How to Find and Prepare for a Meeting in Rented Conference Rooms
Rented conference rooms are a handy option for remote workers who don’t have access to a traditional office. They provide a temporary solution for an ongoing issue. They will likely help you make a more professional, long-lasting impression on your client than you ever would if you met at your local Starbucks. But how do you find and set up a rented conference for success?
Researching before you need a conference room is critical to preparing for the big client meeting to determine your required options.
It would help if you lined up all the available rentals in your area (or your client’s neighborhood) and considered your options. Location and available (preferably free) parking spaces near the building are crucial. The last thing you want is for your client to walk half a mile because the only available parking spots were found six blocks away. The neighborhood where the rental is located should also be safe because a sketchy peripheral zone does not leave a good first impression, even if you save a few bucks along the way.
It is also important the conference room comes with the office equipment you need. A stable and robust Internet connection and a whiteboard with matching markers might come in handy, so decide the items you need and look for these features when browsing the long list of meeting rooms up for rent.
Learn the Layout
Once you’ve settled on the conference room of your choice, explore the building inside and find out as much about it as possible. Get to know where the bathrooms are located, find out the position of the communal kitchen, and make sure you know where you can get a coffee. Once your clients arrive, it’s helpful to give off an air of confidence and act as if you’ve always done business at the location.
Work Webb provides professional conference rooms for rent in various options to suit most business needs. Visit our website to see what our Happy Clients say about this service, and call us today to schedule a tour.
January What’s Happening Around Work Webb
We have not posted a “What’s Happening” blog in a while, but the series is back for 2023! Here are a few events around the office and in Daytona Beach that sound like fun over the next few weeks.
Scouts Day, Friday – Sunday, January 20-22, 2023
Daytona International Speedway
Back again in 2023, Scout Days return to Daytona during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend! Pack your tents and bags for January 20 – 22, 2023 when thousands of scouts from across the nation convene for two nights of camping in Daytona International Speedway’s famous infield! Enjoy fun activities from garage tours, track walks, movie nights, and so much more.
Rolex 24, Saturday & Sunday, January 28-29, 2023
Daytona International Speedway
From sunrise to sunset and all through the night, witness as both man and machine are pushed to the limit in this twice-around-the-clock marathon, which has welcomed racing legends from across the motorsports universe since 1962. Get your tickets here.
Downtown Daytona Nights: Food Trucks, Friday, 5 – 9 pm, February 3, 2023
Magnolia Avenue & Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Food Truck Rallies are family-friendly events and open to the public. The Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rallies have live music, plenty of free parking behind the Riverfront Shops, and downtown restaurants are open. Check here for more information.
Daytona Beach Events
It may not feel like Fall, but September is around the corner, and some fantastic events are happening around the Daytona Beach Work Webb location. If you are a fan of food trucks, farmer’s markets, and wellness – keep reading!
Friday, September 2, 5 – 9 pm
Daytona Beach, Magnolia Ave
The first Friday of the month has a great lineup of the area’s best food trucks, drinks, music & more. Come to stroll downtown Daytona Beach with the family and enjoy all the downtown offers. Click here for more information.
Saturday, September 3rd, 7 am – 12 pm
The Farmers’ Market is from 7 am to Noon at its new venue, on Magnolia Avenue between Beach Street and Palmetto Avenue. Ample free parking is available in public lots behind the Riverfront Shops. Enjoy a delightful day in Downtown Daytona Beach. Spend a memorable morning at the Farmers’ Market, and then explore the Riverfront Shops for truly distinctive shopping and dining. Click here for more information.
Sunday, September 4th, 7 am – 9 am
This event is an untimed, fun run or walk. There will be a start/finish arch on the Riverfront Esplanade path near 355 N Beach St., Daytona Beach entrance. Late starts are welcome. Go 1 Mile or a 5k. Strollers welcome! Additional activities for the whole family include Lawn games, Yoga with Renew Yoga, Massages by Be, The Running Elements giveaways & Music on North Lawn. Learn more about this event here.
What’s Happening Daytona Beach
It’s time for the July edition of What’s Happening Daytona Beach! The month is wrapping up, and it’s almost time to start thinking of going back to school, but before you start your school shopping, here are some events in and around Work Webb Daytona Beach that should be fun for the last weekend of July.
Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market
Saturday, July 30th, 7 am – 12 noon
100 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
The Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. It’s a great place to buy locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, local honey, jams and jellies, juices, handmade jewelry and craft items, Kettle Korn, meat pies, BBQ and other prepared foods, and more!
The Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market moved one block away from its former home on City Island to its new location on Magnolia Avenue, a new venue known as Market@Magnolia, between Beach Street and Palmetto Avenue.
Summer Florida History Con
Saturday, July 30th, 10 am – 3 pm
Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Back popular demand MOAS is now having two Florida History-Con events each year, featuring a winter and summer edition! Escape the heat and visit the Museum of Arts & Sciences for a great lineup of Florida history presenters. Click here for more information.
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What’s Happening Around Work Webb – Melbourne
It’s all about ART and CARS in Melbourne with the 37th Annual Arts Festival AND the Boniface Hiers Car and Truck Show. These two events take place this weekend around our Melbourne location, and they should be a great time. Keep reading for more information on What’s Happening Around Work Webb Melbourne.
2022 Melbourne Art Festival
Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, 24th, 9 – 5 pm
Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Florida
The award-winning annual festival, which draws tens of thousands of art and music lovers, is a vibrant, family-friendly event that promotes and encourages artistic endeavors, education, and appreciation of the arts in Central Florida. This year’s festival will feature over 200 artist booths, live music, kid-friendly activities, a student art competition, sponsor displays, and diverse food and beverage options in a serene park setting with plenty of parking. The 37th Melbourne Art Festival offers FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE children’s activities, and FREE live entertainment throughout the weekend. Click here for more information.
Boniface Hiers Car and Truck Show
Sunday, April 24th – 10 – 2 pm.
Boniface Hiers Chevrolet, 800 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL
The show is open to all Cars and Trucks of every year, make and model. There will be music, a 50/50 drawing, food, awards, raffles, and vendors. Registration is $20.00 for all vehicles from 9 am to 1 pm. This event is a JUDGED show. For all questions, please call Bob at 321.948.7553 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
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What’s Happening in Melbourne
Are you looking for a free family-friendly activity this month? Are you a chili fan or a great chili chef who wants to show off your skills for a great cause? Then we found some fun things to do in Melbourne for March just for you.
FREE Cars Under the Stars at Wickham Park featuring Cruella
Friday, Marcy 25, 5-9 pm
Wickham Park Regional Pavilion
Brevard County Parks and Recreation is proud to present Cruella at the FREE Cars Under the Stars Movie in the Park happening in Wickham Park! Audio will be available through the car stereo and external speakers, just like an old-school drive-in. This event is fun for the whole family. Learn more by visiting this link.
Saturday, March 26, 12 – 3 pm
2909 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne
We love a good-tasting chili, and if you are the same, consider going to the Inaugural Chili Cook-off at American Legion Post 81 here in Melbourne. Proceeds will benefit the Honoring Veterans Cemetery Project. Only $10 per ticket, and every attendee gets a vote. You’ll earn 1 sample from each of the contestants. If you have a recipe that you think is top-notch, join the competition! Only $25 per entry, but act quick because there are limited spots available! You must go to the American Legion to purchase tickets as a competitor before the event. Learn more about this event by clicking this link.
What’s Happening Around Work Webb – Melbourne
We search community calendars to find events to feature near our offices for our What’s Happening blog series, and we are thrilled about two going on this weekend in Melbourne. The weather is not typical for Florida, and another cold front is supposed to arrive this weekend, but bundling up to help raise money for needy children and visiting a renaissance fair are two events worth dressing warm for this weekend.
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 24th Annual Tooth Trot
Here at Work Webb, we love giving back to the community paying it forward where we can, and the 24th Annual Tooth Trot going on this weekend is an annual fundraiser that helps raise funds to provide free oral care to needy children in Brevard County. This event is part of the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program and the Run For The Kids Race Challenge. Click here to learn more about this event and register for the race to provide dental health education supplies, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste, for the children and their families.
Saturday & Sunday, January 29 – 30 2022, Brevard Renaissance Fair – Heroes of the Realm
Gather one and all for the 7th season of the Brevard Renaissance Fair in the Forest of Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida.
An entire cast of colorful characters fills the lands with music, dancing, and more. With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Brevard Renaissance Fair invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of History and Fantasy!
Click here for more information and tickets.
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How to Choose the Right Office Chair
It is essential to choose the right office chair so you can be productive while supporting your back. A good chair is critical if you pull long hours at your desk. Here are some features you should look for when you purchase an office chair.
Your office chair needs to adjust to your height, so when seated, your thighs are horizontal to the floor so look for a pneumatic adjustment lever to let you bring the seat higher up or lower.
You should be able to position your backrest in a way that suits your needs. A locking mechanism that holds a backrest in place is suitable not suddenly to tilt backward.
Choose an office chair shaped to match the natural contour of your spine. Make sure the chair you choose supports your lower back that your back is slightly arched so that you don’t slump as the day goes on.
Get a Chair the Correct Size
The office chair seat should let you sit comfortably. Look for a wider seat if you are taller and a shallower one if not so tall. Choose a chair where you sit with your back against the backrest and have approximately 2-4 inches between the back of your knees and the chair seat.
Choose Breathable Material and Sufficient Padding
Breathable material is more comfortable when sitting for long periods. The padding should be comfortable to sit on, and it is best to avoid a seat that is too soft or too hard. A hard surface will be painful after a couple of hours, and a soft one will not offer enough support.
An office chair with armrests reduces the strain off your neck and shoulders. Choose an office chair where the armrests are adjustable to let you position them to allow your arms to rest while making you less likely to slouch.
Make sure you can reach all adjustment controls from a seated position to choose the right office chair because it is easier to get the height and tilt just right if you are already sitting.
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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Introducing our New Blog Series – Feature Friday!
Here at Work Webb, our directories contain some talented professionals, and we are starting a blog series to highlight them. Our inaugural post is about Shawn E. Brown Insurance.
Shawn E. Brown Insurance is an Independent Insurance Brokerage servicing all of Florida, with satellite offices in Melbourne and Daytona Beach’s beautiful downtown district. They work with over 40 insurance carriers, offering services for Health Insurance, Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plans, Life Insurance, Group Health Insurance, Vision, and Dental Plans. There is never a consultation fee; their services are zero cost to their clients.
Shawn grew up in Detroit, Michigan, until he was thirteen years old when he moved to Port Orange, Florida. A fun fact about Shawn is he is afraid of heights but loves to SkyDrive, and we admire that he can overcome his fears to enjoy such daredevil sports. Speaking of sports – he may not currently live in Detroit, but he loves their sports. However, his passion extends past sports and Michigan football to include his family, clients, and agency.
Shawn was referred to Work Webb about seven years ago by a friend. “Work Webb has been a consistent and enjoyable experience ever since,” exclaims Shawn. “My clients, staff, and I appreciate the partnership.”
Shawn, we thank you for choosing Work Webb for your office needs and volunteering to be our first featured tenant in our new blog series. To learn more about Shawn E. Brown Insurance, you can call them at 386-866-1090 or visit their website.
Location is Critical When Choosing an Office
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.
What to Look for in a Shared Office Solution
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.
What’s Happening Around Work Webb Daytona
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
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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Working with Distractions From Home
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.
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 Around Work Webb – Daytona Beach
As you prepare for your Thanksgiving festivities, some significant events are going on this month in Daytona Beach that you might want to put on your calendar. Here is What’s Happening around Work Webb for the Daytona Beach Location.
Saturday, November 23 – 1 PM to 5 PM — Another Distinctively Downtown Daytona Experience!
Calling all chocolate lovers! This one’s for you!! Brown & Brown Insurance presents – Sweet Saturday Chocolate Walk Saturday
Get your passport at Riverfront Olive Oil & Vinegar Co., 226 S. Beach St. or Tia Cori’s Tacos, 214 N. Beach St., for a chocolate tasting afternoon featuring a wide selection of chocolate delectables from Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory and participating merchants while strolling the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach. Participants can register to win a Chocolate Gift Basket, see the art of chocolate making at Angell & Phelps and vote for favorite chocolate served.
November 28 – December 1, 2019 – Forty‑Sixth Daytona Turkey Run
The Turkey Run is the largest combined Collector Car Show, Swap Meet and Car Corral in the USA. Car enthusiasts from across the US and internationally make their way twice a year to racing’s most important location, the Daytona International Speedway. Visit their website here for more information.
What’s Happening – Melbourne
Melbourne Main Street is quiet this month, but there are some great things to do a little further away from our offices.
Huge Indoor Rummage Sale – Saturday, August 17th, 8 – 1 pm
Looking to find or sell great deals or unique treasures? Rain or Shine, the Eau Gallie Civic Center is hosting over 90 vendors and 15,00 square feet of opportunities! Interested Vendors, please contact 321-608-7400 for more information. Free to attend. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Tailgate 2 Miler – Sunday, August 18th 7 am – 9 pm
Run a race in your favorite team colors and celebrate the start of college football season this Sunday, August 18th. Finishers will receive:
- a Tailgate Party
- a chance to win an autographed football
- a chance to win a $ 500-weekend getaway package
This football-themed race will kick off at the Avenue Viera. Post-race tailgate party with wings, pizza & beer (for those racers 21+) provided by Pizza Gallery & Grill and their new Gastro Pub, 28 North.
Staying Motivated and Sane while being Self-Employed
Being self-employed sounds like The American Dream, but believe it or not, it isn’t for everyone! When you are responsible for your accountability, it takes the right amount of focus, dedication, and adhering to schedule to keep your attention span in check. While the benefits of YOU being the man (or the woman) is plentiful, here are some tips to keep you productive and on track.
Use Cloud Services
If you lose your backpack, or your computer dies on you, you need to reboot from another device and still access all of your work. There are so many cloud-based tools that let you access your documents, images, project management platforms, CRM, invoices, and more. Some of the most commonly-used cloud-based tools are Google Suite, which includes Gmail, Drive for documents and spreadsheets, Slides, and more; Dropbox for storing and sharing images and materials; and Evernote. It is crucial to find which tools work for you, use them, and rest easy knowing you can access your work from wherever you are and whatever device you’re on.
Use a Timer and a System that works for you
One of our favorite productivity systems includes the Pomodoro Technique, where you work in 25-minute bursts. This popular time-management method can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts while taking frequent breaks to come up for air and relax.
Find a Coworking Space
One of the best productivity tips we can give is to find a coworking space as your “home office.” You are prone to discover that you’re more productive in this environment than a coffee shop because you can put your head down and get some dedicated work done.
What’s Happening at Work Webb – Melbourne
It’s time to enjoy our Florida weather and attend some fun events in Melbourne this Father’s Day weekend!
See Rent LIVE at The Henegar Center
Friday & Saturday:8PM, Sunday: 2PM
Tickets are $19-$29 and can be purchased by clicking here.
The Henegar Center for the Arts located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901 (321) 723-8698
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. With songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
6th Annual Bacon Beer Bash
Saturday June 15, 2019 Opens at Noon
Get a pint or try all 5 in their popular Bacon Beer Flight! Intruck Coastal Bites and Double D’s BBQ will be providing all of your favorite foods, and The Applebutter Express will be providing the tunes! The 6th Annual Bacon Beer Bash will be held at the Intracoastal Brewing Company 652 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935.
Celebrate at Father’s Day at Brevard Zoo
Sunday June 16, 2019 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
In celebration of Father’s Day, the Brevard Zoo is offering free general Zoo admission to dads accompanied by at least one paying child of any age! To take advantage of this promotion, which may not be combined with any other offer, tickets must be purchased in person on Father’s Day. Dads can also take 50% off the Canopy Walk, Challenge Reloaded, Black Diamond and Zip Only courses at Treetop Trek.
Admission Free for Dads; Adults: $19.70 / Children (3-11): $14.70 / Seniors (65+): $18.70
Brevard Zoo is located at 8225 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940. For more information, call (321) 254-9453
Claiming Clutter in Honor Of Earth Day
Earth Day is celebrating its 49th year with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries who are building environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day is also a perfect time to see how you and your business can act socially and environmentally responsible every day.
Less Paper. Less Waste.
Conquering clutter is an easy place to start, especially when it comes to paper and paper waste. Look for new ways to use less paper by going digital. Having a paperless business will lessen paper waste, printer cartridges, and clutter too! Switching your magazines, newspapers, bank statements, and bills to a paperless format is a great way to cut down on unnecessary paper usage. With this one step, you’ve reduced the energy used for recycling, the piles on your counter, and your carbon footprint!
Clean For The Earth In Mind
Cleaning supplies with harsh chemicals, throw-away products, and products that come along with excessive or non-recyclable packaging can be replaced with more earth-friendly, non-toxic versions.
Make It Easy to Recycle For Your Employees
It is important to make recycling convenient for your employees and your family. In an office setting, recycling bins should be at every desk and copy station.
Some Other Earth Day Tips
• Turn off your computer or use the standby/hibernate mode when not in use.
• Instead of printing hard copies of documents, save them to your workplace’s online storage system, clouds like Dropbox or Google Drive or a USB drive.
• Try using rechargeable batteries as the disposable types are expensive to recycle.
• Instead of staples, try using a paperclip.
• Reuse paper envelopes and file folders by sticking a new label over the old one.
Time for Spring Cleaning (Your Office)
Isn’t there something about Spring that makes us want to beat the chaos and start anew? And that doesn’t just mean our homes and outdoor space — it means our businesses too! We have made it through the time change, and now Spring, followed by a nice hot Florida summer is just around the corner. It’s time to Spring Forward and do a little Spring cleaning in your professional life.
Now we don’t mean cleaning literally…actually, we take that back. Take a second to disinfect your workspace. Clean your laptop screen and the keyboard. And your cell phone. Germs are everywhere. We suggest wiping these items down once a week.
An easy way to keep your actual workspace clear? The things you use consistently should be within the radius of your arms. No matter, if you are at our shared workspace, or at home-this, can include your monitor and keyboard, telephone, two pens, one notebook, etc. Supplies and paperwork should be kept in the zones you’ve established for them.
Some experts say most of us treat our email inbox like a to-do list, which adds to the stress of any profession and any successful workflow. Attempt a namaste spring clean by organizing your inbox with folders or task functions that will increase your work productivity.
With a freshly organized inbox, make appointments with yourself at least once a quarter to clean out those folders. And now that your inbox is sparkling how about digging into your other folders – especially those on shared drives like Dropbox or Google Drive?
In your professional life, sometimes a spring clean doesn’t mean breaking out the vacuum or Windex, it means taking stock of what’s working well and what’s not, and getting yourself mentally revived after a long winter.
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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 at Work Webb – Melbourne
Spring is in the air! As we officially say goodbye to Winter, to celebrate, there are some fun events in Melbourne this weekend!
Yoga Outside the Lines: The Art of Flowing
Are you a yogi who loves to draw! On Saturday March 23rd, here is a fun event for you! Yoga and Drawing allow you to slip into this zone of simultaneous concentration and relaxation. They are both active meditation and a contemplation practices. When explored in tandem, yoga and drawing will take you to new realms. This event is called flow—a mental state where you’re fully immersed in the present moment. More information on this fun day here.
Jr. Brick Builders (Ages 12 & Under)
Grab your kids and show off your brick building skills at the monthly Jr. Brick Builders club! Every month we have a new building competition and prizes for the winners! This event on March 23rd is perfect for ages 12 and under and all materials provided. The theme for March is Cars & Trucks and will be held at the Brevard County’s Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library. More information on the Jr. Brick Builders and more fun events at the Library are here.
Downtown Melbourne 5K Run and Walk
Attention Wizards, Sorcerers & Friends! On Saturday, March 23rd, it’s time to bust out your running shoes, your finest house colors, and maybe brush up your best spells for the Downtown Melbourne’s Harry Potter-themed 5K Run/Walk!! The magic happens when a community comes together to support each other! This is the 37th Anniversary of the Downtown Melbourne 5K Run and Walk. A Space Coast Runners’ Runner of the Year Event is a run for the children and the last race in the 2019 Run for the Kids Race Series. Proceeds benefit – The Haven – a shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children. For more information and to sign up here!
New Location – Historic Downtown Melbourne Florida
If you are following us on social media, you may have seen some posts about our new location in Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida. This location officially opens this Friday, February 1st, and we are incredibly excited about this new venture for several reasons.
We are a Family Business.
One of our own will be running the day to day of Work Webb Melbourne. Our eldest daughter, Kady Webb is moving to Melbourne and joining the Work Webb team as the office manager of the Melbourne location. She recently graduated from college and is very excited about being a part of the family business, and so are we!
Another Historic Downtown
We love the historic feel of our Daytona Beach office, and that environment continues to our new location. Historic Downtown Melbourne is a charming part of the city with a history that dates to the 1800s. In recent years it has become the destination for locals and travelers, alike, who are looking for a quaint and historic town for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The downtown has a packed event calendar, and we are excited to feature them in our What’s Happening Around Work Webb blog series. Sign up to learn about these events hosted in Melbourne on our website blog.
A Great Building
We love our Kress Building, and our new location is just as charming. Work Webb Melbourne is located in a fully renovated 120-year-old former hardware and farm supply store. The office décor has an industrial feel and is very welcoming. Here are some photos:
Surrounded by Great Food
There are some fantastic restaurants new our Melbourne office. Hell n Blazes is a place that we have frequently visited. They are a family-and-friends microbrewery known for traditional brews as well as the adventurous spirit that defines craft beer. Their website boasts, “Consistently pouring 12-18 unique house beers, with a 25-bottle wine list, the taproom pairs the old Florida lifestyle with the comfort of your own living room!”
There is also a wine and art gallery, The Living Room and Pan-Asian eatery called Mangetsu located in Historic Downtown Melbourne. As we try out more of the restaurants, we will post about them on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) as well as our blog. The Facebook page for Melbourne Main Street is a good source of information too, follow them here to learn more.
2019 has started with a bang of excitement!