August 20, 2020

Let’s get your to-do list to-done!

Let’s get your to-do list to-done! The to-do list is a mainstay of the work day. Neurologists say it’s important to make lists. It clears your […]
August 3, 2020

Want a healthy workplace? Clean your __ __ __!

In speaking with our customers it’s clear that everyone is more concerned than before about keeping their workplace clean. Everyone wants to be as germ-free as possible, but many of the products we depend on for de-germing are hard to come by. So what do you do? Well, we would say, “Don’t panic.”
July 17, 2020

Why you should invest in a new home office chair NOW

Remember March? It was going to be such a fun month. The Illini were going to make a long run in the tournament. Opening day for the Cards and Cubs was just around the corner. We were going to drink green beer in a crowded bar full of strangers. Ah, the good ol’ days. Next thing you knew, you were working from home from your dining room table. Maybe you borrowed a couple pillows from your living room to make those oak dining chairs more comfortable (why are there 18 pillows on your sofa anyway?). Maybe you just struggled through it. Or maybe you even bought an inexpensive chair from a big box. Regardless of how you’ve been coping with your seating situation so far, here are some reasons why now might be a good time to consider investing in a new home office chair.
June 8, 2020
Do you have a reopening plan?

Do you have a reopening plan? Five questions to get you started

Do you have a reopening plan? Five questions to get you started It looks like Central Illinois is on track for a gradual reopening of most […]
May 12, 2020

Let’s make your new day at work great

Let’s make your new day at work great During Illinois’ stay-at-home order, we’ve been hard at work finding solutions to help you get back to work. […]
October 7, 2019
Sneaky Savings

Sneaky Savings Vol 3: Save Big with Better Hygiene

Sneaky savings We’ve all been there. You need to cut down on expenses so you switch up your supplies to save on what you buy most. […]
September 13, 2019
Sneaky Savings

Sneaky Savings Vol 2: Change your coffee (without really changing)

Sneaky savings We’ve all been there. You need to cut down on expenses so you switch up your supplies to save on what you buy most. […]
July 25, 2019
Sneaky Savings

Sneaky Savings Vol 1: Cut Back on Restroom Consumables

Sneaky savings We’ve all been there. You need to cut down on expenses so you switch up your supplies to save on what you buy most. […]
July 18, 2019

Save 95 minutes a week…from your restroom

Save 95 minutes a week…from your restroom Yes. You read that right. Making a few small changes in your restroom can give you back up to […]
June 19, 2019

Sneak in some meeting space

Sneak in some meeting space “Where are we meeting?” It’s a question you hear over and over again at work, in offices both big and small. […]
June 6, 2019

You Asked. We Answered: How to Oil Your Shredder

Oiling your shredder can add years to its life, and it's actually incredibly easy. In fact, we can show you how to do it in just under 30 seconds.
April 30, 2019

Are You Prepared for Spring Showers? Eight Tips for a Safer, Drier Office

Yesterday’s downpour might be the best sign yet that spring has really come to central Illinois. If spring holds true to pattern, it won’t be the last storm we’ll see. That's why we’re sharing a few tips on getting your business ready to brave any storm that comes our way.
February 18, 2019

You’re Getting Warmer! Three Tips for Outsmarting the Office Chill

Oh, February. It’s central Illinois’ most confusing month. Freezing rain and snow one day, spring temperatures the next. Is it just us or does there seem to be a bit of a chill in the air even on those warmer days? (Can heaters get confused?) For those of you who have spent most of your morning dreaming of warmer temperatures, the kind that stick around for more than a day, we’ve put together these tricky tips for sneaking a little extra warmth to your work space. Worried you won’t be able to get the purchases approved? We’ve even provided some additional arguments for why you might need these items – just in case “But I’m cold” isn’t enough.
March 19, 2018

Rogards Announces Move to New Location

Rogards will relocate into a 14,400 square foot office, showroom, and warehouse space being constructed by The Atkins Group as part of their Prism Warehouse development. As part of the move, Rogards plans a heavy emphasis on using the new space for a furniture showroom, a project that was already underway in the current location.
August 1, 2017

Come Together: Three Fun Ideas for Creating Collaborative Spaces

Teamwork makes the dream work, am I right? We’ve seen for a number of years the “open office” trend that involves lowering panel heights (or removing panels all together) and encouraging collaboration amongst employees. So now that more employees are collaborating and working together across departments and teams, companies are realizing that they frequently need to hold small, impromptu meetings throughout the day.
July 18, 2017

Take a Stand … For Comfort

By now, you’ve likely heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking.” I’m not sure I would personally go that far, but 7 out of 10 office workers do report experiencing some back pain while sitting at their desks.
July 5, 2017

Does Your Office Need a Cone of Silence?

Business owners and managers have found that the open office environment (or really any cubicle environment regardless of the height of the panels) leaves employees feeling like they have absolutely no privacy – because they don’t! Even workers whose jobs rely on a heavy amount of collaboration with their colleagues need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the office from time to time.
May 19, 2017

Help Young Children and Families Build Literacy and Prepare for Kindergarten

In conjunction with their annual Day of Action book drive, the United Way of Champaign County is collecting items for their Read. Talk. Play. EVERY DAY kits. These kits help parents and young children love to read and learn together. Rogards is happy to be supporting this campaign to encourage kindergarten readiness and early literacy by donating items needed to make up the kits, and we would like to invite you to help us help the United Way.
January 9, 2017

New Year. New Desk.

A new year has started and it looks like everyone is trying to get organized. Almost every magazine or website you come across is writing about clearing clutter and cleaning out your files. The problem? They all seem to think that organization is one size fits all. Everyone has a system that works for them – an organizational personality. We say stick with it. With a few small tweaks you can get organized now and stay that way all year long, no matter what style you prefer
August 23, 2016

Ownership Change for Rogards

When Rogards opened for business on Monday, August 1, it only had one owner instead of the three owners it has had for the past five years. Chad and Catherine Hoffman have made the decision to sell their shares of the 110 year old company to their business partner, Tonya Horn.
June 16, 2016

Be Smart About Safety

When was the last time you thought about the safety procedures around your office? We know! It’s not the most exciting topic. Planning for birthday parties is fun. Planning for safety emergencies is not. Besides, we’re all adults, not school kids running round with scissors. We’re all careful around the office, right? The truth is that accidents can happen, even if you have the most mature, well-behaved staff in the world. That’s why we’re so thankful that June is National Safety Month. It’s a great reminder to take a look around you with a critical eye to see if there are any changes or improvements you can implement to make your office a safer place for everyone.
April 29, 2016

Community Day: Supporting the Organizations That Support Our Community

Throughout the year, we collect supplies that for one reason or another can’t be returned or resold. On Community Day, we invite employees from local not-for-profit organizations into our store to “shop” these supplies free of charge. It’s a small thing that we can do to help these organizations do more. As our friends at the United Way have said, “When non-profits don't spend money on supplies, they can put the dollars they save back into their programming – helping them achieve their mission and help more people.”
February 25, 2016

Are You Shredding Your Budget?

At first glance, shredding services can seem to be cheaper than buying a shredder. If you really crunch the numbers though, you’ll find that buying a shredder can be the better choice over the long run. A shredder is a one-time investment with limited upkeep. A good commercial grade shredder should last 5 years or more. All you’ll really need is the occasional bottle of shredder oil to keep it running. Hiring a service is an ongoing expense – an expense that can rise each year.
February 12, 2016

Give Your Chair a Break

In recent years, we’ve started to take a look at the toll all that sitting takes on your body – from sore backs and stiff necks to numb legs and that sleepy feeling you get towards the end of the day.There's no reason you should put up with back pain or settle for sluggishness in the office. Take a stand for increased comfort with sit-to-stand desking.