Celebrating our Top 10 of 2021

The 2021 BF+C babies

1. Our Growing Family

What a year of growth for our team:

10 New employees

4 internships

7 promotions

and a bundle of beautiful bouncing Business Furniture babies born! 

MINDSET opens in February 2021.

2. MINDSET Opening

BF+C opens the first ancillary-focused showroom in the country in robust downtown Fishers.

The 3,700 sq. foot innovative space features high design from our partners at Steelcase. FLOS, West Elm, Mooi, and so much more.

MINDSET makes the cover story

3. MINDSET Makes Front Page News 

MINDSET showroom is featured on the cover of Haven magazine focused on bringing businesses back to something better post-Covid.

Thousands of articles hit the newsstands throughout the community.

Two Chicks and a Hammer team pose at MINDSET.

4. Two Chicks and a Hammer

Business Furniture is partnering with the Indianapolis-based TV show, Two Chicks, and a Hammer to design their office space with some breathtaking furniture that meets the needs of their culture.

Stay tuned to see the project come to life next year!

Views of newly opened Round Room

5. Round Room Opens

One of our favorite projects of 2021 is the newly renovated 190,00 sq ft. headquarters located in Fishers opens doors focused on spaces for collaboration and community-based culture full of energy and fun. 

Education Summit Welcomes K-12 Leaders

6. Education Summit

K-12 education spaces were on full display with a month-long takeover featuring CEU opportunities and speakers highlighting the future of the classroom. Partners at NorvaNivel and Steelcase made learning fun and beautiful for guests. 

Business Furniture Team Celebrates in Dayton

7. BizWomen in Dayton

The BF+C team in Dayton, Ohio, partnered with the Dayton Business Journal to celebrate the top women in business! BF+C is anxious to receive WBE status in Ohio next year! Our historic Avant Gard showroom, located off Third Street, made for the perfect setting. 

Elements Financial Welcomes Teams Back to Better

8. Choreo Brings Teams Back to Better

Our change management team worked with Elements Financial to create a space that matched their culture. Out with the old and bright colors, light, and spaces for easy conversations. Teams were welcomed back to better after a long year of working from home. 

9. Andretti Car Leads Indy 500

An exciting moment as the Andretti car led the Indianapolis 500 race this year. Cheers to the Andretti team, a proud partner, as our Business Furniture logo went flying by on the track.

We can’t wait to see what the 2022 race year will hold. 

10. Woman-Owned Business 

Business Furniture was recently recognized as an official certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the City of Indianapolis and Indiana.

Suzanne Bentley and Mary Beth Oakes are proud to represent and mentor female industry leaders. 

Reflecting on our year, while planning for the future

We are celebrating our top 10 of 2021.

It’s my favorite time of year, a time to reflect and see how far we’ve come while feeling deep gratitude for all we’ve learned along the way. Next year is a big year for us here at Business Furniture as we prepare to celebrate our 100th year in business, and we’re honored to be here with you. 

Thank you for being part of our story, and cheers to our next chapter together. 

Mary Beth Oakes

CEO and Owner of Business Furniture

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