Friday, May 3rd – West Chester Annual Shred Event

CMC’s The Perfect Small Office in West Chester is hosting it’s annual Shred Event on Friday, May 3rd from 12:00-1:oopm. Document Destruction will be shredding on-site so bring as much or as little paperwork as you would like to see destroyed. This is UNLIMITED and open to Tenants and non-Tenants.

Lunch will also be provided for those that work at the CMC West Chester Office Center. A Catered Affair will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Chips, drinks and cookies will also be available.

Address: 8050 Beckett Center Drive, West Chester, OH, 45069
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Sponsored By: CMC’s The Perfect Small Office-Beckett

We look forward to seeing you there!

Blue Ash Tenant Spotlight: Pretty Moments, LLC

LaShaunda Vaugh, the owner of Pretty Moments, LLC, has set out on a mission: to give every women the opportunity to feel amazing. Every women deserves to feel pretty in their moment.

LaShaunda wasn’t always in the bra and lingerie market, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she talks about her new found passion. She was originally in the medical field working at Good Sam as a chart coordinator. Hospitals see a lot of devastation, which can take a toll on the employees, which is what happened for LaShaunda. She was overwhelmed with the amount of sad people she saw every day and decided to switch up her routine. After leaving the hospital, she was encouraged to try retail due to her love of fashion and all things beautiful. At Nordstrom she applied for the makeup counter, where she was turned away due to no open positions but pointed in the direction of the lingerie department. This is where Pretty Moments, LLC begins to bloom. To LaShaunda, her clients were not “just clients”, they were quickly becoming friends. While working in retail, LaShaunda began to feel limited when it came to offering the clients she had come to know and love a more personal experience. This is when she knew something had to change. After helping so many women find their perfect fit and items that they feel beautiful in, this is when she had found her passion. She left her position at the End of February and is having her Grand Opening on April 27th, 2019!

 

LaShaunda is a certified “Bra Fit Specialist” that attended school in New York. She was trained by a fit specialist from Eveden Fit School.

 

Mrs. Vaughn has a plan that is so crazy, it just might work! A bra shop that fits and welcomes everyone! LaShaunda is a full-fit woman who knows the struggle of finding items catered to the full-fit community. Her shop is meant for all women, of all ages, of all sizes, and all shapes. Shopping for intimate garments can be difficult when each store holds a certain size or style but isn’t inclusive to everyone. LaShaunda sets herself apart by making her boutique a “one stop shop”.

 

Pretty Moments, LLC doesn’t stop there, the boutique also offers prosthetics for women that have had a single or double mastectomy due to cancer. LaShaunda is all about making each woman feel beautiful and incredible in the body she is in. After a mastectomy, patients are sometimes found feeling like they had lost a part of their selves or like they aren’t feminine anymore, which is where LaShaunda wants to help. She will be offering prosthetic services to help these brave women gain their confidence back. By the end of May, she will be certified and will be able to accept insurance for the service.

 

A favorite client story of LaShaunda’s is when she was recommended to a client from her old workplace at the lingerie counter. This client called and was in of a great fitting bra before a trip she went on. The client had recently lost 60 pounds and dropped multiple bra sizes, which while incredible, meant shopping for a whole new body type. Though her doors weren’t yet open and the shop was still under construction, the client’s story warmed her heart and LaShaunda dropped everything to help. She went on to say that the client cried tears of joy seeing her new body in a bra that fit. The right bra can improve posture, body image, and confidence, which is what LaShaunda did for this client.

 

When asking about future plans for Pretty Moments, LLC, Mrs. Vaughn was quoted saying she wants to “go as high as the sky willow allow me to go!” In the future, she would like to start working with plastic surgeons and offering bra services to patients. That way they are returning to the same kind face, rather than someone new every time.

 

Pretty Moments, LLC is having their grand opening April 27th, 2019! RSVP before it’s too late! 513-223-1295

 

Keep up to date with Pretty Moments, LLC!

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Earth Day 2019

Happy Earth Day 2019!

Being “eco-friendly” int he office is easier now more than ever! Here are some simply ways you can help keep the environment clean while also saving some money! Reduce, reuse, Recycle!

 

1.) In the lobby of each building is a green recycle bin!

2.) Purchase reusable food-storage containers to bring your lunch to work. While throwing out Ziploc bags and cheap plastic containers is convenient, the trash and cost over time  builds up! Purchasing reusable containers and silicone sandwich baggies helps save money in the long run, since you won’t be making that constant purchase for new.

3.) Use reusable totes while grocery shopping! Grocery stores, such as Target Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and more will give discounts when using totes rather than plastic bags!

4.) Investing in a large water jug for the office can greatly reduce the use of single-plastic water bottles!

5.) Going off of #4, having reusable insulated cups does wonders for the Earth and for your pocket! Cups with metal linings keep your drinks hot or cold! Throw in a reusable straw and say bye-bye to constant plastic straw and foam cup purchases! Plus, reusable cups have super cute designs!

6.) Use electricity wisely! Turn off equipment and lights when not in use, like when going home for the weekend! This can greatly help reduce your electric bill!

7.) If you’re able to, carpool with coworkers! This gives you someone to chat with while sitting in that rush hour traffic while also cutting down on vehicle pollution!

All simple ways to reduce waste in the office! Try doing a “going green” challenge with your team and see what costs and waste you can cut back on!

How to create connections at work in the age of isolation

How to create connections at work in the age of isolation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If an overflowing inbox is killing your productivity at the office, you are not alone.

Well, maybe you are, but not in the way you think.

A recent survey of more than 2,000 managers and employees in 10 different countries found that employees increasingly depend on technology to communicate with their colleagues, including email (45 percent), text messaging (15 percent) and instant messaging (12 percent).

Of those who cited email, more than 40 percent said they felt lonely always or often, were not engaged and had a high need for social connection.

Dan Schawbel, author of “Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation,” offered Reuters these tips on working remotely, managing technology and building a collaborative workplace.

Q. Is there a dark side of working remotely?

A. One-third of workers in the U.S. often work remotely. The number of remote workers is up 115 percent in the past decade. But just 5 percent of these workers see themselves staying at the same company for their entire career.

While we want flexibility so much, there is a tradeoff. Our research shows that remote workers are more likely to quit because of loneliness as well as low engagement. The reason why (co-working space) WeWork exists is because people want the human connection. Otherwise, people would just work from home.

Q. Is there a “right way” to work offsite and keep remote workers engaged?

A. These employees will work harder if they have a sense of connection. For managers, it is important to let a remote worker lead the meeting. It’s so simple and brilliant at the same time. It also makes sense to fly remote workers in once a year for an offsite or social event.

And be sure to use video conferencing often for meetings – you get to see and hear someone, which is much better than an email. It also forces you to dress like you are in the office. If you dress the part, you act the part.

Q. How can we maximize our time when we are in the office?

A. When you are working, you need time to focus, think deeply and pay attention to your words, thoughts and ideas. You also need collaborative time to share those ideas.

The actual work is important. But it’s also crucial to cultivate friendships. The workplace survey I led, which was conducted by my company Future Workplace, an HR advisory firm, and Virgin Pulse, a digital health company, found that 7 percent of all employees globally have no friends at work and over half have five or fewer total friends.

The majority of people (60 percent) said they would be more likely stay with their company longer if they had more friends.

This was especially true for younger employees. Gen Z (74 percent) and millennials (69 percent) say they would be inclined to stay with their company longer if they had more friends than Gen X (59 percent) and baby boomers (40 percent).

You will never be able to replace face-to-face interactions at work. Once you are in a room – at a meeting, event, or even celebrating a birthday at work – be present. Put down your phone and actually talk to people.

Q. People spend so much time at work. What is the best way to avoid burnout?

A. Even if you love your job, everyone needs a break. That is why some interesting things are happening around the world to combat burnout. For example, in Finland and in the United Kingdom, they are looking at a four-day work week. In France, you actually have the right to disconnect – workers there don’t have to answer email on the weekends or after work hours.

In Japan, every Japanese citizen gets the right to take Monday mornings off.

Overall, it is about what you do, and who you do it with. The people you choose to work with are more important than the work you do. Even if you love your work, and it gives you purpose, toxic co-workers will make it unbearable.

Editing by Beth Pinkser and Bernadette Baum

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-world-work-remoteworkers/how-to-create-connections-at-work-in-the-age-of-isolation-idUSKCN1RO13J?

PSO Mason Tenant Spotlight: Dapple Baby/Yummy Spoonfuls

Name of business and how would you describe it in 30 seconds?

Dapple Baby makes plant-based cleaning and personal care products for today’s moms.  Dapple products are safe to use around baby because they are non-toxic and hypoallergenic, but they still out-clean most brands.  We also own Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of organic meals for kids.  Our products are sold in major retailers in the US (Walmart, Target, buybuyBaby, Amazon, etc).

How did you get started?

Dapple was founded by 2 moms in New York City who couldn’t find a bottle cleaner that was safe and effective to use for their family…so they created their own.  Yummy Spoonfuls has a similar origin story, founded by two moms in Atlanta who couldn’t find nutritious meals in grocery to feed their toddlers.  We acquired both brands within the last 2 years and moved the headquarters to Cincinnati. 

Favorite part of what you do?

My favorite part of being associated with Dapple Baby and Yummy Spoonfuls is watching the brands grow.  When I see them on the shelves of more and more retailers I know we’re helping today’s moms raise their kids a little better.

Can your business be of service to other tenants here? If so, how?

Sure, if they know anyone with a child aged 1 month to 6 years old, their lives will be improved if they use our products.

Anything else you would like mentioned?

We like being part of CMC the Perfect Office.  The management treats us well and our neighbors have always been friendly small business folks just like us.

The Perfect Small Office, Blue Ash – Marketplace!

Spring is finally here! Which means Spring cleaning! Out with the old and in with the new!

Starting a small business can be financially overwhelming, and the @PSOMarketplace on Facebook is where business owners can help out business owners! Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, @PSOMarketplace can come in quite handy! One man’s “trash” is another man’s “treasure”.

Tenants, if you’re looking to rid/sell/trade/buy some office decor or furniture, head over to Facebook and find @PSOMarketplace and give it a “Like”!  From there,  you are able to connect with other tenants that may be looking to do the same!

If looking to sell/get rid of items, make a post containing:

1.) images of the items you are selling/giving away

2.) prices

3.) contact information

4.)  location (such as building number and which floor you’re on).

Being clear and descriptive in your post is what will get those items off of your hands! Especially if you are located on the third floor and the interested individual may need to find assistance getting the item.

If searching for items, make a post containing what you’re looking for, your price range, and contact information!

For questions, email: BlueAshOperations@cmcproperties.com