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October 01, 2018

Escaping Away to Margaritaville!
Sun. Sand. Tacos. Drinks.

While some people were pulling out their sweaters and scarves for fall, we hit the shore for our annual beach party to celebrate our talented team and continued growth! Three hundred employees from Buena Park and Cypress spent the day enjoying perfect weather and beach games in addition to a gourmet taco bar, full dance floor and photobooth to capture all the fun. This year, we even made the party a coast-to-coast affair with our team in Tampa who had a beach party of their own.

Exemplis at the beach was the perfect way to cap off the summer!

August 15, 2018

Hello Nano™
Four shapes. Endless possibilities. All the reasons to celebrate!

Our new, uniquely designed and easy-to-spec modular collection launched this month and we couldn’t contain our excitement. Nano is made up of four curated, comfortable pieces that fit together seamlessly to create whatever shape you need. They can work as standalone pieces or be put together to create thousands of configurations; Nano is truly easy from every angle.

Our entire team has worked diligently for months to design, engineer and bring this collection to life, so it only felt right to take a moment to celebrate. On launch day, everyone got a chance to see the Nano collection up close, play with its configurations and test out how comfortable the line is. To top it off, we toasted with champagne and custom cookie shots filled with a choice of vanilla cream, coconut coffee, cold brew or chocolate milk. The cookies even featured Nano configuration options printed on them (how cool is that?). Our team is excited to see how the Nano helps our customers design the space of their dreams. We hope you love it as much as we do!

July 23, 2018

A Week of Learning!

During the week of July 23rd – July 27th, we hosted our annual Learning Fair! This year, we held fifteen courses and four learning tracks for endless discovery and growth within our talented team members.

The focus of this year’s Learning Fair was to equip our team with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to thrive in our rapidly changing and growing business. With more products to be released this year than ever before – especially with the addition of our new Symmetry line - we’ve been experiencing exponential growth and exciting change. Our four learning tracks for this year focused on Innovation, Resiliency, Communication/Collaboration and Business Acumen, with courses taught by our functional leaders and HR team, wellness coaches and a guest keynote speaker!

Highlights from the week included meditation in the courtyard, lunch time yoga, an interactive teamwork game…and so much more!

June 29, 2018

Bring Your Dog to Work Day
Life is Better with Dogs


The majority of our team consider themselves animal lovers, so it seemed only fitting that we celebrated Bring Your Dog to Work Day with some furry friends! We enlisted the assistance of the SPCA PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) to help us bring dogs to our Cypress office. The SPCA PAWS program is a group of volunteers who bring therapy dogs to visit schools, after school programs, college campuses, hospitals and corporate settings like ours!

We had a wide variety of dogs visit us - Buddy the Basset Hound, Rosie the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Edgar the Golden Retriever, Oliver the Dalmatian and Bentley the Standard Poodle! Our team spent a few hours cuddling, laughing and getting coated in dog hair while the dogs enjoyed belly rubs, head scratches and lots of praise.

The saying, “Happiness is a warm puppy” definitely rang true for us on Bring Your Dog to Work Day!

May 30, 2018

Taking Team Spirit to the Next Level
When I say team, you say spirit!

We often talk about our company being like a team. We come to work, strap on our figurative gear and work our hardest to win. That collaborative energy is a big part of our continued success and we love to take any opportunity we can to promote the “team first” environment. When we realized the MLB, MLS, NHL and NBA were all playing on the same day, it seemed only fitting to have a team spirit day at all our locations! Our team members showed pride for their favorite professional and collegiate teams with jerseys, hats, socks, scarves and even a cheese head sombrero! It was a fun day seeing the variety of fan gear on display as well as the comradery and competition that blossomed. While we might not cheer on the same MLB, MLS, NHL or NBA teams, one thing is certain… we all cheer for the Exemplis team!

April 27, 2018

A Chair Fit for a Hero.
A hero's farewell for one of our very own team members!

This past week we said "see you later" to one of our Exemplis team members who is being deployed with the Army National Guard. It seemed only fitting to send her off with an epic surprise that included cake, toy soldiers and one special chair! 

When we found out that one of our very own Exemplis team members was being deployed, we wanted to create something that was true to our company and honored her service. We came up with the Hero’s Chair, which serves as the ultimate THANK YOU to our Exemplis team members who choose to serve our country in the military. While our team member is deployed, this chair will remain at her desk as a symbol of our support, respect and admiration. Once our hero returns from deployment, she will sign the back of the chair to forever signify her sacrifice and our appreciation. This chair will live on for future service members who join our team and serve their country.

On her last day before deployment, we surprised her with the chair, a signed picture, a patriotic cake and small toy soldiers for everyone to place on their desks as a sign of unity with her.

Our final promise to our hero before her deployment, “we will save you a seat.”

March 16, 2018

Irish for the day!
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night!

We consider ourselves pretty lucky, so it was fitting that our team all became a little more Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We started the day with Irish beer in our showroom. No cup of beer is complete without a snack to accompany it, so we brought in savory pies from Pie Not in Costa Mesa. From shepherd’s pie to vegan bites, our team enjoyed a plethora of tasty treats. In the afternoon we indulged in an ice cream sundae bar, complete with 6 ice cream flavors, and all the fixings – Oreos®, waffle cones, chocolate chips and Bailey’s Irish Cream. It was a day filled with laughter, luck and light-hearted fun!We consider ourselves pretty lucky, so it was fitting that our team all became a little more Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We started the day with Irish beer in our showroom. No cup of beer is complete without a snack to accompany it, so we brought in savory pies from Pie Not in Costa Mesa. From shepherd’s pie to vegan bites, our team enjoyed a plethora of tasty treats. In the afternoon we indulged in an ice cream sundae bar, complete with 6 ice cream flavors, and all the fixings – Oreos®, waffle cones, chocolate chips and Bailey’s Irish Cream. It was a day filled with laughter, luck and light-hearted fun!

February 07, 2018

We’re Feeling 22!
Two decades (and millions of chairs) later, we are still growing as a leader in customized seating. This kind of accomplishment calls for a celebration!

At the beginning of February, we celebrated our 22nd birthday! In 1996, Exemplis started with just 3 employees, a fax machine and a bell that was rung every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Fast forward to today, we are now a 900+ person team, shipping thousands of custom-designed chairs a day and experiencing explosive growth every year.

For our 22nd birthday we decided to throw it back to the 90s with funfetti cake, balloon artwork and champagne. Our teams in Cypress, California, Buena Park, California and Mexico all celebrated the hard work, dedication and innovation of the last 22 years. Beyond the sugar rush and Instagram worthy balloon art, this celebration served as a big thank you to our teams for their commitment and talent – cheers to another 22 years!

January 19, 2018

On your Mark, Get Set, Asockinate!
Our competitive spirit came out in full force with a game of Asockination.

A new year = new fun! This week we played the game of Asockination in both Cypress and Buena Park. The goal of the game was to hit your assigned target with custom Exemplis socks. Once you hit your target, your new target became your target's target. We started the week with 50 people signed up in Cypress and 22 signed up in Buena Park.

Monday was an eventful day with 22 people in Cypress and 10 people in Buena Park being eliminated. We had asockinations take place outside conference rooms, in break rooms, just outside restrooms, in the stairwells and even in the parking lot!

On Tuesday, we crowned our winner in Buena Park and narrowed our Cypress players down to just 6! Alliances were formed to lure targets out of safe zones and a few chases took place around the second floor!

Wednesday was a day of pure strategy that resulted in two people in Cypress being eliminated. That left us with just four players – all from our Digital IT team. Instead of turning on each other, they decided to declare a winner with an epic sock duel.

At high noon on Thursday, our finalists brought their socks and courage to the duel. Each player hid in a corner of the building and on “Go” ran to locate their target. In a mere 2 minutes, we had our winner!

After a week full of sneaking, scheming, surprising and asockinating, we crowned our winners and had ample amounts of fun!

December 11, 2017

Hooray, We’re a Top Workplace!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register!

While we’ve known for years how wonderful Exemplis is, it’s an honor to receive external validation. We work incredibly hard to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers and this award is a testament to our teamwork, commitment to our mission and our core values.

Teamwork

At Exemplis, we are lucky to work with some of the smartest, kindest and most hardworking people. We come from diverse backgrounds that allow us to bring some of the most innovative ideas to the table.

With just 3 employees, a fax machine and a bell that was rung every time a chair came down the conveyor belt, it was a humble start to what is now our 900+ team with showrooms in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. It's amazing to see how far we've come. Today, we ship thousands of custom-designed chairs a day, experience explosive growth every year and our team continues to grow by the minute.

Commitment to our Mission

We were founded in 1996 on one simple principle: when it comes to our customers, instant gratification is never overrated. Our brands were created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. No matter the role an employee plays inside the organization, we are all linked to the same mission.

Core Values

We live and breathe our 9 core values: Honesty, Accountability, Results Oriented, Communication, Professional, Positive Attitude, Creative Problem Solving, Selflessness, Judgment, and Flexibility + Adaptability. Want to learn more about what those values mean to us? Learn more here!

We are thrilled to join an elite list of companies in Orange County who are doing great things in business and for their teams. Now it’s time to celebrate!While we’ve known for years how wonderful Exemplis is, it’s an honor to receive external validation. We work incredibly hard to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers and this award is a testament to our teamwork, commitment to our mission and our core values.

Teamwork

At Exemplis, we are lucky to work with some of the smartest, kindest and most hardworking people. We come from diverse backgrounds that allow us to bring some of the most innovative ideas to the table.

With just 3 employees, a fax machine and a bell that was rung every time a chair came down the conveyor belt, it was a humble start to what is now our 900+ team with showrooms in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. It's amazing to see how far we've come. Today, we ship thousands of custom-designed chairs a day, experience explosive growth every year and our team continues to grow by the minute.

Commitment to our Mission

We were founded in 1996 on one simple principle: when it comes to our customers, instant gratification is never overrated. Our brands were created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. No matter the role an employee plays inside the organization, we are all linked to the same mission.

Core Values

We live and breathe our 9 core values: Honesty, Accountability, Results Oriented, Communication, Professional, Positive Attitude, Creative Problem Solving, Selflessness, Judgment, and Flexibility + Adaptability. Want to learn more about what those values mean to us? Learn more here!

We are thrilled to join an elite list of companies in Orange County who are doing great things in business and for their teams. Now it’s time to celebrate!

November 17, 2017

A Week of Giving
Tis the season for giving back!

We spent the week of November 13 – 17th giving to animals, families in need, service members and first responders through our Week of Giving campaign.

Every day our team gives their talents, energy and creativity to the work they do. As we enter the holiday season, we wanted to band together to use that creativity, talent and energy to spread good in our community.

We started the week with our de-stressing dog friends from the SPCA. We sent them home with lots of love and plenty of donations for shelter animals. Tuesday was focused on Soles for Souls. Our team rallied to donate 100+ pairs of shoes to families in need. On Wednesday, we took a few minutes out of our day to write a card to an active duty military member, new recruit, veteran and/or first responder. 120+ cards were sent out from our Exemplis team! Thursday was all about Toys for Tots – our annual drive to collect toys for kids in need this holiday season.  On Friday, it was time to give thanks to our own team with a Thanksgiving lunch.

Whether it is a card to a soldier who will spend Christmas overseas or a warm blanket for an animal spending the holidays in a shelter, we loved spreading good through giving!We spent the week of November 13 – 17th giving to animals, families in need, service members and first responders through our Week of Giving campaign.

Every day our team gives their talents, energy and creativity to the work they do. As we enter the holiday season, we wanted to band together to use that creativity, talent and energy to spread good in our community.

We started the week with our de-stressing dog friends from the SPCA. We sent them home with lots of love and plenty of donations for shelter animals. Tuesday was focused on Soles for Souls. Our team rallied to donate 100+ pairs of shoes to families in need. On Wednesday, we took a few minutes out of our day to write a card to an active duty military member, new recruit, veteran and/or first responder. 120+ cards were sent out from our Exemplis team! Thursday was all about Toys for Tots – our annual drive to collect toys for kids in need this holiday season.  On Friday, it was time to give thanks to our own team with a Thanksgiving lunch. 

Whether it is a card to a soldier who will spend Christmas overseas or a warm blanket for an animal spending the holidays in a shelter, we loved spreading good through giving!

October 31, 2017

Pumpkins, Skeletons, Mario Kart, Oh My!
It was a Spooktacular Halloween at Exemplis

At Exemplis, we take Halloween seriously. From pumpkin carving to costume contests and cubicle decorating, we love to give our team a chance to show off their creativity. This Halloween started with a scramble to put last minute touches on cubicle decorations, then we moved to our showroom to start our costume parade and get our first glimpse at the pumpkin carving masterpieces. We capped off our festive day with a pizza lunch where we announced our winners. The competition was fierce in all three categories and the Halloween spirit was in full swing, but our judges thought a few stand-out performers reigned supreme:

1st place Pumpkin Carving – Skeleton in a Chair (Product Engineering)

1st place Group and Individual Costume – Mario & Friends (Marketing) and Michael Jackson circa Thriller (Monique, Account Payable)

1st place Cubicle Decorating – Mario Kart (Marketing)

From spook to splendor, our team really knows how to celebrate Halloween. Cheers to another year of spook and splendor!

 

September 22, 2017

Sun, Sand and Seats!
Exemplis Heads to the Beach!

The end of summer means it is time to have a company picnic to celebrate our big wins and hard work. “Company picnic” usually means park BBQs, bounce houses and checkered cloth picnic tables. Of course, we don’t subscribe to doing anything typical, so we decided to go quintessential California with a beach party!  Our team was treated to an afternoon of sun, sand and games. We had the opportunity to climb a rock wall, capture funny faces in a VW bus photo booth, play sports, eat delicious Hawaiian BBQ, indulge in hand-dipped ice cream bars, dance with our toes in the sand and spend quality time with 300 of our team members from both Buena Park and Cypress.

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day to have Exemplis at the beach!

 

 

August 21, 2017

Pups + Friday = Best. Day. Ever!
The best cure for a busy work week are four-legged friends!

The best cure for a busy work week are four-legged friends!

Summer is one of our busiest seasons and our office has been bustling. On August 18th, we brought in some furry friends to provide fun and relaxation to our team. Gracious volunteers from the PAWS program of OCSPCA brought five fantastic therapy dogs – Tsu Ling the Shih Tsu, Buck the cream Golden Retriever, Oliver the Dalmatian, Betty the Newfoundland and Joey the Golden Retriever.

Our team loved being able to cuddle with the dogs and spend a few minutes de-stressing from a busy week. It’s safe to say, our five furry friends are now honorary members of the Exemplis team!

July 17, 2017

Re-launched websites make a decadent debut
Sitonit.net, ChairBuilder.com and Ideondesign.com get a sweet makeover

On July 12th, we launched new versions of our SitOnIt Seating, ChairBuilder and IDEON websites. This was accomplished by our Digital IT, Creative, Marketing and IT Operations teams who have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ensure all three revamped websites represent the innovation, customization and modernization of our products. This kind of hard work definitely merited a celebratory treat!

As a surprise to the team that worked on this project, we had three custom cakes created with images of the new home pages in the center. Surrounding the images were the names of each person who worked on the project. At Exemplis, we always subscribe to the rule that cake is best served with champagne, so we topped off the celebration with a champagne toast.

There’s nothing better than commemorating milestones as sweet as this one!

June 12, 2017

Neocon Comes to Cypress!
A Chicago classic comes to Cypress

Neocon is one of the most important events of the year for the commercial design industry. This year, our Neocon theme was “Color Outside the Lines” and our Chicago Showroom provoked everyone to think outside the proverbial 'office chair' box. While many of our team members were at Neocon showing off all new and improved products, our Cypress location was indulging in our own version of Neocon.

On Monday, we started with goodie bags full of chair shaped stress balls and custom M&Ms. We live streamed coverage of our Chicago Showroom throughout our offices, which allowed our team in Cypress to feel as if they’d made the trek to Chicago themselves. On Tuesday, we had a friendly competition to name famous Chicago landmarks. The winners won a Chicago tradition, Garrett’s Popcorn. We ended Neocon on a sweet note on Wednesday with ice-cream sandwiches built to order (just like our chairs).

It was a delight to be able to celebrate our successes together in-person and virtually. We can’t wait for Neocon 2018!

April 27, 2017

Spring Break at Exemplis
What’s a week long, full of fun and ends with margaritas? Spring Break!

Recently, we enjoyed our version of Spring Break with a different vacation destination every day. Our first stop was the islands of Hawaii, complete with welcome leis in the morning and tropical snacks in the afternoon. On Tuesday, we indulged in a Las Vegas theme and Lady Luck treated a few of our team members to big winnings! On Wednesday, we took a step back in time for Miami Vice, where 80s sunglasses and surprise car chases ensued! Thursday we “chilled” with a snow day; snow cones were a welcome treat in the midst of the Orange County spring weather. Our Friday finale included an afternoon fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. Tacos, margaritas and a churro bar topped off a fun week of Spring Break for our team!

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