There is an event for everyone in October from carnivals to car festivals and fundraisers for a wonderful cause. So if you are a fan of the Subaru, want to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Volusia, or love attending carnivals with your family, keep reading for all the details.
Volusia Halloween Fest, Sun, Oct 23, 12 – 6 PM, Volusia Mall
1700 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Dozens of family-friendly local businesses will hand out candy and showcase what they offer. Enjoy free face painting, arts & crafts, a photo booth, a reptile zoo, meet & greets, youth group performances, and more fun! The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy! Dress up as a family, and you may win a prize! Read more about this fun event here.
Kid’s Zone at Family Days in Port Orange
October 27th – 30th, from 10 am to 5 pm
City Center Circle, Port Orange
Family Days is an event that is looked forward to every year. This carnival includes parades, vendors, food trucks, beer, One Daytona Kids Zone, and much more! It’s fun for the entire family and beer for the adults – a win, win all around. Presale ticket sales end October 27 if you want to purchase early and save. Click here for tickets.
Saturday, October 22nd, 10 am – 5 pm
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach,
If you love your Subaru, you will love this event. It’s Florida’s largest Subaru enthusiast festival right in our backyard. There will be a car show, autocross, vendors & door prizes. Get your tickets and read more details by clicking this link.
Little Literacy Heroes 3K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, October 22, 10 am start time
355 N Beach St, Daytona Beach
This event is the third annual fundraiser to support access to books for local children and is the perfect opportunity to stay active and engaged while supporting early literacy in Volusia County. Walk or run to support the need for increased early literacy rates and access to books in your community.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Volusia is a free book-gifting program available to children birth to five years old in Volusia County at no cost to their families. The program mails one high-quality, age-appropriate book to the child each month. Donations from generous community members fully fund it. All proceeds from this event will benefit the more than 3,600 local Volusia County children this program serves. This free book-gifting program currently mails books to the homes of more than 3,800 local children ages birth – 5 years old. Sign up here.
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How do you know it’s summer here in Daytona Beach, Florida? When the Summer Concert series is back! A packed schedule includes many tribute bands, so pack a chair and grab your tickets. Here are some bands coming up over the next few weeks, including the 4th of July weekend. The best part is general admission is FREE, or you can purchase VIP seating for all of these events by clicking this link.
Friday, July 24th – Carnival of Crue, A Motley Crue Tribute
For over 15 years, this fantastic tribute band has played many large event stages, top venues, fly-in shows to casinos, and more. So expect all the massive hits done right with a band that looks, sounds and rocks like the real thing!
Saturday, July 2nd – Boxer & Southern Cross
These incredible musicians perform as a Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band, so there will be loads of fantastic songs. After the show, stay for a colorful fireworks show over the Atlantic you won’t want to miss.
Sunday, July 3rd
The U.S. Bee Gees will do their thing, paying tribute to none other than the Bee Gees. Listen to classics like You Should Be Dancing and Stayin’ Alive all night long!
Monday, July 4th
It’s the Alter Eagles so get ready to rock out to the best Eagles hits. There will be another dazzling firework display after the music ends to celebrate the holiday.
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The co-working space phenomenon has grown into an industry fast becoming a staple of the business landscape in a post-COVID world. Shared office solutions stimulate this business because the setup is the best of two worlds – the traditional office and remote working. The shared office space also offers professionals who like the co-working vibe but do not want to sacrifice their privacy with other options, namely dedicated desks.
A dedicated desk is a physical space within an office reserved for a specific person to use as their workspace. The desk is usually assigned to an individual rather than being shared by multiple people. The dedicated desk allows professionals a permanent space to work while also giving them additional advantages.
Here are several benefits of having a dedicated desk:
A dedicated desk can help increase your productivity as it provides you with a space that is specifically for you to use. This can help reduce distractions and help you focus on your work. Often, people feel comfortable in areas with a touch of personalization. Dedicated desks allow you to personalize your workspace and make you feel at home while working. The more comfortable people are in their personalized space, the more productive they will be.
It can be costly for companies to set up a separate space in the office for each employee. If employees have to pay for the area themselves, this can get pricey. For example, dedicated desks allow employees to have their own space while at the same time not breaking the bank.
The flexibility of the lease of a co-working space ensures that you can opt for a bigger space when business needs demand it. For instance, if traveling is included more in your job portfolio, the dedicated desks are a great idea. You don’t need an ample working space if you travel often.
As the office landscape continues to transform, more and more companies are migrating to co-working spaces, which offer privacy and teamwork. However, it would be best to consider getting a dedicated desk—it provides more privacy, better work management, and high productivity, which can be very beneficial to you and your business.
If you are looking for a dedicated desk in the Daytona Beach or Melbourne, Florida area, consider Work Webb. We have many options that can adapt to most business needs. Visit our website to learn more and read what our Happy Clients say about our services.
Happy April! We love that spring is here in Daytona Beach, and it’s wonderful to have events coming back after the two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Here are a few events around our Daytona Beach location that should be fun if the weather cooperates.
Daytona Beach Inaugural Arts Fest
Saturday, April 9th, 9 – 5 pm
Sunday, April 10th – 10 – 4
Downtown Daytona Beach, Beach Street, Orange Avenue to Bay Street
The Daytona Beach Arts Fest will offer a social experience to view artists’ works and installations, listen to local music, participate in a live painting competition, and more. The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach offer a historically beautiful backdrop as you relax, have a drink and eat, and become part of a community with family and friends. Click here to learn more about this event.
Spring Wine Walk
Saturday, April 23rd, 1- 5 pm
The Spring Wine Walk is a great way to get together with friends and family to enjoy a beautiful spring Saturday afternoon in historic Downtown Daytona Beach. Sip, sample, socialize, stroll along Riverfront Park on Beach Street, visit participating merchants, and taste fine wines. Attendees will spend the afternoon walking through unique Downtown Daytona Beach shops and restaurants, visiting different merchants, and enjoying live music while sampling fine red and white wines served by participating merchants.
Advance tickets are $25/person and can be purchased online here through 11:30 pm on Friday, April 22. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at registration points for $30/per person until they sell out. For more information, please visit this website.
It has been a long time since we have posted in our “What’s Happening” blog series, and it feels good to begin this series again with what’s happening around Work Webb Daytona Beach. We encourage people to be safe and enjoy the outdoors at both of these events in August in Downtown Daytona Beach.
Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally
The Food Truck Rally is on Friday, August 20thm from 5 PM to 9 PM on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Daytona Beach. Food Truck Rallies are family-friendly events and open to the public. The Rally will have live music, plenty of free parking behind the Riverfront Shops, and downtown restaurants will be open. The Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach.
Daytona Tortugas host the Palm Beach Cardinals August 17 – 22
Get your tickets today to see our own ‘Tugas take on the Cardinals in this series. It will be a Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Tuesday 8/17, presented by Radiology Associates Imaging, as Daytona players and coaches will don special pink-tinted uniforms to mark the occasion. Doors open at 6:50 and you can purchase tickets by calling the Tortugas’ Ticket Office at (386) 257-3172 or online here.
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No matter how large your team, Work Webb offers customizable office space that scales to meet your needs. With locations in Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida, Work Webb has flexible options to meet most business needs as they grow. Here are some examples of how using Work Webb can help your business grow:
Quickly Expand Your Office Space
As you hire more staff, there inevitably comes a time where you need more office space to fit everyone. Work Webb’s options are a way to expand your company’s footprint rapidly without extending your existing commercial premises, which can be disruptive and cost time and money.
If your company travels to the Daytona Beach or Melbourne area to interview candidates, using Work Webb’s conference room or a private office is a perfect solution. Both locations are centrally located near restaurants for a quick lunch break and have plenty of parking to accommodate your needs.
Expanding to Daytona Beach or Melbourne
Using a temporary office space is a fast and budget-friendly way Work Webb can help your business grow. This option can test the waters to understand better whether your business can thrive in this area. Market research can guide your expectations of success to a degree, but a flexible, short-term temp office space can help your business navigate the unexpected. That’s true whether you decide to put the brakes on your expansion or take your plans to the next level.
If your business is looking for services to assist your business to grow, Visit our website to see what our clients have to say, follow us on Facebook, and call us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you.
Your work environment is often a reflection of how you feel. Some people are more organized and have a more personal style while others are less. Your workstation needs to be set up to accommodate your needs and productivity best. It should also be comfortable and conducive to work. If you find yourself overwhelmed by piles of paperwork and disorganized files, it’s time to take action. Here are some suggestions for how to organize your desk:
Prioritize your stuff
Your desktop is big enough to house all of the things that you probably don’t need. It’s time to get organized. Remove all the items from your desk at the beginning of your day and as you work, only bring up the things you need. This will tell you what is essential to keep on your desk to be more productive and efficient.
Go with the workflow
Many people have left-to-right tendencies when it comes to their work environment. This means that incoming items are on the left, while outgoing items are on the right. Creating a no-parking zone around your desk can help reduce stress levels.
Reduce visual clutter
The desktop may be orderly, but it can also be cluttered. If there are too many things to do, it can become a distraction. Organize your desk by removing notes from around your computer screen to create a clean view. Replace some to-do lists with an inspirational quote or a photo that brings you joy, so your desk has some work-life balance.
If you haven’t migrated to digital productivity tools yet, then it’s time to get started. This will help you organize and communicate more effectively, and it will also give you the tools to monitor and manage your tasks.
Check under your desk
The cords and cables under your desk are not only a safety hazard; they can also damage your skin. Use Velcro wraps and cord tamers to prevent tangles and give your feet more room. If you have old boxes of files under your desk, go through them to see what you can discard.
Wipe it down
Get into the habit of regularly cleaning your work area. Doing so helps keep your office looking its best and create a healthy space to be productive.
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The old saying, “It’s all about location, location, location,” is true and applies when looking for a flexible office space for your business needs. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the options provided by the shared office solution need to fit your needs, but the location of the space is just as critical. We recommend taking the time to write down your “must-have” list of location requirements, then research to see what office space fits both your location requirements and your “must-have” office options.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started on your “Must Have List.”
Your office location needs to close to what you need to conduct business. For example, if you need to be near the courthouse, it doesn’t’ make sense to rent a space across town away from the courts. On the other hand, you want to be located in an area convenient for your clients. But it is not all about your clients; consider the commute from your home and determine the maximum time you want to drive to work.
Nothing is more frustrating than a client arriving at an office building for a meeting and then not finding parking. After the client drives around finding parking, they are frustrated and possibly late for the meeting setting a negative tone. Avoid this by choosing a shared office solution with plenty of decided parking, so this is not a problem.
Close to Restaurants
Grabbing a quick lunch is not possible if your office space is not near any restaurants, so make sure you consider this when choosing a office space.
Choosing a safe area seems obvious that it should not have to be listed, but what is safe for one person may not be the same for your clients. Visit the areas you are considering leasing space at various times of the day to ensure it is a safe area. Early morning meetings might happen, and if your office is a little sketchy before the sun comes up, clients will not feel comfortable or safe.
This one is a little unfair because not every office is lucky enough to be in sunny Florida, but hey, we are, and it’s a plus that we can advertise gorgeous views from some of our office options. Nothing beats a great view from your desk and if this is important to you (like it is for us), add it to the list.
The location of your office needs to meet your professional and personal requirements. Create your list using these tips and take a tour of the facilities you are considering to see how many check off your requirements. If you are looking for flexible office space in the Daytona Beach or Melbourne, Florida area, visit our website to see our options and location. Then call us to schedule a tour, and remember to bring your list.
When looking for office space, confusion often arises between “coworking” and “shared office solution” space, and this is because the two terms are similar in meaning. Many believe these two words describe the same working environment. The answer is both “Yes” and “No,” and here is why in our opinion: these words represent a way one can “interact” with an office—confused yet? Here is our explanation between a coworking space and a shared office solution.
What Is a Shared Office Solution?
Shared Office Solution is defined online as “A concept that allows companies who own or manage an office, that have redundant office space to share or rent the workstations or self-contained units to smaller companies looking for flexible workspace.” Meaning, individual offices are rented by various tenants, and the common areas of the office, receptionist, coffee station, copying machine, etc., are shared by all occupants.
What Is Coworking?
A Google search of coworking provides this explanation, “the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.” A coworking environment is an ample open space with open desks and tables where individuals can work and interact with others. Picture a cubical office space with the dividers removed.
Can Office Sharing and Coworking Exist Together?
The exciting thing about a shared office solution vs. coworking — and one of the factors that contribute to the confusion surrounding it all — is that the two work arrangements can exist together in the same space, and they do at Work Webb.
Work Webb provides both shared office solutions and coworking options to their tenants. We have separate office spaces in varying sizes for our clients on a virtual, part-time, and full-time basis, as well as a large coworking space. Most options come with the use of physical address, directory listing, and mail service, as well as office amenities like a coffee station, kitchen area, and receptionist on staff. We have two great locations conveniently located in Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida. Whether you are visiting the area and need a professional space to work while on vacation or live here and need an affordable and professional office for your business, Work Webb has a option. For more information, please visit our website or contact us to book a tour.
It’s been over a year since the massive wave of employees working from home. Are you losing your focus and mind yet? The answer to this question from lots of individuals is a resounding YES! People miss the socialization of talking to coworkers in person; the ritual of driving to work, listening to music, and working from home does not meet these needs. Your home may not have the space to provide a productive environment away from distractions, but fear not, there is an answer. That answer is a shared office solution like Work Webb.
A shared office solution can be the answer to your lonely working from home heart. But before you go and get yourself a membership, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure you find a shared office solution to meet your individual needs:
As they say, it all about location, location, location, and this pertains to choosing the right shared office solution for your needs. Your temp office space should be centrally located around restaurants and public parking. If you need to be around restaurants, courthouses, or close to home, make sure you consider this before you select your shared office solution.
Each shared work-space is unique, and so is its community. Are you a good fit for the community? Can you see yourself working around the people there? You should tour the space and even try it for a day before committing to a membership.
Find a space that has plans to fit your budget and individual needs. Will you go to the office every day or on an as-needed basis? If this is what you are looking for, make sure you find a place with this option.
Although we all think fast-internet is a given, it might not be, so you need to think about the service provider to make sure it will be enough to fit your needs.
Do they offer coffee, tea, printing, meeting room usage, etc. Look at the perks they offer and decide whether it’s something you value.
If you need to have access to a conference room, make sure your shared office solution has enough rooms.
Your needs might change as time moves forward, so ensure the space is flexible enough to upgrade or downgrade your membership accordingly.
Is there someone in charge making sure that things run smoothly in the space? Having a staff member on-site may sound like a small thing, but it is critical if you run into problems.
Health & Safety Protocols
A work-space should make you feel healthier, not unhealthier. Make sure you ask about the health and safety protocols to make sure they fit your expectations.
Work Webb has two locations (Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida) with many options to choose from and meet most individuals’ needs looking for a shared office solution. Visit our website to see what our clients have to say, follow us on Facebook, and call us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the directory at one of our locations.
The last decade has seen a slow and steady shift towards remote and flexible working, accelerated by the pandemic. The number of people working from home has reached unprecedented levels, and professionals have quickly adapted to this new way of operating. This includes a remote meeting with clients and co-workers among many other new ways of working.
Many have had to get learn new technologies, mainly using online and audio-conferencing calls as the primary tool for interacting with one another. This new tool has also meant learning a whole range of new behaviors and video meeting etiquette. There have been many funny videos and memes over the last year of remote workers going to the bathroom and getting caught not wearing pants. While these incidents make for great social media entertainment, it’s not what you want to happen during your professional meetings.
To make this easier, we have put together a list of six things you should never do in a remote meeting.
One of the most significant benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to get dressed up. Instead, you can throw your hair up in a messy bun and work in your pajamas if you want. But it would be best if you never showed up to a virtual remote meeting dressed like this.
It’s unlikely that you’d whip out a bag of chips when sitting in the boardroom, and the same rules apply when attending a virtual meeting.
The meeting will only go on for so long, so hold off. If you really must eat during the call, choose something quiet that isn’t distracting everyone involved.
Choose a busy or distracting location
Not everyone has the luxury of a home office; some may be working from their living room tables or bedrooms, but you still need to be cautious of your surroundings during a virtual meeting. Ensure you keep the area tidy and don’t sit in front of any distracting artwork or wallpapers. After all, you want all participants to be engaged in the meeting, not watching the TV behind you or staring at your ever-mounting pile of laundry.
Let your pets or family wander around freely
Similarly, you need to eliminate distractions for both you and other meeting participants, which means you can’t have your family, housemates, or pets just wandering around in the background. This can be very distracting and could draw attention away from the meeting at hand.
Speak over people
Last but not least, you need to make sure you’re not cutting anyone off when they’re speaking, which can be tricky if there’s a delay. Be sure that you leave a little pause before answering and don’t talk over other participants. Similarly, it’s best to avoid asking open-ended questions to everyone, especially during a meeting with numerous participants. Otherwise, you might find your co-workers are tripping over each other trying to answer, and it becomes confusing. Always be specific when addressing someone or asking them a question.
Yes, you read that right. We are posting about an event after a year of not promoting our “What’s Happening” blog series, and we are excited. The planners have put together a responsible COVID safe plan so that this event can be safe for all. Of all the events in Daytona Beach, this is on the top of the list of those you must attend.
The Wine & Chocolate Walk is one of the most favorite and anticipated events for Downtown Daytona Beach. Who can resist looking at unique handcrafted art on display while strolling Historic Beach Street with your favorite sweetheart or friends while sampling outstanding wine and delicious chocolate at 15+ locations? The event will take place outdoors on Beach Street’s new beautiful sidewalks. Streets will be open to traffic. So put Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 1 pm to 6 pm on your calendar to enjoy historic downtown Daytona while practicing safe COVID protocols. We hope to see you there.
10TH ANNUAL WINE & CHOCOLATE WALK event details:
Must be 21 to participate. This is a rain or shine event. CDC COVID Safety recommendations will be implemented:
Covid safety plan: In accordance with an Event Sponsorship Agreement with DOA, CDC recommendations will be implemented throughout the event. The event will take place outdoors on Beach Street’s new beautiful sidewalks. Streets will be open to traffic. There will be two ticket tents, one on each end of Beach Street. The lines will be socially distanced. All staff will be required to wear gloves, masks and have disinfectant available. Each participating merchant and vendor will be required to enforce social distancing rules, wear masks and gloves, and have a hand sanitizer station available. Staff will also conduct a health assessment before vendor set-up, and vendor locations will be spaced a minimum of 6 ft apart. Vendors will wear gloves or use hand sanitizer before and after handling money.
Ticket purchasers will be advised of the Event Safety Plan above and asked to observe CDC guidelines as follows:
- Masks are required when not socially distanced.
Participation is limited to no more than 5O persons per host site.
Wear your mask at all times inside stores except when seated or tasting your sample.
Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets.
By: Work Webb
Working from home has taught us a lot about structure, boundaries and self-discipline. If you have been asked to work remotely because of the pandemic, now that we are months in, hopefully, your routines are taking place, and you have made some progress in adjustment to very different work life. Now that you have the groove on, it is time to make a little deeper dive into the best way to be productive. There are many ways to increase levels of productivity but here are a few that we find most beneficial.
Many people like to time block their days, but it can also help to block your entire week. … One week is mostly dedicated to client work, and the next week is mainly dedicated to working on your own business (blog posts, marketing, finances, etc.). This can help you stay focused, so you do not have to switch from ‘client mode’ to ‘admin mode’ every day.
Take regular breaks throughout the day.
Set a Pomodoro timer to have regular breaks to practice awareness and be present. You need to create opportunities for space throughout the day proactively. You can try this meditation as a pause between work.
Make sure you are ‘working from home’ not ‘living at work’
This article from Human Resources Director makes some great points about productivity though many of the challenges we’ve during this time, not so much physically draining, the most difficult to overcome have been psychological.
It isn’t enough to just set a schedule; you need to set goals for what you will accomplish in that time. Perhaps, goal setting, whether short-term, mid-term, or long-term, is part of your work-at-home agreement with your employer already. However, if not, you should do it for yourself and make sure that it’s based on your values’ solid foundation.
Working from home is interesting. The distractions can be overwhelming, and while some people just are not cut out to work remotely because of the COVID pandemic, that option may have been taken away from you. But how can you maintain your best productivity?
If you’re used to working in an office full of that noisy buzz working from home may feel a little quiet — too quiet, and if we are honest…a little depressing! Music and Podcasts to stay focused when you work may be an answer. If you are working at home with a significant other in the same situation or children who are remote learning, you may need a pair of headphones to ensure your concentration stays on your work.
To get a little scientific, studies have concluded that people who listen to music while working on repetitive tasks can perform the task faster while making fewer mistakes. This is because listening to music triggers the release of certain neurotransmitters that make you feel relaxed and happy: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. This may be the answer to keep your spirits up and your attention focused because the feel-good neurotransmitters improve your overall mood and give you more patience making for a better workday. This is also true when these tasks are challenging. If you are comfortable in motion, but the stakes are high, then music can help relieve additional pressures that might compromise the performance at hand. (Think, surgeons in surgery.)
One of the great things of controlling your at-home environment is that you have the power to put in place of what makes you happy in your space. So light that candle or turn on the diffuser, put on your favorite Pandora station in your headphones, and see your work life from home improve, maybe even thrive! The small things can make a big difference.
As many are starting to return physically to work, here are some guidelines and rules of thumb for your workplace sanitary measures.
Workplaces and spaces should be taking extra precautions now, not when illness strikes. The CDC recommends that employers implement sanitary measures and start doing these things now, as these measures can reduce working days lost due to sickness and stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 if it arrives at one of your workplaces.
Establish a cleaning routine.
Regularly, make sure to clean all frequently touched surfaces. This includes keyboards, remote controls, desks, countertops, and doorknobs. Using a disinfectant by its instructions will be the easiest way to ensure that the surface is cleaned effectively. See EPA’s 6 steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Use.
Be incredibly clear of the expectations of your employees and customers.
Transparency of your expectations when it comes to safety and sanitation is going to be imperative when you are back in some sort of open capacity. Make sure signage is prevalent of what you expect…masks? No masks? Six feet spacing signs are being sold everywhere; they can also be custom designed. Be sure to have sanitizer stations everywhere that make sense, at the very least, at the front when your customers or employees come in and at the register if applicable.
Have a sense of patience.
Remember, this is unchartered territory for absolutely everyone. Tensions are high, fear is present, and the ability to conduct business safely and sanitary lays in your hands.
While it has been said that working from home takes a special person, in this climate, the choice to work from home or not may have been taken away from you. We hear so much about pivoting and the new normal, but now that it has been a couple of months that has brought nothing but Ch ch ch changes, it is time to check in with you and your sanity.
How are you adjusting? Here are a couple of tips!
Make a schedule, set your boundaries and plan for breaks each and every day.
Now more than ever, having a plan each day makes a difference in productivity. One of our favorite methods is the Pomodoro Technique. This helps you focus on working for a specific amount of time and then take a break. Use Pomodoro to work work work and then tale a break. You can use the Pomodoro Technique, in which you alternate 25-minute work sessions with 5-minute breaks, or set whatever intervals make sense for you. There is a start and a stop timer that keeps you on track.
Don’t let friends and family take advantage of your new status.
This is a big one. Mom will still call to see how you are doing, and your five-minute check-ins at the office will somehow mysteriously evolve into longer call times because of course, you are at home, are you really working? Silence your phone and try only to answer as if you were truly in an office setting. It may be hard for them to understand that your time is still not yours even if you are at home while working, but setting boundaries is most important.
Every day be sure to get some fresh air, dance it out, take a break! Promise this works!
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Office relocation comes with both significant benefits and challenging disruptions.
Businesses that include employees in the office relocation process keep employees excited, engaged, and happy. However, a company that fails to consider how a big move impacts employees’ daily lives may face a workforce disgruntled by its decisions. If you are considering an office move, here are the pros and cons of relocation with some advice on how to manage this change effectively.
Pros: Boost Productivity in a Well-Designed Office Space
Moving into a brand-new office presents your business with a golden opportunity to create a space that enhances overall productivity. Open floor plans, huddle rooms, cubicles, conference spaces, and private offices — there are no limits on how you arrange your new office. First, consider how seating impacts the workday. Choosing the right office setup will significantly impact how employees work and collaborate throughout the day. Proximity to shops, restaurants, and doctors’ offices can also provide conveniences throughout the day, as employees complete occasional errands during break time.
These small perks can cut down on stress and help employees feel refreshed and ready to focus.
Cons: You Can’t Make Everyone Happy
Despite the many benefits of office relocation, there are also challenges involved. Each employee brings different needs and preferences to the table, and each decision means taking another option away. It’s also possible that your business will receive a short-term dip as customers adjust to your new location.
One of the most hotly debated issues is how office relocation impacts employees’ commutes. After all, a location that’s closer to one employee might be further for another. Choosing an office that’s disconnected from public transportation could strand employees without a way to work or even force them to consider getting a new job.
Managers should also follow up with individual employees who will be significantly impacted by the new commute to make sure they feel supported and heard. Be sure to allow extra flexibility as employees adjust to new timing and traffic patterns in the morning.
Finally, remember that the process of office relocation doesn’t end when the final moving van pulls away. Because most companies can’t afford to lease two offices simultaneously, there could be up to a year of remodeling after your staff has settled into place.
Being organized, setting realistic expectations, and inviting feedback from employees will all help your business endure these bumps in the road.
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Are you looking for things to do this weekend? Then you need to follow our blog. Each month we post about events going on in the cities where we have offices. Here are some events taking place soon in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Dolly Parton Imagination Station Fundraiser.
On Wednesday, October 5th, support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Volusia County at Miami Grill for a great cause! Stop by and enjoy a tasty meal, with 20% of all proceeds going to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Volusia. Help support this amazing free program that mails one book per month to children birth to age 5 in Volusia County. Miami Grill is located in One Daytona.
Fall Succulents and Cocktails with Women United Volusia
Continue to Bloom into Your Best Self with Women United by crafting a fall-themed succulent while sipping on delicious cocktails! 🍂🍹 Join them on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Copper Bottom Craft Distillery (998 N. Beach Street, Holly Hill 321177)! Your ticket will include a class on creating your own beautiful succulent with Coastal Succulent Creations. You will also get to enjoy delicious cocktails made by Copper Bottom Craft Distillery! Tickets are $35 and are limited, so be sure to buy yours today!
Click here for tickets: http://igfn.us/form/-kE5Jg
Ormond Beach Live Original Music & Art Festival
On October 5th, attend the event is the largest music festival held in Ormond Beach, which will feature 13 stages and consist of over 100 local and regional based acts comprising mostly of Rock, Folk, Jazz, and Country music. In addition to the live music featured at the festival, the event will also feature over 40 artist display booths, various trade booths, food court, beer garden, and a kid zone. Click here for more information
Shared office space is a perfect alternative to working from home or at your own office. This type of workplace offers many perks and an environment full of hardworking and dedicated professionals across all industries. The decision to work alongside strangers can be intimidating but so rewarding.
Below are ten reasons why you should work from a shared office space.
A person’s work identity becomes stronger when people doing all types and kinds of work are around them. A work facade is no longer needed, due to the lack of competition in a traditional office. Shared office spaces are created to have a sense of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability.
Perks with a Shared Office Space
Not only do shared office spaces provide a place to work, but they also offer many perks. These include anything from food services, conference rooms, and many more amenities.
More Job Control & Flexibility
Let’s say today you want to work during the day, but tomorrow during the night. At a shared office space, you enjoy this power and flexibility. As a professional, you decide when and where you work. Because memberships at desk chair are month-to-month, you decide if you want to work at a desk or in a private suite. Work Webb has lots of options to choose from.
More Sense of Community, Less sense of Loneliness
Working from home sometimes creates a sense of isolation. Shared office spaces end this feeling of disconnection. During the day, you work alongside an entire room of other coworkers, and even though the place is full of people, you chose when and how to interact with other members.
Having a shared space and creating a sense of community is another reason why people chose shared office spaces. Officing in this type of environment lets you surround yourself with goal-oriented and high-achieving professionals. Having so many professionals in one room means your networking opportunities are endless. You never know who you will meet to help you move your business forward.
Central Location for Clients
Client meetings just became stress-free because members have a central location. Outside your door, a variety of options for transportation, restaurants, and shopping beckon.
Increase in Productivity
Everyone loves their sleep, so it can be a real challenge to get out of bed some mornings. The social atmosphere of a shared office environment encourages you to crawl out of bed in the morning and get into work. Using a temp office space can increase productivity by decreasing at-home distractions and being surrounded by committed professionals each day is a great motivator.
Office space on a per-square-foot basis can sometimes be crazy expensive. Officing at a shared office space is not only affordable; it also offers the flexibility to grow with your business without having to sink money into lease-breaking fees.
Learn something new
A shared office space gives you the chance to be working across the desk from someone with a completely different skill set than yours. You may even catch yourself working in a new mindset as well. Inspiration from coworkers can help break through the roadblocks and that project you have been working on for months is solved, just like that!
Working at a shared office space, like Work Webb, you surround yourself with motivated and enthusiastic professionals like yourself. You have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy all of the amenities, and work the way you live. The shared office space atmosphere can boost morale and passion, which results in a more cheerful workday!
Just because school has officially started here in Daytona Beach, does not mean the fun has stopped. Downtown Daytona Beach has several events going on this month that you need to check out. So grab your family or friends and check them out!
The Tortugas games are always a great time for baseball lovers.
The Daytona Tortugas returned home on Monday, August 12, to Jackie Robinson Ballpark for a four-game series. Among the highlights of the set is a Taste of Daytona Night on Monday, a Silver Slugger Night on Tuesday, a Wishful Wednesday and Bark in the Park Night, and another Bud Light Thirsty Thursday.
The series wraps up on August 15 and fans are encouraged to come out and be a part of the biggest party in Central Florida, as draft beers and fountain sodas can be purchased for just $1 all evening long. First pitch for the series’ finale is penciled in for 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.daytonatortugas.com, or by calling the Tortugas’ ticket office at 386-257-3172.
Daytona Beach Farmer’s Market
Did you know every Saturday there is a Farmers’ Market Located just across the river from the shops, restaurants, attractions, and services along scenic Beach Street? The popular Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 1 p.m at the City Island parking lot next to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The Farmers’ Market is a “must-see” if you love fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, baked goods, seafood, and local food.
Visit this link for more information. www.RiverfrontShopsOfDaytonaBeach.com.
Summer is in full swing and the outdoor events are reflective of this! Enjoy this great weather and take a look of What’s happening in Daytona this weekend!
Friday, July 27, 2019
Ultimate Def Leppard and Absolute Queen- Tribute Shows
Hosted by Friends of the Bandshell
Welcome to The Star-Spangled Summer Concert Series brought to you by the Boardwalk Merchants and the Friends of The Bandshell. Enjoy Saturday concerts in the Summer followed by Bud Light, Lights Up Daytona Fireworks Display over the Atlantic Ocean.
Ultimate Def Leppard is part of the Best Of British Show which also features Absolute Queen in the same night. One amazing band performs multiple tributes. Seeing the band is as close as you can get to hear the songs just like the recording live! Five-part vocal harmonies, a British lead singer with the rasp and range of a young Joe Elliott and a powerful rockin band, will have you on your feet!
Hits include Photograph, Pour Some Sugar On Me, Rock Of Ages, Foolin’ and many more.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Daytona Cars and Coffee where old meets new muscle. A car show that is fun, for the whole family. Tons of energy, live music, and more.
Looking for a car show that has it all? DCC has it! Old & New muscle, hot rods, imports, supercars, killer jeeps! (Jeep Beach). The event is located at Tanger Outlets, LPGA and I-95.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Noon to 2 PM
Annual Back to School KidFest and Fashion Show! Kids, come play and model and bring your family and friends. Great vendors, games, giveaways and more. The event is located at Belk, 5519 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange, FL) 5519 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange, Florida 32128
Save the Date!
The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019. More information is here.
Summer is officially in full swing and it is time to celebrate our main men this weekend for Father’s Day! Here are some family-friendly ideas of What’s Happening this Weekend!
Friday June 14, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mary Poppins Returns! Summer Movie & Food Truck Series
Hosted by Port Orange Community Trust and Halifax Health
Join us for a night of family fun! Mary Poppins Returns! Free admission, games, and giveaways! Ken Parker Amphitheater 1999 City Center Circle Port Orange 32129
Saturday June 15, 2019
City of Ormond 2019 Summer Reel in The Fun
On Saturday, June 15, the City of Ormond Beach will be hosting a FREE kids catch and release fishing tournament, REEL in the FUN, at the Neptune Avenue and Ocean Shore Blvd. beach approach. This is a fun event to participate and watch!
Hosted by Ormond Beach Historical Society
Ormond Beach Historical Society presents CAJUNFEST with music by The Porch Dogs. Enjoy Cajun food and drinks on Saturday, June 15 from 5-9 p.m. $10 cover and purchase drinks and food a la carte. Call 386-677-7005 or www.OrmondHistory.org for more information or click here to buy your tickets in advance.
Painting for a Purpose at Gallery 500 in One Daytona
Hosted by Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia
Children from 3- 12 years of age are invited to participate in a FREE instructor-led painting project. All Artwork created will be on display at Gallery 500 and can be purchased for a minimum donation of $25. All funds raised will receive a 16:1 match from the State of Florida. All children who participate will receive a FREE book. Spaces are limited. Please register at email@example.com Mention either the 11 am or 12 pm session and the age of your child(ren).
April Showers Bring May Flowers, and well probably even more showers as we live in Florida…but one thing we are always excited to celebrate in May is Mother’s Day. Whether you are celebrating or being celebrated, do you know how this day of Breakfast in Bed came to be?
We can thank a woman by the name Anna Jarvis, who in 1908 brought Mother’s Day to America, and in 1914 it was recognized as a National Holiday. Ironically, once it caught on and became very popular, Anna spent the rest of her life condemning the holiday’s commercialization even trying to remove it from the calendar. Wonder if she got one vacuum too many!
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, their celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.
Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom also eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.
While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated worldwide, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit. Another alternate observance of Mother’s Day can be found in Ethiopia, where families gather each fall to sing songs, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.
Happy Mother’s Day!
After an exciting ten days of Bike Week 2019, it is time to say goodbye to our biker friends and enjoy our wonderful Volusia County this weekend as a local!
2019 EdgeFest Chili Cook Off
The City of Edgewater invites you to join them in Edgewater on Saturday, March 23 from noon until 4 p.m. at Hawks Park (1108 South Ridgewood Avenue) for our annual EdgeFest Chili Cook Off contest. You can taste all the amateur and professional chili for just $5 and kids under 10 taste for free. It is tasters’ choice so your votes will pick the winners. Proceeds from the EdgeFest Chili Cook Off will go towards the Local School Scholarship Fund which helps Edgewater students make their college dreams come true. They will have music, games and lots of fun so come hungry and ready for a good time! More information is here.
The 30th Annual Spring Daytona Run
The 30th Spring Daytona Turkey Run presented by White Diamond welcomes thousands of beautiful classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music, great food and drink, and DOGS! The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 22nd at the Daytona International Speedway, and runs through Sunday, March 24th. Get all your plans right here!
5th Annual Yoga Flash Mob & Pool Party at Hard Rock Daytona
The 5th Annual Yoga Flash Mob is Saturday, March 30th at 10 am at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach will support of Halifax Humane Society, Inc.! The yoga class will take place on the northeast deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean! The class will be a beginner’s Vinyasa/Buti Yoga Flow led by Ormond Beach yoga instructor, Lacey Lynch! Great for ANY age or LEVEL! $15 each… Registration begins at 8:30 am – spots will be first come first serve!
More information is here
Our “What Winter” outlook for this weekend may be sad for some that like the cold weather, but it leaves plenty of things to do in the gorgeous Florida sunny outdoors! We have some suggestions for an indoor activity or two as well! Here are some fun events happening this weekend!
Volusia County News: Summer Lifeguard Tryouts Begin Feb. 23
Are you or your teen interested in a job that involves sun, sand and saving lives? If so, we have the perfect summer job for you! Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is hiring lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Upcoming tryouts are mandatory for those interested in a position. Tryouts begin this weekend in Ormond Beach and continue throughout the county for the next couple of weeks. More information on qualifications and specific tryout locations can be found here.
Inner Peace: Meditation for Everyone
On February 20th, enjoy a guided breathing meditation to help reduce your daily stress and anxiety and a short teaching on how to use meditation practice to live with more peace, compassion, and wisdom. The session includes two guided meditations, teaching, and discussion. Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30 pm at the Port Orange Family YMCA Healthy Living Center located at 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129.
You do not have to be a Y member to attend.
CHALK It UP! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
It ’s the 2nd Annual Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition to be held February 23, 2019, on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach in conjunction with the City of New Smyrna’s 57th Annual Art Fiesta. The many Art Fiesta attendees will delight in strolling along Canal Street to view the chalk creations. The chalk artists will begin at the intersection of Canal Street and Sams Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, extending West along Canal Street. Registration for the Chalk It Up! More information is here