Get Up, Stand Up!

Just this last Spring I started a new venture in an industry I had never really given much thought to… commercial furniture sales.  Well, I did come from a background in grocery retail experience after all.  Previously I worked for America’s Healthiest Grocery Store, Whole Foods Market and part-time at Trek Bikes.  As you can imagine, I love teaching people the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.  I’m sure you’re asking, “Why would you jump ship to go sell office furniture?” 

Well to be honest I was looking for a job that would open up more opportunities to grow professionally and at the same time allow for more financial freedom.  My initial thoughts were that I was just putting myself into a position I never thought I would be in, a sedentary desk job.  What I didn’t know is that I was entering the industry at a time where there are new and exciting trends in office ergonomics and design. 

Standing desks, open floor plans, motion seating and collaboration workstations are all ways that besides looking cool, can help increase the productivity, the health and happiness of people who work, no matter the location of where they are actually working. It wasn’t long after I started that I began to hear that “sitting is the new smoking” and that doing so for prolonged periods comes with a host of negative health benefits.  When possible, it’s encouraged to take breaks and walk away from your desk, but that’s easier said than done.   I know firsthand the benefits of having a standing desk at my workstation.


A Boosin Productivity and Energy

Since starting in April I have seen the noticeable benefits of having a standing desk to work at.  It became very clear to me that humans were not intended to sit for a long duration of time.  We were designed to move.  Once I stand up my body immediately feels an energy boost.  My blood flows freely and delivers more oxygen to my muscles, making me feel better and ultimately more focused on the task at hand.  When I feel better, I’m more productive!  Who wouldn’t want that?   An increase in circulation means more blood to the brain, which I find gives my core processor increased function, better focus and more creativity. (It has definitely improved my nightly bike rides!)



Proper Posture = Positive Attitude

With my job change, I have now become more aware of how my overall attitude is effected by how feel during the day while at work, which is to some degree dependent on my desk and chair options.  Getting to utilize my sit to stand desk has been awesome, but I realize the choice of task chair is also an important component in my overall posture and therefore my attitude.  Fortunately for me I work inside a furniture showroom filled with wonderful ergo seating options so I basically have no reason to ever be in a bad mood (so says my fiancé).




At the end of the day it all comes down to this.  The human body was meant to move.  A healthy combination of sitting and standing throughout the day is a great way to improve your posture and overall health.

Finally…despite taking what many felt was a big risk with my personal career, I believe I found a job that allows me to continue to talk to people about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Working with my customers I continue to encourage them to think about what changes if any they can make to create a more productive, healthier and happier work environment.  I would love to meet all of you at some point, so come see me at BOLD for healthy and productive desking and seating options or come join me on the bike trails of Omaha!

Happy Trails,

Joe Victora
BOLD Sales Professional & Bike Enthusiast


BOLD Design Blog Post

Hello and welcome to BOLD’s Blog. I’m excited to start sharing with you the
trends within the furniture world, recent BOLD installations and any other topic
that may come my way.

Here’s a quick “about BOLD” so that you have the opportunity to get to know us a
little bit more: BOLD Office Solutions (Bold Office), a Kimball Select Dealership,
was created in March 2009 by owner Jay Bolding and Kimball Office. Their
collective intent is to establish a furniture dealership in the Omaha Market that is
truly different. At BOLD Office, we answer the question of “WHY” we exist as
follows: To assist our customers in Creating a More Productive, Healthier, and
Happier Workplace! It’s really just that simple, although it takes a lot of quality
people dedicating themselves to make this a reality each and every day.

BOLD Office’s customers have quickly realized the value of this approach as BOLD
Office has been recognized in the last three years, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by
Omaha’s B2B Magazine as one of Omaha’s Best Furniture Dealerships. In addition,
the service minded installation company owned by Jay, Office Furniture Installers
(OFI), has also been recognized by B2B Magazine as Omaha’s best installation and
commercial moving company for 2017 in addition to the six consecutive years

As an interior designer, I’m here to assist each customer with their vision to
create a workplace environment that encourages productivity, health and
happiness‐ all the while being mindful of the financial resources available to
achieve these aspirations. I love the opportunity to help bring client’s stories and
personalities to the office. Individual productivity is more about emotion than it
ever has been within workplaces so creating healthier/happier spaces is a key
ingredient to success. It’s my job to provide the interior solutions that best
accomplish this for a client regardless of their budget.

Even small and simple changes can make a big improvement. For example,
leverage natural light and create work areas near it. Or pay attention to what is
“most used” by your employees. Is it the giant conference room table or softer
furniture groupings that foster impromptu meetings? After watching how your
employees work, make small investments within what environment is popular
and working for your end users.

Examples of offices using both of those simple changes:

Natural Light Leverage:
This BOLD client wanted every employee to have a chance to see daylight. End
result: private and non‐private working spaces created around windows.


Utilizing and investing in “most used” practices:
This BOLD client knew their employee’s needed “I” working space but discovered
they are highly collaborative. End result: benching workstations with lower height
furniture and lots of break out areas for teams to freely utilize.

This is just the beginning of sharing from us here at BOLD. We are excited to have
this corner of the internet as a place to connect with YOU!! Thanks for stopping
by and be sure to visit often.

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