What’s Happening Around Work Webb – Daytona Beach
Spring Break is here, and we are excited about the weather warming up and all the fun things on the calendar this month around our offices. So if you are looking for some fun activities, here are a few events we are looking forward to.
St. Paddy’s Day Block Party, Thursday, Mach 17th, 5 – 10 pm
Downtown Daytona Beach, Beach Street
Daytona’s downtown Irish pub, McK’s Tavern, has celebrated St. Paddy’s Day with all the traditional Irish fare for 25 years. Expanding on their long-standing traditional Irish celebration, Beach Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between International Speedway Boulevard and Orange Avenue to accommodate the block party. This event is free to attend. Click here for more details.
Wine & Cheese Walk, Saturday, March 19, 1 – 5 pm
Downtown Daytona Beach
The Wine & Cheese Walk is a great way to get together with friends and family to enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon in historic Downtown Daytona Beach. Come spend the afternoon strolling through the Riverfront Shops, visiting different merchants, and enjoying live music – all while sampling fine red and white wines and delicious cheese items served by participating merchants. Advance tickets are $20/person and you can purchase online through 11:30 pm on Friday, March 18th. Click here to purchase. Tickets will also be available on the event day for $25 until sold out.
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Hybrid Work Schedule Benefits
This year employees expect to have more flexible work options, and one option is a hybrid work schedule. A hybrid work schedule includes having employees work from home remotely, in the office exclusively, or a mix of both in-house and remote. Hybrid work uses digital tools to support interaction between in-person and remote participants, and these tools must facilitate participation, collaboration, and communication to be successful. Here are some benefits of implementing a hybrid work schedule for your employees:
A hybrid work schedule can offer flexibility and empower employees to utilize their strengths, boosting productivity.
Boost employee satisfaction and culture
The attractiveness of hybrid work is employees choose when and where to work. This allows employees to focus on getting work done peacefully and without being disturbed or distracted.
Better work relationships
Virtual meetings can play too significant a role in hybrid work. Providing a mix of in-person and virtual meetings tailored to team members’ habits and needs will build better working relationships.
Improved mental health
Fully remote work reduces human interaction, adversely affecting your employees’ mental state and it’s essential to create opportunities that optimize communication and foster mental well-being. The work-life fit is a vital aspect of any healthy working environment. And hybrid work enables each employee to fit their work and life together in a way that works for them.
The hybrid work model has the potential to take your organization to a new level of productivity. Finding a shared office solution in your area can assist you in finding the perfect temporary office space for your hybrid work needs. Call us today for more information or schedule a tour at one of our locations.
What’s Happening Around Work Webb Melbourne
There is a lot to do near the Work Webb offices in Melbourne, Florida, and we are excited to start up the “What’s Happening” blog series highlighting some events we think our readers might enjoy.
Music on the Deck
Enjoy live music every Friday night at Surfside Grill & Adventures located at Surfside Grill & Adventures – Sebastian Inlet State Park 9700 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach. The fun runs from 5-8 pm. Click here for more information on this lively event
2021 Turtle Krawl
The Turtle Krawl is the largest 5k race in Brevard County. On September 11, 2021, see what all the hype is about. Participants will receive beautiful Turtle Krawl tech shirts (guaranteed for the first 2000 registrants only) in addition to several other race day amenities. Click this link to sign up.
Melbourne Municipal Band Concert
If you have missed the performances from the Melbourne Municipal Band, then you are in luck. On September 22, starting at 6:30 pm, they will perform their first concert back after the pandemic! They are performing at the Melbourne Auditorium located at 625 Hibiscus Blvd East in Melbourne. The pre-show starts at 6:30 by the Rock & Roll Revue featuring Len Fallen and the Swingtimers Vocal Trio. Any questions: Call the MMB office at 321-724-0555.
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How Managers Can Support Remote Employees
As many employees continue to work from home, remote work can be filled with challenges. Even though the working-from-home routine is not new to society, some managers are still struggling to support remote employees. There are some relatively quick and inexpensive things that managers can do to help their employees. Here are some actions that you can take today to assist your remote team:
Many successful remote managers hold a daily call with their employees. The calls must be regular and predictable, and that they are a conference in which employees know that they can consult with you and that they will be heard.
Use various communication technology options
Email alone is insufficient. Remote workers benefit from having options such as video conferencing, which gives participants many visual cues that they would have if they were face-to-face. Investing in a channel-based messaging platform, like Slack or Microsoft Teams, is a good option for shorter or more urgent matters that can arise during the workday. Utilizing another platform will also ensure that messages do not get lost in an overload email inbox.
Establish rules for communication
Set expectations for the frequency, means, and ideal timing of communication for your teams. For example, do not use videoconference for every communication. Establish rules for when to use email versus other forms of communication and lead by example by following these rules.
Provide remote social interaction opportunities
A manager must structure ways to interact socially with their team while working remotely. The easiest way to establish some necessary social interaction is to leave some time at the beginning of team calls for non-work items.
Managers can implement these tools quickly to support remote employees better for the new year. With this support, employees are more likely to take up the call with a renewed sense of direction.
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An Open Letter to Our Small Business Community
As we navigate the effects of business in our community, we wanted to share the following resources for you to peruse for you and your small business.
Governor Ron DeSantis recently issued Executive Order Number 20-91 “Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency)”. Here is a link to a copy of the Governor’s Executive Order.
The City of Ormond has provided information below related to available programs to businesses affected by COVID-19, in particular, the State’s Bridge Loan Program and the recently approved federal program Paycheck Protection Program.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The Bridge Loan Program is available to small business owners located in Florida that are experiencing economic damage as a result of the COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources.
Please visit: http://floridajobs.org/rebuildflorida/businessrecovery
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
What: The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
How: You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and farm credit system institution that is participating. Please consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating.
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Overview
- PPP Information Sheet for Lenders
- PPP Information Sheet for Borrowers
Please visit: SBA Paycheck Protection Program web page.
SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loan & Loan Advance
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.
If you are a manufacturer or support the manufacturing industry please check-in with the resources with Florida Makes and the Volusia Manufacturers Association.
Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College is available to assist with filing SBA Loans and Florida Disaster Loans. Please visit their website and request a consultation: https://www.daytonastate.edu/sbdc/
SCORE Volusia/Flagler — Score has information on available resources to businesses which can be acessed here. You can connect with the local chapter through this link.
Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce — Please visit the Chamber’s web page for updates and new campaigns to support the business community.
City of Ormond Beach COVID-19 updates page: https://stories.opengov.com/ormondbeachfl/published/igYzbHQ6E
City of Daytona Beach COVID-19 updates https://www.daytonabeach.com/covid-19-coronavirus-update/
Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Business updates https://www.daytonachamber.com/COVID-19-Member-Updates-6-17849.html
City of Port Orange COVID-19 Information Page https://www.port-orange.org/812/COVID-19-Information-Page
Southeast Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Information Page https://www.sevchamber.com/
What’s Happening – Daytona Beach
This weekend is race weekend here in Daytona Beach with the Rolex 24. There is no event like the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, which delivers an all-star driving lineup consisting of IMSA regulars plus drivers from other racing disciplines such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula 1. You’re in for a race that you will never forget! You have 24 hours to experience the Rolex 24. Get ready to make memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime. Get your tickets here.
For non-race fans, there is a Farmer’s Market this weekend located in historic Downtown Daytona Beach right outside our Work Webb office. You can browse the Farmer’s Market and find all sorts of amazing things.
Located just across the river from the shops, restaurants, attractions and services along scenic Beach Street, the popular Farmers’ Market is open this 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.
So bundle up and enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts!
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What’s Happening at Work Webb – Melbourne
Some entertaining activities are going on this weekend in Melbourne. We picked three events to feature in our blog that incorporates wine, running, and taking care of our environment. Which one fits your personality?
Sip & Stroll Under the Harvest Moon
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Location: Myrt Tharpe Square
Address: 12 Stone Street Cocoa, FL 32922
Celebrate the change of seasons with… “Under the Harvest Moon Sip & Stroll” …presented by the Historic Cocoa Village Association. Join them on Saturday, September 28 from 5–9 pm for wine or beer samplings, hors d’oeuvres and shopping deals. To welcome Fall and celebrate the Oktoberfest season, we also offer beer samplings. More info here.
Red Carpet Run 15K, 10K & 5K
Date: Sunday September 29, 2019
Location: Cocoa Village
The stars will be out at the Red Carpet Run 15K, 10K & 5K. Follow the spotlight to the race site and be chased by paparazzi, as you are the star for the day! We are rolling out the red carpet for all of our participants as we celebrate the movies. Visit the Glitz & Glam Photo Booth, enter the celebrity look-a-like contest, be directed along the course by movie theater ushers and stroll down the red carpet to finish. End the premiere with a Hollywood after-party. Dress to impress; the paparazzi will be waiting! Click here for more information.
Bula Beach Cleanup
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Location: Bula Kava Bar & Coffeehouse
Address: 124 N. Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Join Bula Kava Bar & Coffeehouse (and their sister store Botanica) for their weekly beach cleanup. Meet at Bula (124 N. Orlando Ave. in downtown Cocoa Beach) at 6:00 pm. Beach cleanup supplies provided. All cleanup participants receive a free shell of kava for their efforts. We have fun and love to collaborate, so if you want to make it a group event for your company or event, please let us know! More information on this event here.
We post monthly on events taking place in both Daytona Beach & Melbourne, Florida. Follow our blog to stay informed.
What’s Happening at Work Webb – Daytona Beach
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.
What’s Happening at Work Webb – Melbourne
It’s time to enjoy our Florida weather and attend some fun events in Melbourne!
One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo
Saturday, July 27th 7pm-9pm
Hosted by Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Where were you on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface? In a program for the ages, your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present One Giant Leap: A Tribute to Apollo, a space-themed concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. This celebration will feature the Southeast US premiere of composer Michael Daugherty’s To the New World, a three-movement work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
$25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or the orchestra’s Brevard ticket outlet: Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree.
Wine Tasting and Food Truck
Friday, July 26th 5pm-9pm
Hosted by Foxwood Wine Company
Foxwood Wine Company 1586 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32935
Join Foxwood Wine Company on Friday, July 26th for a night of wine tasting from their wine rep Chris Ramos and enjoy fantastic food from Iannuzzo’s Pizza truck.
Save the Date for Classic Albums Live at the Kings Center in Melbourne
Classic Albums Live Recreates
Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians,’ Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. More information can be found here.
What’s Happening at Work Webb – Daytona Beach
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
What’s Happening in Daytona Beach
It is so exciting that we now have two locations which mean there will be TWO What’s Happening posts! That’s right! 2019 is the year of Work Webb having a new site in Melbourne, Florida. The new location is also located in a historic district which has a great line up of events that we plan on discussing in our blog. Do not miss a single exciting post by signing up to receive posts to your inbox.
It is that time of year again…The 8th Annual Wine & Chocolate Walk.
This event is one of the most favorite and anticipated for Downtown Daytona Beach.
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Where: Gorgeous downtown Daytona Beach near the Riverwalk.
Who can resist looking at unique handcrafted art on display while strolling Historic Beach Street with your favorite sweetheart or friends while sampling wonderful wine and tasty chocolate! Go here to purchase tickets. This event sells out fast so buy them today.
Beer & Bacon – who does not love these two things? Save the date for this event in Downtown Daytona Beach and follow our blog for more information when it is released.
Date: Beer & Bacon Tour, Saturday, February 23.
We will post more details when they are released.
What’s Happening Around Work Webb
There is so much going for the month of December!
First up is the Movies on the Halifax located at The Casements, 25 Riverside Dr, in Ormond Beach. The movie tonight is the classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life. ” Showtime is 6:30 pm. Visit The Casement Facebook page for more information.
Saturday, December 8th starting at 6:30 pm is the 28th annual Home for the Holidays Parade put on by The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services. There will be local high school bands, community groups, music, floats and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. Get there early to get a good seat. Click here for more information on this fun event.
December 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Children and adult students from the Daytona Beach Music Academy will deliver unique performances at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The budding and accomplished musicians will perform pieces on the piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, and woodwinds at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Reservations are not required for the free concert. For more information, call 386-257-6036, option 4.
Halloween Safety Tips for your Dog
Are you planning to enjoy some Halloween fun with your dog? Make sure it’s a treat for him by observing these Halloween costume safety tips. Whether that fun means an afternoon of costumed photos, a pet parade, or an evening of trick or treating, it’s important to make sure your dog is safe and comfortable in his or her attire.
If your dog is wearing a costume longer than it takes to snap a few photos, be sure to keep these tips in mind:
- Pass on costumes that are too tight or in any way restrictive.
- Select a costume that’s appropriate for your weather. It’s still very warm here in October so we’d never select a heavy costume. Even if it’s not hot where you live, watch your dog for signs of heat exhaustion.
- Avoid costumes that are too long and put your dog at risk for tripping.
- Avoid costumes that have attachments that he could pull off and choke on or chew.
- Skip costumes with headgear that interferes with his vision.
- Use extra high-value treats which can easily be broken into bite-sized bits to encourage your dog as you’re costuming him. (We also use them along with the “watch me” command to capture a photo looking at the camera!)
- Once the costume is on, get your dog moving to distract him.
- Select costumes that have a reflective strip if you’ll be out at night or consider adding a lit collar.
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October What’s Happening Around Work Webb
The Daytona Beach Dream Cruise is a big, fun, and FREE event that’s extremely popular with owners and enthusiasts of all years and all types of collector cars and trucks. The Riverfront Park Car Show will feature a wide variety of amazing automobiles at Riverfront Park Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 during the Daytona Beach Dream Cruise event. Learn more here about this event.
Come out to Daytona Beach’s Downtown Halloween block party – Boo Bash! The haunting begins at 3 pm on October 27th!! So come dressed up and ready for a spooky fun time with the family! The FREE fun lasts from 33 pm to 66 pm on all three blocks of Beach Street featuring great food, kids “decorate your own candy bag” station, trick or treating for the kids, games along the street for kids to play for more candy, and plenty of giveaways all along all three blocks! Parking is plentiful in the beautiful downtown district behind stores and along the streets. So gather your friends, family, and co-workers and head to Beach St. for Boo Bash!!
Five Free Things to Do in Daytona Beach
There’s a lot to do in the Daytona Beach area on a regular basis Whether it’s merely a day at the beach or an action attraction, the destination offers value after value. Here is a list of FREE things to do around our offices.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory Tour
154 South Beach St., Daytona Beach, 1.800.969.2634
Located in the historic Riverfront Shops right down from our offices, Angell & Phelps Chocolates has been a Daytona Beach tradition since 1925. Take a free, guided, 30-minute tour through the chocolate-making process. Tours begin at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. each Monday through Saturday.
Friends of the Bandshell Concert Series
Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell, Daytona Beach, 386.947.8007
This free seasonal concert series is held May – September each Saturday beginning at 7:15 p.m. The concerts are held at the oceanfront, historical coquina bandshell and feature a variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, swing, country, big band, and Latin music. Be sure to stick around for the free fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Bring along a beach chair or rent one at the facility.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Home & Gravesite
640 Mary McLeod-Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, 386.481.2122
Bethune-Cookman University is one of the most abundant resources of African-American historical and cultural exhibits in Florida. Bethune’s home, located on the university’s campus, serves as the headquarters of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Free, guided tours are available by appointment.
Southeast Museum of Photography
Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, 386.506.4475
The Southeast Museum of Photography is one of only 12 specialized museums of its kind in the United States, and one of fewer than 30 throughout the world. The museum is Florida’s official museum of photography. Free admission. Check the website for hours.
611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
This oceanfront park features decorative walkways, a shaded playground, picnic areas, restrooms, outdoor showers and two beach access ramps. The four-acre facility also provides free, off-beach parking. Open sunrise to sunset.
Daytona Beach has much more to offer residents as well as vacationers. Follow our blog as a source of what is happening around our offices as well as in our town.
Are Remote Workers Happier?
The remote working position is becoming increasingly common, and there have been some surveys done to answer some management questions companies have regarding this new trend. A survey by TINYpulse and employee engagement firm answers the critical questions managers need to know when hiring remote employees in their study titled, “What Leaders Need To Know About Remote Workers.”
Regarding logistics, the survey included 509 full-time remote U.S. employees, and compared their responses to benchmarks calculated from “over 200,000 employees across all work arrangements.”
Here are the answers provided by this survey:
Question: How happy are you at work?
Answer: Remote workers are happier. According to the survey, on a 1 to 10 scale, they scored 8.10, compared to all workers’ score of 7.42. Why are they happy, because they “enjoy the freedom and flexibility” than when “they are required to work remotely by their job.”
Question: How valued to you feel at work?
Remote workers feel more valued: Since they often have problems related to feelings of isolation and lack of daily contact with co-workers this answer was surprising. In response to the question, – they scored 7.75, compared to all workers’ 6.69. While remote employees do rate their “relationships with co-workers” lower than do all workers (7.88 compared to 8.47), this social drawback was still outweighed by the multiple benefits remote employees perceived.
Question: Are you more productive as a remote employee?
Answer: Remote workers — overwhelmingly — feel they’re more productive: According to the survey, 91% believe they “get more work done when working remotely,” compared to only 9% who feel they don’t.
Question What is the most essential direction remote workers need from management?
Answer: Clarification of goals and objectives. Given the distance and potential to not know exactly what employees are working on and how they’re spending their time, it’s incumbent on managers (and workers) to understand very clearly what the expectations are, and the work that must be delivered. If these expectations are completely clear and preferably mutually agreed-upon, it will help bring the entire remote working arrangement into a more explicit focus.
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What’s Happening in May Around Work Webb
Here is what’s happening around Work Webb offices over the next two weeks.
The Tortugas season is underway, and you can purchase monthly passes for May and August for the low price of $24.99 per month. Enjoy cheering on our home Minor League team and watch the fireworks with the family on Friday and Saturday night. Purchase the monthly pass online here.
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and Chef Papas has a special menu for the occasion. Located in Historic Downtown Daytona Beach, Chef Papas is known for great food and music. Treat Mom to a fantastic night out this year for her big day. To make reservations or get more information visit there website.
May 18th – 20th the Florida Boat Show will be at the Halifax Harbor Marina Park. There will be vendors, dealers, and brokers, food trucks, and live music for this family-friendly event. Come on out and view your dream boat while grubbing on some great food from the food trucks.
It is that time of year where the calendar gets full for Downtown Daytona Beach, and we try to post upcoming events on our blog. Sign up to receive new posts directly to your email, so you do not miss out on any of these fun events.
What’s Happening At Work Webb
What: 7th Annual Wine n Chocolate Walk
When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1-6 pm
Where: Historic Downtown Daytona Beach
It that time a year again the 7th Annual Wine & Chocolate Walk is next month. This is the most anticipated event for Downtown Daytona. Who can resist strolling Beach Street with your favorite sweetheart or friends while sampling wine and chocolate!
Support your downtown by attending this event and seeing all that downtown Daytona Beach has to offer. Buy your tickets now because this event sold out last year. Go here to purchase tickets
or at Wine-Me Daytona Beach 204 S. Beach Street.
The Redesign of the Traditional Office Due to Mobile Technology
We have talked a lot on our blog about co-working spaces as an alternative to the traditional office and how the co-working space is changing the work environment. Traditional offices are also going through a metamorphosis and are no longer a sea of workstations depicted in shows like “Office Space.” Today’s office is seen as more of an integration of layered neighborhoods serving different functions. That’s because today we can offer a host of new spaces that better fit the way we live and work in today’s office environment. It’s helpful to start with an appreciation of what is powering the changes to the traditional office design. The most significant driving factor is mobile technology.
While laptops were once a luxury item with limited computing power compared to the desktop counterparts of their day, we all know that today’s mobility has matured. Between laptops and tablets, mobility is both affordable and fully functional, offering more power than most professionals need for just emailing, documenting, sharing and accessing the web. In addition to traditional workplace strategies, today’s portable devices create additional design opportunities to enhance a space that wasn’t possible in the past.
Some of these spaces include small “huddle” rooms for two or three staff to gather and produce work together around a shared monitor. These flexible spaces allow for both privacy and acoustic isolation away from more public workstations. Similarly, soft-seating conference areas can support work with clients who are dealing with sensitive information or are in need of a more nurturing space to interact, while positioning them near an easily accessed screen. Also, coffee shop-style spaces and high-top collaboration tables all enable different types of individual and team-oriented work to occur.
When these spaces fit the company culture and are correctly built, they can lead to increased staff comfort and team focus. At the same time, they can also encourage heads down, focused productivity. This new modern office concept can help staff feel invigorated, well supported and more vibrant. They can provide more acoustic privacy and concentration where it’s essential. Teams can also feel free to be dynamic and loud without distracting others.
It seems like mobile technology is changing both the traditional office design as well as creating the new remote worker.
What’s Happening This Weekend Around Work Webb
There is a lot happening in December as everyone gets ready to celebrate the holidays and there is a great event this weekend going on in Downtown Daytona Beach. The first ever Dog Film Festival is coming to Daytona! This Sunday, December 17th from 2 – 6 pm at the Cinematique of Daytona located at 242 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, Fl 32114.
This event will be a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and people, made possible by a grant from the non-profit Petco Foundation. The Dog Film Festival supports a local life-saving shelter in every location it travels too, and Sophie’s Circle is the local shelter here in Daytona Beach where a portion of every ticket will be donated. Learn more about this heart-warming shelter here.
This event is perfect for dog lovers of all ages. There will two programs each featuring a different medley of live-action short canine-themed films from around the world. For more information on showtimes and tickets, please visit Cinematique’s website here.
All attendees will receive a gift bag compliments of Brownie’s Dog Boutique, and a 50/50 raffle will be held to help fund a public park in memory of the town dog, Brownie. This event is the perfect event to enjoy while taking a break from holiday preparations.
What’s Happening this Weekend
It is disappointing the Wine Walk has been canceled, but there is another event going on this weekend that sounds like it will be an enjoyable time. Food Truck Wars, The Battle at the Beach is this Saturday, September 30th from 12 – 7 pm located at Main Street and A1A. There will be over 40 gourmet food trucks competing for five awards.
Gourmet Food Trucks from all over the State compete in 6 categories. The competition includes the Corny Award, People’s Choice Award, Top Sales, Ticket Taker, Delectable Dessert and Casual Cuisine. There are always new trucks debuting and previous round participants seeking revenge. Foodies have a chance to vote on cuisines from Latin America, British, Caribbean, Gourmet Desserts and everything in between. This event will have something for everyone. Live music, a Kid Zone, and a Beer Garden cover all the bases for a good time at the beach. Visit the Facebook Page here to learn more.
Tips to Deal with Work Stress
Work causes stress and can’t be avoided but there are many ways to help deal with work stress better so it does not dominate your life. Whenever stress builds up, you need to stop and use these three tips to not let the stress of work take over the day.
1. Exercise. Make exercise part of your daily routine. A 15-minute walk or an hour-long weight lifting session will help reduce the stress in your life. It improves your mood, helps you get a better night of sleep, and improves your mental alertness. Exercise can help lower your blood pressure and helps you maintain your weight.
2. Take a Break. Stop working every few hours. Slowing down when you feel the stresses of daily life getting the better of you is a great way to take back control of your day. Get in the habit of taking small breaks throughout your workday – make a cup of tea, watch a funny video – 5-minute breaks allow you to slow things down and mindfully think about how you can be your most productive self.
3. Get Outside. Research has shown that parkland settings significantly reduce anxiety and stress, so get outside and take a walk in the park. Nothing brightens the mood like a little sunshine and getting away from an office setting.
Having an office at Work Webb lowers your overhead costs but it can also lower your stress. All three of the above-mentioned tips are easily accomplished from our offices. Some of the best views are from Work Webb’s offices. In addition, walking the bridge will let you get outside and get your stress-reducing exercise. We also provide complimentary coffee and tea for when you just need to step away from your desk for five minutes. Chronic stress is a killer. So, make it a priority to reduce stress in your work life with these tips.
July – What’s Happening Near Work Webb
Historic Downtown Daytona Beach has so much more to offer than great views and local shopping. There is always something happening for the whole family. Here are two events that are sure to fun.
Live Jazz at Cinematique
A monthly live jazz program featuring local musicians starts this Saturday, July 9th and will continue the second Sunday of each month. Tickets $10.00 there is limited seating and reservations are required. Cinematique of Daytona is a non-profit, arts organization with the mission to bring international, national and local independent film to the citizens of Daytona Beach and the surrounding area. For 22 years they have been bringing the best and hardest-to-find independent and foreign films to the Sunshine State. This is Daytona Beach’s only Art-House cinema serving food, wine and beer to your table. In addition to the movies, they have a calendar of live music events covering multiple musical genres. To learn more about this great venue, visit their website here and make sure the following them on Facebook here .
Don’t miss out on all the home games in July. Come out and support your local minor league baseball team. It’s a great family night out for baseball fans. See the full July schedule here. Games are played in the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark located at 105 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL. Learn more about this famous location from a previous water cooler blog post here.
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What’s Happening Around Work Webb
There is always something going on in historic Downtown Daytona Beach and the month of June is no different. Work Webb is a HUGE supporter of all the events that take place near our offices and that is why each month we post a “What’s Happening” on our blog. Here are two family friendly events taking place this weekend.
Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday in June, the Farmers’ Market is a gathering place for the community with fresh produce, homemade baked goods, local plants and so much more. Event takes place rain or shine located at the City Island Parking Lot Next to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Support local farmers and the small businesses located along the Riverfront by seeing what the farmer’s market has to offer. For a full list of merchants click here and for a list of frequently asked questions click here. Hope to see you there!
3rd Great American Summer Cookout
Are you an Indian motorcycle rider or want to be? Then come celebrate Summer at the 3rd Annual Great American Cookout. There is a exclusive text-to-win contest for attendees only so make sure you enter to win. They will be serving up food from 11AM – 3PM. Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach is located at 290 North Beach Street – just down from the Kress Building in downtown Daytona Beach. Admission is free and bring the family! Click here for map location.
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When Should a Business Use a Shared Office Solution?
Any type and size of business can use a shared office solution like Work Webb. Our services are not just to lower overhead. Events happen while conducting business where having a local shared office solution can come in handy. Here are some examples of when a temporary office space is a benefit.
Need a Central Meeting Place
If your traditional office is not convenient for clients, a shared office solution with a conference room is the answer. Attorneys, for example, hold depositions and meditations that are comprised of people from several locations. A temporary conference room centrally located may be more convenient for all parties.
Need an Extra Conference room
Rescheduling the closing on your new home because of a conference room not being available at the broker’s office makes for unhappy clients. No need to reschedule if the broker’s office is booked for several days when you use a shared office with a conference room.
Need to train your staff on the latest computer upgrade without disrupting business? A temporary office and/or conference room can provide the space needed. Training away from the business will also allow for employees to focus on the training.
Holding interviews can sometimes be tricky and if conducted in your office can cause unnecessary issues. Hold your interview off business grounds at a shared office and interview candidates with less stress and more confidentiality.
Work While on Vacation
In the Daytona Beach area on Spring Break and the boss says you need to take a conference call with your most important client. Lease a temporary office and have access to a reliable phone and quiet space to hold this important call.
Your office may be out of commission due to water damage, remodeling or various other building issues. Use a shared office solution to keep your business open while the repairs are completed in your regular office location.
These are just a few examples of when a shared office solution like Work Webb is a benefit. Call us today to schedule a tour and see what we offer in Downtown Daytona Beach. Our rates and packages can be located here.