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The Amerimar Business Center and its staff have not only delivered, but exceeded on all expectations and agreements. Important business issues, such as office networking hardware, complex telephone interfacing and leased or purchased furniture were expeditiously handled with efficiency and courtesy. What distinguishes Amerimar Business Centers from other executive suite providers is this incredibly delicate balance that has been established and maintained between staff and tenant.

Paul A. Gilley
Resident VP
Government Relations Norfolk Southern Corporation

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Why Shouldn't Your Office Feel Like Home?

Posted on: Friday, November 7, 2014

By: Karla Page

You spend 40 hours (or more) in your office. That is likely much more than you do in your own living room! Therefore, why not spruce that place up a bit? If you just add a few items, your office can be your sanctuary in no time!

  • Add plants, pictures of the outdoors, fish tanks, and waterfalls - Studies have actually shown that surrounding ourselves with nature and wildlife will boost our moods, as well as help us live longer!
  • Add pillows, rugs, and throw blankets - Having soft textures will create a relaxing and cozier atmosphere.
  • Incorporate bright colors! Bright colors are automatic mood lifters, and are great for alertness! The color blue is supposed to inspire you and the color red is known to help you focus.
  • Add lighting. Bring in a small desk lamp & tall floor lamps. This will lessen the use of harsh fluorescent lighting and also allow you to create different lighting schemes when needed. Ex: have a dim light you can turn on when you want to just close your eyes and clear you head for a minute, or two, or your lunch hour!
  • Play low classical music or sounds of nature. This will drown out office and equipment noise.
  • Hang inspirational, motivating, and uplifting signage and artwork. Ex: Words like smile, serenity, etc.
  • Have pictures of family and friends – Friendly, familiar faces will be comforting.

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These are just some ideas to get you started. Be creative and put your own personal touch into your workspace. It is amazing what just a few simple changes can do to the overall ambiance of a room!

 

 

I welcome and encourage feedback. Just click on the title of the blog that you are intersted in and a comment box will appear. Thank you and be sure to check back often!

 

Karla Page

Amerimar Business Centers

101 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

kpage@amerimar.com     

Learn to Enjoy Your Commute to the Office!

Posted on: Friday, October 24, 2014

By: Karla Page

Your drive to and from work does not have to be a negative experience. In fact, this can be one of your favorite times of the day if you approach it in a different manner! I would like to share some tips and tricks that I use daily in order to enjoy my long commutes.

  1. Make your lunch ahead! Not only will this save you time in the mornings, but you will most likely make smarter meal choices when you are not in a hurry.
  2. Leave earlier- ok this one is a given, but it is true!
  3. Carpool – if this is an option… take it! This gives you more social time!
  4. Make your vehicle your personal spa!
    • Use soothing and relaxing aromatherapy sprays
    • Use a seat massager
    • Play classical music or sounds of nature
  5. Practice calming breathing techniques- Ex: deep breaths while counting backwards from 10 (or 100 if it is that kind of a day!)
  6. Practice mindfulness – Observe and take in your surroundings. Point out the beautiful things that the outdoors has to offer. This could be anything from colorful leaves to street lights at night! Whatever visually stimulates you!
  7. Sing! This releases those delightful endorphins that I like to refer to as happy hormones. J
  8. Books on CD – Why not learn something new during this free time?
  9. Get work done! Perhaps you have an upcoming presentation that you could practice?
  10. Talk to friends and family (hands free of course!) You can use this time to catch up or stay in touch!
  11. Unplug! Maybe chatting isn’t your style. Take this time to completely disconnect from the chaos of life!
  12. Snack – Bring crunchy veggies or fruits along – This will ensure you get some healthy foods each day, as well as keep you from running people over to get home for dinner sooner!

I welcome and encourage feedback.  Just click on the title of the blog you would like to respond to and a comment box will appear below. 

Karla Page

Amerimar Business Centers

101 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

kpage@amerimar.com

Thanksgiving Made Easy

Posted on: Friday, October 17, 2014

By: Karla Page

 

I am a woman who loves to plan and strategize (there are probably many others like me I am sure). I absolutely love to cook and host events, but I do not enjoy working under pressure!  Over the last few years, I have come up with ways to take the stress out of hosting Thanksgiving. This allows me to leisurely prepare and put my own touch on all of my favorite family recipes and traditions. Anyone can follow this timeline, which begins about a month ahead of our beloved turkey day (or any other big event you may be planning).

 

30 days ahead

  • Plan theme (Ex: Fall harvest, foliage, turkeys, etc.)
  • Create a menu
  • Plan decor
  • Send out invitations

3 weeks ahead

  • Decide on a serving style -buffet vs. sit down
  • Plan all equipment and utensils needed

2 weeks ahead

  • Plan for stay over guests - towels, blankets, etc.
  • Buy nonperishables for anything that can made ahead

1 week ahead

  • Clean house
  • Prep guest areas

Weekend before

  • Start defrosting frozen turkey (if needed)
  • Make any dishes ahead possible (Ex: cranberry sauce)           
  • 2-3 days ahead
  • Make other dishes

Day before

  • Bake pies, sides etc.
  • Brine turkey
  • Set tables, chairs, and décor

Morning of event

  • Cook turkey
  • Chill wines & setup bar
  • Make remaining items (dinner rolls and coffee last)
  • Dress salads just before serving time

SERVE AND ENJOY! 

 

I welcome and encourage feedback.  Just click on the title of the blog you would like to respond to and a comment box will appear below. 

 

Karla Page

Amerimar Business Centers

101 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

kpage@amerimar.com

 

Summer Time = Social Time!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

By: Karla Page

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