR shares how to reduce associate absenteeism and workplace injuries through ergonomic furniture options.

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Designing Offices that Meet Employee Needs

arkadin - February 2016

Rachel Iannarino, in an article for Continental Office, spoke with university students about to enter the workforce. She found that millennials are seeking workspaces and places that are not only innovative and inspiring, but also joyful, fun, and that promote collaboration and community.

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Contractor Corner: Continental Office

Floor Trends - December 2015

Garry Ruick discusses why Continental Office is the "go to" flooring contractor.

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Transitioning from Consultant to Business Owner

Forbes - March 2016

Ira Sharfin, Continental Office's CEO and owner, gives his take on how he transitioned as a former business consultant to operating and owning a business.

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Columbus CEO Best of Business 2015

Columbus CEO - October 2015

Continental Office won Best of Business in Office Furniture by Columbus CEO for the 4th year in a row

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FIRST LOOK: OSU Star House center for homeless youth's $2M new home

Columbus Business First - October 2015

An around-the-clock drop-in center for homeless youths is moving out of a run-down house on North Fourth Street into a 14,000-square-foot facility that’s been renovated with a state-ofthe art kitchen with Cambria countertops, a basketball court, computer lab and quiet room.

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Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: Continental Office

Pittsburgh Business Times - September 2015

Continental Office was featured in Pittsburgh Business Times' Coolest Offices Month.

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Faces of Columbus Business 2015

Columbus CEO - September 2015

Continental Office was featured in The Faces of Columbus Business section of Columbus CEO.

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Ira Sharfin featured in Columbus Monthly

Columbus Monthly - June 2015

Check out this article featuring our CEO supporting cancer research at The James in Columbus, Ohio.

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The evolution of a modern office: from workstations to modular solutions

Columbus Business First - November 2014

Continental Office is seeing clients embrace DIRTT’s fully customized, manufactured construction solutions.

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The List: Office Furniture and Supply Companies

Columbus Business First - November 2014

Columbus Business First ranks Continental Office #1!

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Columbus designers: Consider workers to do offices right

Columbus Business First - October 2014

Rooms using prefabricated walls allow substantial changes to an office with minimal downtime or small changes to make a space more usable.

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Office design don'ts: inflexibility, fluorescents, sitting all day

Columbus Business First - October 2014

People don’t want to sit at a desk for hours on end after recent research showing how important blood flow and movement are to our health.

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First office tenant announced for North Shore Place

Pittsburgh Business Times - August 2012

Continental Office announces move from current regional office at the Waterfront in Homestead to new North Shore development.

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JobsOhio office is open for ideas

The Columbus Dispatch - May 2012

Continental Office is honored to have worked with JobsOhio create an open office for sharing ideas using some of our furniture.

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2012 Corporate Caring Awards Honoree

Columbus Business First - April 2012

Continental Office is honored to have received the 2012 Corporate Caring Award by Columbus Business First as a medium-sized company in the Environmental category.

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Ira Sharfin grew Continental Office by closing one location while expanding others

Smart Business Columbus - March 2012

Ira Sharfin had thought Indianapolis would be a great market for his company, Continental Office Environments, an office interior and furniture business.

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Herman Miller’s SAYL Chair Earns Inaugural Core77 Design Award

July 2011

Herman Miller, Inc., with Yves Béhar and fuseproject, were winners of the 2011 Core77 Design Awards in the “Furniture and Lighting—Professional Designer” category for their SAYL™ family of seating.

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Herman Miller’s SAYL Chair Awarded IDEA Silver

July 2011

Industrial Designers Society of America recognition adds to chair’s growing list of accolades

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For Herman Miller, Inc., Success Strikes Twice for Compass™ System

July 2011

Company’s Healthcare Furnishing Solution Continues to Receive Industry Recognition With Two Prestigious Awards for Design Excellence

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Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff Win Best of NeoCon for Providing Healthcare Oasis

June 2011

Healthcare Furnishing Solution Receives Gold Award in the 2011 Best of NeoCon® Competition

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Industry Spotlight Continues to Shine on Herman Miller Healthcare’s Compass™ System

June 2011

Revolutionary Healthcare Furnishing Solution Honored with Overall Award Winner in Design & Health International Academy Awards 2011

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Herman Miller Expands Ergonomic Lighting Offering with Luxo Alliance

June 2011

Herman Miller, Inc. has expanded its offering of health-positive solutions through its Thrive Portfolio of ergonomic products with the announcement of a new alliance with Luxo.

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Herman Miller to Become Exclusive Distributor of Magis in U.S. and Canada

June 2011

Beginning September 2011, Herman Miller will become the exclusive distributor of products in the U.S. and Canada for Magis, the leading Italian furniture designer.

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Herman Miller Again Tops Contract Furniture Industry in FORTUNE's 'Most Admired' Companies Survey

Fortune Magazine - March 2011

For the 23rd time in 25 years, Herman Miller, Inc. was the highest ranking furniture manufacturer in a survey among the executives and board members of peer companies and independent industry analysts, as published in FORTUNE magazine's annual "Most Admired" companies feature.

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Continental Office Voted Best Office Equipment and Furniture Dealer

Columbus CEO - November 2010

Continental Office was voted as the No. 1 choice among office equipment dealers in Central Ohio for 2010 by Columbus CEO Magazine.

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The Medical Mutual 2010 Pillar Award for Community Service

Smart Business Columbus - January 2010

For some companies, community service means more than just the giving of time and money. It’s taking steps to make sure that a specific need is addressed in the local community.

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2009 Corporate Caring Awards Honoree

Columbus Business First - April 2009

Continental Office is proud to have been nominated by the St. Stephen's Community House and honored to have received the 2009 Corporate Caring Award by Columbus Business First as a medium-sized company in the Arts and Humanities category.

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A chair that embodies

Columbus Monthly - January 2009

Herman Miller Inc., the iconic modern furnishings company that markets the Eames lounge, has released its newest chair for the home office or corporate cubicle.

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Continental Office Unveils Herman Miller's Newest Product Introduction: Embody

November 2008

Continental Office is excited to introduce Herman Miller's next groundbreaking innovation in work chairs to the Columbus market: the Embody chair, designed by internationally renowned designers Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf.

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Continental Office Voted Best Office Equipment and Furniture Dealer

Columbus CEO - November 2008

Continental Office was voted as the No. 1 choice among office equipment dealers in Central Ohio for 2008 by Columbus CEO Magazine.

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Project Mentor Students Visit Governor's Residence

May 2008

Thirty-six eighth grade Mifflin Middle School students had an opportunity to meet Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland and visit the Ohio Governor’s Residence on May 1, thanks to Project Mentor and Continental Office.

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Office firm enlivens corporate landscape with vibrant color, materials

Columbus Business First - April 2008

Business success is no longer simply a matter of hiring quality employees and putting them to work at desks in cubicles.

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